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TBA&EDY AT MACKAY.

FAMILY ANNIHILATED

.WOMAN- AND FIVE CHILDREN

MURDERED.

TELEPHONE WIRES CUT.

MACKAY, November 19

A terrible tragedy occurred at Alligator Creek, between Mackay and Plane Cieek, some time on Friday afternoon, when a woman named Chong and her three childrea were murdered. It .appears that her hus-i band w ent to Plane Creek on "¿usine 3, and when he returned he tiotind that his wofe and thiee childi en had been murder-« ed, and two other children were missuig. Ali Were found together m the front room Hip wife had been shot m the neck and horribly miutulated, bis daughter Aland, aged d7 years, was <also shot in the neck, (and two tluldren, a boy aged 5, and a baby girl, a yeal jnd eight months old, had ?then heads bashed in, and the bi-auns protruding The house where the victims resided as built of iron, with three rooms, and ia situated three miles on tho Wane Cieek side of Alligator Creek When the Ihuslband sent word by messenger to Pliaio Greek, it was found, when trving to communicate witn town, that the tele- phone wires had been cut, and the» as put dow n ito tlie (work of the murderer The bodies of the four viötans were taken to Plane Creek on Saturday afternoon hy tram, and the romains mero buried therc(

La,er

Later now-, states that itlie bodies of the two missing children lhave been found ?about thiee-qüarters of a rrtile away from the house, m What is known as the wood Ipaddoch The <rnl Dolly, about 8 ?years of age, was shot under the tar, and her «kuli bashed in, and the bov, Teddy, .vged 10 vears, was also shot un the he-uh Their school bags wire found on the kit- chen table They w ei e teen coming home drom school, and it us thought that the murdeier enticed them avv-iy tind dm them to deoith The bodies of the two children were buried next to the others in tlie Plane Creek cemetery this after-

noon

The police and black trackers have the matter 111 hand, and it is reported that tihev have »omo evidence on which to

make an cirrc-"^

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