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(Before H. Y. Widdowson, Esq., S.M.)

Judgment by default was u'iven fo: plaintiffs in the following cases : —Robert Vv". C. Steele (Mr W. 1.. Moore) v. Robert Jones, chum 17s 6d, en n\i account, costs 8s; Wist- and Co. (Mr W. L. Mow) v. Hubert Fv.itl. (Apiti), costs 17s; Simon Bros. v. Lilv M'Donald, £1 6*. koocls, costs ss; W. .7. Williamson v. Robert Kiddle. £4 18s, on a p.n., costs ss; John Chambers anil Son, Ltd., v. Webber and Smiley, Ltd. (Ashburlon), £1 2s cd. -jood*. costs *ss; same v. John .laekfon (Ashburton), 12s 6d, ;.:oods. costs ss; D.1.C., Ltd. (Mr W. L. Moore) v. Welter Maynard (Alexandra), costs ss. Reserved Judgments. —J. Ander.-on and Co. (Mr Laing)'v. Mason, Struthers, and Co. (Mr W T . C. MaeOroijor)..—ln thw; rase, in which the plaintiffs sued the defendants for the Mini of £63 2s, 2d, lwin<: the net price of a 6 h.p. double-cylinder Gray niotoT engine with accessories, supplied by the plaintiffs to defendants, and the defendants claimed to set nit* and counterclaim against the plaintiff the said sum of £65 2s 2d. damages for breach of contract, tho Maci-'trnte held tho plaintiffs were entitled to tnu.ieed on the counter-claim a:s well as upon their cl;!.im. Inspector of Awards v. S. F. Aburn. Claim for the- .stun of £lO as a |K-nalty for a breach of tho Dunedin Painters' award in dismissing- an apprentice without sufHcicnt cause. Plaintiff further claimed £lO as a penalty for a further breach of tho award, in that he did not pav the award rate of wap-s.— After fully review h.j,' thv> facts of the. rase the magistrate !;aco judgment for defendant. Dunedin Cash. Tailoring Co.. Ltd.. v. Antonio Gacr.kmi.—Claim £5 L; 2d. beinj; cnlls due on 10 shares held, in the company.—Mr Lvons (maua<;erj appeared for tho company; Mr IV. C. Mad 're<jor for defendant. —The ease was proeetdme; at. 3 o'clock. CITY POLICH COURT. T'eforo 11. Y. Widdowson, Esq., S.M.)

Ihunkonness. —Three first offenders wore fined 10s, in default 24 hours' iinpn'sonrritnt. William JHcriry (Irimshy was fiuci 5s for this otTcmv, iji default" 24 hours' impiisonraerx, and for n, breach of a prohibition order ho was fined 20.-, in default seven days' imprisonment. Cyril Waters was fined 20d, in default. 'lB hours' imprisonment, for drunkenness. Deserting Their Ship.—Rosta Alexander Feck and Johob Gchard Xyroos, two Russian Finns, who were arre.netl in Central Olr.go, were charged with deserting the Russian ship Pampas on the 2nd inst. Th*v pleaded Kuiliy, and Chief-detectivo Herbert, who prosecuted, called tho captain of the vessel, who stated that tho defendants signed on at Aba a, in Finland, or. May '6 and May 27 respectively, for a period of two years.—Oine of the defendants stated that their chief complaint was with yea&rd to the food. They had to eat salt

junk threo times a week, and tho bread was full o; weevils and unfif> for food. — In reply, tho captain *>aid that when on a long voyage salt junk was the only meat obtainable, but the bread, with the exception of one occasion, was good and wholeseme, and was fresh every day. When in port- fresh meat was always supplied.— In renly to His Worship both men expressed "a desire to lay their caso before tho Russian Consul.—His Worship said that his jurisdiction in cases of this kind was limited. He could only order that the men be returned to the. ship. He advised tho men to communicate with the Russian Consul in Wellington and lay their ca-se before him,—The captain asked if tho men could be kept in custody until tho ship sailed.—His Worship sakl he would order the men to be placed aboard tho ship, but he had no pou cr to retain them in custody.

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THE COURTS-TODAY, Issue 15652, 17 November 1914

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THE COURTS-TODAY Issue 15652, 17 November 1914

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