* .— United Press Association—By Electric Telegraph Wawganui, May 29. The Supreme Court opened this morning. Mr Justice Cooper congratulated the district on the small amount o£ crime that had occurred since the last sitting. The charges also, with one exception, were not of a serious character. A Maori remanded from the lower Court on a charge of perjury was sentenced to six months' imprisonment. '■ Timarit, May 29 The first case of the kind under the Licensing Act of last session was dealt with at the Court hare to-day, when a publican and his barman were charged with having supplied intoxicating liquor to a child under 13 years of age. The person who sent the child (her father) was also charged with this offence. The three defendants were fined 10s each, the Magistrate intimating that he made the fine light because this was the first case, but m future such cases would be severely dealt with. "QjLMAru, May 29 JLt the Magistrates' Court Charles Luxon, a young man, charged with delivering at the Post Offio« an indecent picture, with intent to have the same delivered to a young unmarried woman at Timarn, w»3 fined £3 and costa. John Shannon, charged with stealing wBIO 5s the property of Martin Barrett, pleaded guilty, and was committed to the Supreme Court at Dunedin. for sentence. Dunedin, May 29 The St. Bathans' miners have presented a request to the Premier for prospecting votes to districts holding auriferous areas, especially the district from St. Bathans to Clyde. It is represented that the conservation of water m Thompson* Gorge would be one of the most important assets m mining m Otago. ....-, The Premier received a deputation to-day from Alexandra South respecting the urgent necessity of the Crown resuming at the earliest possible date some runs m the neighbourhood with a view to closer settlement. Moutere, Blacksfcone H'll, Matakanui, or Ida Valley stations ore suggested. Mr Seddon promised to lay the matter before his colleagues.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XX, Issue 6582, 29 May 1905
To-day's Telegrams. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XX, Issue 6582, 29 May 1905
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