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[Per United Press Association. 1 WELLINGTON, August 16. In the case of the Wellington-Manawatu Railway Company v. The Queen, claiming the Horowhenua block, judgment was given for the Government on the ground that the land was not acquired by tho Government until after the date specified on which they were to give it to the company, BLENHEIM, August 16. A peculiar case was heard in the Resident Magistrate’s Court to • day, A country settler sued a town driver for damages through his trap coming into collision, under these circumstancesln April last the settler was asked by the police to assist them in bringing in a lunatic from the country. He did so, and gave the reins to the constable, who took the lunatic up with him on the front seat, the owner sitting behind. When in the middle of the town the lunatic tried to get out, and the horse became restive, the consequence being that a collision occurred. Plaintiff had failed to get any satisfaction from the Police Department, ami as to-day negligence on the part of the defendant was not proved it seems likely that tho former will get no satisfaction. His Worship reserved judgment for a week,

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TELEGRAPHIC, Issue 7987, 16 August 1889

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TELEGRAPHIC Issue 7987, 16 August 1889

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