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[Special to the Star.] - _ BALCLUTHA, November 12. Before Mr Hawkins, S.M., to-day. Mar-" garet Heney was charged with sly grogselling on the 2nd Jnst. Inspector Pardy prosecuted, and Mr D. D. Macdonald and Mr Donald Reid appeared for the defendant, The evidence! showed that James Duncan went with a bottle and to Heney’s. ; He Went in by the side door, and the next thing Constables Eeaney and Griffith saw of Duncan was his coming round the corner of the Bouse apparently from the front door.

Duncan’s evidence was that he saw neithei.Mr nor Mrs Heney, but met in the passage Liston (the stablekeeper), who asked him what he wanted, mid on being told took him out to the stable to his own room and gave him some whisky out of a bottle of hia own. Duncan did.not pay for it. Ho bad not been asked for the 2a since, and had it yet. Duncan, returned to his own house with the whisky,' and there he and a man named Anghs and Constable Keaney" partook of it. Ultimately Inspector Pardy stated that he could not hope to succeed with the case and would proceed no further, and the charge was dismissed.

The charge against John Heney was Withdrawn, and a second charge against Margaret Heney was adjourned till the 25th inst. at the request of Inspector Pardy, as one of his witnesses had not attended. .

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WHISKY THE CLUTHA., Issue 10469, 12 November 1897

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WHISKY THE CLUTHA. Issue 10469, 12 November 1897

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