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SUPREME COURT.

(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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