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(Before His Honor Mr Justice Williams.) Westport Coal Company t. The Queen. Special case stated under the Customs and Excise Duties Act of 1888.

Mr W. D. Stewart appeared for the plaintiffs; Mr Haggitt for the defendant. The question in this oase was whether certain mining tubs imported by the plaintiffs are exempt from duty as being machinery. After evidence and argument by counsel, judgment was reserved.

Controller and Auditor-General t. John Ewing (chairman of the Maniototo County Council). Mr Haggitt appeared for plaintiff; Sir ft. Stout for defendant.

In this case the question was as to the power of County Councils to charge for the travelling expenses of councillors and t» what extent.

After argument His Honor reserved judg ment.


(Before Messrs W. Wright and M. Sullivan, J.P.s.)

John Gore v. David Richardson.—Claim, L 5, for buggy hire. Mr Thornton appeared for plaintiff; Mr Macdonald'for defendant. —The evidence of plaintiff went to show that defendant hired the former's buggy for a period of four months, but plaintiff stipulated that he should be allowed the use of the buggy on three holidays. Defendant, when asked for the loan of the buggy on holidays, refused to hand it to witness, and used it himself.—Defendant denied that any reference to holidays was made either by a written or oral agreement, aud thought that when he announced himself as intending to use the buggy on those days he was quite quite entitled to do so.—Plaintiff was nousuited. Mary Dickinson v. Mary Joneß.—Claim, LI, for professional services rendered. Mr Meatyard appeared for plaintiff; Mr Gallaway for defendant.—After evidence had been heard, plaintiff was nonsuited, Judgment was given for plaintiffs in the following undefended cases:—Reid and Gray v. J. Moore (Ida Valley), claim 7s lOd, for goods supplied; Nelson, Moate

and Co. v. C. Turner (Hampden), claim L2 15a 4d, for goods supplied ; Denniston and others (trustees in the estate of Mercer Bros.) v. C. Colquhoun (Nelson), claim Lo 16s Id, for goods supplied (Mr Finch for plaintiffs); MUIb, Dick, and Co. v. W. T. Wa.-d (Oamaru), claim LlO 10s, for publishing work done.

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THE COURTS.-TO-DAY., Issue 7926, 6 June 1889

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THE COURTS.-TO-DAY. Issue 7926, 6 June 1889

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