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As Mr. Edwards's drays, laden with provisions and other pro- perty, were on their way to the new country, with four or five .others, one of them fell behind at the foot of the Mittagong range, thinking no danger. Three or four fellows on horseback and armed, suddenly rushed out of the forest and petrified the two drivers. The first horseman seized a blunderbuss laid on the cart. The other escorted the brave and. vigilant carters into the bush, while the third scoundrel proceeded to business in a workman- like manner. They unloaded the dray, put the contents into a ve- hicle of their own, and carried all clear off. The two drivers were then released, and allowed to proceed on their way with their empty dray. On hearing the news, a settler at Mittigong of the name of Cutter and two of the Police, set off in the direction of the bushrangers, and after scouring the country all about, towards evening they heard a coo-ee. They galloped to- wards the voice, but saw nothing. After searching a little further however, they were attracted by a distant light. On drawing near they saw a fine large mare beside a fine large fire. On the mare was detected Mr. Cutters, saddle, and close, to the fire, a razor be- longing to the same person, a bag belonging to Mr. Justice Atkin- son, and a half quarter of beef belonging to some one of His Majesty's Mittagong lieges, dangling on a cord of stringy bark. The party after a minute survey of this banquet-hall, proceeded in pursuit; but darkness and hunger now began to work upon their various bodily organs with double force, so that in order to renew the search with freshened vigour, they determined to return to the fire and cut a steak or two from the surloin, which so lately de- lighted their nostrils. Accordingly, they turned about ard were not very long before they found themselves snugly seated by the fire and partaking heartily of the bushrangers' din- ner. After taking in due weight and measure, they pursued their   route till they fell in with a hut. Here they took up their lodging for the night. The next day they renewed their enterprise, but   made no further discoveries. One of Mr. Cutter's servants lately   ran away. He is suspected to be one of the marauders. The bush- rangers have thus captured as fine a supply of stores, as their hearts could desire.   SY-t)NEY MARKETS, JULY 25.-,-There was a very scanty supply of every description of marketables this morning. Wheat kept pretty steady the whole of the day. Maize sold a few pence per bushel cheaper. Cattle for stock sold as usual exceedingly cheap. Fat buliocks sell tolerably, wellat present. Pigs are greatly la, request,.. · l I III l · I l l i / i lI I I E . -?