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ASHBU RTON. -To-day. (Before his Worship the Mayor and Mr C. P. Cox, J.P.) Drunkenngs-l—A' first offender was dismissed with a caution. Alleged Breach of Pound Regulations.—Thomas Magee was charged with a breach of the Pound regulations by letting out twenty-one head of cattle from the Waterton Pound. Mr Branson appeared for the defendant, and pleaded not guilty. It appeared from the evidence of the ponndkeoper and that of his sons that the defendant made himself responsible for the cattle by signing his name in the poundkeeper’a book, “under protest.” On this ground, and also on the ground that no one saw Mr Magee release the cattle, and that therefore some other person might have released them, Mr Branson asked that the case might be dismissed. The Bench dismissed the case, ordering Mr Magee to pay the usual fees, which, Mr Branson pointed out, he was perfectly willing to do. Obscene Language. —Mary Mansion, a married woman, was charged with using obscene language to Eliza Gill. On the application of ilia police the case was adjourned for a week. CIVIL CASES. Sullivan v. King.—Claim, Ll 6 10s. Mr Branson for plaintiff, Mr Wilding for defendant. Plaintiff deposed to selling to defendant, about the 2tth February last, one bay mare. The price was LlB, 30s of which had been paid, the balance being still due and owing. Defendant got the mare without a guarantee of any sort. He had known her for twelve months before purchasing, and after buying had made no complaint about her.—By Mr Wilding: Bought the mare at Mr Grigg’s sale, for LlB, and had her for two years. Did not tell defendant that she was subject to fits, although he had told him that* he (defendant) knew the animal was not sound. Had told him the mare was a good trotter. Defendant wanted to return the mare “ because she was subject to fits.”—The defendant’s case was that the defendant bought the mare on trial. He was to have her for three or four months, and if she did not give satisfaction she was to be returned at the expiration of that time.—Judgment for plaintiff, with costs. A few other cases were disposed of, but they were of no public interest. The Court then rose.

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RESIDENT MAGISTRATE’S COURT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 700, 28 July 1882

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RESIDENT MAGISTRATE’S COURT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 700, 28 July 1882

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