THE MILITARY AND POLICE AT LOGGERHEADS.
TE KOOTI'S DEFENCE.
We are Indebted for the following Interesting particulars to the telegrams forwarded to that journal by the special correspondent of tno " Press : — Opotiki, Maroh 1. Constable Law, who has been oat •oouting, returned at midday, brloglog Information that Te Kooti was at Walotabl. The forces numbering about ISO, all muttered including East Coast Hussars, Ngatlporous aad Ngalis, and police, under the command of Major Potter, left at 1 p.m. and prooeeded op the Walotahi Valley. Patt of the troope went by way of Hlkltara, and the zest by the coast. When they reached near Te Waru'a aettlement Wl Pete and the Native* met Major Porter. The troops then halted, and orders were given that no person should be allowed topass. Major Porter now rode on, aoeora," punted by Wl ?ere. On reaching the eetlement they found Te Kooti seated noier a poplar tree, against a whare, branches pot op around, forming a sort of tont shade. Inspector Qoodall and Constables Law and Gavanagh weie present. M . B im «° rlßt beld a loD 8 conversation wlnTe Kooti, who ohj*oted very strongly to belDg made a prisoner, he asserting that he was fulfilling wbat he had promised the Government by returning to Walkato, and Bnally nude a propositloa that he be allowed to remain there, In orde* that he might communioate with th» Government. Major Porter urged on Inspeoior Good»U to aooede to this. Jaat then the Ngntlporoos and Ngatls came up and halted within about fifty yards off, Inepeotor Goodall asserted himself, laying he had come out to take Te Kooti, and take him he would. He refused to listen to any suoh proposition as that made. This waa translated to Te Kooti hy Mr Gannen, of Gisborne. On the advice of Maj >r Porter and Wl "Pare he con. sented to 'oome, and went into one jjf tbe wbarea for the purpose of dressing, and on the Natives saddling the horses Mtjor Porter gave orders for the Native force to return. Inspector Goodall stongly protested on the ground , of being deserted and being left with two , constables. Inspector Goodall galloped . out and stopped them. An angry argn menfc ensued on a disputed point of authority batween theee two officials, and ! Is now the subjt at of muoh oomment. Te I^qotl was brought up for trial before R. ;S. Bußh, E H q., K.M., this morning^ , Te Kooti, who Is apparently In 111 , heahl*, looked weak and broken down, giving one the Impression of a man whose prestige and power have departed. He addressed the Court, and said— •• When I oame the first time I did nothing offensive o anyone. I did no harm nor stea.l anything. On my second visit my c°ftduot was the same ; and on. this occasion women and phlldren are my companions. When Major Porter and Wt Pere oame yesterday I agreed to return to Walkato . When I left Opotlkl and arrived at Walotahi I found my followers, inoludlog women and ohlldren. were detained In Opotiki, and aftgrwardn they oame and fetohed me to prison. I consider It very wrong to detain the women and children Perhaps these people were detaluedjest I might kill somebody. J have oeaJed to do that, and shall never do such a thins again. This la all I wish to say." The Courthouse was crowded with Natives and Europeans and the representatives Of the papers. Crowds of Natives were assembled outeide the Courthouse. The Court found defendant guilty, and bound him over to keep .the peace for six months, himself m £500 and two sureties of £600 each. Toe decision w«« received with a murmur of dlsostUfaotlon by tbe orowd outside. During his Incarceration Te Kootl'a three wives were allowed to remain with him, and will probably accompany him to Auckland, for whloh oity he is likely to leave by the Obeimsford this evening. Te Kootl's adherents are nndoubtedly crestfallen, and look as if they were resigned, to the turn affairs have taken. They will probably soon go to their homes. The Naval Volunteers are returning to Auckland also this evening. The Per* manent Artillery remain for tbe present. Two local qorps have been raised and armed. The Poverty Bay forces will probably return to their homes when they have had a couple of days' rest. The exoltement is now on the wane, and before long our settlement will probably be fu Its usual peaceful oonditlou , To Inspector Goodall the oredit of Te Kootl's arreit is generally given, and no doubt to him we have to attribute the result of the expedition. The snrettes are not forthcoming, and Te Kooti bai been sent on to Auokland gaol m charge of the Naval Contingent. Thb best Remedy for Indigestion.— Norton's Camomile Pills are confidently recommended as a simple remedy for indigestion, which is the cause of nearly all the diseases to which we are subject. Norton's Pills, with justice called the " nature's strengthener of the human stomach," act as a powerful tonic and gentle aperient, are mild m their: operation, and safe under auycircumstances Sold m bottles at is i£d, 2s ad, ' 4 S » by all medicine vendors. throughout the World
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THE MILITARY AND POLICE AT LOGGERHEADS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2077, 2 March 1889
THE MILITARY AND POLICE AT LOGGERHEADS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2077, 2 March 1889
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