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♦ (P>R PRIM ASSOCIATION.) Oott) and Oo ▼. Tram CompanyWellington. January 17. Aa actlou Is begun bef< ra the Supreme Court In whioh the property of a line of business running m opposition to the Tram Company sues the latter for £7500 damage! by Infringement of patent for eaba soitabls to ran either on or off rails. Plaintiff gave evldenee that the manager of the Tramway Company after asking what be would charge for royalty to use these cabp, told him he was going to have a number built whether plaintiff liked it or not, and ai tha Company bad •faown themselves strong enough to get aa Act passed m their Interest last session. Be had no doubt they would have Inflnenoe •nough to prevent him doing anything In «b!i matter. The Bankruptcy Act. A deputation fr«m tbe Chamber of Oommeroe waited on the Minister for Joitloe, urging several amendment! In tha Bankruptcy Act, and laid apeoial •tress on the point that the tarm proper books and account! should be denned as eaih, day and ledger book. Mr Fergus promised to oonslder the matter, and mentioned that be wai having •one useful returns prepared on the bankruptcy question. Admit tod to Probation. Hugh McQueen, convicted of laroeny of •one valuable flutes, whloh he pawned, has been admitted to probation for six aaonthi; Dotaintd. uunsDor, January 17. Gerald E, Hodgion has been arrested on tha Mararoa on a warrant Issued at Wellington for theft of money. Sale of Run?. A. number of leasehold mm weie offered at auction There was a good attendant* and the biddlog was fairly spirited. Ssvtral lots realised upset pnoe only but they went back Into pa band* of previous owners. A Mininf Cm Judge Williams has delivered judgment In the ease Fern HUI Coal Company acalnat Dunedln City Council. The judgmot was In favor of tha defendants on ths ground that the damage was due to a faultily constructed mine. He Is of opinion that the opening of the points aomplataed of wa» primarily canted by fht waaklng of tbe strata through the operations sines the race was constructed. Tbe Drowned Child. The Police are unable to discover the mother of the female child found m tbi harbor. At the inquest a verdlot waa returned that the child wss found drowned but that there was no evidence to show whether It was born dead or alive (tic.)

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2039, 17 January 1889

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TO-DAY'S TELEGRAMS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2039, 17 January 1889