The Argus at KellyGang 27/1/1879 (5)

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Mr Bowman. - That information and the warrant issued on it is perfectly valueless.

The Police Magistrate. - What about the remand warrant?

Mr Bowman. -That is no good if the original warrant is bad.

The Police Magistrate. - I consider that you cannot go behind the remand warrant.

Mr Bowman. - But the original warrant must be good. However, I knew the men would be remanded before I came here. It is no good my saying anything in opposition to it.

Mr Bowman and Mr Zincke then left the court, and the prisoner was remanded. The following prisoners were then brought up singly and remanded for seven days. James Quinn, of Greta ; Joseph Ryan, of Benalla ; John Quinn, of Wangaratta; Michael Haney, of Benalla ;Thos. Lloyd, of Greta ; Frances Hearty, of Winton ; John M'Elroy, of Swanpool ; John M'Monigall, of Greta ; Robert Strickland, of Winton ; Daniel Clancy, of Wangaratta ; and Jas. Clancy, of Wangaratta.

The Court then adjourned.



It has been reported to the police authorities that a man was stuck up near Eldorado on Friday last. The offender said he was Steve Hart, and had been into Eldorado for provisions for the gang. He also said he would put his hands on the Kellys and Byrne in half an hour. He afterwards rode away in the direction of Tarrawingee. It is supposed that the whole affair is the drunken freak of some swagman. A picked party of troopers who have been out in the Yackandandah district for several days returned to Beechworth yesterday, but without any traces of the Kellys. The information which they have obtained is however considered to be very important, and they will start out again directly. Great precautions are now being taken by all the branch banks in the outlying districts against any repetition of the Euroa affair.


Midnight. Since my report left there has been an interruption in the telegraph wire between here and Wangaratta. It is believed that the wire has been cut about the junction of the line near Wangaratta.. Information has been given to the police. Benalla has been spoken with, but they are unable to communicate direct with Beechworth. A line-repairer will be sent down by the morning train to see what is the matter.

The action taken by the stewards of the Albury meeting in disqualifying Mr Whitty and his horse Prince Alfred, and declaring the Hurdle Race void, will probably lead to some law proceedings. Mr Whitty considers he was not fairly treated, and has given instructions to commence an action against the stewards to recover the amount of the stakes.


'   The Railway from Springs to Wahgunyah will be opened for passenger traffic on the 20th inst, and on the 1st February for goods to Rutherglen only.


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