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*> MAGISTERIAL PROCEEDINGS. [PRE PB_BS association ] We-XING-ON, June 14, Bowles was o^oas-cxamln^d, chlffl/ as to whether he beird shot* fired ou the night of the murder. 'Wt noas replied that no shots were heard, although ho was milking at 5,30, about th* time the mnrder waa oommltted. When he found Hawkins' body be did not know he was murdered. Mrs Hawkins, widow of the deceased, was examined, but her evldenoe was o no great Interest. Bhe Identified one or two articles found near the soene of tbe murder as the property of her hasbsud, and wr ioh were In his possession ou the morning of the murder. Dr Oshltl was examined, and gave a lengthy deaorlption of tbe wounds, whioh was the same as given at tho inquest. H • deposed .to taking a number of pieoes of paper out of the wound*. These he took home and oleaned them of blood by soiiklng the fragments In successive dishes of tepid water, He then pltoed the pieces In folds of olean white blotting paper aud after pressing them dried them Io tbe oven. Subaequnntly at Inspector Thompson's reqiest tho pieces of p»per were banded ov.r to a gentleman In the Government Buildings, who was making oertaln Investigations for the polioe m conneotion with this oase. Ihe weapon to h_ve erased the woauds must have been doable-edged, tapering, and very strong. A atiiletto (produced) or similar weapon would produce suoh wounds. He oommuoloated hU ausptoloov of foul pUy to the police about 11 o'olook on the night of the murder. There were no blood stains on tho stiletto when he tyrstsaw it. This concluded the f*x«ailnation of Dr O-hlll, and It being 5.15 p.m, the oase waa adjourned until 10 a m. on Tuesday.

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THE KAIWARRA MURDER, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2149, 15 June 1889

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THE KAIWARRA MURDER Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2149, 15 June 1889

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