+ — . ASHBORTON— FRIDAY. (Bjfore Hie Worahlp the Mayor, and Major Steward, J Pa ) ALLKOED LABOBNY, Thorans Harley, Georgo Henry Regor* (alius Munro) and John Dwls, were ohargod with the laroeny of £3 In notes from the poisin of John White at tho Royal Hotel, Asbburton, on tho Slst January. Tho prisoners, who pleaded not guilty, e'<*t>d to be dealt with summarily. tjorgonnt Folton who conduced the caao called Gjor^e White, who deposed to having been at tho Royal Hotel yesterday, January 31. Had £3 In notes whioh he took out of his pocket In order to pot change for one at tho bar, Tho b*rrntn oonld not change it and Irnt him a shilling, and ho put tho notes baok In his prcket. Witness had been playing at " puff dart," Thero wero a number of mon shooting, and the prisoners wero | amantng them. In cross examination by tho prisoners witness declined to swear that prisoner Davis was present at all, or that prisoner H»rdy was present while the shooting was I going on. Remembered soelng prisoner R 'goes at the R »yal at various times during \he day. Witness had had throe plats of beer but was not drunk. Would not swear that Rogers wss m the room at the time ho (witness) lost his money. To tho Bench : Did nok know the numbers of tbe missing notea or upon wbst Bank th<-y were. Had ono or two drinks after the loss rf the money. When tho moooy was missed had a look for tb and tod Davis, the landlord, of tho lohh. Ho advised witnom not to mako a noise about It. Did'nt inform tho poHco of tho loss of tho money or Bend any person to do so, William Toppin, br.rman at tho Royal, corroborated White's evjdonco ao to his having HRkod for chungo of v £1 noto. He had moro than one note m Irs hand nt tho time. About nn hour or an hoar and a half afterwards White complained of hnvSng boon robbed. Pri«onor Rogers had been about tho houeo for two duyg He hnd no money when he came. He was searched tho day before yesterday and tho o was no money on him. Tho other two prisoners woro m Hogorß otnpany at different times Witness did n t consider them to bo mates. Before White complained of being robbed Rogers wont ont and on his return he aald he had bought a handkeachief aud shouted for two or threo persons. He paid for tho shouts with a two-shilling piece. He had 5a In his hand ehegether. To prisoner Rigors : Did not see you near White before or after ho lost his money. Did not sen you recolve any money from a gentlerxinn In the mornlug, White had been shooting and was still playing tho game when ho came to witness for change. Ho was also oard playing. To prisoner Harley : Did not sea you neat Whjte yesterday at all. To prisoner Davit : Saw yon In tha house before 5 p m. yesterday. Neither yon nor either of the other prleouers waa m the house when White missed bis money. Robert Burnett *as at tbe Royal yesterday. Saw Rogers there, Rogers asked witness the day before to shout for hint} and wltuess ?ave him 6d Was at tbe Royal when White complained. of having been robbed. Was subsequently out In the water-closet and board two men m the urinal talking. One said to the other— " If you don't split on mo I won't split on yon." Stepped out and saw prisoners Rogers and Harley together. There was a third man, whom witness did not know, m another part of the urinal. Went Into the hotel and told tho landlord what be had heard. To prisoner Rogers It woojd be about 5,30 p.m. when I saw you In tbe urinal, To prlsonor Harley. I caw y.ou In the orlnal with the otber two men about 5,30. To tho Bench : I pointed out Rogors and Harley to Constablo Smart as two of the threo mon I caw m tho urinal. Constable Smart doposod to tho nrrest of priaonore on thin o'largo Found 12s on Rogors and la on Harley, Found no monoy on Davis, who waa drunk. This was tho oano. Tho Uonch coneiderod that thoro had boon no ovidouoo given to oonnect prisoners with tho robbery, as the convolution deposed to might have relat d to Bornothing else. The accused would therefore receive the bonefit of the doubt. Charge dismissed. ROGOKB AND VAGABONDS Harley and Rogers wore thon charged with being rogues and vagabonds, and with frequenting hotels und other plaoou with intent to commit v felony. William Toppin, deposod, that a man namod Albert Ringlandß complained oi having lost 4s at the Royal Hotel on Wednesday. Saw Rogora ope, of tha aooused searohod. flfo had no money on him. Harloy and Rogers wero iv the room when R'ngland's money was missed, Yesterday morning law Rogers with hli fingers In the pooket of another man who was lying down on the sofa. Witnom threatened to give him In chargo if he did'nt o'ear out. Rogora went away bui afterwards carao back with another man. To Rogers. Did'ut see you go a mossngo for the man In whose pocketi yon had yoqr lingers. Saw you out some tobacco for him To Harley : You woro not m tho roorr whon Rogors had hia fingers m tho man'i pookot. 1 Tho polioo hro asked for a remand Btatlng that at tho adjourned hearing ovidenoo would bo produced to show thai Kogers had taken tho money from BinglumlH, and handed it to Harley. 1 Remanded till Tuesday at 3 p.m. BauNKKflNnefl. John DaviH (above namod) Avoa thoi conviotod of druukennena m a publio plac< und dieohargod wjth a caution. i Tho Court thon roso.
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MAGISTERIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2052, 1 February 1889
MAGISTERIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2052, 1 February 1889
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