(fliOM OUR OWN CORRESPONDENT) Auckland, June 9th. Tha Star, refening to the greit Meic;r 1 u'l ca?e—Te Wheoro v. Hawk—in which Ju-lge Factor) charged strongly f >r the plaintiff, and the Juiy gave a vtroict fcr the defendnnt, says : —" We shall simply deal wiih the matter as snbmittel to ihe Jury by the Judge, and, compare their ve'diut nith ordinary practice in weighing thi evidence of Europeans, and looked at in that way, it amounts to an absolute decliration thj.t Nathe testimony, however strong, however well-supported, or in itEelf unimpeachable, will not re te'ieved in our Courtis og.iirißt tlie word of Europeans. There is no escaping fie inevitable conclusion that it is not this ca-e :.lone that Maoris hava been wor-ted iawhen on the evidence they ought to have win; but it is,we fe .r, acommonand almost unvarying exp rience, and yet we complain that they will not bring their casrs into our Courts. We can imagine notHi'g m re laojentable or more damaging to the reputation of our airnii.istrati nof justice. It is inconceivable ihat in the face of this decision and the L260 coits which it etui's, Te Wheoro, for example, a man of prove 1 integrity, will ever venture within tfcm door of an English Court again as a suitor, and is it unreasonable to expect him to use his influence te induce his fellow country, men to adopt that means of settling their oUims ? The ca«e will bo used against fcim by his Kingite relatives as a taunt, a blot upon the boasted fairness of the Pakeha judicial tystem, to whi h neither he nor we can make an answer."
Tho German war-ship Albatross ha? been docked. Tho depth of water on the slide is 13 fee1-. 4 inches. The draught of the Albatross is 11 feet 6 inches. The gnns were not removed from the vessel, but were move! forward in order to give her an even keel. The work of repairing the teuel will be proceeded with by Mr Niccol. She is to be stripped, recaulkej, and re-coppered. She will remain in dock three weeks.
Intelligtnce bus been received of tha death of Colonel Arney, brother of ex-Chief Justice Arney, at Cheltenham, on April 6th. He commanded the forces after the Wa'rau massacre, and at the Hutt Valley, Wellington. A ion of Constable Walters, of Mercer, aged nine, accidentally thot himself with a revolver
in Walters' absence He is in a precarious state.
A new spark catcher, designed by Mr Elliott, locomo'ive foreman at the railway workshops, wa< fried successfully on the Waikato line.
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SPECIAL TELEGRAM., Otago Daily Times, Issue 5400, 10 June 1879
SPECIAL TELEGRAM. Otago Daily Times, Issue 5400, 10 June 1879
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