Catches the Magistrates %c.
1 'A well-known ex-jocaey named J Charles* ."Stratford rode a loser m the , Magistrate's Court, Christctaurch, last week, .when he was charged with hurliag unprintable language into the surrounding , atmosphere.. The marital gelations ot Charles are not happy, and on the date m question he brooded over his sorrows • to the "accompaniment . of mixed drinks until he was ripe for riot. ' Ween a railway fireman passed tfee domicile of ; Stratford at MM-jpmu, Cfcartes's missus Was weeping on Ife/Boai, too temfied to enter, the house. Sfce siio&e to Newton,, (who assumed' the , rote of . protector, , whereat Stratford, ' under . ewer of the ■ fcuilding, projected li*W sto^-of JAu&y a*, itbc stranger. "He swore* bad words at me," said Newton. The Sub-Inspectiw.-: ; W«aSt language did" sic use ?'' Witness (duWouslyy*: "JKBH I mention' it?" "No, write it d_sw&," -interposed the' pious J.P. bench hastißy, and tbe indecent expressions wese"4_% eoßVe^ed on paper. ■ Newton went and ie&drad Pee-ter Kay- . wbo appneheßd^i Charles. Tte re-> retired jock, was much eaStted awLlraH mad ' j-jwith driak. _....», For fee drfcßce, Ikawy|er ©oanrfly ssrto? / Hbat Sfeatfoid Had heen absorbing aleo--1,-ftol, and had no reooSeciaJon of the occurrence. He was a wetHcntowtt jockoy, and some yeats ago meat with jnjtnties'to bis' skull. Tlie ofence w(as a very mild ibreach of the law, anrf, leniency .was asked for. ' < Charles was ordered to* pay Hss to the Government, or accept d&stcpiaiification for' seven days m the State Hotel, Lyttelton.