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(Before Messrs C. Allan and W. Aitken, J.P.s.) Obscene Language.— James Arthur, a youth, waß charged with being drunk and with using obscene language in George street at 11.40 p.m. on the 23rd inst.—Accused pleaded guilty to being drunk, but said he did not remember making use of bad language.—Evidence was given by Constable Stewart.—Accused was fined 53, or. twenty-four hours' imprisonment, on the first charge, and convicted and discharged on the second. Drunkenness.—A first offender was convicted and discharged. Breach of the Peace.— WiUia7ii Patrick Brbsnahan pleaded guilty to committing a breach of the peace in Princes street on Saturday night, and was fined 5s and costs. Theft. Charles Barnes and William Hughes (two small boys) were charged with the theft, on the 23rd inst., of one cricket bat, value 2i, the property of Frederick Montague. The boys pleaded not guilty. Sergeant O'Neill Baid that Hughesstolethe.bat from the door of Mr Montague's shop, and handed it to the other boy, who made off with it. A policeman went in pursuit, and found the lad in possession of the bat. Barnes gave a fictitious name and address, but subsequently admitted receiving the bat from Hughes.— Evidence was given by George Easton and Constable Cowan.—The Bench convicted the boys and ordered them each to receive six strokes of a birch rod.

John Comber was charged with the theft at Deep Stream, on or about the 17th inst., of a purse, a £5 note, about £1 in silver, and a cheque for £4, the property of Neil Shaw. Mr Hanlon appeared for plaintiff.—Sergeant O'Neill asked for a remand till to-day week, in order to enable the attendance of witnesses. —Mr Hanlon having no objection, the remand was granted, bail being allowed—accused in his own recognisance of £lO and one surety of like amount.

Vagrancy.— Conrad Bascm was charged with being an idle and disorderly person and having no lawful visible means of support. Mr Hanlon defended.—Evidence was given by Detective M'Grathand Constables Cooney and Connolly for the prosecution; and by the accused and his father for the defence.— The Bench were divided in opinion and acjused was consequently discharged.

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CITY POLICE COURT., Issue 10453, 25 October 1897

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CITY POLICE COURT. Issue 10453, 25 October 1897

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