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(PER PBBHS ASSOCIATION.) Wellington, April 3. Tho Supreme Court criminal eeseione opened this morning before Mr Justice Richmond, flis Honor's charge to the jt Gran'i Jury menly referred to the 0 see )f onthelißt. TlieraaroßOvenchargeß against re eeven prisoners which are of the ordi- ,, nary description A true bill was returned ,] ogainßt Maiy Smith, charged with forging d thti name of h6r employer, ilecry Sullivan, _ hotel keeper, 10 a cheque for JflO, The ,f prisoner pleaded g'-rty and an applioation B Wiß made by her Oonusol to have the 8 prisoner placed nuder tha provisions of t the Probation &w. Mr Jaatloa Klohmond [ «k-id the tftenco was & moat serious oue. P He h«d never applied tho Act to cases of e forgery because the Act contemplated 1 B police snrveillauca and he did not think it . possible the police could exercise survell ianoe over persona given to that olaas of s crime. To bin mind plaoln« euah a osbb ] aa the present under tba Probation Ac , would bo inviting tvory servant In the . colony at otoe to fmge tha Lame of hli ■ or her empioycr. Jadgcs were allowed , " descratiooary range " bn 1 : wtra too often , aaked to make the iaw rather than maiel} , oarry oat the administration of the law. 1 As in this case there wore however, circumstances lavorabie to the prisoner and he was not disposed to deal hurriedly with , the case he ordered the prisoner to be ' brought up to-morrow morning.

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SUPREME COURT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2101, 3 April 1889

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SUPREME COURT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2101, 3 April 1889

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