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Breach of railway Regulations.

At the Invercargill Police Court the other day John Crowther was charged with having, on the 11th September, travelled on the Bluff line on a portion of • ticket transferred by another to him. Defendant admitted the charge, but said the circumstances -were such that he thought the Bench would agree that only a technical breach of the railway by-laws had been committed. Mr Crowther who was the holder of a "fifty, trip" ticket, want to the Bluff on the date m question with three men, taking out at Invercargill one return and two single tickets. He gave t\Vo of $he men a single ticket each, and the third the half of a return ticket, I retaining the other half himself, intending Ito return by it. Mr Crowther went down on one of his "fifty trip."• .tickets, and back 1 oh the half. There' was no doubt this was a technical breach of the by-laws, but it Was of a very small nature, and no fraud was intended. All that Mr Crowfcher- saved by it was sixpence. If the guard had asked him to use one of the "fifty trip" tickets he would have done so, but though the guard knew he had these m his possession he JdM not make that request. Mr Crowther used, the return ticket, thinking he had a p/s#feet right to do so. Counsel pojpyjG^ out that there was no transi^ of^ thj} K ja jf ticket, and asked for. ifce Mflictibj* o f n \y a nonvhial §ne* which the Raihr a y Departincsat would be satisfied; %r}th; A fine of one shilling and costs was impo.s»e& as they only desired to make th^ position clear. .

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Breach of railway Regulations., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2526, 24 September 1890

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Breach of railway Regulations. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2526, 24 September 1890

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