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Auckland, December 13

David Hunter pleaded guilty to em4<szMng the moneys of Molt and Co., Chrlstcawh. He was sentenced to two years' hard labor. Txmaktt, Deoember 11.

The Supreme Coort criminal sessions to-day was the shortest on record, The Court opened at 11, and completed its business at 2.30. There were five charges •gainst six prisoners. The Grand Jary fonnd no bill against a man charged with 'making a false declaration under the Marriage Act that he had lived three days In Timaro, when he had gone np country one day. A lad of sixteen vfas sentenced to twelve months' for house breaking and laroeny, on the understanding that Mr Tlobener, master of the Gaversham Industrial School, applies to the Minister for Justice for an order to transfer him from prison to the school, where he had been some yeais, Mr Tlohensr seemed anxious to get him, and ■aid he believed he could make a good man of him He had been successful with several similar cases. Two youngers, of fourteen and a half yearß were charged with a similar offence. One was sent to the Industrial School till 15, and the other admitted to probation. J. Bell alias Walla, for stealing 143 lbi of wool from the Pareora station Sot two years. H. Dickeon Adams, ailing from Wellington, pleaded guilty to two charges of forgery and was sentenced to sine months on eaoh. He told a tale of wrong at tho hands of the Mohawk Ministrela who engaged his wife, he stated, and left her penniless and he being m the same condition. On coming down to fetoh her he committeed forgery inbiidißtreßß.

Intsboabqxll, Deoember It.

The criminal sessions opened before Mr Justice Williams, who said the cases were more numerous, and lome of a more serlooa character tSan usual. The Grand Jary returned a true bill against John B. Vernon, who pleaded not guilty to a charge of attempted murder of Captain MoDonald, harbor matter at the Bluff, by trying to throw him into the water, doomed wai formerly quarter-master on tfat Hanroto. He was defended by Mr Solomon, of Donedln. True bllla were alio found against Jas, WMte, W. Paterson, W. L, Tipson, for larceny; John Maloney, attempted murder; Elizabeth Charlotte Allen, alias Bee Qfie. alias Phemlster, manslaughter; Alex MoKeDzle, John MoPhall, s>pd Rudolph Radka, anon* The last-named prisoner li at large, having escaped from gaol In September.

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SUPREME COURT, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2010, 11 December 1888

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SUPREME COURT Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2010, 11 December 1888

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