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Europeans & Chinamen




Weimngton, September 80. A fi«hb occurred at tho Lower Hutfc at nn early hour this morning between a number of young men and three or four Chinamen, and resulted m the death of one European, and severe injuries to one of the Chinamen. The particulars as far as'" known as present, are these :-- About midnight some six or e<ght lads were returning along a road to their homes at the Lower Hutt, ml. when passing a Chinaman s house they met three or four Chinamen. In some way or other an altercation ensued, and shortly afterwards a man named Leeves who lived near by, heard cries of "murder! help !" and at once rushed out. He states that by the time he reached the road tho row was over, and the parties separated. He found a young man named Thomas James Smith on the road ; find as he appeared faint, and was bleeding profusely, Mr Lee\es conveyed him with ,ill haste to Dr Wilford's residence at the Hutt, but the young fellow expired almost immediately on arrival. In the meantime the police had been telegraphed for, and mounted troopers from Wellington and Petone were sent out, and effected the arrest of three Chinamen mmcd lorn Hun-, Young Bin, and Sam Kay. The last named was m a bad state, being terribly cut about the head, and was conveyed to the Wellington Hospital, where he now lies m a precarious state. I he other two Chinamen were lodged m the lad Sip SmWi was twenty-two years of Z, ami his parents are laboring people at the Hutt. An inquest will beheld an the body to-morrow. Tom Hung and Young lL appeared at the Police Court this morning before three ustices, charged with the wifful murder of Smith. Ihoy were represented by counsel, and rejnanded for a week,

I Later. In the f'siht at Pctono both sines seom to have used pieces of r.cantling, but the Olmminen must have taken, to kniv,es as well, as Smith was found to be stabbed m Hie stomach. The Asiatics have boon annoyed for many nights fast by gangs of young fellow:-; interfering with'them. The detectives are now out investigating. It is expected further'iirreKts will be made. It is ditl'cult at present to obtain particulars tiil the participants m the light I are hunted up.

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Europeans & Chinamen, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2531, 30 September 1890

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Europeans & Chinamen Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2531, 30 September 1890

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