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RESIDENT MAGISTRATE’S COURT.

♦ {! Tuesday, May 11. (Before Mr. F. Guinness, R.M.) MUZZLE THOSE DOGS. James Henderson was charged with suffering a ferocious dog to be at large on the 4th May last, Mr Henderson did not deny the charge, and on his consenting to destroy the animal, his Worship inflicted the minimum penalty of 10s. Charles Russell was also charged with allowing a ferocious dog to be at large unmuzzled ; there was also an accusation against the dog of biting a son of Mr. A. Orr. Mr. Dolman, who had charge of the dog, appeared in the place of defendant. As there was no evidence to convict without putting the lad. in the witness-box, and as Mr. Orr objected to the lad being put on oath, on account of his tender age, his Worship dismissed the charge. OBSTRUCTING THE THOROUGHFARE. C. 0. Fooks did not appear to answer a charge of allowing two horses to be tethered in a public place, to the obstruction of traffic, on the 7th May last. Constable Daly deponed to seeing the horses tethered on Mona square, and impounding the animals. Fined 10s. and costs. DRUNK AND DISORDERLY. James Macintyro pleaded guilty to the above charge, and was fined ss. CIVIL CASES. Sprott v. McHarvey.—Claim, L 47 ss. Gd. Mr. Branson for plaintiff. Judgment by default for amount and costs, L 4 4s. Hewitt v. Bates and Baldwin. —This summons was enlarged for fourteen days, to allow of the summons being served on Bates, who was supposed to be in Christchurch. The Court then,adjourned.

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RESIDENT MAGISTRATE’S COURT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 1, Issue 99, 13 May 1880

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