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NEWS FROM THE FRONT.

New Plymouth, Saturday.

At 2 o’clock, Te Whiti and Tohu were again brought before the Bench, when C. W. Hursthouse, licensed interpreter, who stated that he had known Te Whiti for 25 years, gave evidence as to the obstruction caused by the natives at Parihaka. On being asked if he had any questions to put to witness, Te Whiti said he had not, but would make a statement. The Bench said he would subsequently have an opportunity of doing so, and the Court then adjourned till to-day, at 10.30 a.m.

[by telegraph.]

[Per Press Association Special.]

, On the March.

Fifty-Nine More Prisoners Taken.

Pungarehu, 9.20 a.m.

An imposing sight was presented at the Volunteer camp this morning. The men were astir at daylight. The Wellington rifles, Guards, and Engineers, along with the Wairarapa contingent, who are ordered home, paraded at 7 o’clock. Cheers were given for Captain Hamersley, of Timaru, and the remaining companies. The order was then given to march to Opunake, and as the men headed by the band, left the camp, they were joined by the Canterbury volunteers, who cheered vociferously. Several officers from other camps came down to witness the departure.

The Constabulary are in a pah at Parihaka. The Wanganui men and Major Tuke rode to Pungarehu at 10 o’clock this morning, and orded the mounted rifles to surround the natives on guard at the fence, and the Maoris then went into the whare and proceeded under the guard of the rifles, and moved on to the whares, within a short distance from Pungarehu, and passed natives assembled there under guard. The natives will be detained until search is made to ascertain if any Wanganui men are amongst them. There is only one Wanganui man amongst those taken at the fence. Later. The Constabulary have returned with forty-six native men, women, and children, who were collected from the pahs in the neighborhood of Parapara ; these, along with thirteen taken from the fences, have started for Parihaka under the escort of the cavalry. There are several Wanganui natives among them, who will be arrested and others released. Constabulary are- posted to prevent cattle straying on to the native plantation. The Latest.

About twenty more prisoners have been taken. The men are still in the pah searching for Wanganui natives.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 491, 14 November 1881

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NEWS FROM THE FRONT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 491, 14 November 1881

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