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? Before Mr Registrar Gordo"..)

lie John Alex. BAiui. —MrStillingapplicd, on behalf of DavidCiiuningham, to have John Alex. B;vVr> 'solicitor, declared ft bankrupt. Tho petitioning creditor had towards the latter end of last year instructed debtor to obtain from tho liquidator of th« ' Evening Herald' Company tho amount of a dividend coming to him on a claim of L'tfOP. *l would be proved that debtor hid received about U!)0 of this ;Mtte.y, but the petitioning creditor, fta'd' teen unable to obtain any of it trr-iii him, although he had made frequent applications to him for it. On Tuesday of last week debtor bad told petitioning creditor that he had to leave town to go and see his mothor, but would be back on the Thursday following, when hn would settle up. Petitioner went to his office on Thursday and Friday, and was told that debtor had not returned. Tiie acts of bankruptcy relied upon would bo that debtor had departed from his dwelling house, that hi had left his plaCe of business and abode, and had allowed possession to be taken of hifa effects under a warrant of execution. Mr Stilling called David Cunningham (the petitioning creditor), blacksmith, who deposed that at the end of last year he had given instructions to the debtor to get some money for him from the liquidators of the 'livening Herald' Company. Mr Callender, one of the liquidators, had told him that debtor had received Ll9l for him. He had since frequently requested debtor to hand over the money, but he had not done so. He had last seen debtor on Tuesday last week, when he again asked for his money. Debtor roplied that he had got it all made up, but was going out of town to see his mothor ; he would, however, retnrn on Thursday and settle up. Had not seen the debtor since. He bad been informed at the office that debtor "would not be back in a hurry." The money was still duo to him, and he held no security for it. Thomas Callender, accountant, one of the liquidators, gave evidence as to having handed two dividends to debtor on behalf of petitioner; one sum of LB7, on December 22, ISSS, and one of LlO4 8s on July 2, ISB9.

John Henry Brown, sheriffs officer, gave evidence a3 to having been put in possession of debtor's house and office.

The Registrar, after hearing the evidence, granted the application.


(Before Messrs G. L. Denniston and H, North, J.P.s.)

I. de Zoucbe v. J. Burt.—Claim, L 7 SsbM, on a judgment summons.—Defendant was ordered to pay weekly instalments of 5s till the debt was satisfied, in default3evcn days' imprisonment. J. Watson v. VV. Paterson.— Claim, LI 17r 9d, for goods supplied.—Judgment waß given for plaintiff, with costs. G. C. M'Knight v. George Barlow.— Claim, LI 10s, balance of account for a pictorial atlas—Judgment for plaintiff, with costs.

J. Watson v. C. Jamieson.—Claim, 18s Cd, balance of aocount for clothes supplied. —Judgment for plaintiff, with costs.


(Before Messrs E. H. Carcw, R.M.. and G

E. Eliott, J.P.)

Duunkknness.—A first oifenderwas dealt with in the usual manner ; and Mary Ellen Mahonty (twenty-four previous convictions), who claimed the leniency of the Bench because "she had done three months," was given another chance and fined ss, in default twenty-four hours' imprisonment. An Unfoktunatk Cmr.i). Berry (seven weeks) was charged with being a child without any lawful means of support, and tiierefore within the meaning of the Industrial Schools Act.—Sergeant-major Bevin said that the father was in Invercargill and the mother in the asylum. No word had been received from the Invercargill police. So far as lie could make out the father was a working man and had several other children.—The Bench committed the child to the Industrial School, to be brought up in the Presbyterian faith ; inquiries to be made by the police as to tho whereabouts of the father.

Affiliation'.— Jom:/>h Jama was charged by Ellsn Francis with being the father of her illegitimate child, and with neglecting to provide for its support. Neither party appearing the case was struck out.

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THE COURTS-TO-DAY., Issue 8058, 7 November 1889

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THE COURTS-TO-DAY. Issue 8058, 7 November 1889

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