This Day. (Before G. Laurenson and A. Chalmers, Esqs.) Obbcbnb Lanchjagb. — John Kilray, a ' seaman on board the R.M.S. Tongariro ' was charged, on the information of Captain Mayoss, with using obscene language ' within hearing of a public place aud with refusing to obey lawful commands. Captain Mayoss and Mr Crouoher, chief officer, gave evidence to the effect that on the previous day the accused was on the quarter deck under the influence of drink. Upon being ordered by the Captain to go forward, he refused and made use of moßt foul language. Acoused said he was under the influence of drink at the time. He was ordered to be sent to gaol for seven days. Bbbach of the Education Act.— John Betbke was charged with failing to send his children to school. He did not appear. The case was proved by Mr Gilford, Secretary of the Lyttelton School Committee, and the Court made an order calling upon Bethke to comply with the Act. — Mrs Fenton was charged with a like offence, and a similar order was made. i Mabbibd Women's Pbopebty Act.— : Mr Donnelly applied for an order on behalf of Mrs Emma Lodge, pro- : tectmg her property from her husband, William Henry Lodge, and asking for the custody of her children on the grounds of his mißconducfc. There was no appearance of the husband, and the orler was made.
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