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(PBR PBEBS ASSOCIATION.) New Plymouth, Maroh 22. On the Court opening this mornlns Mr Standlsb wanted to make an explanation with referonce to &lr R. Stout's statement that he was a puppet Id the hands of Jas. McLauohlah. but the Commissioners said tbey conld not hoar him, as it was mt right thet anyone should be allowed to oome before them and make explanations of wba*, had been eald. OommUsloner Reid then called on Joaboa J toes to go on with hio eta _c, Jones pnt In several foolscap folios of the charges against Rawson, Samuel and others, charging them with conspiracy, Jonea asked for seven days* a^nurnmant to meet bis witnesses and consult wltb Tbe Commissioners Informed Jones ihat he was unreasonable. . Mr Samuel who had taken up S r R. Stout's brief opposed tbe adjournment, Ha_sald Jones had been aware of the Commissioners sitting from the first and held that It was dlsgraoeful to keep oharges oonohed m suoh language hanging over men's heads. Jones said the eppllo-tlon was not unMaionable, for he bad to oall witnesses from Australia. *>The Commissioners said they bad no power to summon witnesses outside tbe eolcny, and besides, the period of the Ojmmlsaloo'a slttlna was limited. Jonei^sald sorely the Governor who made the Commission for thirty days oould do so for thirty week*. Commissioner Reid said It would not ba right to pnt the oountry to such an expenseAn adjournment to Monday was granted to enable Jones to get ooonsel and call his witnesses. Mr 3amnel applied for all pipers relative to the Makan Commission th.t sat relative to a lease from tbe Natives at Mokau to Jonea to be prodooed. Tbe Commissioners said they would see to It. The Oonrt a<"j turned till Monday.

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DISTRICT JUDGE RAWSON, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2094, 22 March 1889

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DISTRICT JUDGE RAWSON Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2094, 22 March 1889