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CITY POLICE COURT. (Before E. H. Carew, Esq., S.M.) Drunkenness.— One first offender was convicted and fined ss, with the usual alternative. Alleged Breach of the Gaming Act. Peter Grant , Frederick James Broad, and William Whelan were charged with an alleged breach of the Gaming Act. Mr Mouat appeared for the defendants, and asked for an adjournment for a week, as Mr Sim, who was to have appeared for them, was out of town.—Mr Haggitt agreed to that course.—Case adjourned, as requested. Maintenance. George Marchant was charged with disobeying an order of the Court for the payment of 7a a week towards the maintenance of his wife. —Mr Mouat, on behalf of Mr Fraser, who was to have appeared for the wife, asked for a remand for a week, as Mr Fraser was out of town. Remanded as requested, defendant allowed bail—one surety of £lO in his own recognisance. A similar charge was preferred against Malcolm Bethune, and this case was also adjourned for a week, defendant being allowed bail—a surety of £IOO being required. Illegally on the Premises. — Thomas Blunden, a prohibited person, charged with being illegally on the premises of the Globe Hotel, was convicted, and fined 40s, with costs (9a).

Adulterated Food. — Robert Rutherford and William M'Gonnell were charged with selling cayenne pepper adulterated within the meaning of the Adulteration Act.—Mr Mouat applied for an adjournment for a week.—Case adjourned, Mr Haggitt making no objection. Refusing Admission to Police. Margaret Lacerty, licensee of the Gladstone Hotel, was charged with refusing to admit Constable Patterson, on September 19.—Mr Mouat again asked for an adjournment for a week.—His Worship, however, demurred at this, fearinga crush of business next Thursday. —Mr Mouat then said that it was extremely probable that some of the cases would be settled out of court,—The adjournment was granted.

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THE COURTS-TO-DAY., Issue 10427, 23 September 1897

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THE COURTS-TO-DAY. Issue 10427, 23 September 1897

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