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THE KELLY TRIAL The long-pending trial of Edward Kelly for the wilful murder of Mounted-Constables Michael Scanlon and Thomas Lonigan, in the Wombat ranges, was brought to an end at the Criminal Court, on Friday, before His   Honor, Mr. Justice Barry. The trial occu- pied two days, and at 10 minutes past 5 in the afternoon the jury retired to consider their verdict, returning in half-an-hour with a verdict of guility. The prisoner heard the result with comparative firmness, and re- marked that neither Mr. Bindon, his coun- sel, nor Mr. Gaunson, his solicitor, under- stood his case as he did himself, or the result would have been different. He affected the opinion that it was in his power to have produced a different verdict if he had liked to make certain "disclosures"; but this clap-trap was suitably rebuked by   the learned judge, as was also some other remarks of Kelly's intended by him as justification for the murders. Sentence of death was passed upon him in the usual form which the culprit heard with what was no doubt affected complacency.