The Argus at KellyGang 12/3/1879
THE KELLY SYMPATHISERS
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(FROM OUR OWN CORRESONDENT)
The Kelly sympathisers were again brought up to day before Mr Foster, PM.
Mr Zincke protested, as these men had already served a sentence of nine weeks, and no evidence had been tendered. If they took steps to avenge such treatment when let loose no blame could be attached to him if he advised them so to do. What were the reasons that they should be detained in custody?
Mr Furnell answered, the same reasons as were before advanced.
The remand was then granted, Mr Foster requesting Mr Furnell to apply to Captain Standish to have the necessary evidence forthcoming at the end of the remand period.
Mr Zincke contended that as the police had handed over their functions to black trackers, and to the New South Wales police, the men ought to be released.
Richard Strickland, John Lloyd, John Quin, Wright, Daniel Clancy, and James Clancy were then brought up and remanded.
Mr Zincke said to Mr Furnell, "There, you have a week in which to manufacture evidence.”
Mr Furnell – “That’s sufficient."' The Court then adjourned
The Queensland aboriginal troopers, under the command of Sub-inspector O'Connor, and accompanied by a detachment of our police, started off on an expedition to-day. Their destination is, of course, a secret, but they are going to see if they can find any traces of the Kellys.
A man named Jack Cain was arrested yesterday morning on a charge of being a sympathiser or abettor of the outlaws, and was sent to Beechworth by the 8.19 train last night.
Constables Johnson and Bell were despatched this morning early with orders to arrest some persons who were supposed to be sympathisers, but they were unsuccessful in their mission, and were returning home this evening, when they saw two men they wanted in Craven's Commercial Hotel. They called them out, and told them they wanted them over the river at the police barracks. The men refused to go, on the ground that the police were in plain clothes, and they did not believe that they were policemen. When the police attempted to arrest them they both struck out and maltreated the police. Mr M'Bean,JP, who happened to be close by at the time, came upon the scene, and the men then allowed the police to take them. The men's names are Tom Lloyd, jun., and William Tanner. They are both able-bodied strong men, and had it not been for the interference of the magistrate the police would have been severely hurt. As it was they were scratched about the face and cut in several places, and on arrival at the barracks, with their clothes all bespattered with blood, they looked as if they had had a very severe encounter. The prisoners will be brought before the magistrates tomorrow morning.
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