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MAGISTRATE'S COURT.

This Day. (Before Mr. H. S. Wardcll, R.M.) ASSAULT. John Johnson was chargod with an assanlfc upon Peter Mack. Ho pleaded Guilty, but stated that the accused had struok him first. The prosecutor desoribed the assault, whioh was not of a serious nature, and denied that he had struck the defendant. Hia Worship fined defendant 20s, in default accused to undergo seven days' imprisonment with hard labour. A FORTUNE TELLER. Charles William Nicholson, a young man, was placed in the dock charged with having imposed upon one Win. Frederick Chntterbnck with a, view to obtain money from that individual. Ho pleaded Not Guilty. The proaeoutor, a beardless young fellow, stated that on the 12th of the present month ho mot tho acensed, whom he had known for a long time, and a conversation took place on tho Subjeot of fortune telling. Nicholson said that he could read a man's fortune, and witness permitted him to tell his future. Hearing that the defendant was "hard up," he throw him 3s; ho did not pay him that money for the fortune-telling. Chief Detective Browne-pHow did he tell you your fortuno? Witness — He said I had a lady who was not true to mo. (Laughter.) Chief Detective Browne — That ought to have been worth 3s. (Laughter.) Detective Chrystal deposed that when ho arrested the accused the latter admitted he had received 3s from Cgutterbuok for telling that person's fortune. Witness had known prisoner for a long time. He was a frequenter of brothels and disorderly houses, and witness did not know how he earned a livelihood. Accused had been sentenced to four years' imprisonment for house-breaking. Witness understood that sinco his release the prisoner had taken numbors of people into a room, locked the door, and then told their fortunes. Acoused— That was only in tho case of females, who did not care about tho thing being made public. In reply to the Bench, who asked what the accused had to say for himself, Nicholson complained that ever since he had been in Wellington he had been hunted by the authorities, in consequence of which action he had lost several jobs, and had been otherwise subjected to a good deal of annoyance. His Worship, in dismissing the ease, considering the evidence insufficient for a conviction, pointed out that the defendant was not going the right way to work to regain the public confidence

Tho risible faculties oE hop. members of the Lower House were strained to a considerable extent yesterday afternoon by a remark whioh fell from Mr. Larnach, C.Id.G. That honourable gentleman was warmly advocating the adoption of the Central railway ronte for tho Trnnk North Island line, and in his peroration he suddenly explained — "And, air, you wili also find along that line an abundance of Blaok Marys, whioh cannot but prove advantageous to young settlers in that nowly-oponed country." The House fairly roared until it had been explained that the hon. gentleman had alluded to the timber known as black mairi. St. Gatien'a performance in winning the CfC3arwitoh as a throe-year-old, with Sst 101b up, is the best on record. Since the race has been instituted, the highest weight previously carried to victory by a horse of the same age, was the Bst Gib carried by Robert the Devil in 18S0, the next being the Bst borne by Julius in 1867. If St. Gatien could win the Csarowitch with Bst 101b, what weight, it may bo asked, would it have taken to stop St. Simon from winning, as the latter is looked upon as fully a stone bettor than any other three-yoar-old in England. World-Wide Honours.— The great German remedy, St. Jacobs Oil, stands honoured with the highest distinction ever paid _to a medioine. This is not only tho case in this country, but abroad everywhere. At the New Zealand International Exhibition, 1882, it received tho magnificent First Prize Medal, here reproduced, together with the highest diploma, for being, according to oritioal tests, the best pain-curing and healing remedy Known to mankind. Our Indian Emoire-— At the recent Calcutta International Exhibition the jurors awarded tho gold medal. The Englishman, of 6th May, commenting on tho unparalleled success of St. Jacobs Oil, sayB :— " Disclaiming irreverent tendencies, St. Jaoobs Oil improves on acquaintance, and tho jurors have, after most ornoial tests, conferred upon it the gold modal." No other proprietary medioine has ever been distinguished by suoh an acknowledfraont.

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MAGISTRATE'S COURT., Evening Post, Volume XXVIII, Issue 101, 25 October 1884

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MAGISTRATE'S COURT. Evening Post, Volume XXVIII, Issue 101, 25 October 1884

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