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ALLEGED ILLICIT STILL.

TWO .MEN' ARRESTED. (By Telegraph. —I'ress Association.) WELLINGTON,. Thursday. Premises in Adelaide-road, occupied by Maurice John Collins and Thus. Matthews, were raided by the police this morning. Chief-detectiv6 Broberg was in charge, and was accompanied by Detectives Oassells, Lewis, and Andrews. Information was received several days ago, alleging that a whisky still was being conducted on the premises. To-day the detectives forcibly entered the house, and arrested Collins and Matthew?. It is understood that a still was discovered, including a copper fitted with a tin head, on to which was fitted a worm, coiling away into a large watertrough, the trough containing some gallons of liquid alleged to be undergoing the process of conversion into whisky. A fire was burning under the copper. In a room a cask alleged to contain illicit whisky was discovered. The men will be charged at the Police Court to-morrow. WELLINGTON, this day. Maurice John Collins and Thomas Matthews were charged in the Magistrate's Court to-day, the former with unlawfully making spirits, and Matthews with being found on the premises where illicit distillation was being carlied on. A remand till Monday was granted. Bail, two sureties of £50 each, was allowed.

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ALLEGED ILLICIT STILL., Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 67, 19 March 1909

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ALLEGED ILLICIT STILL. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 67, 19 March 1909

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