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At the Ohrtstohurub Kesldeat Ooattyesterday theosseßaßuaiont VMraQates waa called, and the plaintiff, a amartiahlooking yoang m*a, stepped lato the box. A whispered conversation took plaoe between bint and the bailiff, who, at bit, Informed the benoh that plaintiff had hot brought the, hearing fee. . Mr Baethaai told him that the hearing ooald not go on ; it was the' wrong place to come without money, for they never gave "tick." The plaintiff said he came there to get money, not to pay It. His Worship replied that was a mistake made by a geod many who came there— an Illation frequently dispelled to their ooat. i inally plaintiff; waa allowed to go and fetch the money, and when; he oame baolc add paid] the fee, it .''turned out that | bits ■ claim was for 10j, alleged to be due; for > lodging. Mr Slate* appealed for defendant. Plaintiff atated that defendant had. been for aome time boarding at hit hdnad 1 at. 10a, pc» week. When she first oamel ehe ptld la advaape, but after a time she let the advance run oat, aud In oonaeqaenoe When ■- she left there waa • week due, toe mhjoh he •rioir a^edi'- In examination 'be ■ admitted that : it was his wife whb.dtd:for< the boarders, and all that he knew of, the.' ' matter was from hearsay. Defendant stated that aha had boarded with plaintiff seventeen weeks, She was employed! at the Rafapoi Factory, and was paid £liper > week, bhe paid for her board m advance and had not failed once. She called a witness, another boarder, who deposed that plaint.ff had said to him that if he lose the oaao hi woald have revenge on 1 Mrs Gated by getting her discharged froth her situation. Judgment was -for 'defendant. (Solicitor's fee of £1 Is was allowed, and a t day^s wages, 3s 4s, % to dlot'endarit, besides costs of Court, his Worship remarking that the j augment, waa to aotiou on suclT fliraay eirVaence. a pfflnkittl who appeared to be unable to grasp the situation, enquired if biß Worship really meant that he was to pay 61 4s 4d m addition to what he had already paid. His Worship assured him tbat 'that certainly waa tho case, whereupon the defendant left the Oourt " protesting that 1 he would "goto gaol first: "— '* Press."

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AN ILLUSION DISPELLED, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2145, 7 June 1889

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AN ILLUSION DISPELLED Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2145, 7 June 1889