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WELLINGTON, October 3.

Mr Jellicoe's application for a ohange of venue 1 in Mrs Chemis's charge of perjury against Detective Benjamin was taken before Judge Riohmondl'in Banco this morning. After hearing argument, Judge Richmond said that Mrs Chemis had been bound over in a certain sum to appear at the Supreme Court at Wellington, and he thought it quite clear that he had no jurisdiction to alter the statute in that respect. Sufficient ground had not been set forth for a change of venue, even if he had the power to grant it. He was not inclined to believe that tho grand jury in Wellington would bring in other than a fair verdict. In commenting on the result of the perjury cases in the lower Court, the local Press were perfectly within their rights. The proceedings before the magistrate were closed, and so were open to legitimate criticism. Costs (fifteen guineas) were allowed J* the police. ' ■ <

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THE KAIWARRA MURDER., Issue 8028, 3 October 1889

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THE KAIWARRA MURDER. Issue 8028, 3 October 1889

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