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CHRISTOHURCH, August 12. The Police Court was crowded to excess to-day and surrounded by hundreds of people, when charges of cruelty to a child named Esther Ponditch were brought against the Abbotts. Doctor Symes Btated that the child was unable to attend the Court. He gave details of her condition, saying that she was improving, and might be able to attend next week. The police obtained a remand till next Monday, In reply to the Bench, Abbott said that Mr Garrick had promised to appear for him, but he was not present. Bail was fixed in two sureties each of Ll5O for each prisoner—L6oo in all. On leaving the Court the prisoners were surrounded by hundreds of spectators, who hooted them as far as the police depot, situated nearly half a mile away.

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ILL-TREATING A CHILD., Issue 7983, 12 August 1889

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ILL-TREATING A CHILD. Issue 7983, 12 August 1889

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