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SUPREME COURT

- » ■ (Pi* PbSSS ASSOOIATIOJf.) WxuiyoiOKt January 7. . After font honra deliberation the Jury In the case against Ja». White returned a verdict of not guilty. White waa charged with resisting and assaulting the police. While an attempt waa being made to ■met him on a oharge of bone stealing be covered Osnstable 81ight with a double barrelled gnn end threatened to ehcot Wm if he advanced a step. It was only after ■lightly wounding the prisoner In the wrlat that he waa secured; The Jury In answer to the oonnta raid they were of Stolon that White did not mean to shoot fgbt and that the latter had aoted In a fcarth manner in wounding him. The Chief Jaailee commented strongly on the 1 verdict and'apheld 81tght's oanduet. Wbxlikoton, January 8. James White, who yeiterday pleaded guilty to two charges of horse stealing, , was sentenced to f cur years' penal servitude, the sentences to ton concurrently. .The prisoner had been previously con- . vfeted of robbery and robbing under arms at Chriatchnrch and Dunedin. John Eenry Bonnor, alias Balthorpe, who yesterday pleaded guilty to three charges of forgery and ntteiing, wsb sentenced to 9 months* on each charge, sentences to ran concurrently. Bis Honor said that he ' took into consideration the fact that prisoner had served b sentence in Hokitika gaol en a eimilar charge subsequently to the commission of the offence for which lie was now sentenced. Chbxmtchxtboh, January 7. Jane Clarkaon, forgery and ottering was ientenead to six months hard labor. Albert Anstey, larceny from the person, four months hard labor. John Fletcher, Herbert Vtetcber, and Henry Holmes, three lads, far atoning some pigs to death ;were . ordered to come up for sentence when called on, William Bentley charged with forgery was acquitted. The Grand Jury found true bills in all cases except that of Thomas Brown Bain charged with libelling John Olli Tier. All the cases but two are disposed of, Ohbistchubch, January 8. Bartholomew Kane waa found guilty of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm. Sentence has not yet been pronounced DmrsDiir, January 7. -GlttSOßf on being oonvioted of one cjbarge of larceny, pleaded guilty to the other Indictments against blm, several minor convictions having been proved against him at Anokland. Be gave hla age at eighteen and said be bad nothing to say. He was senUnaed to five years 1 penal servitude for house breaking, and twelve months hard labor for prison fjcsakjttg*

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SUPREME COURT, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2031, 8 January 1889

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SUPREME COURT Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2031, 8 January 1889

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