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The Gisborne Murder.



Gisborne, July 24. The murder case occupied the Court again to-day. F. M 'Donald, stockman, narrated a conversation with the accused about Streeter's disappearance. Black told witness that he parted with the deceased two miles and a half from the camp ; that Streeter had been home, kicked up a row with the "missus," and cleared out. He said Streeter had been seen at Mohaka, and called Mrs Streeter a relation of his. He showed witness her photograph because witness uttered a disparaging remark about the woman, and would not apeak to him for about a month. Witness said a man euchred Streeter out of the woman. Black replied that he mua^have been jealous and cleared out. Accused said Mrs Streeter was coming into £1500 from people at Home, and he spoke of buying property. Arthur Parkinson, a member of Black's camp, gave evidence as to what took place at the camp on March 30. Waring went for stores with witness to M'Donald's. Streeter and Black started out with the intention of shooting pigeons. Warms; and witness were back at four o'clock m the afternoon, when Black returnee 1 without Streeter. He said Streeter had gone to town, he having given him £3. Witness had good reason to believe Black had not £8 after his visit to town. Accused told witness that Streeter had been m and gone away. On Saturday, April 5, Black suggested that they should knock off work early m the afternoon, and they did so. Witness and his mate returned to the camp, "Black saying he would go into the bush and have a look at the trees to be felled. Next day found a spade and an axe on a branch track near where the body was found. This led them to search the spot for the body. Black returned at seven m the evening, several hours after them, and said he had been lost m the bush. By Mr Rees, for the prisoner: On March 30 some Natives were m that locality on their way to grass-seed sowing. James Waring, Parkinson's mate, gave similar evidence. By Mr Rees : When Black came back to the camp on the 30th his gun was loaded. Mr Nolan here closed the case for the prosecution. The whole evidence was road over to the prisoner, taking two hours. Accused, who reserved his defence, was committed for trial.

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The Gisborne Murder., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2474, 25 July 1890

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The Gisborne Murder. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2474, 25 July 1890

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