The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser, Thu 19 Mar 1863 1
OLYMPIC THEATRE.—Dr Doyle gave an entertainment entitled “Paddy Kelly’s budget of fun,” at the Olympic Theatre on Tuesday night. The audience was a large one. The entertainment consisted of a number of anecdotes, songs, and remarks upon Irishmen and Ireland; and, although not quite similar to those already described by us, was not sufficiently unlike to merit any more particular description.
DRAWING ROOM ENTERTAINMENT.—Our readers will see by referring to another column that the above entertainment is to be repeated at the Court House, Morpeth, this (Thursday) evening. The programme is an attractive one, and will doubtless bring a large audience.
INDECENT EXPOSURE.—Michael Hanrahan was charged before the bench at East Maitland, on Tuesday, with having committed this offence in a public place on the previous evening. Sergeant Conway proved the charge. The bench sent the defendant to gaol for fourteen days, with hard labor.
ASSAULT.—John Clark was charged before the bench at East Maitland, on Tuesday, with having assaulted a woman in Newcastle-street.—Constable Collins saw Clark pulling the woman about the precious night about ten o’clock; she was screaming; witness apprehended Clark.—Sergeant Conway corroborated the constable. The bench sent Clark to prison for seven days.
ABSCONDING FROM HIRED SERVICE.—James McElrone, on remand, summoned by Michael Casey before the bench at East Maitland, appeared on Tuesday to answer the above charge. The case had been postponed for evidence. Mr J O’Meagher, sen, appeared for complainant. There being no further material witness produced, the case was dismissed.
DRUNKENNESS.—Robert Graham was brought before the bench at East Maitland, on Monday, charged with having been drunk. He pleaded guilty, and was admonished and discharged.
POLICE BUSINESS.—One case was discharged of at the East Maitland Court, on Monday, by Mr Dodds; and four on Tuesday by Messrs KD Day, GF Davidson, and B Lee, jun.
HORSE STEALING.—John Mooney, on remand, was brought before the bench at East Maitland, on Tuesday, and further remanded until next Tuesday, for evidence and the production of the horse.
POLICE BUSINESS.—Five cases were disposed of at Morpeth yesterday, by Mr ED Day and Mr OE Middleton. There were no cases heard since the previous Wednesday, the 11th instant.
RIDING ON DRAYS.—Allen McDonald was brought before the bench at Morpeth, yesterday, charged with riding on his dray, drawn by three horses. Constable Purtill proved the charge, and the bench convicted the defendant, fining him 10s and 2s 6d costs.—John Mason pleaded guilty to a similar charge, and was fined 5s and 2s 6d costs.—Lawrence Flynn and Patrick Mooney were also fined 5s and 2s 6d costs for the same offence.
1 The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser, Thu 19 Mar 1863, p. 2. Emphasis added.