MOTOR CAR FATALITY.
CHARGE OF MANSLAUGHTER
The adjourned inquiry into the death of Ada Caro- line Nowitzki, a married woman, who was knocked down by a motor car in George-street West, on July
19, was concluded at the City Coroner's Court on
Friday. It was alleged that the driver of the car which struck deceased did not stop, and the numbers of two cars which passed about the time in question were given to the police, and as a result Joseph Gerald Belotti, the driver of one of them, was charged with
the murder of Mrs. Nowitzki.
Mr. Kidston appeared for the Police Department, Mr. M'Tague for Belotti, and Mr. Daley for the wit- ness. William Septimus Hirshman, who was the driver of the second car.
In evidence, Belotti and Hirshman each said it was impossible that his car had struck deceased. Conflict- ing statements were made by various witnesses re- garding the identification of the cars, but after hear- ing evidence at length the Coroner decided to dis- charge Belotti, and brought a charge of manslaughter against Hirshman, whom he committed for trial. Bail of self in £100 and sureties of £100 was allowed.