Who was Maccabe’s Lawyer?
Daring his recent visit to Christchurch Maccabe was interviewed by a contributor to the ‘ Press,’ and daring the conversation he told the following story:—“ There is one thing I should like to speak of, and that is : during my visit here some eight or nine years ago I was billed to appear inTitnaro, and as I knew Mr Jonas, the proprietor of the theatre there, very well, I was anxious to visit that town. But the fates were against me; tremendous floods carried away some of the railway bridges amongst other things, and all hopes of keeping my appointment had to be abandoned. However, I was liable for rent, bill posting, etc., and strange to say 1 duly settled all claims against me with the exception of the one put in by a man from whom I was to have hired a piano, and as this gentleman sent me a little bill for two guineas I jibbed, as I thought it was,outrageous. Well, he threatened to sue me, and as I could uot.possibly stay and fight the matter out myself, I went to a Christchurch solicitor and gave him Instructions to see the matter through to the bitter end, and at the same time I handed him a L 5 note and told him if I won the case, as I bad no doubt I should, that the balance of the money was to be handed to some local benevolent institution. 1 have never heard anything more of the matter, though I have been expecting a visit from that lawyer every day since my return, but perhaps he has forgotten me. I don’t doubt that .he gave the money as directed, because he promised ; and lawyers always do what they promise. Still, I should like to kno\?
how tho affair was settled, and if he will oall on me when 1 return I shall be glad to aee him; or if he should be very anxious to render an account of his stewardship you might receive his report and inform me on the matter.”
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Who was Maccabe’s Lawyer?, Evening Star, Issue 8030, 5 October 1889