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RESIDENT MAGISTRATE’S COURT

ASHBURTON— Thursday, Jax. 1

(Before Mr. F. Guinness, 8.M.) stone throwing.

M. Leahy was charged with having assaulted Mr. Bowen, by throwing stones at him on the Alford Forest Road. The prisoner pleaded “ Guilty.” Mounted Constable M'Kinnon proved bavin" arrested prisoner on the bank of the river at the Ashburton Forks, and he admitted rhe assault, but pleacied too much whiskey as the cause. He was sentenced to pay LI and costs, or a week’s imprisonment. Friday, Jax. 2. DRUNK AXD DISORDERLY. James White was fined os and costs for having been drunk and disorderly'. D. Dawson, for the same offence, was fined 20 and costs. CIVIL CASES. Fullei v. Brown.—Claim, L 37 14s Sd. Plaintiff stated he was a laborer in the employ'of Mr. W. A. Brown, of Chertscy', and die amount of wages claimed was still due. Mr. W. A. Brown, farmer, Chertsey, said be employed plaintiff to lead an entire horse, and he had given notice to him that his time would expire on New Year’s Day'. The man left cn Dec. 2Gth, and refused to give an account of what brsincss had been done by' him in connection with the horse. Defendant, in consequence, was now unable to make up his accounts. By Mr. Branson—The bargain m tins instance was that Fuller should lookafter the horse at an advance of 2s Gd per week for the season. There was no specified time for payment of wages. His agreement was at per week. His Worship said that any deduction to be made for damages sustained by defendant would have to bo brought before the Court in the form of an action for damages ; but he had no other course before him than to give judgment for plaintiff with costs. He, however, authorised the impounding of the money to enable Mr. Brown to bring a cross action for his

A Row in THE House.— There lias 1) cm an unseemly stoim in the domestic establishment of Kav.ana I Junta, who lately figured as a disUnher of the peace at Otaki, and the aid of the K.M. has been invoked on account ol one the members of the home circle, in order to have the over-demonstrative rangalira bound over to keep the peace. Hunia is beginning to find out (remarks the “ Kangitikei Advocate ,J ) as everyone else who has tried it has done, that polygamy is not conducive to peace T and harmony. No doubt he hnds it difficult enough to treat all the partners of his joy and sorrows with strictly impartial favor ; hence, the present bother.

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RESIDENT MAGISTRATE’S COURT Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 43, 3 January 1880

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