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MILITARY AUTHORITIES SUPPORTED. At a me«tin.g of the Hamilton branch of the Farmers' Union yesterday Mr Macgregor (president) reviewed the'circumstanceg whien led to the arrest and conviction of Gaudin. He said the accused was believed to havo a_ German connection, and was a member of a German firm. A section of the, Auckland people was moving to have the sentence set aside, but if this was done it would be putting the military authorities in Sa'inga, who imposed what they considered an appropriate eentance, in a fake position. The following resolution was carried unanimously:—"That this braqch of the Farmers' Union distinctly objects to any interference whatever with the decision of the court martial held upon F. K. X. Gaudin in Samoa-, as it would place the administrators of Samoa in a false position to interiero with their decision.'' All the members present agreed that this was no time for namby-pamby eentim«nt, and that if a man deliberately broke th« law he must take tho consequences. It was pointed out that had a similiar case happened in Germany the punishment would have been far" more drastic, and that the offender would probably have been shot. It was decided to Bend a eppy of the jasoiutiou to tho Minister of Defence..- -,

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GAUDIN'S CASE., Issue 15701, 15 January 1915

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GAUDIN'S CASE. Issue 15701, 15 January 1915

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