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Evening News, Sat 22 Nov 1890 1

YESTERDAY’S COURTS.
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WATER.


    Frederick Livermore, 27, steward, was accused of offending against decency in George-street north. He was remanded until next Monday, being allowed bail—himself in £20, and a surety for a like amount. The latter was promptly produced.

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Evening News, Tue 25 Nov 1890 2

WORTH OF THE LASH.
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    A young man named Frederick Livermore was brought up at the Water Police Court yesterday, charged before Mr Abbott, SM, with having offended against decency in a public place off George-street. The offence was described as a particularly bad one, and His Worship stated that if he had another magistrate with him he would suggest that the defendant should be sentenced to 48 hours’ imprisonment and a flogging; but as it was he said he would commit him for trial at the next Quarter Sessions, adding that he was liable to 14 years’ imprisonment. He allowed bail—the defendant in £100, and two sureties for £50 each, or one in £100.

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The Daily Telegraph, Tue 25 Nov 1890 3

POLICE.
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    At the Central Court yesterday, Mr AM Fisher, SM, disposed of one of the heaviest days’ business which has been before the court for many months—84 cases, many of them, of course, of a trivial character, being heard. Owen Jones (55) was sentenced to three weeks’ gaol for begging alms in Sussex-street on Saturday. George Nugent (55) was sent to gaol for six months, with hard labor, for being an idle and disorderly person and having no lawful visible means of support. Edward Joseph Norris was fined £2, or 21 days’ gaol, for having assaulted William John Bedson. Patrick Hinds (30), a saddler, was remanded till Friday on bail of £100, on a charge of having stolen a horse and cab, the property of Michael Russell, value £65. The case was in the hands of Detective Keatinge, Senior-sergeant Collins and Constable Rae, no evidence being taken.

    Frederick Livermore, a respectable looking young man, was charged at the Water Police Court yesterday with committing an act of gross indecency, [exposure to George Hardwick ], in a lane of George-street. Mr Abbot said that if another magistrate were sitting with him on the bench he would certainly recommend that the prisoner be sentenced to 48 hours’ imprisonment and a flogging. Under the circumstances he would commit him for trial at the next Quarter Sessions, where he would be liable to a sentence of 14 years’ penal servitude. Bail was allowed, self £100 and two sureties of £50 each.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 25 Nov 1890 4

POLICE.
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    Captain Fisher, SM, presided at the Central Police Court yesterday, and disposed of an unusually large number of cases. Edward Joseph Norris, having assaulted William John Bedson, was fined £2, in default 21 days’ imprisonment. Frank Bowens, 26, was remanded for a week on a charge of having assaulted and robbed one Hugh McLaughlin. Patrick Hinds, 30, a saddler, on a charge of having stolen a cab and horse, valued at £65, the property of Michael Russell, was remanded until Friday. Bail was allowed. Owen Jones, 55, having begged alms in Sussex-street, was sentenced to three weeks’ imprisonment. Arthur Francis Harrison, 24, a clerk, was remanded till Thursday, on bail, on a charge of having stolen a pocket book containing about £15 from the person of Thomas Power. About 70 trivial cases were dealt with.

    Mr TK Abbott, SM, presided in the Charge Division of the Water Police Court; and Mr B Lee, SM, disposed of the business in the Summons Division. Ernest Kennedy, 20, a painter, charged with having used obscene language in Oxford-street, was fined £3, with the alternative of two months in gaol. For the same offence in Forbes-street, Walter Martin, 27, a labourer, was similarly dealt with. John Stanley, 20, a plumber, pleaded guilty to having unlawfully assaulted William Whelan, and was sentenced to six months in gaol, with hard labour. Thomas Wilson, a youth, was found guilty of having stolen, in company with another, from the dwelling of Miss Hedwig Fossex, cutlery valued at £2. The arrest was made by Senior-constable Beadman and Constable Carson. Prisoner was sentenced to 14 days’ hard labour.

    Fred Livermore was charged with having offended against decency in a public place off George-street. The offence was altered from one under the Towns Police Act to one under the Criminal Law Amendment Act . Mr Abbott, in committing the prisoner for trial at the Quarter Sessions, said that the offence was so disgusting that if he could have got another magistrate to join him he would have sentenced the accused to 48 hours’ imprisonment and ordered him to receive 30 lashes. Bail was allowed, himself in £100 and two sureties in £50 each.

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The Daily Telegraph, Thu 18 Dec 1890 5

QUARTER SESSIONS.
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17.
(Before Judge Backhouse.)

    Mr WL Merewether prosecuted on behalf of the Crown.

CASES FOR TO-DAY.

    William Dwyer, embezzlement, two charges; Frederick Livermore, indecent exposure.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 18 Dec 1890 6

METROPOLITAN QUARTER SESSIONS.
WEDNESDAY.
(Before his Honor Judge Backhouse.)

    Mr WL Merewether appeared for the Crown.

CASES FOR TO-DAY.

    The following cases have been set down for hearing to-day:—William Dwyer, embezzlement, two charges; Frederick Livermore, indecency.

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The Daily Telegraph, Fri 13 Feb 1891 7

LAW.
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QUARTER SESSIONS.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 12.
(Before Judge MacFarland.)

CASES FOR TO-DAY.

    James Wilson, housebreaking (two charges); Kate Morgan, larceny and receiving (two charges); Edward Booth, indecent assault; Peter Clune, William Gaisker, James Clune and Arthur Hoberley, breaking and entering, &c; and Frederick Livermore, indecent conduct.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 13 Feb 1891 8

METROPOLITAN QUARTER SESSIONS.
THURSDAY.
(Before his Honor Judge McFarland.)

    Mr WL Merewether prosecuted on behalf of the Crown.

CASES FOR TO-DAY.

    James Wilson, housebreaking (two charges); Kate Morgan, larceny and receiving (two charges); Edward Booth, assault; Peter Clune, William Gaisker, James Clune and Arthur Hoberley, breaking and entering; Frederick Livermore, lewdness.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 24 Feb 1891 9

    As soon as his honor Mr Justice Innes took his seat as a member of the Full Court yesterday, he mentioned that a letter had been addressed to him by plaintiff in the action Oakley v. McMillan. the Court last week reserved judgment in the case, and plaintiff wishes to place before the Judges who tried it certain facts which, through what he described as the “oversight on the part of his barristers,” were not sufficiently elicited to enable the Court to correctly judge the merits. His Honor said he had not read the letter beyond the introductory paragraph; but his brother Judges who sat in the case with him concurred in saying that it was a most improper communication to send to a Judge upon a matter then pending for judgment.

    The Attorney-General has directed that no further proceedings be taken against Frederick Livermore, indicted at the current Sydney Quarter Sessions for an alleged indecent offence. The jury disagreed after evidence had been taken at the last hearing.

    At the Central Criminal Court yesterday his Honor Mr Justice Windeyer passed sentence upon George Wilson, aged 15½ years, and Emanuel Elfson, aged 12 years, who pleaded guilty last week to charges of assault and housebreaking respectively. The lads were released to the care of Mr [Sydney] Maxted, Inspector of Charitable Institutions, for terms of 12 months, during which time they must appear for sentence if called upon.

    William Nesbitt pleaded guilty to a charge of obtaining goods by false pretences, and was sentenced to two years’ imprisonment.

    Dr Oswald Keating pleaded not guilty to a charge of assault preferred against im, and alleged in defence that he was the victim of a conspiracy. The trial will be continued this morning.

 


1   Evening News, (Sydney, NSW), Sat 22 Nov 1890, p. 6.

2   Evening News, (Sydney, NSW), Tue 25 Nov 1890, p. 6.

3   The Daily Telegraph, Tue 25 Nov 1890, p. 3. Emphasis added.

4   The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 25 Nov 1890, p. 3. Emphasis added.

5   The Daily Telegraph, Thu 18 Dec 1890, p. 3. Emphasis added.

6   The Sydney Morning Herald, Thu 18 Dec 1890, p. 4. Emphasis added.

7   The Daily Telegraph, Fri 13 Feb 1891, p. 3. Emphasis added.

8   The Sydney Morning Herald, Fri 13 Feb 1891, p. 3. Emphasis added.

9   The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 24 Feb 1891, p. 5. Emphasis added.