BURNING OF COONGOOLA
POLICE COURT PROCEEDINGS. ACCUSED'S STATEMENT TO
CUNNAMULLA, October 7.
At the Police Court to-day, before Mr. Graham Hewett, J.P., William Riley, on remand from Glen Innes, was charged with unlawfully burning the Coongoola wool- shed on November 10, 1894. Thomas Joseph M'Naulty, of the Criminal Inves- tigation Branch, gave formal evidence, producing the warrant and the depositions taken at Glen Innes, and also deposed that shortly after leaving Glen Innes on Oc- tober 1 accused voluntarily made the fol- lowing statement :—" I was cleaning my saddle one day when a kiddy came up, and I gave him two shillings to get me a pint of kerosene. I took it out to the shed, and walked up close to the race. I spilt some of it on the floor, and put a match to it. I threw the rest on the wall, and walked back to Cunnamulla." On the application of Sergeant Bell, who prosecuted, accused was remanded for eight days.
The police are at Coongoola searching for the remains of the missing man Martyr.