Article image

Personating a Detective. —A man named Marshall was on Thursday sent to gaol for six weeks by the Christchurch K.M. for personating a detective with a view to intimidating a young girl who had been walking in the Christchurch Domain with her sweetheart. Accused was a married man, but had taken this course with an improper object. The girl, however, though in great fear of the possible consequences to her own character that would ensue were the supposed detective to charge her and her male friend with immorality in the Domain, rejected the overtures made by Marshall, and succeeded in having him apprehended and brought before the court. The young man had also organised a band of friends to give prisoner “ a hammering ” in the event of no case having been made by the police. Augustus, on reading the account of the murder of a woman, declared that the man who would kill a woman must be a veritable fiend. “ Why, Gas! ’ exclaimed his sister, ‘ ‘ i thought you’d prided yourself on being a lady-killer ever since your moustache took root.” Augustus was silent.

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

Bibliographic details

Page 4 Advertisements Column 2, Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 10, 18 October 1879

Word Count

Page 4 Advertisements Column 2 Ashburton Guardian, Volume I, Issue 10, 18 October 1879

  1. New formats

    Papers Past now contains more than just newspapers. Use these links to navigate to other kinds of materials.

  2. Hierarchy

    These links will always show you how deep you are in the collection. Click them to get a broader view of the items you're currently viewing.

  3. Search

    Enter names, places, or other keywords that you're curious about here. We'll look for them in the fulltext of millions of articles.

  4. Search

    Browsed to an interesting page? Click here to search within the item you're currently viewing, or start a new search.

  5. Search facets

    Use these buttons to limit your searches to particular dates, titles, and more.

  6. View selection

    Switch between images of the original document and text transcriptions and outlines you can cut and paste.

  7. Tools

    Print, save, zoom in and more.

  8. Explore

    If you'd rather just browse through documents, click here to find titles and issues from particular dates and geographic regions.

  9. Need more help?

    The "Help" link will show you different tips for each page on the site, so click here often as you explore the site.