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ASHBURTON.— To-dat. (Before Mr N. Wood, R.M.) Assaulting A Female— William Robinson was brought up, on remand, charged with this offence.—The evidence showed accused was intoxicated at the time, and he was fined 20s and costs. 3 Wife Desertion. —Samuel Timmo was charged as above. The police stated that the warrant which had been issued for accused’s arrest had since been cancelled, and he was therefore discharged. Furious Driving. —Alexander Clarke, for this offence, was fined 10s, and costs,,

Breach op Railway Regulations.— Hebden Rainey was charged with having assaulted Michael Maloney, a railway official, whilst in the execution of his duty. He was also , charged with being drunk on the bridge; both cases were heard together. Mr Ireland appeared on behalf of the defendant.—The evidence showed that the defendant, leading a horse, attempted:to pass over the railway bridge over the Ashburton river whilst in an intoxicated 7 state, and oh being prevented by complainant, struck him, and picked up a stone, threatening to dash his brains out.—The defendant swore that he was not intoxicated, and that ho had only three glasses of beer oh the date in question.—His son gave corroborative evidence.—His Worship considered the charge of drunkenness proven, and inflicted a fine of 20s. . CIVIL OASES. Rose warns v. Drew.—Claim Ll 6 16s. Mr Purnell for the plaintiff. The claim was for balance of rent due, and’ on purchase money of a garden crop. After hearing the evidence in the case, his Worship gave judgment for the plaintiff, for LlO 10s, and costs L2, Scott v. Waldron—Claim, L2lss, value of property purchased by plaintiff from defendant and not delivered.—Mr Purnell appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr Crisp for the defendant. —The evidence showed that the defendant was a cab-driver in Ashburton. Some three months ago, when leaving here, he offered to the plaintiff a set of single harness, which he purchased. Defendant, however, said that a portion of the harness—viz., some breastplates and a rug—was packed ready to take to Timaru, and that, to prevent having to unpack, he would forward these articles from Timaru. —The defendant alleged that the Jset of harness was complete without the articles mentioned in the plaint, but admitted that he had promised to give them to the plaintiff. They were not part of the harness sold to plaintiff. —His Worship gave j udgment for plaintiff for LI 5s and costs, 10s 6d. TEMUKA. —Monday. (Before J. Nugent Wood, Esq., R.M., and Samuel D. Barker, Esq., J.P.) Police Case. —A case of drunkenness against Charles Hawkins came before the Bench. After hearing the evidence of the police, he was discharged with a caution. civil cases. Samuel Kirkpatrick v. A. Prentin — Claim, L 4, balance of an agreement over the transfer of a piece of land, &c. From the evidence of the plaintiff there was a title to be given, but the defendant had not applied for it, and after some questions were put to the plaintiff by defendant, his Worship granted a non-suit in the case.

Bradley v. Michael Scanlan —Claim, L 5 18s 6d. No appearance of defendant. Judgment for amount claimed and costa, lls.

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RESIDENT MAGISTRATE’S COURT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 370, 14 June 1881

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RESIDENT MAGISTRATE’S COURT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 370, 14 June 1881

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