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MAGISTERIAL

ASHBURTON-THURSDAY.

(Before Mr C. A. Wray, R.M.)

Wife Dbsektion.—Peter Anderson was charged with having deserted his wife, Mary Anderson. Accused was arrested at Waikari, andrefhanded to Ashburton- The wife stated that accused had left her two years and a half ago to look after his son, on that occasion with his ■wife's consent. She had^not wished to punish her husband, and had not appealed to the police until last Friday week. XJpto iat *nne sm} had been able to support herself, but had recently not been able to do so. She had not received either letter or money from Anderson except £4. He was a laboring man and a irood workman, and not lazy, but was able and willing to work, and could always earn money when ho wanted to, but he spent it all m drink. When he went away MrS Anderson told him she did not want to see his face again, but would make him keep her. Accused said he could not live with the woman, because of her persistent accusations against him of infidelity. He had had no work for three months, and the only work available was at Lyttelton, where he did not Care to go m the present crisis! The Sergeant said Mi's Anderson, when sober, was a clean, clever woman, and an excellent laundress ; but when she was drinking, she was a terrible woman. There was a prohibition order m force against her now.. The Magistrate said he would make no order at that time, but trusted it would not be necessary to brins Anderson up again. He would be wise to see that his wife did not become destitute. Anderson promised to do this, and was discharged. Stray Cattle.—M. J. • Atkinson pleaded guilty to allowing a horse to stray on the public streets, and was fined 5s *nd costs. Peter Gourdie pleaded guilty to allowing two cows to graze m Cameron street, and was fined 5s per head with costs. Philip Williams, allowing two cows aM a heifer to graze m Wills street, pleaded not guilty. Hie ranger, W. de B. Compton, gave evidence as to seeing the cattle grazing on the road at five o'clock on Thursday afternoon. There was a boy lying on a horse's back near by. The boy was there for more than ten minutes. Had seen the cattle grazing before on the street*. Chas. Brown gave similar evidence. Accused denied that his cows were unduly Jong on the toad home to be milked. It

was impofcflihlo to (Iriva »ws from th* psMldock homo to be inilbod without, the antmnlfi attempting to grasso a littlo by the Avny. A fine of 5s per head wns iuilicted, Avibh costs. ( Airs McTeayue was ohar^cd with hftving allowed three cows to graze on the lower end of East street on Monduy last. The cows had been often complained of as being troublesome m the plantation. They were grazing mi this occasion for half an hour. She war. lined 5s per head and costs. Mr Purncll, for the Borougii Council, proHt'Ciitod m eich of the cattle cases. Civil Cares.—M J. Pa ton r Serin:geour. In thi.s c;ise Mr Cuthborisoii reported that the parties had submitted their difference to arbitration, and.had accepted the arbitrator's decision, who had awarded plaintiff £4 out of a'claim of £20 4s. judgment for the amount was entered up. Liquidator of estate of Bland and Humphreys v D. Murphy, £1 4s lid. Judgment for amount by default, The Court then adjourned.

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MAGISTERIAL, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2533, 2 October 1890

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MAGISTERIAL Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2533, 2 October 1890

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