THE TIMARU ORANGE TROUBLE.
— [by telegraph.]
(from OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT.)
Timaru, Jan. 2,
The two rioters arrested yesterday were remanded by the Bench till to-morrow, when the cases will be gone into. Eight are now aiTostod, and one more is wanted.
This morning an advertisement and local appeare-1 in the ‘ ‘ Herald. ” calling on Orangemen and their sympathisers to assemble at noon and walk in procession. A large crowd gathered in front of the Town Hall; where the procession was to start from, only to find the entrance placarded with notices signed by the Mayor, calling on Her Majesty’s peaceful subjects not to assemble, and the Master or*the Orange Lodge intimated that the resolution of the Lodge declax-es that Orangemen shall not walk and requested its observance. There is no attempt at any procession xxor demoustatioxx beyond a few men wearing marigolds in their button holes. Liter. Despite the Mayor’s request, and the Master’s intimation, many hundreds of Orange sympathisers assembled at tho Town Hall at noon. Business was almost entirely suspended, owing to a majority of employees desiring that they should be allowed to take part in tho procession. As it turned out, the advertised procession proved a failure, the Oxnngemen declaring their intention not to walk at present. '' Their object is to have a grand gathering of tho Order from all parts of "he colony a few months hence, when they will be sufficiently strong to march without tho protection of the police, or the assistance of independent citizens. Three more arrests have been made in connection with the late riots. All prisoners will bo brought up-to-morrow morning.
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