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THE ARREST OF TE KOOTI. THE GROUNDS OF THE APPEAL.

(per press association.) Auckland, Miroh 2. The grounds of Mr Napier's appeal against Te Kooti's sentence are that no sot of the prisoner comes under section 8 of the Justices of the Peace Act ; also, that tho information charged Te Kooti with misdemeanor, and Mr Bush bad no power to deal with it, but should have committed the prisoner to the Supreme Oourt. Later. The steamer Chelm»ford arrived from Opotiki at 6 30 p,m. on Saturday, bringing Te Kooti under police escort, with the Auckland Naval contingent. When the vosßel was off North Head Te Kooti was placed on board tho steam-launob Planet and landed at Wynyard Pier. He here entered a oab, and was conveyed to Mount Eden gaol. A large crowd, who assembled on the Queen street wharf, were much disappointed when it was found Te Kooti was not on board the Chelmeford. The following further particulars are from special telegrams to the •• Press" : — Opotiki, March 2 Several hundred people assembled last evening on the wharf oa the occasion of the departure of the CneJmßfard witti'Te Kooti and tho Auckland Navals. After the raon got on board, Captain Parker, of tho Ponsonby Navals, thanked the people of Opotiki for the kind and hoßpitable treatment received since they camo down. They came down to effeot a certain purpose, and this being done it was their duty to return. He then called for three cheers, and this was heartily responded to, Captaip Morrißon and the Permanent Artillery under his command will remain for a few days longer. All tte mounted police, under Sergeant Major Bullen returned to Qiaborne this morning m company with a number of Kaßt Qoast Husßars . Ta Kooti's f rie,tda and relations assembled m, large numbers on tho banks af the river, and wept m Maori fashion at the departure of their chief. During the evening friondly Maoris assembled near the Town Hall and testified Lheir joy by a haka, w»r dancee, and other cneaDß of showing their exultatio i at tho iepartue In custody of their old enemy. Phe entertainment was followed by songa, 3tc, by men pf the East Coast Hussars, md a little spseoh making was also inlulged m. Thia monvng at eight the police foroe "rom Gißborne, under Serg^-ant-Maj ;r Bullen, returned, The Permanent Anilery foroe, stationed at the Motu bridge, vill mnrch home with the police. The Sueears are under orders to leave at 8 i.tn. to morrow. The District Order* sootained an announcement that the ra,te )f pay would be, for cavalry 8s and nfantry 7s per day. The troops are inlying themselves at cricket and other ipbrts, and are evidently very well pleased vith their visit to Opotiki. Inspector 3ooda 1 and his party will probably return m Sunday, and Mr 8,u,8h about Tuesday. A oornioil incident took place m oonleotion with tho arrest of which you will lear more later on. The interruption m Te Kooti'a mission * ill have the effect of stopping the spread >f the now religion he wai preaching. Che doctrine of which he was the apontle, md which he supported by numerous ixtracts from tho Bible, was one of peace md goodwill. It was acoep'ed far and ioar, except by local tribes. The friends md relatives now left behind are groatly xeioim d, and are m communication with Jovornment r« hie sudden removal aad •oaeible release. < During the excitement business of all :inds was unusually brisk, bat i'h now ,radually assuming its ordinary steadiness. AuqKiAND, Maroh 2; Th,o M Star' 1 spesial reporter says, aftar 'c Kooti waa sentenced Mr Bash, B. M., esoended from the Bonoh and warmly hook hands with the prisoner. The lativea assembled at Opotiki have 1 ready dispersed. The public give all redit to Inspector Goodall, as but for m prompt attitude T© Koott would still be t large,

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THE ARREST OF TE KOOTI. THE GROUNDS OF THE APPEAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2078, 4 March 1889

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THE ARREST OF TE KOOTI. THE GROUNDS OF THE APPEAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2078, 4 March 1889

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