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At the trial at Wellington yesterday of Irene Donnelly and others, seven witnesses were examined for the prosecution, none being called for the defence. After an hour’s retirement, the jury returned at 5.20 with a verdict of “ Not guilty,” and in answer to a question put by the Chief Justice, said they considered the trespass on the unfenced land was made merely by way of reprisal. His Honor addressed the accused as follows, his remarks being interpreted by Lieutenantcolonel M'Donnel :—“ I don’t think I ought to abstain from saying a few words to you. The jury have heard the facts, and have come to the conclusion that you are not guilty of the offence with which you are charged. It is manifest, however, that these modes of procedings are calculated to end in very serious trouble. It is quite clear, even though you were willing to abstain from actual force, that this kind of proceeding is very much calculated to compel those who were in possession of the land to resort to the use of firearms. I would ask you to bear in mind the words of Turanga and his comment when he was shot in the disturbance in June, because, though the death wound was not intentional, he was certainly intentionally shot in the first instance when he held in his hand the pistoj he had taken from his assailant, He did

then what certainly few persons in a similar position would have done, he either discharged or thought lie discharged the remaining barrels of the pistol in the air, saying lie would leave his assailant to the law. Now, let us hope for the future you will do the same. You are discharged,”

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THE OMAHU LAND DISPUTES., Issue 8056, 5 November 1889

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THE OMAHU LAND DISPUTES. Issue 8056, 5 November 1889

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