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ASHBURTON—THURSDAY. [Before Mr 0. A. Wray R.M.] 10TTSY. SHEEP. "William Prebble was fined 5s for having exposed for sale, sheep infected with lice. LAYING POISON. Jean Moison for whom Mr Crisp appeared, was charged with laying poison in a public place. William Smith and his son gave evidence that two of their dogs were poisoned. They were young dogs, and ran loose. Constable McGill deposed that the defendant admitted to him that he had laid poison in his yard, stating that he had given warning to Mr Smith by letter, having been much annoyed by dogs and fowls trespassing on his premises. Accused was fined 5s and costs. ASHBURTON BRIDGE. John Moorhead was charged with having crossed the Ashburtpn traific bridge with a portable engine in contravention of the by-laws regulating such traffic." Mr Chas. Reid appeared for the defendant and pleaded ignorance of the provisions of the bye-law. Defendant was fined £1. XTNATTENDED TEAMS. James Johnston and M. McAvey, for whom Mr Corr appeared, were fined 5s each for leaving their teams unattended in Burnett street after unloading grain at the stores in West street. civn. oases. J. Moison v J. Ashton, claim £1 7s 3d; R. S. Bean v Geo. Lyons, claim 16s ; W. H. Collins & Co. v 0. Smithel, claim £4 ss; W. H. Collins v J. Smithers, claim lls; Clark v Usher, ', claim £3. Judgment in each case for amount claimed with costs. Ibell v Rugg claim £14 9s 2d,claim for wages, Mr Cuthbertsori for plaintiff, Mr Crisp for defendant. This was a case of dispute as to rate of wages for a blacksmith's improver. There was a counter claim for the use of a horse and for horse feed. After hearing evidence the R.M. gave judgment for wages at the rate of 15s per week and struck out the counter claim for use of horse, making £5 3s 6d the amount of judgmeut for plaintiff and' costs. F. Clark v L. Markey, claim £40 16s 9d, amounts due on endorsed promissory notes. The case was adjournod for four weeks to allow the evidence of a witness to be taken in Auckland. The Court then rose.

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MAGISTERIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2415, 1 May 1890

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MAGISTERIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XII, Issue 2415, 1 May 1890