Article image
Article image
Article image
Article image
This article displays in one automatically-generated column. View the full page to see article in its original form.


ASHBURTON-TH.URSDA.Y. I WMM-__H_M__h ___ (Before Mr 0. A. Wray R.M.) NKG_._CT_a) OHILDBUT. Three little glrle named Moore, ap-V parently ranging froth about font to twelve years of age were oharged With being neglected ohlldren. — Sergeant Fei* ton a-ked for the committal of the children to Burnham. They were neglected at borne and had not sn£Bolent food. Th* mother was ill In bed and ln a belplsaa state. Tbe father had lost an arm and oould only earn a few shilling* a week. Both parents were addloted to drink.— Dr Tweed and Constable Smart gave evldeoo* as to the state tho honse waa m. —Tbe Magistrate committed tbe ohlldren to Burnham till they attained the aga of fifteen years. AIXMBD ASSAUXT. Thomas D wyer was oharged with having asiaolted A. M. Pearson, tha bailiff of tha Oonrt, while In the execution of hladuty^ and with having uaed threatening langnax* towards him.— Mr Oayglll appeared low the complainant and Mr Wilding for defendant. Mr Wilding said that he had advised his ollent to plead, guilty and h* thought a severe admonition from th* Benoh and a nominal penalty would meat the oase. The trouble arose ont of » dispute over some horses tbe claim to whioh waa disputed no less tban thre* parties claiming them. There wm no aot oal violence nsed and Dwyer had already been punished to some extent, having been looked np for some tim*.— Mr Oayglll said tbat he had no desire to be vindictive. The civil prooeedings ont of whioh this matter arose had been settled, and he did not wish to press th* oase. At the same time be .wished It to he understood that the bailiff, aaan offioer ot the Court must be protected In tjto duty — The Magistrate aald that no aY denes having been led he wa« not lav* potltlon to judge of the fasts of tho, eaat. The proseootlon were not pressing for en_r severe punishment* bnt he would like ft to be known that (he bailiff oonld not fa* assaulted with impunity, and any on* Interfering with the bailiff while In th* exeontlon of his duty was liable to a very heavy penalty. The prosecution only asked for a nominal penalty and defendant would therefore be fined si, An information laid by Dwyer against the Borough Pouodkeeper waa withdrawn, and Mr Wilding informed tbe Oonrt that an interpleader oaso m which Dwyer waa concerned had been settled out of Oourt. - OIVIL CASUS. J. Russell v J. Stewart, claim £3 Ss 6d, —Mr Outhbertson for plaintiff, Mr Crisp for defendant. — Thla oase waa adjourned from last Oourt day foe the production of a deed of assignment alleged to have baeo . given by plaintiff to his creditors. The deed had not been obtained, and the eea* was further adjourned for Ha production. Orelghton v Taylor, olalm £1 16 a.— Plaintiff, who ls a hook agent, sued for the value of a publication defendant had oontraoted to take,— Judgment for plain* tiff by default. The Oourt then rose.

This article text was automatically generated and may include errors. View the full page to see article in its original form.
Permanent link to this item

Bibliographic details

MAGISTERIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2081, 7 March 1889

Word Count

MAGISTERIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2081, 7 March 1889