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AUSTRALIAN.

(Special.) Sydney, Nov. 19.

Captain Moonlight was training. his gang for a bushranging career. He says that he intended to bail up the Gundagai banks, but the men commenced drinking at Wontabadgery , Hotel, and spoiled his game. At the station they prepared to hang the overseer for refusing rations. Moonlight got a rope, ordered the gang to put Mr. Baynes in a buggy, drive to the first convenient branch, and leave him suspended th ire, but the women’s shrieks prevented the accomplishment of the deed. At the hut where the final combat took place, the owner and his wife were inside. When the fight commenced the owner jumped into an under-ground dairy, but the bushrangers prevented his wife following, saying that the police would cease tiring when they discovered her presence. She got up a stone chimney. The gang fought with the utmost determination.

Sydney, Nov. 20.

Moonlight evinces the greatest composure. He took copious notes of the proceedings at the inquest, and crossexamined the witnesses. With the apparent purpose of clearing his comrades, he declared that only the deceased Nesbitt fired at the police Melbourne, Nov. 19. Sugar has advanced £2 per ton. Trade generally is very active.

(Rcutsr's 7 e!'tgrams.) Melbourne, Nov. 19,

Arrived—Rotomahana,

A caucus of Liberals promised their support to Government to prevent obstructiveness. It was resolved to close the session .at the earliest possible date. The third reading of the Reform Bill will be taken on December 4, when the House is called together. Sydney, Nov 20. Arrived —Wakatipu. Sailed—Rotomahana.

The inquest was held yesterday on the bushranger ' shot. Witnesses identified Nesbitt as an old Pentridge prisoner. Lawrence, aged 19, was the son of a hotelkeeper at Melbourne. The prisoners are Bennett, Rogan, Lyon, and Moonlight.

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AUSTRALIAN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 25, 22 November 1879

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AUSTRALIAN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 25, 22 November 1879

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