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(PKR PbBBH ASSOOXAHOIf .) Gisboene, September 10 At the Supreme Court Haore Ngama was sentenced to twelve months" imprisonment for ' breaking and entering. In the case against Hill, the jury intimated last niqht. atter sitting six hours, that they would be unable to agree, and that they were equally divided. His Honor remarked that was unsatisfactory and f ffts\u4f M$ thaf upder the existing law he

'. would be compelled to lock them up all night - 1 ' Seeing that there was no possibility of a ver \ diet, it was agreed by the Crown to drop the '. case and go on with another ctarge this morn" : ing. The jury was accordingly discharged. ) Patrck Kyao. wss acquitted of the charge of horse stealing, it being shown tSat the hotelkeeper from whom it was alleged the prisoner stole a horse bought the animal from prisoner in payment for board and lodging and entertainment, contrary -O section 134 of the Licensing Act . The Chief Tustice made some remarks on the tendency nowadays to obtain criminal redress for civil cases. The second charge against Hill for ialse pretences had been heard, but the jury again could not agree although they have been locked up six hoars O AMARU, S'-xtMtiber 10 The Supreme Court criminal sessions onened and closed to-day before Mr Justice Williams. There were nine charges against Michael Morgan and James Anderson for house breaking and larceny. On one of these the prisoners were convicted, and they pleaded guilty on two others. Tbe Crown Prosecutor emere! m nolle prosequim the remainder. Anderson was sentenced to seven years, and Morgan to five years. Thomas Conner pleaded guilty to forgery, and was placed under probation 'or a year, H. Goon, a Chinese, for house-breaking, was sentenced to nine months, and Ihomas Rooney got two years for forgery.

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SUPREME COURT., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2223, 11 September 1889

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SUPREME COURT. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2223, 11 September 1889