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RESIDENT MAGISTRATE'S COURT

ASHBURTON— To-day. (Before H. 0. 8. Baddeley, Esq., R.M.) LiRGENY. —Edward Martin, charged with the larceny of LlO from Malcolm Brown, was remanded till Friday next. Furio s Riding. —John Cargill was charged with having furiously ridd n * horse in East street, on March II —Mr Purnell appeared for the accused.—William Morse, a railway employee, said that on the day mentioned in the information his attention had been attracted by “ a man giving another a furious hiding with a horse whip.” Subsequently one of the men galloped away at a great pace.— F. Vernazani corroborated the evidence of the former witness. He recognised the accused as the man who had galloped away from the other. To Purnell: Witness was about lOOyardsaway from the scene of the assault. He could

not speak positively as to the pace at which accused was riding. He had not laid the present information.—Henry Stephenson said that he had seen one man pursuing another in East street, 'they were both on horseback, and one was assaulting another with a horsewhip The affray took place opposite the

Moore street crossing. The men were riding close together until the assailant loat hia hat and stopped to pick it up ; the accused then rode away at a smart pace. —To Mr Purnell: Witness could not say at what pace the accused was ti ling. He was attacked by the other man and natur-

ally rode away smartly.—Mr Parnell having addressed the Bench, the Magistrate briefly referred to the extraordinary character of the case, and dismissed the charge. No Visible Lawful Means of Soppoet. —William de Clair was charged with having no visible lawful means of support. —P. K. Hill, landlord of the Somerset Hotel, said that on April 4 the accused had gone to his hotel and incurred an account of 27s for board and lodging. He had left during the absence of witness without paying the account.—William Napier, barman of the Ashburton hotel, said that the accused had obtained board at the Ashburton Hotel. He asked for his account, and while it was being prepared, left without paying the amount.— Thomas Richmond, landlord of the Hinds hotel, testified that the accused had obtained board and lodging at the Hindhope hotel, and left his account unpaid as in the other cases.—Constable Neil said he had seen the accused at the Rangitata Hotel, and had subsequently arrested him at the Orari Hotel. At the time of the arrest the accused was playing the piano in the front room of the hotel. He had no money or luggage, “ not even a walk ing stick,” and had left his accounts at the different hotels unpaid. Accused said he would give witness LlO to let him go, and afterwards asked the constable to make it as “ soft as possible ” for him. The accused was ordered to be imprisoned for two months. Drunkenness. H. 0. Ford was charged with having been helplessly drunkjin Moore street on Saturday last. The accused was remanded to Addington for seven days for medical treatment.

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RESIDENT MAGISTRATE'S COURT, Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1513, 14 April 1885

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RESIDENT MAGISTRATE'S COURT Ashburton Guardian, Volume V, Issue 1513, 14 April 1885

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