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THE COURTS.-TO-DAY.

RESIDENT MAGISTRATE'S COURT.

(Before E. H. Carew, Esq., R.M.) R. M. Marks v. John M'Lellan.— Claim, LlO, on a judgment summons, Mr Mouat appeared for plaintiff. Defendant stated that he had received only L2 since the date of tho judgment, and that sum he offered to plaintiff.—An order was made for defendant to pay tho amount within one month, in default fourteen days' imprisonment. Judgment was given for plaintiffs by dofault in the following cases:—J. Nelson and Co. v. John M'Leod (Dunback), claim, Lll 33, balance of account due; same v. Alexander Paterson, for ale supplied. Royse, Smith, and Co. v. Alexander Hattrick (Wanganui).—Claim, L 46 9s Bd, damages for alleged breach of contract to supply a quantity of potatoes of a specified quality. Mr F.R. Chapman appeared for plaintiffs.—The question in this case was as to whether the potatoes were of "prime" quality, as ordered by plaintiffs. Evidence in support of the claim was given by Alfred Lee Smith, a member of the plaintiffs' firm, and other witnesses. [Left sitting]. CITY POLICE COURT. (Before Mr A. Christophers, J.P.) A Batch ok Drunkards.— Three first offenders were dealt with. John Oately (ono previous conviction) was fined sj, in default twenty-four hours' imprisonment; Alexander Findlater (nine previous convictions) ss, in default twenty-four hours' imprisonment; Polly Baker (four previous convictions) 10s, in default forty - eight hours' imprisonment; Sarah Brookes (seven previous convictions) 10a, in default fortyeight hours' imprisonment; while David Hoijan, who did not appear, was fined sa, or forty-eight hours' imprisonment. Riotous Conduct. John Martin was charged with creating a disturbance in Princes street on the 25th inst., whereby a breach of the peace was occasioned.—Sergeantmajor Bevin said that about eleven o'clock accused was fighting with another man. About 200 persons congregated, and a great disturbance was created, a number of those present—evidently friends of accused—rushing the policeman, and otherwise knocking him about. Accused belonged to the "spieling" fraternity, and came from Christchurch. He was one of the worst characters they had in the town, and he (Sergeant-major Bevin) hoped that His Worship would deal severely with him.— Accused was fined LI, in default seven days' imprisonment. Obstructing the Police. Samuel Richards was charged with obstructing Constable Matheson while in the execution of his duty.—Sergeant-major Bevin said that accused was inciting tho crowd who were present while the previous accused was fighting. They pulled another man who had been arrested away from the arresting constable, and were hooting and yelling.— Constable Matheson said acsuscd kept close behind him while he was taking tho accused Martin to the station. Ho kept shouting " Rush him—rush the slop !"—Constable Christie gave corroborative evidence, after which His Worship fined accused Lb, in default one month's imprisonment with hard labor.

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THE COURTS.-TO-DAY., Evening Star, Issue 7917, 27 May 1889

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THE COURTS.-TO-DAY. Evening Star, Issue 7917, 27 May 1889

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