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MAGISTRATE'S COURT.

AKAROA: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 5.

(Before T. A. B. Bailey, Eiq , S,M.) An affiliation ease was adjourned for a month. DEFENCE OASES Louis Benjamin Hammond Was charged with not attending the Kowbai Camp on May 4, 1914. Captain W. C. Finnis conducted the prosecution. Defendant stated that he had been kicked by a horse, Sergeant-Major Quarterly gave evidence that this man bad come to him and had stated that he had been kicked in the back. He advised bim that he should go to a doctor and attend the casual camp and get leave from his officer,

♦ Defendant was fined 403, and coste. R. 3- Ware was charged with failing to reader personal service at the Kowhai Camp on May 4, 1914.

*■ Defendant stated that he had not erceived notice, but bad not got leave. Hβ was fined 40?, and costs. W. L. Pidgeon, on a similar charge, paid be was unable to go, and asked for leave, which he thought was granted. He. was manager for Mr Thacker"a factory. He had tried to get leave t Sergeant-Major Quarterly said defendant bad a wife and email family to maintain, and on bis own admission was manager. It was a hard case. He bad only put in five halfday parades.

• refendant was convicted and discharged. LIQUOR CASES. For breach of their prohibition orders two first offenders were fined 103 and costs and their orders renewed. In the case H. S. Hayward (Mr Hunt), v. Tullock & Benjamin (Mr Williams), claim £10, judgment was given for £7. In the case Jane Moore v, G. Armstrong, J. S. Doods and K. H. Foun tain, trustees in the estate of Mary Ann McOlure, a claim of £6 17s for housekeeping, Mr F Hunt appeared for plaintiff and Mr J. H. Williams for deiindant

Plaintiff, in evidence, said she bad answered an advertisement in the Chrißtchurch "Btar," and bad come to Akaroa to act as housekeeper to the late Mrs McClure.

G. Armstrong gave evidence of the correspondence which had passed betweon plaintiff and himself. He, qb trustee in the estate, said be was in a queer position, as there were a lot of claims coming in, and the trustees had no authority to pay these claims. Mrs Moore bad been with Mrs MoClure, but he had no certificate from Mrs McOlure. He had not refused to pay the money, but thought it better to let it go through the courtJudgment was given for plaintiff for £617s and costs £116s, less £1 Is previously paidJn Ibe case C Pool (Mr Williams)

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MAGISTRATE'S COURT., Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4419, 7 August 1914

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MAGISTRATE'S COURT. Akaroa Mail and Banks Peninsula Advertiser, Volume LXXIII, Issue 4419, 7 August 1914

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