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THE KAIWARRA MURDER

(PER PfiESB ASSOCIATION.)

"Wellington, Augast 28. After lunch James Gibson oaid the shot poach produced was mnoh like the ono ho 1 bad borrowed from Hodges' oarter. Hodges aitd the poach to the hast of hla bsiief had an iron top. Witness had '• never eeen one with a top like It. There [was no mark on the pouch by which he ooold Identify it. Ocoss-exatninod : Beroombered telling Graves that ho had 'eft a shot pouoh at Ohemla'. H»d borrowed a pouch from Hodijea about three yoaro ago. Witness had been out pig hunting with Ohemls. The latter never killed any pigs. Never aaw Ohejnla with a knife. A young man named Round bed born wid the shot poach once, aud came for It a second time when witnass toid him it waa at Lonis Ohemla'. Had naked Greaves to bring; down the shot pouoh from Ohemls, Had left poach at Ohemls' efter one shooting expedition. Gould not remember taking it away. Had told the man Holmes that he knew the place whore he last left It, but did not tell him where, as it would not do Mrs Ohemls any good. That was In this oas?, A conversation took piaoe on the Monday following tbe discovery of the shot pouoh and knife. From the description told him of the pouoh he thought It was oaa he had left at Ohemls*. Witness had never been asked by the police abont the Ohemls owe, and did not think it was his doty to tell them that he bad left the pouoh at Ohemls'. After hearing the police had taken on? pouoh from Ohemla he did not think It worth while to tell them there was a seoond m the house. The pouch left at Ohemls' had a pioture on the side. That produced h»d not. Then he said : " I'm more certain about the vloture than that this It the flask. Had the fl isk a pioture on It I would have sworn It was the one I borrowed from Hedges." Ebenezar Round tald he borrow* 1 • shot flask the shooting season before last from Gibson, but did not examine It closely ; therefore could not swear whether there was a plotore on It. Tbe pouoh pro- a duoed In the box was much like the one he received from Gibson. When witness asked Gibson for the fluk on the seoond occasion he replied he had left it at Ohemli'. Mrs Ohemls recalled said she had never seen * shot flank In her bouse, exoept the one taken away by the police. Had never seen the fl isk prodnoed before. Beyond the stiletto there was not a knife m he* house with both sides sharpened. The Court adjourned at 8 o'olook. {Wellington, August 29. The perjury oases were resumed this morning, Ellis Low, who found the shot pouoh and knife on Sunday last, was examined* He aaid he found the artloles In a oreek leading In the direotion of Hawkins* house f com the main creek. They ware partly oovared with leaves, whiob, he thought, bad fallen from the growth overhead, and had not been placed there. A sheath also was found close to the knife. He Identified the ponoh, sheath, and knife produced as the articles found by him. He took the ar tides to Me Jelliooe'i house. Cross-examined s Did not think sv "plant" had been set for him, and he was quite confident It was a genuine find. He had searched the hills before bat found nothing. Re-ex imined : He had been bothered, with a dream from the first night Ohemla' was committed for trial; He had not found the articles where the dream indicated.

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THE KAIWARRA MURDER, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2212, 29 August 1889

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THE KAIWARRA MURDER Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2212, 29 August 1889

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