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The " Herald " (Auckland) blames the Government for not preventing To Kootl'a visit to Poverty Bay, and adds— -"We earnestly deprecate any violence on the part of the settlors and. the Natives of Poverty Bay, but we maintain they are absolutely Entitled to prevent the eolranoe of this ex-murderer Into their district, and In doing bo they deserve the earnest and oordia! nympathy of every true man and woman In Now $aaland. Nobody has attempted to Interfere wlih Te Kootl io thu plaoe of bis proper retirement and refugo Let him itay there, and his grey hairs may go down to the grave la psaco, but he has no right to abuse the clemency that has been shown hi en by coming forth to revive the feelings of anger and terror which time was happily lnylng to rest." The "Auckland Stir" Bays:—"Government have now more need to restrain the European settle?* than Te Kootl, They would, 1q foot, be more jastlfiedln nrreitlog ill who tgqk put la thf forw»-

tion of the Vigilance Committee for oondnot cilcaiated to cause a breach of the peace, than they woold be m interfering with the pardoned rebel, who Is on a perfectly p arefal mission. It Is slnoorely hoped the eettlera of Poverty Bay will do nothing rashly, and thit no ebullition of lawlessness on the part of Europeans or Maoris will stain the fair fame of the colony."

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THE NORTHERN PAPERS ON THE SITUATION., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2069, 21 February 1889

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THE NORTHERN PAPERS ON THE SITUATION. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2069, 21 February 1889

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