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WELLINGTON, December. 21. Jacob Thomas Wilhide, described as an elder and evangelist, was charged in the Magistrate’s Court to-day on three informations concerning the distribution of an indecent document, which referred to the ravages of°a certain disease. He was convicted and fined £5 on each charge. The Magistrate said it was not the duty of any religious sect to impart such VnJnrifwlcrA It. should bo left to others who know more about the matter. jS Olivo Shortland, a chemist, and Veitch and Allan, retailers, were both, convicted of selling paraffin oil which was below the standard. The department did not apply for a penalty, desiring merely that tho case should act as a warning.

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STOP PRESS ITEMS., Issue 15681, 21 December 1914

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STOP PRESS ITEMS. Issue 15681, 21 December 1914

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