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TO THE EDITOR. Sib,—l would like to make a short explanation in connection with the above case. Some fifteen months ago, and not two months, as reported in tho Stab on Friday night, Mrs Reid sent for me, and when I got there I found two bailiffs in the house. I asked them what they were in for, and they told mo for L 7 123 6d, for rent duo to Mr Asher. She asked me if I could do anything for her, and I said I would try and see some dealers, and told her to do the same. After I tried two or three, I induced one to go down, and she brought one too, but they both absolutely refused to have anything to do with her; so I got the bailiffs to reduce the amount to L 5 lis 6d. Then she began crying, and begged me to do something for her. The bailiffs got impatientand would not wait any longor, and resolved to take everything she had in the house. Then I came to the rescue, and told her to make mo a solemn promise that she would pay me for the <vood and coal she owed me, and give me possession of her sewing machine and one or two other things, and that would go to the bank and get the money. Sheconsented, and she promised to pay it back at the rate of 5s per week. She paid back the sum of L 4 5s at various times, ranging over about six months; then she ceased paying. 1 saw nothing of her for about nine months, and then she came about three weeks ago, when my mother was lying dangerously ill, and demanded her sewing machine. A week later her son brought a lawyer's clerk with him, when my mother was lying dead in the house, and made tho same demand. I have no doubt that my friends and those who know me won't have tho slightest doubt, as the above is a true account of what took place.—l am, etc., John Gore. Dunodin, September 4.

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REID v. GORE., Evening Star, Issue 8006, 7 September 1889, Supplement

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REID v. GORE. Evening Star, Issue 8006, 7 September 1889, Supplement