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CITY POLICE COURT.

(Before Messrs S. N. Brown and D. Baxter, J.P.s.) Drunkenness.—Three first offenders were convicted and discharged. Hugh Sutherland, for being found drunk while in charge of a horse and cab, was fined 20s, in default forty-eight hours' imprisonment. Petty Larceny.— William Dichon (a lad) was charged with stealing, on August 27, two ducks valued at Ga, the property of Bridget Wallace. Ho was further charged with stealing, on the same date, a hen valued at Is 6cl, the property of John Kcogh,— Prosecutrix said that she resided at Kaikorai, and recently missed two ducks. The drake produced in Court was her property, and she last saw it in a fish Bhop in Rattray street. Witness did not know anything about accused.—William Smith, employed at Georgeson'a fish shop in Rattray street, said that laßt Tuesday two boys—one was accused—came into the shop and asked him if he wanted any turkeys. From information previously received, witness thought that there was something wrong and sent a man for the police. Accused then ran away, leaving the fowls in the shop, evidently thinking that the polico were to be informed,—Edward Gullen, at present an inmate of the Industrial School, said that last Tuesday acousod and others had a sack in which were some ducks. A companion of acoused said " We've struck a patch," and said ho intended to sell the fowls.— Detective Walker said that when arrested accused said his companion had stolen the ducks and wanted to sell them.—Chiefdetective Henderson eaid that accused's companion (a boy named Anderson) was still at large.—Accused said that he met Anderson, who was carrying the ducks and who said he intended to sell them. Witness did not know where the ducks were Btolen from, nor did he kuow that they were stolen.— Accused's mother eaid that her son was absent from home on Tuesday night, but returned on the Wednesday evening.— Chief-detective Henderson eaid that the evidence in both cases was s'milar. The hen had been stolen on the same day.— Evidence was also given by Ann Keogh and William Smith, after which the Bench adjourned the case for a week, so as to allow the police an opportunity of producing the boy Anderson. They were not absolutely sure of accused's participation in the larceny, and did not want to eonvict him when there was a chance of his being innocent. Patrick Riordan was charged with stealing, on August 31, 101b of tea valued at 20s, the property of William Sutherland,— Accused pleaded guilty.—Sergeant O'Neill said he was seen to steal the box of tea, and shortly afterwards went into an hotel and asked the barmaid to allow him to leave the tea there while he attended to some other business. He was a stranger in the city, and had been conducting himself very badly.—Acoused was sentenced to seven days' imprisonment. By-law Case.—For keeping an unregistered dog in his possession Martin Olune was fined 53 with coßts.

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CITY POLICE COURT., Evening Star, Issue 8001, 2 September 1889

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CITY POLICE COURT. Evening Star, Issue 8001, 2 September 1889

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