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POLICE COURT.

(Before Mr. C. C. Kettle,' S.M.)* THE DRUNKARDS. Owen Carroll, who as the/Sub-Inspector remarked, had been trying to break, up the road with his head, was convicted; and prohibited. Margaret. Piekerill, a prohibited woman, was convicted-and remanded until ' Wednesday, pending' arrangements for her future habitation. A young man named William Joss, after spending Saturday night in making a. round 'of various, hotels, entered a restaurant and demanded vinegar. It was! given tim, and he thanked the proprietor by striking him, and ended up bysmashing a window. He was fined £2 for i drunkenness.as well as being ordered to pay the extent of the damage to. the window, £3, besides which a prohibition order was issued against him. Edwin C. O'Hare, a young prohibitee, .met a man with a bottle of- whisky yesterday, and their celebrations .ended in O'Hare falling over the wharf. He struck his head against the timbering, but fortunately a bystander noticed his predicament and rescued him. A batch of seven first offenders were dealt with in the usual manner. James A. Brady (represented by Mr. Brookfield) who had committed a breach of his order, was convicted, and ordered to come up when called upon. STOWAWAYS. Charles Yule, Thomas Earl, and Thm. Connelly, stowaways,from Sydney on the Victoria, were dealt with. Earl, a fifteen year old boy, whose wanderings were commenced at London, was handed over to the care of the Salvation Army. The other two were convicted, and each of the two signed a promise to pay the amount of their fares from Sydney. REMANDED FOR PROBATION. A young man named Leonard Lange admitted having stolen a watch, chain and pendant belonging to .William Bruns. It-was stated that the accused was one of a party of eight young men who went down in a launch to Home Bay, Motutapu. The complainant hung his coat up, and, the watch and chain were missed when he resumed it. When arrested,' Lange admitted having taken the watch and chain. In reply to Mr. Kettle the accused said that the launch party were provided with three two-gallon .kegs of beer. During the day he got drunk. • ■ The accused was.given a good character by his employer, and, was convicted and remanded for a week, pending the probation officer's report. Bail was allowed. A HEtENSVH-tE CASE. Charles R. Sullivan was observed in the street on Saturday, carrying a rug which bore the brand of the Northern Union Steamship Company, Helensville. When questioned; he said he , had taken it from the Aotea, where he was employed. Chief-Detective Marsack secured a re-, niand until Saturday, pending further inquiries into the case. HUSBAND AND WIFE. Henry .Campbell was charged with having assaulted; 3us., wife. The complainant stated that she had. a.judicial separation from the defendant, and when she reached home on Saturday night she found him in bed. She ordered him out, and he refused to go. Sub-inspector Hendry: What did you do then,-? ~; . ~ . ' _..i.\V.Uaiess : :. -I; picked... up an umbrella and hammered him across the legs. Witness continued that her husband replied by seizing a burning kerosene lamp, which he threw at 'her. It struck her, cutting her chin, and smashing to pieces, while, the blazing kerosene burnt her arms and chest. She was quite sober at the time. Sergeant Creane said that when he went to the house the accused could not be found, but finally he was discovered under the wash-house. Thinking it unsafe to leave him, the sergeant arrested Campbell, who denied his wife's allegation that he 'had thrown a lamp at her. The accused said that after his wife finished thrashing him she pick«d up the lamp and it smashed against the door. As far as he could see the corner of the door iniiicted the cut on her chin. He denied having thrown the lamp at her. His Worship remanded the accused until this afternoon, when some further evidence would be called. His Worship said he was satisfied on the evidence that the accused threw the lamp at his wife. He was one of those men who become troublesome as soon as he touched liquor. His wife was trying to lead a decent and sober life, and Campbell had ■ not ttte common-sense not ito molest her. Had it not been for the fact that his wife had attacked him, the accused would' have gone to gaol, but I under the circumstances he would be bound over to keep the peace towards his wife in two sureties of £25 each. WANDERING CATTLE. E. A. Carter, who, in December last, rescued a cow, which had been seized for the purpose of impounding by the ranger of the Mt. Albert Road. Board, was fined 20/- and 30/- costs, his Worship remarking that the defendant was liable to a penalty of £50.

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POLICE COURT. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 69, 22 March 1909

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