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/} ■'±x#athiJ& sessions. ■ f- '-' UNKATtaai/ OFFEXCE. ffilhWJKontegue Davanport Howes, L : Wjnan. pleaded guilty to indecent "JltCn a male at Albany, but pleaded iniuty to a more serious charge of rtiSe nature, which, under the cirwithdrawn by the on behalf of the prisoner, : rt'the "trouble was caused by drink. •?£L a sort r of remittance man from £ V 'a vMsftf- , person of some education • gSinments P but... r had been having ?",. Brce » o n' colonial wine, and had wnme degenerate for the time being. : -™r«obs lie was normal, and such a wSe was abhorrent to him. ■;F „ answer to:the Court, Mr.. Tale said was sentenced in 1903 for '"fliTfloiHff said it was impossible to 4nose'a light sentence where a man had 2, jmilfr.W such disgusting conduct. *X Honors plain duty was to make it for •'prisoner, for a term at llff-"to" engage in such practices. A !of seven years' imprisonment irith"hard labour was inflicted. Alleged theft of a letter. Ihaia a Maori, surrendered Jo his bail :"' ffltd-pfeade* not -gnilty to an indictment - , Sntui»ng;''tfrce,; counts charging him ff having on or about the 20th at ■ rievedon •obtained -a postal packet by false pretences and stolfen a cheque for £12 from it. Mr Tole, outlining the evidence he would call, said prisoner went to the post "office and got a letter containing a cheque Wre , settlernamed Edward Biown. SiAthe prisoner met another Maori ■'"who had an order to get Mr. Brown's letters Prisoner did not mention that Iβ had "ot a letter, but said, "There is a jetter'stM post office for yon "Prisoner «« one of the kind," but after the incident of the cheque he went to , towßr-and apparently had plenty of .-money to spend. ""When questioned, .fisoner made two false statements as to lariat Von*'the money horse racing. ■'•JfrEndeaii, defended the prisoner. : Vg^jr»l' ; witneeses were called for the tfOKcntion. The postmistress at Cleve-'don-'said"Brown's mail was given to a ■ifiorij'totsJie could not be ceTtarin to .*Bie4 Maori.' She was not certain that "she had the letter the day Ihaia called and asked for Brown"s rfail. For the defence, Mr. Endean called the father and the mother of the ;accused, and addfessetl tlie jury. He ' contended there " wee- ipeoiately nothing to connect Ins • : «Uen'fwtb'-tne cheque that was supposed 'to be missing from the letter. After a ihbrf retiremenfthe jury returned with a rerdiet of not guilty, and Ihaia was . 'dialMged;; - • '

r , v; ' v^IDJOUKSED. ; ■■'wiffl'tfe'chkTge of indecent assault • Vss,called against George Judge, a middle - aged married man from CmteWge, the' - prisoner explabed ■itatHshe..-',\i possessed no means, ' ,%:; .that'...,.several were '•' 'iecMttry.for hi 3 defence. He applied, t^reifdre,' "to"' the : Crown -to subpoena ' ' itee witnesses for him. After hearing IliiSniture of the etidenee : to be adduced ? tSinnj* his Honor agreed -to have the '; .#»««& subpoenaed, providing the ' r'-'-papner undertook to, find the money for their expenses.' To this the prisoner «gteed, and the:case was adjourned till •:, : '■••.:. A PUKEKOHE THEFr. "' I SATURDAY NIGHT AND AFTER. \ TOllianr;; Hoggard, a young, rather . jjarp-featured man, accused of having .'- liolen' a sum of £20 10/ from the whare ~eif~l&K<f Dalton, an elderly fisherman, the night of Saturday, . ApVil/aMh sast, pieaded not guilty. ;The.Hon.J. A. Tole, K.C. (Orown pro- ■• .i'jjejaitorj^jin.outlining the facts for the ..prosecution, stated that on the night in qnestion accused and another mail visited ,;-fhe' : cottage" of complainant, prisoner . carrying a bottle of which was .: drunk by the men. ; In the course of coti- . ifHSrtion. ebirie talk .came up about Dal- . ton building a house, and the fisherman, .taking out a purse, exhibited in notes and gold the £29 10/. The visitors left : iffii- v ? c ? aud, about midnight Dal ton tend: in, putting the purse under his pillow. In the'inorning the' purse was gone, and after vain searth, he acthe police; 'aud- subsequently iweirt i along;,t!le farm where the pris-■••.W.-W-working, and accused him of ..■■Wβ theft. , Hoggard denied the theft, but a few-dayl later attended a horse : m, and bought, a horse, for, which he . J»i4 16 in-notes', while a "mate of His ,*endsteSi'ii Tten-pound note at a local store in jarmeitt .-;of some:- small pur--.votes. .These.facts, seeing that accused -.-■■ «pm much of his time in the public;itoltte, and little at work, drew further .: suspicion .oii ; him, and finally led to' his MTOt. ... ■ .... .... w^* nce '°? -sintiJar lines was given by wlo,; cross-examined tv accused, Maitted that -his other visitor, a man wanted to sleep in m oed'-end being rather disorderly, was . Wtaed out by -tho-witness. He also a<l- : P'ttM having had a drink from prls- ■ beer, but declared that < * I '' uni, " ;itod and undesired ". guests, *, "'''"" v .()ther evidence was given generally opening statement by ™Crown,' Prosecutor. ■>«t&w 'in ' " ivin S evidence, wwd that her husband had cleared over ~*m T r prlor t0 Ja nuary. when they ' S ■*°*v-?. t and ft : good -,"jS : had been saved] W?x- "• aDd ifc was {Tom th * she ? ave her husband the '■<*MTM buy the-, horse. -tottil I 'fs, delivered a rather elaborate : «Sr*''Wi in vhkh he analysed ; MiW« for th e ;Cr.own with some ■^% .M np with a someS* m Hvant address to'the Court • of a W i-f el,in ? 0Q the high, traditions .:j!' Pdiciary and the fairjustice of British juries. 1., ... 'Proceeding.)

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SUPREME COURT., Auckland Star, Volume XLIII, Issue 121, 21 May 1912

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SUPREME COURT. Auckland Star, Volume XLIII, Issue 121, 21 May 1912

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