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Saturday, July 6,

(Before Messrs J. Logan and W. Gregg, J.P.s.)

Drunkenness.— A first offender was fined sa, in default twenty-four hours’ imprisonment; and Albert Gulpin (one previous conviction) was fined 10s, with the usual alternative. George While (twelve previous convictions) was also charged with this offence; but, as Sergeant-majorßevinstated that he had not appeared in Court for some time, he was fined ss, in default twenty-four hours’ imprisonment. False Pretences, —Philip Vmtralon JJe Menn was charged with obtaining the sum of 17s 6d from John Carter by means of false pretences.—lt appeared that accused had borrowed 2s 6d from Carter on the 7th ult., promising to retyiy the loan on the following day. On the morning of the Bth ult. accused handed a cheque for LI, White giving him 17s 6d back as change, but it was subsequently discovered that the cheque was a valueless one.—Sergeant major Bevin stated that accused had previously been sentenced to six months’ hard labor at the Supreme Court sessions for forging and uttering.—The Bench sentenced him to two months’ imprisonment, with hard labor. A Trio of Deserters.— Louie Marie Boiirhignotiy Harry Johnson , and Alex. Smith were charged with deserting from the ship D’Artagnan. The evidence went to show that the accused—two of whom shipped at Dunedin—had obtained L2 10s each in advance from the captain as wages. After spending the money thus obtained they had deserted, alleging as a reason that the ship was unseaworthy. It was, however, proved that, although the ship had required repairing some time ago, she was now thoroughly seaworthy. Accused were sentenced to fourteen days’ imprisonment, with hard labor; and at the expiration of their sentence the captain was to decide as to whether the men would be taken back or not.

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CITY POLICE COURT., Issue 7953, 8 July 1889

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CITY POLICE COURT. Issue 7953, 8 July 1889

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