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POLICE COURT.

THIS DAY. (Before Messrs. Powley and Campbell.) THE DRUNKARDS. , Two first offenders were 'fined 5/- and costs, in default 24 hours', and another forfeited his foul. Daniel 'Hayes, a second offender, was .fined 10s. and costs, in 48 hours'. Another man was remanded :for a week's medical treatment. • ' ' A PREVALENT OFFENCE. Thomas Brew appeared on a charge of .having made use of obscene language in Cook-street. •Sub-Inspector jHendry: There is.too much pf this thing, and as lenient sentences bave not ,put a stop to it jnore drastic penalties -will 'have to Be imposed. The law .provides for a maximum term .of imprisonment of 12 months or a fine up,to £20.

The Bench agreed that the- disgusting language prevalent in the streets must be stopped. The defendant had been punished before for this class of offence. A fine -of :-!40/-, in default seven days' imprisonment, was imposed.

Henry Brossa was charged with having been disorderly while drunk in Queen-street, and with having made use of obscene language. According 'to ChiefDetective Marsack, the accused was nearly the cause of a riot at about 9.30 lastnight. He an empty cementbarrel, which* be slung in front, of him, and vigorously whirling two sticks in the manner-of drum-sticks, marched up the street, scattering people off the footpath. A. sergeant of police took the barrel from the amateur drummer, who 'thereupon called for reinforcements from a number of his mates, firemen on some of the ships; in port. A ;rush was made on the police, a.nd matters looked serious until a squad, of stalwart detectives happened along. A general melee followed;, but the offender was haled to the lock-up j amid a volley of obscenity. . ' The Bench inflicted a collective penalty of 45/-, with -the alternative of spending a. week in gaol. (Before Mr. C. C. Kettle, S.M.) REMANDED FOR PROBATION. I John Stewart admitted that lie "had. stolen, a twenty-dollar gold piece belong-; I ing to George Manktelcm-;: CMef-Detec- : . | tive ; Marsack said that .the accused and, the complainant, who were staying at the :same .boarding-house, }iad been drinking about the town, and on returning: Manktelo.w lay down. When he woke,. | the gold coin which he wore as" a pen-, I dant was gone. A little later the same day the accused disposed of the coin for; £3 to a second-hand dealer. " _ . His Worship decided to remand Stew-, art until Saturday pending, the Probation Officer's report. SEITEN DAYS. An old man named Peter \Valker v wassentenced to seven days for having "committed a breach of -the proprieties .at' Devonport, and with having violated the! terms of his FOR MEDICAL EXAMINATION. Milton Alexander Cromwell, the young man who was found in a hole in the cliff at Orakei, living'on a, diet of .shell-fish and water, - was remanded for an additional period of medical observation and treatment at the Mental Hospital. It Was stated that up to tight months ago he had been .an energetic tradesman, but had suffered frOm a attack of uir I fluenza. After this illness he had refused [to work, and took -to wandering about aimlessly. ' ' • Albert Fowler Was similarly treated. It will ba remembered that Fowler had visited various .places, representing himself to be a police officer, and had ordered, some young girls to foe ..stripped and punished by their-parents for certain imaginary misconduct. A NAVAL DESERTER. - Thomas Connelly, a young .deserter from the Challenger, was further remanded for a week pending the arrival of. a warship in New Zealand -waters";' A BROKEN LEG. ' A -charge of drunkenness and assault on Constable Maitland while in the exer cution of his duty, was preferred against Paul Svandson. On the application,of the Sub-Inspector, a. remand Was granted until the 20th, the man being in the Hospital suffering from a broken leg. THE EX-HOME MISSIONEK. TJohn Pender Bathgate came before the Court aiid -was ordered to enter into a bond for £50 and one surety of -£50 to provide for his compliance with an order for the support of:his illegitimate child.

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POLICE COURT. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 87, 13 April 1909

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