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Commercial Hotel destroyed

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Barrier Miner (Broken Hill, NSW), Monday 14 September 1896

INTERCOLONIAL NEWS.

[BY TELEGRAPH.]

New South Wales.

SYDNEY. Monday Afternoon.

The Commercial Hotel, Armidale, has been destroyed by fire. The premises were insured for £1200. Mark Turner, the proprietor, has been arrested on a charge of arson. He was brought up to-day and remanded.

Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal, Wednesday 16 September 1896

Alleged Incendiarism.

At the inquest on the fire at the Commercial Hotel, Armidale, the jury returned a verdict that the evidence threw suspicion on Mark Turner, the owner, and he was thereupon committed for trial.

Bathurst Free Press and Mining Journal, Monday 12 October 1896

TO-DAY’S TELEGRAMS.

(FROM OUR CORRESPONDENT.)

SYDNEY, Monday.

Incendiarism.

Mark Turner has been sentenced to 6 years’ hard labor at Armidale for setting fire to his hotel with intent to defraud.

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