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/'" (JKEYiiOUTII, February 23. Vida Upton, on two .charges o£ forgery of withdrawals from the Greymouth Post "Office, was committed at the Magistrate's Court to-day. The evidence, oi' ' the prosecution alleged that she was in the habit >.of visiting: a married woman at Waiuta, from whom she stole a bankbook and presented two withdrawal slips of £10 and £15, at an interval of an hour. Accused had taken out a.ticket in the* name of Miss Smith, for Wellington,. , by the Mapourika, from which ship her luggage was recovered by the police. It is alleged that she purchased' 'a. ring and a the-.' value of £9. Accused pleaded not guilty. Bail was allowed—self. £120, and a surety of £150. A woman in the country was , charged with practising as a midwife, though unregistered. The evidence' ; showed that she was called at 2..'J0 a.m., and the arrival came late at night on the same day. The defence was that it was a case of emergency, and thnt there was no evidence-of the woman having practised. Mr Hewitt, S.M.. dismissed the. charge on the question of practise.

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GASES AT GREYMOUTH., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8801, 23 February 1914

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GASES AT GREYMOUTH. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8801, 23 February 1914

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