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THE COURTS-TO-DAY

CITY POLICE COURT,

(Boforo J. It. Bartholomew, Esq., S.M.)

Drunkenness.—Two first offenders woro eacli fined us or 24 hours' imprisonment. By-law Cases.—Richard Bradbrook, Alfred Dyer, and Jameß Stevens, expressmen, were charged with going upon the railway station for the purpose of soliciting custom.—Dyer and Stevens we.ro each fined 10s and costs, and Bradbrook was mulcted in tho sum of us and costs (7s). John Smith, charged with driving a vehicle aoross a footpath, was fined 5s and costs (7s). Second-hand Dealers Act.—Thomas Scott pleaded not guilty to a charge of carrying on business as a second-hand dealer without being tho holder of & license under the Act.—Senior-sergeant Dart said that tho defendant was tho occupier of a shop in tho Arcade, where lie. sold eeeond-hand articles. The poiieo were of opinion that he ought to have a license, but defendant thought otherwise, and had declined to take out a license. Tho circumstances wore that the defendant bought second-hand articles away from his shop and stored thorn at tho shop, where admittedly ho sold them as second-hand articles. He submitted it was a case in which defendant should have a license.—Constable Bandy said that defendant had told him that people had brought articles to the shop for the purpose of selling them to him, but he had declined to purchase them. He also stated that ho renovated articles by polishing them up. Ho bought furniture at the auotion rooms.—Evidence was also given by Doteotive Hall and Constable Parkhill.—Mr Payne, who appeared for defendant, submitted that if a person purchased a second-hand article and renovated and improved it so that it was altered and improved it would not bo a second-hand article. Defendant invariably bought articles at the auction rooms and improved them afterwards,- selling the improved article. I Defendant did nob want to take out a license, because he would have to put i a second-hand dealer's sign up, and he would then have a certain class of people whom he did not want coming to his shop.—The Magistrate held that it could not be contended that the mere renovating of an artiole made a new article of it. Defendant had, however, acted perfectly honestly, and it was not a case which called for a heavy penalty. He would be fined 10s, with costs (7s).

Weighing 21ioz, an apple grown at Wisbech was sold by auction at Manchester for £25 for tho Prince of Wales's relief fund.

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THE COURTS-TO-DAY, Issue 15667, 4 December 1914

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THE COURTS-TO-DAY Issue 15667, 4 December 1914

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