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Magistrate's Court,

* This Day. I (Before Mr. H. S. Wardell E.M.) c TURNED INTO THE STREETS. ■ > John Connelly, who was charged last week " under the name of Offer, was again brought 6 up as a neglected child. Sergeant Monce 'f said that Mrs. Offer had received £10 from c the boy's father for taking care of him, but ■ 8 as her husband was now awaiting trial for 5 embezzlement she was unable to keep her n little charge any longer, and the police had found him in the street. Mrs. Offer mit formed the Court that she hod received only h £6 from the child's father. His Worship g said that he could see no other course than to send the child to an industrial sohool, j though he did so with reluctance. Inspector „ Browne said that the child's father was d understood to have gone to Napier and got ,f married there, but every- enquiry would be made in order to fix his responsibility upon him. Connelly was committed to the Indubir trial School at Nelson, to be brought up '• in the Roman Catholic faith. j ' THREATENING BTTICUDE. c James Eobert Mathieson- pleaded Guilty 1. to the charge of having threatened to corns mit snicide at Kaiwarra on the 31st alt. •- Sergeant Morico said that accused was a y remittance man, who was quite recently c sent to prison for seven days to bo treated n for delirium tremetis, and was subsequently •, imprisoned for another week as punishment, c His Worship ordered Mathieson to find two 7 sureties of £20 each to keep the peace for three months, or in default to remain in () custody for that period. I- NEW TEAR REVELLBBS. '• Three first offenders were punished for '> drunkenness in the usual manner, and one 8 who failed to appear was ordered to forfeit 6 his deposit of £1. ALLEGED LARCENY. [. William Carton and Daniel Davis were li charged with the larceny of a gold watch i valued at £10, the property of Alexander 8 Watson. The prisoners were undefended. s AJoxander Watson, master mariner, of the t B.s. Wainni, deposed that he was in the „ company of the accused in the Pier Hotel c yesterday. In the afternoon he lay down on : c the sdfa and went to sleep, the watch being j 1 then in his waistcoat pooket. Was awakened by somebody tugging at his chain, and j found Carton standing beside him ynth the chain in his hand, while his watch was : missing. Davis subsequently entered the : room, when Carton said to him " For God's , sake give the watch up." Witness identified the chain produced as his property, 7 though part of it was gone. On the application of Inspector Browne a remand until ! to-morrow was granted. Bail was fixed at two sureties amounting to £100 for each • prisoner. 3 CIVIL SIDE. 3 Undefended Cases.— Judgments for plain- " tiffs were given as follow : — B. Blower v. T. 1 Windus, £6, costs 6s ; same v. Hape Piwiki, ! 10s, costs 6s ; H. Flockton v. James Malm, » £1 Os 6d, costs 6a ; S. C. Anderson v. J. E. k Minifie, £2, costs 6s. I Defended Case. —H. Flockton v. A. 1 Osborne. £1 12s 6d. Mr. Jollicoe appeared ; for the defendant. The plaintiff was non- ' snited.

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Magistrate's Court, Evening Post, Volume XXXIII, Issue 2, 4 January 1887

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