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APPEAL COURT.

In M'Gregor v. M'Grcgor, their Honors decided in favor of appellant, with coßts on the lowest scale, In Matthews and others (appellants) v. Paraone and others (respondents), which was an appeal against a decreo of the Chief Justice declaring the appellants trustees of a block of land in Poverty Bay ior tho respondents, the Court gave judgment for respondents. Leave was given to appeal to the Privy Council. The appeal of Mr Henry Williams against computation of Ihb pension on a salary of L4OO per annum as a resident magistrate, instead of on a salary of L6OO »s a Nf»tivo Land Court Judge, was also dismissed, costs being fixed on the lowest scale. In the case of tho Kaihuka Valley Railway Company the Court ordered that caveat should be removed, on the ground that the argument regarding the sale of grov/ing timber was ultra lires, as being an undertaking to carry on business as timber merchants.

In the Court of Appeal to-day judgment was given in the Dunedin case of Regina v. Sinclair, the conviction being quashed. It will be remembered that at the January criminal sessions accused was tried on a chargo of obtaining money by false pretences on the high seas, and Mr Solomon raised the point that the indictment was bad, inasmuch as it set forth that accused had represented he had money in the National Bank, whereas the evidence showed that prior to obtaining the money accused had represented that there was money waiting for him in a bank, not specifying the National Bank until after the money was received. The jury convicted accused, but His Honor deferred sentence pending the decision of the Court of Appeal. Mr Jellicoe was instructed by Mr Solomon to argue the point before the Court of Appeal.

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APPEAL COURT., Issue 7917, 27 May 1889

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APPEAL COURT. Issue 7917, 27 May 1889

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