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(Before Messrs C. Ziele, W. Wright, and Janie* Wren, J.P.s.)

, Drunkenness.— l\ic/:ard D./ J apleaded euiitv to a charge of having been found drunk in Cargill strcet-Sergeant O’Neill said that accused fad been drinking for some time, and was not in a fit state to be at large. It was the wish of his friends e saou remanded in custody for a week. —The Bench concurred, and accused was remanded accordingly uutil next Saturday. Theft.—James Datziel was charged with the theft at Dunedin, on October 17, of one waterproof overcoat valued at 20s, the property of Hu"h M Leaii.-Accused pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to seven days imprisonment. Stealing Vases from the Cathedral.- Jeannie Cmk abas Maephcrson alias Chamberlain was charged with having, on or about the 18th of October, stolen two vases of the value of 20s, the property of Bishop Verdon, from an altar in St. .Joseph s Jathedral. Accused pleaded SJHlty-In reply to the Bench Chief-detective U i>nea said that accused had been twice previously convicted of theft, and in January last a charge of vagrancy was withdrawn on condition that she left the town and did not return, — Accused was sentenced to two months’ imprisonment with hard labor.

Truancy Cases. Patrick Gore A’icol, for neglecting to send his boy to school, was fined 2s. —Geonje Garrick was charged on three informations with a similar offence. Truant-inspector Aitkcn said that defendant lived within three doors of the Kensin.ton School, but bis children were continually about tho streets and absent from school. There were twenty-two previous convictions. A lice of 2s on each information was imposed.— James Sutherland and Annie llwihcs were also lined 2s each.

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THE COURTS—TO-DAY., Issue 10452, 23 October 1897

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THE COURTS—TO-DAY. Issue 10452, 23 October 1897

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