On This Day – September 23, 1908

Albert Cartledge, who is charged with having murdered his wife at Ballarat East on Saturday night, appeared in the Town Court this morning, before Messrs. A. J. Pittard, T. Harvey, and I. Pearce, J.P.s.  Cartledge was neatly dressed, and he appeared to acutely feel his position. Sergeant Kelly represented the police, and formally read over the charge. Cartledge made no response and when the sergeant asked that a remand be granted until next Thursday the prisoner merely nodded his head.  The remand was granted and Cartledge was then removed to the gaol. He made no further allusion to the tragedy.

The funeral of Mrs. Cartledge took place this afternoon. A brief service was conducted by the Rev. J. West Law at the residence of Cartledge’s father, where the body had been removed late on the previous night. The interment was made in the New Cemetery at Ballarat North, and there were a large number of spectators at the funeral.