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..? , (PIR PBSB3 ASBOOIATIOiTi, ..-;., ■ WjaiaowroH* July i2i':.V''' •; DBoteotlve. Campbell ; a]ao gave evldenoe , as to Beitobing prisoner*! bouse and : arresting him. —By Mr Bqnny • All witness knew whan fee went; out taj) prisoner's plaoe first was that there had been foal play. It wad not till the second visit that he heard of the gun thot wbubd. ' '-. -W. Skey, Government aa»lyit^ recalled, Identified certain piaoes of papee ' received from the last witness on Janej9, ; He ' was pressed as to whether It waa not* j before the 9 h, bat replied it was eitheß^ the 96b or lQth. He, could prodaoe tha,;^ record from the Museum showlngxthe^;, '. exact date. ... 1 William Bowdep, half brother to Mm Hawkins, said there bad been • little illfeeling between witness and deoeasedy;bui| It wai a long time ago,— -By Mr Bunny : Had known prisoner for ten or twelveyears before he was msrried. Had found him a qnlet, nun, and had always respected him. Had had a little . to say In Ktlwarra about the murder. Had spoken to Mrs Chemls, bat thef '* only had a general conversation. Reoolleoted expressing a wish to go up ao the gaol and see the prisoner, bat there war no Intention on his part to get any Inform mation out of him. He simply went to> see him as a friend „ Prisoner had nev^sr done him any barm,. and he still had tho same feelings towards him, , ■ Two witnesses weir e examined as to fcbe olothes worn by tho prisoner on the day of the murder, bat they not recollect anything,..". ' ...,.:'. ; „' ". V..' J > ;;,: William Skey, Government analyst, recalled, said that on looking over his bopjfci he found that he received the papers fiqn>; Detective Oimpball on the st^ June, nofc^ the 9ch aa prevloaaiy stated;' ' ."„ h'. John Tasker, olvll servant and expert, produced paroels of paper received from ' the polloe wjbtoh he had gammed together,, and Identified as belonging to copies of. the (t Evening Pout." He also produae^ sorapß ; he bad received from Dr Oahtil ' These piedes were apparently different In texture to the other pleoes as they broke more easily. Witness also prod need » ohart made from the (i Evening Post " off 23rd May last, with an accurately marked line : showing, how the various fr*gmsuti~l fitted Id, partioalairly m regard to the pieoes found m the «round whloh corresponded with a copy; of torn paper found m prlßorer'a house. These comprised six imall pieoes about the size of a ehllilag,. ani formed part of the chipping colaqan.. , None of the edges of the paper wer» altered by witneaß.— By Mr Bunny : Had ( ■ no great experience In that particular ': : work. Witness was a junior olerk In the . office of the^ Commissioner of Polloe. He had received his instructions from Major. ; Gudgeon. Be had been m the offioe {tr seven years. Was brought up is' a -■ shipping o?erk. Never gave any redelpt « when he ieoelved the paroel* of paperi/ from the po'toe. Received the "firsV v parcel from Inepeokov Thomson on 6th " Jane. On ihe foUowtng morning received some from i Deteotlve Campbell and Con^ stable Card IK Had no Indication given him as to how the fragments would fit) Received the last parcel of paper on 18ch/ Jane. Completed his examinations oa ■ aOihJune. Had no way of Identifying; \ j cbe pieoea of paper urileaa by the memorandum attached when they were received. Was yery oarefnl In handling them, and paid particular care that each pieoe oE paper was returned to the B«me packet It was taken from. He was quite sure tha ' various Items were not mixed together* Constable Carroll, ro-oalled, itatqaYtbat he made a searoh at ' prisoner's! houae oo ' s>h Jpne, and found •> pleoe of paper In %' « ; trouaer pooket belonging t» prisoner. ThlspieoQ of paper \gas banded ore* to : - : : Deteotlve Botojualo. The piece of papei ptoduoed was the one. ' --■:? • :■,&' The Crown Proaeoutor Intimated he, would conclude hie oase to-morrow morning by recalling Deteotlve Benjamin. ■ No wltneieea will be oalled on behalf of aooußed, and as tha address of oonnaal ie likely; to oooapy all d»y It Is probable that--, the Obief J,uat<oe wUV dejfer Bummlpi np %t autil Monday. w ]' Wbiunotom, July 13, . The marder case Was resumed this morning, The wltneas Bradford waa recalled/ and : ' la answer to his Honor Sild that the gan was brought to bim to examine on the 4th. From the appeatfttioe of the barrels it could not have been fired off on Friday (the day of the murder.) The nipple presanted a different appearance when ha f shunned It la the Supreme Court to what > Ifc did irii tho R. M. Court. •..,"■ TiieOcown prosecutor handed witneii the gun to examine, again, when he saldj . . "Yes, the white stuff Is thereqoow, but oo my oath it w»i not tb,er« wUw \ \n\

gave evidence." In answer to his Honor I witness said be did not auggeßt anything./ The. atafl had appeared since. Looking* down the breeoh both barrels bad the fame ftppearanoe of befog oaked with powder. Heating the barrel would not have the altered appearance. Dr. Oahill, re called : First saw the dagger on the Satordoy nfght When the abeatb waa opened there was nothing to show that the blade had been used. Witness' supposition was that the weapon had not been cleaned by anyone. It would have reqaired grent care to e'ean tho blade without removing the verdigris. The dagger was used m the morgue. It w b cleaned la warm water and wi'ness inserted it np to the hilt m some of the wounds. This cOQcinded tho case for the Grown, and Mr Bell began his addrees to the Jary. Be contended that the evidence c inclusively showed the murderer's gun waa loaded with a piece of paper of Mty 23rd, taken from the wound m Hawkins 1 body, «nd he went on to argue that the ooincidenoe of the paper m 'he wound fiting the paper m Obemia hoaee proved that the gun was load* d m that house.

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THE KAIWARRA MURDER, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2172, 13 July 1889

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THE KAIWARRA MURDER Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2172, 13 July 1889