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A "BIRD OF PASSAGE."

MAORI ON THE SPKKL'. (By TelegrapAi. —Press Association.) DUSEDIS, Saturday. At the Police Court this morning, Wirima Roera Tarcha was charged that on Jiareh 4, at Dunedin, he obtained the sum of £15 from Cteovgc 'l'airoa by I false pretences, to wit, valueless cheques. Chief-detective Herbert said that accused had been putting cheques about all over the place, and tha police hal reason to believe that he had no account to meet any ot them. He was a bird of passage. His home was in Napier, and he said that lie was the oivnor of property inHaivke's Bay, also that he was related to a very' rich native lady in that distiet, and had ample means. There was reason to believe, however, that this was not so. Accused had been at Home, whence he arrived here about February, during race time, and he had been going about town raising money by all sorts of means and spending it on champagne and cabs. A remand to Friday, the 2Gth, was asked for. Mr. Mttcdonald, who appeared for accused, represented that the latter belonged to Napier, and was connected with rich people there. He got him to telegraph to that effect to the Native Minister, who replied that he had reason to believe that accused had property there. The police seemed to doubt that accused had property, but he had that telegram. Mr. Macdonald raised no objection to the granting of a remand, but asked that a reasonable bail bo flxod. The remand was granted, bail being fixed at one surety of £50 or two of £25.

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A "BIRD OF PASSAGE.", Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 69, 22 March 1909

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A "BIRD OF PASSAGE." Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 69, 22 March 1909

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