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THE COURTS-TO-DAY

CUT POLICE COURT. (Before I'J. W. Burton, Esq., S.M.) Drunkenness.—William Gault was fined os or 24 hours and Richard Cheync 10s or 43 hom>. A first offender Teas, also fined 10.--. or 48 hours. Fined.—Robert Smith, charged with easting nffonsive matter in Rond street, was fined 10s and costs.--Trcorgo Patterson, similarly charged, was fined 5s and costs. Run Down by a Horse.—Frank Martin Anderson was charged with beim: drunk while in eha'ge (if a horse and cart. Ho was also charged with that, -when chiving a vehicle, he did, in overtaking a bicycle, fail to pass on the right side of the rond. Mr Senrr defended.—Alice, .Mow. living ,n Caversham, said that on the 28th of last month she was Koin-; tor a bicycle ririo with a friend along the Main South road. She heard a horse coming; from behind. Sho did not look round, thinking that vhc horse would pass her on the right side. The horse came between her and her friend and knocked her down. She Mas carried to a. chemist's shop, where she regained consciousness. She was in bed for some days under the doctor's care. She was bruised and cut.—Lily Hutchison s-.'.ic! that the horse was nearly on her, .-o .-he turned into the gutter. She fell, and did not remember any more. She had to ;,-et her arm bandaged. The defendant said lie was sorry, and would pay all the r\censes. He was under the inllueii'-e of liquor.---Mary Bates said, that the hor-c was goim* fast, and the defendant deliberately tried to dnve in between the two girls. There was no trallie to prevent him passing on the off side.—Kvidence was -abo given by Helen Emlis and Florence Mew iivha said die defendant was drunk). ■--.Mr Scnrr submitted that the evidence diil not establish a charge of ch unkenucss, and that the evidence on the other charjj«j was very cmdiietin;'. The defendant said that it would have been for him to get round on the vicht side of Miss Mew because (here was a framcur coming in the other direction.--- K\ idence was ttiveu by the defendant, and William A. Uiinu, who was in the tiv.p at the. time. The !a-t named said thai if the jrirl bad not pulled into the left tin defendant could have driven in iv-tween the two of them.-—His Worship = aid that the evidence of the ladies appeatvd to ho perfectly consistent, and he wa< eonvineed of one fact—that the'e wa-, in tramcar in sight. He was asked to believe that t.hhorse was driven at a walk on ir':;r""i" from the races. }'.U Wor-hip had he, n to many ice meetings am!* had never seen a. iie.i'-c return at a waik. lie wasatistied th:it th.ere was a. breach of.the bylaw. _!u re.eir,! to (he charge of drunkenness, it seemed that the defendant -aw a good many nv-re j.oople on the road than -were actually there. On the ciiaree of drunkcinie-s 'the defeudanl v,-oiiid h,-' n'md Jjfi and co-ts u ->2-) or L 4 d::\.-' ini] n-i-on ■ iDt-nt. and on (lie ~t]i.,,r ,ha- : -e iie would be lined 10s and costs i7>i. Assault.-—Samuel Hiil, on remand, ir;if e).are.ed .... hh. at Ahbctsford. indecent iv aoauiliucr ~, viri under the ace of j6 y-'-u:.-'. and was inrthev remanded iiuii! W;div:vday on the same bail a- b-foie. ;mcu-ed to pav lb--- oofO ~f ->,<■ ~: ;! |,-e ivd;:--s.-s in ,u lii'iitim-,'. Three bi:r<l prison. \,:,s ~| with <bio k<u-ik-v, ar.d al'O with pioi-uring Jioi;.-, on two separate Occasions. \\e ~.--;,=. tiu-d 20s or sa-ven day- on iiie .hart;-, of dir.nkou-r.-.-s. and n iik.; .".nonml mi ou.-li of ilie oiher two chare;.s. ',\ith fei-'s. or three da. vs' irnnri^oumeet '.Jv-lew' Cis,,.. (l-'oiL-e H.-rvid C-ibb*. chared with Ua.vini; a load of soil in i'ark :-<-:■! iin!i/1.!.M1. v-a- lined .V and reMf,. Fo->- riliun a bicvele ~;, ;,. fool rath in (l;<fr.id -si ~-(t Alfred Hall w?i,; lined 10s and !os;~- Rueh William Fuzsim-ii,o;-rt H...-1 Joseph Houston "-eiv -hai'ieed with ridiucr a. inol- r cycle in Fiine,-- flv-v|. at a speed more than six mile.- an hour.T'n;v were ea.di fined, 5a and costs.

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THE COURTS-TO-DAY, Issue 15703, 18 January 1915

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THE COURTS-TO-DAY Issue 15703, 18 January 1915

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