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1902, Thomas Woods - Unfit For Publication
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Clarence and Richmond Examiner and New England Advertiser, Sat 5 Jul 1902 1

POLICE COURTS.
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AT Grafton on Thursday, before Mr W Marsh, JP.

    Thomas Casey, for drunkenness in Skinner-street, South Grafton, was fine 2s 6d or three days.

    Yesterday before the PM.

    Thomas Woods, a stranger, was charged with indecent exposure in Fisher Park, and also in Prince-street. He was further charged with resisting Constable Richards in the execution of his duty. The cases of indecency were describes as of an aggravated character, and defendant, who stated he came from the Tweed, was sentenced to concurrent sentences of six months for each offence, and for resisting the police was fined £1, or 14 days. Defendant was so violent on arrest that he had to be handcuffed.

    Amelia Bailey v Rose Bateman, and Amelia Bailey v Eileen Connor, two cases of insulting language, which it was decided should be heard together. Mr McGuren for complainant, Mr Everingham for defendants.

    Complainant, who is a married woman, gave evidence to the effect that defendants, on 17th June, were in Kelly-street, near South Grafton, near her place, and used some expressions reflecting on her character. A lad named William Boyd, nephew of complainant’s, corroborated the latter’s testimony. Mrs Boyd deposed to hearing Rose Bateman use the expression complained of.

    Both defendants denied using insulting language, but stated complainant’s conduct was continuously annoying, calling one of them a “broken back ghost,” and exhibiting a dressed wooden image on her premises to represent some of their relatives. At the conclusion of their evidence, the PM dismissed the case, making no order as to costs.

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The Grip, Mon 7 Jul 1902 2

THE COURTS.
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GRAFTON POLICE COURT.
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SEVERE SENTENCES.
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ON Friday before the PM.

    Thomas Woods, was charged with indecent exposure in Fisher Park and in Prince-street, also with resisting Constable Richards in the execution of his duty. The cases of indecency were described as of an aggravated character, and defendant, who stated he came from the Tweed, was sentenced to six months for each offence (sentences concurrent); and for resisting the police was fined £1 or 14 days. Woods had to be hand-cuffed before he could be arrested.

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ALLEGED INSULTING LANGUAGE.
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    Amelia Bailey v Rose Bateman, and Amelia Bailey v Eileen Connor, two cases of insulting language, which it was decided should be heard together. Mr McGuren appeared for Complainant, Mr Everingham for defendants.

    Complainant, who is a married woman, gave evidence to the effect that defendants, on 17th June, were in Kelly-street near South Grafton, near her place, and used some expressions reflecting on her character. A lad named William Boyd, nephew of complainant’s, corroborated the latter’s testimony. Mrs Boyd deposed to hearing Rose Bateman use the expression complained of.

    Both defendants denied using insulting language, but stated complainant’s conduct was continuously annoying, calling one of them a “broken back ghost,” and exhibiting a dressed wooden image on her premises to represent some of their relatives. At the conclusion of their evidence, the PM dismissed the case, making no order as to costs.

 


1     Clarence and Richmond Examiner and New England Advertiser, Sat 5 Jul 1902, p. 5. Emphasis added.

2     The Grip, Mon 7 Jul 1902, p. 1. Emphasis added.