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BENALLA, This day.

Ned Kelly was removed by train to Melbourne today. He is very much better this morning, and it is now quite apparent that he is not mortally wounded. He looks well, although pale, and is only weak, principally from loss of blood, over exertion during the past few days, and excitement. His injuries, it is now found, are mere flesh wounds, which will rapidly heal, and are not dangerous. He is far more cheerful than might be expected, but the police will not allow any outsiders to interview him, so that no information as to the doings of the gang is obtainable.



The little boy, Jones, (a son of Mrs Jones the landlady of the hotel at Glenrowan, where the bushrangers entrenched themselves) who was wounded by one of the shots fired by the police into the house and was subsequently conveyed to the Wangaratta Hospital, died in that hospital this morning from exhaustion, following the terror and excitement of yesterday and the loss of blood from the wound. The wound itself was not of a serious character, but the effect of the dreadful scene on one so young lead to the fatal result.


BENALLA, This day.

It is now been ascertained that the man who so wildly yelled and gesticulated, and succeeded in stopping the pilot engine early on Sunday morning, was Mr Curnow, the State school master at Glenrowan. It will be remembered that he ran down the line, stopped the engine, and managed to communicate the news that the line was ripped up, the consequence being that the pilot engine and the train with the police were saved from total destruction. Mr Curnow after giving the information cleared off with all despatch into the bush without being recognised, and his movements were so suspicious in appearance that at first his story was hardly credited. It is now turns out that his reason for acting as he did was that he was afraid that were it known that he gave the information the sympathisers of the gang would retaliate upon him. He has, now the gang is exterminated, been induced to come forward, but is still very much afraid of retaliatory action on the part of the friends of the dead outlaw. In order to calm his fears, and ensure his protection, he and his family have been removed to Benalla.


GLENROWAN, This day.

After the final act of the tragedy yesterday, the charred remains of Dan Kelly and Steve Hart were laid out on the platform at the Railway station. Kate Kelly and Mrs Skillion were there, and were terribly affected. They cried bitterly, and repeatedly kissed the burnt bones of Dan. Mrs Skillion divided her time between Dan's remains and ministering to the comfort of Ned. She was very violent, and fiercely cursed and abused the police, calling upon God to visit them with vengeance for their “bloodthirsty and cruel murders.”


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