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Pirating Telegrams.

[VV,R PRESS ASSOCIATION.] 6'ISEQRNfi, Api'il 28, At the R.M. Court this morning the Manager of the Press Association sued the publisher of the Gisborne " Standard'^. for the piracy of cable messages. Three informations were laid. The ■ evidence of iMr Atack, Manager of the Association, [ showed that defendant had been in the ; ha.bii of ■' ■ ''' ': -~~ "' cable news without paying-' ■ ■ . . i: ljfe had 1 be^n rflpoatedl^ ■■ ■ ■■ . I tlie defence it was attempted to show that the messages had. been telegraphed from Auckland by their agent, W. J. Geddes, who was supposed tq know which telegrams were protected and M'hioh yjjr-s not. Soaie amusement was caused by the'fa(jfc thftfe'tliQ defendant •had attempted to conceal the name of the sender by tearing off the signature, but the B.M"! refused to admit a document so iuutijated, and counsel-had to pi'Otluoo ] the missing Ijuk from his waistcoat pocket. 1A iargc niunb' or of objeojiiona in various shapes were raised by the defence, buf Niv Booth overruled them all, holding that thePress Association had a perfect right'to Jiave its cables protected, and on the first information tLuisuC diif^n 4 d^iifc with costs £9 15s. The other cases were adjourned till to-juorrow. ■

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Pirating Telegrams., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2412, 28 April 1890

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Pirating Telegrams. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2412, 28 April 1890

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