8[Untitled report, Dampier Despatch (Broome, WA), Saturday 30 September 1905, Issue No. 231, pages 353-354]


It was stated at the time of Mr Liebglid's murder the pearl with which he was enticed aboard the "Mist" was identical with the one said to be have been stolen from the lugger "Cleopatra" belonging to Messrs Travers & Ulbricht. This same pearl is now the subject of enquiry before the local Police Court. From the evidence it appears that when working off Wallal on 17th June a round pearl was raised by this boat and was handed by the tender, Augustine, to the diver, who is a Swiss named Silber Gala. It was taken aboard the schooner "Alto" and was weighed by Capt Franck at 44 grains and valued by him at 800.

Later on, Charles West, Carl Lilly, and Lilly's diver Victor, visited the "Cleopatra" and there was some drinking. After Lilly and Victor had left, the matchbox containing this pearl and a smaller one, which had been left in Silber's coat pocket, was missed. A written contract was signed by Victor and Augustine, and witnessed by a seaman of the "Cleopatra" named Sebastian, by which Victor undertook to make a present to Augustine if he kept his mouth shut. This contract has just come into the hands of Mr Ulbricht, and hence the action.

Simeon Espada worked on the "Taniko Toko", of which Victor was the diver.


Title Dampier despatch.

Imprint Broome [W.A.] : John B. Hughes, 1904-1905.


Location 3rd Floor Newspaper Stack

CALL NO 994.14/BRO

Coverage First issue (2 April 1904)-no. 231 (30 Sept. 1905)



Call # 994.14/BRO

Frequency Three times a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Phys. Description v.

Pub Date First issue (2 April 1904)-no. 231 (30 Sept. 1905)

Note All issues are in typescript copy.

Available on microfilm.

Summary Distribution area: Broome.

Subject Australian newspapers -- Western Australia -- Broome.

Broome (W.A.) -- Newspapers.

WA newspapers -- 1900s.

Found In Microfilm version: Dampier despatch [microform].