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(Before Messrs Donald Williamson, and Thomas Bullock, J.P's,), Drunkenness.— Henry, Stotfth, Whp had been locked up on Saturday, and had been let out on, HsKviii was fined ss. Destroying Trees.—William, B^ce, land Charles Jones, two.very s»waU boys, i pleaded guilty to haying destroyed two trees m i\\v ibniaw o» the 15th August. H, W. Oharltoft, the Domain caretaker, said he-found the boys tearing cabbage trees to pieces to get at the hearts to eat the "cabbage." The Domain Boa,«} did not press for a penalty, but ycsjshed it known by parents tha,t bptfe boys and girls had been t,rottMjesoft&e of late m the Domain, ar\c^ c]mv a good deal of mischief. The, police galve ohe two boys good characters, and the Bench, after warning them and parents generally that the Domain most be protected ajid, fckatsuch offences as the boys ha,d pleaded guilty to, might be punished w^th, a fine of £5, dismissed thp lads. ■■" :'. ,' STTRAY CATTLE. ' <■ ■ Thomas M'llroy, Patrick Gvtipe, m<k F^

Keller were dealt with m the usual way for allowing cattle tosstrainy—m the two latter cases on the railway line at w. TIK KETTLIKG Isaac Price, Daniel Jeffries, James Nolan, William Higgins, Percy Cookson, Harold Edwards, Samuel Crooks, Thomas Rooke, John Phelps, Thomas Leeson, Thomas Allan, John McKee, William Hodgson, Robert Boyle, Oliver Crum, Leslie M 'Donald, Joseph Baker, Henry Dudley, William Stanley, Sydney Worner, Charles Johnston, Thomas Kane, John Kane, and William Price were charged with having, on the 3Cth July, . thrown missiles and destroyed property, 1 and also with having disturbed an j inhabitant by making a noise outside his dwelling—m other words, they were accused of having, iit I colonial talk " tin-kettled a newly made Benedict." The twenty-four lads were ■ ranged up m a half-circle m the Court ? room, and all promptly pleaded guilty to the charge of " tih-kettling," but all, with equal promptness, denied the missile throwing. Constable Smart asked liberty to withdraw the charge against the lads. < of throwing missiles.—Samuel Hardleyy tinsmith, said that on the 30th July, his son got married. At about 7 p.m. a large crowd of boys' assembled at the house and made a great row on kerosene tins and other things. Witness said he did not; object to the boys' row, so long as they kept on the road, but they came about the house, and were rude. The knocker had to be taken off the door to, pre-* vent the boys keeping up the annoyance. The lads had. food sent out to them two or three times, but they would not go awAy, and witness sent for the police. He had no idea of prosecuting the boys when he sent for the police, only wished them sent away. Could ,'nob identify any of the lads. Several neigh* bors gave evidence as to the row, which was kept up for two hours. The police said there had been a good many complaints made m regard to the larrikinism indulged m m the outskirts of the town. The Bench said the boys would be convicted and discharged, but hoped it would be a warning both to the boys and to the parents. ; The Court then rose.

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MAGISTERIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2494, 18 August 1890

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MAGISTERIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2494, 18 August 1890

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