The Brisbane Courier 4 Januar 1915 | Armed Conflict

The Brisbane Courier (Qld.

: 1864 - 1933), Monday 4 January 1915, page 6

BATTLE AT

BñCKElHiiu

TURKS ATTACK A

TRAIN.

FOUR

PERSONS

KILLED.
AMONG THE

ENGAGEMENT
ROCKS.

RETALIATION CITIZENS.

BY

THE

GERMAN

CLUB BROKEN

BURNED IITL-L,

DOWN. .Tammi} 2

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The commiinit} continue«« in a state ot intenso excitement oyei the sensation^ of }estorihv, happenings vi hen a «unie of men, dosuibcd as Tinks cntienelud themselves «onplc of i miles outsiili Hil! Bioken the load to Silicic on a and med on picnic tram ta goin,. «Sillelton foi the annual Mi«, Umtv ihe-ttet of Oddfellow-. picnic snoit rom killed, lillians weie seven otliu
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loll«, tvy.v

liieliiding of

police,

weie

wounded
weie
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ami

the

lollowing rima M wiv low n ] A Midland,
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n

attacking pnity were Hie killed Coyne, Pieiberg

kilkd
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Hotel

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Cobalt-streot,

Bail«T.
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billum
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Shaw,
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foreman,

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aged CD, labourer WOUNDLD Mai y Iuivaiiagli, 23, tailoies., aged shot though the base of «ne bkull Von
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James

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Geoigo
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serious I1

shot in dillon serious lliomua Campbell, aged 70, preLi't" mde* COadll,°11 "ot

Stokes, a boy aboul H the shoulder and elu&t
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tinsmith

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Imej elbow

aged 15 bullet « 0 d and Iracted, ned home Alma Prockei, aged d4, caro Bray, Bervl-lane, shot ,'"
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Constable
Hiigli, Mills,

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suffering and 40
ore

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lired Hie in mg continued dm um ,1% whale time the tram was 1T« « two men, 20 or W all -Tie men weie so close lo tho tram that they could be plainly ««" i" either Turk« or Afghans'" thev n et als, flung the Turlash flag ,t was ti."ra that Hie} wore Turks, of whom aro sei eral ,n Broken Hill Al Millard was riding along the Hack bo-itl« the lailuoy jme as the tram was in ed lie on and beçamo a tai Mt for one shot, killed winch um the on 11,0 spot. bullot pierced his head Inspector j\In]lei at once sent a force of police on the soono Lieutenant) "Ro-.eli was communicated with by the police all mid he despatched vm'ablc men ion ncclod wath the irmhtary forées whom ho could renou J he lurk«), after their ntlack on tho trajín, moved off tow aids west of Broken Hill, and were followed by then umed police cn« When pmsueis icuched i the Cable Hotel, fjcrgcaut (,ib point -near son saw tw o mon amouaat the w uno N"ot suspeilini, Ounttz rocks on the lull elie that the} were Sergeant dib enemy. son was about to make of Jiora inquiries when suddenly they opened ino on the Counted Constable Malls was Bli nek car by two huile*» at tilla outset Tu mg coin menced then on both sides Ailet shoot one man their way, the ïirl« mg on took toi er in seme rooks a few hunnrul ''inn lords west of the Cable Hotel there was general rush a "(wiards the civilians mostlj spot from Die town by of lifjp iluhs piesent or past members it and members of citizen forces The out on tacking parly spread Hie ml lulls, fne was pimrnl and a Hot joining The the enemy's position links into returned Hie fire with spirit, but -nilhont tile effect, willoh is rather surprising, ns short, tho and was attuclung lnngo some cases pnitics m exposed llicniscliei thol to get ni rashly in then* Offoits a It yus 'Hie ultim kin,, not a long battle being constantly leinfoicel li paitj was who were in men any eagei aiming foot vehicles they could obtain 01 on Just about 1 o clock a rush took jil ice to the Turks' stronghold and they wera the ground behana tlien* found lying on shelter wounds Ona Both lind many it tim was dead and the other expired hospital later Cn their way to their rocky, ncioss ilia stronghold the linfa kuocked at the Minmi ile ll'tcl dooi of a house neal 'Hie íesident opened the dooi mid ¡>onm Ilka iinssed botweon words linn und Turks Then of thom íaised his rifle, ono warnin? and wathout fned point blink The bullet went tlnough the Victim's bodv TJie identity of the Turks who weie shot has been established by the police. killed outuglil, Mulla Abdulla, who w is butcher nas fSome dais ago ho vii« a si itightcring for convicted and fined for sheep on licensed not premises slaughtering He had previously hi en before the court on a similar einige Ho elderly about «as nn mian, by appeal ance to TO (Tool Mahomed the wa} died on va hospital Ho bcliPied to be an is Smiler cream vendor. Vbdulla earned a rifle, Inn and an apparently liomc made lattei The doher had pocl cts foi 48 cartridges ind 20 of tho pocl cfs- wera also had his possession Ho in a empty nifa revolver and tnitridgos and a new and sheath Tho otliei mun a s rifle was

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and sheath Tho otliei mun a s rifle was Martini Henty a Assou, Walsliama from Punjab Peshawar, when of the police vins one Bhot, earned watel to him lins he did at little raak to liunself, foi ¡lie vus at no the time a target foi the Tinki, Viiotlur ulii^ mun t« the de conti lhtited laigel} foal Khan wns Bihtdei, a cailH ownir Hie and diivn His le -dence is icir it Cabio Hotel, and uicd was bl police as tho to tour a shoot from Ui routh the window » Jdlralei lie police this morong that stated to the the Turks saw walking al a Jlttb dis the was a He tance past Ins pltico i ol tin. one tout, when door feeding foi links fned at lil n, und saul. Dont Ile ared low «io oi I will shoot }ou and tim a¿ain nt about 50 }axds migo, virt bullet) pawed his sliouhlci ovei lie said io Bihader close to his cai l w11 shoot at ino again link, If von rifle and shoot }ou get mj Yestorda}'s biquel to the tiogedy vi'* Tim men provided bv several thousand Club in DeUmoi' walked to the Gcmmi hirli y stheet, and set fne to the buildingwere buof tuno in a cntnely consumed irovvd \B the buildings weie burning tin hislilv and liun ulled patriotic airs sang ellon lias in conn« been ai rested A man the militait, willi fi\«l with tho lue ttlilli ba}onets and loaded nues, appealed tu line fne wai in progiess, but too lito do amthing BROKEN HILL, danu u t J Aftoi the burning of the («cullin Club on Inda} night a gicatlt o\ piLiiutcs -vitli the titcd tiow-d went out of town ot « inn' of laulin; tho camp intention a forte of uiiica Howeyoi temisteis. ] olieemoii and the linlitnrt -win in prompt this iitlimliince mil fiustruUd purpose ^ hen the row d -rot b iel t« tow n the«*« w>U talk Crystal stuet ins oí mitins lioiisi s o-cupica of arlackiiH' some view a '1 not his pi vposnl w is bv ViLstmns lion at PI, milled eflect into --iturdaj all on \bmit tint ion amed til ii v Oin!) ot the Gemían moi nuil, linnhe J fligstaff and nnud theeis i mm the poh mi hosted the \ust| iliun flag VII the bwpit») the seien wounded in fuirlj -well ire except Camp pio¿re«sng ft bell, who cutical (oniiii0"1 ron um in it vt is An the victims itiqu« on «perna ii hur5 kalindi) on mil adjoin ned un* st de city i .»nun ti« in dnv nc-ct The «-ti mp of Fuppipsserl eve itcniei t with a li dum nuclei mi rent of i-icial An fitbng Uirc.it foi .was arrested on Sacuid iv night He UM min to «tlioot nnolhei crang followed b} a big crowd
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