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THE COURTS-TO-DAY

CITY POLICE COURT.

(Before J. R. Bartholomew, Esq., S.M.I

Drunkenness.—Nicholas Clark was fined ss, in default 24 hours' imprisonment. Patrick O'Meara was fined 7s, with the same alternative.-——Daniel Scanlon, who did not appear, was fined 10s, in default 43 hours' imprisonment.

By-laws.—John Doclds, for driving a motor cycle at night without light, was fined 5.s and costs (7s). Root. Win. Ottroy pleaded not guilty to having an unregistered car on the Moray place stand.—Senior-sergeant Dart said that defondant had a duly registred Buick car, but had sold it, and replaced it by a Vauxhall car, which had not been registered. Many people seemed to be under the impression that it was the man who registered, not the car, and it wa3 not necessary to register another car.—Defendant admitted that these were the facts, and it was apparent that the offence was inadvertent.—He was fined 5s and coj?ts (7s). The "Grand Pacific" Raid. —Hearstall Thomson and Win. Riddle (Mr .15. S. Irwin) pleaded guilty to having been illegally on the premises of the Grand Pacific Private Hotel, St. Kildu, when the recent raid was made which resulted in the conviction of Mrs Parker. —They were fined each £2 and costs (7s). ..laintenanee.—Thos. Patrick Flymi (Mr Moore) was brought before the Court on a complaint for an affiliation order.—Mr Moore, said that this was the man who aome six years ago was convicted of bigamy. —lt appeared (under cross-ex-amination by Mr Hanlon) that this was the second illegitimate child of accused, and he had also one legitimate child. For the first- illegitimate he had paid only os a week. —AnTorder of 5s a week was made in respect of the charge, and defendant was ordered to pay £1 Is costs. James Robertson (Mr Moore) was also before, the Court on a question of maintenance- of his wife and child. It appeared that defendant, on separating from his wife, had entered into an agreement to pay £1 a week, with a promise of more when things improved.—The defence was that, far from improving, matters had deteriorated. —An order for £1 10s a week was made against defendant, with costs (£1 Is). Mr Hanlon appeared for complainant.

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THE COURTS-TO-DAY, Issue 15631, 23 October 1914

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THE COURTS-TO-DAY Issue 15631, 23 October 1914

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