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THE SCENE OF THE TRAGEDY
GLENROWAN, This day.
Glenrowan is this morning the scene of much subdued excitement and evident curiosity. Crowds of people from all parts of the district have flocked in to view the scene of the most desperate bushranging encounter on record, and to look upon the charred remains of the hotel, in the burning of which two of the desperados perished. The spot where Ned Kelly fell was visited by crowds of curious persons. The burnt remains of Dan Kelly and Steve Hart have been taken away to Greta by their friends, the authorities having given the necessary permit. The visitors are very eager in their efforts to secure relics of the conflict; and out of the ashes of the hotel burnt knives, forks, cartridge cases, and anything else that could be kept are being carried off. In the stockyard fence a great many bullets were imbedded, and these have been cut out and treasured up. On the spot where Ned Kelly fell some leaves spotted in blood from his wounds were found, and these have been all taken away and preserved, as if they were of great value. Wild Wright stayed at McDonnell’s Railway Tavern last night, and seemed much affected by the fearful tragedy that had occurred. It is estimated that before the last dreadful act of yesterday there were considerably over a thousand spectators present.
GLENROWAN, This day.
The little township of Greta , where the Kellys’ sisters, Mrs Skillion and Kate Kelly, reside was a scene of great excitement last night. Mrs Skillion's hut was crowded with sympathisers all night. The remains of Dan Kelly and Hart were laid out there as decently as they could be under the circumstances, but they were a most horrifying spectacle, according to the accounts of all who saw the sickening sight. The Kellys’ sisters were deeply affected, and were very violent in their remarks as to the conduct of the police, but this was only to be expected, all the circumstances considered.
EXCITEMENT IN SYDNEY AND ADELAIDE
SYDNEY , This day.
The metropolis of New South Wales was in a state of intense commotion yesterday owing to the intelligence of the fight between police and the Kelly gang and the ultimate annihilation of the latter. The streets were crowded with people anxious for the latest items of news in connection with the tragedy and each succeeding edition of the evening papers was bought up with rapidity, the demand been such as to fully test the capabilities of the best printing plants in the colony. Altogether 90,000 words were sent across the wires for Sydney alone, of which number the Evening News received 8500. That journal published five editions. The excitement continued without abatement up to midnight , and even today the public is still eager for further details of this surprising event.
ADELAIDE , This day.
Intense excitement reigned in the city and all over the country yesterday, owing to the intelligence as to the encounter of the police with the Kelly gang, and the destruction of the band of outlaws. Telegrams came from all parts of the colony asking for particulars. Most of the country papers issued extraordinaries, and in town, in addition to several editions of both evening papers, the S.A. Advertiser issued edition at intervals, and immense numbers were sold. The newspaper offices were besieged up to nearly midnight . The general feeling was one of great satisfaction at the extermination of the outlaws, and regret for the innocent lives lost.
A Special Edition of The Herald will be published early this evening, containing further particulars of the Kelly episode, and full information as to the dissolution, including the Ministerial memorandum, and the Governor’s answer. Our commercial and share report also appear in the Special Edition.
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