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The Herald continued with its reports of the KellyGang and Glenrowan.


 There is very little to add to what has already been published in reference to the capture of the Kelly gang. In the district, matters have quieted down, and the excitement is now pretty well over.


The condition of Edward Kelly continues to improve. He is growing quite strong, and may now be regarded as altogether out of danger. It is doubtful, whether he can be brought up at the City Police Court on Monday, the day to which he has been remanded, and it is most likely that he will be further remanded till his recovery is complete.


It is stated on authority that, owing to the excellent and effective aid rendered by the black trackers in the capture of the Kelly murderers, although their services have not been prominently or sensationally brought forward, a small force of Queensland blacks is to be permanently attached to the police force of Victoria .


There is no reason for believing that any departure from the ordinary rule into legal proceedings in the case of Ned Kelly will be made. It has been suggested that the magisterial inquiry in his conduct take place at once in the gaol and in private, but it is at present the intention of the authorities to bring on his case before the City Court, to which he stands at present remanded for the 5th inst.; and, on the production of the proper medical testimony as to his inability to attend, to apply for further remands from time to time until he can be produced personally, and the law is able to take its usual course.


Now that the gang of outlaws, who for so long made themselves the terror to the North-eastern district, are exterminated, and peace once more restored, the excitement attendant upon their movements has partially subsided. The way in which the members of it grew up amidst a career of crime, and were schooled to depravity, points to a very strong conclusion as to the measures which should be adopted for the future dealings with their friends.

There has been a small colony of their friends and relations established in the affected country for many years, and associated as they have been with the most lawless of criminals, they have grown together as it were in such a manner that any attempt at altering the state of affairs has proven a failure.


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