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THE BROUGHTON-DONNELLY FEUD.

KARAURIA'S DEPOSITION, (PBR PBESS AssooiAnoir.) - N____R June 14. No serious disturbance is anticipated from the shooting oase at Omaha to-d&y. The aot was purely an Individual one. This and previous disturbances have ariaon solely from tha failure of the Native Laud Oourt to ascertain the title, Tha Broughton and Donee Up factions olJm largo lotefeato la the bloat, whioh Is a large and very valuable one. Bronghton is m possession, aud Donnelly's Natives go there now and then partly to keep their assertion of title, and partly to expedite tho adjudication of the Lind Oourt. Two Oourts have already been gaz.tted, butnone bas ever sat : Donnelly's people allege through the political in* flaenoe of the otber aide. Both sides, however, profess anxiety to have the title | investigated. The Curt Is appointed to alt next month. E.raurh Is still alive, but Is not ex* pyo ed to live, de has m%de the following deposition m the presence of the prisoner : — " At three o'olook this morning I and my people got up to feed our horses. After the horses had been fed, I harnessed up four teams. We finished our breakfast at half-past fiie, and I led one of the teams, and the men the others. We went to the plaoe where we were going to plough. At six o'olook the ploughs had atarted, and my plough was ahead j but after that I allowed ano'her to get slow'y ahead of me. I w.nt on after blm, and there were otber ploughs close to mine. Near the turning I anw Waaturla Wi coming, and when I turned my plough, prisoner came up and saluted me : ' Tenakoe, I have something to say to you. ' I sa>d ' Say on.' Waaturla said 'Stop yonr ploughing.' I «ald to him • Give the reason,' He replied, 'The only reason is you've to stop ploughing.' I said ' I will not stop ' When I said to blm tbat I *ould not stop, I aaw blm take a pistol from bis pooket. When I saw It I r_n bßhlud the horses. While I was running away he fifed tbe pistol, and the bullet struck me m the baok. I ran to the other tide of the fence and he followed me. Waaturla Wi was on horebaok when he wai firing at me When I got a little distanoe away from the fenoe, Waaturla went away to fire at my men I had left behind. My men ran behind the horses When Waaturla Wl got on one side of the horses, the men ran to the other tile of the feuoe. but tbe weipoo was not than fired. We ran m this dlreotlon (Donnelly'-) and Waatnria made for the gate. When I got nearly on to the road, some of my friends cried ont, 'There Is Waaturla, be'a got on to tbe road ; he'a galloping on with tbe revolver m his baud.' I then ran for a fenoe that was close to me. When I got to the other side ol the fenoe Waaturla oame up. He dismounted and ran after me. 1 was not able to run, on aooount of the eff.ot of the first shot he had fired. I then oiled out to him to stop. He said, ' No,' and ran up alongside of me and fired again at me with tbe amall revolver (prrduoed.) The bullet struck mo lv my left side. Be firf d again, but missed me. I sprang at him and we dosed. I threw him down, and suooeeded m getting the revolver from him. After some time my wife oame up. I told .er to come [quiokly and hold Waaturla. Another woman then oame forward, Mirama, At this time I had got tbe revolver from Waatnria. I thought of turning round and shooting blm, but then I thought it would be better to leave it to tbe law. At this time Waatnria took a large revolver (produced) m hla bind. Mirama took the revolve, feem blm. At the time I got the small revolver I discharged tbe bullets m tbe air, and struok Waaturla on the head with the butt. At this time a boy named Taka oame up. Wa :turla was then held, and i 03me away on the boy'a horse. Those who were ploughing with my party were Taylor, vVhetu T<>moana, and Erla Kirauria (hL brother) ; my friends present when I left Waaturla Wl were Taka, Mirama and Te Mare. I gave tho email revolver to tbe woman." In reply to questions by the prisoner, Karaurla denied that be had reoeived any warning not to go on the land until the sitting of the L.nds Oourt. Ptlsoner Is considerably knocked about on the head by the butt of the pistol. Kirauria's father was a great ohief. He met hla death by a pistol shot. It was In 1868, whilst fighting with tbe Native allies at Poverty Bay tbat he reoeived a wound whlon proved fatal. Napier, Juce 15. Waitara Wl was oharged with iofcaot to kill at ihi R M. Onorr, and waa remanded for eight days. His vlotlm spent a fair night, and exhibited no unfavorable symptoms. T_are is no immediate danger.

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THE BROUGHTON-DONNELLY FEUD., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2149, 15 June 1889

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THE BROUGHTON-DONNELLY FEUD. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2149, 15 June 1889

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