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: » (OB FBIBS ASSOCIATION.) Pumemw, Deoember 21, A ease ra Wbteb Oeo. Griffiths, manager of a rink, li charged with the laroeny of a ring, is a peonltar one. It was stated ♦feat Mr Gt lffi'hs called en Mr Maraden on business, and Miss Msrsdea being In Ibe «hop he »»w a diamond ting on her finger, and asked to ace it. He put It 1 on bis own band, saying she 1 should have' It next day. Some daya pawed, when Hiss Marsden became uneasy, and aiked for the ring, whloh Griffiths said he left at horns. She then told her alstar, who went to ac« Griffiths, who told her he bad lost the Hog from his pocket. It was then aseartalned Griffiths attempted to pawn It, and he was then arrested, when die stated he understood tho ring was 4>lv«n as a gift, and that the action was an abase of civil renwdy. Dr Fitchett, •who appeared for prosecutor, ssld if all «lain) to the ring were abandoned, they ♦would proceed no further. He would «eespt the theory tb*t Mr Griffiths believed fie had a right to the rlog, and be would express regret for barlijf proceeded ao far m the natter. Mr Dennlaton, for the defenoe, said tho ease waa an attempt to bluff. A remand till to-morrow wai granted Dctnewn, Deoember 22. The charge sgalnat Griffiths of ateallng a rlne baa been withdrawn aooondltlonallj by the proteoution and regrefc expressed that eilminal proc? edlngi were taken.

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SINGULAR CASE, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2020, 22 December 1888

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SINGULAR CASE Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2020, 22 December 1888

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