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A POLITICIAN'S LOVE STORY.

Mr John W. Hayes, who was defeated at the last general election inT2 tempt to secure the seat for Middle rT bour, has since lost the affectioi oim£ ■'-' former fiancee, Miss Elsie May Ra*" , ' and sued that lady in the Glebe cD for detention of a suite of feniw worth £8 W-, and a diamondeS ment ring, worth £5 10/-. eI WComplainant's account of the aff»i was that he purchased a number «> things for the home, and gave defendant" many valuable presents, besides entrusting her with money in all to the amount ' of about £100, of which, however had received £90 back. He kuLbrokeu off the engagement owing to Miss Raeaa going to a picnic against his wish - Defendant's story, corroborated' in part by other witnesses, was that she - had kept company with Hayee for four years and had been engaged for* three. Each January they were going to marr? ' but he always found out at the last ■ moment that he had not money enonZo; Since the engagement was broken off he had written three times pleading for its revival. She had over and over" aoain lent him money, and handed him °the ■ cash to buy the furniture he was now suing, for. A bank-book showed that eW had always been in funds, and .jJaTC date of withdrawal of a sum of money : she said she lent him for eleetioneeruiapurposes. ■ --. c .'■ Mr. Barnett, S.M., said that so far aY the ring was concerned complainant had nd right to its return, and more than tbaiji other gift. With regard to the furaf.' ture, he had not made out his case,, and the claim was, therefore, dismissed with' £ 2 2/- cost;, a week being allowed l . Hayes in which to pay. f .

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A POLITICIAN'S LOVE STORY. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 66, 18 March 1909

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