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Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate, Sat 8 Nov 1879 1


    PURPLE MEETING.—A raising meeting in connection with the Orange Society was held on Wednesday evening, when several members took the loyal arch-purple degree. After their initiation a social tea was held, in which about sixty of the purple order, with their wives and daughters, sat down. After the good things provided had been done justice to, several songs and recitations were given, and a very pleasant evening spent, the company breaking up a little before 11 o’clock.

    ART UNION TICKETS—In order to run off the residue of tickets, the committee have issued another extensive list of prices, and I have not the least doubt but they will have rapid run, the inducement is so very great that I am informed there is a rapid demand for them already, the sooner they are off the sooner the winning numbers of the big drawing will be announced.

    POLICE COURT.—On Thursday, November 6th, before Messrs Neilson and Birrell, JP’s.

    AM Richardson was charged with a breach of the Lottery Act, in that he offered certain goods to the public, contrary to the above Act. The evidence of Senior constable Grennan having been taken, and the defendant’s defence heard, the Bench fined him 10s., and 13s-8d. costs.

    MARK SHIELD, [sic] for indecent exposure. No appearance of defendant. A warrant was issued for his apprehension.

    Larceny—G Curtis v. T Parsens. Case dismissed.


1       Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners’ Advocate, (NSW), Sat 8 Nov 1879, p. 8. Emphasis added.