ASH BURTON—S ATUR DA V,
(Before Messrs David Thomas and John Burgess, Js.'P.) DRUNKENNESS, A woman, a first offender, was charged with drunkenness. Defendant did not appear and was fined 10s and costs. PETTY THEFT. Stephen G-oldiug and Da,vid Thomas were charged with stealing one pair of boots, the property of Thomas Iggo, valued at 15s.
The accused Crolding pleaded guilty, and Thomas pleaded not guilty. Evidence was given by the owner of the boots, who boarded at Wheeler's Coffee P.dace, and Constable Brown, who arrested the two accused at Duusandel on Friday.
The accused Thomas stated that the boots were stolen by the other prisoner, Golding. The accused, G-olding, gave evidence that he was encouraged by Thomas to take the boots, which, however, the latter denied. Both accused were convicted. They stated they came from Milton, near Dunedin, and had been working at Smithfield Freezing Work 3. Sergeant Fouhy stated that several other small articles had been found in the possession of the two accused—"a razor, shaving brush, and a chain. The Bench, after addressing the accused and advising them ta alter their way 3, decided to discharga them with a caution. The Bench made the accused a small present of money to help to keep them outot further mischief.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6610, 1 July 1905
MAGISTERIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6610, 1 July 1905
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