POLICE COURT—THIS DAY
Drunkenness.—For this offence two first offenders were convicted and discharged. Mary Lewis and Robert Swanson were each fined 5/ or 21 hours' in default lor offending a second time within six months. William Porter was fined 10/ or 48 hours' in default for his third offence, and Hugh McFadgen 20/ or one week in default for his fourth offence within six months.
Remanded.—Robert McCoy, for whoni Mr Mahony appeared, was remanded until Monday on a charge of stealing, within the past six months, at Swanson, a number of carpentering tools and a jar, total value £2, the property of I_.bene_--.-r Gibbons. Bail was allowed. John Monaghan, alias Sydney Wright, was remanded for a week on charges of stealing six shirts and six pairs of drawers, the property of George Fowlds, a suit of clothes the property of Wm. Henry Potter, and an overcoat the property of some person unknown.
Alleged Assault and Robbery-—A man named Robert Cashmore Moller was charged with assaulting Helena Alexandra Marsh, so as to cause her actual bodily harm, and also with robbing Helena Marsh of the sum of £1 6/. Mr Lundon appeared for the prosecution. A remand until Wednesday was granted, bail being allowed.
Maintenance—James Alexander Anderson was charged with failing to support his wife, Gladys Anderson. Defendant did not appear. Mr Martin appeared for tho complainant.—Mrs Anderson stated in her evidence that she and her husband were married in 1592, in Australia. She had then some property, all of which was now gone. She understood her husband was a remittance man, but she never saw any of his remittance money. When her property had been gone through she went into service in a bar in Sydusy. About a year ago she obtained a maintenance order against her husband in Sydney, Dut up to this time he had never supported her. They then came to JNew Zealand, and during the last eight months he had given her £21. Defendant was a theatrical agent. When he came over to the colony he was getting £9 a week, and now he admitted getting £5 a week and travelling expenses, and she believed he got more. Since he came to the colony he had bee nin constant employment with the exception of a few we-its. —His "Worship oraered defendant to pay £1 per week. ;
Breaches of By-laws. — John Hadfield. was fined 5/ for depasturing four cows in Beresford-street, and J-ohn Cooper was fined a similar amount for leaving a borough stage carriage unattended in Queen ..treet. Mary Hastings was convicted of keeping a goat within the city, and was discharged.
Alleged Breach of .Licensing Laws.-F. G. Raynes was charged that, being the licensee of the Ponsonby Club Hotel, he did sell liquor to Eleanor Benjamin, a person already intoxicated. F. G. Raynes was also charged with permitting drupkenness in his hotel on the same date (April 21st).—Mr McVeagh appeared for the defendant, and by arrangement the hearing of the case was adjourned until the 12th inst.
Prohibition Ord_r.—A prohibition order was granted against Sarah Hanson.