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[Before Messrs W. G. Rees, R. Alcorn, and H. Friedlander, J.P's.] ALLEGED FALSE FBETENCES.

Charles De Joux, charged on remand with having obtained goods to the amount of £5 10s 6d from William Sparrow on a false pretence. Mr A. E. Hanlon appeared for the accused. William Sparrow repeated the evidence he gave at the previous sitting of the Court, and was cri>ss-exammerl by Mr Hanlon at considerable length,' with the object of showing that the information was lajd fop the purpose of getting the account paid and not in the interests of justice. Telegiams were put in referring to the case, from the complainant, the police, and Mr Hanlon. Thomas Permaiti gave evidence corroborating that given by Mr Sparrow, arid was severely cross-examined by Mr Hanlon as to the conversations that took place between Mr Sparrow and the prisoner.—W. G. Murray said that Pc Jpux had told him, some short time before he left Ashburton, that he was going to Melbourne. —G. F. De Joux, father ,of the accused, deposed that he did not see his son in Dunedin in February last. He had authorised his sons to get food or clothing at any time, and to sign his name for it, and he (the father) would be answerable for the goods. The son present was then living at North Invercafgill, and was an apprentice to Mr Craig, watchmaker^ If Mr Sparrow's account had been sent to him he would havp paid it. A smart passage at arms here took place between Sergeant Felton and Mr Hanlon as to the cross-examina^ tion of the witness. The Bench did npt wjsh any address from Mr Hanlon, as they considered there was no case and accused would be discharged.

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ASHBURTON—SATURDAY., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2393, 5 April 1890

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ASHBURTON—SATURDAY. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2393, 5 April 1890

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