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THIEVES' FEUD

MELBOURNE SENSAfIoNS %

MELBOURNE, May 12. An amazing vendetta of the under world was brought to light in. Melbourne. Proceedings were commenced at the latter end of last year, when an audacious robbery was committed, at Kilpatrick's, the jewellers, in which trays of diamonds valued at £1000 were stolen in broad daylight. Arrests followed, and jurymen complained of receiving threats. One Crown witness was brutally assaulted early' this yea^r. A certain- Edward Whiting was- admitted to hospital with seven bullet wounds in his head and arm. He refused to divulge the name of his assailant. Later, three men were arrested outside the home of Matthew DaJty, all heavily armed. Latterly the fray has continued more openly. Albert Lewis was battered with revolver butts and lead piping, and shots were fired through D'aly's bedroom window. Frederick Cousins wa.4 phot nine! times, in the head and neck, and Whiting was shot at five times. Seven men were arrested last week in 'connection with the vendetta, most of them being bailed out. The feud culminated to-day in the shooting of Henry Slater in the street., Hq was taken to the hospital with five wounds. His assailant was arrested. Slater had been previously bailed ' in connection with the shooting of a constable, and was also one of the men arrested for participation in the vendetta.

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THIEVES' FEUD, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9608, 13 May 1919

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THIEVES' FEUD Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9608, 13 May 1919

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