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ARREST OF TE KOOTI

(PEE PBJBBS ASSOCIATION.) Auckland, M*roh 1, ' Te Kooti was ohargea before Mr Bash, R.M., at Opotikl ; to-day with oondna oaloulated to provoke a breach of the peace. lospeotor QooiSall gave evidence ■s to Te Kooti leaving Walkato »nd pto needing to Whakatane with • larg^ number of follower?. Te Kiotl had a bad repotatinn, and b a he was addicted to drink this was an additional 01 use of • arm He had been neked to retarn to Walkato, bat refased. The laopeotor was asked by Te Kooti •* What crime did you know me 10 commit?" "I oonalder It a crime," said the Inspector, "to have a large nnmber of men together, by whlob others are intimidated." J. F. Connolly, an old Opotikl resident, supported the Inspector's statement a? to the natnber of followers which Te Kooti bad, and to the fear prevailing m the district. H(b Worship ordered that Te Kooti be bound over to keep the peace for six months In hia own surety of £600 and two othe/a of a like amount each. In the event of sureties not being forthcoming Te Kooti will be lmpiUoned m Auckland gaol It le expected he will arrive here to-morrow with a naval contingent and a police escort, the Permanent Artillery foroe remaining at Opotlki till the Natives disperse. Z££ AtJOKiAKD, Bfarod 9. The Ohelmsford left Opotikl for Auckland at half-past five yesterday with Te Kooti Id oasfody of the polloe, with an eioort of Auoklaod Volunters, The Ohelmsford probably will arrive In the harbor at five this afternoon . Preparation la being made to have Te Kootl's ooDvlotlon brought under the review of the Supreme Court and quashed. The proceedings are alleged to have been irregular.

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ARREST OF TE KOOTI, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2077, 2 March 1889

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ARREST OF TE KOOTI Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2077, 2 March 1889

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