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.Before J. It Bartholomew. Esq.. S.M.)

Drunkenness.—Two lirst offenders were each lined 10s o r AS hours, n third Jii>t olfend;T and Frank Martin Aiwler.-oa 5s oi 24 Inmis, and .lames Thomas Shields. 12s or .|3 hours.

By law Cas's. Mailland Watson Miniio for driving a motor car at a speed greater than four miles an hour whilst turning a corner was fine,! 10s and costs (7s). For driving a vchiclo in the (iiccii 1.-land borough withou*. a light James M'Ausland was fined 5s and costs. For driving a bicvclo on a footpath in Leitii street William Cob was F : m ; lr.rlv dealt with. Prohibited. ■ - W.-ltev 'Thomas Mellyer. a prohibited, person, chaiged with entering ii ensed premises, pleaded guiliv. and na; lined 10s and • osts (7si. or 18 hom-' inipi isonmeiit.

Sorie.- of Charge?.- Nellie Lynch an incorrigible, had a series of charges preferred against her. For drunkenness she was *eiij.--nced t>> .lie w-'ek's imprison ni"iit : on that of procuring liquor she was fined 20s. in default days: and on the other two charges she was ordered to pay the dannge done (20s and ]?s f>l in default feven days' im pri-onincnt. Procuring L'quor.—William Ailk"n, a prohibited perron, uv.s charged with pi-".-cuiing liquor fiom George Muliins. —Mullins was charged with that knowing tint .iitken was prohibited, he did incite him t" drink I''ikoi.- Aitkeu did not appear, md Mi Irwin defended Mnllius-. ?enior-s--'V-g.-ant Dai-- said that a .ousfable heaid i roiivcisai inc. outside a place in South Dur.<diti. He rcengui.-i'd ;'••.■•> of tho defendants. He heard Mullin> invite Aitken to have a diink The constable tlvn went fei another polirrnian. and lliev entered lb" place and found the two defendants inside, and also r.noih"r man named Talliot. who was in bod. A jar luhich had cimt.vlped 1-ei ) and thiv? enu.'y li.-.r hottjes wi-ie found in tb:> place. The defendants were well known to each other. --Mr Trwin said that Mullins's story was that he and Talbot weie together on thevening in question and that T:i!ho| looksome liquor to h\< (Mi;!liu.-Y-) place. They had a considerable amount of liquor. Aiikeu did not go to i-m hou-e until the carly pnrt of the morning, when he effpetej an c: trance tlnongli the window. Muliins said he had too much liquor, and was not prepared to contradict the ; vidence of th-.' constable*.- -Senior-serg",. n .f Hart si id that .Utken was weak minded. —His Worship said it was a cru?l thing to encourage a man like Aitken to drink. Muliins would he fined £5 a.nd costs i7sh or U days, and .Aitkon would be convicted and discharged.

Maintenance.—Sciinn Tnbin. charged with disobeying a iiniidonan, n r.rder. failed to anneal', and sontrnred to one month's imprisonment with hard labor, to be released on payment of arrears. The Licensing Act.-Hannah Race was charged with that, being the!icon.-eo of the Fanners' Anns Hotel, she sold liquor I<> a person under the age of ?,1 years. Mr H.i,;ilou appeared _ for defendant, who pleaded no! guilty.—Senior-sergeant Ibrt stated that betvv'oen 9.30 and 10 on the. sth ins!, a. Ind named Allen Newport. 13 years of age. went with an older 1.-vl to the hotel, where they had liquor. Shortly before 10 Sergeant, Matthew* visited the bar and had a conversation with the lad. and stiltequei.tly when a conversation was gojnj; on ouisule, the licensee came out and stated that she had asked the Ind his age and ho had replied that he wn« 21. The lad. however, strenuously denied that any questions were ask-vl concerning hit- age.— Mr Hanion said th? only question was whether th} lad -vas cpparently 21 years of age. He siihmittvd that he might well pass for that ago.—Mrs Race admitted that she .supplied him with liquor, but maintained that he was apparently 21 years old.—His Worship held that under tln» circumstances the lad might well have passed for 21, and dismissed the case. A Cowardly Assault.—lohn Herbert Reid and William MT'arlane were charged with assaulting William Roderick M'Kenzie at Port Chalmers and causing him bodily harm. Mr Scurr defended.—Sergeant Dart explained that on the, afternoon of November 5 three firemen went down to the George street wharf, where the I'otorua was lying, for thn purpose of joining her. One commenced to commit a nuisance .n the vicinity of the trucks, and the complainant M'Kenzie, a storeman in the Railway Department, told him to "stop it." The men. who were somewhat under the influence of liquor, attacked M'Kenzie, who, however, was aided by some workers. Tho firemen went aboard their vessel, and a tow minutes later commenced throwing bits of timber on to the wharf. Finally a niece of timber struck complainant on the head, rendering hiin unconscious. He was attended by Dr Borrie, and would not bo able to resume work for some time yet.— I)r linrrie having stated in the course of his evidence that complainant had. received no permanent injury, and was now recovering, the charge, was reduced to one of common assault.—M'Farlano took the witness stand, and said that he threw some timber, but not the piece that struck complainant.—Reid also testified on his own behalf. —His Worship said that both would be convicted. It was a cowardly and brutal assault, and they might havci had to face a more serious charge. Each man would receive two months' imprisonment, with hard labor.

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CITY POLICE COURT, Issue 15652, 17 November 1914

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CITY POLICE COURT Issue 15652, 17 November 1914

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