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Magistrate's Court.

This Day. (Beforo Messrs. E. W. Mills and Morrah. J.P.'s.) | DRUNKENNESS. Two first offenders were dealt with in the usual manner, John Hunt was fined 10a or 48 hours' imprisonment. Frederick Arnold, oharged with being disorderly as well as drunk, ploaded Guilty. Inspector Browne said the accused was the worst behaved man in Wellington. Fined 40s, or 14 days' hard labour. VAGEANCT. ; John Brown, a boy of about 14 years of »pc, pleaded Wot Guilty to a charge of "having no lawful means of support." The arresting constable gave the boy a bad charaoter, saying he associated with larrikins and slept underneath the wharf approaches. 1 He had been arrested on Friday in company with a boy named King, but made his escape. The lad had come out in one of -thcjliroct Bteamers about three or four months dgd. The Bench sentenced him' to seven days' imprisonment with hard labour. Wm. Simpson, another lad 16 years of ago, who had not long come out of gaol after serving a month forl laroehy, pleaded Guilty to a charge of having no visible lawful means of snpport. He was 'sent to gaol again for 14 days' hard labour. LARCENY. Kobert Harris Clarke, a respectablelooking young man, pleaded Guilty to stealing, on the 9th February, a coat and pair of boots value J!3, the property of Win. St. John. Inspector Browne knew nothing about the prisoner beyond that he was a remittance man. Sentenced to one month's hard labour. AngeliquoTherasse, aWae Mary Brown, was charged with stealing from Louisa Ellis, at Wanganui, a lady's Geneva watch and albert guard, and locket. Inspector Browne asked for a remand to Wanganui. The articles had been stolen at that place and the accused was arrested yesterday on her arrival from Wanganui per s.s. Stormbird. Mr. Fitzherbert appeared for the accused, and asked that some evidence might be taken before a remand was granted. Detective Chrystall doposed to having had the accused searched by Mrs. M'Loary, at whoso place accused was staying, and Mrs. M'Leary discovered on her the property alleged to have been stolen. Previous to this, the accused expressed regret at hearing of Louisa Ellis losing her watch and chain, but after these articles were found upon her she said she did not know they were there. Mrs. M'Leary, restaurant-keeper, Lambton Quay gave evidence respecting the searoh she made of accused, and the discovery of a watch arid chain in her clothes. Accused was remanded to Wanganui. GAMING IN A RAILWAY CARRIAGE. Henry Samuels pleaded Guilty to playing a game of chance with dice on the 12th instant in a railway carriage between Longburn and Paikakariki. Inspector Browne said the accused was one of a ganpr of magnnen who had just arrived from Sydney. They were plajing dice in a railway carriage, and were inducing other passengers to join them. Constable Roche, of Paikakariki, deposed that he was telephoned to by the guard of the train, and tried to arrest the accused, but they scattered. He subsequently found the accused in an hotel, and on going towards him he bolted over the sandhills. Ho the (constable) then asked a householder to let his dog loose on the man The dog, when let off the chain, barked, and the accused laid on the sand, where he was captured. The Bench sentonced Samuola to 14 days' hard labour, remarking that the practice was a growing evil throughout the colony, and should bo put down. MISCONDUCT ON A RAILWAY JOURNEY. Two charges against Allan Herd— (l) of having behaved in a violent manner, to the annoyance of others, in a railway carriage at Petono on the 12th inst., and (2) of having used obscene language at the same time and , place— were adjourned until Monday next. WANDERING HORSES. William Teversham and WilliantlT. Johns were each fined ss, with 9s costs, for having allowed horsea to wander in Eiddifordstreet.

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Magistrate's Court., Evening Post, Volume XXXIII, Issue 61, 14 March 1887

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Magistrate's Court. Evening Post, Volume XXXIII, Issue 61, 14 March 1887

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