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THE MAGUIRE CASE
Yesterday the case of T. Maguire, convicted of assault and battery on Professor Macdougall, came up in the Police Court. Maguire's counsel asked for the dismissal of the prisoner on the grounds that more than forty-eight hours had elapsed since he was convicted, and he could not therefore legally be sentenced. The Court took the matter under advisement till Thursday next. The case may possibly be carried to the Supreme Court; if so, the expenses will probably be more than five or six hundred dollars, which would be the utmost limit of the fine -- but the fine has to be paid in ready money.
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