Today in history: Man convicted over five stolen spoons

ON THIS day (December 7) in Gladstone history: 


The work of cleaning out the Tondoon Dam has been progressing satisfactorily.

Ald WR Golding, to whom the work was entrusted, was able to secure the scoop and the council's own staff has made good headway with the work. The rain on Thursday interfered with the scooping.

During the early hours of Wednesday morning, the premises of the Renalla Drapers, Gladstone, were broken in to, an entrance being gained by breaking a window at the back. A small sum of money was taken from a drawer behind the counter. The matter is in the hands of the police.

Yesterday, Leonard Frank Horne, 21, of Gladstone, was brought before the police court charged with having in his possession, five spoons suspected of having been stolen. He pleaded guilty, and was convicted and fined £3, in default 21 days imprisonment in Rockhampton gaol.

Mrs AH Friend has her energetic committee hard at work organising the monthly Red Cross market which will be held at the hut in Goondoon St next Friday.

The shilling (10 cents) table, which proved such a popular feature at the last market, will again be installed and patriotic flags will be placed on the footpath in the main street with members of the VAD appealing for collections.