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MAGISTERIAL.

ASHBdRTON— THURSDAY. (Before Mr 0. A. Wr*y R.M.) The fcflowlng ooncludea cr report o c yesterday's sitting of the Oour: :-- CIVIL OASEB H. Zander t Mar:h-» jihson, olaim £37 61 9d, balance aooouut due. Mr Purnell appeared for 'he plaintiff, and Mr Wilding for defendant. The 01-iim was for gooda enppUed Evide cc was given to show that the goods ohargod for had all been supplied to Mrs Gibson, and bar! never been charged to anyone bat defendant herself F. D. Lowe had ordered tome of the goods, but hehd ordered them on aoconnt of Mrs <tibson, Lowe being her eon in-'aw, H Zander and Karl Zander gave evidence to this effect — Mr Wilding applied for a nonsuit on the ground that no evidence had been led to show that the defendant, a married woman, had any separata estate or that she was a widow. — Mr Purnell replied contending that it was well-known the defendant had a separate estate, she having carried on business as a farmer at Wakanui for a number of years. — The Magistrate ruled against Mr Wilding. The case for the defence was that a number of the items whlah were charged to Mrs Gibson should have been ohatgud to her son-in-law, F. D. Lowe. Bvldenoa was given by the 1 itter who stated that be had gone to Z\i)det'saad purchased oertaln building materials and binding fcwlne on bis own aaoount. Se had not paid for these gooda, but tbej should have been obarged to him, and not to Mrs Qlbaon. Defendant herself gave evldenoe, and denied ever having authorised Lowe to get the building material or ever having reoognlsed the account" In any way. Bbc also disputed other Items m the amount charged to hersalf. Counsel having addressed the Bench the Magistrate remarked on the very contradictory nature of the evidence, He would be guided by the documents which had beea put m and would give judgment for plaintiff for the full amount claimed. Owing to the late hour the oaae of Ball v Wilson and Crisp, which, had. bean •dimmed for »rgaaienfc, wa< further adjourned {oc a fortnight. The Court then rom.

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MAGISTERIAL. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2119, 26 April 1889

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