George James, aka Pilkington, was brought
up at the police court to day before Mr C. W. Carr, P M , and Mr. R.
Ritchie, J P , on remand, charged with a criminal offence upon a widow
named Helen Cochrane. The evidence showed that the woman was under the
influence of drink, and that the prisoner was also drunk After hearing
the evidence, the chairman said that there was nothing in it on which he
could commit the prisoner, It appeared the whole affair had been an
orgie of a disreputable kind. The prisoner was discharged. There was a
third charge against the prisoner of stealing various articles of
jewellery, etc, from a dwelling house near Mary borough, and on the
application of Inspector Rennie he was remanded to that place.