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POLICE COURT.

(Before Mr. J. E. Wilson, S.M.) GIVEN ANOTHER CHANCE. Kvyln Astle (18) admitted that last month she stole a silk costume and a safety razor, it was stated that the young woman was out on license from a hu__e in the South, and that on one occasion she went into a dyer's shop and took the silk costume without being observed. The razor she lifted from a shop in Queen street, and pawned it for be. For the past fortnight she had; been in custody at the Door of Hope, and her conduct had been such that the matron was of opinion that the girl would respond to sympathetic treatment, and was ready to g've her a tr'al. The girl was convicted and oidered to come up for sentence when called on, a condition being that she should stay at the Door of Hope. TO SATE HIS "CENTURY." "A remittance man with a long list of drunkenness convictions, and with £100 awaiting him at the hank," was the description given of Harry Boyson (65), who was found drunk in Albert Street yesterday, despite the fact that he was prohibited. The senior-sergeant stated that if the man got away drinking now his £100 would last him a very short while, and his Worship suggested the man giving Kotoroa Island a trial. "Couldn't you make it a fine?" pleaded the man. "Even make it £5." His Worship thought that it looked too much like the man wanting to get to Rotoroa Island for twelve months, drink at any price, and committed bim A "SILVER BETTER." He is just a 'silver better,' a bookmaker in a small way," stated DetectiveSergeant Hammond of Ormond Arthur Burns, who admitted that he made bets in the fashion of a bookmaker at the Takapuna Racecourse on February 1. The detective-sergeant added that defendant had a wife and one child to keep, and had only recently taken to bookmaking, though- he had previously been convicted of another class of breach of the Gaming Act. Defendant was fined £20, and 18/ costs. POUND WANDERING. Frank Evans (63), charged with vagrancy, was found wandering about Albert Park at 2 o'clock this morning. He said he had no home and no money, and would welcome being locked up for the night, so that he might have food and shelter. He was arrested, and found to have only a perm} on him. The accused made a rambling - statement about people telling lies concerning him, and he xv&s remanded for a week for medical observation. MISCELLANEOUS. Elizabeth Carswell (39), for getting drunk when prohibited was fined 40/. Daniel Fitzpatrick (59), up for the third time iv three dayis for drunkenness. ' was sentenced to three days' imprisonment.

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POLICE COURT. Auckland Star, Volume L, Issue 57, 7 March 1919

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