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(Before Mr H. W. Brabant, S.M.)

Valueless Cheques. —A young man named Ernest Stanley pleaded guilty >-o charges of obtaining- sums of £1 10/ and £ 1 from Percy W. Bollard by means of valueless cheques drawn on the Union Bank. Detective. Maddern said the accused was a remittance man. Although he gave these cheques he had no money in the bank. He had been drinking of late and probably that was the cause of his giving these cheques. Nothing was known against him in Auckland, where he had been employed as a billiard-marker for some six months. Stanley: When I gave the cheques I expected there would be some money for me at the bank the following day. I was suffering from the effects of drink at the time and did not do it with the intention of fraud. Mr Brabant, convicted the accused and remauded him till Wednesday for a report from the Probation officer.

Drunkenness. —Two first offenders were convicted and discharged.. Florrie Mackey was fined £1, or Tdays, for drunken and disorderly conduct, and £2, or one mouth's hard labour, for importuning passers-by in Grey-street. Stealing Oysters. —James Millis was convicted of stealing a bag of oysters the property of Andrew McCullough and was sentenced to seven days' hard labour.

An Interrupted Dance. — Charles Clark, a young man, was charged with assaulting Percy White so as to cause him actual bodily harm. It appeared that White was at a dance in the Victoria Hall, when he was called out to speak to Clark. Some words passed between them, and White, according to the evidence for the prosecution, was turning to go inside again when Clark knocked his (White's) head against the door with a blow from his fist. White's nose was dislocated by the force of the blow, but Dr. Robertson managed to set the damaged organ straight again. Mr Brabaiu said ho thought the Supreme Court would not approve of a case like this being sent up. It was not serious enough. According to the doctor's evidence the breaking of the nose was an accident, caused by White's head coming in conlact with the door, and the accused had apparently no intention of breaking the nose. His Worship decided to deal summarily -with the case. Clark accordingly pleaded guilty to a common assault, and stated that he had been provoked by, something .White

bad said. Taking this into consideration His Worship imposed a fine of £4, with costs £2 15/, in default one month, and advised the young man to be' more careful in future iv the use of his hands

Adjourned Cases. —A young man named John Shanahan was remanded for a week on charges of assaulting John Mayall and robbing him of a watch worth £2 10/ and 2/6 in money. Bail was allowed in two sureties of £10 each on each charge.—A charge against David Parker of driving a bus without a license, was adjourned for a week on the application of the defending counsel, Mr Jackson Palmer.

Unattended Cart.—James Penman was fined 5/ for leaving-, his cart unattended in Wakefield-street.

Fireworks in the Street.—A small boy named William John Milton pleaded guilty to lighting firworks in the public street at Newmarket,—.Mr Brabant discharged him with a caution, adding that he trusted to the boy's mother to punish him.

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POLICE COURT.-THIS DAY., Auckland Star, Volume XXIX, Issue 257, 31 October 1898

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POLICE COURT.-THIS DAY. Auckland Star, Volume XXIX, Issue 257, 31 October 1898

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