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CRIMINAL SITTINGS, Issue 15647, 11 November 1914
COXCLL I>Kl> YESTER iUY. BANWELL GETS THREE YEARS. The criminal sittirgs eonelndvl yesterday afternoon, His lienor passu g sentence upon convicted prisoners :i. the conclusion of the hist t rut I --at ter ■l p.m. ---Forgery.— Christina. Harlow pleaded not- guilt v to an indictment charging bee >v;'lj having made a cheque for .i'O Pis, purporting to be drawn on the National Rank," Mosgiel, by Alexander ; Mm r;n . weii knowing it to be false. Th- an-]. who was 2~> years of age, was defended by Mr Brascb. After 40 minutes of con.sidoration the jurv returned a verdict of guilty. Mr 'Brasch suggested that lb--' prisoner might br» granted the benefit.s of the Probation Act. He did not think that there was anything against hoi- previous character in regard to having committed any offence. _She had been placed in a peculiar pn die-i----ntent, and there were rircurnstan.es that might weigh in her favor. Counsel pointed out that the girl bad been some two months in prison awaiting trial. The Acting Crown Prosecutor stated that the girl had been twice convicted of drunkenness. She_ was a native of Crjversham. The police reported thai she had been living with a convicted thief at Mastertou, and was rather addicted to drink, and a woman of very loose morals. His Honor ordered prisoner to come up for sentence if called upon, the condition being that she place herself
unreservedly in the, hands of the Salvation Army authorities for a term of two years. —Theft.— Claude Osmond liarkcu alias Jame son on a obar;;e of theft itas brought up for sentence. Mr Solomon. K.C. (Acting Crown Prosecutor), s;;ir] that Barker, whose ae;e was IP years, was convicted on May J3, fbl°, ui the theft of a. moior and ordered to come up for seeteuca when called upon. The police reported that his actions in many other matters cornier ted with fraud had been suspicious. Mr Axolsen reported that his in:; lino]- showed slitrht mental ah.;rr;a.;.-;n. Hm i !•-<!).-,.■ : .,il(l i riJi t liio theft seemed to .vi'OA- ,:ravo deliberation. Prisoner \, -on!;! he sentenced to ii! months' iinpri.-imnenf with hard labor. -■-. Wo a iieimius Offence. Charles iieh-rr Murray Kerr, who had. pleaded yedty to making a false document in oider to procure a bottle ■■"■ uhi.-kv ;u.ia,: ;> doctor's name* to obtain whisky m< a Sunday), was jiext placed in the do"k. Air Seurr, oi behalf of the prisoner. >aid that the mr.Mry had not been for the purpo.se r,;' rabbine anyone. The uhisky had !v.-n paid for at the time. The e(i',.e; <,j ■;. rr's art Wiis that he had emamiuci! a breach or the Lioenskie; Act, - (counsel) that l\err miehi be oid'Tcd to come up for sentence when called upon, or that he <<>■■ ireaied as mm who had eurnmiiti'd a broach of the Licensing .Act, and a monetary penalty inflicted. Although timie wv:-p convictions against him timy were connected with drinkim.;. lie v. us a married man with seven younu children. Too Acting Crov.ii Prosecutor said then: wore a .series of conviction :- against prisoner since IPO7, such a-: breahin- the peace, drunk and disorderly, breach of nrohibition orders, and tbreaieij.'i :.' behaviour. Prisoner was a hard-woi-|;inp; man, hut addicted to drink, and when under its influence was quarrelsome, file (counsel) suaKcsted _ that some restraint would be beneficial to the man himself, but noi imprisonment. JJi.-. i loner said he thought the offence was (!•::> (hat should not (,•- punished with, imprisonment, bur prisoner oue;hr to pav the expense incurred. He would be lined £lO, fa be paid at the rate <:f A::.' p»s per month, and His ilonor added that iv. i r should take nut a prohibition order ay.ain.st himself. —Causine; liodily Ilann.--Charles ISanwell was bronchi up for .sentence oil a charge 0 f assault inAh Shim.; and niiisiit: i:im actual bodily iiarm. Mr .ni!i.:ii-:)ii .'.aid that the report <>'■' the police was la.at i'anwoll was L'S years old. and bad li.-vn an amateur boxer, nut; v.as di.-fpmlnied tor makim-; a cowardly and unprovoked assault upon Mr Chink (krlmuav. lie wa-' convicted of a: -au!t on .September P.?. IPlt'l. and sentenced in two mouth:.' imprisonment; mis tined fids for breach of the j,-ac.> i), tat.,' ei, ]Pl] ; ;i n.] on .Vovcmh r 11. \'.:]:'.. received \-j months p;r assiiuk rausime' sein.al bodily harm. ilia Honor said iiiai the assault v. :: - a \ eaait <■■■>■■. ami apparently impnna.aed. la'okunf ai, ihe pri.-oimr'-r'-ciH he >.io;;i,j ir.ili.-r p ;-ait-ime ■a" threo yea.rs' impiisnumeat v, it!i h.e',l
CRIMINAL SITTINGS, Issue 15647, 11 November 1914
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