—(1) Without prejudice to Rule 2, the Court may, at or before the trial of any action, order that evidence of any particular fact shall be given at the trial in such manner as may be specified by the order.
(2) The power conferred by paragraph (1) extends in particular to ordering that evidence of any particular fact may be given at the trial —
by statement on oath of information or belief;
by the production of documents or entries in books;
by copies of documents or entries in books; or
in the case of a fact which is or was a matter of common knowledge either generally or in a particular place, by the production of a specified newspaper which contains a statement of that fact.