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Hiroki, Te Whiti, and Tohu before the Bench. : ■.>■?! New Plymouth, To-day. Te Whiti and Tohu were brought down from the gaol to the Courthouse in a cab. Hiroki was handcuffed and, marched, down on foot, and on beingbrought into the Court was put in the prisoner’s dock. Te Whiti and Tohu were allowed to sit on the floor of the Court room facing the Bench. Mr C. 15. Rawson, R.M., took jhis seat a little after 11 o’clock, and the following J.P.’s were on the Bench :—W. Bayley, 0. IX Whitcombo, F. A. Carrington, Hi Weston, Captain Cornwall, T. King, BE,' Brett (proprietor of the AuddandStary Mr King, of Wanganui, Mr: Standish, with Mr Samuel, appeared for the Grown.. Mr Stockman acted as interpreter. Hiroki was first charged with murder, and the warrant was read and translated to him. Mr Standish asked for a remand, as witnesses against the prisoner were at Wanganui and Waverley.- ' The 1 prisoner was then remanded accordingly. Te Whiti was charged under the information of C. W. Hursthouse that he (Te Whiti) had on certain days named used: language which was likely to disturb the peace of the district. The information is of great length. Mr Standish asked for an adjournment till 2 o’clock. The 8.M., in granting the adjournment, said it would be necessary for the evidence to be taken down in Maori and English, which Mr Standish Said he would see should be done. Te Whiti and Tohu were then remanded till 2 o’clock, and conveyed back to the gaol in a cab. Te 1 Whiti and Tohu were clad in the ordinary brown Government blankets; the former, however, had a shawl under it, and he carried a bunch of flowers in his hand. Tohu look no notice pf /ho, crowd that were around him, although* several pressed eagerly forward to see the prisoners. Te Whiti occasionally ' turned his head to look at those who had assembled after Hiroki had been removed from the dock and marchou under escort to the gaol..

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THE LATEST., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 490, 12 November 1881

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THE LATEST. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 490, 12 November 1881