Christchukch, February 16
The eight men who, at the present sessions of the Supreme Court, pleaded guilty to a number of charges of theft from the Customs Department came before Mr Justice Deuniston at the Supreme Court this morn, ing. His Honour imposed tho following sentences:—Samuel John McCormick, three years; John Hill, three years; Ernest Walter Wood, two years; Hugh Lawton Owen, eighteen months; Jame3 Anderson Campbell, eighteen months; Francis Geoffrey Leigh,' eighteen months; Christopher Robert Smith, o-e year. George Clifford Francis t° come up for sentence when oalled upon.
After pronouncing the sentences, his Honour Baid that representation would be made to the authorities with the view of having Wood, Campbell, Owen, Lefeh and Smith p'aeed in plantation camps, thus pro-" tecting them from degrading associations.
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SUPREME COURT., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4372, 17 February 1914
SUPREME COURT. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4372, 17 February 1914
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