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ASH BB ETON. -To-Day. (Before J. N. Wood, Esq., R. M.) civil. CASES. Gundry and Co. v. Little. Claim LI 8s Gd. Judgment for amount claimed and costs. Orr and Co. v. James Scott.—Claim L 24 12s lid. Mr Purnell for the Plaintiffs. Judgment for amount claimed and costs. Escott v. Compton.—Claim LB. Mr E. G. Crisp for plaintiff. Judgment by default. Miles snd Co. v. James Scott.—Claim L 54, interest due. Mr O’Reilly appeared for plaintiffs, Judgment for amount claimed and costs. G. Coulter v. Patterson.—Claim L 29 13s. Mr O’Reilly for plaintiff, Mr Purnell for defendant. As the plaintiff did not appear, Mr O’Reilly applied for an adjournment without costs. Mr Purnell objected. His Worship said he would not allow an adjournment without payment of costs beforehand. The case was about to be adjourned, when the plaintiff entered the Court.' The defendant had paid L 8 16s 2d into Court, and filed a set off for the balance. George Coulter, a laborer, living in Ashburton, said he was employed by Patterson, at a weekly pay of LI ss. Was road forming at Wester field in October last. He worked four or five weeks at Westovfield, and about nine weeks in all, at different places for the defendant. Bought a horse from defendant. He lent defendant L2l. Commenced working on the 11th of October. Went to Alford Forest on November 22nd. By Mr Purnell—Remembered getting cash from the defendant, when a settlement took place at Alford Forest. Was never in partnership with Patterson in the contract at Alford Forest. Remembered making an arrangement with the defendant that (ho plaintiff could either get half share of the contract or 25s per week. This agreement was subsequently broken. The contract was not finished when he left. By Mr O'Reilly—Can swear that the horse was paid for. R. PattersonSaid he borrowed from the plaintiffL2V 10s. Ho sold the plaintiff a horse for L 7, and gave him money amounting to L 3 10s fid, which was on account cf the loan of ,L2l 10s. They had a settlement on the 24th of January, and he gave the plaintiff a promiasary note for the balance due. After a lengthy hearing, his Worship gave judgment for L 7 11s and costs, together with the amount paid into Court.

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RESIDENT MAGISTRATE’S COURT, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 293, 15 March 1881

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RESIDENT MAGISTRATE’S COURT Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 293, 15 March 1881

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