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FURTHER COURT PROCEEDINGS. At the Lyltelton Police Court' this morning a. young man named James Frederick Lloyd was charged, before -Mr S. R. W^bb, J.P., with -having travelled by tbe steam launch^ Canterbury from the ship Emily R&ed to No. 2 wharf without paying the fare, 10s, with intent to defraud- the owners pf the launclf • and also with, having absented himself from, the Emily Reed without leave. The accused had- been arrested! on the first charge, and an information was laid against him on the second by Captain Baker, of the Emily 'Reed. Andrew 'Briggs,' master 'of the launch Canterbury, deposed that on 'Thursday afternoon 'the accused, who had shipped on board the .ship, jumped from her side into the launch, having previously thrown his bag in.. Witness threw the bag back and ordered the accused to go on board the ship. He refused, though. Avitness threatened to hand him over to the police. Witness did not ask him for 'his fare. Oil ■reaching the wharf the launch hoisted the Eolice. flag, and Constable Moore app reended the man. Wit new did not Avish to press the charge against him. The constable deposed that he found no money on him. -> Mr Webb said that there was no evidenco that the accused had stowed) xiAvay or that he 'had 'been nsked fop his fare. The case Avould be dismissed. Thp charge of absence without leave was then gone on with. • George Augustus Baker, master of theAmerican ship Emily Reed, deposed that the accused had joined the ship as A.B. on Thursday morning. Witness had paid him half a month's Avages in advance, and had paid his fare to the ship. GaA'e him strict instructions that he Avas not to conic ashore. Told the officers on the ship to treat him well, and ga\ r e him £4 worth of clothing. The man's Avages Avere £6 a month. He had signed on before the American Consul, in Christchurch. Constable Moore deposed that when accused Avas arrested, ho stated that the donkey man and the mate on the Emily Reed had threatened him, and that he was afraid to remain on the ship. He said that; h^ was going to the Police Station to make a ' report against the donkeyman. The accused was SAVorn, and dejfcsed that lie was on the articles of the Emily Reed. He Avent on board at 2 p.m. on Thursday. He Avent into the donkeyhouse, to get a saw, to " fix up " his bunk, Avhen the donkeyman said: "What are you doing here ; G— d — you, get oufc of this to your own pail of the ship, go forward." Accused considered that the donkeyman haid no right to order him about, but Avas on the same footing as himself. . Accused asked the mate for permission to go arfiore, •to lay a complaint against the donkeyman, but the mate refused. Accused , then left the ship ; Avithout permission. Accused had not turned to. / Captain Baker, by permission of the Bench, said) that by his orders the accused had 1 had no work to do during the afternoon. The d'onkeyman was not an officer, but was' on the same footing as the accused. ' Mr Webb said that it Avas* evident that the donkeyman was the cause of all the trouble on board the ship. He asked why the captain did! not get ridi of him. Captain Baker replied that he could hot, as the man Avas under agreement. Mr Webb said that all the Bench could d>t> was to order the accused to go on board the shin. The accused said that he was willing to go on board if the donkeyman left the ship. v Mr Webb said that it seemed that if the donkeyman did not there Avould be considerable difficulty in getting n crew. ' {Sergeant Rutledge asked if the Bench intended to order. the police to put the accused on board the ship. . Mr Webb replied in the negative. He did not think that any Court would do more than order the manto' go on board •under the circumstances.' John Lester, a seaman from ,the Emily Reed, admitted having used ob\cene language in a public place on Thursday night, and was fined 10s. Captain. Baker paid the fine, on the man consenting to go on board the ship. • ' * ■ .

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THE EMILY REED., Star, Issue 7771, 31 July 1903

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THE EMILY REED. Star, Issue 7771, 31 July 1903

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