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ASHBURTOiS- LHURSDAY. 3 (Before Mr 0. A. Wray, R.M.) I A DEFECTIVE BY LAW, A. Lethaby was charged with a breooh of the Borough byUws by having traded r , as a bawker without being licensed ho lo ' do. Me Orlap for the Conncl', Mr Cuth- - bortson for defendant. Tne evidence m thia case h»d been tnken on a previous day, when It wan Bhonn that defoudant had oold good?, as a w che*p J*;k " or • ; Dutch aaotioueer," from a w.»eg n whic!i had been Btatloncd on tho railway reserve. 7 It was contended for the defence that the ' mode of sale did not come within the ' eoope of tie Borongh bylaws. The I Magistrate reserved bis decision till to day, when he ruled that the bylaw did 1 not meet the case, and dismissed the Id formation. CIVIL OASIS. J, A. Oayglll v B. Druey, judgment ' summons, £4 10a. Order made that the 1 amount be paid within a fortnight. In | defan't 14 days' imprisonment. J G. Reatell v S R. Gould, judgment | sommons, £1 13 1 6d. Order made for payment of amount within a month, m 1 default 7 day*' imprisonment. ' J, McKicz'.evG. Harvoy, claim £14 19a. Mr Oayglll for plaintiff, Mr Purnell ' for defendant. This <vas a claim for wages alleged to be due. Flalnt'ff had been m defendant's employ from Angaat 14 to December 8. He had received »v cheque for his services at the rate of £1 a week, and m addition he was "found" duriugthe time he was at defendant's. He stated that no agreement as to payment had been made, and that he was fairly entitled to a higher wage. The rate of pay of blacksmiths was from 8j to 10s a day. The value of hit "keep" at Harvey'a was aboot 15s a week.— W. T. Kingston and H. Paget gave evidence as to the rate of blacksmiths' wages. Some rather indifferent work done by the plaintiff was shown, but for this he blamed the striker, defendant's son.— George Harvey, the defendant said that It was at McKersle's request he engaged him. Plaintiff agreed to accept £1 a week and " found/ this ! agreement being made when plaintiff had been at work some weeki. — The Magistrate gave judgment for plaintiff for 20a, this amount having been deducted by defendant for a week daring whioh plaintiff was absent on account of an acoldent sustained by him In the course of his work. Costs were not allowed. J Heseltlne v 0. Sarglsson, claim 18a. Judgment foa plaintiff by default. ABBAUIT. G. Talt was oharged with having as* saulted bis wife. Mr Olrip appeared foe aooused. Sorgeant Felton said that he had known the man for a number of years, during whloh time he had borne an exoel* lent oharaoter He had, however, latterly given way to drink and had committed the rffenoe while not accountable for his aotloas.— Mr Orlsp aald that Mrs Talt would be satisfied if her husband was bound over to kebp the peace. — While m Court the aooused appeared to be still dtzad from the effeots of drink, and the Magistrate thought that it would, be better for the man's sake if he were remanded for a day or two.—Sergeant Felton oonaurred, and no objection being raised by Mr Orlsp aooused W.M re* manded till Monday. The Court then rose.

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MAGISTERIAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2033, 10 January 1889

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MAGISTERIAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2033, 10 January 1889