•. •• — . . . » ASHBURTOBI- MONDAY. (Before Mr T. Btillook, J.P., and Me D. Williamson J.P.) i . DRUNKENNESS. Three firat offenders were fined 63 each* with the alternative of 24 hours' imprison* mant. OATTLIB CASEB. M. Roonev wai charged with having driven tiro bows across • footpath In Tancred street, there being do crossing at , the place. Fined 5s and coats. , J. Ward was oharged with having i tethered a horse no that it trespassed on : the adj >ining street, and also with having i allowed a horse to wander at large. . The first information was dismissed, and a fine I of 5s and oobts inflicted on the second. R. Meaolem was oharged with having ( allowed a cow to wander, and was fined 6s I and oosts. , Ann Batler, for having allowad two , cows to wander, wai fioed 7s 6d and coats. B. Williams was fined 2s 6d and costs for having allowed a horse to wander. Mrs Balnea was charged with having tethered a oow so that it trespassed on an adjoining road. Fined 5 s and oosts, fl, M. Carson for having allowed a oow to graze on a footbpath was fined Cs and oosts. S. Hardley for having allowed a cow to gruz a on the East Bait was fined 61 and costs. ,'.■'-, G. Kldd, for a similar offence was fined In a like amount;. - ALLEGED IM.KGAL BESOOT3.W. Q Biggs was charged on theinformailon of W. B. Oompton with having Illegally reaoned a oow se'zod for the purpose of being impounded.— Mr Oathbertcod for complainant, Mr Crisp foe defendant. — Spencer Oompton, son of the poundkeeper, said that on December 13 he proceeded to Impound a cow which he found wandering on the road at Tinwald, Had driven the cow abont ten ohaini when, Biggs came op and attempted to take ft away, He threw 0 stone at witness whloh atruck his horse. Biggs succeeded m reaonIng the cow— W. MoGrandel, a lad, gave corroborative evidence .— W. B, Oompton, -poundkeeper, produced an authority from the Tinwald Town j Board .to impound stock— This was oomplatnant'a oa«e — Mr Crisp submitted there was no proof before the Court of Oompton being poundkeeper, . Furthermore the boy. Spencer Oompton, had no right to ae'za the cow, as the poundkeeper tad no right to delegate his authority— Mr Oathbertson pointed out that. It bad been shown Oompton had been authorised to Impound by the Tinwald'Town Board. He maintained tha| » poundkepper had power to delegate bis authority and employ an agent to - impound— The Bench decided •gainst Mr Orlsp — W. G. Biggs, the defendant stated that he was taking the cow from bis own plape to a paddock some distance away. He was delayed for two or three minutes by seeing his ohildren safely across a big drain, and meantime the pound boy aefzad the cow— This w»b the case — Mr Outhbertion pressed for a substantial pe:altjt as the effeooe was getting to be a f request one— The Bench 1 aald they would deal leniently with the present case, but 'they trusted it wonld prove a warning to others. A fine of 10a acd coats was Inflicted, DAMAGING TBBBS. Joseph Ward was oharged with having out down a portion of a. tree to the value of $s 6d on an unoccupied section, the property of the Rev. W. B. P»ge.— The defendant admitted cutting a branch off a tree, a tating that be was cutting some evergreens for a Sundny echool treat.— The police said they desired to put a stop to the practice of damaging property m this way, but they, did not prers for an excessive penalty m the present'-caße — The Bench trusted the case would be a wernring to defendant and others, (hough they 'would not inflict a severe penalty this time. Defendant would be fiaed 10s and contsj and he ordered to pay 2s 6d, the value of the tree destroyed. . ' THE RESERVE CASB. W, Dalgetty was charged with having allowed certain horses to trespass on a County Council Plantation Reserve at Dromore. -Mr Purnell for the Council, Mr Crisp for defendant.— The oase was before the Court some time ago, but the information wa^s then dismissed as the Council's authority ti prosecute had not their corporate seal attached.— lt was now stated that the defendant had agreed to pay a fine of 40i and all costs.— The Bench Baid they were of opinion It was not an ordinary case of t espass, and they did not think the fiae named was adequate. — Mr Crisp asked how toe i Benoh could call the oase a sarloua one when they had not board the evidence.— Mr Parnell aald Mr Williamson was on the B*noh on tbe last Court day.— Mr Crisp' protested strongly against 'tbe deciiion of the Bench. He consulted with his olient, and on returning to p.url Bald that he had advised Dalgetty that unless the oase oonld be heard before tbe Resident Magistrate fie had better oonsent to the judgment. 1 was no use to fight the matter In tha Oourt.-^The Benoh thought Mr Orlip 1 * .emark* were uncalled for — Mr Parnel agreed jrlth the Benoh. He had told hit friend that a fi jo of 40a was too small, and that if the oase .were" fought out he would ask^or the heavlest.ponalty — In teply to the Banch Me Crlep consented to a fij of £5 aai coats bain* entered against defendant. , . «• Tiie Owu.t thea rpso,
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MAGISTERIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2042, 21 January 1889
MAGISTERIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2042, 21 January 1889
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