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(Before Messrs H. Driver and G. L. Denniston, J.P.s.)

Drunkenness.— For this offence William M'Oee (one previous conviction) was fined ss, in default twenty-four hours' imprisonment ; Frederick John Throsby (twenty-two previous conviotions), who said he had been "sampling whisky," was sentenced to fourteen days' imprisonment; David Chambers (two previous convictions) fined ss, in default twenty-four hours' imprisonment; Emma Parnell (nine previous convictions) was sentenced to seven days' imprisonment. For being drank and disorderly, Mary Jagor was convicted and discharged, Kate Kennedy was similarly dealt with, and Biehard Taylor was given another chanoe. Yagbanct. Emma Parnell was charged with having insufficient lawful means of support, and was defended by Mr E. Cook. —Sentenced to one month's imprisonment.

Petty Larceny. Annie Norris was charged with stealing on the 11th inst,, one brooch, valued at ss, the property of Eva Jones. Mr Barclay defended. Sergeant O'Neill said that accused met prosecutrix in the street and asked her to show her the brooch. Jones did so, and accused ran away with it, and refused to give it up.—Prosecutrix said that when accused stopped her she accused her of going with a man. Accused promised to return the brooch, but did not do so, going into a house and locking the door. She did not know accused. To Mr Barclay: The girl Conway, who was in accused's company, had been drinking, but Norris was sober.—Evidence was also given by Constable Gleeson (who said that the accused promised to give up the brooch, and after some delay did bo, handing it out through the window) and Constable M'Crae.—Mr Barclay said that accused and prosecutrix were friends, and tho former intended to return the brooch, but her companion Conway was intoxicated, and, after she had been shown the brooch, hid it. Accused had given up the brooch voluntarily, and there could havo been no larceny.—The case against the girl Conway was then heard, the Bench reserving their decision in the charge against Norris. Jessie Conway was then charged with receiving the brooch, knowing it to be stolen. Mr Barclay defended.—Evidence of a similar nature to that tendered in the previous case was given by Eva Jones, Constables Gleeson and M'Crae.—The Bench intimated that they were of opinion that it was more of a stupid joke on the parts of the girls, and they would therefore be discharged. Obscene Language. John Roy was charged with using obscene language on the 6th inst.—Constable Higgins said that on the date mentioned he was passing a house at South Dunedin when he heard accused use the language mentioned to a woman. He was disputing with this woman, and the words were used during the dispute, which was over a watch.—Mr Cook (who appeared for accused) denied that the language montioned was used, and said that accused was a respectable, hardworking man.—Accused maintained that the language was not ÜBed.—Jessie M'Queen said that accused did not use the language.— Tho Bench|said that they were satisfied that the constable's story was true, and would sentence accused to seven days' imprisonmsnt.

Jessie M'Queen was similarly charged, and evidence was given by Constablo Higgins and Sergeant Macdonnel.—She wan septenced to sevep days' imprisonment,

Archibald Bee was also charged with this offence, and pleaded guilty. It appeared that accused had been ordered to leave the f>recinots of the Court, and bad used obscene anguage to Constable Cruickshanks. He was sentenced to twenty-four hours' imprisonment.

A Foul Chimney. Robert S?nith was charged with allowing his chimney to catch fire. Fined 2s 6d, without costs. By-law Cask.— James Allan, for allowing a cow to wander at large, was fined as, without costs.

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THE COURTS-TO-DAY., Issue 8036, 12 October 1889

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THE COURTS-TO-DAY. Issue 8036, 12 October 1889

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