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THE KELLY. OUTRAGES.
SEKGEAKT KENNEUY'S LAST MOMENTS.
Ihe Mansheld correspondent of the Argus telegraphs the followiug:-The means by which the following account was obtained I am compelled in honor to keep secret, but I place every reliance upon the source from whence it came." One portion of the sad
narrative is confirmed from the fact that
when the remains of Sergeant Kenifedy were
discovered there were found near him some
sheets of writing-paper fastened together with
a small paper-binder, with three leaves torn from it, and upon the missing leaves it is sup
posed the letter was written to his wife. It has since been proved that this paper was bought in Mansfield by the late Sergeant Kennedy previous to starting on the fatal expedition. The particulars given below were related by Kelly himself personally to
a* confederate some time after the murders were committed, whoso name I cannot re veal. The following is the account referred to :-M'Intyre's evidence, as given in the Mansfield Guardian, is, in the main, pretty correct. Upon seeing M 'Iuty re gallop away, Kennedy, continued to fire at us without effect, as we sheltered ourselves. We let him tire about five shots from his revolver, he remaining nearly in the one position, aud standing. A shot was fired by ono of my mates, after which ho started to run, fol lowed by my brother and myself. After running about a quarter of a mile, and ap parently seeing no chance of escape, as we were making upon him with our weapons, Kennedy got behind a tree, and as I came within pistol shot ho fired his last remaining charge. As I saw him levelling fair at my head, I suddenly fell on my knees, and as I did so I heard the bullet whiz just over my head. I then fired at Kennedy, who fell
wounded at the foot of the tree where his body was afterwards found. The other two men, Hart and Byrne, who were coming np to us, seeing that the sergeant was secured, turned and went in pursuij of M'Intyre, who had escaped on Kennedy's horse. The ser geant never moved from the spot where he fell, but complained of the pain ho felt from the bullet wound. I should say we were with him nearly two hours trying to get what information we could out of him. He always endeavored to turn the conversation in the direction of his domestic affairs, his home, his wife and family, and very fre quently of the little one he had recently bu'.ied in the Mansfield Cemetery, to whom he seemed very much attached, evidently knowing he would soon be by its sido. I could not help feeling very much touched at his pitiable condition, and after a little I said, " Well, Kennedy, I am sorry that X shot yon. Here, take my gun and shoot me." Kennedy replied, " No, I forgive yon, and may God forqive you too." He then wrote as much on some slips in hi3 note-book as his fast failing strength would allow him. After he had written what he could with his pencil, he handed the paper to me, and asked if I would give it to his wife. I took the paper, and promised that when I had a safe opportunity I would do so. The sergeant then appeared to be suffering very much and in great agony. I could not look upon him so, and did not wish to leave him alone to linger out in such pain, BO I suddenly, with out letting him see what I intended, put the muzzle of my gun to within a few inches of Kennedy's breast. When he saw that I was going to shoot him he begged of me to leave him alive, saying, " Let me alone to live, if I can, for the sake of my poor wife and fa mily. You surely have Bhed blood enough." I fired, and he died instantly, without another groan. We then took his cloak and covered it over his body, and left him to be buried by those who might find bim. I did not cut his ear off as reported ; it must have been eaten away.
MORE STICKING Ur.
The Violet Town correspondent of the Age writes on Thursday:-MrLambell, a butcher,
has just been interviewed by me. He states.! that at 4 o'clock this afternoon, upon his re turning homewards, about three miles from Violet Town, a horseman passed him, and, doubling back and riding up alongside of his wagon, asked him if he had an}' money. Throwing his leg over the saddle, he jumped into the wagon, drew a revolver, and, de manding money, took from him one £5 note and Beveral £1 notes and some silver. He
returned Lambcll one penny, telling bim to go on, remarking, " We will be in Violet Town." He then rod» off, and Lambell re ported the offence to Constable Duross, the only constable on foot here. He then proceeded home, and, accompanied by Mr Frank Beggs as a volunteer, went out, but beyond learning that a man answering the description given had been seen, no trace was found. They then re turned, and the constable sent a telegram to Captain Standish. More constables have been promised to be sent to Violet Town, where greit consternation prevails. Impor tant information has been received at Euroa this afternoon concerning the Kelly gang, but in the public interest the police refrain from being more explicit.
SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST THE T0MCE.
One of the Coranderrk blacks who has
been engaged in tracking the Kellys has made the statement that the police who were with him displayed a disinclination to find the desperadoes, even when he had good reason to believe that he was close upon them on one or two occasions. The source from which the statement has reachcd us
lends a certain amount of credibility to the charge, serions as it undoubtedly is.
THE STOLEN BANK PROPERTY.
The following correct description of tho moneys taken by the Kelly ging from the National Bank, Euroa, has reached the de tectivo office :-Sixty-eight £10 notes, sixty seven £5 notes, 418 £1 notes, £500 in sove reigns (not £300 as before stated), and about £90 in silver; also ah ingot of gold, weigh ing about 30oz., of a dark color, as if stained with sulphur aud charcoal; its shape is oval at the smaller and circular at the larger end. .
Last night's Herald has the following:
. MANSFIELD, Friday.
A party of police has just returned from
an unsuccessful search after the outlaws. A report is current here tli.it the four men were seen near a wild spot not far from Mer tou, called Hell's Hole, and that later on yesterday they were within 20 miles of
Last Saturday morning the Kellys were seen at Keanamble Creek, about 12 miles from Violet Town, riding quietly along. A
man named Milliard became excited at Euroa
on Wednesday, and said the police were in capable. He was locked up, but discharged by thelocal magistrates. Tho police are watching a number of suspicious characters, and will take in charge anyone who ex presses opinions in favor of the Kellys. There are many enemies of the Kellys at Violet Town, who are afraid of their pro perty being burned by Kelly's friends. The National Bank is managed by Mr Scott, who lives at Euroa, and has a clerk in charge. He keeps the front door locked, and is well armed with several rilles and revolvers. Xo
doubt there is very little money left in the bank. Atll o'clock last nigh!: a horseman rodo into Violet Town, and looked about him for some time, when, he whistled and was joined by another. They were joined by two more, and the four rode away to wards Benalla at a rapid rate. They had their faces covered, and rode splendid horses. Kelly boasted at Younghusband's that h«i would rob a Benalla bank. The police at Euroa got- ready to start up the ranges last night, but camped
at the . Creek ford for some time. There was a decided step to be taken last night, but it was stopped for some unex plained cause, and the police went to Benalla. There is little doubt that the Kellys have been close to Euroa, with telescopes, watch ing the men upon the hills. Many men stealthily left Euroa at different times and went up the ranges, probably to communi cate with the outlaws. Detective Ward is very active at Benalla, under Captain Standish. Mr Hare has a splendid horse up here, and means to go at once on active duty in 'the ranges. There arc over 100 men out in the ranges after the Kellys, but they are all in the vicinity of Benalla, away from Euroa. Tho proceedings of the polico are very difficult to follow, as the black trackers watch everybody.