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MAGISTRIAL.

Thursday, Mat 9. [Before R. Westenra and W.H. Hv SSeaTes, ti&jfl.]^ UtoKKEirNBSt-^fe^iw , ea£e 3Tarv Doyle, who, yaetorfbgr, hadiieaactmxicCed of this offence, the police informed the Bench that the authorities of Mount Magdala Asylum had taken her in. She was now fined ss, ~itih-nahhirt X Gharie*. Hunter, for being df*js£ fat fit. AsinL., street, was fined Sα •»* "tab Mre m. J Thomas Wilson, for being drank and usiaz obscene language in the Railway Hotel and in Manchester street was fined £2, or three days' imprisonment, for being drunk, and for using obscene lav- i guage he was ordered to be imprisoned I for three days, and to pay 2s cab hire. Wm. Calder was fined ss, cab hire Is 6d. For a first offence a man was fined ss, all with the usual alternative in case of default [Before R. Beetham, Esq., RlLj Assault. — Michael Geoghegan was charged with assaulting bis wife on Aprd 19th. The offence was proved, and defendant was ordered to find one surety in £25 to keep the peace for six months, and pay expenses. Husband and Vifb.—The same defendant was further charged by his wife with habitual drunkenness, and gross cruelty towards her. She asked for an order protecting her earnings, for the support and custody of two children, and for the custody of another. The protection order was made, and defendant was directed to pay his wife £1 5s per week towards the support of his family—ln a similar case, between James Johnston and Henrietta Johu?ton, a protection order was granted, and the husband was ordered to pay 15s per week towards the maintenance of his two children. In ano ther case of the same kind Mr Joynt appeared for Mary J ane Fitzpatrick, who on the grounds of her husband's, Maurice Fitzpatrick, drunken habits and cruelty, asked for the usual order. Evidence was given of several assaults on his wife and children by the husband and the protection order was made and he was ordered to pay his wife 15a per week. The Magistrate also directed an order to issue, prohibiting all publicans and others in Christchurch and suburbs from supplying the defendant with intoxicating liquors for the period of one year. Judgments went by default for plaintiffs, with costs, in Plaisted and Co. v Frame, £4; Shirley v White, £1 18s Id ; Johnson v Cox, £4; Taylor v Mills, £2; and same v Ward, £6145. Christ's College v Carroll, claim £6 16s, on judgment summons. The debtor did not appear, and he was ordered to pay up forthwith, or in default three weeks' imprisonment. Scott v Ball, claim £1 14s, on judgment summons. The debtor pleaded inability to pay, but admitted that an advertisement was now running, which stated that he had instructed Messrs Matson and Co. to sell certain horses and coaching plant his property. He was ordered to pay forthwith, or go to gaol for one week. Gibson v Joblin was adjourned till May loth; Phillips v Hudson till May Itith, and Johnston v Johnston till May 23rd. LYTTELTON. Thursday, May 9. (Before A. Chalmers and H. Allwright Esqs., J.P.'e.) Indecent Language.—William Boyd was charged with making use of indecent language to J. H. Schmidt, the proprietor of the Railway Hotel, who had refused to give him beer, on Wednesday. The accused was sentenced to one week's imprisonment. i Assault.—Jas. E. Bagnell was charged ! with assaulting Geo. Harris, a restaurant proprietor, in Oxford street. The accused pleaded guilty. Harris gave evidence to giving the accused his meal, which he refused to pay for, and afterwards assaulted witness. Sergeant O'Malley said that the accused had T»een remanded five months ago in Chridtchurch for delirium tremens. He was a remittance man. The Bench fined him 40s, or, in default, seven days' imprisonment. Drunk and Disorderly Conduct. — James E. Fox, a steward on board the 8.9. Rimutaka, was charged with being drank, acting disorderly, and using obsceee language in Norwich quay. Hβ was also further charged with resisting Constable Drake, who arrested him. John Buckley gave evidence to the use of obscene language and the other charges. The Bench fined accused 40s, or, in default, three days' imprisonment, on the charge of drunkenness, but dismissed the charge of bad language.

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MAGISTRIAL. Press, Volume XLVI, Issue 7306, 10 May 1889

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