LIQUOR AT BALCLUTHA
At IVklutha yesterday, l>eforo Mr Young. &M.. James Robinson was charged (1) with keeping liquor fo.- sale, (2) selling HquoV, and (3) ordering liquor without giving the inane and address of the person for whom it was intended, at Jiakltitha on or about November 19. fcJenior-£*rgcar:t Dart represented the police, and Mr Stewart the defendant. It was agreed to take the charge of " keping far sale." flisU —On behalf of the police, it was stated that the defendant received or:o ca«*e (12 bottles) of whisky on the 19th, and on the morning of the 20th he could not account i<sr the liquor wl\cji qtkvstioned by Constable Harvey, of Balctut'ha. He was subsequently interviewed at Tapanui by Constable Lonr.on, and failed ta give a. satisfactory account of the disposal of the liquor. Under the provisions of the Liquor Act, 1908, the onus of proving that the liquor was not kept for silo -wa*> on the defendant.—Robinson gave evidence to' the effect that he ordered and received the liquor, but he could not account for its disappearance. The liquor wa? taken. to tihe Farmers 1 Arms stables. He took out a. bottle and left the case, and on returning later it- had disappeared.—The Magistrate said that tha accused had failed to satisfy him' as to th« disposal of ihia liquor, which no doubt had been obtained for sly jpw-abops. He must convict. He fined the defendant £26, -with costs (7a). .
Permanent link to this item
LIQUOR AT BALCLUTHA, Evening Star, Issue 15678, 17 December 1914