AKAROA RESIDENT MAGISTRATE'S COURT.
Friday, Nov. 12, 1880. Before Justin Aylmer, Esq., RM. DKUiNKENNESS. W. Roaeiter had had a " little difficulty'with Constable Scott, in the course of which the constable's trowsers had been torn. He was fined 10s for resisting the police, and ordered to pay for a new pair of pants for the constable. The charge of. drunkenness was dismissed. ASSAULT. Etienne Brocher was charged with assaulting Chas Lemmonnier by kicking him. Complainant swore to tho fact of the assault, and in answer to defendant denied having insulted him. — Lilteau deposed to having witnessed the affair. Some words had passed between the complainant and defendant. Leintnonnier had called Brocher a " coward " and a "Prussian." Brocher had put him out and shut the door on him, but had not kicked him.
Defendant's own evidence was to the effect tliat lie had simply put complainant out. The latter had been very abusive, and had called him a " Prussian." This was more than he could stand, and he had pushed him outside and shut the door on him. A medical certificate was put in to the effect that complainant had received some damage on "that part of his person least liable to injury, but most susceptible of honor." The case was dismissed. CIVIL CASES. Gilliat v. Joblin ; claim, £9 5s Bd, balance of a promissory note. Judgment by default for amount claimed and costs. The Court then adjourned. Saturday, Nov. 13. Brfore Justin Ayliier, Esq., E.M. VAGRANCY. Henry Jansen was charged with this offence by begging money. From the evidence of Dr Guthrie it appeared that prisoner was suffering fiom the effects of drink. The Bench remanded him for eight days for medical treatment. Monday, Nov. 15. LARCENY. Thomas Welch was charged with stealing eight goslings, the property of Joseph Waeckerle. Prisoner plended " guilty," but said he had taken the goslings, not with the in tention of keeping them, but to serve prosecutor out for allowing his horses to trespass on his (prisoner's) land. It transpired in evidence that prisoner had had the birds in his possession for a week, and then had denied that they belonged to the prosecutor. His Worship said that very numerous complaints had beea made of people losing poultry, especially about German Bay. He would make an example, to endeavor to put a stop to such a state of affairs. Prisoner would be sentenced to three months' imprisonment with hard labor. The Court then adjourned.
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