Arguments on the law point which was reserved at Gisborne in toe murder case, Regina r. Kolandsj took place in the Court of appeal to-day before the Chief Justice and Mr Justice Richmond. The Attorney-General appeared for the Crown, and Mr Willougbby Brassey, of Gisborne, as Counsel for the prisoner. The question at issue was whether a written statement made by the deceased was. admissible evidence. Their Honors held that the document was admissible, and upheld the conviction.
At the Supreme Court to-day, Richard Aldridge, for larceny, was sentenced'to five years' imprisonment with hard labor. In the House tc-day, the Minister of Justice stated that a medical officer had examined Te Whiti, who is in custody, and had reported that Te Whiti's was one of the soundest chests he had examined. The Barque Chasca, With reference to the barque Chasca, Pilot Holmes states the vessel first appeared off Sinclair Head, and passed Pencarrow Head about seven miles off the shore, apparently being bound northwards. She was off Palliser when the first indication that she wanted a pilot was seen. On the 28th May the pilot boat put off, but had scarcely left land when a strong northerly breeze set in, and the Chasca hoisting her top gallant suils, stood out to sea. Altogether she was in sight from the outer pilot station only four or five hours. The statement that she lay for three days off the Heads is evidently incorrect, as from the 28th to 80th May upwards of twenty steamers entered or left this port, so that if she had been anywhere in the neighborhood she must have been spoken or reported. The probability appears to be that she mistook Palliser Bay for the entranca to port Nicholson, and one of the stations on <he coast for the pilot station.
Mr John Holmes, member for Christchurch South, broke his leg while re* turning from the House to the Occidental Hotel early this morning. When stepping off the footpath he fell and fractured the bone of his right leg, half way between the knee and ankle.
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Thames Star, Thames Star, Volume XVIII, Issue 5462, 29 July 1886
WELLINGTON. Thames Star, Volume XVIII, Issue 5462, 29 July 1886
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