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THE KAIWARRA MURDER

(PBB PRESS ASSOCIATION.)

WsujKGTOir, August 29. Warder Ooyls said that he bad In■tructic m to m&ke a thorough search for anything that might throw light on the murder, and he obeyed them. He was ont altogether about two and a half d»yr ( Will Skey, Government analyst, said that be bad examined tbe knife and •heath found by Lowe, for Blgns of blood, fcnt found none. He thought that they had been In the wtttt for weeks at least. If tbe articles lay In running water, aoy stains would almost certaln'y be wsebed away. Continued rain wotild have the tame eflect. There wes a good deal of mat on tbe knife. Tbe rest of tbe afternom w«s devoted to finishing the cross-examination of Reund, Greaves, and Gibson. Gtbron had left Hodges' shot pouch ab Cbemis', end Hodges had deposed that there wa* no picture on this pouch. It was on this point most cf the questions turned, the defence apparently aiming at •bowing that tbe pouob bad be n In Ohemla 1 posaeislon, and hsd probably been placed where found by him, whlla the prosecution tried to show thae ih? knife and poach bad never been In Chemis houae. A good deal of attettion was devoted to the qnetticn of plctn re or no picture on the pouch. Bound distinctly swore that he bfd naver said anything about a picture being on tbe pouch, m conversation with Gibion, Greaves and others. Greaves as distinctly swore that Bound did say ao. Bound also eaid he had no doubt whatever that the pouch shown io him yesterday was tbe cue ho had borrowed from Greaves. He was also quite sure that Gibson gave bis poncb to Chemis fUbson thought he had given seven or eight bullets to Chemis, but did not Beem very certain about the number. Be left the bulle 0 and sheath knife at Chemis because be did net want to oarry them home that night . He got tbe koifo back again the night before Good Friday. He had never seen, a sbenth knife atCbemla* not tbe knife or sheath found by Lowe. He also mentioned that s Mr Harris oould say there was a picture on the pouch, but m answer to the Court, it appeared that the pouch he left at Cbemis' must have been Hoeges'. Greaves was also questioned as to whether he hid not been talking over this matter of the shot pouch with Chemis friends since yesterday, but he denied that he had ssld anything to them. Mr Bell quoted from the depositions to show that trllneiß gave diffarent answers to hit questions to-day to what be did yesterday, and Greaves retottid that be bad been made to oonfine himself strictly to tbe questions asked, and not allowed to make any explanation. He also mentioned that when he asked Oasmls for Gibson's poach he said he had not got it. Mr Bell wanted to know why he did not ssj bo yesterday, but Greaves replied that he hsd not been asked. Mr Bell asked witness several times whether he was telling tbe truth, and Greaves said he was to the best of his belief. His story, after all, did not materially differ under the Influences of bis explanations, from what witness said yesterday. He reiterated the statement that bo bid never seen at Ohemfs* tbe knife or sheath found by Lowe. Tbe oonrt adjourned till to-morrow. August 30. On tbe perjury case resuming this morning Mr Graham, 8.01, said he intended to exclude all evidence relating to the discovery of tbe poach and knife | last Ban day from the case, as it was not relevant to tbe obarge. He also said he woald receive do further evidence on that point. Mr JelHcoe said it bad been suggested by tbe defence that the articles had been m tbe possession of Chemiß, and the onus of ownership being thrown on the prosecution he was attempting to prove it. He was simply doing bis duty, and woald tender tbe evidence, and the Court oould reject it if thought proper. The evidence th's morning was unimportant. Me Jellicoe wished to prove that the knife found on Banday could not produce the cots made In Hawkin's olotheg, tut the Court upheld Mr Bell's objection that tbe evidence was irrelevant. After farther unimportant evidence Mr Jellicoe intimated that the case for tbe prosecution was closed, and he would address the bench In the afternoon.

Sporting men m this colony will regret to hear that rary faint hopea are entertained of the recoTery of the Hen James White. Shonld Mr White's illness unfortunately have a fatal termination, aocording to English law, the nomination of Eirkham and Narellan for the English Derby of 1890 will become null and void; The ailment from *hioh Mr White suffers is heart disease, to whwh h« h»i beeq ft great mirtyt torsom*-

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THE KAIWARRA MURDER, Ashburton Guardian., Volume VII, Issue 2213, 30 August 1889

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THE KAIWARRA MURDER Ashburton Guardian., Volume VII, Issue 2213, 30 August 1889

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