THE MURDER OF EMILY MATHER
RE-INTERMENT OF THE VICTIM
Information reached Liverpool yesterday that the remains of Emily MATHER of Rainhill, who was murdered at Windsor, near Melbourne by Frederick Bayley DEEMING, which had been interred in a pauperís grave, had been exhumed and re-interred.
At 7am on June 17th, a little party of a dozen people assembled in the Melbourne General Cemetery, and looked on with heads uncovered while the coffin was being raised from itís pauperís grave and conveyed to the Church of England consecrated ground.
When the coffin was opened Mr THUNDERBOLT replaced the skull of the unfortunate young woman, which had been in the keeping of the acting City Coroner, and placed her long flowing ringlets in wreaths across the body. Mr THUNDERBOLT also placed in the coffin a sealed bottle containing, some letters and papers bearing on the tragedy, and a copy of the Evening Standard, dated June 2nd 1892, containing the copy of a letter from Mrs Dove MATHER, mother of the murdered woman, addressed to Mr THUNDERBOLT.
The coffin was then closed and when lowered into the grave a handsome wreathe of flowers, thoughtfully presented by, Miss RONALD, Florist of Swanson St, was placed upon it and the grave filled in.
When subscriptions arrive from England to augment the local fund, a
will be erected. It is proposed the stone will take the form of a solid block of stone, marble, or granite. On this will be carved the figures of two women representing the victim and her mother, with hands outstretched across the sea. On the lower portion will appear a suitable inscription.
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