IBefore C. A. Wray, Esq., R.M.J
VAGRANCY. Alexander Reid, an old man, was charged with having no lawful visible means of support. Reid is an old man, and was perfectly harmless, although a little eccentric. He was remanded for a week with the object of seeing what could be done for him. DRUNKENNESS. Robert Warne was charged with having been drunk the previous evening, and with having behaved m a disorderly manner m his own house. Accused's wife ga^o evidence to the fact that he had been drunk since last Saturday. The police evidence was to the eftbet that accused had been a very respectable hardworking man and a good tradesman, but had recently given way to drink. His Worship thought it would be better to issue a prohibition order against Warne. Wame protested strenuously against this, saying ho had been thirty years m Canterbury, and never before had been m the hands of the police for drunkenness. His Worship said he would not under the circumstances grant a prohibition order, but would do so if the offence were repeated. For the charge of drunkenness Warne was fined 10s. A prohibition order was granted against Edward McGirr, to remain m force for twelve months, and to have effect m the town and country. CIVIL CASES. E. Cookson v J. Davis, claim £4.—D. McFarlane v G. Harvey, claim £7 19s 2d. Judgment for plaintiffs by default. J. Heseltine vG. 11. Pope, claim £5 18s 6d, judgment summons. Judgment for payment of half the amount at once, and the remainder m a month., Campbell v Pearson, claim £2 8s lor board and lodging twelve days a bailiff sent up to take possession of a farm m Ashburton Forks. Judgment for plaintiff for full amount of claim ; 30s paid into Court,
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MAGISTERIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2479, 31 July 1890
MAGISTERIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2479, 31 July 1890
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