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New Plymouth Murder.

I . . -*\ 7" , . ':" [PER'tRESS A^rfbOIATIONIQ ' : '■' <'r; New Plymouth, May 15. B. Reilly swore that the prisoner 'wore a different,pair of boots.on the day preceding the'murder to those he wore on the '< day of.- .the, .murder.-, He asked the prisoner on Friday where he got, ■ and he said his father sent .them from. Parihaka. '" ';''',;. '.' /■".'"/;".'' P>'""' Wolner, a warder'in the local'gaol," stated that the prisoner was discharged from the gaol on Ist of April. He had been ssrving a sentence for larceny. When he left the gaol he had no drawers nor waistcoat like those produced. The inquest was adjourned till Monday. Mr Samuel, counsel for the prisoner, sent the following communication to Hon the Defence Minister:—"Re defence of Mati, on a charge of murder. I have for* nearly a month been almost exclusively occupied, day and night, on this case. Mati is without funds and without friends other than Parihaka Maoris, whp, leave everything to Providence alone' 4All expenses have been hitherto defrayed by myself personally and I hay not .received a farthing. I cannot continue indefinitely, nor supply-money to'meeti the necessary witnesses, yet' I 'distinctly affirm that if Mati is not represented by counsel and I otherwise defended he will be liable to be » r .... .1 -. ;^"--- ]---veveriimocent'hemay be. ! ". ■■■■ '.: ■ ' that I'may not be- able to continue the defence further." \i',:\ <■. " Wellington^ May I 1?!-, '. Government have replied to Mr Samuel that they will pay the expenses of all necessary witnesses in the New Plymouth murder case.

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New Plymouth Murder., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2432, 17 May 1890

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New Plymouth Murder. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2432, 17 May 1890

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