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THE KAIWARRA MURDER

(per press association.)

Wellington, August 26

There was some rather lively scenes In the Polioe Court this morning wh?n the hearing of the oharge of perjury aga not Detective Benjamin was returned. The first w tness called was Henry Norman, a youDg man wh) stuttered dreadf ally. Mr Jelllcoe aald he had a very different version of his story to what he told bim, and claimed to treat bim as a hostile witness, but this was not allowed. Having elllcited that tbe firßt thing Norman did that morning waa to see Mr Bell, Mr Jelllcoe showed him eomethlDg m a box, whioh afterwards turned ont to be a shot pouch. Witness said he had never seen It before, and stook to his statement though olocely pressed by Mr Jtllicoe. Ho had seen a m%n named Hare yesterday.

Mr Bell objected to atiy conversation being detailed, acd Mr Jelllooo asked how he was going to prove witness' prevarloa. tion unleaa this was done. He was overruled WJtnts* thnn aald he bad never told anyone a dtflbtent story from what he was prepared to say now. He bad written nut a statement before Ohemio" trial, whioh Benjamin read, bnt be did not give all that s atement In he evlder cj, Mr Graham, the presldlrg Magistrate, rebuked Mr Jolllcoe for hia style of fx sminatlon, wbioh was really cr^ssrx'iS'niDg. and counsel oeased further examination.

Mr Bell wanted to see the shot pooch, In order to put a question on lt to witness, Mr Jelllcoe deollned to let anyone see it, ac lt had not been prodcoed to the Oourt, He declared solemnly It would frnatrate the ends of justice to let It ont of his possession. Mr Graham said Mr Bell had a right to see it, but iv view of Mr Jelllcoe's declaration he hoped he would not Insist. Mr Bell did Insist, and Mr Graham said he did not like to nse force. After a pruse Mr Ball gave way. Tbe Magistrate ordered tbat the artiole w*s not to leave the oonrt, and Mr Jelllcoe remarked both he and Mr Graham would bave to live there, for he wonld not let anyone sloe have tbe pooob.

Mr F. Riohardson, Minister of Lands, detailed fc ie experiments made by himself w!tb gun wads and a dagger.

Other members of the Cabinet were called, but did not appear, exoept the Premier, who was In Oourt listening to the case. He could not siy how tbe band box came to ba meddled with, though be bad made enquiries. Mr Jellicoe asked whether be heard Mr Bell suggest tbat Mrs Chemis had one the piece out herself. Mr Bell said it was false, untrue and wrong to say he had done so.

Mr JeHicoe wanted to produce the short hand notes which would prove who was false, bnt the B.M. said he had already ruled this could not be done, and after a heated aigument Mr Graham t topped the whole matter.

The Premier was not firther examined exoept that he said he reoeived seven bullets m an envelope, bnt was not qu'te sure of tbe number.

It is stated that a sheath knife, sharp on both sides, and the point turned bas been pioked up on the soene of tbe Eaiwarra murder, a!ong with a shot pouch.

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THE KAIWARRA MURDER, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2209, 26 August 1889

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THE KAIWARRA MURDER Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2209, 26 August 1889

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