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SUPREME COURT.

[PBR PBBSS ASSOCIATION.] Wanoanui, November 2. The hearing of the Maori will case, Rera Peti v. Ngalraihl Te Paku, was oonoluded to-day, his Honor reserving judgment. Daring examination as a witness Major Kemp said he thought the Government should make a law by which all Native wills would be invalid unless drawn out la the presence of a mag strate or Court offioial His Honor the Ohlef Justloe quite agreed with him, and suggested tbat the Major ought to bring the matter before tbe Government and ask that something of the kind be done. It was, he said, a peculiar omission on the part of the Government m not providing such a law, especially as they were so particular incases of Native land transfer. Major Kemp said he would do so. George Miller, alias Thompson, was oonvioted by the R.M. on three charges of theft of hides from the slaughterhouse of Mr T. Mitchell, batcher, at Aramoho. Tha Supreme Oonrt closes here tomorrow, and His Honor raturns to Wellington to attend the Oourt of Appeal.

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SUPREME COURT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1987, 3 November 1888

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SUPREME COURT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1987, 3 November 1888

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