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THE COURTS-TO-DAY.

RESIDENT MAGISTRATE'S COURT. (Before E. H. Carew, Esq., R.M.) Charles Allen v. Thomas Oliver Stokcß. Claim, LB, the price of forty bags of oats. Mr W. A. Stout appeared for plaintiff; Mr Solomon for defendant. Judgment for plaintiff for L 5. Wm. Dick and Sons v. John M'Meikan.— Claim, L 9 14s 2d, for grazing, etc. Mr D. D. Macdonald appeared for plaintiffs; Mr A. Bathgate for defendant.—The parties to this suit were before the Ceurt a few days ago, when judgment was given for defendant on the ground that the proceedings should haye been taken by plaintiff and his boob, not plaintiff alone.—Judgment was given for plaintiff?. William Sandison v. Walter Bull.—Claim, L 9 10s, the price of twenty cases of apples. Mr Solomon for plaintiff; Dr Fitchett for defendant.—Plaintiff asserted that defendant bought the apples after inspecting one of the cases, and subsequently wished to return them. The apples in question were the last of a shipment that plaintiff had disposed of.—Defendant said that the cases had been •« top-dressed " three or four of the top rows in each case were good and the remainder unsaleable. Ho found this on turning the apples out. He did not suggest that plaintifi had " top-dressed " the cases. He knew that plaintiff bought and sold whole cases. [The case was proceeding when we went to press.] CITY POLICE COURT. (Before Messrs J. Logan, B. Hallenstein, and W. Gregg, J.P.s.) Drunkenness.—For this offence Hugh Hunter (one previous conviction), Jeremiah Leahy (two previous convictions), and James Dickie (one previous conviction) wore respectively fined 40s, in default seven days' imprisonment, convicted and discharged, and fined sb, in default twenty-four hours' imprisonment. Disorderly Behaviour. Emanuel Lyons was charged with behaving in a disorderly manner. Accused was defended by Mr S. Solomon, who said that his client admitted that he had committed an indiscretion on this occasion.—Sergeant-major Bevin said that such was the case. Accused had taken some drink and had become rather noisy, and the police had to interfere.—Accused was fined 5s and costs.

Systematic Larceny. Annie Flynn pleaded guilty to stealing a large number of articles of clothing, the property of Sophia Livingstone, Mary White, and Peter Christie. Chief-deteotive Henderson said that upwards of thirty clothes lines in the City had been stripped. Accused was yesterday sentenced to a term of imprisonment on similar charges, to which she had pleaded guilty. She had been drinking about the town lately, and sold the stolen articles for a low figure.—Sentenced to three months' imprisonment on each charge; sentence to run concurrently. Receiving Stolen Property. Alice M'Namara pleaded not guilty to receiving goods from the last witness, knowing them to have been stolen. Chief-detective Henderson said that the woman Flynn had informed him that she had sold various articles to accused. The latter, however, donied having received any goods whatever from Flynn, but afterwards admitted receiving a towel. Annio Flynn said she sold several articles of clothing, etc., to accused, who gave a shilling in return.—Chief-detective Henderson said that as accused denied receiving a chemise from the woman Flynn, perhaps it would be better that accused should be examined.— Upon returning, Mrs Livingtone said that the underclothing accused was wearing did not belong to her. The tablecloth and towel that were found in accused's possession belonged to witness, who missed them from her "line some time ago.—Detective M'Grath said that accused first denied having received any articles from the woman Flynn, but admitted it subsequently.— Accused now denied that she knew the goods were stolen, and called Mary Morris to prove that fact. —Sergeant-major Bevin said accused had been convicted six times for vagrancy, obscene language, etc. She was in delicate health, and was slowly dying.—Accused was convicted, and sentenced to one week's imprisonment. A Bad House.— Young Lye was charged with being the ocoupier of a house frequented by reputed thieves and vagabonds. —Accused did not appear, and the police asked that the case be gone on with, as it was a serious charge.—The Bench thought that under the circumstances the case should not be gone on with in the absence of aceußed. —Sergeant-major Bevin said the latter was keeping out of the way ; he knew well enough what was required of him.— The Bench ordered a warrant to be issued for his arrest. (BeforeE. H. Carew, Esq., R.M.) Sentence. — Mary RitehU and Margaret M'CtUcheon, convicted yesterday of larceny and reoeiving stolen property respectively, and whose cases were remanded until a report was received from Probation Officer Phillips, were brought up for sentence. — Messrs Fraser and Gallaway appeared on behalf of the girls, who were released on six months' probation.

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THE COURTS-TO-DAY., Evening Star, Issue 8041, 18 October 1889

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THE COURTS-TO-DAY. Evening Star, Issue 8041, 18 October 1889

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