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THE COURTS.—TO-DAY.

RESIDENT MAGISTRATE'S COURT.

(Before E. H. Carew, Esq., R.M.)

Judgment was given for plaintiffs by default in the following coses:—J. Williams v. P. Fletcher, claim, LG 6s, for goods supBlied8 lied ; National Bank of New Zealand v. f, Wohlman, L 42 9s on a dishonored promissory note. J. A. X. Reidle v. C. Waller.-Claim* L 52 10a, on a judgment summons. It, this cose Mr Sim, on behalf of defendant; applied for a rehearing, on the ground that the summons was served on the wrong party—the son, instead of the father.—Mr Thornton opposed the application.—After argument it was mutually agreed that the judgment given iu plaintiff's favor should be set aside and the case reheard.

F. M'Grath v. H, Brenchley.—Claim, L2 °d, for ballast supplied. Mr E. Cook appeared for plaintiff; Mr Fraser, for defendant.—Judgment was given for plaintiff for LI Bs, with costs. Smith, Chapman, Sinclair, and White v. Thomas Gallagher.—Claim, Lll Bs, for professional services rendered,—Judgment was given for plaintiffs for 1/9 6s, with costs. CITY POLICE COURT. (Before Messrs J. Elmer and G. Fenwick, J.P.s.) Drunkenness.—For this offence John M'Domld (nine previous convictions) was fined ss, in default twenty-four hours' imprisonment. Stealing a Gdn.— Andrew Beath was oharged with feloniously stealing, on the 25th May, one double-barrelled gun, valued at L 7, the property of Edward William Merry, Mr S. Solomon appeared for accused, who pleaded guilty.—Counsel submitted that the present was a case which should come under the working of the First Offenders' Probation Act. He did not deny for a moment that the lad had in an evil moment taken the gun and pawned it, and he (learned counsel) could only elicit from him that he wanted a new watch. Accused was a most respectable boy, and had never given any trouble to the police or to his parents. Evidence as to character was given by the Rev. R. R. M. Sutherland, who said that so far as he knew the lad had borne iin extremely good character.—Accused's father also stated that he had experienced no trouble whatever in connection with the behaviour of his son.—Chief-detective Henderson asked for an order regarding restitution of the money (LI 10s) paid by the pawnbroker to accused after the gun had been pledged, which request the Bench granted.—Gaoler Phillips, in answer to Mr Solomon, expressed the opinion that accused should be released under the Probation Act. —The Benoh released aocused under the Act for six months, and warned him to be more careful in future.

Vagrancy.— Susan Starke was charged with having insufficient lawful means of support. —Accused did not appear, and after evidence had been given by Sergeant Gearin (who gave accused an extremely bad character, and stated that she had been a considerable source of annoyance to the neighbors) and Constable Christie, the Bench sentenced her to three months' imprisonment.

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THE COURTS.—TO-DAY., Issue 7919, 29 May 1889

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THE COURTS.—TO-DAY. Issue 7919, 29 May 1889

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