RESIDENT MAGISTRATE’S COURT.
(Before Mr. F. Guinness, R.M.) civil cases. Orr and Co. v. Bullen.—Application granted for reinstatement—case to be heard in a fortnight. Weeks and Dixon v. Harris.— Adjourned till Friday. A. Orr, trustee in James Stephens’ estate v. A. M'Neil.—Claim LG ss. Gd.; same v. Clark.—Claim LlO 3s. lid.; same v. Charters. —L 3 19s. 3d. —In each case Mr. Branson for plaintiff, and judgment was given for amounts by default, with costs. Stephens v. Hardley.—Claim for damages for non-fulfilment of agreement. For plaintiff, Mr. Crisp; for defendant Mr. O’Reilly. Plaintiff nonsuited, with costs LI Is. A. Orr (trustee in estate of James Stephens) v. Burgess—Claim, LlO 12s. For plaintiff, Mr. Branson ; for defendant, Mr. O’Reilly. Judgment, after hearing evidence, for plaintiff, with costs. Orr and Co. v. Todd.—Set-off of L 22 entered. Case withdrawn, with costs. For plaintiff, Mr. Branson ; for defendant, Mr. Crisp. Orr v. McLymont.— Claim, LIG 7s. 2d. Judgment for L 8 125., with L2lls. costs. Orr and Co. v. Williamson.—Claim L 42 2s. Judgment by default for amount, and costs. Stephens v. George. —Claim 9s. which had been overcharged in an account.. Mr. Crisp for plaintiff; Mr. Izard for defendant. Judgment for defendant, with costs 10s. Gd. LAND TAX. Land Tax Commissioner v. McKenzie —Claim, 4s 4d.; v. Lawnie, L 4 10s. 9c1.; v. Kelly and Co., LI 17s. 9d.; v. Caldwell, 15s. 3d.; v. Clark and Beswick, 3s. 9d.; v. J. Clark, L 9 16s. Bd.—in each case judgment for Commissioner, with costs. Mr. Izard for plaintiff. Land Tax Commissioner v. G. Kidd. —Claim 4s. 7d. Mr. Kidd objected to pay on the ground that he owned no land in the Waimate, and it was for tax on property alleged to be owned by him'in that district that he was sued. Case withdrawn. Same v. M‘Langhlin.—Claim L2 16s. 4d. Judgment for amount claimed, and costs. Defendant being insolvent, proceedings would issue against the trustee in the estate. Same v. Crowe.—Claim L 4 7s. 3d. Judgment for L 3 10s. 9d., and costs ss. Same v. W. Leslie. —Claim L2 4s. Gd. Defendant stated that the land he was rated for he had not been in possession of for the last eighteen months. He had sent an objection to Wellington on a printed form which had been supplied him, but he had heard nothing further until receiving the summons. His Worship said defendant should have appeared at the Assessment Court and objected to the rating. Defendant said ho thought that in following the instructions on the printed form, ho w’ould be doing what was correct. Mr. Latter said that no such form (to be sent to Wellington) as that referred to by defendant existed, but as the present owner offered to pay for one year, he would he quite satisfied if judgment were entered up for the balance, which his Worship accordingly did. Mr. Izard appeared for the Commissioner in all the above cases.
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