CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT.
(Before the Chief Justice, Sir William Cullen.)
Mr. W. T. Coyle, K.C., Crown Prosecutor. THREE YEARS' PENAL SERVITUDE.
James Russell, 18, was charged with having at Botany, on July 30, attempted to commit a
serious assault upon a girl of 17. There was a second count of indecent assault. The accused, who was undefended, pleaded not
The jury found the accused guilty of indecent assault, and he was sentenced to three years'
His Honor, in passing sentence, said that in all probability the Legislature would have to consider the question of providing a special disciplinary institution for those found guilty of crimes of this nature who were under age.
In the case of Septimus Hampton Hersch- man, who was tried for having caused the death of Ada Caroline Nowitzki, a married woman, by gross negligence in driving a motor car in George-street West on the night of July 19, the jury failed to agree after being locked up for the night, and were discharged. Herschman was remanded, on bail, to a later sitting of the Criminal Court
William Albert James Jackson,, who had been found guilty of manslaughter, was sen- tenced to imprisonment with hard labour for one year in Bathurst Gaol. Jackson, who is a tight-rope walker, said that the revolver shot which caused the death of Thomas Harris at Campsie on June 8 was fired in self-defence while he was being attacked by Harris with a