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1883, Adolphus Charles Levette - Unfit For Publication
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Evening News, Tue 20 Mar 1883 1

COONAMBLE ITEMS.

Coonamble, Tuesday.

    The Quarter Sessions were concluded yesterday. Adolphus Charles Levett, charged with an attempt to extort money by intimidation was acquitted. In the case of Frederick Smith, charged with stealing an ox, the jury could not agree. Wm Wheeler, for stealing a saddle, was found guilty and sentenced to two years’ hard labour. He was sentenced in 1878 to three years on the roads for stealing cattle. Wm Jones for non-attendance at the last sessions, was fined £5.

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The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser, Thu 22 Mar 1883 2

COONAMBLE.

Tuesday.

    (Evening News.)—The Quarter Sessions were concluded yesterday. Adolphus Charles Levett, [aka Levette], charged with attempting to extort money by intimidation was acquitted.

    In the case of Frederick Smith, charged with stealing an ox, the jury could not agree.

    Wm Wheeler, for stealing a saddle, was found guilty and sentenced to two years’ hard labour. He was sentenced in 1878 to three years on the roads for stealing cattle.

Wm Jones for non-attendance as a witness at the last sessions, was fined £5.

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GUNNEDAH.

Tuesday.

    (Echo.)—The weather is quite hot again. The thermometer registered 98 in the shade yesterday. More rain is needed on the Namoi, Barwon, and Castlereagh back country.

    Typhoid fever is very prevalent; a few fatal cases have occurred amongst the children.

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GRAFTON.

Monday.

    (Echo.)—A lad named Arthur Rayner met with a very severe gun accident, at Ulmarra, on Friday night, from the effects of which he died on Saturday. He was sitting on a stump, holding a loaded gun between his legs, when the charge exploded, and the shot entered his chin, fracturing the jaw and bones of the skull near the temple.

  


1  Evening News, (Sydney, NSW), Tue 20 Mar 1883, p. 2. Emphasis added.

2  The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser, Thu 22 Mar 1883, p. 3. Emphasis added.