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(Before Messrs H. Gourley and J. Elmer,


Drunkenness. —Two first offenders were convicted and discharged. Breach of the Peace.— Michael M'llroy was fined ss, with the alternative of twenty-four hours in gaol, for striking a man in the street.

Larceny.— James Bossiler was brought up on remand, charged with breaking into the house of John Walker and stealing articles valued at L 3 therefrom. The Probation Officer reported that he had received a letter from the lad's father in Melbourne of an unsatisfactory nature. The letter stated that the father' had communicated with some gentleman in Dunedin who would see to the boy's future. The gentleman was not named, however, and so far he had been unable to ascertain who he was. He asked for a further remand for seven days, which was granted. By-law Breaches.— Eliza Barclay was charged with allowing drainage to flow on to Cargill street. —The manager of the Perpetual Trustees, Estate, and Agency Company appeared and exp'ained that the company were defendant's landlord, and as soon as the nuisance was brought under their notice orders had been given to rectify it. The case was adjourned for a week in order to enable the necessary alterations to be made.— James Farquharson was charged with allowing cattle to wander, and was fined ss. George Atkinson was similarly charged and the case dismissed. Annie Smith, for a similar offence, was convicted and discharged.

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THE COURTS-TODAY., Issue 8057, 6 November 1889

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THE COURTS-TODAY. Issue 8057, 6 November 1889

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