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AUCKLAND, February 18. ( George Harris, a young man who was yesterday convicted of an attempt to steal a pocket-book from Joseph Chadwick on the Whangarei racecourse, was further charged wjth , the theft of a purse containing £18 from William Blake Bovven at the Whangarei races. The j iiry found him not guilty. He will be sentenced on the first charge next week.

■ Albert William Stanley, who pleaded guilty in the lower Court to a charge of forgery, was brought up for sentence. He incurred a debt of £9 for board, and in going away gave _as security a forged document purporting to /represent shares in a local enterprise. Prisoner was admitted to probation for a period of two years and ordered to pay his debt of £9 a£ well as costs of the prosecution. A labouring maii. named Michael Delaney, nearing middle age, pleaded not guilty to a charge of theft from the person at Auckland on November 1. Prisoner suggested that he had been mistaken for .someone else. The jury disagreed and;a new trial was ordered.

Two prisoners undergoing sentence in Mount Eden Gaol, Albert: Edward McQueen and Harry Wilson, appeared to answer charges of attempting to render a warder : and a prisoner incapable of resistance, of doing ! them actual bodily harm, and of attempting. to escape. 'Both pleaded . not* guilty. A considerable amount bf evidence, was given by warders and prisoners as to the alleged assault. The Court adjourned till to-morrow.

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AUCKLAND CRIMINAL SESSIONS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8798, 19 February 1914

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AUCKLAND CRIMINAL SESSIONS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8798, 19 February 1914

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