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THE COURTS—TODAY.

RESIDENT MAGISTRATE’S COURT.

(Before E. H. Carew, Esq., R.M.)

Edward Frederick Lawrence v. Catherine Neave.— Claim, LI 14a lid, for meat supplied. There was no appearance of defendant, and judgment was given for the amount claimed, with 6a costa.

George M. Dawson v. Charles Barlow. — Claim, L2 5s lid, for groceries supplied. The defendant did not appear, and judgment was entered up for plaintiff for amount claimed and costs (6s). CITY POLICE COURT. (Before Messrs P. Rutherford and J. Scoullar, J.P.s.) Drunkenness.— For this offence two first offenders were dealt with in tho usual manner. Vagbanc 'Y.— Eliza Harding (forty-seven previous convictions) was charged with having insufficient means of support.—Upon inquiring at the hospital this morning the authorities stated that the woman would be unable to appear through illness. The case was adjourned until to-morrow. Trespassing.— Daniel lioss was charged by Annie Churchill with trespassing on and refusing to leave her premises on October 28.—Sergeant Macdonnell said that accused knocked at the door of Mrs Churchill’s house at South Dunedin at halfpast twelve this morning. He was considerably under the influence of liquor at the time, and insisted upon entering the house. Mrs Churchill, who was much frightened, armed herself with a poker, and attempted to get accused to leave the premises. He aimed a blow at her, and she ran through the house to the back of a neighbor’s premises, where she obtained assistance. Two of the neighbors tied accused up. He was a horse-trainer, and nothing was known against him. He evidently mistook Mrs Churchill’s place for another person’s house.—He was fined lOsj in default twenty-four hours’ imprisonment; one day being allowed in which to pay the tine.

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THE COURTS—TODAY., Issue 8049, 28 October 1889

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THE COURTS—TODAY. Issue 8049, 28 October 1889

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