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THE COURTS.—TO-DAY.

RESIDENT MAGISTRATE'S COURT. (Before E. H. Carew, Esq., R.M.) S. Orr and Co. v. John H'lntosh (Milton).—Claim, L 4 5s lid, for grass seeds supplied. Mr J. Macgregor for plaintiffs, for whom judgment was given by default. E. Stratton v. C. Beeby.—Claim, L2, for five weeks' rent.—Judgment by default. George Gordon v. Edward Porteouß.—ln this previously heard cafe, a claim of LlO damages on account of defendant neglecting to keep in repair premises of which he held a lease, His Worship now gave judgment for LlO, and costs, less LI Is Id paid into Court.—On the application of Mr W. Macgregor (representing Mr Solomon, defendant's solicitor), it was ordeied that tho money bo paid into Court and remain there for one week, pending any further proceedings defendant may elect to take. Mr Sim, counsel for plaintiff, consented to thin arrangement, CITY POLICE COURT. (Before Messrs J. B. Thomson and J. P. Jones, J.P.s.) Larceny.— Alice Clcnt was charged with stealing, on or about the ICth inst., one pair of trousers, valued at 153, the property of Ross and Glendining.—Accused pleaded guilty. Chief-detective Henderson said that this was a case of stealing from an employer. Accused was engaged as a factory hand at Ross and Glendining'e establishment, and had stolen the article mentioned, and handed them over to another girl to sell. ■ There had been no previous convictions against accused. He was instructed that Ross and Glendining did not wish to press the charge, as accused was a very respectable girl.—Mr Thomson said that as accused had been convicted on her own admission she would be discharged, but would have to be carefal in tho future. She had laid herself open to be sent to prison on a very serious charge.

(Before E. H. Carow, Esq., R.M.) Maintenance.—The case of Mary Ann Matthews v. Thomas Beretford Matthews was continued from yesterday, having been adjourned in order to allow inquiry being made as to a registered letter containing L 3, which defendant stated had been sent to his wife, but which she denied having received. Mr Stanford appeared for defendant. —The evidence of one of the letter-carriers having been given, His Worship said he was satisfied that the letter had'been received, and as plaintiffs memory was so unreliable on one point it was to be concluded that her evidence was generally untrustworthy. The case would be dismissed. His Worship declined to allow costs.

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THE COURTS.—TO-DAY., Evening Star, Issue 7963, 19 July 1889

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THE COURTS.—TO-DAY. Evening Star, Issue 7963, 19 July 1889

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