BUNINGYONG

Late last night we received information that a dreadful murder was committed at Buninyong, on the previous day (Monday last) . All the particulars that we have able to collect are, that a person named Jeremiah Connell had called at Mr. Veitch’s Inn, that he went into the kitchen and brought out a poker and, without any previous quarrel or provocation, commenced a murderous onslaught on bystanders. One man had his jaw broken, anotherwas seriously cut on the head, and the deceased, a man named Edward Martin, a servant in the employ of Mr. Veitch, was killed on spot. What the murderer’s motive could have been is a mystery, as he had not even been drinking. He was with difficulty secured, detained in custody, but in the course of the evening he made his escape. Next morning he again secured by the servant of Mr. Learmonth, that gentleman immediately despatched a messenger to Geelong, with a requisition for a mounted policeman to be sent up, and a trooper will accordingly be despatched this morning.

Geelong Advertiser, Nov 18 – [We learn since the above was in type, that the murder, up to latest date, was not complete, the wounded being still in existence, though not expected to survive. The outrage was a genuine Tipperary one, and the only offence given by the victim, is a Scotchman, was a mild remonstrance against the furious language the murderer was using against Orangemen and Protestants in general.]