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SOUTH RAKAIA-MONDAY. (Before Messrs C A. C. Hardy and L. Od*y, J.Ps.) t . John Bamber, stablekeeper at the Cherteey Hotel, was charged with stealing a coat value 30s, fa™ *f Chertsey schoolroom on the occasion of a dance on August 30th. Accused, who pleaded not $uilty, was arrested on Saturday afternoon. John Doig, to whom the coat belonged, J. Reid, Constable Lewis, and Mrs Bamber gave evidence. Accused stated that on the mght m question he was muddled with drink and remembered nothing about it, but he was afterwards told that he had picked up a J coat oft the road and put it m his bedroom. The Beweh thought he had acted very f (X.lishly and wailed very closely to the wind, and hoped this would be a warning to him m future. The evidence was not strong enough to convict on, and accused would be discharged.

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MAGISTERIAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2509, 4 September 1890

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MAGISTERIAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2509, 4 September 1890

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