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THE COURTS—TO-DAY.

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(Before Messrs J. T. Ross and T. Ross, J.P.s.) Drunkenness.— Daniel M'Donald was fined 5; or twenty-four hours' imprisonment. A first offender was convicted and discharged. Breach of the Peace. —Mary Ann Boyle alias Thompson pleaded guilty to being drunk but not guilty to committing a breach of the peace in a right-of-way off Walker Btreet on the 9th inst.—Evidence was given by Constable Cowan.—Accused was fined 10s or forty eight hours on the first charge, and 10s on the second.

Annie Pilet was similarly charged. For being drunk accused was sentenced to fourteen days' imprisonment, and for committing a breach of the peace she was fined 10s. Alleged Assault.— Michael Joseph Hullinan was charged with drunkenness and with a sanlting Lawrence O'Rourke and Daniel Doull.— Sergeant O'Neill said that accused was suffering from ill-health, and he asked for a remand till Wednesday with a view of having the man medically treated.—Mr Solomon : I appear for accused, and I do nit object to the remand. —Bemanded accordingly. Alleged Tbeit.— William Roberts was charged with, on the 11th June, at South Dunedln, converting to his own use a sadd'c, bridle, and martingale, of the value of £2 103, received by him from Thomas Thompson on terms requiring him to account for the same.—On the application of Mr Hanlon accused was remanded till Friday, bail being allowed in his own recognisance of £2O and two sureties of a like amount.

Stealing Rhubarb. j a >ncs Vault was charged with, on the 10th inst., at South Dunedin, stealing a quantity of rhubarb, valued at 3s, from the garden of Joseph Feltham —Mr Hanlon appeared for accused, who pleaded girlty.—Sergeant G'rOill explained that accused was found in the act of stealing the rhubarb from Mr Feltham's garden at ha'f-past three on the morning of the date in question. Constable Willis, who was on duty in tho locality, noticed accused in (ho garden, ami arrested him.-Mr Hanlon stated that accused, who was a married man with a family, had been in the colony since 1873, and ever since that time Lo had been employed at the city gasworks, this bsins the time he had been before a court. Accused and another man had been drinking together, and by some mean" or other he found himself in the garden. He did not know why he went there. Counsel aaked the Bench to deal wi'L the cafe under section 61 of the Indictable Offences Jurisdiction Act, which i<aid that where tho circumstances were of so trivial a nature the justices couid ditmiss the case, although a crime had hepn oorcmitfced.—Sergeant O'Neill; We do not aoknow'odgo ib.B man was drunk, or anything like drunk. Acoused it in receipt of £3 a week and lives on his own freehold property.--sfr J. T. Ross, in addressing acouiied, »aid; You will be convioted and discharged, and I trust you will fei-1 your position keenly in this nutter. I myself feel your position keenly in sittina here, knowing you and your familv as I have for so many years. I trust you wiil feel your position bo keenly that you will take good care to avoid drink in the future, and avoid getting in such a position again.

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THE COURTS—TO-DAY., Issue 10442, 11 October 1897

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THE COURTS—TO-DAY. Issue 10442, 11 October 1897

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