RESIDENT MAGISTRATE'S COURT
(Before Messrs I. Green and D. Baxter,
J. Rhodes v. A. M'Lean.—Claim, L 3 Is 6d, on a judgment summons. After hearing the defendant's evidence, the Bench said they were not satisfied that ability to pay had been proved, and adjourned the case for a fortnight. R. Francis v. William Arthur.—Claim, LGllsGd, on a judgment summons. Mr A. S. Adams appeared for the plaintiff.— The defendant stated that judgment was given against him on July 23 last. He was a compositor in tho ' Daily Times' office and had been in constant employment.—An order was made for payment of the amount by weekly instalments of 10s, in default, fourteen clays' imprisonment. John M'Lellan v. James Dow (Port Chalmers).—Claim, L 4 15s, on a prosnissory note. Mr Barclay appeared for the plaintiff and explained that the note had been drown for the defendant's benefit, and had had to bo met by tho plaintiff.—Judgment was given for the amount claimed, with costs.
Joseph Sparrow v. William M'Lennan.— Claim, I>3 3s 3d, for ironwork done. Mr Thornton appeared for tho plaintiff.—The defendant complained that the charges were excessive, but had no ovidence to controvert that of the plaintiff and his foreman that the charges were reasonable. Judgment was given for tho amount claimed, with costs.
Arthur Randell v. Henry Newoy.—Claim, L 5 Bs, balance of account for meat supplied. Mr Thornton appeared for plaintiff, for whom judgment was given by default, with costs.
George Ford (as purchasor of the book debts of J. Ford and Co.) v. J. R. P. Stamper.—Claim, LI lis 7d, for groceries supplied. Mr Thornton appeared for the plaintiff.—The defendant admitted receiving the goods charged for, but wanted to be satisfied as to the person entitled to receive the money. A witness named David Leslie swore that he personally served on the defendant a written notice that an assignment of J. Ford and Co.'s book debts had been made; but this evidence was contradicted by tho defendant, who stated that Leslie only gave him oral notice of the assignment.—Judgment was given for the plaintiff, with costs. John Edmond v. John L. Scott (Cromwell).—Claim, L 6 7s 6d, for a stove supplied. Mr J. Macgregor appeared for the plaintiff; Mr Webb for the defendant.—Mr Macgregor explained that the plaintiff received an order for tho stove, to be delivered, through the railway, to Miles M'Ginnis, a carrier at Dunback. When the stove arrived at Cromwell a sliding door was missing from tho front of it. The learned counsel submitted that the plaintiff fulfilled his part of the contract on delivering the stove to the railway and receiving a receipt that it was in good order and condition. If the carrier had lost the sliding door in its conveyance, the defendant had his remedy against the carrier.—Judgment was given for plaintiff with costs.
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THE COURTS-TODAY., Evening Star, Issue 8046, 24 October 1889
THE COURTS-TODAY. Evening Star, Issue 8046, 24 October 1889
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