THE MAORI DISTURBANCE.
:.. - , [United Press Assooiaton.] . ■-,'■ <' /AUCKLAND, May 20. ... -Hone'. Toia and fifteen other Maori prisoners, arrested at Waima in connection '■with the recent disturbance, were brought - before the Court to-day , oharged with a C conspiracy to levy war oh the Queen to --/evade the dog tax and with assaulting - John Welleford, mail carrier. Mr Tole, C Crown, prosecutor, prosecutedt Messrs Earl and Cooper represented tbe acoused, '.'-- W'Hone. the Native interpreter, de« posed to visiting Hone Toia and other principal natives at Pukemiro, on* April 28. Thoy. deolared they would not pay the dog tax, would not stop shooting . pigeoDß, would have . nothing to do with 'European laws, and they announced their intention of going to Rawene next day « **ith their guns to fight the law-