(Per Press Association.)
! AUCKLAND, February 26. Another instance of the ,f ar-reaching character of the recent Labour troubles in the matter of their reaction on the life of the community in remote places came bofore the Police Court this morning. A bankrupt named William Thomas Martin (31), in admitting that he obtained, credit by misrepresentation, pleaded in the extenuation of his wrongdoing that he, had a wife and three young children to keep and had had to fight lor them with...his. . back to the wall, in consequence of his being a " marked" man because of his attitude during a strike episode. Mr E. C. Cutten, S.M., said that he had long ago decided in cases of fraud under the Bankruptcy Act there must always be a term of imprisonment imposed upon conviction. People who i lost the creditors' money in this way, though not dishonest in the ordinary sense, were a great detriment to the community; They went into business in which they used someone else's capital. If there was a loss it fell on the creditors. If, again, it went to the benefit of the other person it was a case of "heads I win. tails the other fellow loses." His Worship was sorry to impose imprisonment in this case, but it was necessary in the interests of the community. Defendant would be sentenced to a month's hard labour, i
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BANKRUPT IMPRISONED., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8805, 27 February 1914
BANKRUPT IMPRISONED. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8805, 27 February 1914
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