Wednesday, June 8, 2011

press association. AUCKLAND, November 4.

Fourteen Chinese -were charge at the Police Court to-day with gardening on Sunday. Ah Napier, for the defence, contended that the men were engaged in a work of necessity. They were not digging new if 1 ground or engaged in the various ways of the market gardener, but were taking up vegetables. They were engaged by Ah Chee who had something like fifty contracts to fill early Monday morning to various steamers and clubs, and it was impossible to carry out the work except by raising the vegetables on Sunday. He considered it would be Sabbatarianism run mad, much as he respected the Sabbath, to make it criminal to perform so necessary a work. Decision was reserved. Hawera & Normanby Star, Volume LIII, Issue 9480, 5 November 1907, Page 7

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