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A SHBURTON—FRIDAY. . (Before C. A. Wray, Esq., S.M.) BREAKING AND ENTERING. A little boy named Robert Kennington, aged 10J years, waa charged with breaking and entering the premises of William Brookshaw at Willowhy, and stealing there-. from a gold watch valued at .£5 and three pendanta attached thereto. Sergeant Fouhy stated that the boy lived with his grandfather, at Willowby, his father being at New Plymouth. The lad had broken up the watch (produced) and admitted the theft. The boy's grandfather stated that the boy had lived with him since the death of his mother. He was a very troublesome boy and had broken into Mr Brookehaw's house before and stolen two oranges. His Worship: " He's only a little mite of a chap." Witlinin Brooksbaw gave particulars of the theft. He left the house unattended all day, being a widower. Anybody could get in easily. He taxed the boy with the offence when he found the place had been broken into. He thought the whole thing was merely a pfcce or mischief. His opinion was that the boy would be better off with his fathor at New Plymouth than in an Industrial Home. His Worship snid he thought it was just as well to give the little boy a chance. The accused would be remanded for a week, to j enable arrangements to be made for him to be sent to his father.

CIVIIi CASE 3. John Orr & Co. v. William Kelly, claim 13s.—Judgment for plaintiff by default. Craighead & Berryman (Mr Acland) v. H. Taylor, claim £2.—Judgment for plaintiff by default. Eoberfc Frizelle v. John Taylor, claim £A 15. —Judgment for plaintiff by default. Wm. Huston (Mr Buchanan) v. J. Burgess, claim £7 7s lOd, on a judgment summons. The defendant did not appear. Order for payment to be made within a month, in default 14 days' imprisonment. The Court then adjourned.

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MAGISTERIAL., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6586, 2 June 1905

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MAGISTERIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6586, 2 June 1905

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