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The Gisboroe Court was oconpied recently by the Boss family. Andrew t- Young JBos a , Jan., was assistant town olerk and secretary to the Fire Brigade, and held oil shares . The shares rising m value he sold out, and purchased a Voiding of thirty acres of fine land near the town On the strength of this he obtained timber, furniture, farm implements, etc, all en credit, by this means getting a nice little holding and a oomfortable him >. None of the creditors imagined thero w*s a great debt against this young man, and did not press him. A month ago young Boss left Gisborne suddenly with a servant girl, having previously obtained several cuta of clothes from different - tailors, an expensive watch (on trial) from a friendly watchmaker, and a complete •' rig out. " H- cleared to San Franoisoo Then the credi ors began to find each other out, and discovered Boss had left £250 indebtedness behind him. Mr Bots, eenr , and Wb fam ; ly, who ace living on the property mentioned, ■tafted that before Andrew left he conveyed tbe land to the father m trust (or bis brothers and sisters and sold hli house and effects to hla father, Tbe creditors, however laid siege to the bouae, but for three weeks tha bailiffs were kept at bay byftbe whole family. One morning early the bailiff and Mr Whfnray, execution oredltor, got In, when » big rumpus oocurred, tbe whole family turning out In their night shirts and waging war. 7ha besiegers were battered, a gun was pointed and In two-tiros Whin ray found hlmtelf out of the b»ok door, and the bailiff being haitled out of the front. The family were arrested, . oharged with amulMng tbe bailiff, and after a lively opening of the oste the aootued were reioinriFd on ball*

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A GAY DECEIVER, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2158, 26 June 1889

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A GAY DECEIVER Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2158, 26 June 1889