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THE KAIWARRA MURDER

(fBR pbbsb'As.oOlaTlON,) Wellington, Augußt 21. Evidence was given of the purchase c f a wad cutter at Dertan's, by Bobert Dybell for Chamls, who received It from the latter on April 15' b, Mrs Ohemls detailed the visit of the police to her house the day after the murder. There were no pleoes of paper In the bnudle that Detective Benj-mln brought out from the bedroom and gave Inspector Thompson. She was quite sure as .be oould see It all. The gun was In the bedroom. Her husband had never used It on Friday (the day of the murder). On that morning she used the drawer from which tbe revolver, eto , was token by the detectives. It then oonalned powder and abot, fl.Bks, caps, a box of wads, a wad outter, a cocoa tin containing £7 or £8 In money, a tin of powder, a [ box of dynamite cap 9 , some fuses, and j Borne el off witness took to be dynamite. Af «er tbe search was over the articles ! were still there except what the police I took away. Tbe artlo.es were then shown Ito witness, and she swore to them separately. Hor husband got the wad critter about Easter, and made wads from pleoes of band box which was kept on , the shelf. Tbe police saw this band box on the day her husband was arrested. The caps, wadi, eto., Witt till} m tfe«

drawer, and B.nj.min turned tho contents out oq tha bed and pub thorn baok again. Whan he firs, searched there was a tin containing four quail In the kitchen, They had been shot on Wad- 1 | neaday and Thursday. B3l.jaa.in opened the tla and looked m. A man named , Greaves saw the quail, and so did har brother who eat some of them on the Sunday after the mmdir. Cross-examined by Mr Ball : Did not know when the police oame they had a warrant to search for a pookot book containing soven pounds. First heard of the Hawk'ni affair when her husband returned from serving mhk on the Saturday morning. When he cams home to dinner be said ho had heard at Kalwarra that Hawkins was dead. She did not ask what the police w.uted when they put In an appearance, bnt when they began to search her huaband said " what Is It all for," but got no answer. She did not openly express any surprise so as to speak, but Inwardly wondered. Ia answer to other questions witness .aid tbe dagger was got from an Italian about 8 years ago, Sho snore most positively that a piece had not been out from the band box sinoe her husband's oouvlotlon, but It was In the same Btate as when the police first saw it. Mrs Chetrils was very olosely questioned by Mr Bell, and at 5 o'clock the cross-examination not being nearly finished the Court adjourned till *>morrow morning..

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THE KAIWARRA MURDER, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2206, 22 August 1889

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THE KAIWARRA MURDER Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2206, 22 August 1889

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