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MAGISTERIAL.

ASHBURTON—FRIDAY.

[Before Major Steward and Mr Alfred i \l ?Hamsji&TJ.lpe.] HER 77TH APPEABAtfCE. Mary Anderson alias Petty alias Cunningham,- who;.had been jbefore the [Court 77-times, -j^as charged with.., '■ having been drunk and disorderly' on the ; raeeoourse Tthe previous 'day. She pleaded, guilty, -jand~was< sent^to gaol, for threemonths'. A first onTeiiderSwas dismissedl with a cautionon payment of Is expenses, r r :r , f;' -jFAXSBj-PRKTENCES. ■ • ; " ■ James Justice \sak charged with i having 6rithe e24th"inat;"obtainedl9s by a false pretence. Mr Purnell appeared for the defenceand, pleaded not guilty. William Lindsay said that at-about^ six o'clock ho carried accused in^fiia"express from the racecourse tothe-BoyaHSotel. ' Accused wenti,;'into| tJ\e .^9t)tel^.,|Snd witness followed aWI; asked^'foryhia fare—one shying.. Accused wanted to toss witness double ,*>r >quits!f or, the shilling. Witness ', declined, "-acScusedVtendered a half crowix i with four holes in it. .Had no Bixpehces, and accused as£ed>if he could change £1. Witness said he could, and accused handed.hinVtwJjat appeared to be ,i ;>ou'id note. Took the note and g»veliim 'in-' change/ifour half crowns, tour Uvo-RhilUngf pieces and one shillings When witness "came.' home£ found that the note was not a note at al£ but a piece of parchmentJ I There ; ;waß ugkt enough in the room by which to,t.examine the note, but did not do so, as he thought the note was genuine:' BirTPurnell: Had not taken a note jbhat day except the false one given byv?tccuseft.BWent back to the hotel,, but accused wasn't there* Then he went ; iip,.the police. Had aot since ascertained that the man was at the hotel all thetime. Did not find fault with the half crown, but did not take it because he h~ad'?no' sixpence> to, s ';make the eorrecfc change:,-.. Constable MoGfill said hewent to several houses >with -£he/Jast witness and found accused at the.y Roynl. On charging him with obtaining.money under false pretences accused- ssud su let me give him a pound and;square: ij^,- "Arreetod him ftTi(M;r<)uj:ht,him to the station, found Vi pound'note and 20s fid in silver up-n liim. Limlsiy might have heard vnil Justice sfiid." Both men Avere sobers Jolm Williams said he had tflkvelfci. to

the express, with Lindsay- and accused who had got off at the Royal. „ Mr Purnell contended that, even allow, ing all that Lindsay had said to be truethere was no evidence against his client, ' What had been said to "have been ten.dered as a note by Justice was never in his possession; he would call his client to prove this, James Justice said he had . been in the Government employ for four years. He had travelled in the express . ; as stated by Lindsay. Offered him silver first and as Lindsay had not change gave ;a genuine note, and not the " document in Court. Lindsay came 1 - back two : hours afterwards. Did not ,: remember making, use of the remark ! attributed to him by the constable., Had 'xr fte.en before, a Court of Justice before, but „ was "dismissed^ By the Court: Had two v ppund notes, when he left, the racecourse. !Y, Lindsay: re-called: Sawiprisoner arrested „, Heard him ,say that he would give a'pound ;,,- to .square it. Did not have a pound note and'paid away no money between ■ the'time of receiving the false nole and the arrest of prisoner. The Court retired for five minutes, and on returning said they had carefully considered the evidence, and found prisoner guilty of passing.off"the parchment upon Lindsay ./iwith -intent to defraud. He would be »^sentenced to three months' imprisonment. ■ 5 C The Cburfc.'then rose.: ' ' :

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MAGISTERIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2410, 25 April 1890

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MAGISTERIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2410, 25 April 1890

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