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MAGISTRATE'S COURT.

.. __f . . Mr H. W. Bishop, S.M., presided at the Magistrate's Court yesterday. Howard Maloue, for . having been found drunk, was fined 10s, in default, to be imprisoned for 48 hours; on charges of a breach of a prohibition order and of having entered licensed premises during the currency of __eh an order, he was fined 20s, -in default to be imprisoned for 14 days. He was ordered to pay costs of treatment for eleven days. Arthur Bonis pleaded guilty on two charges of having stolen a hat, the property of Samuel "Wood, valued at 4s b_, and a pair of boots valued at 12s, tho property of Thomas Walker. Chief Detective Bishop stated that the goods were stolen at a dance held by the Mei-ivalo Football Club in tho Art Gallory, which was attended by accused, in whose possession they had been round. In answer to his Worship, accused btat-ed that lie had taken tho goods because someone els© had taken his boot- and hat. Chief Detective Bishop stated that accused,was suspected ot stealing articles from other dances. His Worship decided to look upon tho offences as cases of ordinary theft, and convicted accused on both offences, fining him 20s in respect to each. Accused was cautioned that if he appeared again before tho Court ho" would be sent to gaol. , The police asked for a variation of a maintenance order in force against John Kennedy. Station Sergeant Johnston stated that there were arrears amounting to £73 18s lid, and that the original order provided for the payment of 2s Gd each in respect to tire© children. His Worship asked why arrears wero allowed to accumulate to such a largo amount, and Sergeant Johnston said that he was unaware the fact until tho Education Department moved in the matter. His Worship remitted the arrears. Henry Balen, alias Houri ' Valley, alias Vallie, who appeared to be in a very shaky condition, was charged with having stolen a suit of clothes valued at £2 os, the property of Thomas Kilpatrick. Accused was understood to say,- when asked to plead, that Kilpatrick had given him the suit and had asked him to sell it. On learning that accused had been drinking, his Worship remanded him for a week in order to allow him to get sober. ♦' "~

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MAGISTRATE'S COURT. Press, Volume LXIV, Issue 13228, 23 September 1908

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