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The Charges Against D. H. BROWN.

In order to remove a public misapprehension as to necessity for Mr Brown reporting himself daily to the Timaru police while out on bail, we publish the following discussion upon the matter, which took place m Court after the committal : — Mr Stringer m applying for bail said that m most cases the bail bond of the accused, no matter ior how large a sum, [ wa« usually not worth the paper it was written upon. In the case of his client, however, tho matter was different, as he had plenty of funds, and all available to meet the bond, as his client could not lay hands upon the money. In that case the Bench perhaps would not press for other sureties. Two sureties had been available, and would doubtless be again if the previous bail were not increased. He would ask the Court to accept Mr Brown's own bond for £500—£100 on each of the five charges—and two sureties of £56 each on each charge. This would represent sureties to the amount of £1000 m all. The Bench consulted for some time, and then said two sureties of £75 each on each charge would be accepted.: • ■ Mr Stringer urged that his sureties may not be prepared to accept the increased responsibility. If the Bench ■would allow the bail to stand as he had suggested, he would guarantee that Mr Brown would report himself daily- to the Timaru police. Mr Fisher was quite prepared to accept this, and have the conditions endorsed on the bail bond. Failing compliance with the conditions Mr Brown could be im>mediately arrested. The Bench said no such endorsement could be made on the bail bond, and these once issued, no arrest could take place on any of these five charges. Mr Fisher said there were plenty of of charges to bring if an arrest were wanted ; but he was willing to accept Mr Stringer's offer for a daily report. The Bench then agreed to the bail as suggested by Mr Stringer, and the Court rose.

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The Charges Against D. H. BROWN., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2462, 9 July 1890

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The Charges Against D. H. BROWN. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2462, 9 July 1890

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