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THE COURTS-YESTERDAY.

CITY POLICE COCBT. (Before E. H. Carew. Esq., S.M.) A first offender and David 2U Sutherland were each convicted- and discharged. James Fairley and another first offender, who did not answer his bail, were each fined 5s or twenty•u j l i onrs ' imprisonment. Edward Connor, was fined £1 or seven days.- For being drunk and disorderly in the bar of the Empire Hotel at 9.30 p.m. on the 13th inst., John Dix was mulcted in a similar sum. Obscene Language.— Henry Samuel Brough was-charged with drunkenness and. with using obscene language at the Caledonian Ground on the 13th inst. Accused pleaded guilty to the first charge, but said he knew nothing about the other offence. Sergeant O'Neill explained that accused made use of the language complained of while standing amidst a crowd of women and - men at the sports yesterday. His conduct was so bad that several of the bystanders were compelled to send for a policeman.—Evidence was given by William W. White and Miller Anderson.—ln answer to His Worship Sergeant O'Neill stated that nothing was known against accused, who was a respectable young man.—His Worship, in addressing accused, faid: You made use of very disgusting language "i the presence of women, and I find it very difficult to abstain from sending you to gaol. How« ever, I will look upon drink being the cause of it all. On the first charge you will be fined 20s, m default forty-eight hours' imprisonment, and on the second you will be ordered to come up for sentence when called upon. The Industrial Schools Act.— Albert Duff and Vera Duff were brought up as being children Y'i. »r tlie nieanin S of the Industrial Schoo!s Act.—Mr J. Mouat, who appeared for the father of the children, stated that this case had been before the Court on two previous occasions. The Par, e , nts w ere now living at Caversham, and the children were attending school.—Sergeant O'Neill said the neighbors complained that on Saturday night there was some drunkenness in the house, and that was the only complaint that had been made against the parents since the children were last before the Court. They appeared to be hard up for the want of bedclothes. Seeing, however, that the children were regularly attending school, and that they were fairly well looked after, he would not press the matter further.— His Worship, after advising the father to give up drink and buy bedclothes for his children, dismissed the case.

George William S. Eyers was charged with being an uncontrollable boy, and his mother asked that he should be sent to the Industrial School.—The case was adjourned until the 18th of next month, Mr Wilkinson, who appeared for the mother, stating that the lad had been sent to the country.

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THE COURTS-YESTERDAY., Issue 10445, 15 October 1897

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THE COURTS-YESTERDAY. Issue 10445, 15 October 1897

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