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CHRISTIE'S CASE.

» . . - (PKU PRESS ASSOCIATION.) Dunedin, April 24 The Judge made the rale absolute m Ohrlstle's case. In glvtag judgment, Mr Joatloe Williams said t tabl ab ihe fixing of a particular prison wob an essential purt of the sentence, and no proper prison had been food There had been, therefore, no sentence, and it \7«a, he thought, perfectly clear that on the tpthorlty of the Queen v Garyey, and also of tho Qaeen v Orowo, tbere were go posslblo me na now of giving a valid sentence. The public examination waa at; an end, the sitting of the Binkrnptoy Oonrt was over, and It eeemed to him, on the authority of tboae oases, It would ba altogether too late ngfr for the Bankruptcy Oonrt to make a fresh adjudication by substituting "Tlmara" fpt "Oamnru," and, Bapposlog the Executive were to take the extreme step now of making the Otnmra polioe gaol a pnbllo prison, still as the warrant was bad In Its Inception that would not mend the matter. It seemed to him % very plain oaee — a particularly plain oase — bat a very unfortunate o&bo. He therefore made the rule absolute. Mr Chapman, who appeared for Ohrlutle, asked that Inutruotloni be given to the Registrar to telegraph to the koopor of the gaol at Otmara as wsa di<ne la McLaod'o case. His Honor SiiJ that might ba done. His Honor also said ho agreed with tho remarks of Mr Chapman that If the gaoler had been experlenoed like those of the large oentres of popalatlon he would probably have refused to receive Christie as a prisoner at all. - Oamaru, Aptil 24 On its becoming known to-night that the ordor made by Judge Ward, oomnutting Mr W. Christie, auotloneer of thla town, to gaol, had boon quashed by Mr Justice Williams, a large number of thj bus!n;i*n people of the town met him to oxpross ih^ir good fooling towards him Ski wo.l aa tboir gratification at his roloßßo.

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CHRISTIE'S CASE. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2118, 25 April 1889

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