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THE COURTS - YESTERDAY.

SUPREME COURT-IN CHAMBERS.

(Before His Honor Mr Justice Williams.) Probate. —On the application of Mr Wood, probate was granted of the will of John Lindsay. Motions fOr Administration. —Administration was granted re Janet Davison (Mr Gallaway) and re James Steel (Mr Henderson).

RESIDENT MAGISTRATE’S COURT.

(Before Messrs F. Mallard and F. Meenan,

Justices.)

John Holmes and Thomas Bell v, Louis Rother.—Claim, L 6 11s Bd, on a judgment summons. Mr Sim appeared for plaintiffs, —Defendant, who did not appear, was ordered to pay the debt by instalments of LI a fortnight, in default seven days’ imprisonment. Arnold R. Kelsey v. Edward Towsey.— Claim, L 3 8s lid, on a judgment summons. Mr A. S. Adams appeared for plaintiff; Mr Finch for defendant.—Examined by Mr Adams, defendant said that the judgment was given about two years ago. He admitted that since the date of the judgment he had had means to satisfy the debt, but had not done so. —ln answer to Mr Finch, defendant added that it was arranged that in consideration of defendant joining St. Matthew’s choir plaintiff should allow the money matter to stand over. That accounted for the delay. Further, plaintiff had told defendant that he would not hold him accountable for the debt, defendant having satisfied him that he was not really responsible. Then, again, plaintiff had paid defendant money for services rendered to the choir, payment being made by plaintiff with his own cheque since the judgment was given; and there was a contra of L 5 owing by plaintiff.—Mr Adams said that according to his instructions there was no foundation for the statement that there had been a settlement. In any case a mere statement was no release of a debt.—The Bench were of opinion that the money should be paid, and made out an order for liquidation of the debt by weekly instalments of 10s, in default seven days’ imprisonment. David Bethune v. Robert Maclean.— Claim, Ll3 2s, for butcher’s meat supplied. Mr Joel appeared for plaintiff, for whom judgment was given by default. G. A. Asquith v, A. W. M'Donald.— Claim, LlO, damages for the alleged wrongful detention of furniture. There was no appearance of plaintiff; and Mr Thornton, who represented defendant, asked that the case be struck out, with costs to defendant, —Application granted, John Didham v. George Morgan.—Claim, L 4 Is fid, for work and labor done. Mr Solomon for plaintiff; Mr A. S, Adams for defendant, who admitted owing LI 13s 9d. —Judgment was given for L2 5s fid and costs.

CITY POLICE COURT. (Before Messrs J. Logan and S. Elborn, J.P.s.) Window Smashing. James Terence Kelly pleaded guilty to a charge of wilfully and maliciously breaking six panes of glass in the Globe Hotel valued at LI 16s, and the property of Joseph Reany.— Sergeant-major Bevin said this was a deliberate act, accused openly stating that he broke the windows in order to get sent to gaol.—Accused, in answer to the Bench, said that the Sergeantmajor was quite correct; he wanted to go to gaol, or anywhere—he did not care what became of him.—The Bench sent accused to gaol for two months. Larceny as a Bailee,— Darnel Ross was charged with having on April 30, when bailee of a watch of the value of L 25, the property of Thomas Nesbit Wilson, fraudulently converted the same to his own use and thereby feloniously stolen it. Accused was also charged with dealing in a similar manner with a watch valued at Lls, the property of Thomas Boll.—Detective Henderson asked for a remand, stating that accused was arrested only yesterday afternoon,—Mr Wilkinson, who appeared for accused, urged that the charges should be gone on with at once.—Detective Henderson said that another ground for asking for a remand was that there were several people in Court who were desirous of laying informations of a similar kind. —Mr Wilkinson said that the present informations should be dealt with independent of the others.— The Bench asked Detective Henderson if he was ready to go on, and the reply being in the negative, the charges were adjourned for a week.

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THE COURTS – YESTERDAY., Issue 7949, 3 July 1889

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THE COURTS – YESTERDAY. Issue 7949, 3 July 1889

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