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ASHBURTON—Tuesday, Feb. 3. (Before Mr. F. Guinness, R.M.) DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. John Kelly, known as “ Kelly the Rake,” pleaded guilty to the above charge, and several previous convictions were recorded against him. The Magistrate reminded the accused of his frequent visits to Court. Kelly pleaded having a harvest job to go to, but he was fined 40s. or 48 liours. ■ CIVIL CASES. Ruddick v. Passmore. —Claim, L 33 14s. 10d. Mr. O’Reilly for plaintiff; Mr. Purnell for defendant. JVIr. O’Reilly applied for an adjourment for production of a material witness, and offered to pay costs. Mr. Purnell said he must object to an adjournment. His client, Mr. Passmore, had to leave his harvest to attend this case, and it was the plaintiff’s own fault if the necessary witnesses had xiot subpoenaed. He would ask, if an adjourn ment was to be granted, that it should be for six weeks, so that harvest opei'ations would not be interfered with. His Worship agreed, and granted an adjournment, with costs against plaintiff, £4 ss. ; case to be heard on March IG. Ivess v. Weeks and Dixon. —Joseph Ivess gave evidence that the sum of was due by the firm to him, for the “Mail” sent to their office. By Mr. Purnell.—An order was left with my clex-lc for the supply of the “ Mail,” a previous account had been paid to Mr. Poyntz, my collector. Don’t know whether it was received from Mr. Weeks or from the firm. I can only speak from having received information from Poyntz and Co. when the money was paid. Mr. Ivess applied for an adjournment for half an hour for the production of a witness. His Worship regretted that such a case should come before him. It would have been much better settled out of court. He would, however, grant the adjournment. On resuming, the matter was further heard, and the plaintiff accepted a nonsuit with costs.

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RESIDENT MAGISTRATE’S COURT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 57, 5 February 1880

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RESIDENT MAGISTRATE’S COURT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 57, 5 February 1880