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SUPREME COURT.

♦ [PKB FBBBB ASSOCIATION, j Wbujngton. July 1. Mr Justioe Richmond m bis address to the Grand Jury at the opening of the oriminal eesßiona said the ohiof oases of interest were charges against a farmer of burning his own ataoks with alleged intent to defraud the Insurance Oompany, whioh oame under the heading of arson, the robbery of a safe from the Feilding post offioe and the Eaiwarra murder. It was many years _inoe bo grave an offenoe as the latter ooourred iv the district. The only question would be, Who did it ? He would not attempt to go into the evidence believing it would be better to be silent' on the subjeot. The jury would bave^to confine themselves to suoh evidenoe as brought before them bb developed before the Magistrate. I The oaße was one of circumstantial evidenoe j only ; m most murder cases of the worst olass there was seldom any eye witness and tbe evidenoe was therefore purely oiroumetantial. The oharge of trying to pass a silvered penny as half a orown againßt Henry Dunoan •nd Emily Bison is now proceeding.

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SUPREME COURT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2162, 1 July 1889

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