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THE COURTS-TODAY.

RESIDENT MAGISTRATE'S COURT.

(Before Mr W. Hutchison and Captain Thomson, J.P.s.)

J. J. Arthur v. J. Loughlin.—Claim, IA as, on a judgment summons.—Mr Thornton, who appeared for plaintiff, said that defendant was an owner of racehorses, and had plenty of means of paying the claim. He was also a winner at the Hunt Club races last week.—Defendant, who did not appear, was ordered to pay the amount within seven days, in default seven days' imprisonment.

Frederick Smith v. A. Ross.—Claim, L 7 6s, on a judgment summons.—Mr Barclay, who appeared for plaintiff, stated that defendant was a purser in the Union Steam Ship Company's service.—Defendant, who did not appear, was ordered to pay the amount within one month, in default ten days' imprisonment.

T. Rogerson v. M. F. Robertson.—Claim, LI ss, on a judgment summons. Mr Barclay appeared for plaintiff.—Defendant, who did not appear, was ordered to pay the amount by the 12th prox., in default three days' imprisonment. F. M'Grath v. R. Wynu.—Claim, LlO, on a judgment summons. Mr E. Cook appeared for plaintiff; Mr Barclay for defendant.—Mr Cook said that he had subpcenaed defendant's wife as a witness, but she had not attended the Court, and, as he could not very well go on with the case in her absence, he would apply for an adjournment, and in the meantime ask for a summons for her to attend.—ln answer to Mr Barclay the witness who, served the sub-, parna on Mrs VVynn admitted that he did not offer her any expenses.—The case was adjourned till to-morrow. Denniston and others (assignees in the estate of Mercer Bros.) y. H. Kane.— Claijm, LU lis 4d, for goods supplied.—Mr Finch appeared for plaintiffs, for whom judgment was gievn by default. Same v. J. Campbell.—Claim, L 6 19,3 @d, for goods supplied.—Judgment fcr plaintiff by default.

CITY POLICE COURT.

(Before Mr E. H. Carew, R.M., and Mr J. Logan, J.P.)

Drunkenness.— Ann IMahmty was fined sa, in default twenty-four hours' imprisonment j and two first offenders were convioted and discharged. Vagrancy. Oeorgt Gundy alias John Millar pleaded not guilty to a charge of having insufficient lawful means of support. —Constable Matheson, Detective M'Grath, and Constable Ruttledge stated that accused did no work, but was supported by a woman of ill-repute, and was the companion of convicted thieves and other bad characters. His Worship then called upon accused to show that his lawful means were sufficient.—Defendant thereupon said that after being discharged from the hospital he received outdoor relief from the Benevolent Institution, and had twice received money from his parents in Auckland. If the Bench would give him a chance he would leave the town.—Sergeant major Bevin said that accused was the man who was supposed to have been hurt by the falling of a tree at Blueßkin, but on being brought to the hospital was found to be suffering from a disease.—The Bench said they would give accused one more chance. He would, be called on to enter into his own recognisance in the sum of L 5 to epme up for sentence when'called upon. If he got work and went to it he would not be called upon,

Neglecting to Register a Thoma* Bates was charged on the jpfonpation of A. R Ure with neglecting to register tfo birth qf « c.hil<3[ of which he was the father within days of its birth, —Defendant adrnitted that he had not registered wjthiq the period, but pleaded as an excuse that he never knew of any limit of time within which the registering

must be performed. His wife, who always did the registering, was also ignorant of the limit. He had ten children to bring up, and did not have the money with which to pay the fee.—The Registrar said that he could not get defendant to make a declaration or do anything. —The Bench directed that the case be adjourned for a week to give defendant an opportunity of making the necessary declaration and paying the fee. If he did not register in the meantime the penalty would have to be enforced.

Maintenance.— Christian Hansen charged Ham Hansen with failing to provide her with adequate means of support.—After complainant had made a statement, His Worwhip sn.id ahe had ber : n too premature in i.iyiiig tfii imbrication.--Case disi.-iisaed.

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THE COURTS-TODAY., Evening Star, Issue 8016, 19 September 1889

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THE COURTS-TODAY. Evening Star, Issue 8016, 19 September 1889

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