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01VY POLICE COURT. (Refore Mr 'it. Wishart, J.P.) Drunkenness.—A first offender was fined 5?, with the alternative of forty-eight hours' imprisonment. Charles Mitchell was fined 7s 6J and Peter Olsen 10s for the same offence, and with a similar alternative. Vagrancy.— Thomas Myall was charged with vagrancy, and was defended by Mr Kanlon.—Sergeant-major Bevin prosecuted, and called the evidence of Constables Grey, Gleeson, and Ward, and Detective M'Grath to show that accused was a habital frequenter of houses of ill-repute, and that in one case he had been the proprietor of one.—Annie Korris was also called in support of the charge.—Mr Hanlon submitted that no case had been made out beyond the fact that accused was ;n the habit of keeping bad hours. He also drew His Worship's attention to the fact that on a previous occasion accused's father had sworn in the Court that his son could live at his home if he chose.—His Worship convicted the accused, and sentenced him to three months' hard i labor. . . Fonri Tir/i wae charged with a similar offence, and was defended by Mr E. Cook.— Sergeant-major Bevin prosecuted, and called Sergeant Geering to prove that accused kept a house of ill-fame, on the proceeds of which ho lived,—Accused was sentenebd to two months' imprisonment. By-law Cases.— Cfeorge Quyton, charged with allowing cattle to stray, was fined 7s and costs; Mark S. Bennett, for a similar offence, was fined 3a and costs ; and Mrs Blackie was fined 7s and costs fir a like offence.

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THE COURTS-TO-DAY., Issue 8054, 2 November 1889

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THE COURTS-TO-DAY. Issue 8054, 2 November 1889

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