THE KELLY GANG.
Melbourne, Jane 28. Government have sent a mortar to Glenrowan to dislodge the outlaws. It is doubtful whether Ned Kelly will recover. He has been mortally wounded in three places. The breast-plates worn by the gang consist of ploughshares. The man who was murdered by the Kellys at Sebastopol on Saturday was Sherrett, a selector, and a former associate of the gang. Ho was recently employed by the police, four of whom were secreted in a house near the scene of the tragedy. Byrne and the Kellys compelled a German acquaintance to call Sherett on one side, when Byrne instantly killed him out of revenge. The police summoned them to surrender, but they refused, and the outlaws then fired a volley and attempted to burn the house. They remained outside till the morning, and then disappeared. The police were inactive, and their explanations are unsatisfactory. They rode to Beeohworth in the morning, when the trackers reported that the Kellys had been seen at Mirchison. The police have surrounded the Kellys at Jones’ Hotel, Glenrowan, seventy miles from the scene of the outrage at Sebastopol. Superintendent Hare is wounded in the arm. The gang tore up the rails near Glenrowan, ahead of the special train, but unsuccessfully. Two children have been shot in one of the encounters with the gang. There is intense excitement over these events in Melbourne. Owing to the outlaws still continuing their resistance the police fired the hotel, which was burned down. The charred remains of Hart and Dan Kelly were found armoured. The bodies of Byrne and a platelayer were also recovered. A reporter belonging to the Benalla paper, two children, and the hotelkeeper were slightly wounded. The civilians were kept prisoners the whole of Sunday, and the platelayers were compelled by the gang to destroy the railway. Ned Kelly has been taken to Benalla. Melbourne, June 29. There ys little fresh regarding yesterday’s events at Glenrowan. Ned Kelly has in all thirteen wounds, and eighteen shots struck his armor. Dan Kelly and Hart wore, it is said, burnt after death ; but it is not certain whether they committed suicide or were shot by the police.
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