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DISTRICT JUDGE RAWSON

(per pebss association.)

New Plymouth, Maroh 18,

The charge brought by William Humphries against . Rawson for dlsponaing with a jnry which had to try the main facts man application of W. Bayly, was called on. Wm. Humphries said that the bank adranced the firm Humphrlei and Sod, £300 for the redemption of Homphtiei property for whiob Bayly's promissory note was given to witness' wife for the sam of £2233. The firm became bankrupt and Bayly proved on the eitate Witness' wife's olalm was rejeoted. The jury whloh was summoned to haar a certain lnue In the case was discharged without a reason being given by Rawson and he ad jud:o»ted without one. bit R. Stoat ; His contention was that there was no Valid order tor a jury m the first instance.

Humphries stated that bis wife made betstlf liable to Bayly for £300 that he guaranteed.

Homphrles' next charge was one of undue luflaenoe. Witness being an unoertlfioated bankrupt «ned for debt) and the case was dismissed with costs. He sued again and Mr Govett who appeared for defendant objected as oosts had not been paid. The debt had been contracted with witness after bis bankrupioy. Toe oase was dismissed.

Humphries' tvldenoe oonsisted of an acoonnt of what had tramplred during his bankruptcy when the creditors opposed his wife's olalm.

In the coarse of the evidence Sir R. Stont said It appeared that MoLauchlan found the brains, William Bayly the money, and Staodlsh the reipeotabllity when Humphries started to bring the charges against Rawson.

Win. Bayly was the next witness. He ■aid he respected Rawson as • private gentleman bet not as Diitrlot Judgo. He gave •■ his reason a osae where a wrong decision wai given on an agreement, bat m answer to Sir R. Stont he admitted he oonld not Interpret an agreement bettor that a legal man. In reply to Mr Jolllcoi Bayly *ald he considered Rawson leaned towards Samael who was oonduotlng the OMB*

Sir B. Stout pat In the agreement m dispute to the Oommfsstoners.

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DISTRICT JUDGE RAWSON, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2090, 18 March 1889

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DISTRICT JUDGE RAWSON Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2090, 18 March 1889

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