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POLICE COURT.

THIS DAY.

'(Before Mr C. C. Kettle, S.M.j;

THE DRUNKARDS.

Joseph,,Johnston, a. prohibited . man, was fined 303, or seven days in gaol. William Kelly, who/according to the Sub-Inspector, was fbuhdj, "helplessly drunk' ■ while via charge of a horse in Symonds-streetj was fined £5, Mf--Ket-tle stating that this was a dangerous offence which must;be put down. .John E. Tollison, who had chosen to drive down Kingsland-road while very much under tbeinflue-ice, withthe result that fie had several narroiv, escapes '/from 7 collision with passing tram-cars, was fined "'£2 in view of his 64 years of age, and prohibited for twelve months. Two first offenders paid up the usual 5s arid "costs. in default 24 hours'

The loquacious "Daniels" entered the dock with his usual burst, of protest against an unkind fate, and continued until the Sub-Inspector suggested ttie advisability of a few days' remand.

Mr Kettle: Yes, I think so. I will see you again on Saturday, Daniels. 'Daniels at once burst into a storifa of protest, and' with much eloquent gesticulation prayed, for a speedy settlement of his caSe. "f'have money, see," he said, and diving into a hidden pocket produced several notes screwed up into a greasy-looking ball.

"Haven't you been searched." queried Mr Kettle.

"Ah, yes, searched, yes, but can't find," explained the triumphant Daniels, and he waved the notes in the air.

Mr Kettle: Very well, I will see you to-morrow.

"That's better, thanks very much," burst forth the much relieved Daniels, and he left the dock fully conscious that St. Patrick's Day within tiSe gaol would be a life-long sorrow to such an enthusiast as bimself. : BAD LANGUAGE. Michaei Lunny who had made use of prohibited English, was convicted and made the subject of a prohibition order for twelve months. A HOTEL MELEE. Three recent arrivals from the Old Country, Albert, George and William Green, were the central figures in a melee which took place yesterday at tho Royal George Hotel, Newmarket. It wa9 stated that the three men had had a couple of drinks in the bar, become noisy and commenced throwing things about." The licensee ordered them to leave and when he tried to enforce his orders a "general rough and tumble occurred, another customer going to the publican's assistance. The police were, called in and after a struggle secured the trio. Albert Green, however, made off but was captured, after he had thrown away a pint pot which he had in his pocket.

Mr Kettle said that this, was a most disgraceful scene to take place in a public-house: There was no question that the accused had been drinking and had got into a mischevious, noisy condition. Their several offences amounted to drunkenness and disorderly conduct. Sentence was deferred until to-morrow morning. REMANDED. Christopher Gradwell, represented by Mr. Lundon, was remanded until Friday, on a charge of having stolen a razor and two sovereigns Bail was allowed in two sureties of £15 or one of £30. "MAINTENANCE. Richard Rawlinson was sentenced to one month in gaol in default of the payment of arrears totalling £4 lis. under an order for the maintenance of his mother.

.William Ward was given the choice between a month in gaol or the payment oi £4 10s. arrears.

James W. Gribble, who had neglected to keep tho terms of a maintenance order in respect of his child, was fined 20s. and costs, Mr. Lundon stating that the arrears had been paid after the issue of the summons.

William Mann agreed to pay. £3 off the arrears on an order for the support of hiss illegitimate child, and the case was then adjourned for three weeks in order to allow' him an opportunity to pay off the balance.

Sydney Laycock was fined 20s. und costs for non-compliance with the terms of an order for the support of his wife.

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POLICE COURT. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 64, 16 March 1909

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