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lyttelton,, Sahtrday, Fbbbtjabt 22. (Before EL Allwright and A. Chalmers, Esqs., J.P.'s.) Claim FOB Wagks.—Thomas Treeby sued John Galbraith, the matter of the steam-tug Lyttelton, for £3 6sJd, wage* due, and £10 in lieu of notice. Mr * alder appeared for the defendants, the Lyttelton Harbor Board; £3 had been paid into Court. Plaintiff said he was engaged, at £10 per month, as cook and steward, and was summarily dismissed by the captain of the tug. He said he had not committed himself in any" way, but the reason assigned for his not getting notice was that he did not know anything about the boats. A new man was appointed in his place. To Mr Naider—My engagement was temporarily by the month, 1 was paid eleven days' wages on the 3let January. I was engaged as cook and steward, not as cook and deck hand. On the 9th February Captain Galbraith did not tell mc that he would keep mc until the 15ta February. Did not know the Board's employees were paid fortnightly. Captain J. Galbraith said he had instructions from the Board to enjnure a man and he engaged the plaintiff at ten pounds per montn, he was given to understand that he was only temporarily engaged per day. One-of the most important duties of a cook was to work on the deck. The Board do notprovide for *. took. On the Monday (February l?th) witness tendered plaintiff the amou'it of wages due. Plaintiff did not know anything about a boat or boat work, wnich he was required to know. To plaintiff—l engaged you at the rate per day of £10 per month. To Mr Naider— All the regular hands are on the Board's articles. Captain Hendry gave evidence to the plaintiff's inability to lower a boat or work in one. Judgment was given for 6s 8d in addition to £3 already paid into Court. A Yachting Case.—Geo. Stewart sued — Graham for 80s for assisting in taking the. yacht Mahanga to Dunedin. Mr Naider appeared for the defendant. Plaintiff said he was engaged by Graham to go down in the yacht, and assist in getting the yacht ready for the regatta. To Mr Naider—Graham engaged mc to help him to take the yacht down. Mr Black did not engage me.' It was known in Dunedin the second morning before the regatta that the yacht was notcoming back. Took my turn at the helm the same as Graham. Off Oamaru he told mc to steer so as to keep the moon behind. The yacht got in amongst the breakers. Graham did not have to stay up all night. I was not to sail in die race. Mr Black paid my passage back. Graham said that I could go back in the Rotorua. I had 10s from Mr Black in Dunedin for Imy board, and 4s 6d for lotions for Imy hand. Mr Black gave mc £1, as I was leaving in Dunedin. Graham gave mc 7s 6s in Dunedin. — Graham said he was engaged by Mr Black to take the yacht Muhanga to Dunedin. He was empowered to get a man to assist him in Lyttelton, and they were to go to Akaroa and make arrangements with Mr Black; did not \ engage to pay plaintiff out of his own pocket. On the way down plaintiff was utterly useless-; he could not steer at all. Witness told him to run before the sea, and as he could not do that he told him to keep the moon behind him, as that would do. When off Oamaru witness came on deck, and said " Where are you going to? I told you to keep the moon behind you." Plaintiff said that he thought the moon had gone through a cloud. The yacht was in danger at the time. To plaintiff—On arrival at Port Chalmers I told you to go ashore. Mr Black and I took the yacht up to Dunedin. Judgment was given for the defendant with costs. Dbunkbnnbss. —John George Bobson was charged with being drunk on Friday. He did not appear. The Sergeant said he had been bailed out on Friday night, and was again in custody for the same offence. Breaking and Entering.— Benjamin Tagscart was charged with stealing the sum of £8 from the house of Peter EuTand, on the 15th February, 1890. Sergeant O'Malley conducted the prosecution, and called Peter Euland, who said last Saturday, the 15th instant, he left the house at about 1.30 p.m., and left his wife there. At t'.3O p.m. he returned to the house again and went in through the front door. Nobody was there. When he lit the candle in the kitchen he found that the back door was unlocked. Witness* wife came in shortly after this, he went to his bedroom to put some money away in a drawer and found the pdekee book (produced) in the drawer, and on opening it found it was empty. There was £8 in it. Four pounds were in notes and four pounds in gold." The last time he saw the money was on the previous Thursday {February 13th). Before going to bed he went to close the back door but could not, the back bolt was shot and it would not go back in the socket. There was a piece broken out of the socket. The next morning, on a closer examination of the door, there was a mark on it as if it had been forced open with some instru nenc. The bar ot iron produced would have ! made the mark. Mary Euland, wife of Peter Euland said ;that on February 15th she left home at ten minutes to 2 p.m. that day for Chrlstchurch. She locked the back door and the key was left in the lock ;on the inside. She hid the key of the front door in a place only known to herself. She returned about 10 p.m. and found her husband there and in reply to him she said she had not taken the money. She did not know there was any money in the pocket book. Jane Draper, the wife of Thos. Draper residing on the Sumner road, said her back kitchen looked into Euland's kitchen. A little after 2 ; o'clock on the day in question saw the accused at the Euland c back door. He opened the door and appeared to listen. After that he closed the door and went I round to the front. Witness, about a quarter of an hour afterwards, saw the accused coming down .Mrs Euland's front path, and he then came to witness's back door, and the accused said he wanted to sell something. Christina Payne, sister to Mrs Draper, deposed to seeing the prisoner standing at Euland's back door. About i ! p.m. she saw him at Mrs Flett's. Sarah j Sutton, living on the Sumner road, deposed to accused selling her a bottle of machine oil between 2.30 and 3 o'clock on Saturday afternoon. He also took an order for cement. Isabella Flett stated that later on the same afternoon she bought an album of views from accused. Joseph Brown, a milkman, said he found Euland's back door open at about half-past five on Saturday. Constable T. J.Drake gave evidence as to arresting the accused on Monday, February 17th, in London street, Lyttelton. When the accused was searched at the station he had 10s lid on him. Benjamin Taggart, the accused, being sworn, said he was a canvassing agent, and bad been canvassing for about five years in Christchurch. He was canvassing for a sewing machine for the D.LCT, and sold other articles as well. The , accused then detailed his proceedings I while canvassing on Friday and Saturday lin Lyttelton. When he knocked at Euland's door, it opened. Hβ waited several minutes, but he would swear he did not go into the house. That afternoon he sold a machine and received the money. He went back to port on Monday to finish i his canvassing. The accused, who admitted several previous convictions in Christchurch and other towns, was com- ! mitted for trial at the next sessions of the j Supreme Court.

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MAGISTERIAL., Press, Volume XLVII, Issue 7483, 24 February 1890

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MAGISTERIAL. Press, Volume XLVII, Issue 7483, 24 February 1890

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