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The New Plymouth. Murder.


New Plymouth,. October I?. Mr Fell, who is conducting the prosecution elicited m evidence that the natives at Pnrihaka collected £100 for Mahi Kai's defence, and sent accused's father to New Plymouth to ask Mr Samuel to take the case up. Mr Samuel refused unless on payment of a fee of £100. A European settler gave Mr Samuel a cheque for the amount on the understanding that prisoner's father would bring the money next clay. Owing to Te Whiti and Tohu's influence the money was not paid. Two weeks after Mr Samuel voluntarily returned the cheque to the settler, who is a married man with a family, find Mr Samuel has received, so far, no money for expense of defence or his services. At the continuation of the trial to-day Gatleib Bock deposed to seeing prisoner at some considerable distance from the scene of the murder between half-past 11 ancllS o'clock.

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The New Plymouth. Murder., Ashburton Guardian, Volume X, Issue 2547, 18 October 1890

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The New Plymouth. Murder. Ashburton Guardian, Volume X, Issue 2547, 18 October 1890

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