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ASHBURTON. —To-Day. (Before his Worship the Mayor.) An Old Offender. Mary Ann Nugent, better known as “ Port Wine Annjm” was charged with vagrancy, and with iqdecent exposure of person. There was rquite a list of previous convictions against her, and being a habitual drunkard and vagrant, she was sent to gaol for nine months, with hard labor. Indecency. —E ichard Wood w r as charged with indecent exposure, and after evidence had been heard, he was found guilty, and was sentenced to two months’ imprisonment, with hard labor. Drcnk and Disorderly. —James Balony was charged with having been drunk and disorderly yesterday. He admitted the charge, and was sent to prison for 14 days, failing the payment cf a fine of LI. A Trio of Drunks. —George Colley was fined 5s for a drunken spree, and Jeremiah Daly, who had been at this sort of thing before, was fined LI. Donald O’Brien owned up to the same offence without any equivocation, and was lot off with a caution, on the payment of Is 6d that his carriage to the lock-up cost.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 338, 7 May 1881

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RESIDENT MAGISTRATE’S COURT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 338, 7 May 1881