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Mary Hawkins, wife of the murdered man, gave similar evidence to that in the lower Court, She telegraphed to Leden, who lived at Foxton, to come and attend Hawkins’s funeral because they were great friends. There was ho quarrel between them. George Bowles and her husband had some words over sheep, but never quarrelled. Cross-examined: Some 200 sheep were brought from Bowles’s place to her husband’s. The latter paid for them. They were not brought down to protect Bowles while he went through the Bankruptcy Court, and Bowles never applied to get them back. It was untrue that Hawkins ever said in the presence of witness’s mother that the first time he met Bowles he would shoot him like a dog. None of her family ever quarrelled. Witness was then questioned as to alleged disEutes between deceased and other people, ut stated that she had never heard of any. : Hawkins never had a row with poachers, but objected to persons shooting over his property. F. W. Leden, a Finlander, deposed that he was invited to Hawkins’s birthday party, and denied he had ever quarrelled 1 with him or was ordered but of the bouse; on the contrary, they were always good, friends. John Tucker, a laborer, gave evidence of > a conversation between him and prisoner last December, when the latter cursed Hawkins and threatened to “fix him” so that he would not get away with anyone else.

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THE KAIWARRA MURDER., Issue 7955, 10 July 1889

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THE KAIWARRA MURDER. Issue 7955, 10 July 1889

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