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POLICE COURT

Monday, January 18. (Before E. W. Burton, Esq., S-M.) Settling An Account.—Frederick Foster v.-ns -charged with using threatening behaviour wherebv a breach of tho peace was occasioned." Mr \Y. 0. MaeGregor defended.—Darcy Mills said he was in Regent street. South .Dnnedin, on the 30th of last month, when the defendant spoke to him about an account, and hit him in the face several times with Ins fist. —Mr MacGregor said the truth was that Mills had been running up -accounts until itbecam.i so notorious that something had to be. done. Foster met him, and punished hint.—His Worship amended the informat'On to one of ,-vssanlt, and said that the defendant had recourse to the Civil Courttor the collection of his debt without taking the law m his own hands. He would be fined £2, but- no witnesses' expenses would bo allowed.

A F-'iglit.—David Griffiths and Michael F-iieooiy were charged with using threatening behaviour whereby a breach of the peace was occasioned. —Constable Doak said thai <;arly on Christmas morning he saw the defendants lighting in Hope street. There was a woman present, and she was encouraging them to fight.—Faeoeiy gave evidence as to the other man striking him first.-—His Worship fined each defendant £2 and costs. Prohibited Persons and Others. — Let itia Berkley, for whom Mr Seurr appeared, pleaded guilty to procuring liquor, am! way iin.'d £1 "'' seven days. Cornelius Wilson, similarly charged, was fined a like amount. curing liquor from Hugh Hiekev.—Constable' Howard said that he found the two men together in a section at South Duncdin. Aitken was drinking from a bottle of besr.—Fined £2 and costs, or 14 day;*' imprisonment. Alexander Marshall, represented by Mr Irwin., was charged with knowing that one Sophia Sc-ott was the .subject of a prohibition order lie did procure liquor for her. — Fined £2 and costs, or 14 days' imprisonment. Sophia Scoit- was charged with procuring liquor from eome person unknown, and also from Leonard Duguid and James Mickey.—The. Senior Sergeant said that the house occupied by tho woman in South Duncdin was n pest to the neighborhood.—The defendant- was convicted and ordered to come up for sentence, when called upon, the condition being that she left the town within 48 hoars and remained away for 12 months. ——Peter Oreijj was charger! with assisting Sophia Scott to (kink.—-it was shown that the defendant was the brother of the woman, and that he was in her house with

a number of other men drinking.—Fined £5 and costs, or one. month's imprisonmerit.——James Mickey and Leonard. Duguid were charged with procuring liquor for Sophia ScotL. Mr Cal!an appeared for Iliekey, who. Rave evidence that he did not kiuuv the woman. The case against Iliikry was and Du;;ni'l was fined £5 and rosts or one in on t'l's imnrisoninent.

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POLICE COURT, Issue 15704, 19 January 1915

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POLICE COURT Issue 15704, 19 January 1915

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