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THE COURTS-TO-DAY

CITY POLICE COURT. 'Before fl. Y. Widdowson, Esq., S.M.) Drunkenness.—Charles Blewitt was fined 10». in default 24 hours. Caroline Brown, who had been once previously convicted within the i:ast six months, was convicted and discharged. She. was also charged with escaping- from tho Salvalion Army Home, and scnt-encod to one month's imprisonment with liard labor. False Pretences. —David Murray Dick■«m wa.'i charged with obtaining the sum of i! 7 '.h 6d from Alexander Stewart by means of a valueless cheque.—Chief-de-t<-"tive Herbert said that accused was arrested yesterday by Defeet-ive-fergoaut Ward, and there was reason to believe that there would be other similar charges against him. He therefore asked for a remand until Monday next. —Remanded accordingly, hail being allowed accused in two .sureties of £25 each. A Youthful Offender.—William Thoiua.Erridge. aged 17. was charged with steal ins,' a. hammer and three chisels, valued al 6s Cd. (lie. property of Stevenson and Oxik. He pleaded guilty. —Chief detective Herbert said tied the *'oy's mot belli ved at. Deborah Bay. She wis a widow with .six young children. and accused wis absolutely out of her control. He was going to ruin as fa-st, ; ,. s be rould go. He was sleeping out at night, and thefts had been committed at the places where he was in the habit of sloe-pin/,'. The Chief Detective read a. letter from the ninth";-, in which she said : "The boy i.» a dreadful storyteller. 1 think it is only by mistalce he fells ih? truth." The poire had also founil him to be a. most persistent liar. The Industrial School was the only place, for him. —His Worship formally sentenced aocused to 14 days' imprisonment, with a recommendation to the Governor that lie be transferred to an Industrial -.-ehooi. I!y-biw ( asc.--.lamc* Herbert IlasCe was fined 5.s and costs on a. charge- of driviti" a \ehicle on the. wroncr side of the street. For displaying an advertisement on a. building without the cons.?;u of the City Corporation John M-.n----crieff v. .is lined 1.-. Maintenance.-.les;.iea Dickson was granted a separation, maintenance, arc! j.'iiardiai:ship ord.-'- .M-.r.n.-t ie'r husband. William Cirha.nl Dickson.--Defendant u.-.s ordered to pay 5Cs a. we->!c maintenance, and .-olicitor'."* costs (£2 'A<j w<>iv allowed.

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THE COURTS-TO-DAY, Issue 15653, 18 November 1914

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THE COURTS-TO-DAY Issue 15653, 18 November 1914

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