The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser, Tue 24 Mar 1863 1
DETAINING A PIANO.—CM Clark appeared at the court, West Maitland, yesterday, to answer a remanded charge of detaining a piano from RP Foster. There was no appearance of complainant and the case was dismissed.
POLICE BUSINESS.—One case was heard at West Maitland on last Tuesday by Dr Scott. On Thursday four cases were disposed of by Messrs ED Day, WT Mitchell, FM Doyle, and Dr Scott.—There were two cases disposed of by the bench at East Maitland on Friday. The sitting magistrates were Messrs ED Day, and GF Davidson.—There were four cases disposed of at West Maitland, on Friday, by Dr Scott. Three on Saturday, by Dr Scott and Mr FM Doyle; and three yesterday, by Messrs ED Day and WT Mitchell.
INDECENT EXPOSURE.—Michael Kenney [aka Kenny] was charged before the bench at West Maitland, yesterday, with having committed this offence in a public place in Lochinvar, the previous day (Sunday), about two o’clock pm. Constable Leonard proved the case, and said the defendant was an inveterate drunkard, and a great trouble to the police. He was sent to gaol for fourteen days, with hard labor.
PROTECTION.—Catherine Beckman, brought before the bench at West Maitland on Friday, was remanded until Saturday. She was in charge for protection, and was remanded to Maitland gaol for seven days for medical treatment, as she showed some signs of great excitement.
INDECENT LANGUAGE.—Honorah McDonald or Waddell was charged before the bench at West Maitland on Friday, with having used indecent language in a public place. The charge was proved, and she was fined 40s, or, in default, fourteen days in gaol.—Margaret Love, on a similar charge, was fined 40s, or one month’s imprisonment.—William Field, on a similar charge, was fined 10s, or twenty-four hours in gaol.—John Wm M Love, for a similar offence, was on Saturday fined 40s, or, in default, fourteen days’ imprisonment. The same defendant was charged with drunkenness.
MR CADELL’S SALES.—We are requested to call attention to the following sales this day, by Mr T Caddell; at Eckford’s Family Hotel, viz, 5,640 acres of land, abundantly and permanently watered, and tenanted under improving leases, being a portion of the Glendon Estate, near Singleton, together with all erections and improvements thereon, well adapted for an excellent sheep run, commanding a large area of Government land; also, a 47 acre farm at Cessnock, known as the property of the late Mr James Henry, also the property fronting the Louth Park Road, near Mr Murphy’s inn, on which are erected the commodious premises lately occupied by Mr Matthew Beirne as an inn, with convenient out-buildings, &c — Communicated.
1 The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser, Tue 24 Mar 1863, p. 2. Emphasis added.