The Melbourne strike fund in aid of the men on strike in London has reached L 14.000. Costello, who was convicted on a charge of murdering a woman named Annie Thornton at the beginning of July, was executed at Melbourne on Monday. The Victorian Government have abandoned the most important proposals of the timber duty relating to the decrease of sizes of undressed blocks. Mr Bell, M.L.C., who has occupied a seat in the Victorian Cabinet since its formation, without salary, succeeds the late Sir James Lorimer as Minister of Defence.
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Australian., Evening Star, Issue 8014, 17 September 1889
Australian. Evening Star, Issue 8014, 17 September 1889
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