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GAUDIN'S SENTENCE

TIIK Al'C-KMXT) oIFFTfNG. i

What was intended to have been a private meeting of Mr !•". K. X. Gautlin's friends was arranged to take, place, at the Chamncr of Commerce, Auckland, on Wednesday oveninc;. Py 8 o'clock, however, the room was packed, and in view of the large and vopre-rntetive attendance it was resolved to make the meeting public. .Mr T. N. Pa.xtr v.-a- voted to the chair. Mr M'Callum said that after Gaaidiu was arretted in- it.be speaker! went to Wellington and there interviewed Mr Massey and .Mr Herdman. The Prime Minister then informed him that there was nothing treasonable in the letter;. Mr J. 0. Alartin ira-, asked for a legal opinion, and, after conferring with Gamlin, declared that Mi- facts'were ~-, -jmple- that they need anticipate nothing more than a nominal line for a. technical breach of the, law, and further advised them that the ca.-,o was not sufficiently serioit; to warrant sending a lawyer down to Samoa to defend the prisoner. The facts in relation to the trial, as already published, were then related by Mr M'Callum. Practically the stime report was published by (he Suva paper, and -a as :-e.-n by Ma jor 'Head, the president of Mm Court, and Captain Neil!, th-". Crown Ppooeiitor. jiejMicr of whom took a.ny exception to it. F.ven when the trial wa> over no one expected anything more, .-rvere than a tine, rind when next morning Captain Tottenham read the decision ~f tho Court dive, years' imprisonment .- I laudin collapsed. A. Voice : Who is Captain Tottenham? Mr M'Callum: He was. I believe, n rabhifer in the Hawke's Pay district before the war broke out.

Mr M'Calhim added that Mr 'Martin was at present away on a lengthy holiday, and the services of Mr Skerieft woie being obtained, but, that gentleman was also away on holiday? jc-t at present. A person prc-enf, who gave his iiatne r,= Mr Pos-. , ;( id he would like to know whether the meeting presumed thai, it could tell the Imperial auHmrit i-s what to do. The Gbahmah replied that h.n believed public opoiioii regarded the science, as

grossly iiniu-t, and it wa-. lor the meeting to consider what action could be taken.

Mr A. S. I',-own csked was not GaiidinV most .serious offence an attem/it, r<> carry away geld in defiance of the military proclamation :■■

Mr ?d-Galium said thai had been ad mitted. and proceeded to give full detail ot this feature of the. c.ice. the state meiit being made while the meeting weir into committee.

-\ \ oiec : |.s the embargo upon the removal of money from Samoa still in operation?

Mr M'C.-iilmn : \"o: it was removed before- we reached Samoa, (told may now be shipped from the island upon payment of a. 5 per cent, charge levied by the Government.

Mr Moses said he thought the meeting .might consider the best means of gaining some official account of the trial. They all believed .Mr M'Galium, but if, would bo as well to convince the public thoroughly of all the circumstances. Mr Montague- said he, agreed with Mr 'Mosses. People everywhere, were saying : "There must bo something more behind this than the now.spaper reports indicate. Gaurlin would never have received five years' imprisonment for anything so trivial."

.Mr M'Callmn replied that he hoped tho authorities would publish an official report. The facts were exactly as the, Press had published them. He would vouch forth at.

A defence committee, consisting of prominent citizens, was appointed by the meet i ne.

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GAUDIN'S SENTENCE, Issue 15696, 9 January 1915

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GAUDIN'S SENTENCE Issue 15696, 9 January 1915

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