At the CENTHAL POLICE COURT yesterday, Messrs., Jolly, Reading, Thomas, Alexander, and Barden, being on the Bench, William Armitrúng pleaded guilty to a,charge of assault preferred by Nora Armstrong, his wife, and was sentenced to be imprisoned one month.
Arthur Twible, 15, charged by George Sparkes, of Ultimo, joiner, his stepfather, with being under 16 years of age, and ''found" wandering with persons having no lawful visible means of support, was ordered to be sent on
board the Vernon.
Catherine Collins, besides being fined 20s. for being drunk, was fined £5 for using obscene language, at mid- night., to the annoyance of persons passing in Newtown vor, in default of paying these sums, to be imprisoned three
months and one week.
John James Kelly, charged with shooting at with intent to murder Walter H. Cooper, under remand from Tuesdnty, appeared before Messrs. Perdriau and Graham. Walter H. Cooper was called into the witness-box, and beforo giving evidence obtained from tho Bench permission to' reply at the closo ef the case, to certain alleged slandani which hnd been published concerning him in connection with this case. He then deposed that on Monday night tile : person before the Court, his brothor-in-law, came to his
residence in Raglan-street, Waterloo, very much under',' the influenco' of liquor, and while they wero talking h&\ ? reduced a pistol, and said, " Only for the love I bear you,
would shoot you ;" witness told him not to make a fool of) himself, and he put the pistol uway ; he was not more than'', ten minutes in the room; afterwards, in tho verandah, i Kelly mado a disturbance, having the pistol in his hand ; . witness and Kelly struggled in the verandah, and the pistol i was exploded ; Mrs. Roberts ran away, and soon afterwards the police carno ; witness did not give prisoner into custody ; but tie signed thechargebook at the station-house; he thought it better that he should do it than any one else ; he knew that Kelly had no intention of shooting him, or of shooting at him ; witness was not wounded ; believed that somebody -a Mrs. Robert«-was wounded on the shoulder, but not seriously hurt, simply, he believed, burnt by the powder from the pistol ; believed that the pistol went off acci- dentally. William Todd deposed that ho resides opposite to Mr. Cooper, in Raglan-street, Waterloo, and is a boot- maker ; about 10 o'clock on the night of the 10th he was in his Verandah, and heard a sound as of a row at Cooper's, and ina fewminutes afterwards three persons, Cooper, Kelly, and a young lady, who_e name he does not know, came out of the houso and stood in the verandah.; heard Kelly talking to Cooper, calling him-stoundrel, and in reply to some- thing said by Cooper said " I won't, for she is my sister ;" other words passed which witness did not hear until Kelly said, "If you don't I will shoot you," followed almost immediately by the report of a discharged pistol ; witness, saw a pistol in Kelly's hand pointed towards Cooper; as soon as Kelly uttered the threat the young lady darted between, them, and immediately after the report of the pistol the woman uttered a scream, 'and the three retired into the house ; witness crossed over and looked in at the window; he saw no one, but heard a woman moaning, and heard some i one say, " She is not much hurt ; " witness went then and reported to the police what he had seen and heard; his impression was. that Kelly was drunk. By Mr. Merriman,, for the1 defence : If Mr. Cooper has sworn that he was struggling with Kelly when the pistol went off he would dispute the statement ; when he returned with the police Cooper opened the door ; did not see Kelly then ; whether Kelly and Cooper parted on good terms witness could not say ; whether the pistol was fired accidentally witness coula not say, but he could swear that the pistol
was drawn and pointed at Cooper. Dr. Hodgson, of1, Regent-street, deposed that he was called in on Monday, night to attend at Cooper's residence upon a female who had j
been shot at£ he found a bruise at' the back of the left shoulder, but nothing had penetrated the true skin : if the pistol baa been charged with either shoti or oom the skin, must have been penetrated. The policeman in charge of the case, said that he had been unable to find the female'
referred, to, andas he wanted her evidence he asked for a' remand. Prisoner was then remanded, on hail, until Fri- day next. The Bench then allowed Mr. Cooper to make a , speech in reply to sundry statements concerning him in tho
LICENSING BUSINESS.-Applications for transfer were granted in Armstrong to M'Innery, for hotel known as Royal Albert, corner of George and Redfern streets; in W. J.
O'Brien to Gcorgo Adams, Tattersall's Hotel, Pitt-street ;, Brew to Ryan, Hand and Heart Hotel, Athlone-street,
application granted-Mr. Cahill appeared for transferrer,, and Mr. B. A. Freehill for transferreo. John Robinson to Charles Bailey, hotel known ras Engineers' Hotel, situate -in Hay-street ; granted on the application of Mr. Cahill.