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MAGISTERIAL.

CHRISTCHURCH. Tuesday, June 7. (Before R. Beetham, Esq., S.M.) Case Dismisskd.—Michael O'Brien, ft cab-driver, was charged with having, on May 30th stolen from Donald Robertson a metal watch, valued at 13s 6d. Mr Kippenberger appeared for the accused, for whom evidence was produced showing that the watch had been given to him by Robertson as security for cab fare amounting to 10s, and the case was dismissed, the Magistrate stating that he did not boliove there was any felonious intention. Allkgkd Larceny. — Edward Reynolds, alias Edmund Homer, was charged with having, on January 20th, stolen a portmanteau and contents, valued at £10, the property of Ja3. G. Black. Sergeant-Major Ramsay said the accused, who was arrested on the previous night, had sold to a secondhand dealer some oE the contents of the portmanteau, and a portmanteau answering to the description of that lost by Professor Black at the railway station, had been found in the prisoner's house. A remand was made till June 15th. Summary Separation , . — Annie Agnes Stratford applied for a separation under the Married Persons' Separation Act from her husband Charles Abraham Stratford, on the ground of his persistent cruelty to her. Mr McConnel appeared for the applicant. Mr Loughnan, who appeared for Stratford, said an agreement had been come to by tho par* ties, and his Worship made the order aa follows—The separation granted ; the husband to pay his wife £1 10s weekly, and costs £11 9s. Maintenance.—Alexander C. P. Kny. vett, for whom Mr McConnel appeared, was ordered to pay his wife 15s per week towards the maintenance of their three children.—Mr Cresswell, for the.. Sunnyside Lunatic Asylum authorities, applied for an order directing Henry Newton to contribute to the maintenance of his wife in the institution. Mr Kippenberger appeared for Newton, who waa proved to be unable to contribute, and no order was made.

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MAGISTERIAL. Press, Volume LV, Issue 10057, 8 June 1898

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