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At the Armidale Hospital on Feb. 11 a man named Robinson Crusoe pleaded guilty to a charge of receiving property stolen from the Imperial Hotel, Armidale. On February 12 the accused was sentenced to two years and six months’ hard labor. There were three former convictions against Crusoe. Richard Greentree, a youth, aged 16 years, was found guilty of indecently assaulting Alice Lever, aged 15½ years, at Guyra. The accused was sentenced to three months. The jury in the Rockvale larceny case were unable to agree, and were discharged on February 12. The accused McDowell was remanded to the next Armidale Quarter Sessions, bail allowed. Thos. Cooper, a witness in the case, was sentenced by Judge Coffey to three days in Armidale Gaol for appearing in court on Feb. 11 in a state of intoxication and unable to give evidence, he having been detained in the lockup since then. In the case of Brigetta Morton, charged with stealing fencing wire at Cooney Creek, near Hillgrove, the jury found a verdict of not guilty. This concluded the criminal business.
At the Armidale and New England Hospital Denis Claude Bourke, aged 4 years, son of Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Bourke, of Camperdown, Rockvale, died from starvation. In May last the boy got a bottle of spirit of salts and drank some of the contents, which burnt the throat so badly that he was unable to take sufficient food to nourish his body.
The bottle of spirits of salts was found by the boy in a shearers’ hut.
The Licenses Reduction Board yesterday announced its determination in regard to the compensation to be paid to licensees and owners of premises in the Northern Tablelands electorate which are to be deprived of their licenses.
The total amount of compensation to be paid in respect of publicans’ licenses is £30,130. Of this amount owners will receive £17,170, and licensees £12,960. Following is a detailed list of amounts payable:
Hotel. Owners. Licensees. Total. Belmore Arms, Elsmore ..... £830 .. £610 ..£1,440 Conrad, Howell ............. 540 .. 270 .. 810 Dinton Vale, Dinton Vale ... 920 .. 600 .. 1,520 Federal, Inverell ........ 1,590 .. 780 .. 2,370 Halfway House, Swan Vale ... 730 .. 500 .. 1,520 Halfway House, Wandsworth .. 860 .. 830 .. 1,690 Imperial, Emmaville ...... 1,590 .. 550 .. 2,140 International, Armidale .. 1,080 .. 920 .. 2,000 Junction Inn, Bald Nob ..... 570 .. 460 .. 1,030 Langham, Armidale .......... 890 ..1,700 .. 2,590 McIntyre Inn, Wallangra ...1,260 .. 800 .. 2,060 Railway, Inverell .........1,560 .. 910 .. 2.470 Rockvale, Rockvale . ........630 ..1,120 .. 1.750 Royal, Emmaville ..........1,780 .. 930 .. 2,710 Tattersalls, Metz .......... 490 .. 480 .. 970 Tattersalls, Warialda .....1,850 ..1,500 .. 3,350
Totals .............£17,170 £12,960 £30,130
The board also awarded £90 compensation to the licensee in respect of an Australian wine license in Glen Innes-road, Inverell, which it is proposed to delicense. Under the Act no compensation is payable to the owner of premises for which an Australian wine license has been issued.
At a deprivation sitting yesterday the Licenses Reduction Board announced that 16 hotels in the Northern Tableland electorate would be deprived of their licenses on June 30, 1928.
The hotels affected are:
Rockvale Hotel, Rockvale. Tattersalls Hotel, Metz. Halfway House Hotel, Wandsworth. International Hotel, Armidale. Langham Hotel, Armidale. Royal Hotel, Emmaville. Imperial Hotel, Emmaville. Junction Inn Hotel, Bald Nob. Halfway House Hotel, Swan Vale. Belmore Arms Hotel, Elsmore. Dinton Vale Hotel, Dinton Vale. Conrad Hotel, Howell. McIntyre Inn Hotel, Wallangra. Federal Hotel, Inverell. Railway Hotel, Inverell. Tattersall's Hotel, Warialda.
The board added that the Australian wine license held by Elizabeth Moore for premises in Glen Innes-road, Inverell, would also cease to be in force after June 30 next.
EXPLOSION OF GELIGNITE.
Without calling on the defence, the Jury in the case in which Samuel McMurray Wilson was charged at the Armidale Quarter Sessions with having exploded gelignite at Rockvale, endangering the lives of Walter Lasseter Benuchamp, company promoter, of Sydney, and William Henry Wesley, mine manager, acquitted the accused, and he was discharged.
Evidence was given that about midnight on, December 12 Beauchamp and Wesley, who were occupying the same hut at Tullock silver mines, were awakened by an explosion. They went outside, and found that portion of the hut had been blown in.
Samuel McMurray Wilson, a miner, was to-day committed for trial on a charge of having maliciously, caused gelignite to explode with intent to do grievous bodily harm to Walter Lassetter Beauchamp and William Henry Wesley. Beauchamp, who laid the charge, is a company secretary, of Willoughby, Sydney.
Beauchamp stated that about midnight of December 12 he was sleeping in a hut at Tullock silver mines, at Rockvale, near Armidale, when he was awakened by a tremendous explosion. Together with Wesley, who was also sleeping in the hut, he went outside, and found portion of the hut blown in. Accused came to the hut later, and said to Wesley, “You are a hard man, Wesley. I did it.” Next morning be found a fuse and about 12 sticks of gelignite lying near the corner of the hut.
William Henry Wesley, manager of the Rockvale silver mines, said that he was lying awake in his bunk when he heard someone outside mumbling. He recognised Wilson’s voice. Soon afterwards a most violent explosion occurred.
In reply to Mr. Simpson (for the accused), witness said that accused must have been aware, from the way the gelignite was set, that it could not blow up the hut. On the day in question he had been drinking.
Bail was granted, self in £50, with one surety of £50.
Lacca Khan, a storekeeper, of Rockvale, took the oath on the Koran in Armidale Court of Petty Sessions to-day. The Koran was wrapped in a silk handkerchief. He kissed it, touched his forehead with it, and bowed to it. He took an oath binding him to tell the truth.
Khan was giving evidence against Ernest Andrew Smith. 21, who was charged with having broken and entered Khan’s store on July 27, and stolen goods valued at 5/6. The charge was subsequently reduced to stealing, and Smith was released on a bond of £5.