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A MELBOURNE RIOT

* CHINESE PREMISES RAIDED. A Mclltourno telegram to the- 'Sydney Mnrnintr Herald ' states that I.iule Bourka strict, the r-vene of many a conflict, probably iHtvcr wi;.-!Ps. r od .-urli a, M-.rious dis-tr.rl'-iniv- as tn.it which occurred on tho ninht uf -Snit-rini,. De.-arnbf-r 20. in comre-rju-'Li-o uf a certain r«M.-:-:i'n of tlio Expeditiounrv r»riv.s h<\;i;; iinp'.diivi bv a desire U> '.O'.-Ci lie pia."-. I'm.hi S"»v,i-.it-.:i street to Rusji.-il stroct iiauiiy a v.-j;:d-r.v v.hhh was not shuttered remained wii«.i,-. a:.d durinz tho conflict wiiii hj in tlr. lasted fur more tliEij i'.ii Iciii'. i.m.iY eMiaordinarv scenes v.vv* «i«i..«-J '] i-.c iivsL indi.-ationf. of the trouble v.o.ra • nvn eaiiy in the 111011.111.1;. when, a. lasna n-.iiiibcr of Mili-lior.s outside tii-» !:;|) uf .1. Ciiiiii'Fo. athrmiuj,' that one o| : !i.-ji- c.fiiij-ni!■ * had been so s(.'V«ro!y kickcvl liv ii<- ; njpr:^'.t 011 the previous exeiv.v.t that i. iia..l ixen found necessary to ek::4 "him ;-> MM'nouu-.e Hospital. Several conriabirs .iiv'-v-o \he les.i .-it/, cms members o( the ,-hi• • >rli !•• -<> ;:<>ijjr a,:d to induce tiioii 1 - m.ralcs ;.i M-|>:r.-i>. 'irouhlo f->r tr.< tiin- Kits .v.-rtrd: Kit tho diars/Oncr o( havimr ,->..- :i i.hlu-.l by a Chino-juan &:U <ir-:\i\v nv..l.\-'\ ■■:> sf\'.ir."iy that the story !oc;!!iii? until tini'ly rumors wcro ..arront that :ls<' inj:-:<»d u.an had d;o<i in th? 1 . M'.'llioar'.e Hospital. About, IwliVj>ast 6 oYioo'L in the. ov-fen-'r.jf a namlw of soldioa-s .-i<ss;mV>led in Lictlo Bourko ajem, and shortly afterwards a brick livrtlwl tlu-owfh a ;.I.\t/u-pJ.s6s •window in %Vsi«ss.vi* furniture shop. 'jlm crowd then dispersed, but ret'.rued to tho samo placa about an hour la.ter, ctio tliero ivoi-o than indioaaions that the dii.fiiTban..e was mora or kvss orSeveral men cawk/d, .and I'.**! Cross outfits io naive the vaujids uf tho=e who mipht como into conflict with. the. police. an<l the cail txv sjjsombio brouirhi hundreds of men to ths Volleys (, f ninci from nil Bides emaKlKd windows. TJIO police, on duty in tho yt« oinitv t«v> w-.w to cope with the dif> ttiTbaneo. and reinforocTrwms hastily from ]!-um»!1 istroct. Ti-oopt-rs .and foot oonstab!f»3 arrircd, and tho con.<•ta.bul.irv. usiiif; their batons tr&Hy, mado "vrTra-*! " .-vny.it.-, Tan their charpTS through a- lane, cleared by till ft horses of th« mounted men. It -van several hours before tlio di?turba nre ivas thoroughly rpiiotened. l'nssibly it -would liavu gon« on mueh hvl not, several of ih» morfl re.;;r. in.iMn snirits. at tho of a p.'li.-e foimed into, a dfuaitation and pono to tho Melbourne Hofpilal. where thoy_]earno3 that, i!ie o'dv soldier who had died that day had been a medi'eal rr.-e admittM r-rmi d.ivs ajo. This fat.isfaet--»ry new-s was noon r.o'ifed' slv.nt. All Ho->. A Chinese, who was injured during the afTr.iy, wa.s trea-ted .it th« M--]ivn:rne He-sriita-1 for a cut ryo ard o!her minor injirn.-.-. S..von men. jnr.hidirti a r-oldier and % mriM-ibi--". v-rre freat.-d at Melbounifl Hos' pital for euts r.r.d ahrs.iions.

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A MELBOURNE RIOT, Issue 15689, 31 December 1914

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A MELBOURNE RIOT Issue 15689, 31 December 1914

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