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ASHBURTON-THTJjffiSDAY. TBefore C. A. Wrap, Jhq M R.M.J • ■,"•-. , ." LUNACY. Alexander Reid,' the old man who was remanded last week for inquiries as to his sanity, was committed to the Lunatic Asylum, on the certificates of Drs Trevor and Tweed. OBSCENE LANGUAGB. . John Broker was cnarged with havingused obscene language m the public street the previous evening. The offence waslcommitted m front of the Orange Hall, m whiph. building a dance was being held. Evidence was given by W. J. Hamptont and; Constable Smart. The accused wae pjiiy eighteen years of age, and the Magistrate gave him a severe reprimand arid dismissed him. ■ .; A SHARPER. James White was accused of having fraudently appropriated to hia own use 10s entrusted to him by John O'Grady to, place on the totalisator, bub had failed fco account for his share of the proceedsJohn O'Grady, a farmer, living mar Winchmore, wns at the racecourse- om Wednesday and gave accused baff a. sovereign to place on The Mount m the-i totalisator m the Consolation RaceThere was a dividend of £2" on TJhes Mount, but accused did not come to Ihe= totalisator for it. At the railway statiom accused refused to return the money.— James Marr, billiard room keeper, said he heard accused arrange with O'Grady about a ticket, and saw him receive O'Grady's half sovereign. Saw accused pulled out of the train by O'Grady. The Magistrate said the theft %as a mean and impudent one, and accused who was evidently a man who foMowed race meetings and made & living by his wits, was lucky m not b^big; sent to prison far six months. He w«s sent to gaol for fourteen days and ordered to make restitution to John O'Gr»dy. CIVIL CASES. Oit and Co. v Knight claim £2 7s sd— judgment by default. ' Jameson v Candy, claim £7010s J.d — adjourned for a {oitnight.

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MAGISTERIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2485, 7 August 1890

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MAGISTERIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2485, 7 August 1890