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THE OMAHU DISPUTE.

NAPIER, June 16,

Turanga Karauria is still alive, but he is iu great agony and is sinking fast. He is now partially paralysed. He is a wellmade, intelligent, and well-educated man of twenty-six. His young wife has persistently refused all nourishment since he was shot. Last night Karauria sent a request that a ‘ Herald ’ representative might visit him this morning, as he wished to give an exf donation as to why he went on the land ; mt on tho reporter going up he was in too much pain to speak connectedly. Captain Preece went to Omahu yesterday, when the Natives, on his advice, gave up all their firearms (about forty stand in all), some rifles being loaded. Later. Karauria died at the hospital shortly after five o’clock to night, June 17. A pout, mortem this morning showed that a bullet had lodged in the bowels. The inquest was commenced and formally adjourned till next Monday. [Special to the Stab.] NAPIER, June 17. On Saturday afternoon MrPreeco, R.M., visited Omahu and induced the Maoris to give up their arms. Broughton’s Natives, under the impression that Donnelly’s people had consented to be disarmed, gave upall their arms, which were brought into town. Tho ‘Telegraph’ is informed that Donnelly’s Natives didnotdiaarm, and were firlngasalute last night. The ‘ Telegraph ’ says“ The disarmament should not be confined to stripping tho weakest side of tho means of defence, but bo extended to all Natives throughout the province. Although things are quiet at Omahu wo may bo sure that intense excitement prevails in all parts where each section of disputants has its adherents. Whether these people will be amenable to reason and remain in their own districts we cannot say, but tho Maori custom is to assemble at the residence of deceased and hold a tanf/i. If this be followed on this unfortunate occasion it will be hard to predict the result."

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THE OMAHU DISPUTE., Evening Star, Issue 7935, 17 June 1889

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THE OMAHU DISPUTE. Evening Star, Issue 7935, 17 June 1889

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