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AUSTRALIAN PRESS AGENCY.
Mr Smyth, Crown Solicitor, appeared this morning at the Police Court for the purpose of asking for a formal re- mand of Ned Kelly, the bushranger, charged with a series of murders and other outrages. The prisoner, owing to wounds received at Glenrowan, was unable to attend, and several remands will be necessary before the case can be gone into. The principal charge is the murder of sergeant Kennedy, Con- table Scanlan and Lonigan, the various bank robberies, the murder of Sherritt, and resistance to the police at Glen- rowan, together with a long catalogue of minor- charged. The indictment is more formidable than any yet brought against any criminal in ibis colony. It was proposed to assign a counsel to aa to conduct the defence, but Kelly's friends declined the offer. The magis- trater, in a brief statement, consented to to the remand. The feeling is becoming general that the police are greatly to blame in con- nection with the attack upon Jones s hotel at Glenrowan, and it is expected that the Government will appoint a Royal Commission to institute an en- quiry into the whole affair, together with the general organisation of the force. A communication has been forwarded from New South Wales, for the purpose of arranging the appointment of a board to distribute the reward offered for the capture of the Kelly gang. There is much activity by the candi dates fur Parliament. Mr William Gaunson's nomination paper with fee, has been lodged this afternoon for East Melbourne. Mr. Brophy stands for Ballarat, and Mr. Lalor will be opposed for Grant. The schedule has been filed of Wil- laim Filgatc, Asot Vale trainer of racehorses. Liabilities, are 16,300, and assets, LI. L.3,000 has been secured to the Union Bank. The causes are losses in racing and stock. An insolvency meeting in the estate of James McEwan and Co., wholesale grocers; was held to-day, when a large quantity of debts were proved. Business is firm. The demand for breadstuffs are quiet. Flour, L 9; wheat 4s 3d. Tnere is little doing in the stock market. A good enquiry exists for Band and Band Company.