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The Captain's Mistake. How the "lowah ordahs" count m England! One' Captain Gate, of Abingdon, has just been sued for, a brutal assault on a Berkshire farmer. The gallant captain, who belongs to "Society," rode through a clover farm belonging to the farmer while out hunting. The farmer remonstrated, whereupon* the captain struck him to the grbund with the butt-end of his riding-whip, and galloped away, \ leaving the man of ! mould and mangel-wurzuls unconj scious on the ground. He was dis- | abled for live weeks, and his medical man told the court that there was still a possibility that serious results would follow And .what do you think the captain's defence was? Simply that he thought the farmer was merely a laborer employed on the . farm ! His "little mistake cost his £2f>f> and costs, for that was tho vei'dict given against hfm. Probably lif ho had knocked over ' a farm laborer instead of the farmer. the British jury would have censured the bacon-c.ha.wer • for daring to get between an English gentleman and his amusements. " But what sort of a country is this, where such a defence can be seriously put forward '? Tho sjolcl output for Mew Zealand last year was £1,129.672. ••truth" j put out his bit of it.

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THE "LOWAH ORDAHS.", NZ Truth, Issue 346, 10 February 1912

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THE "LOWAH ORDAHS." NZ Truth, Issue 346, 10 February 1912

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