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AN UNPOPULAR BETROTHAL. Last .Saturday iu- published a Uoturiiii. .statine that a vi>ii<ir to the district had liee-n tarred .-. nd Icatlioted by the residents, and tli.u court- jiroceedings were likely to follow. Tho Hamilton corrosDondoiif. oi the Auckland 'Star' supplies tin- follow!!!,::, particulars:—"For a considerable tin.c Rotorua has been jjaying deferc-iuo to a. young- man who lias: been living; there in some style with a woman. A marriage was announced between this. man and a young giii-l whose parent:; reside in Hcioriii!, ;:i:d this arotiia-d eonsid.-rabin comment througliout ththermal town. A number of male residents, who of the man's conduct, visited rli" stranger wiihin t):? gates, stripped him, and then applied tar and feathers." A COMPLETE COAT. The Rotorua correspondent r,i ihe same paper says; "Owjne - u , .straage stories concerning a visiter To Rotorua a. large party of citizens, liim outside his dwelling hut flight, tore his clothing off him, and ;>oured tar f-very-irharo except on liis faco.and decorated him with {cathers. [t is s,t:>.ted That the victim vainly solicited help from residents to remove his unpleasant decoration."

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TAR AND FEATHERS, Issue 15653, 18 November 1914

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TAR AND FEATHERS Issue 15653, 18 November 1914

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