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CITY POLICE COURT.

Saturday, Aucpst 31

(Before Messrs J. Logan and A, Barr, J.V.f.)

Drukksnness —LV.cn Wakefield, alias Polly .npFarlar.c was convicted of this offence and olischared. JuviNir.it Thieves.—Two b?ye named Conrad Bosan (15) and William Dormer (11) pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing, on the 25th icst., a pair of winkers and a halter, the property of Thomas Murphy, and valued at 10s. Mr Hanlon appeared for tho accused Dormer.—Theac:used wore further charged with stealing tuven fowls, the property of William Mirams and valned at 14b, and they pleaded guilty to this charge also. Itappearedthatthef owls were taken to thebouses of the accuseds' parents.—Sergeant-msjor Bevio stated that Bosan had twice before been convicted of larceny and Bervod fourteen days, while Dormer ha.l once before been conv'cte.l of larceny and ordered to como up for sentence if called on.—The Bench, on the first charge, sen tenced Bosan to twenty-four hours' imprisonment, with hard labor, and Dormer to receive five strokes with a birch rod ; on the second charge each boy was ordered to pay ss, in default five days' imprisonment. Charge op Receiving Stolkn PuorERTT.— fjllon Dormer, mother cf ono of the boys just sentenced, was charged with feloniously receiving two fowls, knowing the same to have been stolen. Mr Hanlon appealed for accused, who pleaded not guilty.—Mrs Mirams evideno3 identifying as hers the fowls in question, which were found by Constable Millar and herself en accused's property. There were four of complainant's fowls there, and accused said that she reared them herself.—Constable Millar gave corroborative evidence. —Thebsy Dormer stated that he and Bosan stole the fowls, and i hat he kent the fowls in an old house himself, his mother not knowing anything about them.—Bosan Btited thatDorme' andhestolethegoods. Hetookeome to h\i motV.cr'n house, Vmt »h©-would not receive them, and told him to tako thorn away or she would seed for the police. Witness and Dormer took four fowls to Mrs Dormer's house and put them in her fowl-house. She knew next day that her son had put the fowls thereAccused swore that she knew nothing of the fowls in question, or that her son had stolen any fowls. The fowls woro her own, and she fave Mrs Mirams three only to pacify her.—The iench decided that, as the evidence was con fl'cting, they would dismiss the caso.

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CITY POLICE COURT., Issue 8001, 2 September 1889

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CITY POLICE COURT. Issue 8001, 2 September 1889

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