Daltons in Australian Newspapers 1850 - 1954
Researched, complied & edited by Rodney G. Dalton
Source: Historic Australian Newspapers, 1803 to 1954 - The National Library of Australia
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Household Quarrels.-Yesterday the time of the bench was occupied for some length, listening to counter charges of assault, arising from different families occupying portions of the same house It appears that on Mr. Christian's farm, Bowthorne, several families of his farm servants live in one of his houses ; Mrs. Ellen McMahon now charged James Dalton and Edward Dalton with having assaulted her on the 9th instant; Edward Dalton charged Mrs. McMahon with having assaulted him on the same day, and Mrs. Bridget Looney charged Michael Dalton with having threatened her life on the 5th instant. Mr. Nicholl Appeared, for the defense.
The two young Daltons, James and Edward, had a dispute with Mrs. McMahon on the 9th about a cask of rain water, which she maintained to be hers, and to be appropriated solely to her washing, while the young men maintained their right to fill their kettle from it. The young men it appears at last upset Mrs. McMahon’s cask of water, and she revenged herself by first smashing their kettle, and then seizing her own kettle from the fire and pouring boiling water on Edward Dalton. Mrs. McMahon swore that both Daltons pushed her about and struck her, and both Daltons deposed positively that McMahon scalded Edward. The bench, who had in vain tried to get the parties to arrange their quarrels out of court, convicted all three of assaults, and fined James and Edward Dalton Is. each, and Mrs. McMahon 5s. Mrs. Looney's charge was that she having refused to get up from bed, and let the two young men into the house through her room, through which lay their only door entrance into their own, they got in through the window, and the next evening Michael Dalton, their father, threatened he'd have her life if she did not let his sons in at any hour. This was denied by Dalton, and it appeared the two young men had been since removed by him from the house. The bench dismissed the case, telling the complainant to come again if the threats were repeated.
Thomas Dalton was placed at the bar to answer an indictment charging him with having committed a highway robbery on Mr. William Robert Corrigan on the 7th February, assaulting him with a pistol, and robbing him of 4s. in money and various articles of clothing; and William Hunter for feloniously receiving a pair of shoes, stolen at the time from the person of the said William Robert Corrigan. After an able learned charge from the Judge, the jury retired, and shortly afterwards returned a verdict of Guilty against Thomas Dalton, who was sentenced to death.
Thomas Dalton, Michael Walsh, and Samuel Quinn, were charged with receiving gold, the property of the Wentworth Company, knowing the same to be stolen.
Thomas Finnerty stated that he had heard from different persons that the Wentworth Gold Company was being continually robbed of gold in large amounts, and that Thomas Dalton was a large purchaser. Before reaching the store of Dalton, he apprehended Henry Rembart on a charge of stealing, who was subsequently committed for the offence. Dalton kept a store at Summerhill, about two miles from the mine.
After telling the prisoner what ho arrested him for, he replied " that he had bought no gold from him." Mr. Finnerty then asked if he had any gold; he said he had, and brought out a bag from an miner room containing about 16 ounces. On opening the bag Finnerty immediately identified the contents as some of the Wentworth gold. Two other parcels were afterwards found in a box which was pointed out by Dalton, making in all 150 ounces or upwards. £57 Us. 10d. in cheques, and gold, were also found in possession of the prisoner. Witness had been in the district of Orange nine months, and never heard of any one selling Wentworth gold openly. Did not believe any storekeeper would buy it openly.
Mr. P. D. Mansfield sworn; I am manager of the Wentworth Gold Field; and reside at the mine; no person is authorized to sell any of the gold produced ; none has been sold during the past two years to my knowledge; if any has been it was stolen. The gold before the Court was pro-cured from the lode at the Wentworth Mine, and could not have been obtained without going down Uie shaft lending to it ; have bad great experience in gold and can easily recognize this from any other kinds I have ever seen. For the last month the produce of the mine had greatly lessened, but the quality of gold was about the same. The surface gold was quite different from what was got from the lode; this Is from the lode; knew Thomas Dalton only as a man of business; I often saw him ; was never told by him that he had purchased any gold from Wentworth diggings.
The shafts have only been worked about 5 months: they were opened by myself. About 16th May there was a rich discovery of gold made, but it soon fell off. The lode I have been speaking of was never worked except by the Company. The surface has not been worked since I came to the Mine. I am quite sure all the gold before the Court came from' the Wentworth diggings ; it is worth £300 or £400.
All was fully committed, and Quinn and Walsh discharged.
The Chief Constable applied to the Bench to have Thomas Dalton retained in custody on a charge similar to the one for which he was committed, but altogether distant from it. Application was granted.
WATER POLICE COURT.
Before the Water Police Magistrate.
William Smith, apprehended in George-street early this morning on suspicion that he was a deserter from some ship in the harbor, admitted that he belonged to the baroque Tomalin, and was seen on board that vessel.
William Dalton was taken into custody at eight o'clock last evening by constable Camplin, who deposed that, from information he had received, he went to prisoner's residence at Camperdown, where he arrested him, and brought him down to the Detective Office, on a charge of being a prisoner of the Crown illegally at large from the Colony of Victoria. Prisoner admitted his name to be William Dalton, and that he was a prisoner so at large from that colony, adding that he had lately returned from the Lachlan diggings. On searching were found £4 Cs. Gd. in cash, and a draft, dated yesterday, for £200, in favour of William Stewart, on the Oriental Bank in Melbourne; about three gold shirt studs. He had taken a house at Camperdown, where he was going by the name of William Stewart. It was ordered that ho be forwarded to Melbourne to be dealt with.
CENTRAL POLICE COURT.
BBFORE Messrs. Williams, Jolly, Finley, Caldwell, and Murphy.
Twenty persons were brought before the Court in custody : of these, four were discharged and two were remanded.
Edward Dalton was found guilty of having indecently exposed himself to public observation, and was sentenced to be imprisoned seven days.
NEW SOUTH WALES. MORE STICKING UPS.
As Mr. James Dalton, of Orange, was returning from Mookerawa, in company with Mr. Henry Davis, on Saturday afternoon, he was stopped by two armed men, and robbed of upwards of £230. There is a place between Mookerawa and Ironbarks, called Ginger-hill. It was while riding along a flat near the hill that Mr. Dalton's attention was directed to a man riding down the hill, his face thickly veiled with crape, and mounted on a very hand- some looking horse. Mr. Dalton's suspicions were at once aroused, and, turning his horse's head round, he made the beat of his way back. He had not proceeded farther in a spot where there is a blind crook, when he came suddenly upon another scoundrel, similarly disguised, who presented a short carbine at his head. Mr. Dalton, finding escape impossible, and being totally unarmed, had no alternative but to stand. The first man, who had made a prisoner of Mr. Davis, then rode up, and both Mr. Dalton and Mr. Davis wore ordered into the bush, and then and there robbed of all the cash they possessed. So closely were the men's faces hid, and even their hands blackened, that Identification of any kind was impossible especially as the villains threatened the lives of Mr. Dalton and Mr. Davis, if they so much as turned round to examine them. Consequently those gentlemen were unable to either ascertain the brands of the horse?, or the slightest information whatever to assist them to identify the bushrangers hereafter. After plundering all they could, the bushrangers decamped, and the belated travellers rode on to the commissioner's camp, and gave information.
The bushrangers appeared to be both young men, about five feet ten inches in height. Mr. Dalton has certain private memoranda that may indirectly lead to tracing the stolen property. It is plain that bushranging in this district is not over yet, and it is hoped that in future parties traveling with much valuables will take care to carry arms. There seems no doubt that this robbery was regularly planned, and that Mr. Dalton had been closely watched for sometime, as he was engaged collecting accounts.
THE Friends of the late Mr. JEREMIAH PATRICK DALTON are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, Melbourne General Cemetery.
The funeral to move from his residence, Chambers-street, off Gardiner's Creek road, South Yarra, THIS DAY (Wednesday), 29th inst., at half-past 12 o'clock p.m.
JOHN DALEY, undertaker, Latrobe and Spring streets, Melbourne.
Patrick Power and Charles Bell were indicted at the Quarter Sessions yesterday for stealing four cattle, the property of James Samuel, jun.; one cow, the property of James Dalton and a cow, the property of Thomas Dalton, of Orange, The trial lasted all day. The jury gave their verdict at a late hour at night, finding the prisoners guilty of receiving. They were sentenced to three years' imprisonment in Darlinghurst gaol with hard labor.
At the Bath Arms Hotel, Burwood, yesterday morning, the City Coroner held an inquest touch the death of the lad Walter Nolan. From the evidence adduced it appears that six young boy's, named Thomas and George Dalton, Michael Murphy, Alfred Keen, William Morgan, and the deceased, were out together opossum shooting in Walker's Bush, Concord, on Monday evening last. During their sport they had occasion to turn out on opossum concealed in an old hollow log, and to effect this end wood, which had to be afterwards fired, was piled about it. George Dalton had collected a heap of bark, und was absent a few minutes when the deceased went to the stack and removed some of the material; Dalton noticed him doing this, and immediately went up to him with his gun in his hand; while going towards the deceased the hammer of the gun fell and it went off, lodging the contents in deceased's body, somewhat below the breast. Dr. Scales had examined the deceased; and the jury returned a verdict to the effect that he was accidentally shot. Dalton, who was present in custody, was accordingly discharged.
Brisbane, January 20.
A fatal accident occurred at Toowoomba yesterday. A young married man, named James Dalton, a fitter, in the employ of the Government, was fitting a plate in the firebox of the locomotive when the engine unexpectedly moved, crushing him to death.
INQUEST. - SUICIDE BY SHOOTING.
Dr. Yonl, the city coroner, held an inquest at the Melbourne Hospital on Saturday last on the body of John Dalton, who shot himself with a revolver, at Collingwood, on Monday morning. The evidence of Robert Kewson, a boot finisher, was that he was in the company of the deceased at the Cambridge Arms Hotel on Friday night and had several drinks together. The deceased seemed to be in high spirits, as he had that day got work after having been unemployed for some time. About half-past 12 witness and several other young men were leaving the hotel by the back way, and the deceased went into the yard. One of the men knocked over a barrel, and Mrs. Flannagan, the licensee, went into the yard and told the deceased that if he went away she would not let him back in. Deceased said All right," and took a revolver out of his pocket, mid levelling it at his head and discharged it The bullet lodged in his head, he was taken to the Melbourne Hospital, where he died.
On the evidence of Henry Dalton, a brother of deceased, Elizabeth Flannagan, licensee of the hotel at which the deceased boarded, and Dr, Boyd, of the hospital, was taken. The jury returned a verdict that the deceased committed suicide whilst of unsound mind.
CASE OF DROWNING IN NEWCASTLE HARBOUR.
This afternoon at half-past 6, the body of James Dalton, brother of John Dalton, the well known tug owner of Newcastle, was picked up in the harbor opposite the Customs House. He was last seen alive on board the tug Energy, belonging to J. and A. Brown at half- past 2 this afternoon. How he fell overboard is not yet ascertained. The body was removed to the morgue, and an inquest will be held to-morrow.
The Sydney Morning Herald - NSW: Saturday 13 February 1892
MURDER IN NEW ZEALAND.
A man named John Dalton, a grass-soder, was found murdered at Ekotuhuia today, his throat being cut. He was drinking yesterday with two mates and a quarrel took place at midnight. The murderers have not yet been arrested.
Auckland, Feb. 13.
A man named John Dalton was found murdered yesterday at Eketahuna. His throat was cut, and there was a wound in his back. He bad been quarrelling with his mates on the previous night.
At the inquest into the fire on board the ship Everest, a verdict has been returned to the effect that the vessel was set on fire by some one. Immediately after the verdict had been recorded. Emmanuel Font, the ship's cook, was arrested on a charges of arson in connection with the fire.
Au official document has been received from Rome by Cardinal Moran, which confers on Mr. Thomas Dalton, M.LC, formerly representative of Orange, the Papal distinction of Knight, Commander of the Order of St, Gregory the Great. It is understood that the title is given in recognition of his munificence in support of religious and charitable works.
THEFT OF GOVERNMENT STORES.
At the City Police Court yesterday, before Mr. Panton, P M.. two men named William Murdoch und James Dalton were charged with stealing two rolls of copper wire. From the evidence taken it was shown that the rolls of wire of the exact description of those produced in court were studied in the Telegraph stores yard in Elizabeth street, and that on the 17th inst. two coils were missing. The accused were seen near the store yard on the night of that date currying two rolls of wire, which they secreted in a vacant piece of ground On being challenged they tried to escape, but were secured. They were committed for trial at the General Sessions.
PECULIAR DEATH OF A LUNATIC.
STRANGE POST-MORTEM RESULTS.
During the month of May last a death took place at the Lunatic Asylum; Fremantle, of a man named Thomas Dalton. Owing to the peculiar appearance of the stomach of deceased, it was thought advisable to hold a post-mortem examination, when it was found that his stomach contained 12oz. of quartz and slate, which caused failure of the heart.
Cardinal Moran will visit the Convent of the Sitters of Mercy at North Sydney to-day, where there will be a profession Tomorrow Cardinal Moran will assist at the procession of the Blessed baciunient, which will toke place immediately after Vespers in St Mary’s Cathedral tomorrow. On Monday he will conduct a confirmation in the parish of Burwood, and on Tuesday he will assist in the celebrations of the marriage of Mr. Thomas Dalton with Miss Annie Nugent. The ceremony will take place in St Mary's Church, Sydney.
(Before the Registrar, Mr. A. Henry.)
James Dalton, trading as Dalton Brothers, merchant, of Orange, v. Thomas Williams, fanner, of Spring, terrace, near Orange. The older was made, and Mr. W. H. Palmer was appointed official assignee.
The Assets Relisation and General Finance Company, Limited, v. Thomas McGregor. The matter was adjourned until July 3.
ENTERPRISING CLAIMANTS DEMAND TOO MUCH.
Sydney, October 13
Judgment was delivered yesterday in the Dalton wharf resumption case, in which the claimants, Mary and Josephine Dalton, Thomas Joseph Dalton, and Mark Sheldon (executors of the will of the late Thomas Dalton) proceeded against the Minister for Works to recover £105,138, as compensation for the resumption by the defendant Government of wharfage property, situate at Miller's Point. The Government offered the claimants £75,500 as adequate Compensation.
The court arrived at the conclusion that the amount of compensation offered by the Government was not only liberal, but even generous, and a verdict was returned for that amount.
Brisbane - Sunday Friday
The body of John Dalton was found floating in the Brisbane River today. Dalton had been in the office of the commissioner of police, and was subsequently employed as a traveler by the National Mutual Life Assurance Company.
KNOCKED DOWN BY TRAM
John Dalton. 35 years off age, a cartel for Messrs. Wcrtlieim and Co., was "knocked down by a Melbourne tramcar in the street yesterday. Upon removal in a unconscious state to the Melbourne Hospital, it was found by Dr. Spiers that he was suffering from a depressed fracture of the frontal bone. He was admitted for treatment, and his condition is serious.
News has been received of the death of Mr. Charles Henry Dalton, who was well known in drug circles, having been connected with the firm of F. H. Faulding and Co. during the last 55 years, and for many years was manager of the business at No. 5, Rundle-street. Mr. Dalton arrived in South Australia with his father by the ship Alice Maud, Captain Tindall being in charge. The late Mr. Dalton, who resided for many years in Kensington, was the doctor. Mr. Dalton frequently talked of his early experiences in this State. On his arrival he found several retail chemists In Adelaide, but Messrs. Faulding's was the only wholesale drug warehouse. Mr. Dalton was much interested last year in a discovery made by the workmen engaged in excavating a cellar at the time the firm was building a portion of its new premises, a foundation-stone being unearthed which contained a bottle with newspapers and a list of names, and the signatures of the persons, most of whom were old friends employed by the firm from its foundation in 1845. Mr. Dalton enjoyed good health until a few months ago.
SERGEANT-TRUMPETER CLIVE DALTON (who died of wounds at Gallipoli on August
12) was the eldest son of Lieutenant C. A. Dalton, A. and I. Staff, and grandson of the late Charles Dalton (one of the famous Light Brigade at Balaclava, and for many years in charge of the Governor's escort, New South Wales). He served as trumpeter for two years in the 13th (Gippand) Light Horse, joined the First Expeditionary Force, 4th Light Horse Regiment, and gained his promotion as sergeant trumpeter at Broadmeadows. He was an employee of the Victorian Government railways, and stationed at Werribee.
ABSCONDING FROM GAOL.
At the Horsham Police Court today, William John Dalton was called upon to show cause why warrants of commitment should not be issued against him in respect of his having absconded from gaol while awaiting the hearing of two charges larceny in March of last year. He was sentenced to two months' imprisonment in the Ballarat Gaol. On three charges of petty larceny, to which he pleaded guilty. Dalton was sentenced to 31 days further incarceration.
The Northern Territory
A CERTIFICATE has been granted to the under mentioned person to carry on business during the temporary absence from the Territory of the licensee.
March 21st 1922, Charles Victor Dalton, Stuart Arms Hotel, Alice Springs, for three months
F. G. BURT,
Clerk to Bench
Darwin, April 20, 1922
KILLED BY MOTOR CAR. - MANSLAUGHTER VERDICT.
Drivers' Increasing Responsibility.
The circumstances surrounding the death of Louis Rosenthal, aged 67 years, boot maker, of 690 Lygon street, Carlton, who died from injuries received through being knocked down by a motor-car in College crescent, Carlton, on July 3, were investigated by the city coroner (Mr. D. Berriman. P.M.) yesterday. Mr. P. J. Ridgeway appeared for John Leo Dalton, French polisher, of 225 Rathdown street, Carlton, driver of the car, which, it was alleged caused the accident. Senior-detective R. Brennan appeared to assist the coroner.
Robert Murphy, taxi-cab driver, of Kew, said: I had two passengers in my car when I passed a red double-seated car in Carlton crescent, on July 3. About 200 yards past the plantation this red car passed me at 30 miles an hour, on the wrong, side. The lights of this red car showed up a man crossing the road, and I saw it run him down. I chased the red car along Drummond street, traveling at top speed. I overtook it, and said, "You had better pull up - I have your number."
The driver said nothing, but one of the other passengers, whom I now identify as John Condon, said: "What do you know?" I replied: "I saw everything. Why did you not stop when you knocked the old man down to see if you had hurt him?" I will not swear that Dalton was the driver, but I believe that he was." Condon said to me - "It will pay you to know nothing." I told him that they had better go back and see if the old man was hurt, and that if they went back I would not. I noticed that the headlight on the driving side of the red car was looking upward in the air, and the glass was broken. His mudguard on the driving side was dented.
Walter Constable, carpenter, 31 Home street, East Brunswick, said - I was a passenger in the taxicab driven by Murphy on July 3. I saw deceased dragged about 20 yards by the red car. I heard no horn sounded. I identified Dalton as the driver of the car.
Alexander Pirie, engineer, of the same address, and a passenger with Constable in the taxicab, gave corroborative evidence.
John Joseph Condon, dairyman, 23, Amess street, North Carlton, said: The red car belongs to my father, and on July 3 was driven by John Dalton. In College crescent I felt no bump After we turned into Drummond street we pulled up before we saw the taxicab. The driver accused us of knocking a man down, and said that we had better go back. There was nothing wrong with our headlights or mudguards. We went back to College crescent, and found a man lying in the road, and Dalton, who was upset, said that he had been wrongly accused of knocking him down.
James Henry O Neill, clerk, 78 Curtin street, North Carlton, who was in the red car with Condon, gate corroborative evidence.
John Condon, sen., dairyman, Amess street, Carlton, said that while the mud guard of his car had always been dented, it was more damaged since July 3. His son, O'Neill, and Dalton were perfectly sober. To Mr. Ridgeway, witness said that Dalton was a trustworthy, sober lad, or he would never have given him permission to drive the car.
Detective Arthur Lee said: I examined the red car after the accident and found the glass of the headlight broken, with spots of blood on the reflector and the radiator shell. To Mr. Ridgeway. It was a dark and badly lighted spot where the accident happened, and anyone coming out from the trees might easily step in front of a car. To the Coroner. The nearest lights are 75yds. to l00yds away. On July 3 it was a foggy night.
At the end of the evidence Mr. Ridge- way said that the allegations of not stopping after the accident were not the crux of the matter, and there was evidence showing the darkness of the crescent.
The coroner. Personally and judicially I do not think any man is entitled to drive along and not expect anyone to step out in his track. He must exercise care. If the evidence of the driver and passengers of the taxi is to be accepted, Dalton drove away at the rate of 50 miles an hour, showing that he knew that something had happened that ought not to have happened.
The coroner found Dalton guilty of man-slaughter, and committed him for trial at the General Sessions on August 2. Bail was allowed in one surety of £200.
Death of James Dalton.
James Dalton, who met with a serious accident at Burnside Station, died in Darwin Hospital on Saturday night.
Deceased was reared by Mr. John Dalton, pastoralist, of Nebo, North Queensland, from where he enlisted and went to the war. He was a native of Lismore, N.S.W. He was at one time an athlete of repute and was the trainer of several important handicaps at Botany and other places round about Sydney. Deceased had no relatives in North Australia.
This is another of those many bush tragedies which impede settlement in North Australia. Bad roads, no telegraphs or other communications delayed the arrival of the sufferer about eight days before he reached the Darwin Hospital. It was impossible to get him here any sooner, A telephone at Burnside and a good motor road out from Brock's Creek would have made it possible to land this unfortunate man in Darwin in less than 24 hours and given the doctor a chance to save his life. After eight days of misery and agony the doctor had no chance, the end was a certainty.
Green's Statement From Box.
When the trial of Frank Donald Green for the murder of Bernard Hugh Dalton was resumed at the Central Criminal Court today, Constable Mills said that while Green was being taken to Long Bay he said to one of the other prisoners: "The _____ picked me. I never hesitated, It is a pity, I did not get him as well as Dalton while I was about it." Witness said he remarked to Green: "What's wrong Frank? Have you got the wind up?" Green replied: "You would have the wind up if you were in my shoes."
Detective-Sergeant Lynch (recalled) said that a sailor was shown a line up of men, but he did not pick Green.
This concluded the Crown case.
Green, in a statement from the dock, said that on the afternoon of the shooting he was in the vicinity and left the hotel at about 4.30. He had an appointment with a man named McDonald later in the afternoon as they had arranged to go to Cronulla. The accused declared that while he was in a cell at the Central Police Station, policemen came persecuting him about the shooting , and he told them he knew nothing about it.
Green denied that he had made the statements attributed to him in the prison van. All he said was: "They have shot Dalton and it is a pity they did not shoot the other ____"
Green said he had never carried a revolver. Every time he had had a fight, he had used his bare knuckles. He always believed in a fair fight. He could not understand why Tomlinson should have told such wicked lies about him. The only explanation was that he had done so, because Kate Leigh with whom Tomlinson had lived, hated him like poison.
Green stated that the money for his defense had been raised by public subscription in the Woolloomooloo district where he was born and had lived all his life.
Charles Connors, who witnessed the shooting, said that Green was not the man who fired the shot. He denied that he told Dalton's widow that Green had been responsible for the shooting.
Edward Brady, who was in the company of Dalton when the shot was fired, said he was satisfied that it was not Green who had fired the shot.
Several other witnesses of the shooting stated that Green had not fired the shot that killed Dalton.
Mrs. Dalton, however, stated that when Connors told her of Dalton's shooting he told her that Green had shot him.
The case was adjourned until tomorrow.
Further evidence was giving today at the second trial of Prank Donald Green, aged 2S years, who is charged with having murdered Bernard Hugh Dalton, in William street, Sydney, on November 9.
Charles Connors gave evidence that he saw a man come out of the hotel and say, "Cop this." Walter Tomlinson was shot, and Dalton, who walked towards Tomlinson, was also shot. Thomilli who did the shooting was not Green.
Constable Mills gave evidence that while he was in charge of a tramcar carrying prisoners, including Green, he overheard them say to another prisoner, "They picked me today. it's a pity I did not get him as well as Dalton while 1 was about it."
Green, from the dock, denied that he had made this statement.
Addresses by counsel were begun, and the Court adjourned.
DESPERATE TRAIN ROBBER.
Two Officers Killed.
Murderer Shot by Police.
FORT FRANCES (Ontario), Aug 24
Emench Frenette, a fugitive prisoner, killed Samuel Jones and James Dalton, two United States immigration officers who tried to capture Frenette after he had attempted to rob a Canadian National Railway train Dalton was shot when he entered the baggage car in which Frenette was trying to rob. Jones noticed some excitement on the train as it arrived at Eno, a village in Ontario. At the same time, he saw Frenette leaving the train with a pistol in his hand. Jones attempted to over power the murderer, but he was killed. Frenette escaped, but later he was trapped in a farm house He resisted the police until they set fire to the house. When Frenette emerged he was shot and wounded so seriously that he died later m the Rams Riser Hospital.
The conductor of the train told that he was compelled by Frenette to follow him through the cars to the engine, where Frenette robbed the engineer fireman and brakeman, and jumped from the train as it was entering Eno. Frenette escaped from the lock up at Fort Ranees on Saturday, after he had been arrested on a minor charge After his capture Frenette confessed to the murders and expressed sorrow. He claimed that he had lost both his job and his girl, and he was desperate .He robbed only members of the train crew, and did not molest any of the passengers, many of whom were unsure of his presence.
MELBOURNE YOUTH JOINS DISCOVERY
Engaged as Seaman - Ship May Leave To-day
Preparations are almost complete on the Royal research ship Discovery II., which is expected to leave her berth at the Nelson Pier, Williamstown, at 5 p.m. to day on the first stage of her voyage to the Antarctic in search of the American explorers, Messrs. Lincoln Ellsworth II and Hollick-Kenyon.
Because the rough weather of the last few days has hindered operations, the Royal Australian Air Force, Wapiti was not shipped until yesterday morning. Tests were carried out of the launching gear which will be used to lift the Wapiti from the Discovery II. The Discovery II. will go to Dunedin (N.Z.) when she leaves Melbourne, and she will then sail due south to the Bay of Whales.
A Melbourne youth, Thomas Houston Dalton, aged 16 years, has signed on as an able seaman. Dalton, who is at present living with his uncle at the King's Arms Hotel in the city, obtained the position won with the help of the principal nautical surveyor (Captain L. R. Sundercombe), who informed the boy, who Immediately he heard of the vacancy. Dalton, has signed on for two years, was educated at Brighton Grammar School and five cups testify to his athletic abilities.
"I have always wanted to be at sea," said Dalton. "I joined the Mcilwraith, McEacharn collier Ashridge shortly after I left school, and on her I worked between South Australia, Tasmania, New South Wales, and Queensland. I hope some day to be a captain in the merchant service."
When he left school Dalton gained experience at sea on the ketch Evaleeta, on which he worked for six months before joining the Ashridge. His grandfather was the late Captain Thomas Houston Dalton of Williamstown, who was a member of the expedition which endeavored to find Sir John Franklin, who was lost in the Northwest Passage.
SAILOR INJURED BY CAR.
Found yesterday in a dazed condition in George Street, James Lyle Dalton (20), a member of the crew of the H.M.A.S. Penguin, was taken to hospital on Saturday with a fractured pelvis. Today lie recovered sufficiently to say that he was knocked down by a car.
He did not think that the driver was aware of the accident.
INJURED ON STEPS
When he slipped on the front steps of his home last night James Dalton, aged 69 years, of Grey street, St. Kilda, suffered a fractured kneecap. He was admitted to the Alfred Hospital.
HUNT FOR ESCAPEE
Armed wardens are searching in Castlemaine district for John Dalton, 17, who escaped from a reformatory here on Monday afternoon He has abandoned a hone and dray which he was driving from the main prison to the prison from when he disappeared. Dalton who is also known as Boyd Barlow is 5ft. 10in, medium build, fair hair and complexion, hazel eyes.
GEELONG SUPREME COURT
In the Supreme Court today, Oswald J. Dalton, 17, of no fixed address, pleaded guilty to a charge of burglary, two charges of larceny from dwellings, one charge of horse stealing, and a ncharge of larceny, at Winchelsea. Mr. D. P. F. O'Keeffe, for prisoner, said that practically all the goods taken had been recovered within 24 hours. Dalton was remanded for Sentence.
HIGH COMMISSIONER SUED
Judgment for £400, with costs, was awarded against Thomas D'Alton, former Tasmanian Minister for Agriculture and now Commonwealth High Commissioner in New Zealand, in an action for damages by Harold Claude Little, former fruit agent, in the Supreme Court today. Little alleged that D'Alton wrongfully procured his dismissal as manager of Southern Tasmanian Co-operative Society Ltd.
FIREARMS SENTENCE TO STAND
In dismissing an appeal by Mrs. Glory Yvonne Dalton, of Randwick, against a conviction and a fine of £10 for having an unlicensed pistol, Judge Berne, in the Appeals Court today said, that in the past two months two policemen had, been murdered by people illegally carrying firearms.
Police evidence was that Mrs. Dalton had pointed a loaded revolver at her husband, Corporal John James Dalton, when he went to serve divorce papers on her.
The Attorney-General (Mr. Mc- Donald) said the Solicitor-General had perused the transcript of the proceedings, including evidence relating to charges in which Mr. J. Dalton, Minister for Forests, and others were concerned and had decided there was evidence to warrant indictments being filed against certain persons and this would be done as early as possible.
Thomas George de Largie' D'Alton was committed for trial by the Hobart Court on four counts of corruption, and was granted £500 bail.
NO TRACE OF FISHERMEN
No trace has been found of two men who disappeared from an 18 ft. launch in shark-infested waters near Nowra on Christmas Day.
The men, George Greenwood, 42, of Yagoona; and Clement and John Dalton, 50, of Bankstown, left Greenwell Point at the "estuary of the Shoalhaven River to go fishing. Later their launch was discovered empty, with the motor still running, near the river mouth.
Police think it possible one of the men fell overboard and that other went to his assistance and also drowned.
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