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(Before Messrs S. G.Smith and E. "Wilson,

J.P.s.) Drunkenness.—A first offender was convicted and discharged. Lilly Clisby, for .being drunk acd disorderly, was lined 10s, or fortyeight houre' imprisonment.-.•• 'J HEPr. —James Mifohdl Brockie pleaded guilty to theft on the Bth inst. of a door mat. valued at 15s, the property of John Simon and others.—Chief-detec rive O Brien explained that accused stole the door mat from the door of the library room in connection with the Baptist Church in Hanover street, and sold it to a dealer for 43. Accused was convicted of forgery at the Supreme Court sittings in March last and admitted to- probation for -twelve month 3. He was now on probation for that offence. Probation-officer Phillips .saJi that accused would be detained,in gaol until the nsxt sitting Of ~th&; Supreme Court, when he would be brought before tho Judge!— Sentenced to seven days'imprisonment- " ; Attacking a CotisTAsiv.-Charles Johnson was charged with obstructing Constable Brownlie while in the execution of his duty, and with using; obscene language: William Wilkinson via also charged with obstructing the same constable and with damaging the officer's hat, valued at 10s 6d-—Ser-geant O'Neill explained that:the accused were sailors. At a quarter to ten last night the woman Clißby, convioted of drunkenness, and a companion of hers were talking to the accused at the Triangle. They were causing a uqene. there, and the constable found it necessary to arrest the woman. He was taking her to the lock-up when Johnson followed him and demanded him to release the woman at once. The constable, ot course, refused to do this,- whereupon rushed him. The policeman then Jet go the woman and was wrestling with his assailant when the other accused joined 'in arid knocked his hat v off. Johnson made use of bad language in the, struggle. Had it not been for the tiraelysßSsistance.<if two other policemen Constable Browrilie have fared very badly with his men.—The Bench convicted and discharged Johnson for using obscene" language, and fined him ,2s 6d for the other offence. Wilkinson was convicted and discharged fot obstructing, the constable, and ordered 10s 6d, the value of the officer's hat. -

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THE COURTS-TO-DAY., Issue 10446, 16 October 1897

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THE COURTS-TO-DAY. Issue 10446, 16 October 1897

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