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[United P«es<* Absooi/tion.] Christchurch, Feb. 11. A tobacconist named T. H. James was before the Court to-day on a charge of having sold alcohol without i a license. The case had some. curious features. James understood the cures I for various ailments, and sold n...Jicine as a side line. The j,once had some of the medicine analysed, and - found it contained up to 77 per cent of alcohol, being chiefly gin with* a vegetable ingredient added. The police searched the premises and found thirteen bottles of gin and 26 empty bottles in the yard. The evidence suggested that James's patients were chiefly sufferers from bad legs. The case was in the nature of a test, and the accused was fined £1 for coßts.

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A GIN CURE., Colonist, Volume LII, Issue 1271, 12 February 1910

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A GIN CURE. Colonist, Volume LII, Issue 1271, 12 February 1910

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