ON THIS DAY – April 19, 1907


The trial of the young German swagman, Kurnschoenrr, the alleged murderer of William Panton, another swagman, at Woodend on April 19, has commenced at the Central Criminal Court. The evidence was the same as that adduced, at the inquest. Mr. G. W. Maxwell is appearing for the accused, who pleaded that he struck Panton in defence against the latter’s improper and unnameable conduct. The case is proceeding.