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[per press association.] Criminal.

Auckland, Yesterday. , At the Supreme Court to-day Pusiki, of Napier, for wounding with intent, was sentenced to three months; Taraate Tongate Ware, for entering and stealing from the premises of Chas. Bell, at Churchill, received three months. Thomas Sims pleaded “ Guilty ” to unlawfully wounding Annie Carline at Riverhead, and was sentenced to three years’ imprisonment. The Grand Jury returned a true bill in the libel case Hurst y. Wickham. At the criminal sessions F. H. Shepherd, on five charges of larceny, was sentenced to a year. He is far gone in consumption. Edwd. Foster, for robbery at the Kamo Hotel, was sentenced to eighteen months. John Mulhern, aged fourteen, late of Industrial Horae, was also sentenced to eighteen months, but is to be liberated on his recognizances if any settler will take charge of him. Fumigation. The fumigation of the Hero’s mails was completed to-day, and the bags brought to town. The Harbor Board recommend, that to expedite the dispatch of the mails a new fumigating house be erected at the wharf at Motuihihi. Railway ExtensionThe railway line through from Auckland to Helensville opens on the 18th. Drowned. John Olof Petersen, of Manga wai, was drowned by falling into the water while in an epileptic fit. Sudden Death. A man named John Houghan James died suddenly. The Shooting Case. Thames, Yesterday. An inquest was held this afternaon on the body of a boy named Brickley, who was shot in a rifle gallery a few days ago, and who died this morning. The affair caused a great sensation here, and the owner of the gallery was severely censured in the matter. The boy was looking on at the firing, when the proprietor, a colored man, named Clement, playfully pointed a gun, an American pea rifle, at him. The hammer of the weapon being defective, it went off, shooting the boy in the left breast. The blood spurted out, and the little fellow was conveyed to the hospital. Several attempts were made tojextract the bullet, which was only the size of a pea, but without success. A post mortem examination revealed the fact that it had pierced the left lung, and the doctors think that it lodged in the muscles of the back. The general impression here is that the owner of the gallery would be held responsible for the boy’s life, but the jury returned a verdict of “ Accidental Death,” with a rider deprecating the use of such weapons in public places. Public feeling on the matter is very high, and probably something more will be heard of the affair shortly. Supreme Court. Wellington, Yesterday. In the Supreme Court, Jesse Thompson, for assault, and Henry Ferris, for larceny as a bailee, were each sentenced to six months’ hard labor. The Court adjourned until Monday next, when the charge against Whitelaw, late Superintendent of the Lunatic Asylum, for illtreating patients, will be heard. Missing Jewellery. Nelson, To-day. At the inquest on the fire at Mr Jago’s house the jury returned a verdict that it was accidentally burned. It was sought to be shown that the case of jewellery insured in the Liverpool and London office for LIOO had not been burned, and Mr Jago and his son both agreed that the heat was not sufficient to destroy the jewellery, but both swore to not having been able to find the goods, or any trace of them, since the fire. A Nice Member. Dunedin, Yesterday. A resident of Invercargill was fined L 5 to-day for drunkenness in a railway carriage. It was stated that accused was a member of the Licensing Bench. Moritzou’a Case. Dunedin, To-day. The petitioners in Moritzon’s case have been informed that the Governor cannot consider their petition, so long as the case is before the Supreme Court, but when the charges have been dealt with, the petition will be considered.

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TELEGRAMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 388, 6 July 1881

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TELEGRAMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 388, 6 July 1881

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