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Wellington, Jaly 10 lit the Kalwarra murder trial this morning, Maty Hawkins, wife of the murdered man, gavajslmllar evidence to that Id the lower Oourt. Sbe telegraphed to Ledtn, wbo lived at Fox ton, to oome and attend Hawkin's funeral became they were great friends. There itki 00 quarrel between them. Qeorge Bowles and her husband hud some words over rheep, but never quarrelled. Oroßß-ex«mlned : Some two hundred sheep were brought from Bowles' plao* to her husband, the latter piid for them; they were no: brought down to protect Bowles while he went through the Bankruptcy Opart, and Biwles never applied to Ret them b»ck, It was untrue that Huwklos ever laid In the preienoe of witness' mother that the first time he met Bowles he would shoot him like a dog. Nona of her family ever quarrelled* Witness was then questioned as to alleged disputes between deaeased and other people, bat stuted she had never heard of any. Hawkins nevee had a row with poachers, but objeoted to persons shooting on Mi property.

F. W. Ledlo, a Flnlander, disposed that he wai invited to Hawkins' birthday patty, and denied be bad ever quarrelled nr ith him or wia ordered out of the house, On the contrary they were always good friends.

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THE KAIWARRA MURDER, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2169, 10 July 1889

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THE KAIWARRA MURDER Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2169, 10 July 1889

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