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Thomas Grosvenor was charged with stoaling351hs. of fat, the property of Mr. Langdon a hutchur, in George-street. The man was em- ployed in Mr. L.'s slaughter-house, and was met at six o'clock in the morning in Bathurst-streot, by O'Meara, tho conductor, with tho fat in hi» posses
«An; wlïû knowing: ' liírai toiliavo, bßon'iroctfntly.j -charged hy his master with a similar oflbnno,'took I him into custody. He ondeavourod to persuado the Bondi that ho found it, but his story heim» discre- dited, he was sent for throo months to an iron gang.
A woman respectably dressed was fined in the sum of five shillings, for hoing found in n state of intoxication in tho Supreme Court on Tuesday, or,
as the worthy magistrate expressed it, " in tho jaws
of the lion."
William Maun, of Concord, nppoared on a sum- mons issued against him at the instauro of Lewis, the aclivo constahlo of Longbottom, for being drunk, and in that state, on Saturday last, driving his cart most furiously on tho Parramiitta-road, to the groat danger of every passenger, and by going from sido to sido, intercepting tho coach in its pi ogress. The testimony of Lowis was fully corroborated by a gentleman nnmi>d Allon, who stated, that after* pussing the stn go at the utmost spood ,of his hoiso, ho lepeatedly moved fromono side of the road to the other, placing it and the passengers theronn in tho utmost poril, waving his hand, shouting, and other- wise conducting Iii m sol f willi tho grossest impro- priety, overy enrt, coach, and pedestrian being obliged to consult its safoty by a precipitnto flight. The Bench, in pursuanoo of tho'powers vested in them for tho protection of, the public under such circumstances, fined him in the sum of twenty shillings, to ether with the costs, or bo confined in gaol for threo months. We aro gratified to sou tho determination of tho Bench to visit this flagrant and dangerous piactice with exemplary punishment.
A case of some public interest, being tho oflirst tho sort that has boen mado> tho subject of Magis- terial enquiry, since the pussing of the recent Act of Council on the subject, was investigated at tho Police Office, on Wednesday« las», 'before Messrs. Rossi and Busby, J. Pi" Mr.','Samuel Iladdon, of Kont-slroot, was summonsed for entertaining and harbouiiug the hired, free, servant of Mr. Gruhain, a settler on tho North Shore. It appeared in ovi deneo that the girl, who is the step-daughter of a Serjeant in the l~th Regiment, not liking hor resi- dence in tho hush, absconded and representing her- self to bo entirely free, Iladdon engagtd hor in his service. In themcantime her friends remained en- tirely ignorant of her retreat, and after a lapse of some days being met bj' hor father, he was led to the house of tho defendant, who refused to deliver lier up against her own will. The Bench repri- manded Haddon for persevering "in an opposition between father mid daughter, and declining to re- turn her to her lawful service, 'and fined him in the sum of ¿£5, in compliance with that section of the Act which providesl that " if any person shall knowingly employ any hirod servant whatsoover, ho or they shall, upon conviction, before one or moro Justice or Jintie.es of the Pence, bo subjected to a fine of not less than ^5 or more than ,¿20."
Mr. Christopher Flynn, landlord of tho.Bce-hivo public houso, was fined in tho sum of ¿¿5, and 33. 9.1. coats, on account of a robbery having been committed in his houso. It appeared that on ouo of the wot days last week, some of tho Cai ter's Barrack prisoners went into Mr. Flynn's tap-room, and part of thom contrived to rob one of thai»* com- panions named Bourke, of some money, if ho is himself to bo believed, to the amount of Jula. Tho landlord stated, that at the time when the'rohhery was alleged to have been committed, ho vras en- gaged in the yard at the back ol the house loading a diay, and on being informed of it, instantly hastened in, and secured sucJi of the mon as had not gone away, till the arrival of a constable.
That well known character of facetious renown, best known as Billy Blue, was fined twenty-3i'x dollars, for having a prisoner of the crown harboured in his houso, after the prescribed hours at night.
Ann Richards, spinster, charged Ellen Brennan, married, with throwing stones at her hou3e, and bones at" her person, with no less au intent than to demolish both her houso, herself, her mother, and all the generation, as she told the gentleman who defended her adversary. The Bench having exer- cised their patience for a considerable period during which the ladies' kept the court in a roar of laugh- ter, ordered Mrs. Brennan, to find securities to
keep tho peace.