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Tho "New Zealand Times" <hus describes the eoeue In Court when tho Agnewa were up before Mr Robinson the otber day : —Wbeu callod upon to pl<ai, Mrs Agnew said she was not go'Ly ; *,ho wanted to make a statement. The hueband, however, wai not content with snob a concise answer, and prooeeded to mako a wild abusive attack upon tbe Magistrate (Mr Robinson) and Sir Harry Aikioeoii. They (bimselt and hia wlf«*) had been illegally robbed ; and if Sir Harry Atkinson was an honorable man, be would not see them there. Sir Harry had brought the Oolony to a state of depression and insolvency. " Two Sootchmen," he said, "committed suiolde In one day, and I wish to God Soobie Mackenzie bad been one of them. lam a British subject and I olaim my rights, and I can plead my own case as well as anyone." He went on to call the magistrate a rogue, and said he knew no law, and was subject to itvflaenoea. While Agnew was speaking the police were trying to quieten him, but were unable to do so, for Mrs Agnew, standing io the narrow dock, kept them at bay until she was dragged away, and her husband after her. Agnew left the Conrt shouting " Bare-faced robbers 1 Unprincipled mean oowarda !''

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A SCENE IN COURT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1998, 27 November 1888

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A SCENE IN COURT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 1998, 27 November 1888

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