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THE COURTS—TO-DAY

CITY POLICE COURT. % (Before E. IV. Burton, Esq., S.M.) Drunkenness. —A first (. header was fined 5s in default 24 hours’ imprisonment. Frederick Chas. Parrett was similarly dealt with. James Brace Barbour, with one previous conviction in six months, was fined 10s iu default 48 hours’ imprisonment.,. and ordered to pay medical expenses (15'), in default three days’ imprisonment. Idle and Disorderly.—James Anderson, an elderly man convicted last week of being aii idle and disorderly person without means of support, was ordered to come up for sentence when called upon, the condition of such leniency being that he go to tire Benevolent Institution.

Broach of Prohibition. —Samuel 'Geo. Hobcraft (Mr Scurr) pleaded not guilty to having procured liquor during- the currency of a prohibition order in force against him - Constable Bandy deposed that be had seen defendant and two other men in tine Market Reserve behind gome bushes with a bottle of beer' and an aluminium mug. He saw accused drink from it, and whoa ho reached, the spat there were tW dregs oi Beer in AW mug;.—Tho defence was a complete denial that there was either a. bottle or a mug. or any liquor. Accused was convicted. This was the third breach of - this order, and he waa fined £2 and costs (7s), in default throe days’ imprisonment. JUVENILE COURT’ A sitting of the Juvenile Court was held, a boy of 15 years being brought to answer a charge of having indecently assaulted a girl of 9-i years. It was agreed between Senior-sergeant Dart and Mr Hay .(counsel for the boy’s father - ) that the allegations be accepted as correct, and no evidence offered, this enabling the Magistrate (with evidence before him that tho boy was uncontrollable) to deal with him under the Industrial Schools’ Act, and committed him to Burnside. The .lather waa ordered to pay 4e per .week.

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THE COURTS—TO-DAY, Issue 15702, 16 January 1915

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THE COURTS—TO-DAY Issue 15702, 16 January 1915

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