THE ROW WITH THE MAORIS
New Plymouth, Yesterday.
The trial of Tohu concluded to-day. The prisoner did not make any statement. The prisoners, on being asked to sign their names to the statements made by them, replied they could not write. They were told to touch the pen while the cross was being made. Te Whiti did so without any hesitation, but Tohu required some argument before he could be persuaded to comply with the request. Tohu was committed to gaol in the same manner as To Whiti. This concluded the business.
[by telegraph.] [Per Press Association Special.]
Pungarehu, To-day. The prisoners were sent away from the Parihaka camp early this morning for Opunake, and they passed Rahotu camp at 1 a. m. 300 More Prisoners Captured Without Resistance. The arresting party entered the pah again this morning, and drafted out men, women, and children belonging to the Kateawa tribe. No difficulty was experienced in identifying them, as Captain Messenger, Mr Hursthouse, and several members of the Mounted Rifles knew the
tribe. About 220 men and 80 women j and children had been taken up to noon. The men were sent to the whares, but the women are squatting in front of the village. They will, if possible, be sent to their hapu to-morrow. An effort will be made this afternoon to get possession of their goods, but if unsuccessful, the prisoners will be sent on without them. The Alexandra cavalry, numbering fifty-seven, arrived from Opunake this morning, and are expected to return to-night. Everything is quiet at Parihaka. The telegraph lino will be run up to Parihaka as soon as possible.
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THE ROW WITH THE MAORIS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 493, 16 November 1881
THE ROW WITH THE MAORIS Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 493, 16 November 1881
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