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ACCIDENTS AND OFFENCES,

An old man named Philip Muirhead was charged in ' the Central Police Court yesterday with an unusual kind of larceny. It appeared that, in con- sequence of a complaint made at the Criminal Investigation Office, Ser- geant Johnston went to a house at Enog- gera occupied by a Mrs. Plnnemore, and In a room used by the accused found a bag of lump soap, used for scouring purposes, and weighing about 50tb., also a piece of leather, belonging to Mr.* Peate. Accused waa found by the sergeant in a paddock, and admitted his guilt. He asked permission to'cut his throat with a razor, which was promptly taken from him, and the request refused. The policeman was even impervious to I«} excuse that the leather had been taken to make a wedding presont of a pair of tan shoes for a young lady. Tho poor old man, who looked more a subject for [Dunwich than prison, was remanded till Friday.

In the Central Police Court yesterday, before Mr. Pinnock, P.M., and Mr. J. ,T. Ball, J.P., seven persons, charged with drunkenness, wero discharged. For the same offence Michael Cronin was fined 10s., or twelve hours, James O'Neill and James Boyle, 5s., or imprisonment till the rising of the court, and John Brand 5s., or six hours. Charles-Anderson, for using ob- scene language, was fined £2, or one month. William Taylor, for being drunk while in charge of a horse and cab, was fined £1, or soven days. Teresa Wren, charged with disorderly conduct, was fined £2, or forty eight hours, and, for obscene language, £2, or fourteen days. For disorderly conduct William Moran was fined 5s., or six hours, and Charles Swinson, pleading guilty to ob- scene language, was fined £2, or seven days.

At the South Brisbane Police Court yester- day, before Mr. W. Harris, J.P., Walter O'Hara, charged with breaking and eni tering a house at Oxley, and stealing a port- manteau, containing clothing» the property

of Noal Woods, was remanded till TJiurs-' day, after evidence of arrest had been beard. Samuel Griffith, charged with the larceny of a clock, the property of Margaret Seplch, was remanded till next day.

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