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POLICE COURT.

THIS DAY. (Before Messrs. M. J. Sheehan, M. J. Bennett, and A. Eartlett, J.P.'e.) THE DRUNKARDS. ■William Twentyman, a prohibitee. was remanded until to-morrow, in order that he might come before a .Magistrate, John Cameron (a second offend?r) was fined 10/- and costs, and Thomas McCallum, alias James Callighun, who had offended three times during the last six months, was ordered to contribute 20/-, or go to gaol for a week. One first offender was fined 5/- and cost 3, j another was convicted and discharged, ' and a third forfeited his bail in default of appearance. A PREVALENT OFFENCE. George. Jackson, belonging to the Den of Ruthven, blamed a few drinks for his outburst of language in Pitt-street. Sergeant Treanor commented on the prevalence of this cla-ss of offence, and the Bench inflicted a line of £5, in default a month in gaol. FOUND BY NIGHT. Francis VT. L. Pripstley. who had been found last night in tie yard of the premises occupied by Sam Quoi, was convicted nnd discharged, Sergeant Treanor stating- that the accused had been drinking for fome time. An unkempt individual, answering to the name of George Alexander, was handled gingerly by the police when placed in the dock. He was captured last night, and charged with vagrancy, which he admitted, and in hi* own interests, was sent away for three months. A -WARNING TO OTHERS. A boy named Harold Harwood. whose careless" driving of a gig in Queen-dtreet had resulted in a man being knocked down, though fortunately not seriously injured, was convicted and ordered to pay 14/- expenses attendant on the accident. The Bench said that the bad feature of the case was that after the man had been knocked down, the defendant drove off without making inquiries as to the extent of the injuries. PHOTOGRAPHIC ENLARGEMENTS. Percy Ashton Carter, who wa3 defended'by .Mr. Pilkington, was charged on six informations with having forged during February documents purporting to bo orders for the supply of photo, enlargements, and with Jiaving caused Patrick J. Murray and others to act upon them as if genuine. He was aUo charged that on February 6 he obtained troaf Patrick J. Murray and others the sum of 22s 6d by a. false pretence, b; representing that he had obtained orders for photo, enlargements from Mxs. Howie and Mrs. Campbell. Chief Detective Marsack said that the accused had been employed as a canvassei by Messrs. A. Williams and P. J. Murray partners in the Favourite Photo. En largement Company. Hobson-street. Hi* I remuneration was fixed at 30 per cent commission on all orders received, an' he had to canvass in various parts o the city and suburbs. He was supplier with an order book, in which intendins purchasers of photographic enlargement, had to sign their consent to take t-hi pictures. On presenting these orders a •the office, the firm at once paid hin the commission due. In each of th> cases in respect of which he was charged orders had been presented and rommis ?ion paid, though it ras afterward found that the peopie who were allege, to have signed the orders did not exisl Some of the originals presented for eu largement were photos, of his own peopli and the signatures on the orders ha> been written by the accused. After hi arrest by Detective Hollis, Carter mad a statement admitting the variou offences with which he was charged. I the course of hi* statement, the accuse said: "All the orders named I now admi are not genuine, not having been give to mc by the parties named, nor signe by them". I did very little business, ol taining only two genuine orders in Oni hunga and Epsom, none at Devonpor , the Pukekohe district I obtaine , only two orders. My failure to d business disheartened mc, and I wa 1 anxious to stand well with my employer I have no trade or occupation, an , until the work for Messrs. Williams an Murray was unable to obtain remunen tive employment, except odd engag. meats, my last being as canvasser fc a land agent, and was in debt lor tt maintenance of my wife and family < three. A large proportion of my trave ling expenses in the Pukekohe distric I had to pay myself. These circumstanc( • tempted mc to pass to my employers tt t false orders mentioned to obtain the cor. - missions, trusting out of future orde: to be able myself to pay for the pi r tures. I voluntarily and unreserved! I make this statement in order to mal - known the truth." 1 The accused pleaded guilty, and wi committed for sentence.

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POLICE COURT. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 83, 7 April 1909

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