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THE KAIWARRA MURDER

+ _PEB FKKHB ASSOCIATION. J Wellington, June 18 After lunch this afternoon, William and Victor Dirnock, v*h> were the last to see Hawkins alive, feMuloolm and Donald' MoOallum, two lads, and William Darrell, engaged at thi soap works, Kaiwur, a, were fxamined. Their evidence was to circumstances after the death, and of little importance. Tho principal point m Darreh's evidence was-ihat prisoner, who supplied him with milk, rendered his aocount punctually on the first of tbe month, but the account for May was not sent m until the 3rd of June; Green and Chaplain, two laborers engaged m laying the gas main at baiwarra on the day of the murder, saw prisoner leave wot k at balfp»t 4 o'clock m .the afternoon, aud as tbey were returning to town met Hawklni going out io the din otion of his house Constable Oarrol, who was despatched to bring th) body intj town, gave evidence aB to the position of tho body when ho reached Kaiwara, nnd as to fiad ing seveial stones with? blood stains, also, fragments of paper. Witness was presont wheu prisoner's house was searched, aad the nevupspors were fouad. Constable Healey corroborated this evidence, bai be denied tint he suggested that the revolver fttnd at prlsoner'u houce should bs disohargti. Djteotlve Becjsmin gave evldenoe as to the searching of prisoner, bouse, and tbe finding of the papers, tie gun, revolver, atllett », and shot. Setroh was rmde for deceased's pocket book, but no trnoe of It waa fouud. Tho gun had the oppoarauoi of baying been recently discharged. Witness did not notbi »py marks of dust on the stiletto PortfQ3i of the newspapers found at prtsouur'u house wore bnndod over to Air Taeker, who was making an investigation on bebalf of ths police, lha drawers lo which tho stiletto aud papers were found were looked, but prisoner exp'alned tbat he kept dynamite m tbem, and tbe reason cf them belDj looked was to pievetit the ohildren getting at It. When witness arrested prisoner on tbe oharge oi murdsr be replied "It's all damned Ues. I won't be then long. 1 wlib I hicl better olotbes to go Ie," At 5 o'olook tbe Grown Proseottor said that h* would be unable to oomplyto the ' case ti»t evening and ask^d for a remand until. Friday. Counsel for prisonev ob« 1 iootejl, bat his wjr«hip ultimately granted 1 a remind until iplday, |

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THE KAIWARRA MURDER, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2152, 19 June 1889

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THE KAIWARRA MURDER Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2152, 19 June 1889

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