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POLICE COURT.

(Before Mr. F. V. Frazerj S.M.). DRUNKENNESS. Two first offenders, and one other ror- J ■feited bail. J. Anderson (54), -JEor getting drunk when prohibited, and act-ing indecently in the street when drunk, wa* sentenced to a month's hard labour. | Richard Bryant, for breaking hie prohibition order, wa s fined £3 and 7/ costs,: in default 14 da ye' imprisonment. , : THE JUMPERS. W. Loving. H. Gribbin, J. H. Lindsay,! W. Fraser, D. Jones. C. Maclndoe, and ! A. Roberts came to Court On theinfor- I mation of the traffic manager of the ( •Auckland Harbour Board that they sev-1 erally landed from some of the' ferry I steamers 'by jumping on to the wharf I when the ferry steamers in question were I in motion. It was explained that the Harbour ■Board authorities iad decided to put a stop the practice common among agile . and impatient people, of jumping from the moving steamers to the wharf before the gangways were lowered, and taking the risk attendant on a slip or fall. Each defendant was ordered to pay 17/6 costs. JUST DRIFTING. Charles James Cater (43), who apI peared utterly listless and indifferent to 'his personal appearance, and to everyJ thing else, admitted that he'was an idle j ' and disorderly person, without sufficient I : 'lawful means of support. : Inspector McGrath said that the man ] had been in the habit of sleeping out in j a shed behind the shop of Mr.. H, A. MerI son's, Vincent Street, which was burned ] down in the early hours of this morning, j and wae in the vicinity at the time we j fire broke out. Constable Hill stated that Cater lad j been a remittance man, but his; remit!- --! tance had been stopped some time back. The man said he was a carpenter by trade, but foe had done no work for the past two years. He was not a person of criminal tendencies, and was not addicted to drink, but seemed to be weak-minded. Commenting on the fire danger arising from vagabonds sleeping on private promisee, his Worship remanded Cater for a week's medical treatment and observation. MISCELLANEOUS. Harry Meldon admitted that he had left his motor-car ■■tanding for 40 minutes in Queen Street, but stated tba't he was a visitor who had just come to Auckland, and was away having lunch at the time. Remarking that 40 mintites was Ta'ther long for lunch, ills ■Worship fined defendant 5/ and 7/ coste. George Havdock Green (37), charged that at Dunedin he failed to 1 adequately provide for 'his wife, wae ■ "■emanded to appear at Dunedin next Wednesday. Frank A. Bingley was ordoTed to contribute 12/0 a week towards the maintenance of h ; s wife. W. Hooker, grocer, Khyber 7ses Road, and 'Mrs A. Ponle, grocer, Mount Albert, were fined 10/ and 7/ coda fach, for keeping their shops open when i fchey should have hern clcecd. John Clemmits (20), on a charge of | wilMly exposing his person in Ayr Street,'Parnell. wae ormmittrd ft the | SnpTem.-e Court for trial, bail fixed' . at one surety af £100. James Wm. Turnrl, charged that l>2 co-mmnibted an unnatural ofTenc« on » woman, wns commMitod to *he Supreme Court for trial, bail being fixedat one surety of £250.

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POLICE COURT. Auckland Star, Volume XLV, Issue 48, 25 February 1914

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