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THE CHING TRAGEDY.

" (Press Assfi:— By' Telegraph.— Copyright) (Received November ;: 29, 9.10 a.m.) , - .'.„ ,- -BMSBAKK, Novl 29. Police. Court , proceedings have been commenced <ntf--.Mackay ragainst George Silva, {u^'C|jig4ie^.. „ej>arg.ed^ i Avith the murder Of.. AgnQs^Ching^aud, nyp childr^h: The ,«i«cus.ed w.as. employed on Chi tig's I'arm. ' „ The arresting cOhat^bie detailed a aOnverwition ■ Avith prisoner, -.Avho' .Staid that Avhen -Ching left, home he Avas shooting a haAvk with Ghing's' gun. AifUerlwards'.ihei went, ta sl«iep -.-near tho imjlwfl.y „-:.•». He ; met, Ching returning, < and 'told him .he Jiad not> seen the. family. After, rthe .victims.. Avere- discovtii'ed , the prisoner Avent .-to: .'inform .the police. He carried,, the clothes , he had been, -wearing during* the- da $■ in.-a.parqe],, but; as they w^re. galling liis; lvpee he ; thiew" them away. : Witness' , said,/, "Ypirre^ fooling. , >Ybu t know . Ayho murdei'ed . ,the ; family." tie replied." "Ciod knows,,^they-. were good to me. I, never miu'.der^d them." When 'the- bodies- of ' the 1 ' two misSinjr ' children Avere found, prisoner broke dOAvn i and cried: Tracks' near where ' they Avere found compared Avith ' prisoner's boots. .Another police witness declared that the prisoner admitted burning the clothes he Avas av earing .on the .day of the' murder. ' Witness, found in-. the remains of a fire a portion 6f. clothing, a gold ■ Awatch, razor, and medicine bottlo, which piusoner .'.claimed;- The prisoner told "witness -that- he-and.. a neighboring -.-Hindoo ■< farmer . Dooley Khan, arid-- a,' white- mani if corispireoV -to- ; murder the -family .aifdw-Saiiida-ys^- before . He added: "Dooley Khan^shotthe-'*nother, and- killed -the' baby 'beside 'heiy. I, shot and Hughiev 'When PJddie and 'Dolly i^turned- from'; school^ told ithem 'that-* tfie •- mother -of th&, - children' Avas vfaH \ »jr ''for -them >at th<e back » of ; the tpadd.oclt'. *: We iw-Bnt'-together." - Dooley •Khdn, *vvhO' Ara<R*At«itinii;' -with^ar-'peacrifle, .elip^th^nioiij.-Klwih.wAni^d.feo marry? May, iWtpx a»M gPt..»the •.%?«,■ Jl -panted' M^niie^ nhnb >rh.Qr r Xnpther ..; objected." JBrwoneiMadnjiitied/that he. used-rt reyol■yem-. ty>. shoot Mnadie . ai)divH(.uchie with, fj&fbei- searshirigiwa; iCaneiMpaddofik ; they ioundotliei Aveaponi :'.-, \-r■ i k ••.•'■ s: i

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THE CHING TRAGEDY. Poverty Bay Herald, Volume XXXVIII, Issue 12624, 29 November 1911

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