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(Before Mr 0. A. Wray B.M ) t«v DRUNKENNESS. John Chambers for having been drank In East street: was fined 20* with the alternative of 48 hours Imprisonment. ALLEGED ASSAULT. T. Dwyer was oharged with having assaulted A. M. Pearaon, the Billiff of the Court la the exeoution of his duty, and with having used threatening language towards him Mr Wilding appeared for the accused and applied for a remand for a week, wh'oh was granted, bail being allowed acoaaed In bis own reoognfzinoe of £10. FEROCIOUS DOO. Samusl Boyle was oharged with befnn the owner of a dog wbloh attaoked Thomas Hughes on Feb. 12 — Mr Parnell appeared for defendant. — Thomas Hashes, the imforoaant, In the employ of Mr H. Paget, stated that on the day mentioned In the Information while going to work defendant's dog flaw at him and bit him m the leg, also tearing his olothes. For S3 me dnya previously the dog oama oat at wit- i ness bat did not bite him. — Jonah Dal ley, ' a lad, eald that on Feb. 12 he was going along Havelook street past Mr Boyle's residence when a dog oatne oat and bit him,— Mr Parnell objsoted to this evidence as it related to an offence other than that his oltant hid been called there to meet. — Sergeant Felton said that he had several witnesses to show that the dog had attacked them, but to save expense, he bad not laid an Information In each case. Of coarse, if Mr Parnell persisted In his obj ctlon, the police woald have to lay fresh Informations. — Mr Parnell said that he was^only prepared to go Into Hughes case. — H. Papet «ild that Haghes was In his employ. On February 12 Boyle's do.» fiew ont at Hashes and bit him on the leg. The dog had come oat at witness on several occasion?, hot had never ' bitten him.— OonstaMe Fi'a^erald eald a complaint was made to him by Haghes, who showed him his lee, which bad been hltttn by • dog. Hughes pointed oat B^yle'j dog as the one which Inflicted the Injury. Witness went to Boyle's place., and In reply to him Miss Boyle ea|d ehe did not know If the dog belonged to her father; The dog made no attempt to fly at witness when he was at Boyle's place. ~For the defence Mr Purnell called S. Boyle, who said that no complaint had been made to him of the dog being ferocious. As far as witness knew, the dog, whloh was a sheep dog, was very qniet and gentle. Witness had now aent the doe away. — R. AlQorn knew Boyle's dog. It seemed a quiet jog, and witness' children had played with ft — The Magistrate asked If the complainant had been pat to any expense In consequence of the wound.— Complainant stated that It had cost: him Is 63 to get the woqnd dreeied. —-The Magistrate qrderod that the earn of 10s be paid by defendant to oomp'alnant, 5* for- the Injuries sustained and damage done to his clothes and 53 for expenses m attending the Court A DANGEROUS FitAOTIOB. Henry Lawreno?, a boy, was charged with having nsed a shanghai m a public plaoe.— TJ. Oharlton, caretaker of the Domain, said that a number of boys had been In the habit of shooting at sparrows with shanghais m the Domain, The, practise was • dangerous one, bat as the boy tesmed ponlUot witness did n.ot wish to press the oAie.— The Magistrate let the boy off wfth a caution. RIDING A BIOYOIB ON A FOOTPATH K. Zander was charged with a breaoh of the Borough by.laws by riding with a bioyole on a footpath. Defendant said that the road was In too rough a state for riding,— A fine of 5s and costs was Inflicted. JOVENILE OFFENDERS. Jas. Rodda and F. Jones, two little boys 5$ and 8 years of aga respectively were oharged with having sot s re to grass. It appeared the boys had stolen some m^toheß and set fire to some dry grass. The fire spread aDd three houses were In great danger of being burned. Sergeant Folton said that he ooutd not ask the Benoh to punish the boys, bat he woald ask that the parents be warned, The Magistrate gave a word of advice to the mothers of the boys^lto look ; Fafter* them bettetln future. " * " CIVIL CASKS. Llehtband Allan and Co. v J. Russell o'alm £24 9j ss. Mr Crisp for plaintiffs. Judgment for plaintiffs by default for the amount claimed and costs, t j* Orr : I Bufcte rworth, claim £$ ft,. Judgment for plaintiff by default for the amount olalmed and coats J. Smithers v. B. Druoy. Judgment summons £9 7a 7d. Mr Crisp for judgment creditor. Theoasewas ordered to stand over till next Court day, on the understanding "that meantime defendant should find security for payment of the debt wlthlq two months. The Court then rose,

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MAGISTERIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2069, 21 February 1889

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MAGISTERIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2069, 21 February 1889