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THE COURTS-TO-DAY

CITY POL TCI' COURT. (Before 1C \V. Burton, Esn., S.M.) Brnnhrmicss. —Throe first offenders were cadi lined 5s or 24 hours. Bridget Annie E-d wards was lined las nr 24 hours. By-law Case. —Edward Aloxa ndcr Gibson was rhn-rjjfd with driving a. motor ear in Prhires street, at. a sjiecd greater than six miles an hour, anil was lined 5s and costs i7s). Mischief.—Waller dames Wallace, youth, v, as charged with eormnit;im; mischief by damaging a window valued at 15s. the property of .'Joseph Pemberton. Jho defendant pleaded piiiUy. The Senior Sergeant, said that on Christmas Eve the defendant and some others were out, for a lark. The. defendant amused himself by breaking a- window by sticking his foot through H.—The father of the youth paid the cost of the, window, whereupon His Worship said he would not. enter a. conviction; the defendant would he discharged. Railway Train Incident. - Walter Alexander Wylie pleaded not guilty to charges oi being drunk in a. railway train near Waipiata and procuring liquor during the currency of a. prohibition order. -Thoma-s O'Brien, railway guard, said he was in charge of the Otago Central train. He had no recollection of defendant, hint there were some men in Hie train who were certainly drunk. Tie remembered one man in particular, but he was a. bigger man than defendant. —C’onsfable Havelock wild he, had interviewed defendant., who had explained that im had taken bad with ‘diciera before bo left .Mon. Creek, and had had altogether three glasses of brandy and port wine. He had stated that, be tel; very dl in Hie train, and had mini it ted t hat im remembered a. i un.-tH.Mc corning in and tailing him off the train Rt hi iddicma.n hj. 1 lefenda.nt also a.d-

I mil loci that ho was the, subject, of :i. proj hihition mdcr. Defend,;;;,.. .-alio*! his | mother mi i his wlif-. who 'until deposed j o,s So iiis being til when ho returned home, t but. hi' (Itil not give evidence himself.--|'l he M agist rale id 1h,;l 1m was quite | satisfied. csnivla.: hj. as (he defendant, (did not cir-i-; to give. evidence himselt, i 1 had im had ei.mmiitcd a, breach of the 'order, and lie wo it id in- uiK-d <TO» v.-ith | eost-,- ' Vsi mi tii'it- charge. It was quite possible !'iat. the glasses of brandy and . port wine were the causes of .defendant's ) sickness. Ilis M orship was of oninir.it j ihat defendant, was drunk, and a, drunken ( person on a train or tra-im-ar was an j arnioyanee. to evei yhody. (hi (in- charge ! of di'uiikenness defendant woni-i he ihm:l j 20-■ and eo.,ts i.9--o | Adult-erated Milk. -.(llady.-s (Irace was j charged with ndli.ro aduherated ndik I itiuau. iiia-.mina iho \o:vma,. ei at, the (timo liiat it v. as adnileratad, and aho I with s-Hling milk containing water. Mr j Irwin defended. — The Senior Sergeant, said f that tiie defnndai'u kept- .t mini! shop in j tim Main triad. North-east Valley. (in ■ !iia-ernhiT two nlikcrs beleiudng fr, the | Public Health Department visited her simp land made a, purchase of milk. 'Che a Italyj t.is showed that, the milk fat, was 2.8 nor | o.iH .. whereas the minimum should he it.2d. and tim Bilik, solids (other than milk, fail were 6.9, r \ wht-reas tho minimum should in 8.5. —Mr Irw in said that, the defendant Hi Right ot;i. sailor, of mill; per day. and if it: was, laiupetcd with at .all, then the adnl- . ieiatiovr mint have taken place in fore it reached Inn . She need three pints ot the milk for irr own house and told the i---maindet.- -Tho Senior Scrgaant said the dry arniK nl, admit Icl that what Mr Irwin had raid was tni" in ‘Jr- main. Ho, would r.oint- i-iv.t. however. that if shopkecjxws hnnght from another party they shotd-.l lake steps to s.se that ihe. milk was of th. required quality fore ret ding it. to the public. ild did no,, cuyge't Unit i: was a case for a .v.ih.-iiantial penalty. —Mis Woesnip entered a. < onvictinn on one inmrm.'ition only, ii j /li<-t my a fine of .Cl and ~>is Factories AH.—YV. K. Tlilehio pleaded gi.illy to ! wo charges of Id tig a.n occnpmr of a. fnclory and failing to pay wages in lull ai tiot move, than fortnightly inter-vals.--Mr Lang. who appeared for deh ndent, said that 1 here were only a, Rvpounds owing. !!:,i failure In iv.;.’ ]:a;,-'-regularly was due. to inability !o pay. As n mall'T of fan, he had in , I as lie was me. inching wages him-i-lt. ii ri hn-’l paid n nos -u toll hut for £s. If/mv Thomas g.we evidence in which. im si a I-- 1 that- he, th. me ill. that a Kent £lB was or. leg to him.—Mr (.any said, that defendant denied the eonvcti.ese- of (hat statement. !• j was ccrlundy one of thos.-. c;.:c-.- in wh-Wii j the employee was better off than Ids cm- j plover, and the. employee know it. Jt. was j an absolute vrlainty that the employe- . j would Ik: paid m full, even, though defendant was going to iilo his petition in bankruptcy.—Finally the Magistrate- adjourned the. caso ayalnst/ Thomas fur four week:-:, in order to cm.hie the defendant, to pay tho wages.—-On the charge of failing to pay an employee named Pollock defendant, was fined ss, with costs (los). A charge ot failing to keep a, wages and. overtime hook was .also adjourned. A. Drainage. Case.—William Henry Parkinson was charged with failing to do certain drain.a re work Mr A. C. .Stephens appeared for tine Drainage Board.—His j Worship adjourned the case for p. fort- | night, te give Mm defendant an onpor- I trinity of having the work done. j Maintenance. —Annie Cuff, for wh-oin Mr 1 Dawson appeared, applied for a main ten- | erre, separation, and guardianships order j against h~r husband, Archibald Cuff, on the grounds of failure to maintain and cruelly.—After evidence, His Worship field that Micro hud not been persistent, cruelty nor failure to maintain the children. Tim application was dismissed.

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THE COURTS-TO-DAY, Evening Star, Issue 15707, 22 January 1915

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THE COURTS-TO-DAY Evening Star, Issue 15707, 22 January 1915

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