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ABHBURTON- THURSDAY. (Before Major Steward and Merar« D. Williamson and D. Thomas, J.P's ) DBUNKBVMCBS A first offender was cautioned and discharged. ORTJIMT TO AKIMIIB. John G«!e, • youth, was charged with having lltased four hones, by working them In a plough while suffering from sore shoulders.— Aooaied pleaded guilty*— One of the horse* was brought into the Court grounds, and was Inspected by the Benoh. —The father of the scoused appeared and Mid that It was by his Instructions that his son worked the horsas. — A fine of ss, with costs Sss, was inflicted. —The father of acoused, who paid the fine, was warned to be oareful m bis treatment of his horsas m future. OIVIL CASKS. Alex, Beatty y L. Mar key, claim £10 Is 63. Mi Crisp lot plaintiff, Mr Cuthbertion for defendant. This wan a case which was before the Court at Its last sitting, bat there was then not time to finish It Plaintiff had been engsged to lead a stallion, and the olalm was for balanoe alleged to be doe on account of wages, and also money paid by plaintiff on defendant's bebalf , The;e was a setoff amounting to £5. Defendant disputed Mvaral Items of the olalm, and Raid that plaintiff had Incurred expenses without authority. Plalntift bad lived at his p\aoe for some time ; be was supposed to be working, but the hardest work he did was to e»t his food. A quantity of evldenoa waa takes. The Bench gave judgment for plaintiff for £7 Is 6d, end allowed defendant £2 on the set off, the judgment virtually being for £5 Is 6d for plaintiff. Execution was ordered to be stayed for fourteen days, In order that defendant might bring a oounter action. Mary Timmo v Jae. O'Meara, judgment summons £11 7s 6d. Mr Caygill for judgment creditor. Mr Crisp for defendant. The debt had been incurred for board and lodging and on account of money lent, tbe jadgment creditor having given defendant a sum to bring an action for maintenance against his relatives He had got a maißtenaoce order and waa now m receipt ot 15s per week. Plaintiff said that defendant did not try to get any work, not did he make any effort to pay off the debt, lbe defendant said that he waa barely able to live on the 15b a week, He could not do any work, and had been unable to do any labor since he broke his leg some years ago. Be did not remember getting any .money from Timmo. All his money went m paying for his board at the hotel, for clothes, washing and tobacco.— The Court ordered that the sum of 2s 6d per week be kept baok out of the maintenance ' money coming to defendant, and devoted towards the payment of the defendant. Baylls v Lowe," judgment summons £1 15a Qdl Mr Outhbertson for judgment creditor, Mr Crisp for defendant; Alter ividenca bad been taken an order was mmds for the amonnt to be paid within 48 hour*, In default 14 days 1 Imprisonment ' The Court then adjourned.

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MAGISTERIAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2012, 13 December 1888

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MAGISTERIAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2012, 13 December 1888