The Argus at KellyGang 21/9/1881 (2)

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Patrick Quinn giving evidence

Mr Nicolson explained that it was on the day the outlaws were at Younghusband's Station that Quinn endeavoured to entice him away to the King River .

In reply to questions by Mr Nicolson, the witness further stated that he warned him that the outlaws intended sticking up a bank at Bright, Seymour, Euroa, or Avenel.

Mr Hare then handed in a number of affidavits in support of his evidence. Amongst those was the following declaration from Constable Phillips, showing that two members of the gang were wounded in the first attack of the police at Glenrowan:-

"I, Wm. Phillips, constable of Goornong, . . . do solemnly and sincerely declare that I heard the following conversation pass between Ned Kelly and Joe Byrne at the rear of Mrs Jones's hotel, Glenrowan, about 10 minutes after the first encounter at 3 a.m. First my attention was drawn to a voice asking, "Is that you, Joe?" "Yes, is that you, Ned? Come here.’ Come here, be ---. What are you doing there? Come with me, and load my rifle. I am cooked.' 'So am I. I think my leg is broke' 'Leg, be ----, you've got the use of your arms. Come on and load for me. I'll pink the ----.'

'Don't be to excited, the boys will hear us, and it will dishearten them. I am afraid it's a case with us this time.' 'Well, it's your fault, I always said this ----- armour would bring us to grief.' 'Don't you believe it; old Hare is cooked, and we will soon finish the rest.' They then went towards the Wangaratta end. Secondly, that I informed Senior- constable Kelly about an hour afterwards that two of the outlaws were cooked. Thirdly, that to satisfy myself that it was them I heard talking, I examined Joe Byrne's body at the watchhouse, Benalla, on the 29th June, 1881 ... and found a bullet hole clean through the sinews of the calf of the right leg, and his boot, when I pulled it off, was full of blood. And I make this solemn declaration, &c. , Wm. Phillips. Signed and declared before me, this 16th day of September, 1881, at Campaspe.-THOS. ROBERTSON, J.P.

The commission then adjourned until Thursday, when they will meet for consultation only.





The seventeenth annual show of the Chiltern and Barnawartha and Indigo Agricultural Society was held in the Chiltern Showyards to-day. There was a very large attendance of visitors, and the show was pronounced on all hands to be the best that has been seen in this district for years. The show of draught stallions was extremely good, the first prize being taken by Mr Griffiths' The Baron, by Victor, a handsome dappled-grey horse, who was placed first by the judges at the late Benalla show. Mr J M'Kay's Nugget's Pride, by Mr Miller's Nugget, was placed second. The latter is a well-made and extremely useful horse and his stock promise well. A two-year old colt by him took first prize, and a two-year old filly by him, exhibited by Mr Baxter, took first prize in her class. Among the aged horses Merry Jack by Kilburnie Jock, Earl of Rodney by Champion of Scotland, Indigo Jack by Kilburnie Jock, Gofty by Kilburnie Jock, and Young Champion were worthy of notice. Messrs W and T Withers' Blue Ruin by Blue Peter, a handsome bright bay horse who takes greatly after his sire, was placed first in the class for thoroughbred stallions. Mr Whitehead's Beverley, a powerful chesnut horse, by the imported Cleveland Governor, was placed first in the class for stallions calculated to get weight-carrying hacks or hunters. Mr Conroy's Young Blue Peter was placed first as a thoroughbred two- year old colt. Mr WC Reid showed a very useful country stallion in Launce- lot by Snowden. The hacks were very good. Messrs Crawford and Co. took first prize for hacks up to 15 stone and Mr W Whitehead took the prize for hacks up to 11 stone. The short horns were not numerously represented, but the quality of the animals exhibited was good. Mr C Connors, of Mayfield, Oxley-flats, was the principal prize-taker with Ruby's Duke, a bull over two   years, Lady Sarah, by Rockingham 13th, a two-year old heifer; and Lady Rocking- ham's Butterfly, a yearling heifer. Mr James   Scott took the prize for a two year old bull with Duke of Mayfield, bred by Mr Connors.

There were 68 entries in the different wine classes. Mr GF Morris, of Fairfield Vineyard, took the first prizes and one second, and was twice honourably mentioned. Mr SA Meyer, of Corowa , New South Wales , took two first prizes; Mr Pierce, of Rutherglen, Mr A Beck, Mr F Beck, and Mr Busee took one first prize each. The wines were greatly admired by the judges, but some of those not placed bore unmistakable indications of injudicious fortification, and one sample had been flavoured with spice. The show of dairy produce was very fine; Mr C Kierath took the leading prizes for bacon, and Mr J Gilmore was placed first for hams. The show of sheep was only moderate, there were no merino rams sent in. Mr J Whitehead took the prize for merino ewes. There were only seven entries in the classes for longwools. Mr J Whitehead was placed first for longwool rams, and Mr W Newcomen was first with a longwool ewe. Very few pigs were shown, but they were of good quality. Mr O'Neil and Mr Keirath divided the prizes.

The weather was threatening all day, but no rain fell till near dusk. The Chiltern brass band was on the ground, and contributed greatly to the pleasure of the visitors by playing a selection of popular music during the afternoon.


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