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POLICE COURT.

THIS DAY. (Before Mr. R. W. Dyer, S.M.) THE DRUNKARDS. Thomae Jenkins and Arthur Dow, two firemen, fell into the hands of the poldoe yesterday on account of their disorderly behaviour in Queen-street and the latter's obscene language. Both were remanded for sentence until this afternoon. Mary Ann Fowler, a prohibited woman, charged with drunkenness and the use of foul language, resolutely refused to vouchsafe any answer to questions addressed to her by the magistrate, the clerk, or the police. She was fined 20/ or 48 hours for drunkenness, and £2 or one month for breaking her order, a week's remand being ordered on the third charge, as the accused refused to say whether she would consent to summary jurisdiction. Pines of 10/ and costs, with the alternative of spending 48 houre in gaol, were meted out to John Eae, Thomas Barrett, Patrick Scarrott, John McMichael, Mary Sluice, Annie Brown, and Cornelius Connell. Daniel South was ordered to pay a sovereign, or go to gaol for a couple of days. Four first offenders were given the usual 5/ and costs, with the alternative of 24 hours in gaol. A SATISFACTORY ENDING. The case against Etbie Potts was called on for settlement this morning. It will be remembered that when the girl was before the Court, a young man with whom she wae acquainted offered to marry her forthwith. When his Worship asked what the position was this morning, Mr. Lundon, who appeared for the girl, said that the ceremony had been duly performed, and the couple had departed on their honeymoon. Mr. Dyer: That is satisfactory. Sergt. Treanor applied for leave to withdraw the charge against the accused, and his Worship agreed to this course. REMANDED. A young native, answering to the name of Pera Cnssidy, was remanded to appear at Tutarue on the eth on a charge of breaking and entering the dwelling of John Polk. A ypnng man named Thomas Connelly, who had been arrested at Hamilton, was remanded until Monday on c. charge of having deserted from HJM.s. Challenger. The cases against H. S. Wilson and Robert Draper, who were each charged with having ill-treated a horse, were adjourned until Thursday. ASYLUM ATTENDANT CHARGED Cleveland E. C. Kolfe ks charged that on March 6, at the Avondale Mental Hospital, being a-n attendant employed there, he assaulted George Grant, a lunatic, so a3 to cause actual bodily harm. A second information charged Rolfe with having struck and iJI-treated George Grant, a lunatic, confined in the mental hospital, this being an indictable offence. In the absence of the complainant, Dr. Beattie, Mr. S. Mays applied for an adjournment until Monday, which was granted. A DAMAGES GRAPHOFHONE. Samuel J. Lee was charged with having damaged v graphophone and twentytwo records, to the extent of £0 10s., belonging to a blind man named Louie Louisich. Lee was also charged with drunkenuMS. It was stated that Louisich lent the graphophone to the woman Lee was living with, while fee went into the hospital. When Louisich came out, he found liis property smashed and knocked about considerably. A witness for the prosecution deposed to having seen Lee, while very much under the influence, throw the records about the room and dumage the machine. Lee gave a general denial to the charges made against him, but the Bench held that the case was proved. Lee was fined 10?. for drunkenness, besides being ordered to pay £G ss. damage and a fine of £2 in respect of the major charge, in default three months in gaol. DISOBEDIENCE AT SEA. Alfred Fnazer, a fireman and trimmer belonging to the steamer Whakarua, caused considerable trouble to the officers on the way out. The accused shipped in London for the trip, and there was some trouble before reaching Sydney. The offence with which he wae charged, namely, having disobeyed the orders of the captain, OwuiTPd on the luu across to New Zealan i. lie refused to go to work, said Mr. Stanton, who appeared for the captain, although he was asked each day to rfo so, and had to be placed in confinement. Frazer had a grievance against one of the officers, but admitted that he had refused to work when ordered to. His Worship eaid it was a serious oflence to refuse duty on the high seas. Such a practice might infect the whole chip's company, and what would happen then ? The defendant would be sentenced to one month's imprisonment for wilful disobedience and eight weeks for continued disobedience, the terms to run concurrently. BOGUS HORSE OWNER. A young, slightly-built man, who answered to the name of Leonard Harvey, went to the Alexandra Hotel on January 19t'h, informing the liceneee that he had an interest in two racehorses which were to run at Takapuna. On the strength of this, Harvey was allowed to run up a bill of about £6 10/-. When arrested, 'he admitted that he did not own the horses, and offered to "square up" the licensee, Mr. Turnbull. While at the hotel, hfc informed Mr. Turnbull that he had lately come from Sydney, bringing a horse sired by Positano, which he and his partner intended to race. Harvey also said that he hod a half share in Elenore, and had bought Mistime. The accused said he had been drinking, and could not remember making these statements. He had paid small sums which were owing for his board, ■"but had had no intention of defrauding the licensee. He admitted that he had previously served a sentence for theft. His Worship said he was sure that the accused had told falsehoods in order to gnin credit. Chief-Detective Marsack: This is an offence which is rather rife in Auckland, and many licensees -write the amounts off, and' let the offenders get away, rather than go to the trouble and expense of proceedings. Sentence of three months' imprisonment was passed , . AN ONEHUNGA CASS. A middle-aged man named Alfred J. Cucksey —defended by Mr. Ma-hony— was charged that at Onehunga, on March 25, he indecently assaulted a little girl aged six years and five months. Chief detective Marsack said that on the day in question the accused was visiting different shops for orders. The child's mother wae out when he called, and he asked her how old she was, saying he would bring some lollies lor her next time

he called. He took her into an outhouse, where, it was Alleged, he interfered with her. In the cross-examination the fact was- stated that the accused had been an inmate of a mental hospital. The accused pleaded not guilty, and was committed for trial. HUSBAND AND 'WIFE. An application for separation was made against James Watson by his wife. Mr. Singer appeared for the applicant, and Mr.' Browne for the defendant. After hearing the evidence, Mr. Kettle, before whom the case was*' heard, granted the application, besides ordering the defendant to pay £2 per week towards the support of the "complainant.

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POLICE COURT. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 79, 2 April 1909

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