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[per press association.] Gisborne, May 19. At Gisborne the local lighter and wharf laborers struck this morning for increased wages to Union scale. Dunedin, May 19. The City Court was crowded to the doors this morning. On Saunderson's case being called, Sir R. Stout said that i he had been instructed by the informant I to appear on this information, but since the information was laid information had been afforded by the accused as to the chemist who supplied certain pills and certain powder which were taken by the informant, and the chemist states that I both wore perfectly harmless, and given by the accused for a different purpose to that alleged in the information. This being so, there was nothing left but to ask leave to withdraw the information. Mr Fraser, who defended, said it having been admitted by the other "side that .'the accused was entirely innocent of the charge, he, as his counsel, consented to the withdrawal. Mr Fish, who presided on the Bench said : " There is no suspicion of collision?" Mr Fraser replied: "Absolutely none. The accused's entire innocence is admitted by the other side. The accused was thereupon discharged.

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LATEST TELEGRAMS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2433, 19 May 1890

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LATEST TELEGRAMS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2433, 19 May 1890

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