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ufferings of a Jury.

‘T~ w A |iat )W | n g account of the sufferings of j ur y } locked up at Patea recently, , e cause they were unable to agree, u given by the local paper, which sai No refreshment came from %|kudge : s order, it being nobody’s q|siness to attend to it, as usual. Stne jurors begged of the constable to fa;h them a loaf, or a live sucking pig 0 r anything eatable, for which they Mendered money j they**®*, begged to haw over-coats fetched, from | the hotel; but that officer • would hot budge from *the floor for ■>«nything*‘le*» ,r than an. earthquake men cooped up in a 4naU with three' chairs • They could not all sitatocej . i the floor at. once.-;.-stand, and were closey packed at that 1 Hat pegs were fey«lse tHeji have hung themseleS ; 1 Oh£ ! * jib'tdr 1 ’* fell asleep on the fable,' ahd' When he fe woke found he fitting q gum and was fct- neaiup tbe window aai woke iwitha stiff neck, I-. A third tried » sit on the. “ cold ” fire, J| but found a Ijht had jpSt beert applied *' ® The coal-bx served him. Four M squatted on f he floor playing uards, when they -tad been euchred.Mhayd Wk stood up to make room for another card party. S, the jurors had to^uat* h || down or in relief there not being though room foralUpj 1* lie on the floor ai once. At daylight j.| the constable entend and threw water;: on the fire, which lirury u to the Statute in r thatcase made'shd” 71 provided. 1 Jlirofa iaplored him to«fr| bring a drink of water, but he only remarked they ought- to have agfeedj || on their verdict, and not sand out on a trifle like that. Such vrL the freat-'- v g ment of these jurors, and su& was the |j; sumptuous arrangements of > jury-room.” We learn, the same paper that the judge, ptr matter being brought under notions the next day, said that he ordered refreshmetffe fo be supjjliedTd and this ought to have- beetv' dbnte v ' l; lu Jf appeared there had been some mis- ■f" management, .which* he-boped ufouki *1 not occur agaiiv^^^^ mmmr ;

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 340, 10 May 1881

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ufferings of a Jury. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 340, 10 May 1881