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MIDDLESEX COUNTY COURT, MONDAY. GAMBLING TRANSACTIONS.âAmid the vast number of knotty questions that agitate this Court, those arising out of gambling transactions formed a very prominent feature of the day, and those whose business it is to watch closely into the morality and purity of the licensing system, would have re- ceived some most beneficial hints from the observations which fell from the Learned Commissioner and the Jury yesterday. DANDO tl. GrnBINs.-The plaintiff in this case was a most remarkable looking person, and the celebrated Lawrence would have been sadly puzzled had he attempted to classify him under any peculiar species of the genus Homo for in- stanceâhe rejoiced in a most stupid-looking squint, his nose had been carried away in some sudden squall of fortune, and his mouth appeared to have received an irrecoverable twist in some rabid endeavour to bite off his left ear to complete his personal beauties, one leg was shorter than the other by a foot, and indeed he was not only very ill-looking, but he was looking very ill. Mr Commissioner Dubois-What is your demand of the defendant ? PlaintiffâJust vat I shall tell you myself d irectlY-Oh vat von schampt this man vill a be some day (Laughter.) As Toma' Moore say- He broke a' my pitcher, he spill a' my water, He kissa' my wife, and he marry my daughter." CommissionerâNow just be good enough to state what this sum of 1 Is Gd is for ? Plaintiff-All for gambling first de von shtflin go, and den de two de two and de two make four, and de two four make eight, and den de tree and de half make just lls 6d. CommissionerâAnd pray what game was this money played for ? Plaintiff-Blind hookey, my lord, and shove-halfpenny. (Laughter.) CommissionerâSwear the plaintiff-( here the plaintiff was sworn.) Now, sir, where did these gambling matters take place 1 Phinttff-Sare, in my own house a', my Loid (laughter) and he stop'd there till all his clothes was pawned and gonel CommissionerâNo doubt of it; you first get all his mo: ney away, and nobody knows better what to do with his clothes. Do you mean to say you keep a public-house 1 Plaintiff-I do, my Lord but if peoples will cample, how shall I help it? Not him only alone! 1 have de summons 'gainst four of the same ting ? Commissioner- Well then, sir, I can tell you that these gentlemen (the Jury) will not trouble themselves to enter in- to them. No encouragement i will be given here for such proceedings. The case is dismissed. Plaintiff (with a look of the most savage Jewism)- Should'nt I like to make a patgain with you, old fellows. I coult puy every body in de Court. (Laughter.) A JurymanâYes, and sell them, no doubt. Here the gambling Israelite left the Court. BROKEN GLASS.âA vast number of very stupid, but pro- bably very well-meaning landlords, are constantly in the habit of summoning individuals for broken squares of class after the tenancy has expired. In almost every case a ver- dict is given in favour of the defendant, from the inability of the plaintiff to prove whether the glass was all sound on the defendant's entering the house. A hulking-looking ex-po- liceman summoned a poor woman for the value of three squares of glass, 6s whereupon the following very knotty discussion took place :â I Mr. Dubois (to defendant)âPray in what condition was these window^ when you took possession of the alartnlents I Were they broken or cracked ? s Defendant-Why, sir, two was brokeand one was cracked ? A Juryman-And pray dont you call a cracked window a broken one ? Defendant-In course I doesn't. Now lookee year a thing wols broke has, as a natteial consequence, got a piece out on it, and wot aint broke, you know, harn't have no piece out on it. I reglerly agrees as how the vindeys was crackcd but they was never broken. (Shouts of laughter). CommissionerâThen you draw a very delicate distinction between cracked and broken? n DefendentâVy to be sure, and karn't you, as has been sottin on that ere seat sichawhilel Nowj fiinstence is hegg broke wot'sonly cracked, haye? and if so be as a'hepc aict't nothin worser for being cracked, vy how can a vindVr be â >. I puts it to any body, and to that ere hintellieent aed goodlooking Jury. (Cousiderable laughter). The Jury, after a short cowultttion, dismitied the can,