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THE KAIWARRA MURDER.

u, <► WELLINGTON, August 29. The perjury caso was resumed this morning. Ellis George Lowe, a storeman at Wellington, said that he had been asked by Mr Jellicoe to search the gully behind Dymock's and the target, also the waterhole3 and creeks. Mr Jellicoe said if witness was put to any expense he would be paid. He was out last Sunday and saw an employe 1 of Mrs Hawkins named Collins. _ He told him that he was searching for evidence in the Hawkins murder case. Collins said if he wanted to find anything he should go on the lower side, that would be in the direction of Chemis'e. Witness went that way, and found a creek running from tho direction of Hawkins's house to tho main creek. He went up that creek and found two falls with about eight feet drop 3. At the foot of one he found the top of a shot pouch sticking up. He had not disturbed anything to see the pouch. A further search revealed a knife with tho blade pointiog upwards. This was partly covered with leaves, which he thought had fallen from the growth overhead, and had not been placed there intentionally. He also found a sheath, but there were not many leaves over it. Tho pouch produced ho believed to be the one he had found. At first lie thought it was not, but after consideration, and looking at a black mark on it, he thought it wa.«. The knife (which was an ordinary sheath knife, only sharpened on both sides) and the sheath he identified as those found by him. He first took the articles home and then to Mr jellicoe's. He was out at the scene of the discovery this morning with Mr Jellicoe, his clerk, and a warder of the gaol. He pointed out to them the spot where the articles were found. He thought that the articles had been thrown from above. He was within a couple of feet of them when he discovered them. Cross-examined: Hcsaid that he had been much upset by the discovery. He could see no water at the spot where the articles were found, but it was running under the leaves. The spot would not be covered with water in the winter unless there had been very heavy floods. He had been told that the articles were put thereto catch him, but he did not believe it. He was confident that it was a genuine find. He was not told to go up the creek where he found them,nor did he tell anyonethathe was going. He showed the articles to a number of men he met in the neighborhood, and asked them if they had seen the articles before. They replied that they had not. He had searched the hills before, and found nothing. Re-examined: He said that the reason of being upset was that he had been bothered with a dream since the night of Chemis being committed for trial. He was looking for the things with which the murder had been committed, but the spot where ho found these articles was not the place indicated in his dream. Warder Doyle deposed that, in company with Reardon and a man named Foreman, he searched the creek and hill on August 2. If a knife and pouch had been there then he thought he must have seen them. Crossexamined : He could not say that he had searched thoroughly, but the creek was dry and easy to examine.

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THE KAIWARRA MURDER., Evening Star, Issue 7998, 29 August 1889

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THE KAIWARRA MURDER. Evening Star, Issue 7998, 29 August 1889

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