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Empire, Wed 25 Sep 1867 1

(Before the Water Police Magistrate, and Messrs M Levey, and T Dangar.)

    Samuel Stephen Marks was sentenced to be imprisoned and kept to hard labour for six months, for wilfully and obscenely exposing his person on the South Head Road.

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The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 25 Sep 1867 2


Before the Water Police Magistrate, with Mr M Levey and Mr T Dangar.
    Two persons, found drunk in the streets, were fined 5s each, or to be imprisoned two days, and Edward Jones, who whilst drunk in Phillip-street, was also disorderly. Was fined 20s, with the alternative of seven days in gaol.

    Samuel Stephen Marks, for wilful, obscene, personal exposure on the South Head Road, was committed to six months' hard labour in gaol.

    Jane Wall, 41, was brought up by police constable Bowden, charged with stealing. Prisoner had been a cook in the employ of Mr George Hill, Albion-street, Surry Hills, about two years ago. When she left a silver spoon, dessert knives, towels, sheets, napkins, &c, were missed, to the value of 30s, most of the goods were found at prisoner's house, in Gloucester-street, when a search warrant was being put in execution in reference to other property, for the stealing of which prisoner was previously committed. She elected to be tried summarily, and was sentenced to two months= hard labour in gaol, to commence after the expiration of the previous sentence.

    Thomas Kennedy appeared, on summons, charged with assaulting John Samuel Smith. Complainant stated that on Sunday evening, the 22nd instant, he found defendant, who was drunk, at his father's house (in O'Connell-street) trying to force his way up to the bedroom of his father, who is an invalid; complainant dragged him down to the doorstop, and on getting him to the gate defendant laid hold of him, and tried to bite him, but was prevented by complainant seizing him by the throat. Afterwards he said "Come on, Jack, I have it in for you." He came back and insisted on going upstairs to complainant's father, and complainant ejected him. About twenty minutes after he was found in the yard and in possession of the key of the back door. He was turned out and the gates secured. Prisoner had been in the service of Mr Smith as a groom. Fined 20s with costs. Mr Leary appeared for complainant.

    ERRATUM.— the cas of Jane Wilmot v Mary Harris—it is reported in yesterday's issue that "Wilmot struck her several blows," it should have been "Harris struck Wilmot," &c.


1  Empire, Wed 25 Sep 1867, p. 5.

2  The Sydney Morning Herald, Wed 25 Sep 1867, p. 5. Emphasis added.