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(Before Mr O. A. Wray, R.M.)

DIBTUBBAKOB IN A RAILWAY CABBIAOH. Charles BLorton w»b obarged with having oaaaed a disturbance Id a railway carriage and with b»7lng used obsoene language on Hinds Railway Station on April 13. Mr Cothbertaon appeared for the accused and admitted the offences. He asked that ae aocuied had been looked up since Monday he might be leniently dealt wlh.— The police did not preaa for a heavy penalty as the expenses in the oaaa were boavy — Tbe Magistrate said that the offdnoe w»« one be would bave punished severely If It had been pressed. However as accused had been locked np elnoe Monday and there were other circumstanoes he would only Inflict a fine of 2Oj with costs £3 12a on the charge of disturbance, and on the charge of obscene language he would be Imprisoned till the rising of tho Curt. Tbe caee was a serious one, and accused would dow II to bt&r ia mind that he was liable to twelve months' imprisonment. — Accused: " I stroDgly object to pay any expenses, I would ra'her go to fjaol for twelve months tban pay a pound."— On the Magistrate stating that m auch case he would have to reconsider his docision, acoueed did sot persist in his refusal to pay coots, and he was then removed. DISOHABGKD, George Lee was oharged with hcving refused to leave the premises of Joseph Ward when requested to do bo, and also with having restated Constable Smart in the execution of bis duty. The police said they had do evidence to offer, and the accused was discharged. FALSE rfiETBACES. George Rogers who had been arres'ed on warrant in Blecheim, and remanded to Chrlstohuroh and from thence to Ashburton was charged with having forged an order en the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agency Company. The poltoe asked letva to amend the Information iUbatituting fur the oharge of forgery, one of false pretences. Permisiion bavlup tern granted acoaaed was oharged with having obtained the sum of lOi by meant t)f false pretences from J. H. Stone, of Methveo, and also with having obtained board, lodging and goods to the value of £2 7s frcm 11, Pet' on of Methvrn.— Accused pleaded guilty.— lt. appeared that the aocused obtained the money, goods, e<c , on the strength of an crder alleged to have been given on the New Zealand Loan and Mercantile Agenoy Company by one William* In favor of Roger*. On tbe ordet being sent to the Oompaoy, It was found that there was no suoh person on tbelr books.— Rcgeri gave the police a written statement, wbiob was read, to the effect tbat he wrote tbe order for a " lark;"— Acoased wm remanded for a week in order that the probation effioer might Institute enquiries, and make a report aa to hin previous charaoter. OIVAL CUSRB. Slribllng v Morgan, claim 10s $i. Mr Crisp for defendant. Owing to tbe illnesj of defendant the oesa w&s acj mrned for a wec-k.

G. H. Huston- v R B. Wrlghf, olafm £9 Is. Mr Caygtll for plaintiff, Mi Pornel! far defendant. This was a claim foe exra expenea eutailed daring the performance cf a contract lo< deiendiut. nu<\ lot nine day*' work after the termination of the contraot — Plaintiff said ho contracted with defendant to barn lime, there being one kiln training at tte time. There woo a stipulation that If the tiade Inoreued wltneia was to |Urt a second kiln. Trade Increased but not tp mob ao extent that a

second kilo waa h':R:'nU'ly required Wi'.n'Si started tho nooocd kiln at M* Wright' a request, bad ha was thus pat to additional expense for fling and labor. Defendant promised to pay him £5 for tha extra Übor, but had cot don* ho. On June 10 w-tnaee gave notice to terminate hfa co uraot &a ho onul i not make Ifc p»y, the coal defendant uappt'e-i to win si be'og f,f an Inferior qo'ly entallir g loss and extra labor. Defendant took possession on Ja?y 1, thora beli>g two ki;ns In- process of burriiar; r.fc the tlms, D.'ft-nn-.nt deoMno-i to puy fn* ».hc l?me till ifc wjs dawn, and It was nodrawn till JaN 9, till wU'oh tinv wliness stopped, th w?9 nrc?B ay for him to atop tlJl then "to doc thst he i»as not cheated. " If bo hfcd been paid op on July 1, be would h*vo Infrthcn. — J. Pi-'oe a'ao gavo evldono 1 . — For the defence V. F. Wright eald tb*t the under tindh g w»3 that ptr.ln'lfi w«*a to bat-n «s much lunn an witness rtqairod. Trade inoeaeod &iid wUness requiring 160 loos a month, anl the o»p»oity of on^ kiln being only 120 tons Ifc w»o neoesisiry that two ohoald bo darted. Tae atartiog of the a.-c nd k'lo w«o part of plaintiff's «g:eem:v.t tnd wltneos never proml?n 1 p« pan 1 ff aeaerted to give him £5 Wn^n pUlnUflf gave notice witnoaa aeoU'-oi anohrr contractor bat before o'oil' i» Wxth him, he g»*<* plaintiff n onno- of g'~'lr>g on with the work, bat ho declined. l-\ r.-^ird »o tho nine days' labor claimed f r, wit.»e«i had no b.)Q( fit of tbe aoivloos of plaint ff, whtoh only benoßt^pd the contra^^r>r. When w t \(n^ n ttl d a.;> with plain" flf he deduced -h^ t's h*'-?:"' f>r . x ra iabor and fi n;, pfaictff n&sjytvti th^ oheque loss th ■ «moant ; wife ler-B looked upon th's «e nfi ■-*! wh ment Plain iff made di olalm for th^ tine daye' eorvicfa till com i iinv aftpr tho B"ti]eu>o>i r . There wsi no nro.^sl'y f.r h<3 ir> rkiog this time, witness never B«kcd J im to do so. —■The Magistrate s^'d lh»t plaintiff had failed to (r r n~<!!.si<. his c.a.) $n& g^vjudgtnsn' for (he defendant with costs.

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MAGISTERIAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2200, 15 August 1889

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MAGISTERIAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2200, 15 August 1889

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