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THE COURTS.—TO-DAY., Issue 7924, 4 June 1889
SUPREME COURT—IN CHAMBERS,
(Before His Honor Mr Justice Williams.) yI,V ‘ HKKAf.D * NIi\V,SEALER CoiII’ANV, Limited. Summons to settle claim of Robert Loftus Stanford against the company. Mr Sim appeared in support of the summons, Judgment to be given on Friday. J!c Edward Bowes Caroili. and others and the Land Transfer Act.— Summons ui K. B. Cargill and others to deliver up ee rtiti>tc of title, vol. 4J, folio 160, for purpose ofoornTtfo® (Mr Haggitt).-Judgment ° n GcTmuE v. Lano.-Su.^. 0 * 5 * for special jury of twelve (Mr^,. tn '' ' accordingly. Jlc John Wilkie, a bankrupt.—Motion to close bankruptcy and fix dato for application for order of discharge. Re Janet Marshall, deceased,—PeKtion by executors to be relieved, and for order vesting estate in the Public Trustee (Mr Webb).—Order accordingly. Re George Marshall, deceased.—Petition by executors to be relieved, and for order vesting estate in Public Trustee (Mr Webb).—Order accordingly. Re Margaret Caroline Mackintosh, deceased.—Petition of administratrix for relief, and for order vesting certain moneys in Public Trustee (Mr Brent).—Order as prayed for ; legacies to be invested by the Public Trustee and paid with accumulated Interest to legatees or their respective attorneys. Re John Hoar, deceased.—Motions (1) for administration to widow for reduction of penalty by one-third and dispensing with sureties; (2) for order authorising widow to apply capital to maintain children (Mr J. Macgregor).— Orders accordingly. Probate. Motions for probate were granted In the following cases :—Re Wilhelm Bringezu, deceased (Mr Wilkinson); William V. Wilkinson, deceased (Mr Wilkinson); James Oliver, deceased (Mr Wood). Re Richard Josebu Lean, deceased.— Motion for regrant of administration, in terms of original order (Mr Hosking).— Order accordingly. RESIDENT MAGISTRATE’S COURT. (Before Messrs C. S. Reeves and A. Nlcholl, J.P.s )
Fergayson and Mitchell v. George Strike. —Claim, .Ll4 ss, for goods supplied. Dr Fitchett appeared for plaintiffs; defendant did not appear.—A telegram from defendant was put in as evidence, in which he admitted liability, but asked for an extension of time in which to pay the amount.— Evidence relating to the firm’s transactions having been taken, judgment was given for the amount claimed. J. Collar v. D. M‘Rae,—Claim, L2 6s 3d, for goods supplied. Dr Fitchett appeared for plaintiff, for whom judgment was given by default. V. H. Hart v. J. T. Roughton.—Claim, L2 10s, amount duo for instructing defendant as to dyeing and burnishing leather. Mr Solomon appeared for plaintiff; Mr Callaway for defendant.— Plaintiff's evidence went to show that he was a manufacturer of inks and dyes, having lately arrived from Melbourne. He called upon defendant and instructed him and the foreman as to the use and manufacture of dyes, which witness retailed to boot manufacturers. He was to bo paid L2 10s for the special dye if the sample proved satisfactory ; but defendant, after learning the names of the various chemicals used in the preparation of the dye, would not pay witness the amount.— Mr Solomon intimated that his next witness would give evidence as to the custom of boot manufacturers regarding the specific goods owned by plaintiff.—Mr Callaway objected to the evidence being tendered relating to other transactions with plaintiff not connected with the present case, because he denied the sale, and the evidence was not proceeded with at the direction of their Worships.—Defendant, in the course of his evidence, denied having any knowledge of the particular articles which plaintiff used in preparing the chemicals for dyeing and burnishing boots. Witness could not explain why plaintiff made up the chemicals in the shop. Witness did not order him to do so.—James Bell, a boot-finisher in the employ of defendant, said he was unaware of the ingredients of the preparation. Ho knew the names of some of the chemicals, hut would swear that he could not manufacture ink similar to the preparation made by plaintiff.—The Bench gave judgment for defendant, without costs. CITY POLICE COURT, (Before Messrs W. Hutchison and H. F. Hardy, Justices.)
Drunkenness. Margaret Thomas, Eli ffowart, and three first offenders were convicted and discharged ; Margaret Hegarty, Ann Jane Seals, and Mary Ann Smith, each fined ss, in default twenty-four hours’ imprisonment ; and Christmi Vecht, 10s, or forty-eight hours’. Unregistered Dogs. Robert Noble Adams and William Barry were each fined 2s fid and costs; John Gleam/, 2s fid, without costs; John N. Merry, Is, with costs; William Reid, Is, with costs, in one case, and Is, without costs, in another ; Thomas Wyatt, Is, without costs, in two cases, and Is, with costs, in a third; and a charge against Archibald M'Glashan was dismissed, it being shown that his dog was under six mouths old. Wandering Horse.— Michael Keating was fined Is, with coats, for permitting a horse to wander at large.
THE COURTS.—TO-DAY., Issue 7924, 4 June 1889
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