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Wednesday 15 May 1850, The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser

THE BISHOP OF NEWCASTLE.-The Bishop of Newcastle arrived on Friday, the 13th instant, and on Sunday, 5th, preached two sermons in the temporary church or school house to large and attentive hearers, who listened to his lordship’s eloquent discourses with marked attention and delight. On Monday, 6th, his Lordship proceeded, accompanied by the Rev. H. Tingcombe, en route to the Clarence, from whence it is expected he will return in three weeks when the consecration of the new church will be proceeded with.

CRICKET MATCH.-The long-talked-of Cricket Match, between the married and single men of the district, came off on Wednesday, the 1st inst., when the result proved victorious to the bachelors. The married went in first and scored 33 ; the single then took the bat, scoring 115 ; in the second innings the married scored 63, making 96 in their two innings ; consequently the bachelors won in one innings by 19 notches.

PUBLICANS’ LICENSES.-The two postponed applications for publicans’ licenses were heard this day, when the application of John Hamilton for the “Squatters’ Arms,” Yarrowwitch, was allowed ; and that of Peter Bruce for the “Apsley Arms,” Walcha, was suspended for the term of three months, with liberty to apply again at the termination of that time.

THE WEATHER.-The weather now begins to assume the characteristics of a New England winter, although that most respectable authority, “The Oldest Inhabitant,” positively asserts “that such a mild season as this never was know’d on Harmidale.”

May 7, 1850.

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