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Local Intelligence.

DISTRICT COURT. [Before W. T. L. Tbavebs, Esq., District Judge.] Thubsday, Septembeb 27. This Court, pursuant to adjournment, assembled on Thursday last, for the disposal of the suits Greenwood v. Harley, Gentry, and Co., and Harley, Gentry, and Co. v. J. R. Hays. The former case resulted in a judgment for the plaintiff; in the latter, the plaintiffs withdrew the case, paying costs. Administration was granted to the will of the late Thomas Fagan. RESIDENT MAGISTRATE'S COURT. Satubday, Septembee 22. [Before J. Poynteb, Esq., Resident Magistrate, and R. K. Newcome, Esq., J.P.] j Donald Barnes, Charles Bird, Peter Shmns, and Peter Catting, were charged by constable Mytten with having assaulted him in the execution of his duty. After the case had been proved, prisoners having nothing to urge in their defence, were fined, Barnes and Bird £5 each, Sirams and Cutting £3 each. James Wynen was summoned for having resisted constable Mytton while in the execution of his duty. The case for the prosecution having been proved, by showing that defendant had assaulted a man named Watts, who was assisting the constable to capture a prisoner, Defendant said he had been simply trying to assist Mr. Lewthwaite in quelling a disturbance which was going on, and that he had not intended, neither had he been guilty of, any breach of the peace, and that he could call witnesses who would prove the truth of that statement. The Magistbate however fined him £10, inclusive of costs. Henry Clouston was fined 3s. for having permitted three horses, his property, to stray in Nile-street-east. James Bentley was summoned for having permitted a vicious dog belonging to him to be at large. The case was dismissed, but the Magistrate cautioned defendant not to permit the dog to remain loose for the future. Monday, Septembeb 21. Walter Long Wrey was charged with having used threatening and abusive language, to constable Mytton while in the exercise of his duty. Edward Mytton, being sworn, said : I was called to a fight which was taking place in Bridge-street, on the evening of Tuesday last, and I saw Mr, Wrey there. He tried to make more noise than was occasioned by the men who were fighting, and abused Mr. Stafford for tying the hands of one of the men who had been fighting, whom I had in custody. He wanted to fight with Mr. Stafford. Cross-examined by defendant : I saw you quarrel with Mr. Stafford. You did not say anything to me. You abused Mr. Stafford as he was tying my prisoner's hands. Defendant said : I saw Mr. Stafford tying the man's hands, and, observing that the blood was nearly bursting from them, I certainly did remonstrate. The Magistbate said he should fine defendant 40s. and costs, for using the abusive language, and cautioned him that if he had interfered with the constable he would have been liable to a penalty of £10 ; and that if any of those who seemed to delight in promoting these breaches of the peace, were brought before him, he would mark his sense of their offence by a heavy penalty. Wednesday, Septembeb 26. George Eiggins was fined 10s. and costs for an assault committed on Alfred Brown, on board the steamer Rapid. A lad was fined 10s. and costs for having wilfully damaged two mimosa trees, the property of W. L. Wrey, Esq. ; the Magistbate remarking that the boy deserved a sound whipping for suoh wanton damage. Weights and Measubes.— Persons from this date using unstamped weights and measures will be liable to fine. Lectcee on Geobge Stephenson. — Alecture upon the late George Stephenson was delivered by G. Heppel, Esq., principal of the Nelson College, who handled the subject in a very agreeable manner, explaining the principal events of this great man's life in a way which was very interesting ona instructive,

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Local Intelligence., Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume XIX, Issue 80, 29 September 1860

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Local Intelligence. Nelson Examiner and New Zealand Chronicle, Volume XIX, Issue 80, 29 September 1860

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