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A Terrible Tragedy. A MADMAN KILLS A SELECTOR. THE MURDERER SHOT DEAD. (BY ELECTRIC TELEGRAPH.) (FROM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.) SYDNEY, May 26. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Mining Register — 6 June 1891
A. Terrililc Tragedy. MADMAN KILLS A SELECTOR. THE MURDERER SHOT DEAD. (BY ELECTBIC TEIIEGHRAPH.3 (from ouk own cokrespokdext.) SxDKEr, May 2d A-terrible tragedy took place on Saturday last at Bose Isle, Homestead Lease, on tlxe Marran River, about five miles from Wilby Wilby. Tlie place was owned by a man named Peter Murray, and adjoins that of a man named. Henry Austin. On Saturday afternoon Murray was at work erecting a shed, when he saw a man named Ivemp, who lived at Austin's place, coming creeping along towards him with hie hands on his knees, and. carrying a heavy American axe. Kenip was apparently mad. and. dangerously so. Murray told one of his eons to get a horse and ride to the Police Station for a constable. In the mean time he went to wards Kemp and asked him what was wrong. Kemp muttered in an incoherent manner that Murray was a good fellow and it was all right. While this was going on Austin's father, the homestead leBsee, who is only a recent arrival in the colony, a...
A Nice Organisation. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Mining Register — 6 June 1891
A. Mice Organisation* THE following description of the Mala Vita Society, members of which have recently ftpen sentenced in Italy to various terms of imprisonment, ranging from six: months to fifteen, has been supplied to the London Times by its correspondent at Bari, Southern Italy, through Router's special service: The trial of 170 persons charged with being concerned in the Mala Vita conspiracy is exciting enormous interest throughout the whole of Southern Italy. Already a number of sensational re- ; iations have been made as to the organisa >11 and methods of the society, and man . more will no doubt be forthcoming from day to day. 1 he title of the society, "Mala Vita," which signifies " Evil Life," is taken from a novel by Degia. Como, which at the time of its publication was tremendously popular in Italy. Tlie diseoveryof the conspiracy was due to the disclosures of nine members of the society who became informers. - It appears that admission to the ranks of the organisa* ...
ATTACK BY BRIGANDS. LONDON, June 3. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Mining Register — 6 June 1891
ATTACK BY BRIGANDS. LONDON, JNNESB An attack of a serious character lias been made by Brigands on the Orient express train near Adrianople, European Turkey. The train was derailed, and the brigands robbed the passengers and carried off four Ger man travellers whom they held for a ransom of £8000. fiadowitz, the German Ambassador . at Constanti Inople was communicated with and he advanced the money to pay the ransom, tmt he is claiming an indemnity from the porte.
Miscellaneous Notes. (From our Exchanges.) [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Mining Register — 6 June 1891
Miscellaneous Motes. (From our Exchanges.) Jt Boston (U.S.A.) nearly £1,000,000 have been expended on the construction of sewers for tlie conveyance of the city's sewage to Moon Island, in order that it may flow into deep tide water, and so pre vent any pollution in the neighborhood of the city. Professor Cook, of the Michigan State Agricultural College, states that the annual expense of working a 20-acre "sugarbush." of 600 trees is about £36, this sum including 10 per cent, interest on the £260 invested in laud, building, and machinery. The annual yield of sugar being worth. £48 to £60, there Is a profit of from £12 to £24 per annum. Professor Cook impresses upon American fanners the need of fostering this industry, and protests against the reckless manner in which the maple trees of the United States are being destroyed by settlers. " India," he says, "may close out foreign markets for wheat, and make the outlook for the wheat industry more dolorous than at present; the rich, fer...
The Queensland Defence Force. [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Mining Register — 6 June 1891
The Uueensland Dereoce . Force. An Ex-Adjutant of Cavalry, writing to the Brisbane CtoKr&i* under date 24th May, has the following with respect to the Defence Force camp at Barcaldine:-Sir,-Having formerly seen something of military encamp ments varying in size from that of the email field force to those of the large assemblies of- troops which used to be under Ijord Clyde and Sir James Outram, and having also for months had my tent pitched in the encampment of the strict diseiplinarians of whose sundry expletives at the buggy introduced into hie camp by a, corpulent paymaster were not readily to be forgotton, buggies not being allowed in camps at that time, I may perhaps be ex cused for endeavoring to give for the benefit of those who have not visited the military encampment at Barcaldine a few impressions which were made upon my mind during a recent visit there. The camp is pitched upon a sandy piece of country adjacent to the township, and in consequence of the nature oft...
Police Intelligence. MONDAY, JUNE 1. (Before Messrs E. H. Ayton and W. D. Casey, J.'sP.) [Newspaper Article] — The Northern Mining Register — 6 June 1891
MONDAY, JUNE 1. - (Before Messrs JS. 30L Ayton and W. l> Casejr, J.'eP.) Wnaiis Eibuec whs fined or 14 days imprisonment for using obscene language. He was also eha^ed.mSi drunkenness, bat the case was dismissed. TCfJiftl Hood was charged with baring no viable lawful means of support. , Mr, Milfordappeared for the accused. Constable Daly stated that he knew Hie defendant as a reputed prostitute, and had frequently seen her loitering around oyster saloons after hours. To the best of his belief she was without any visible lawful means of support. By Mr. MUford: By after hours I mean after twelve at night; I heard her ask two men to go home with her on one occasion; I know that defendant lives at Mrs Evans house; do not know whether the house belongs to Mrs Evans; Mrs Evans is the managing director of the place; I do not know that she is a servant of Mrs Evans' she was a servant at Dunwoodie's at Towns viile before she came to Charte Towers. Constable Brosnan gave corroborative evid...