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New Plymouth, Maroh 18.

(On resuming at 2 p.m., about a doz3n wi'neoses wero o.Uled, who stated that they never saw Jadgo Kawson drunk during 1 thy lest tweuiy-fivo yeara. „ Me Rawaon wae sworn, and stated that one day, ten years ago, bo w»8 out shooting, and rota-nod to New Plymouth cold, tired sod hungry. He went to the Tar&sakt Hotel, and got a glass of whiskey h't, aod thon pr<>Of>eded hnaje. At the onrrji-r of Gill &tract he becaaia giddy, and luiohed nnoe or twice, but be did not fall, as atatrd by the witness Howell This dizzineee to a billions attack. He donlod that he had ever m his life been andne the under liflaenoe of Mqaor. Bo stated, with regard to tbe £60 he borrowed from Mr Samuel, solicitor, that it happened m this way : He was Registrar of tbe Supreme Court, and was about £150 short for the payment of witnesses' expanses at tbe criminal session . He paid away about £80 of his own money, and he happened to mention to Mr Samuel thU he oould not pay any more witnesses' expenses until he got a voucher from Wellington. Mr Samuel thereupon offered him the money, he aooep'ed it, and used it to pay witnessed expenses, The money was obtained from the Treasury about three weeks nfter and In the meantime he had Increased his liability for addittona to his house, on the strength of money arriving from Home ; bat the money did not arrive m lime. He could not repay Mr Samuel the money when It name from Wellington, but offered to get an overdraft at the Bank and pay Mr Samuel off. Mr Samuel replied, 11 Never mind, you can pay me when you like ; I will oharge you 8 per cent interest for it." That was the explanation of tbe loan from Mr Samuel. The loan tras afterwards paid off when tbe money oame from England. Mr Jelllooe said he did not Intend to proceed any further with the other charges. The Court adjourned till to-morrow, when Mr Rawson's cross-examination will be resumed. New Plymouth, Maroh 19. Judge Rawson's examination was continued thie morning. He den'ei that l»o was ever drunk m his life. He stated that In 1881 expecting money from Fog- [ land which did not come a*, the time ! expected, he borrowed a sum from Mr Samuel, whioh he repaid him. He also explained his reasons for giving oortaln judgments. Mr Samuel was reoalled to explain why the jury was dismissed m Humphries o»se notice being required before any binding order could be made. Other law questions were answered.

Mr Jelllooe said he would admit a jury oou d not be summoned without an order.

This dosed the evldenee on the charges and Sir R. Stout is now addireeslng the Court.

Sir R. Stout and Mr JelHooe both addrevsed the Commlßsioners who afterwards said they could not make any comment but must reserve their remarks for their report. Commissioner Reid said that this would clotfe the oharges that were m but there was aoommunioation from Mr &ft line of Feildlng, a Uwyer, and he wanted to know if Mr JelHooe appeared for him. Mr JelHooe said no, he had been aiked but had declined, Commissioner Reid said the Commission would be sitting a few days longer. Notloe had been sent to Mr Jones and the time foe receiving Mr Stalne's oharges bad been extended to Thursday. Mr Joshua J ones was called but there was no appearance. The Comadjourned till to-morrow at (en o'olook.

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DISTRICT JUDGE RAWSON, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2091, 19 March 1889

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DISTRICT JUDGE RAWSON Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2091, 19 March 1889

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