Sunday, May 28, 2017

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Police Court.
FRIDAY, May 17.
(Before Mr. R. A. Ranking, P. M.)
An elderly man, rejoicing in the somewhat extraordinary name of Sixsmith,
pleaded guilty to having been drunk and
disorderly in the public streets. He
was arrested by Constable Dobbyn, and, to
the Bench, stated that he had just arrived
from Sydney by steamer, and that meeting
with a few good-natured Mount Morganites,
took "jist a glass or two, yer washup, and
got knocked a cock." The half-dozen Smith
was directed to pay a fine of 5s, or, in default, repose in the cells for a period of 24 hours.

THE LAW COURTS. (1889, May 18). The Daily Northern Argus (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1875 - 1896), p. 6. TROVE

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