Hot Time at Waihi.
Constables Stoned. United Press Association—By Electric Telegraph. Waihi, May 2 A disgraceful 6cene occurred on Saturday night, when the police, who were arresting a drunken man, were assailed by a hooting and yelling mob, who raised the cry of "Australians to the rescue." The police were stoned, and several windows broken. Eventually the police were rushed, and the prisoner was carried off by his friends. Several prominent citizens attempted to pacify the crowd, but m vain. Sergeant Sheehan and the constables were braised about the head and bodies. Subsequently the man was re-arrested, and upon the President of the Miners' Union addressing the crowd, they became quieter, but followed the polios to the station, hooting. Mr Kenrick, manager of the Bank of New Zealand, was prominent m attempting to get the crowd to behave itself.
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Hot Time at Waihi., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6559, 2 May 1905
Hot Time at Waihi. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6559, 2 May 1905
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