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ARMIDALE.-Tho Quarter Sessions were opened before Judgo White, Michael Augus- tus O'Brien was charged with stealing, and on a second count with rccoiving a mare,
the property of Peter Murray, at Kentucky,' In February last. Tho accusod pleaded guilty to belling the animal, but afterwards altered his plea of not guilty. The c.ibe
lasted till lato In the evening, when the ne-1
cused was found guilty. Ho was sentenced to nine mouths' imprisonment, to bo reduced to six month3 if accused mudo restitution of
TAMWORTH.-At the Court of Quarter Ses- ' slons, held at Tamworth, before JUÍTO White j (Mr. R. J. Browning, Crown Prosecutor), I James Dixon, charged with Indecent assault
at Werris Creek on July 20 last, waa found guilty and sentenced to 12 months' hard labour in Grafton Gaol. Herbert Robert Stewart pleaded guilty to assaulting and robbing Wil- liam Heffernan at Tamworth on August 8. Robert Stewart and John Turner plea'dcd guilty to charges of receiving in conuottfon with tho same occurrence. Mr. A. J. Creagh appeared for tho accused, norbert Robert Stew ait waB sentenced to 15 months' imprisonment in Goul- burn Gaol, and Robert Stewart and John Tur- ner to 12 montliB, tho sentence" to date from August 10 ldbt, Thomas Alfred Slcppel Pleaded guilty to having stolen tbreo helfeir,, the .property of Keith Percy Wright at or noar Dungowan on August 19. Mr. A, J. Croagh appeared for tho accused, who was sentenced to IS months' hard labour, the sentence to bo suspended upon his entering into recognisances to bo of good behaviour for IS months, tho cattle to bo returned to their owner. William Kim pleaded guilty to having falsely sworn at Walcha on April 7, and that the deposition made by him on March 22 was not true. Mr. R. ,J. O'Hallorao appeared tor tho accused, who was sentenced to 12 months' hard labour In Goulburn Gaol. The sentence was sus- pended upon his ontcrlng recognisances to bo of good behaviour tor 12 months. Ernost Lacecelles pleaded not guilty to a charge of
Indecent assault at Manilla on May 27. Mr. i R J. O'Halloran appeared for tho defendant. Tho Jury relurned a verdict of not guilty.
I BOWRAVILLK,¿-Mr. Harry M'Gearey, postal
assistant, who has been promoted to Rand- wick post-ofilce, wa3 presented witb a suit-case at a representativo gathering of townspeople. Mr. C. J. M'Rae, president of the cotncil of tha Primary Pioduccrs' Association, addressed a meeting here on Saturday regarding tho in creaso in tho membership fee-from 12/ to £1 per annum. The meeting unanimously re- solved to pay the higher fee. Mr. M'ltae strongly urged farmers to stick together and co-operate, otherwise they would be ostracis- ed.-Mr. T. C. Johnston, a respected resident of Congarinni, died on Saturday. .Ho was 46 years of ago, and leaves a widow and three
children. ' .
COOMA.-Tho tender of Ramsay Sharp and Company, of Sydney, hag been accepted by the Cooma Municipal Council for the installation and supply of machinory for the electric light- ing scheme amounting to £7732. It Is ex- pected that the work will shortly bo com- menced. Tho council accorded tho Mayor, Alderman F. Blaxland, a vote of thanks and appreciation for his efforts in advancing the scheme. A request by tho Yass Council for co-operation in urging tho extension of tho railway from Yass-Canborra to Jervis Bay was acceded to. It was also decided to urgo.tho opening of a port at Jervis Bay.
| COOTAMUNDRA.-Stratton's will closo on
Saturday next, a step which the company Is forced to tako owing to the accumulated stocks of bran and pollard brought about by the high prices fixed by the Stato Wheat Board. Forty' mon will be thrown out of em-
CULCAIRN.-The funeral took place during tho week of Mr.-George Hartley, a well-known resident of Culcairn. The deccasod had been ailing for soma time, and ¡caves a wita and eight young children.-Mr. Stapleton, of To- cumwal, has been appointed postmaster at Culcairn, in succession to Mr. Hayward, who goes to Thirroul.-The district superintendent and officers of the Railway Department aro making an inspection of Culcairn, and tho i branch lines from Culcairn to " .Holbrook,
Corowa, and Rand. .
COFF'S HARBOUR.-At tho meeting of the shareholders of tho Woolgoolga butter factory, held at Woolgoolga, tho action of the directors in selecting Mrs. Baker's land at tho jetty was ondorsed. A start will be mado with the factory shortly.-Mr. A. Wood, of Bel- lingen, was here last week seeking support for tho Macleay Co-operatlvo Steamship Com- pany. Ho also visited Coramba and Dorrigo. , Ho got good promises of support. It is pro- posed to run a steamer to Coffs Harbour weekly,-¿Mr. A. L. Walsh left for Queons
land on friday lor a stay 01 six montos. _ioi has obtained leave of absence from the direc- tors of the butter factory, but ho is resigning
the presidency of the School of Arts.-Father' Van Rell returned hero after attending the
conforcnco at Lismore. Ho afterwards re- , ceived news of the death of his brother, Father Bernard Van Roll.
GOSFORD.-At the Inquiry held by the dis-
trict coroner, Mr. W. E. Kirkness, regarding the death of Cecil T. Pike, who was knocked down and killed by a passenger train in the Woy Woy tunnel, a verdict of accidental death. was returned. The coroner remarked that
there was no evidence of any negligence on the part of the train officials. Deceased was employed in the railway workshops at Ryde, and was 22-years of age.-At the last meeting of the shire council an amendment of the exist- ing boundaries was approved, increasing the ridings from six to seven.- Lady Fuller has accepted an invitation to open the wild flower and citrus show to be held on September 16
GOULBURN.-The Rev. J. Enright, ex-prlost, '
has addressed a aeries of meetings boro The attendance on each occasion wa_ very large, and 136 additional members for *lio Protestant Federation wero secured. Money was also con- tributed towards the church which Mr. Enright is building at Bondi. - -
INVERELL.-A company has been formed, at Inverell for tho purpose of establishing a dehydrating plant. The following wore elected
as a board of directors:-Messrs. R. I. Camp- bell, G. S DavlBB, and Clinton; soldier settle- ment, Messrs. W. Chisholm. J. H. Thomas, W. A. Cook, and A. Splgott. The board decld'od to order two sections,of the Morton plant, and
have them installed to deal with -the coming season's fruit crop.-Sales of trawled fish dur- ing tho last few weeks have been highly suc- cessful, up to 22 cases being readily disposed of. The fish have arrived in excellent condi- tion, and hâve given good returns.
KEMPSEY.-Macleay District Hospital sec-
retary has been advised that the Minister for, Health has approved of tho £3300 subsidy on the" Queen of the Day competition, hold last year In aid of the hospital, on which a £. for £ subsidy had been promised, being paid in three equal instalments. One of these will be made available Immediately, and the others in three and six months respectively as the working j_quiremonts demand.
MANILLA.-The recent Roman Catholic Church bazaar realised £850.
MOREE.-At the police court on Tuesday, before Mr. Laidlaw, P.M., Edward Arthur Schofield was fined £4/5/, with costs, for hav- ing in his possession at Gunyer Warildi stock route 17 opossum skins. John M'Cann, alias
"NuggottV" M'Cann, alias Thomas Michael Meohan, was charged with h wing stolen a| cheque of tho value of £15. Tlie accused, who pleaded guilty, was sentenced to ono month's imprisonment with hard labo lr in Narrabri gaol, tho sentence to-be, suspended on do
fondant entojlng into a recogni-ianco of £20 to'
bo of good behaviour for 12 months. Restitu- tion of the amount of £15 was m ad o on behalf of defendant by Mr. J. T. Crane, for whom he WBB going to work. "
SINGLETON.-Mr. John Patrick Kenny, c .well-known íosldent of the district, died lu the Dangar Cottage Hospital on Sunday froir pneumonia. Deceased, who was 49 yeal s of ago, was a native of Wagga, and followed the occupation of dairyman at Malaon Dieu. He loaves a widow, two sons, and six daughters. Tho Rev. P. do Lauro Musgrove, rector of All Saints' Church of England since January, 1820, has been offered, and has accepted, tho parish of Wingham.
WELLINGTON.-The centenary queen com- pétition rebulted:-Matron McGilvory (Dist- rict Hospital Charities candidate), 11,791 votes; MTB. Granny Thompson (F.S.A. and Pioneers' - candidate), 11,701 ; Miss O'Byruo (sporting bodies), '4052. Tho competition re- sulted in £352 being added to tho centenary funds. ~