AMUSING SCENE WITH A JUROR
At the Dublin City Sessions yesterday a juror prayed to be excused, and said he had a doctor’s certificate that he wasnot fit to serve. He handed up a closed envelope to the Recorder, who found it contained a letter from a well-known Dublin medical man. Amid loud laughter in court the recorder read the letter aloud, as follows:
“This man has been asking for a certificate that he is unable to serve as a juror. I don’t know whether he is a knave or fool, but he has very little brains, and reeks of porter.”
The juror, after stating that he did not know the nature of the doctor’s certificate, was ordered to leave the court at once, the Recorder threatening him with imprisonment for contempt. He appeared greatly ashamed.