CARTOON OF A CHINAMAN HUNG OUTSIDE A WHITE FRUITERER'S SHOP
COURT CASE FOLLOWS [PRESS ASSOCIATION.]
AUCKLAND,-June 29. R. J. Lucas, a fruit dealer, was charged yesterday with exhibiting an offensive cartoon- He is a fruit dealer and a Chinaman having opened near him, he hung out a placard calling on people to patronise him, and accompanied it with a caricature of a Chinaman and pigtail that caused great offence to Chinese, and would, it was feared lead to a disturbance.
Lucas was bound over, not to repeat the offence, the magistrate, laying great stress on the equality of all before the law in English countries. The defendant urged, the effect of Chinese competition, but the magistrate said that that had nothing to do with it. They had no privileges, but were entitled to protection.
Marlborough Express, Volume XLIII, Issue 155, 29 June 1909, Page 5