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THE WAR IN NEW ZEALAND. The Melbourne papers report that the news received from the northern district of New Zealand, during the month, has been of a very grave character, and has led to the belief that graver consequences may be expected to follow. The Argus says:— The war—for less it can scarcely be called when comparing' the attitude taken by the natives and their known numbers and resources—has assumed an aspect which threatens incalculable evils to the cause of 'o colonisation in the entire island, and the powers of the Queen's troops stationed in the colony will be tasked to their utmost. News up to the 14th inst., tells that the tactics of General Cameron, by which all the troops, except a garrison, were withdraws, from Taranaki, have immensely encouraged the natives; that 5,000 of the warlike Waikatos have taken the field that even Auckland was threatened and that the rebel Maories had captured an English schooner, hoisted Wiremu Kingi's colours, and, in bravado, sailed up and down before Government-house. A few days' later intelli- gence corroborates all this, and informs us that pre- parations are being made on all sides for a most earnest campaign. From this it is evident that our New Zealand difficulties have done little more than begin. The colonists, however, appear to have con- fidence in General Cameron, and his well-known spirit and ability certainly justify their hope that in his hands the re-establishment of British supremacy is scarcely a matter of doubt. English Military Settlement. The New Zealand, Gazette, of the 6th of July, contains the plan for a military settlement on very liberal terms to all eligible men under forty- five. Each militiaman to have a town lot and farm of fifty acres, with full pay in service, Govern- ment paying passage. The following are the conditions referred to, upon which land situated in the war district will be granted to settlers :— 1. Settlements will be surveyed and marked out at the expense of the Government. 2. Each settlement will comprise not less than 100 town allotments and 100 farm sections. "3. A stockade on the most eligible site in each settlement will be erected at the expense of the Government. "4. A town will be laid out around, or as near as conveniently may be to the stockade, in one acre allotments. "5. Farms will be laid out around, or as near as conveniently may be to the town, in sections of 50 acres each. "6. Every settler under these conditions will be entitled to one town allotment and one farm section. 7. Priority of choice will be determined by lot. 8. No man above the age of forty-five years will be accepted, and every applicant will be subject to an examination by an officer appointed by the Governor, and must produce such certificates of good health, character, and general fitness for the service as such officer shall require. 9. Each accepted applicant will be provided, at the expense of the Government, with a steerage passage to New Plymouth. Before embarkation he will be required to sign a declaration to the effect that he understands, and will be bound by and fulfil, these conditions. 10. On arrival at New Plymouth he will be enrolled and required to serve in the Taranaki Militia. He will be entitled to pay and rations accordingly until he is authorised by the Government to take possession of his land, when he will be relieved of actual service.' "11. After taking possession, he will be entitled to receive rations, free of cost, for twelve months, upon the same scale as supplied to her Majesty's troops; he will be allowed to retain possession, as a militiaman, of his arms and his accoutrements, and he will be supplied with ammunition for use, according to Militia regulations. "12. No settler, after taking possession, will be per- mitted, during the next three years after his arrival at New Plymouth, to absent himself from his settlement for more than one calendar month in any one year without the leave of the Governor first obtained. 'r 13. During such three years lie will be liable to be trained and exercised as other militiamen; and when- ever a portion only of the Taranaki Militia shall be called out for actual service, each settler will be deemed a volunteer militiamen, and will be required to serve as such. Doing such service he will be entitled to the same pay, rations, and allowances as other militiamen. in ,I n. '1 14. On the expiration of three years from the day of his arrival at New Plymouth each settler, having fulfilled the conditions, but not otherwise, will be entitled to a Crown grant of the town allotment and farm section allotted to him, and will thenceforth be subject only to the same militia services as other colonists. 15. Any settler desiring to leave his settlement will be permitted to do so on providing a substitute approved of by the Government. Such substitute will be subject to the same liabilities and entitled to the same privileges as the settler whose place he takes. £ 16. In the case of the death of any settler before he shall become entitled to his Crown grant the land allotted to him will be at the disposal of the Govern- ment for the location of another settler under these conditions, or for any other purpose; but the value of any improvements made thereon by the deceased set- tler will be determined by valuation, and the amount paid by the Government to such person (if any) as the deceased settler shall have appointed by writing to receive the same. "FORM OF DECLARATION AND AGREEMENT. I do hereby declare that I fully understand the 'conditions' hereunto annexed, and I do engage and agree to be bound thereby, and punctually on my part to fulfil all the terms thereof." Latest Intelligence. The following intelligence had just been received from Sydney when the last mail started from Mel- bourne :— The Novelty, from Auckland, brings eight days' later Auckland news (at least two days' later than that from Nelson). No fighting had yet occurred. Waikatos fortifying their positions. General Cameron had ordered all the available troops to the front. The volunteers were on duty in Auckland. Advices from Taranaki say that the natives are in force, and threaten Tatariamaka redoubts; but little fears are entertained of the ability of the garrison to repel them. Governor Grey has issued a proclamation, commanding the Maories to lay down their arms and take the oath of allegiance. He has directed that all natives found out of doors after dark are to be arrested. Everything proves a determination to conduct the war with energy and precautions are being taken to pre- vent surprise and to make the campaign short and decisive."





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