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LITTLE RIVER NEWS

[FBOM OPB OWN COBBESFONDENT.]

MAGISTRATE'S COURT. (Before W, fl. Montgomery and Dr. Pemberton, Esq9., Ja.P).

John Stewart was brought up on remand for attempted robbery at the Forsytb Hotel on February 4th, 1914. Hβ was represented by Mr A. T. Don_

I nelly i vi.lence was given by Mr F W. Wright to the effect that the ac cusstd went to the hotel during the afternoon of the 4r,b, ar.d be bad a few drinkg. From the mmnor of the accu-iid he had Lh suspicions. During ihe tea hour he went twice into the bar to see that all was light. He caught accused on bi3 knees at the till trying to work the keys. He secured him and pent for the police. Mr Paton also gave evidence Mr Don nelly, in defending prisoner, said that the evideuce was too remote to com iiiit him ; but the Bench did not hold with him. They thought that the evidence was very clear, and they sentenced the accused to 14 days' hard labour. FIBE. A fire was discovered in the roof of the creamery on Thursday morning caused by a spark dropping into a bird's nest. Many willing bands helped to extinguish the flames before much damage was done. Had the fire got a good hold it would have meant a great loss to the Dairy Com pany.

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LITTLE RIVER NEWS, Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4372, 17 February 1914

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LITTLE RIVER NEWS Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXII, Issue 4372, 17 February 1914

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