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POLICE COURT.

THIS DAY. (Before Mr. R. W. Dyer, S.M.) THE DRUNKARDS. William Twenty man, who had ■ been effecting a recovery in the gaol hospital during the past week, was convicted and ordered to come up when called upon, in addition to paying 17/6 medical expenses. A female first offender, whose case was similar, received a like penalty. A man, who made his first appearance, was treated to a 5/- fine trtth the alternative of spending 24 hours at Mt. Eden. "A FRIENDLY GO." Amandus Patterson and Knut Wattersrand explained that though they had a scrimmage in Albert-street last night, it was nothing more than "a friendly go." A constable, who witnessed the encounter, said that neither of the combatants appeared to be doing much harm to each other. They were both under the influence of liquor, and Wattersrand made use of impossible language. His Worship said that from what he could see, Patterson had tried to get away. He was convicted and discharged; while Wattersrand, who was adjudged to have been the aggressor, was fined £ 1 for his share in the melee. REMANDED. Bert Jennings, charged with having stolen a portmanteau and contents belonging to some unknown person, was remanded for eight days. Bail was allowed on the application of Mr. Singer. John Allen was charged with having stolen two pairs of stockings from the s.s. Tokomaru, a steamer lying at the Railway Wharf. He was remanded until Saturday, bail being allowed on the application of Mr. Singer.

Alfred Arnold, who denied that he had stolen a bundle of fish belonging to the Northern Steamship Company, was remanded to appear on Saturday morn-

A remand for eight days was granted on the application of Chief-Detective Marsaek, in the case of Thomas Webster, who was charged with having stolen £2 6/- belonging to James Paton. John Quill and William Oliver, who were each charged with having misappropriated £ 10 belonging to George Neaves, were both remanded for eight days on the application of the Chief-Detective.

James S. Robinson, who was previously before the Court on an information allegina that he. had attempted to commit suicide by cutting his throat on {March 27, was further remanded until Wednesday on the recommendation of the gaol surgeon. BAD LANGUAGE. An outburst of language in Hobsonstreet while in a drunken state, J.;i to the appearance in the dock of Mary Ann Fowler. When previously before the Court she had refused to plead, and was at present serving a sentence of a month, for a breach of prohibition. She was sentenced to three weeks' imprisonment, the term to run concurrently with her present sentence.

THREE MONTHS. A young man named Reginald Pearson was charged with having stolen 21s belonging to Caroline Lampe. Chief Detective Marsaek said that the accused had been employed by the complainant, and during that time a theft was committed at the establishment. The complainant's husband was at Ellerslie, and the accused was given 2s to take a message to him. asking him to come into town. Neither the money nor the messenger was seen again.

Pearson said he was given Is, and went to Remuera, but came straight, j back, visiting the circus and a hotel on the way. He denied that he had stolen ' the money. | To Chief Detective Marsaek: He was 21 years of age, and had already served several sentences for theft. His Worship said that in the face of such a record Pearson would have to be sentenced to three months. , | THE MAN IN THE STREET. Gilbert Graham appeared to explain' the circumstances attendant upon the sale of a pair of boots. A second-hand dealer had missed a pair from her >hr.p, and soon afterwards the boots were dis posed of by the accused in another shop. | The accused, while admitting that he had sold the boots, declared that he had | got them from "a man in the street," I who could not be found. 1 Sentence of one month's imprisonment | was passed. A CARTER FINED. H. f". Wilson and Robert Draper ap-' peared to answer a charge of cruelty to a horse. Mr McGregor appeared for the defendants. Two constables on mounted patrol duty had noticed the animal which was being driven by Draper, and found that it was suffering from a sore above the hoof. Draper, who was in the employ of Wilson, said he had been j ordered to take the horse out. Theyj were of opinion that the wound was from five to eight days' old. I

For the defence it was stated that there was nothing wrong with the horse when it was sent out in the morning Draper was engaged in carting scoria and the opinion was expressed that the horse injured its foot against a stone. As soon as the injury occurred the foreman, in accordance with Wilson's instructions, sent the horse home. When the shoes were tightened in the morning the blacksmith noticed -no wound. Wilson was not about the stables on the morning in question and did not send the horse out.

' Draper admitted that when stopped by the constables, who were in plain clothes, he told them that he had drawn attention to the animal's injury that morning, but this was not true. He told the constables this so that they would let him go. The injury to the horse occurred that day by knocking its foot against a stone.

Mr Dyer said he did not think that Wilson knew anything whatever about the state of the horse and the case against him would be dismissed. As far as Draper's statement was concerned, His Worship could not accept it. It was possible that there was an old wound on the horse's foot which had been opened by the work. A fine of .-£2 and 7/ costs was inflicted against FVSUPPLYING A PROHTBITEE. Thomas Beamish was charged with having supplied liquor to Ruth Munce, knowing her to be prohibited. Since Fleet Week the defendant had been living in the same house as tbe woman and knew that she was prohibited. He had given her a glass of beer out of a keg which he had procured.

Constable Halliday said the defendant had admitted giving a glass of heer to the woman -whom ho knew to be prohibited. She was much addicted to drink and was constantly being supplied by come one.

Beamish said this was the only time he had given the woman a drink, but denied that he was aware that she was prohibited.

His Worship said the case was a very gross one and the defendant's own record was a bad one. He could see no mitigating circumstances and imposed the maximum penalty of £10 and 30s costs, in default two months' imprisonment. ROUND THE CORNER. Francis Bowkett, who had shown too much haste in driving round a street corner was fined 10/ and expenses. PROHIBITED. Ei"ward Joyce, who had failed to keep the terms of his prohibition order, was fined £2 and costs, in default a month in gaol.

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POLICE COURT. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 84, 8 April 1909

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