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MAGISTERIAL.

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penalty and defendant would therefore be fined si, An information laid by Dwyer against the Borough Pouodkeeper waa withdrawn, and Mr Wilding informed tbe Oonrt that an interpleader oaso m which Dwyer waa concerned had been settled out of Oourt.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.

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

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

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