Clutha Leader, Rōrahi III, Putanga 120, 27 Whiringa-ā-nuku 1876, Page 5
October 25} 1876. (Before J. P. Maitland; Esq.-, RM.) Muir v. M'lnnfes. — This was a charge of rescuing a coW from tbe Kaitangata Pound, which Was adjourned last Court-day to allow of proof being given Of the appointment of the pound ai>d pound-keeper.— Mr G. Inglis, Chairman of the Matau B,oad Board, explained that the Board had asked the Government to appoint the pound and the pound-keeper, bat on account of the indisposition of the Under-Secretary, a delay had arisen in the matter. He believed, however, that the appointment would appear in the Gazette that day. — His Worship explained that a pound had to be proclaimed and a poundkeeper appointed by his Honor the Superintendent; The Hoad Board had no power: to appoint either, hut simply to appoint a party to impound cattle which n^ghi be found straying upon the district road.i; He explained that any
owner or occupier of onclosed ground had a right to impound cattle upon his own ground, upoii giving the requisite notice to the owners of the* cattle. In the present case, as there was rits proof of a pound or pound-keeper, tho casO would be dismissed.— On the application Of Mr Taylor, who appeared for .the defendant, ohd guinea professional costs was allowed. Police v. Gilchrist.— Assault; ln this cast} Mr Henderson said defendant had apologised tb the informant, who had agreed to withdraw rhd case and pay all costs. Bain v. Knox.— Claim of £3 12s, for goods supplied. Judgment by default. Smith v. Whitney.— Claim of £3 17s, fof goods supplied. Defendant admitted the clairtij for w hich judgment was given, with costs. Th 6 Court then adjourned.