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THE KAIWARRA MURDER

i (PJBB PRHBB ABSOOIATIO]?.;^ ti '\_y. \ :-AL'jy. Wjßllinoton, July 22 Further correspondence between/Mr Jellicoe and the |Mipister, for Justice re Louis Chemis, has talKii-place.-'^lh' one "of the letters' ftfx : Jellujoe states : — " You, say i that every proper faqiity will be afforded the prisoner to place bef.re the,Gqv.e/nn\ent<any/.s^tfement or facts: that -he may consider material .to. the due i consideration of this case. For nearly a week ..you have successfully, prevented him from d.oing this. Every 'moment's delay is prejudicing his interests, .a id you as Minister -of * Justice are responsible for it. .'. I ain tnerefore cbmpe'ied.to say that I will; not. allow these interviews to be trifled with further, and unless ' ; I receive on Monday absolute ' authority to 'interview the prisoner, I shall deem it my duty to report, ati' the; circumstances tq His Excellency' the ! Governor, ! ih' order that the ■aid oi the Imperial Government may be obtained*by cable." - - . .Referring to the petition in favor A of -the tirisoner, the " Evening Press v .states:— "The signatures received represent members of both Houses of Parliament, uedical' men; Justices of the Peace, merchants, etc., whde among them there are also, .Mr Fernandez states, 'those of most of the Grand Jury and one .of the common jury which sat on the trial. - He further informs us that he '' knows of two other members of the convicting party having signed the -.petition, and has reason to believe tbat stilllmore will add their names before the lists are caUed^'in. ,■ ' In .connection with it,-, if is ' rumored that:One of the common^urymin was signing the petition in a well-known shop in town, and the owner of the shop after the signature was attached asked; the owner of the name ."how . he could . sign . tie petition in the isbe of the verdict he had Returned, whtreunpn r the juryman replied ''That had the jury any" idea that public feeling was run' ing so strong in favor of the prisoner they would never hive returned s«ch a verdict, di,! other, words would hqvs reversed it." v

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THE KAIWARRA MURDER Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2180, 23 July 1889

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