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THE GUNDAROO BUSHRANGERS.-The pri soners Stanley and Jones, who were arrested by the Adelong police at Tumut, on a charge of having been concerned in the recent robberies at Gundaroo and Brooks'-creek   ;. " ,till delayeu in their arrival at Quean tle?'. for examination on those charges; not undergone an examination at Yass on f ,i:r .charges until Tuesday. Speaking of th. ten, the Gundagal correspondent of the , btrurier says :,- The Gundaroo bush r ri, Frank Stanley alias Thomas Wright, :t Charles Jones alias ?Villiam Herbert, v'ere brought before the Gundagal Police c.a: on Thursday last, charged with, the :,. ? , stealing saddles at Gundagai, on the 5th October last, and the latter with receiving one of the saddle, knowing the same to have been stolen. The cases were fully proved, when the police magistrate ordered the saddles to be restored to the owners, and sentenced the prihoners to three months' imprisonment in Goulburn gaol, which was more a matter of form than anything else, as both these in dividuals are good for a longer term than this. It came out in evidence that Frank Stanley and party intended to have stuck-up Mr. Norton's store, in Gundagal, the night the saddles were taken had the police not been about. These two prisoners left this morning under strong guard for Yass, en route to Queanbeyan." The detention of the prisoners on the road Ihas been the cause of serious in convenience to the host of witnesses who have to appear against them here. Summonses were issued to nine individuals returnable on Tuesday last, it being believed that the priso ners would have been here that day for exami nation. But on the arrival of Sub-inspector O'Neill it was ascertained that the prisoners could not be here until a later period. Coun termands of summonses were then posted to the witnesses by Sergeant Latimer; but unfortunately, through a blunder in the des patch of the mail the Gundaroo bag contain ing the countermands, was not forwarded. The explanation given of this blunder by the Queanbeyan postmaster was that he placed the bag with others outside the door for the mailman, who, however, went away without it. The matter is reported to the Postmaster general, and we dare say will be investigated. But the consequence to the witnesses was serious, as they all arrived hera on Tuesday in obedience to their summonses, only to re turn in disappointment, and having to repeat their journey on Tuesday next. This "is a very great hardship, as many, of them have had to travel fifty miles for nothing, and meanwhile to leave their, business in the hands of others. The case of Mr. Fraser is especially vexatious. Three members of his household have been summoned to give.evi dence of one and the same fact, and to do this a post-office, store, and smithy, have to be closed, or left in the hands of incompetent persons for management. This is an instance of the many annoyances, beside the more act' of robbery, to which the scoundrels who in- fest our roads subject their victiins. No pun ishment can be too severe tdr theni.--On Tues-" day Charles Jones alias William Herbert and Frank Stanley alias Thomas Wright were charged before the' Yass' police court with sticking up and robbing Mr. Grogan's inn- at Limestone Creek, in October last. Stanley could not be identified and was discharged but. still kept in custody, Charles Jones 'was iden titfed as one of the three and fully committed for trial,'he was also charged with'stealing a horse from Grogan on which charge he was also committed for trial. The prisoners on yesterday;were escorted to Queanbeyan where they arrived at 4 p.m. They were brought up before the court to-day and. remanded to Monday next. Mn. Sun-IN?PECTon O'NEILL, We. are pleased to observe, is once more amongst us with his family. Mr. O'Neill has come to Queanbeyan on duty connected.vith the Gun daroo robbers' case, but having obtained leave of absence for ten days beyond the time spent in the discharge of his duty, will be a:visiter here for about fourteen.days longer., TuE WVATIIERn, so often a topic of. news. In, country journals, perhaps- for want of. other. matter, has this past week been of a character of sufficient importance to.demand 'some no tle at our hands. The severestormsof wind and rain which have, visited us. occasionally for. some weeks past were succeeded. on Sun day last by as severe and searching cold. as ever was experienced .in midwinter.. Hail fell in. many places, and on the mountains west of the Murrumbidgee snow. was visible on Sunday last. Monday and Tuesday the cold was even more severe thanr ever, and fires indoorsewere indispensable; .indeed.. n stead of. an. Australian Christmnas we were beginning to think we were about to be fa-. voured, with a good' old English Christmas here at the antipodes. .The weather is some what milder now. SSEVEnRE HAu.sTORM.-a One of the hailstorms above'alluded to, hasbeen of a very severoe Scharacter," doing serious damage in many parts of this district. At Gundaroo, Mr. Sutton had sevorti sheep destroyed by its force, and the stones were described to us by an eye-witness as being as large as turkey. eggs. This storm appears to have been the same that is reported to have done great mis

chief in many parts or tne colony. GRcAs Soa-ooLs FESTIVAL IN SYDNEY.-A private letter to hand from Sydney, states: "We are to have a fine gala day here on the 17th December. The National teachers have had several meetings, and it is now decided that the : children attending;: the National' schools in Sydney and suburbs shall be taken Bh- 7ha several teachers by the train to Par ranattr, where a treat is to be provided for them in the Domain. It is expected that 4000 children will be present, and it is be lieved that 2000 visitors will accompany them. I suggem, ed that 'hs Excellenoy be invited, wv.hch :Iu,gestion was acted upon, and an in vil?iion wrill be sent to Sir John and Lady ounng. Teachers and children will be free of exp:u ,e, but visitors will pay twoshillings each. TAiO Board have given £60 towards it, and other donations hbave been given, and more expected. Mr. Holroyde was waited upoa, nud the charge for the' conveyance.of as many as present themselves will be £60. The ile of i~ akets will cover all expenses. We have a sports committee for the juveniles. It will bea lovely sight.-so many pretty obil

dren There is a larger breadth of unity and goodwill and a far more enthusias.a in the y cause of education in the Nati.&al tna' '.. the wi Denominational' and there is none or' that tu stand off feeling shown to teachaere by their the superiors which exists elsewhere. lu fact, to ev~ery thing is thorough and real; no sham bho here." po DEATH OF SEBASTIAN CAEPIN.-This un-   fortunate man, it will be remembered, was the the shepherd whom Henry Antill and his as-   sociate in crime stuck up some months ago at the the Burra. We have this week to report his   death. It appears that he never recovered the   nervous shock sustained at the time, but gra dually sunk under its effects. His death   took place at Foxlow a few days ago.   The Goulburn papers to hand this'morning OP report the death of Mr. N. C. Phillips, of th Lansdowne, which took place on Tuesday af- pa ternoon last. sic DEATH HROM DROWNINGI N. TI: BONIMALA th RIvER.-.On Tuesday evening, the 8th inst., about half-past nine a Chinaman, by the name -of Too Sam, was in the stores of Mr. H. He- pr ritage, purchasing some goods, and the night so being exceedingly dark he made a lamp, after to the Chinese manner, when, bidding Mr. Heri tage good night, he proceeded towards his home, situated on the opposite side of the river, where he has been keeping an accom- t modation-house, during the past few months, for his countrymen. Nearly opposite the stores the river is about twenty feet deep, and the road passes within eight or ten feet of the edge of the bank. The unfortunate creaturQ must have mistaken the spot for the crossing place, which is about sixty yards lower down. Mr. Heritage was standing at the door watch ing the lantern, when, seeing the light sud- T deuly disappear and bearing a splash, he rushed to the spot, and on calling out "Too - Sam," the drowning man replied "IHere, here." Mr. H. instantly gave the alarm, pro- - cured lights and a rope, and, although not more than five minutes could have elapsed before several persons were on the spot- t among whom was C. H. Baddeley, Esq., J.P. t -nothing could be distinguished except the man's hat, and candle belonging to the lantern he carried. After about half-an-hour hooks were obtained and temporary drags made. The police, assisted by others, continued dragging the river until twelve o'clock, when. the search for the body was given up for the night as fruitless; and on the following morn- . ing, the dragging being resumed, the body was brought to the surface, being not more than five yards from where he must have fallen in. An enquiry was held the same day, at Murphy's, Bombala Inn, and the conclusion i that was arrived at--according to the evidence of Mr. Heritage, who alone knew anything of ° the occurrence-was that the deceased acci dently fell into, the river and was drowned. Too Bam appeared one of the better class of Chinese. He was in the service of Mr. Gunn, # of Monaro, some five or six years ago, and was generally respected-iiot only by his countrymen, but by all who knew. him-as a quiet, decent man, and was, it is believed, a Christian. This is 'the thirteenth death by drowning that has ' occurred in' this river within a short period;, but nothing seems to rouse the inhabitants from their lethargic in 'difference, even for a day, unless som. acct dent occurs or self-interest actuates them to a -little exertion.:. Time after time disinterested persons have proposed to get. up a subscrip tion for, fencing in the. deepest part of. the river on both sides, but, like the marriage guests in the sacred records, they each make excuse, and no one is philanthropist enough. to commence.-AMonaro Mercury. DEATH of FRANCIS SMITH, Esq., of Cool- ringdon.-Melancholy; as was the intellgence we had to announce in our last issue, in re gard to the death of the much-respected Judge Callaghan, the gloom thus- thrown.- over the district. has been greatly increased- by the news which reached Cooma on Tuesday last.. About noon of that day a report was circula- ted that Francis - Smith, Esq,. superintendant. of the station of W, Bradley, Esq., was lying dangerously ill at, his residence, and before his friends could have time to reach Coolring don the late lamented gentleman had ceased to hold communion with this sinful world. The effect produced on the inhabitants was   truly painful: all who had known Mr. Smith -and who did not-seemed disposed to doubt the truth of the statement, that a gentleman who a few days previously had been amongst them, to all- appearance in the possession of' a sound constitution and- vigorous health, was then a creature of the past. However, the report proved to be correct, as Mr. Smith had expired at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, the 8th of December. As far as we have been able to gather from inquiries made, the actual cause of death seems to have been inflamation of the membranes of the brain, brought on by Influenza. We learn that about eight days before death Mr, Smith had joined in a game of cricket, and after being heated in the course of the play he laid down to rest on the grass, which being damp caused him to catch cold, and finally resulted in inflamation, as stated above. On Thursday the remains of the deceased gentleman were conveyed from Cool- ringdon to the Episcopalian burial-ground in Cooma, and deposited by the side of those of his late wife, whose death had preceeded that of her husband's by only eight or nine weeks.

The procession was a very large one, conpri sing nearly two hundred persons-not one of whom could restrain their emotions at the   sight of the bereaved orphans mourning over   a the remains of a truly affectionate parent. The void created in this district by the loss of   Mr. Francis Smith will be long felt, and per   haps never filled. With some trifling imper   fections-and who can say he Is immaculate we fear it will be a long tine ere we shall   meet the like again, as a thorough supporter   of the best interests of Monaro. We may   say, in concluslon, that Mr. Smith received   the most assiduous and unremitting attention   from his friend and medical adviser, Dr.   Merryweather, whose devotion and care to the   wants of the deceased gentleman call for the   most unqualified approbation. - Monaro   Mercury.     id A telegram from Melbourne, dated Wed ,d nesday evening says:-At auction, to-day,200 as hogsheads of ale were sold at £4 17s. 6. he A- telegram from Melbourne, says that 7e Branch and Goddard, convicted of attempt at It - rape, have been sentenced to ten years on the II- roads esaeb.

TaXS BINALONO AND YAss MAIL STUCK-UP tb -Y GILBnRT AND IALL.-The impunity with in which the Burrowa and Binnalong mail was bi .tuck up on Saturday last by those masters of - al the roads-Messrs. Gilbert and Hall-appears rc to have given renewed courage to the free- cm booters to continue their command over the tt post-oflice bags, while in transitu. About b half past five on Wednesday evening last if while Richard Henry, in the employ of Mr. a Jacob Marks, the contractor, was conveying S the mails from Binalong to Yass, he was stuck t] up by Gilbert and Hall. As to the identity b of the two bushrangers there can be no doubt o ad their faces were not disguised in any man- p ner, and Richard (or Dick, as he is better t known by, a half-caste aboriginal) had the e opportunity of fully recognising them as 1 those well-known bushrangers, who, in com pany with Gardiner waited upon him profes sionally while he was conveying the mails in the neighbourhood of Murramburrah some two years past. The details so far as they have reached us,, are as follows:-Whilst proceeding on his journey, Dick observed some teams drawn off the side of the road in to a place it was improbable that a dray would I have been willingly taken. This circumstance raised his suspicions. After he had passed them a man rode across the road and then re crossed it when be commanded the mailman to pull up. A female on horseback was in company with the mailman for protection, and he was told to call after her, she being some what ahead, and tell her to stop. This was done, but she urged on her horse, and while getting out of sight, another of the bush rangers who then made his appearance said " let her go, she's only a woman." The eques trienne got away without further interruption. The mailman was then ordered to go to the side of the.road where the teams were and where the scoundrels had the overseer of Messrs. Patterson bailed up. Hall commen :ced pulling out the bags ; cut the strings and upset the contents on the grass. Whatever notes they found in the letters they put into their pockets, and one of the two proposed to burn the cheques, saying, that the wretches only sent cheques now-a-days; but after a remonstrance from the other he desisted from his intention,. They kept the mailman for about an hoar or an hour and a-half in cus tody. He represents them to be exceedingly gentlemanly-looking men, well-dressed; they had plenty of gold chains ornamenting their person, and to use his own Words." Gilbert's neck-tie was tied with as much neatness as that of any --swell." Amongst the articles taken from the mail-bags- was a gold brooch containing a. photograph likeness.. Several letters were torn, up,. but strange to say that one, not registered, which contained £5 was left untouched by' the busbrangers.; The mailman states that while'they were searching the bags Hall told Gilbert that he had 'got £7 in cash, a gold watch, two rings and a locket. Gilbert said he had either £26 or £27. One of the rings was subsequently re turned to the mailman. They then rode away. About ten o'clock the same night. atraveller on foot was passing' along the same road in the direction of Yass, and when stooping:. down to pick up what he thought was a piece of stick he found it to be a pair of spectacles and near to them bhe also discovered the la bels of the mail-bags. He put them into his pocket and when reaching Cobra Hill he no ticed two men, who from the description must have been .Gilbert and Hall, sitting on the grass,: each. one holding a horse by the reins.. He saluted them- and asked.them for a light of the. pipe; one of them struck a match, and after a few minutes conversation he left, they bidding him good night. On in formation being given to the police in Yass they proceeded in pursuit. On the same night two valuable race-horses 'were. stolen from Mr. Garry's at Milora, near Blnalong, it is supposed by Gilbert and Hall. Speculation points to the'probability that the two attacks on the. malls. conveying Burrangong.. bags have arisen from' the fact tnat the+ Chinese 'compensation money is in the course of. pay ment at Young, and that. the bushrangers have expected .the transmission of a cnsl derable portion of: it to Sydney, or other places by these conveyances.--Yass Courier. ExTENSIVE ROBBERY AT LITTLE RIVEB. 'On Saturday night last one of the boldest and most Impudent robberies took place at Ser geant's Point, Little River, that ever was perletrated in this district, or perhaps, for the clean, successful. manner- in which it was done, anywhere else in the colony. 'About nine o'clock, Mr. Garnett, the storekeeper of that place, was buying gold in the store and on sending his wife with It to the patent safe to her astonishment she found that the safe was no longer where she had left it but a quarter of an hour before, and where it always stood, in a room behind the bar. She immediately apprised her husband of the startling circum stance, and the conclusion was not long la being come to that it had been walked off with by some parties In the absence for a very : brief time of anyone in the bar. Mr. Gar Snett immediately gave the alarm, and in : formed Senior ConstableThompson and Con - stable Gilder of the occurrence. Publio in dignationwas so great at this startling robbery f that In a very short time there were upwnrds2 t: of thirty men out scouring the bush in all: I, directions for the missing chest and 'the par

S CB Wolo nan carriunu o away. 'iun nunnau.n f was entertained by one or two persons that 1 the robbers had hidden with their booty in the ir church at the back, as the door of that build * ing was found to be fastened, an unusual oc o currence, and search was immediately made , therein, but without finding anything. Every one then, as well as the darkness of the night would permit, made strict search about the 11 bush in the neighbourhood, but all to no avail or -no robbers or chest were to be discovered, and Constables Thompson and Gllder, with ; parties of men were out in all directions all n night without any better success. At four r. oclock the next morning Gilder rode into he Braldwood and reported the matter to Ber le geant Duffy, but as far as we can learn, no ire tidings of the robbers have yet been obtained. The clreumstances under which this robbery -4 was committed would almost incline persons 00 to think it an impossibility had it not hap ?pened. The robbers (for there must have been tat "more than one to carry away an iron safe at weighing nearly 2 cwt.). had to go behind the the bar and into a room leading thereto, and at the very busiest time that could be chcsen,when

the diggers from all directions usually comrne in to sell their gold, buy their supplies, and have a glass together... No suspicioncan be. attached to any parties as to this mysterious robbery-no bad characters or strange faces can be remembered lurking about previously: to its taking place.. The impression seems to be that it has been the Chinese who have done it, and it is said that one notorious character amongst them was absent from his house on Sunday, but this is mere conjecture. This is the second time we believe that Mr. Garnet has been robbed, although on the previous occasion he recovered a portion of his pro .perty planted in the neighbourhood. We hope that a similar recovery will again be vouch safed tohim, for we are sure the chest must be somewhere in the neighbourhood-if the circumstances narrated are correct, it can never have been carried off to the diggings. Mr. Garnett, we understand, estimates his loss at about 850. There was in the chest, he states, besides money. 46 oz. of gold, and a quantity of . Jewellery' and a number of watehes.-.Braidwood Diapatch, O'MBALLY Rue BUBRaa~oERc.--The Colo nial Secretary has written to M1r. Campbell, stating that the reward of d1000 would be paid to him In such manner as he would direct. Mr. Campbell at first hesitated to accept it. but after consulting with his friends he has very properly consented toreceive it. It will be recollected that amount of property was destroyed by the'gaeg.- Yass Courier. The majority of the members in the Assem bly are in favour of the proposed tax on newspapers. Several of the Sydney merchants have com menced legal proceedings in order to test the right of the ministry to enforce payment of the ad valorem duties without the consent of the parliament. W?V rT NEXT 7-An elegantly dressed wvo man, followed by a nursemaid in'peasant cor tume,' carrying a baby dressed in very rich embroidery, having come ,nder the suspleion of the Paris police, was watched, and the other day an agent of the detective police caught the nurse in the net of secreting some valuable lace while her mistress was preten ding to make some purchases. It was then found that thepretended baby was a doll with a waxworkface and hands, while the body was hollow, pasteboard, and served as a hiding place for the stolen articles. LAw A?nANST WEEDS.-- In Denmark the farmers are bound to destroy the corn-mari gold, and. in France a farmer may sue his nelghbour who neglects to eradicate the thistles upon his land' at the proper season.. In Aus tria, a similar regulation has been imposedhby the legislative authority, with, it is said the most beneficial results. In Canada, we be lieve enactments have been issued against'al lowing thistles to ripen on the roadsides and exposed situations, both' from' the legislature and township corporations;' and it is passing strange that such. important and beneflcial re gulatlons, on the proper observance of which.: both public and 'private wealth is soclosely. dependant, should in many' districts become practically inoperative. -It is high time the some firm stand should be taken; not againes thistles only, but pigeon weed, and the whole; tribe of pests of this nature, forming, as they do, insuperable barriers to agricultural pro gress, and consequently to the increase of wealth .and national prosperity.-Canadian Agr(culturist. HALS CossraTtuxox.-When the human frame has become debilitated f. om the effects of exposure, excesses or neglect, these Pills will repair, the mischief if-- they be taken ac cording to the lucid directions wrapped round each box.. Holloway's Pills exert the most exemplary tonic qualities in all cases of ner vous depression, whereby the vital powers are weakened, and the circulation Is rendered languid and unsteady. They improve the appetite, strengthen the digestion, regulate the liver, and act as gentle aperients. These Pills are suited to all ages and all habits.. A patient writes:-" Your Pills, to be valued, require only to be known. Daring many years I sought a remedy in vain, was daily becoming weaker, when your Pills soon restored me to. health..