SAD DEATH IN GAOL.
A married woman, named Annie Vinni- combe, aged 40 years , died in Kyneton gaol this morning. On the 21st December she had been returned as cured from Sunbury Lunatic Asylum, whither she had been sent on the 10th of January last, but her con- duct had become so violent that she was taken back to the institution on Saturday. She was refused re-admittance, as those in charge had not a warrant from the Kyne- ton police. She was brought back to Kyne- ton, when her keepers left her near the police station, so as to permit of police interference. She was then arrested on a charge of being a lunatic at large, and not under proper care and control, and was lodged in gaol. She was paid inspection visits by police at regular intervals during the next 30 hours, and at about half-past 7 on Monday was found dead. The inquest was held this afternoon before Mr Menzies, J.P. as coroner, when the medical evidence was that the cause
of death was heart failure, accelerated by the oppressive weather of Sunday. A ver- dict in accordance with this testimony was
BEECHWORTH - Mr A. A. Billson, resident of tho United Shire Council, on Saturday evening, following the annual custom, invited the officers and work-
men employed to a social gathering, at the town hall. Between 50 and 60 were pre- sent, and a very pleasant evening was spent. Complimentary speeches and seve- ral toasts were proposed and heartily re-
CHILTERN - Frank Moore has been arrested in connection with the robbery of material fiom the United Brothers' mine some months ago. Moore had some of the articles amongst his effects, besides a num-
ber of other articles, alleged to be the proceeds of other robberies. He was re-
manded for one week
FERNTREE GULLY - Dr. Morris, of the Board of Public Health, in company with the local inspector of health visited Ferntree Gully on Friday, and en-
quired into various sanitary matters, in-
cluding the water supply of schools. Owing to the large increase of residents in the village settlements, the Board of Health has taken actions with a view of protecting the public health.
LEONGATHA - At the monthly meet- nig of the Wooryal Shire Council, the sec-
retary was instructed to communicate with adjoining shires, with a view to getting their cooperation in requesting the Public
Works department to hold over relief works for a time, owing to the difficulty of obtaining labour.
MERINO - James Elston, a lad about years, broke his leg again on Monday morn- ing. This is the forth time the limb has
been fractured within the last two years. It is thought that the bone is diseased. He has again been sent to the Hamilton
PORTARLINGTON - A visitor from Melbourne named Mr. Pett was thown from his horse on Sunday, and was severely shaken. - The contractor has completed the erection of eight shelter-sheds on the fore- shore at Portarlington
TRENTHAM - Mr. John Gilles, jun., farmer, ol the Coliban, near Trentham, whilst descending from the top of a load
of hay, fell heavily, an sustained a frac- ture of the left forearm. - At the Sacred Heart R. C. Church, East Trentham, on Sunday, Archbishop Carr adminsitered the right of confirmation to upwards of 80 candidates. The congregation was one of the largest seen in the district for many years.
Samuel Hulley was brought before Messrs. Shee-
han and Goldspink, J.P.'s, at the Carlton Court on Monday, on a charge of using insulting words. On Saturday afternoon, whilst Mr. John Todd, grocer, of Drummond street, was engaged in put- ting goods into his cart Hulley came up to him and made use of very offensive language. The offender was fined £5, in default of one month's im-