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MAGISTRATE'S COURT. (Before H. Y. Widdowson, Esq., S.M.) Undefended Cases.—Ansell and Co., Ltd. (Mr W. L. Moore) v. Caroline Daplin (Fortrose), for 3s cwts; Johnston, Sons, and Co. {Mr Stephens) v. Joseph Smith (Opunake), £1 2s 6d, for goods supplied, ■with costs (sc); eamo (Mr Stephens) v. James WilJyams (Christchurch), for 3s, with costs (*7s); Irvine and Stevenson v. Margaret Martin, £4 10s 9d, goods supplied, with costs ilOa); R. S. Brown (Mr Bedford) v. Gertrude Curtis (Wellington), £l2 13s, balance, of promissory note, with costs (£1 13s 6d); F. H. King and Co. LtrJ. (Mr Brugh) v. Connor and Glass (Waihi), £l9 1* 2d, poods supplied, with cost* (£1 13s 6d); J. D. Best (Mr Aspinall) v. H. W. Gray (East Taieri), £3 13s 6d, for goods supplied, with costs i'IOs); Alliance Bos Co., Ltd. (Mr Cnllan) v. John L. Printz (Orepuki), £5 6s 7d, for goods supplied, with costs (10s); Mine r. C. Von Rome (Brydone). for £3 J6s, for goods supplied, with costs (15s); M- Morton and Sot (Mr Moore) v. J. W t'annan (Ophir), for £6 19s 3d, with costs (£1 3a 2d); T J. Browne and Co. (Mr Moore) r. Georges Perry (Xorth-east Vallev), for £2 ss, with co-its (11*). , 'Builders' Dispute.—Alfred Herbert Abbott v. Jessie Payton and Thomas Grainger, a claim to recover from defendants the sum of £lO7 3s lid, for balance due tinder a. sab-contract and extra*. Mr W. L. Moore appeared for plaintiff, Mr A S. Adams for defeudant Grainger, and Mr Callan for Mrs Paytou. —Mr Moor© said plaintiff was a sub-con-tractor for a dwelling-house which was erected for defendant Payton, the contract price of which wes £690. The contract was given to Grainger, who sublet a great portion of tho work to plaintiff. The extras h<* did not think would bo disptitcd. The contract was apparently drawn up by the contractor, and was deficient, inasmuch as■ the word "architect" is etruck out ind the word "'supervisor'' inserted. The supervisor was a man named MoffeH, and lie apparently acted in the capacity of supervisor. Certain progress payments had been made, but what was practically the final raytnent was stuck up on account of the parage in the hall not being full width. Al! the parties ssemed to have overlooked the fact that the drawing room adjacent to the passage was not full width.—Mr Adams said his client was nominally a defendant under the Wages and Contractors' Liens Act. but he was in reality a plaintiff, the defendant Payton having refufed to pay the amount in d'enute.—Plaintiff deposed that he undertook to do the whole of the work in connection with the building with the exception of the brickwork, plastering, and electric Uniting. Some figures relating to vndtb. of Ulterior walla hud apparently been altered at a Jate stage of the work. He recognised that the width oi the drawins room was more important than the width of th-3 passage. MrMoffett »'<ifi frequently about, and he did_ not mnke Riiy rofsctmce to the reduced width of tho passage. (Lsfb sitting.) CITY POLICE COUET. ("Before H. Y. Widdowson, Esq., S.M.) Drunkenness. —A first offender, who did not appear, was fined 10s, in default 48 hours. Alleged Indecency.—George Owen Jackcon was charged, under separate informations, that on November 3 and 4 he did vilfullv commit a grossly indecent act in a public place—to wit, the Town Belt. Mornington.—Mr Lemon, on behalf of Mr Hanlon, naked for a remand until Monday, and further applied for bail.—The Magistrate nsked if anything was known against accused. —Senior-sergeant Dart: There is nothing known against him; in fact, previously he has been a most respectable man. The circumstances aie somewhat unpleasant, but there are mitigating circumstances as well. I have no objection to bail. I think there would beno poawbility of a recurrence of his acts if he were admitted to bail.—The Magistrate: There are two charges, I see. Do von think a small bail would hold In'm?—-Seaior-sergsant. Dart: I do.— Bail was allowed, self in £3O or two snretiei of £ls or one of £3O, and the case remanded until Monday.

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THE COURTS-TO-DAY, Evening Star, Issue 15642, 5 November 1914

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THE COURTS-TO-DAY Evening Star, Issue 15642, 5 November 1914