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DISTRICT JUDGE RAWSON

, .» (Pan Press Apsociation.') Naw PtYMOOTH, Maroh 7. The Oommlsslon re Judge Raw son rorained this morning, when Mr Jeillcoo, of Welllrgton, was present to aot for those who wished to make obarges. Commissioner Reld haa reoelved charges from William Humphries, A'exr. Bo* well and Michael Byrne. Boawel.'. oharge wns to tht. effeot that R-aWSon corruptly ond vindictively committed blm f< r trial t-j the Supreme Oourt when h* must bavoj known the charge was fa'se, that Riwson tampered wtth and hindered Biewell'a solicitor and wonld not allow him to call •vlderoe to rebut the evidence given W-111-.ra Humphries charged Rawson with having eonrplred with Messrs Samuel and Oorkll) to procure Herman Wallath to take a falsa oath, amonntlng to perjury, for the purpose of Injuring Humphries, alao that Raw son attempted to tnduoe Wallatb to swear an affidavit he knew was false. Humph* les also charged Rawson with belog unduly h flaeneed In the ad- 1 ministration of jaatloe by Mr Samuel and j to the prejudice of Humphries. Michael Byrne oharged Rawson with Impropriety as Registrar of the Supreme Oourt m the drawing up and completion of Orders. Mr Jalllcoe asked for tho time to be extended for the filing of charges as Kople oonld not come to Interview him fore Saturday, and a number of wittresses had bten subpoenaed from Hawera, Manata, and other places. He a«ked tbe Commission to adjourn to the middle of next week. The Oommlislon thought the oharges ■snt In ahould be firat disposed of. Mr Rawson thought It would be prejudicial If he had to reply to auy oharge before all were lv. Mr Jell!ot-e agreed that Mr Rawson's application waa fair, as no' accused person should be asked to answer obarges pteoosneal. Commissioner Reld said that If Mr JelHooa oomdnenoed and showed a strong prima facie oase, the Oommlsslon would, perhaps, oonalder oalllng witnesses and paring expenses, Mr Jalllcoe took Humphries' oharge first and examined Wallatb, after whtob .the Oommlsslon adjourned to 2 p.m.

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DISTRICT JUDGE RAWSON, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2081, 7 March 1889

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DISTRICT JUDGE RAWSON Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2081, 7 March 1889

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