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(Before G, Armstboxo, Eeq., G. W, Thomas, Esq.. and C. Fkedericksen, Esq., Js.P.)

JohnWcods, on a charge of being drunk at Akaroa on Saturday, wa3 lined 5s and costs. George Kelly, a man who had taken a cocksfoot contract with three others from Mr K. Latter, of Barry's Bay, was charged with the theft of a cap from Staff Sergeant' Major Norris. Sergeant Major Noma ga7e evidence to the effect that he had been staying with Mr R, Latter, of Barry's Bay, and had sent on his portmanteau by Mr Pilkingtoo's car to the Somerset Hotel, Duvauchelle. He arrived at Davauehelle a I few hours afterwards and found that the J portmanteau had been rifled of a number of I valuables, including gold slee?e licks, etc., and this cap. The cap was found in the hut occupied by this George Kelly, and he identified it as one he had bought in London. . The other valuables had not been recovered. i George Kelly was also accused of using threatening langu ge to Mr J. Gaskin and W Cossar, and witn having attemp'ed to assault j Mr Cjssar. ' On the first charge Kelly was sentenced to one months' imprisonment in Lyttelton gaol with hard labour, and on the second he was fined £1 and costs, in default 14 days' imprisonment, thf, sentences to be concurrent, Urnest Nicholle, James Oullen and John Healey, who occupied the same tent as Kelly, were charged with stealing a goose from Mr J. Gaskin, of the Somerset Hotel, Duvauchelle. Joha Healey pleaded guilty to the charge. The others pleaded not guilty, Joseph Gaskin, proprietor of the Somerset Hotel, gave evidence to effect that accused had been hanging round the hotel all <'ny. Some time after ten John H-aley knocked at the door and asked for a bag he had left behind. This was given him by Miss Gaskia, and he went away. Mrs Gaskin later heard a disturbance in the poultry yard, and witness and Holt, the barman, wont out, and caught Nichol s with a goose, and saw Cullen and Hsaley get away. He at oKce raDg up the police, and drove Nifcholls into Akaroa, where he handed him over to the police. Cullen and Healey were arrested next day. Holt gave corroborative evidence, Accused were sen.enced to one month's imprisonment in Lyttelton Gaol with hard labour,

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S.M. COURT., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4365, 20 January 1914

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S.M. COURT. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4365, 20 January 1914

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