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(FIH PBKfiS ABBOOIAriOV.) WluiKfiioir, August 32 The eroBS-exsmlnitlon of Mra Ohemla wee* oontlnued this morning. Mr Bell questioned bee olosely, bot fonnd It difficult to get an exaot answer to 101116 of hit queatlons even with the help of tbe Magistrate, and accused witness of deliberate evasion. This led to, frequent aalllei between him and Mr Jelilooe. Witness' prlnelpal evidenoe related to her husband's movement* on the erenlog of the murder, She aald be ' oame home aftei five, tamed ont the eowi, ent op • aaek fall of mangels, fed and oleaned the horae, and then eamo la to tea about six. A letter of hera to Hawklni was read, accusing hd eblldren of beating bers and of learning their fatber'e hablta, and threatening to bring them to Ooart, bat witoeiß did not conelder It offensive she peralated that Deteotive Ber jamin's evldenee waa falie. Mra Jelliooe depoaed that the band box prodooed waa not In the aame condition ai when first brought to her buaband'a hooae. A piece had been eat off the top, which formerly was straight. Orotaexamlned, ahe eald abe bad not heard her hnaband say he wonld have every polioeman and deteotlve of Wellington. B. S. Hankln, editor of the "Press," corroborated tbe evldenee ac to the oondltlon of the box. He aatd he bad written • camber of artlolea on the ■abject of the Ohemls oase, and had frequent oommnnlostlons with Mr Jelllcoe, kat not with the prosecution. The Information on whioh the ertlolea were written wae drawn from public aouroea, and what Mr Jelllooe had told htm. Mr Jelilooe bad expressed the opinion to wltneta, before the Information waa laid, that Benjamin's evidenoe wlib regard to the wad-cutter, wade and caps, waa false, but he aa!d nothing abont Thompson and Campbell. After lunch Mr Jelllcoe called evidenoe to ahow that the band box was not m tbe nme condition as when It left hia house. Witness deposed that a piece had been eat round tbe rim atnoe It waa taken to {be Premlet'a room, Mr Jelilooe aald that It bad been inggeated by Mr Bell that thia wai oied to make wade with after Ohem'e' oonvlotlon, and be wanted to call the shorthand writer tc prove the words, bat tbe Ooart overralsd him. Mra Ohemfe, recalled, said that ahe was responsible for the prosecution and wai paying for it. She had told Boojimln that ebe would sell tbe laat stitoh of her clothes, if neoeasary, to panlah him for bit Hea. The cask which her husband had filled with mangolds on the evening of tbe murder was produced and aworn to, and wltneis again detailed the movements of Ohemls at that period. He never left tbe premises from the time be passed her at eowabed after 6 o'clock till they went te tea near alx o'oloek, end after that be read the papers. The gOB wais hanging m tbe bedroom all the time. On Tuesday Mn Bloherdion visited her with a note book and told her who she was. Augusta Btehardson was called, and •aid that ihe was the wife of Mr Q. F. Biobardaon, the Minister of Land*. Her oVjoot m going to Mrs Ohemls waa to ascertain her oonditton, and see if ahe could do anything for her. She had a general conversation, and made a note of two date* of newspapers, Jane Ist and Hay 23rd, Much amusement was caused when, m answer to Mr Bell, it appeared that witness was a believer m Chemie' innocence, and had taken en active put m getting np the petition for a reprieve . Mr Bell explained that Mrs Biohardgon had been held np to opprobrium by Mr Jeiliooe as an agent of the polioe, who had gone to Mra Ohemis for the purpose of extracting from her particulars of the evidence she was goiog to give. Witness indignantly denied this. On further txtmiration by Mr Jellicoe she admitted tbat Colonel Hume, who was making enquiries for the Government, knew that ahe nan going to Mrs Chemis, asked her t> talk about tbo ess* and see what Mrs Chemis bad io say, because the latter was likely to talk more freely to a woman,' and be Suggested that witness" should take notes' of anything Important, the had seen Colonel Hu?he wjien she returned, and had told him what had passed ' m the ponvereatiop, She stated to ihe court her belief m Ohemlb 1 innocepce,' and said it was not likely she would have signed the ptjltion had she thought otherwise. Colonel Hume knew this. Evidence was then called as to the disposal of the money m Hawklngs* possession on the day of the murder, it being understood from the remarks of counsel that the object was to show that Ihe money m ChemU' houee could nol have been taken from Hawkins. Me Bell pointed out that the polioe did aot kdow when they searched the bouse bn tbe Saturday that this money 'had been banked, as was afterwards found to bo the cue. T h . c y were/excepting a, warrant to search for a pocket-book supposed to have b.a,d s)x or seven pounds fn it. John Dalp porrobprated Kyb&H'a evidence as to the purchape of 9 Wad- putter for Qbarniß on April I3tb.< The court adjourned i[]\ fijondaw. -- „. was present again all day, and several membeie of Parliament wore among the epr otitirg.

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THE KAIWARRA MURDER, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2207, 23 August 1889

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THE KAIWARRA MURDER Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2207, 23 August 1889