DEATH OP MR. J. MORTON.
Tho death of Mr. James Morton severs one of tho oldest links with the early history of the Clarence River district. Mr. Morton was born in Ireland in 1830, and came to Australia in 1849. Arriving at the "Settlement," as Grafton was then called, he went to the Rich- mond River, and amongst his earliest recol- lections, are some of Fred Ward, the horse- man and overlander, who afterwards became notorious as "Thunderbolt," the bushranger. He had many experiences with the blacks in the early days. He farmed on the Clarence River for many years, but latterly lived in
retirement in Grafton.