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ASHBH RTON. —To-day. (Before Mr, Nugent Wood, R. VI.) DRUNK. A first offender was find fis. for being drunk. LARCENY. Edward Fitzgerald was charged with the larceny from a till of El 3s, fid. Stephens, waiter at the Somerset, said that on Saturday prisoner was in tho bar, and, in tho temporary absence of witness, went to the till and stole the money. Ho was caught in the act by witness. Prisoner said he had never been in Court before, and was drunk when the offence charged against him was committed. He was sent to Addington gaol for fourteen days. STRAY CATTLE. George Kidd was charged with allowing a cow and calf to wander at large in Cameron street on the 18th December. Mr. Kidd said the animals ran in the Domain paddock, which ho rented, and they were brought from the paddock home to be milked, and then taken back again. Brown, the Borough foreman, said the ahimals had fed on the road for an hour. Mr. Kidd was fined 6s. and costs. John Hepburn was charged with allowing a cow to be at large in Burnett street. He pled not guilty. The Foreman Brown was again the witness, and swore to finding tho cow in Burnett street. Mr. Hepburn said Brown was'in tho habit of hunting the cows, and would go tho length of taking them out of the yard. His Worship said it was evident tho qqw wasn’t taken but of tho yard this time, and accused woe fined 55., and 7s. costs. Accused should complain to the Borough Council if Browp took his qows from Ijig yard. " i

.CIVIL CASES. M‘Ooo v. Poyptz and Co —Mr. Ferryman, of the firm of Pgynt# an cl Go., apr plied for an adjournment, as, owing to the Supremo Court being now in session in Christchurch, their solicitor was unable to attend. His Worship granted an adjournment till Friday, costa L 3 11s., to be paid by defendants. Stephens v. Wilkie.—Claim L 5. Tliis case was for the illegal impounding of a horse on tho racecourse. Mr O’Reilly for plaintiff; Mr. Branson for defendant. Spencer Stephens deponed that on tho ,10th December, lie had attended the trotting matches, and had tethered his horse on the shingle reserve. The animal was taken to the‘saddling paddock and a charge was mafic gf 4s. ,Gd. for impounding and damages. Ho had brought the action in consequence, and he had to walk two miles to the pound to get his horse. He estimated the wrong done to him at L 5.

By Mr. Bransoh—l paid 4s. fid. to the poundkeeper. Knew tho poundkeeper had tho horse on the course, and I did not tender any money to him until 1 went to the pound. His Worship said he had no sympathy with plaintiff as he had tied his horse on land he had no right to. Judgment would be given for the 2s. fid. paid into court, plaintiff to pay costs. Welsh v. Murray. Adjourned till Fiiday. . McLeod v. Mutch. Adjourned till Friday.

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RESIDENT MAGISTRATE’S COURT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 233, 4 January 1881

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RESIDENT MAGISTRATE’S COURT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 233, 4 January 1881

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