WOMAN AND FIVE CHILDREN
KILLED. CHINAMAN'S FAMILY WIPKD OUT. (Presa Assn.— By Telegraph.— Copyright.) (Received November 20, 9.5 ii.m.) BRISBANE, November 20. A fearful tragedy occurred near Alligator Creek, betM«en Mackay and Blanc Creek, .some time on Friday. The white wife of a Chinese farmer named Ohiug and a. family of tivc children were > murdered m a most brutal fashion. C'hing went to Blanc Creek on business. On returning he found the bodies of his wife and daughter, named Maud, aged 17. a boy aged 5, and a baby girl lying together m the sittingroom. : The mother had been shot m the neck, and Mas horribly mutilated. Maud had also been shot m the neck. The others had their heads smashed m. A search revealed the bodies of the other children. Teddy (aged 10) and j Dolly (aged 8) three-quarters of a mile j from the house. It is supposed they were seen returning from school by the murderer, and Mere enticed away am! shot. Their school bags were . found on the kitchen table. The bodies m the house had been huddled together and covered with a table cloth. A table Mas placed on top. Ching states he left a Cingalese, evidently a servant, at home when he went to the township. On returning he. found the house locked. He thought the family were visiting some neighbors. He liad tea with the Cingalese m the kitchen, which was separated from the house. He .went to the neighbors, and failing to find the family,, became alarmed. He returned ami searched the hou^e M-ith the Cingalese, and made the terrible discovery. When he tried to communicate M'ith town, he found the telephone wires cut, probably by the murderer. • The police expect to make an arrest.
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