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CITY POLICE COURT. (Before Messrs J. Elmer and W. Langlands, J.P.H.) Ror.p.KHY.— Robert Gardner, one previous conviction, was charged with stealing, on or about the. 15th inst., at Burnside, a bag of horsehair valued at L2, the property of George Moslin.— Accused pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to four mouths' imprisonment with hard labor; sentence to be cumulative. . Accused was further charged with stealing, on or about Jutii 28, fifty-six pounds of wool valued at L2, the property of William G afield.— William Gatfield, a fellmonger residing at Burnside, said that some time in June ho missed a quantity of wool, which had previously been dried in a stove. \Vitnes3 subsequently came into (own with a sample of tho same wool, and discovered that two bags of the wool had been sold to a MrC'.elaud, of Momington.— William Cleland, a dealer in wool and rabbit-skins, 3aid that some person came to him and sold him a big of horsehair, and the same person sold him the wool. He could not swear that accused sold him thp woo ],—Robert Crawshaw, ledger-keeper in the Bank of New Zealand, said accused brought a cinque to the bank to be cashed. Witness asked the person who brought the cheque to sign his name on the back, and the person did so. The handwriting oa the back of tho cheque produced was identical with that on the piece of paper produced.—-Constable 3urr, btationed at Waikouaiti, deposed as to arresting accused on a previous charge of larceny, The property sheet produced was the one accused sigued. The signature on tho cheque and that on the property sheet were identical.—Accused was sentenced to four months' imprisonment, with hard labor, the sentence to be cumulative with the others.

Riotous Conduct,— Elizabeth Smith was charged with being a prostitute and with creating a disturbance. Mr Meatyard appeared for accused.—After evidence bad been taken, accused was sentenced to two months' imprisonment.

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THE COURTS-TO-DAY., Issue 7985, 14 August 1889

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THE COURTS-TO-DAY. Issue 7985, 14 August 1889

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