At Pahiatua yesterday two Senior Cadets were charged with obstruction at parade by laughing, jostling, and talking. The commanding officer said that tho defendants had misbehaved several times. He was very reluctant to bring the charges. The Magistrate said it was a freat pity that cases of this sort were not ealt with by military lav/ instead of civil proceedings. He instanced what was done m the old Volunteer days with offenders. The officer replied that they had no power. The defendants made allegations against the officer, which the latter strongly denied. A fine was imposed in each case. In the Supreme Court at Auckland yesterday William Albert Welland was sentenced to 18 months' imprisonment on a charge oi having caused a certain noxious thing to he taken, with intent to bring about an illegal result.
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Page 8 Advertisements Column 4, Evening Star, Issue 15660, 26 November 1914