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The monthly sitting of the S.M. Court was held at the Courthouse on Wednesday, before T. A. B. Bailey, Esq., S.M. BOROUGH BY-LAW BREACHES The following cases of breaches of the Akaroa Borough Council by-laws were dealt with :— A. W. Judd for riding a bicycle on the footpath was fined 1/-I without costs.

W. H. Henning for riding a bicycle at night without a light was fined 1/- without costs.

T. Penlington for driving a vehicle at night without a light was fined 1/- without costs.


L. Brocherie, W; M'Kay, B. G. Mora for who Mr J. H. Williams appeared and H. E. Aldridge, who did not appear were charged with using threatening language in the open bar of the Madeira Hotel.

Herbert Piper, licensee of the Madeira Hotel gave evidence that Aldridge was in the public bar and Brocherie and M'Kay were in the passage. Aldridge asked if that was Brocherie and walked round. A few minutes later he found the two men on the floor and asked them to leave the premises. Mora put Aldridge out of the hotel. The police then came in and made enquiries and all except Aldridge returned to the bar.

To Mr Williams, Brocherie and M'Kay and Leonardo were having a drink and Aldridge came round. He did not hear any loud words or any blows struck when' he separated them on the floor. He did not see M'Kay do anything and Mora came in afterwards and did not take any part in the affair except to tell Aldridge to get out after all the trouble was over. The men were all quite sober and always behaved themselves in the. hotel.

D. G. Riches, shell carver gave evidence that he was in the hotel on Saturday, April Ist. in the evening and saw Aldridge when he was being put out. He tried to separate the men when they were outside to stop them from fighting.

S. W. Hayward, painter, Akaroa said he was in the bagatelle room and saw Brocherie and Aldridge falling into fche public bar. He saw Mora put Aldridge out.

To Mr Williams, Mora just took Aldridge by the shoulders and put him out in a friendly manner.

A.J. Morcom, painter also gave similar evidence to previous witness.

H. C. Dierck, saddler, gave evidence that lie was in his house next to the Madeira Hotel and heard a row, Aldridge and the

other three men struggling together. The other three men were round Aldridge and they were in the right-of-way. To Mr Williams, his wife had been on the road and tried to stop the row. Aldridge was a friend of his and came to the house occasionally. H. W. Collins, blacksmith, another witness said he was sitting in the house and saw a scuffle through the window. He did not think the disturbance warranted sending for the police. This closed the case for the police. The case against M'Kay was dismissed. Mr Williams said the explanation was that Aldridge came round to M'Kay, Brocherie and Leonardo caught hold of Brocherie and both fell. Lucien Brocherie, farmer, Long Bay gave evidence that he was at the slide in the passage with, Leonardo and M'Kay. Aldridge came round while they were having a drink and witness told Aldridge to get away as they were having a quiet drink. Aldridge then came towards him and they gripped each other and fell on the floor. There were no blows struck. B. G. Mora, butcher, gave evidence that a few minutes after nine o'clock he was going past the Maideria Hotel and a woman asked him to go in and stop the row. He went inside and Aldridge and the others went out into the right-of-way. Aldridge was convicted and fined 40/- and costs 21/-. The magistrate said he would inflict a substantial fine as there should be ho disturbance, especially in an hotel, and Aldridge was apparently the cause of the trouble. The cases against Brocherie and Mora were dismissed. AN UNREGISTERED DOG. D. Langrope was charged by the Akaroa Borough Council with having an unregistered dog. He had paid the sum and was ordered to pay 7/- costs. STRAYING ANIMALS. Mrs A. Hayward was charged with having a cow at large in Akaroa Borough on two occasions. She was fined 5/- and costs in each instance. L. J. Vangioni for having a horse at large in the Borough was fined 5/- and costs. CIVIL CASES. .< In the judgment -summons case E. W. Hammond (Mr £13 14s 2d defendant was ordered to pay £1 a month, the order! to be suspended in default 14 days imprisonment. The case Toko v; W. Glynan, claim £16 10s w ; as adjourned until May 3rd. The case W. Robinson v. W. H. Hunter, £76 2s 7d was struck out. JUVENILE COURT. A sitting of the Juvenile Court was held previous to the Magistrates Court before T. A. B. Bailey, Esq., S. M.

Two boys for interfering with the wire stay of an electrical pole the property of the Akaroa Borough Council were admonished and discharged. One boy for riding a bicycle without a light was fined 1/-.

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AKAROA S.M. COURT., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3534, 7 April 1916

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AKAROA S.M. COURT. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXV, Issue 3534, 7 April 1916

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