FIVE armed bushrangers have been infesting
the Yass district for the last two months;
they have robbed successively drays, horse- men, and stations, and even had the temerity to bail up, and rob of a considerable sum, Mr. Anidrews, the postmaster and innkeeper at
Gundagai, and although the leader was wounded by one of his neighbours who came
to the rescue, they got off wit their booty.
Within the last few days they took a horse- man off the road into the bush to rob him, but
he seeing n chance of escape galloped off,
when they fired three shots at him, but fortu-
nately without effect. Our spirited Commis- sioner Bickham was with his mounted police
and black fellow, on their track within five
hours, and it is hoped he will succeed in cap- taring them. What protection will the set-
tlers have if this force is disbanded now that the Police Magistrate's salary is disallowed? for the constabulary generally manage to let
the bushrangers escape after the mounted police have taken them.