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THE COURTS-TO-DAY

CITY" POLICE COURT. ißeforo Mesr-r-v P.. E Moller and A. Russell, J.r.sj. Drunken Offences. -Three lust offendcra and Henry Fredrick Mathia* weic fluid ss, in <k'fnult 24 hour?, and Jcsoph William G-ecri?eson and Letitia Berkley. *.tcb havir.<{ bac-n twice previously convicted within the past six months, were fin'd 10s in default 48 licim*. A RtwiftU'r.—-X*il M'L-san pleaded guilty to ;i. char.ee of committhv; mischief by wilfully' d;ii)!aj,'Mit;- a pane of fflass valued at 15s, the. property ot George Heads,— f->iiior-seigeaut Dart *aid that tho offence occurred while, the man was being taken to the- Police- Station mi a charszo of drunkenness. He resisted iu a »stupidly drunken way, and .smashed the glass.—Accused was ordered to make the damage, done. rVnt t' GnoJ.--Janet CoutU pleaded guilty to a cMrge ot" being an idle and. disorderly person, in that she habiuially consorted with reputed thieves and prostitutes-.—.Senior-sergeant Dart said that, for «onw years tho woman had bet'ii uoing from bad to worse. Hhe \va« a reputed prostitute, and within the- last six manths had constantly been ,-etm ili the company of abandoned women and two or three convicted thieves;. She was always ab.ut in the vicinity of Macl:>trt;an street, and as :>ht was y;ettin;j np in years it would bo for hoe own (rood if she could be sent away so that she would have im chant* of Kiting <lrink. She had been only once previously befoio the Court, about 10 years a>io. —Tho Bench intimated that were of opinion that it would b» for her own good if accused w«re sentenced to threo months' imprisonment, but as she had only been once previously beforo the Court site would merely be sent to gaol lor ono month. That would have the effect of keeping her away from drink for a time.

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THE COURTS-TO-DAY, Issue 15633, 26 October 1914

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THE COURTS-TO-DAY Issue 15633, 26 October 1914

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