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MAGISTERIAL.

ASHBURTON— MONDAY. (Before Meusrs Ihomu andßnUodc J,P'e.) DRUNKBNNK6S, John Gllpln was charged with having been droak at the Royal Hotel, and : with having been guilty of riotous ooridaot while drunk — Mr Oathbertson appeared for the aoonaed who pleaded guilty to the oharge of draokeonoaß, bat not guilty to that of riotous conduct, alleging that he htd been assaulted by a man named Steere.— Tfaa pMts> did aot deairt to prate the charge. Accused had several timaa bten before the Court but had behaved himielf well lately. T&ey were willing that ho should have another chance and thought that a small penalty would meet the OMt —The Bench severely admonished the * •eoused. A fine of 10a and costs waais« flloted. ' . '„'.'? ASSAULT. ; ,:.'.* Robert Johns wai charged with hfjffng assaulted John Gllpln. Aoouted pleaded guilty, but said he had committed, tha aasaa't under provocation.— The poUoe admitted that aooused had been provoked to a considerable extent— The Beach said that as accused was sober be should bava kept oat of the way of Gllpln, who waj drank, A fine of 10a without cost! wai loflloted. - _•;• ILLBOALLY. OH PREMISES. Robert Hunter was charged with having been Illegally op|the premises of the R«v Mr Battle. Evidence was adduced to ihoir that aooaced, who appeared to have been drunk, had with another man oansed oon* slderable annoyanoa to residents on the western side of the town. They entered one place when the bead of the family wai abient, and on his being aent f 01 cleared oat. A constable arriving a learoh wai mad*, and aooused was found lying undet a tree In the grounds attached to the Wes> leyan parsonage— Acoiued made a lengthy statement, in the coarse of whiob. he stated that he had received a cheque for £20 oa Saturday. • Part of this he spent pa liquor, and the rest he had lost, and hia had no money when arrested on Sunday evening. —The Bench said that accused had been before the Court on several ocoasions, and he appeared to be a useless member of society. He wasorderedto beimpriioned for seven dayß. . : LUNACfT. •-■•■: Patrick Bradley was charged with being a lunatic. The evidence of a couple of witnesses was taken, and on the certificates of Dra Leaby and Trevor Bradley was committed to th9 Sunnyside Lunatie Asylam. The Court then rose.

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MAGISTERIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2147, 10 June 1889

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