Albany, March 1L Late papers by the mail steamer give details of the murder of Inspector Martin whilst attempting to arrest Father Mc3?adden at Gweedore on 3rd February last. It appears that after the celebration of mass that day the police appeared at the doors of the Church with the intention of arresting the priest. The latter, however, succeeded, m reaching his house, the police being m close pursuit for the greater part of the distance from the Church to the house. The police had to face the rushes of about a hundred peasants. The Inspector was stunned by a blow and while lying on the ground he was beaten by peasants who ran away at the priesi's command. Every bone m Martin's body except the right temporal bone was fractured. The skull was smashed and the bone driven into the brain. The body pre* sented a shocking spectacle.
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WESTERN AUSTRALIA., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2085, 12 March 1889
WESTERN AUSTRALIA. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2085, 12 March 1889
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