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THE COURTS-TO-DAY

CITY POLICE COURT. (Before IT. V. Widdowson, Esq., S.M.) Drunken Offences.—Two first offenders, one of whom was an old a.ge peneioner, were, convictod and discharged, and two others were fined 10s each, in default 24 hours' imprisonment. William Gimpsey and La.wix.we .Stevens were each fined 6a with the. usual alternative, and Georga Gibb. who had been once previously convicLcd within the past six months, ws« fined 20s, in default three daya* impriaon-

ment. Insufficient Evidence.—Alexander Marshall pleaded guilty to a charge- of drunkenness, and not guilty to a chirps of hen)"- doomed to be a rogue and vagabond, in tnat ho had insufficient lawful moans of support, he having been previously convicted u* an idle and disorderly person.— Senior Sergeant Dart said that for the last five or fix weeks, so far as the South Duncdin police knew, accused had done little or no work, and he, had been frequently seen, as was the case previously,. with it. woman of evil repute —Evidence was given by Constables Howard ant? James A. Walls.—Mr Irwin, who appeared for accused, submitted that therewas no case to answer.—The Magistrate held that tho case was too weak to convict. The charge would be dismissed. On Ihe, charge of drunkenness accused would bo fin*d 30?. Indecency.—Hobt. Filewood was charged with committing a grossly indecent act in a public place.—Accused said he remem bered nothing about it.—Evidence was given by Constable- W&dge.—Bonior-ser-geant Dart said that accused had 13 pre vious convictions. It was evident from his Ji>t he was rather given to that sort of behaviour. —Tho Magistrate said that aecused could not plod drunkenness as an excuse. He would be,sentenced to seven day*' imprisonment. The Uninvited Guest.—Andrew Cleaiv pleaded guilty to two charget of drunken. and guilty also to a charge of wilfully damaging two panes of glass, valued at £l, the property of Alexander Barron.—Seniorsergeant Dart explained that the complainant had a house in Forth atreet. Jurt after midnight on the day mentioned in the chargo no saw a friend pasting, and asked him into the house to hava a drink. Accused, whom complainant thought ww a friend of his friend, also went in, and was given a drink. Accused did not seem disposed to go away, and used bad language, and commenced to break things. Two constables from North Dunedin vrent along and arrested him for drunkenness. He was bailed out, and subsequently arrested bv the City police on a charge of drunkenness.—The Magistrate said that *r cused would be fined ss, with the nsual alternative, on each of the charges of drunkenness ; while on the charge of mischief lie would bo fined 20s, and ordered to make good the damage done, 'n default 10 day:-' impri-.->:imcnt, with hard labor.

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THE COURTS-TO-DAY, Evening Star, Issue 15686, 28 December 1914

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THE COURTS-TO-DAY Evening Star, Issue 15686, 28 December 1914

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