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THE KAIWARRA MURDER.

WELLINGTON, August 30. On the perjury case being called on this morning, Mr Graham, R.M,,said before any more evidence was called it would be as well to say that a large amount of evidence had been taken in the case which was not relevant to tho charge. In future he intended to adhere strictly to the rule in regard to the relevancy of evidence. In reply to Mr Jellicoe His Worship said that he was of opinion that the evidence in connection with the recent discovery of a pouch and knife was not relevant, and he would have to exclude the whole of it from the depositions. He further stated that he would not receive any further evidence on that point. Mr Jellicoe replied that it had been suggested by the Grown that these articles had been in the possession of Chemis, and the onus bad, therefore, been thrown on the prosecution to show the ownership. He was attempting to do this, and, notwithstanding His Worship’s decision, he would still tender evidence in that direction, and if rejected then his responsibility ended. Frederick Greaves was recalled, and said he never had a powder flask of his own ; 1 always used Chemis’s. He was asked by Gibson to bring down tjie latter’s shotpouch and ejieath-knife from Chemis’s. He went for the articles, and received the knife and sheath, but Chemis said that he had not got the shot-poneb. That would be just before the opening of the shooting season. He would not swear whether Mr or Mrs Chemis gave him the knife. Mr Jellicoe said he proposed to show that the knife found on Sunday could not have produced the cuts made in the clothes of Hawkins. Mr Bell objected to any evidence of that nature unless there was evidence that the knife had been traced into the possession of Chemis. The Bench upheld the objection. After farther unimportant evidence, Mr Jellicoe Intimated that the case for the prosecution was closed, and that he would < address the Bench in the afternoon.

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THE KAIWARRA MURDER., Issue 7999, 30 August 1889

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THE KAIWARRA MURDER. Issue 7999, 30 August 1889

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