(Before 11. Young, S.M.) Albert Rogers, son., was charged with (1) assaulting James Purvis, (2) allowing cattle to wander on Water street, (3) receiving cattle seized by James Purvis, poundkeeper. There was also a countercharge of assault, laid by Albert Rogers, against James Purvis. A good deal of time was occupied in taking evidence. In -summing up, the Magistrate said he was satisfied that tho poundkeeper was quite justified in seizing the. cattle, and that Rogers struck the first blow. On tho first charge Rogers was ordered lo pay 9s court costs and 12s witness’s expenses; on the second, £2 and witnesses’ expenses £1 9s, solicitor’s fee £1 Is, in default seven days; on tho third charge. 10s and court costs (7s), solicitor’s fee £1 Is. Tho charge against Purvis was dismissed. John Knox was charged wies assisting Alfred Croft (a prohibited person) to obtain liquor. ' Defendant pleaded not guilty.—Constable Martin stated that Knox had got a keg of beer into his hut, and that Croft was seen to >go there and come out some time afterwards very drunk.—Defendant stated that he did not know that Croft had been in his hut, a.s he was away at the time.—Croft, in giving evidence, said ho know that the keg was there, and went Gin and helped himself while Knox was asleep.—The Magistrate said there was not enough evidence to convict, therefore the charge would he dismissed.
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KAITANGATA COURT, Evening Star, Issue 15681, 21 December 1914