AN IRON LAW
" •' Twelve months iv Irons " waa (?a^s 'he •• Melbourne Evening Standard ") CtVe sentence passed uppn J h-i Lardqer, who waM3h«rged with bOing illegally at Mm In Victoria. Pilaoner, who is but » yoaag man, h«a served several sentenoeenin Uew South Wales. Nevertbeleßßjha stated to th© Benah that he did not know he waja pt-mv mlttlng an oflenoe In oroaslng the borde^ "a there was no euab law In New Soiifcht Wales, into whloh releaued prlsonerfl ojimlnali were constantly pasiing ; from ; YPtorlat He had i^ot very long come out of gaolj! and being determined to reform, out being too well fehown In New SouW Wales, besides not being able to obtain work In that oolor y , he had oome bvet'tQ thla cob ,y. He had two alstera and -a 7 brother m Sydney, whom he had hoped to •■alst by leaving that place and getting work In this colony. The Bench, how ever, Appeared to look upon his ocime of crossing the border as a desperate one. They did not take the view taken by the Bench on the previous day, when a Sydney criminal, also charged with being il'egiliy at large In Viotorla. had bucn remanded fou a week with a vioir of '• oleariog ou^'V Bat a well-known barrister hai appeared In that orimlnara defenoe, and had argded^ that the Criminal Influx Law was a leba of the bad old times, and was pci^oip^liy intended to keep Tismenlao, or.ea they were then oalled, Van Dieman'a L^nd, jonvlota out of the oo'cy. Priacnos*, xyao la still quite a young min/ewri hj n pei the Banoh would dasbi !datt.n ly vih htm,' and give him a chaaoo t. .-r.-t.-piu of via ooloay, «b ha had qommHdd &v i.jKanoa against our .laws, tbrngh h-» f»s:uryd,the Btnoh he had done so Id iga >rauQe. Tag
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