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THE COURTS-TO-DAY

CITY POLICE COURT. I Before E, W. Burton. Esq-, S.M.) Drunkenness, —George Gibb xx - as tinod 7s, including 2s cab hire, in default 24 hours’ imprisonment. —A first offender was lined ss. in default 24 hours’ imprisonment. Drunkenness and Resisting.—Martin Sullivan was charged with drunkenness and with resisting Constable M'QuiUy in the execution of his doty. —Senior-sergeant Dart said that Constable M’Quitty found accused drunk outside the Royal Albert Hotel, where the barman was trying io keep him out. The constable arresting him, ho resisted violently, fighting and kicking, and the constable had to send for assistance.—Evidence was given by Constables M’Quitty and Rutherford and H. W. AT Jones.—Accused pleaded guilty to the charge of drunkenness, and said lie did not remember resisting the police.—'l lie Magistrate inflicted a tino of 11s, including 6s witness’s expenses, in default 24 hours' imprisonment, for drunkenness, and 20s. in default seven days' imprisonment, for resisting. Found in an Unoccupied House.— Richard William Thomson and Edward To bin were charged with being rogues and vagabonds in that they were found by night, without lawful excuse, in an unoccupied house, the property of the Public Trustee. Both accused, for whom Mr B. 3. Irwin appeared, pleaded not guilty.— Senior-sergeant Dart said the. men were found between 12 and 1 o'clock on Sunday morning in an unoccupied house in Cumberland -treet. There was also a young girl, who was exceedingly drunk, and who had since been committed to the .Salvation Army Home for 12 months.--Evidence was given by Sergeant M‘Clone,, who found the men in'the home.—A number of witnesses for the defence were to give evidence as to the character of the two accused.—The Magistrate held that the ac-cn-cd had brought themselves under the term-, of the Act, and that the whole affair was discreditable to them. However, ho believed that the very strongest evidence would be required to convict them, and he would simply take the more merciful course of dismissing the ca.se. He would add. however, that the police had been perfectly justilied in bringing up Hie ease. Theft.—Clarence J. Cuff was charged with stealing two sums of LI 7s 4d each at Balelutha. the property of tho Colonial Mutual Life Assurance Company.—Chiefdetective Herbert stated that the accused had lived at Balelutha for a large number of years, and hud been in the service of the’Colonial Life Assurance Company. He had collected these sums of money, and had appropriated them to his own use. Nothing was known against tho accused. Drink was the cause of his getting into this trouble.—Accused, who pleaded guilty to the charges, was convicted, and ordered to conic up for sentence if culled upon. It was provided that if the accused refunded the money he need not come up for sentence. By-law Cases.—W, S. Reddall was fined os. with costs (7s). for placing an obstruction -his motor car —in Moray place, whereby life and limb were likely to be in danger.---William .Tolm Nicholson was fined ss, with costs (7s), for allowing his cattle to wander at Anderson Bay.

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THE COURTS-TO-DAY, Issue 15659, 25 November 1914

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THE COURTS-TO-DAY Issue 15659, 25 November 1914

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