RESIDENT MAGISTRATES COURT.
To-Day. (Before Mr. Nugent Wood, Dr. Trevor, and the Mayor, J.P.’s) civil CASES. Mount Somers Road Board v. Strothers. Claim, Ll 4 ss. Thomas Strothers, of Ashburton, had been summoned, instead ol Mr. Strothers, of Mason and Strothers, and the case of course fell through, and was dismissed without costs. Same v. Roddick.—Claim, 19s. 6d. Judgment for amount, with 19s. costs. Same v. Sawtell and Strothers, trustees in estate of Richard Morgan.—Claim, LI ss. 6d. Judgment for amount, with Bs. costs. Trustees of Ward v. Wadman.—Claim, LI ISs. 2d. Defendant appeared in person, and pleaded that the account had been informally rendered. Judgment for amount, with costs 4s. Spencer v. J. Jackson.—Claim L 7 10s., for carting 1201 bushels seed, at l£d. per bushel. Judgment for amount, with 7s. costs. Nealas v. Smith and Strothers.—Claim L 3 6d. For plaintiff Mr. O’Reilly, for defendant Mr. Ireland.
M. Nealas said that twice Struthcrs came to him and got a pair of boots for himself, telling witness to charge them to his boss. A third time Strothers came and got a pair for Smith, which he now wears. Smith confesses to the boots, but denies that Strutbers had any authority to obtain them.
Mr. Ireland contended that the'defen-' dants were not in partnership, and even if they were, one partner could not be sued for boots got by the other. By Mr. Ireland—l ewe Strothers some money—a small account. His Worship said there was no partnership existing between the two defendants, and. non-suited plaintiff. Nealas v. Young—Claim 11s. Mr. O’Reilly for plaintiff. This was a dispute about the price of boot soling etc., defenfendant contending that plaintiff agreed to do the work at Bs. 6d., and plaintiff denying any agreement. Judgment was given for Bs. 6d. paid into Court. Costs, 3s. to be paid by plaintiff, and 4s. by defendant.
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