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ABHBURTON— THURSDAY. (Before Mr 0. A. Wray R.M.) DRTJUKBNKEBS A man who bad not been before the Court for some time was fined ss, with tbe nsual alternative PBOTIOriON OBDBB. Annie O'Kine applied for an ordnr protecting her earnings against her hut-' band, John O'Kane, and alao for an order entitling her to tbe custody of hei child. —Mr Purnell for plaintiff, Mr Wilding for defendant.— Annie O'Kane said she was married to the defendant on May 31, 1886. She had one child whioh was born on December 18, 1887. A few days before the child was born her hnaband illtreated her. He locked her m a room and kept her there till next day, when she managed to •teal out and hide harself m the fowlhbnae.* Her hnaband had threatened to strike her, had kept her out part of the night, and had a few days anbeequent to the firat occasion, looked her up In a room again. From the oomplalnant'a statement it appeared the defendant had frequently struck and kicked her, and that he bad several times looked her up In a room. He kept her short of money, and m winter time she had had to go without fire. On one occasion he oaught her by tbe throat and tried to choke her. He thumped her about the head, but she managed to get away and ran for her life* She had not lived with him since then. She had supported defendant and herself by her own labor for a considerable portion of the time they had lived to. gather. Before they were married aha gave defendant £50 to build a house on a aettlon whlob|he said he owned, She found afterwards that defendant had, no section and ehe did not know what he did with tbe money. Defendant kept his own earnings and allowed witness and her ootid to suffer from want, while he laid out his money In the purchase of -a trap and harness and other things whioh were not needed. Defendant had taken the oblld and put It out to nurse. She wished to have pesaeaalon of the child. — Flora Brophy gave evidenoe. — Mr Wilding did not know what view the Court took aa to who should have the legal custody of the ebHd. -Tbe M«e>tr»te aald tbat as the child was an Infant be thought it Waa to the interest of all parties th-t the mother shonld have oharge of it. As the mother's employers were willing that she ahould have the obild it seemed cruel to separate them.— Mr Wildicg said he would 8 bow to the deolalon of tbe Court. Tbe order was made accordingly, and Ms Wilding also eonaented to an order befog Issued for the proteotion of tbe earnings of plaintiff.— The plaintiff did not pleas for an order against bar husband to provide towards tbe malntenanoe oi the child. CIVIL CASKS. John Steele v F Bodd, claim £5 6i 6d. Judgment fur plaintiff by default. D, MoFarlane v G. Lyons, claim £5 12s 6d. Judgment for plaintiff by default. T. Leahy vF. Rocd, claim £6. Judgment for plaintiff by default. Jas Patterson v E. W. Oeborne, judgment summons £22 6' 3d. Mr Cothbertaon for judgment ctditor. Mt Cayglll for defendant consented to an order being ! made for the payment of £10 within two months, tbe settlement of the balance to be arranged for at the expiration of tbat term. i*. Masson v T. Perks, claim £10 15s. Mr Wilding for plaintiff, Mr Cuthbartson for defendant Judgment was given for plaintiff for £10, on the understanding that he shonld pay a set off amounting* to 13s 6JH. Zander v J. Ashton, claim £9 16s lOd. Judgment for plaintiff by default. Arthur tUyner - J. F. and Ann Butler, claim £4. Mr Cuthbertaon for plaintiff, Mr Crisp for defendants. The oaae for the plaintiff was, that In August 1883 hei went to defendant's hotel and had tea. j In payment be tendered a cheque, and, ■ as Mrs Butler bad not soffioient change she made it up with a oh* que of her own for £4 Plaintiff stayed at another hotel that night where he loat the cheque he had received m ohange. He took tbe necessary step* to atop payment, and the oheqoe bad never Since turned up. Aa Mrs Butler declined to give another cheque plaintiff took legal proceedings against her but was non-anted. Subsequently It was agreed that if plaintiff gave an indemnity In case of the lost cheque turning up the amount should be paid. Plaintiff had giver a letter of Indemnity, bnt his claim had not yet been aatlsfisd.— Mrs Butler was called but did not appear Thd Magistrate said it appeared to blm the defendant ought to pay. After some little argument, the oaae waß edj turned till next Oonrt day The Court then rose. "BUCHA-PAIBA." Quick, complete cure all annoying kidney, bladder, and urinnary diseases. At chemists and druggists. Kempthorne, Prosssr, and Co,, agents, Christyjwcfc, I

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MAGISTERIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2101, 4 April 1889

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