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STOLE CHOCOLATES AT WHERRYTOWN.

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Three boys appeared Wednesday 13th July 1932, at special sitting the West Penwith magistrates, on charge stealing 35 bars of milk chocolate, 12 bars of plain chocolate, some wafer cones, and a golf ball, to the total value 10s. 4d., the property of William Edward Hosking, of Alexandra Dairy, Wherrytown. All three pleaded "Guilty." Inspector Matthews, prosecuting, said that Mr. Hosking had a miniature golf course at Wherry town, and on the course there was a tent, in which was kept sweets, ice-cream, and teas, which were supplied to visitors. The tent was laced up when not in use. On the Sunday evening just after 8 o'clock, Mr Barnes, of Wherrytown, was passing up the road near the tent, when he saw two of the boys coming away from the end the tent. Mr. Barnes approached the boys, and asked them to show him what they had. They turned out nineteen 2d. bars of chocolate One of the boys did not give his correct name, but the other did. The matter was eventually reported to the police, 'and when interviewed the lads said they had been there, and shared what they had taken.
Evidence was given to Mr. W. E. Hosking, Mr. Barnes, and P.C. Bastian. The Bench decided to make what the Chairman (Col. Malone) described "as the ringleader,'' pay 10s. 4d. as compensation for the stolen goods, and he would be bound over for 12 months. Another was ordered to pay 5s. costs; and bound over under the Probation Officer. The third boy was ordered to pay 5s. costs
 
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