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Close of the New Zealand War.


Close of the New Zealand War. The surrender of William Thompson is an example of what may be done by the employment of disinte- rested and reasonable agencies. Some weeks ago we announced, on the authority of private letters, that the Governor had yielded to the entreaties of Mr. George Graham, a member of the House of Repre- sentatives, and had sanctioned his projected mission to the disturbed districts. Mr. Graham is an old settler, J and, like many of his class, enjoys the confidence of the 1 natives, and is anxious to secure their just treatment. J He has withal the utmost faith in their capacity for < improvement and in their reasonableness as men. He straightway made for William Thompson's head- 1 quarters, and found that chief accessible to argument and persuasion. The first fruits of his admirable 1 enterprise are seen in the surrender of the New Zea- ] land kingmaker; and Rewi, another chief of equal E importance, is likely to follow the same example. 1 This is what has already been accomplished by a peaceful, unarmed envoy, and we believe that if more of such men were employed, the work of restoring peace upon a firm basis would be far from difficult. Times. r The most important news that we have to record in this month's summary is the submission of William Thompson, well known as one of the prime movers in the rebellion, together with other native chiefs of in- ferior note. There have been so many peace negotia- tions with Thompson that his reported submission was at first not believed true, or, if true, not to be of that satisfactory nature as would be likely to ensure a last- ing peace. Saturday last, the 27th of this month, was the memorable day on which Thompson acknowledged the Queen's authority to Brigadier-General Carey; and the place of meeting was a native village called Tame- here, where the rebel chief had promised tolay down the symbol of his submission. It is still an open question, and one that can only be decided by the lapse of time, whether Thompson has really and unreservedly sub- mitted, or is only saving his conscience as a Kingite by a very clever artifice.-Tke Southern Cross (New Zealand).