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WELLINGTON. November 15. Robert Douglas, a youth, charged with attempted assault near Masterton, was acquitted. William Hall, a boy about twelve years of age, pleaded guilty to a charge of putting stones on the railway line near Woodville, and was remanded for sentence. CHRISTCHURCH, November 15. Andrew Kennedy pleaded guilty to a charge of resisting and assaulting Constable Mayne, and was sentenoed to six months' imprisonment. John Souness, for breaking a pane of glass of the value of £8 10.', the A.M.P. Society's property, was sentenced to six weeks' imprisonment. . He had been in gaol six weeks awaiting trial. Bernard Levy Green, a young Maori, pleaded guilty to a charge of having stolen £23 10s and a cheque for £ll, and wa3 remanded for the report of the probation officer. Thomas Haynea pleaded guilty to the theft of £6 18s, and' was also remanded. Herbert Allandale pleaded guilty to breaking prison, and also breaking into a store and stealing£l2 worth of clothes. He denied having stolen a tomahawk from the Government storehouse, and began to make a statement referring to gaol management; but the Judge pointed out that it would not benefit him. He was sentenced to eighteen months, in addition to the present term of ten years. Mary Doyle, an old woman, convicted of forgery, was imprisoned till the rising of the court. 1 November 16*. This morning the following prisoners were admitted to probation for twelve months : Andrew Thompson, forgery; B. L. Green, theft; James Candlißh, burglary and theft; and Thomas Haynes, theft.

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CRIMINAL SESSIONS., Issue 10472, 16 November 1897

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CRIMINAL SESSIONS. Issue 10472, 16 November 1897

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