Press, Volume XLVIII, Issue 14377, 10 June 1912, Page 4
(Beforo Mr H. W. Bishop, S.M.) A STOLEN OVERCOAT. A young ami troll-dressed manuamd Gordon Henderson pleaded "Guilty" tn a charge thot. on May 31st, at Christfchurch," ho stole an overcoat valued at 455, tho property of Alfred Dencher. Accused's brother was to appear and speak on Henderson's behalf, but did not answer when his name was called, n fact which caused somp comment, until Air Bishop looked up the records. Th&se showed that Henderson, whose parents reside in Auckland, had been convicted on twelve previous occasions* "hi these circumstances." said tho Magistrate, "whr.t is the use of coming hero with a. talo of woe? You will be sentenced to three months' imprisonment with hard labour-" DAMAGED A SHAKO. Homy William Chapman .admitted his guilt in connection with a charge of 'drunkenness in High street and a chni'gc of 'damaging a police shako, valued at 8> 6d. It was explained that he had struggled with tho conr stable who hi.d arrejsted him. He wae fined 5s or 24 houre' imprisonment for drunkenness, and ordered to pay tho expenses in connection with tho second chars*?.- DJIUNKENXESS. John MoLood was threatened.with a term at Pakatoa- if ho appeared, in Court again. In the present caso io was convicted for drunkonncss and ordered to pay the sum of 17s 6d, «x» pensrs of medical treatment. He vrni also fined 10.;, in default 48 hours' imprisonment on each of two separate charges of broaking his prohibition order. Four first offenders wero each fined ss, or 24 hours' and a female first offender was con* victed and discharged. NO LIGHT. For riding a bicycle at night without a light, a youth named Leonard Crow© was fined 3s and costs.