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CITY POLICE COURT.

Saturday, June 8. (Before Messrs J. Login and W. Gregg, Justices ) L RUNKENNKSS. — One first offender was convicted and discharged; another first offender was fined "hj, in default twenty-four hours’ imprisonment. Johanna Itynn alias Delaney (described by tho police as being for her age one of tho worst girls in town) was fined 21s, in default fourteen days’hard labor. Lily Clishy (a companion of the last named accused, and who was said to ba giving her parents a deal of trouble) was fined 20s, or ten days’ hard labor. ’Walter Dixon, for whom Mi' Stanford appeared, was convicted and discharged Mary Kelley was fined fis, in default twenty-four hours’ imprisonment. Vagkancv.- KU~ahdk TatlcreaH, charged with having insufficient lawful means of support, pleaded that she received m.noy from England —she laid received LlO last mouth.-Sergeant-major Bevin said there wero twenty-eight previous convictions against her for drunkenness and vagrancy. She was in the hahit of stopping men in the backstreets, and there wero several complaints about her conduct. Constable Kuttlcdgo liaving given evidence, defendant was sentenced to three months’ imprisonment^ Thohine Myall, charged widr a similar offence, was defended by Mr Stanford.—Conet bio Daly deposed to having arre ted accused this morning in a house of rll-famc. During tho last six mouths witness had not known accused to do any work ; lie was the companion of reputed thieves and prostitutes. Witness had frequently cautioned him during tho past month.—Constable M’Crao and Detective M‘Ur.tUi also gave evide ce as to defendant’s b.d behaviour.—Mr Stanford a : d that what had been shown by the evidence was not at all that accused had not sufficient means of support—there had not been even an attempt to show that, and nothing to support a charge of vagrancy. Tho evidence simply went to show that accused bad fallen into bad company, but if every lad of nineteen who got into bid company was to bo brought upon a charge of vagrancy, their Worships’ hands would be uncommonly full. Ho (Mr Stanford) would ask the Bench to hear what defendant himself bad to say.—Defendant said that ho worked two or three days a week for a man named Norris, at tho Heads, was sometimes employed by a man at Normanby, and also worked for his filbcr at the fi-b-curing. Ho was a tanner by trade, and had been employed by Mr Cocmbs and Mr Glover.-The Bench said that tiny were inclined to he lenient with accused, and hoped he would accept this as a warning, Perhaps Mr Stanford would himself talk to accused on the su' joefc. Defendant would bo discharged in tho meantime. Ser-geant-major Ikvtn said that there was an order calling on accused to come rip for sentence when called on in icspc-ct to a previous charge —Mr Stanford said that as the charge had been disposed of, tho sergeant was too late.—Tho Bunch: We cannot renter ca him on the other charge, but the police can take him before the Justices who dealt with him in the first plac'. Au.eoku Tnrrv in a Hiiothki. Kr.ahdk Smyth and Annie Korrie were charged with sfeilrng a 1 ii-notc, the property of William Wilson. Mr Stanford appeared for accused, and pleaded not guilty. Sergeant O'Neill detailed (he circunr-itaiices, which were in * fleet that prosecutor had driven hj >me with accused ; that lie had a L 5 note in bis vest, which he placed undenmath a mattress; that the vest war removnl; and that it was found in the provision of the girls, no one else having been in tire room excepting himself.—Evidence was given hyp o ; ,center and Sergeant Fiumgau Mr S.'irfrid contended that tfie prosecutor’s story was pure imagination, and that there was no cvrdfnte to show that tho girls knew that bo had n I. r > - note in his pocket, The accus'd made a statement to the effect that they had had a dispute with prosecutor, who had taken these proceedings hy way of revenge.—Hie Bench : The proof in this case is mufTic’eat, The case is dismissed. Another Chapok. Annie Korrits was further o’urged with stealing a watch valued at 1,1, the property of Evan Evans.—Sergeant O’Neill asked for a remand until Tuesday.—Mr Stanford said it won! I be found out when tho cise was invcitigited that there had been no theft at all.—Tho Bench thought tho best course to adopt would be to lay a fresh information.

Inmoticient Means of Support. Annie Xun-ia was further charged with v.,granoy.— SeigeaiM O’Neill asked fcj to allowed to withdraw the charge. A similar charge had been recently brought against accused, and it was then shown that she was in receipt of money from]]i relative, and that that fact was sufficient defence. The same circumstances still existed, and this being so he would withdraw the charge. —The Bench granted the application. Elir.aUlh Xiii’ith, charged with a simi'ar offence, pleaded not guilty. Evidence was given hy the police to the effect that defendant was a prostitute, and one of tho worst of the class in the town.—Mr Stanford pleaded that prostitution had not been constituted an offence —lt was not unlawful, and not a legal offence. If a woman became disorderly her conduct became an clfeuco at once.—The Bench dismissed the case. Ax Expressman in Trouble William Caoprr pleaded gui ty to a charge of driving an express without a hght being shown from the vehicle.-Thomas Caddie gave evidence to tho effect that defendant was driving at a {uncus rate along tho Flat, when witness complained of his conduct in driving eo fast without having a light, whereupon defendant proceeded to abuse him. Cooper was tho worse of liquor at tho timo,—Defendant was fined 10s ami costs (23s altogether).

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CITY POLICE COURT., Evening Star, Issue 7929, 10 June 1889

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CITY POLICE COURT. Evening Star, Issue 7929, 10 June 1889

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