[Before MrD.Thoma*. J P. and Major Steward, J.P.]
TKESPABB OK A REBERVB.
P. Madden was charged with having allowed three oowa to trcspias upon n County Council reserve, 1496.— Sergeant Folton applied for permission to amend the information, altering the number of the reserve to 1775, end making the offanoo In reapeot of four cows io«tead of three. — Permisnion to amend, as applied for, was granted. — The oaee wss brought un^er Beotion 20 of the Public Reserves At 1881, m cotganotlon with sectiona 25 and 2Q of the ' Land Act, £885 —The following cvi lenoe was called :— Spencer Compton, son of the Aehbmton poundkoeper, said that be was Bent to a County Council Reserve, ne^r tho Village Settlement, where ho found four cows and one calk Witness went to defendant, who pad 3s f° r the release of thi cows Witness found that the wire m the fence round the plantation wbb down and gnpa m three plncQß From oigne m the plantation fitness was oo&fident fhatoattlo had been In the plantatiopfpralong time. There w»b a water race running through the resetye and a buokes near it. The trees were eaten In pfooea.— Jamos Dunn (15) gave corroborative evidence— P. Madden, tbe defendant, denied all knowledge of the cattle having got Into the plantation. He milked the cows In his own yard and about half an hour afterwards young Oompton enmo to htm, and eald that ha had impounded the cattle. — The Bonoh pointed out that these reserves bad been planted by the Cjunty Council at considerable sxpense, for the general benefit. The Banoh would treat the presenji p»ae lightly, only lnfllotlng a fine of Sh 6d a bead, bat they desired to point out that the Aot proj/ldod foe a penally up to £50. They trusted this oaae Would prove a warning as any future charge would be severely dealt with. Alexander Spring was charged with having flowed a calf to trespass on reserve 1778.— The offonoo was admitted, and » fine of 2s 0d end coats was kflloted. '
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