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THREATENED NATIVE DISTURBANCE

(PER PRESS ASSOCIATION.) . # Wellikoton. January 10. Information haa been no lived by. the Commissioner of Police that oertain Hawke's Bay Natives have determined to evict, by fore* if necessary, from the ocou« patton of the Omaha block W. Broughton, the successful litigant m the recent Maori will case. Inspector Kelly, of Napier, telegraphs that be fears a serious disturb* ance between the Native adherents of both factions, that £3 the James Donnelly fao* tion? and Broughton faotion, and that the available police force at his disposal la insufficient to cope with tbe impending trouble . The Commissioner of Pol cc baa recommended that swearing m of civil constables, inspector Kiely hints that some attempt at eviction was expected to be I made to-morrow, though notice is alleged to have been sent to Broughton specifying a time allowed ia whioh to leave the block, acd the time extends to 22nd of this month, % -Nap-T-BR, January 10. Wrth reference to the telegram from Wellington to day, Inspector Kiely does > not anticipate any trouble tomorrow, 1 and. is going out with merely . three ' troopers. There may be trouble on the 1 20 th, but those beat, informed believe that ; tbe threats used are merely a. piece of ; Maori bluff. The Natives are civilised, _ and not likely to commit a serious broach 1 of the peace. It is thought, however, best to be prepared for an emergency.

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THREATENED NATIVE DISTURBANCE, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2034, 11 January 1889

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THREATENED NATIVE DISTURBANCE Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2034, 11 January 1889

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