New South Wales, The Cornwall Chronicle, 19 August 1863

New South Wales, The Cornwall Chronicle (Launceston, Tas. : 1835 - 1880) Wednesday 19 August 1863

NEW SOUTH WALES. Sydney, 12th August. The breach of promise case, Holmes v. Robinson, has resulted in a verdict for the plaintiff — damages £1OO. The weather continues very wet and stormy. Three bushrangers, one of whom is supposed to be Ben Hall, have been captured at Murrundi.

Mr. David Smith, of Willis, Merry and Co., who, as we reported yesterday, was found in an insensible state in the Domain, with his head severely cut, died last night in tlie infirmary of apoplexy. He had been ailing lately, and his doctor had warned him not to continue bathing. In the face of this, he was on his way to bathe yesterday morning, when he was seized with a fit. After reaching the infirmary he had several more apoplectic fits, and never recovered consciousness. It must have been whilst struggling in the fit that his bead was so severely cut.

In the Assembly, this afternoon, the Colonial Secretary, Air. Cowper, laid on the table of the House letters from the Roman Catholic Bishop of Tasmania, relating to the lunatic asylums and penal establishments of New South Wales. The bishop speaks in the highest terms of the care which Victoria takes of her lunatics, and refers to tho Kew asylum. He says it will place her in a noble position in this respect before the world