A. TE ROOTI SCARE AT HOME
The London correspondent of the "New Zealand Time»,"wrltlng on February 24rd says : — New Zj»Uudera In this country are pestered out of their lives this last few days for Information with regard to the reported troable la Poverty Bay district The first intimation we had was a Renter's telegram dated AookUnd, February 18:h, which said '* Serrloui tmeaalaesi prevails Id the Gliborne district, Oook County, owing to the approaoh with » large following, of Te Kootl, the leader of the Poverty B*y maaaaore In 1886 (do), wheu 33 Europeans and 39 friendly Natives were killed. The Bottlers are arming, and the relalivea of the viotimt threaten to take revenge on Pc Kootl. The families of the settlers have been sent Into the town of Glaborae, mod the Government are preparing for an emergenoy. The news has oaused general exoltement." To as who know something of the oolony, it is very amusing to read of the nusseore taking place In 1886. People hera lire ■■king if that was a> aeoond massacre, aa they have an ides that one took pltoe ever so many yearß asjo. I see m one or two papers aome one has taken the trouble to oorreot the date. The news has put a damper on W. B Roes' 00-operative Oolonislog Association, to despatch a lot of settlors to the Glaborne dlitrict. The friends of thoae who left here by the Aoraogt lately are half Beared oat of their wits, and Imagine that general nusttores Id ftew Zealand are the order of the day. The trouble with Te Kootl will have the effect of retarding the progress of the oountry to Borne extent, for It gives an Impression to many people that the oolony Is over-ran wl<h half civilised semi* oannlbalu.
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