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Auckland, September 2 Is addreising the Grand Jnry at the opening of the Criminal Rpsslons of the Supreme Court to-day, Mr Justice Oonolly congratulated the Jury on tbe remarkably light calendar. The most serious cases are aga-nst Dean and Morrow for misappropriating the money of corporation?. At the Supreme Court to-day Ftek Clarence Dean, tbe defaulting Town Clerk -of the Thames, pleaded guilty to several charges of embezzlement and forgery committed by him while m the employment of tha Thames Harbor Board as alerk and treasonr, and the Thames Borough Connell as Town Clerk and Treasurer, In answer to the usual challenge the prisoner did not make any statement. HU Honor said this was a very plalnfnl oaee, and he was afraid the sentence which he wts about to pass wonld be almost too lenient on a man who bad ustd considerable ability In carrying on an elaborate system of fraud. It wss painfal to see a man at bis time of life instead of maintaining that reputation whioh it should be suoh a man's duty to maintain In his old age plaoed now In his present position. The eeotenoe would ba that on eaoh oharge he be knot m penal servitude for four years, thd sentences io run oononrrently. A sentence of twelve months 1 Imprisonment with hard labor was Imposed m the ease of Michael Rvsn for mallolons damage to property at the Home of the Little SUtws of the Poor m June last. His Honor gild a more cowardly offenoe had WJver come under his notice. John Joseph Knash and Thomas Floyd were were found " Gallty " of breaking and entering, tbe former was sentenced to six months and tbe latter to twelve months' Imprisonment with hard labor. Napibb, September 2. After a trial extending over fite days Hakaore was late to night found guilty of tbe mmrder of Robert Gollan, and sen. tecced to death. Chsutohuboh, September 2. The ease of Stewart v Stewart, whioh was an action to recover £500 damages for breach of covenant to keep In repair eertaln buildings leased to the defendant occupied the Supreme Court durlDg the day, and resulted In a verdlot for plaintiff for £200, and <so»ts oa tbe lower scale.

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SUPREME COURT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2216, 3 September 1889

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SUPREME COURT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2216, 3 September 1889