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MAGISTRATE'S COURT. (Before If. V. Widdowson, Esq.. S.M.') Judgment by default was given for plaintiffs in tho following cases : —Dunedin Grain and Produce Company, Ltd. (in liquidation, Mr W. L. Moore) v. William Sanders. £l, for goods supplied, with costs (ss); Thomson. Bridger. and Co., Ltd. (Mr W. L. Moore) v. J. Crooks, A. White, and 31. Watson, trading as J. Crooks and Co. (Wild Bush), £l6 10s 7d, for goods supplied, with costs (£2 17s 6d); Chas. Begg and Go.. Ltd. (Mr F. Calvert) v. Alex. D. D. Crawford (Hokitika), £lO, money due upon a guarantee, with costs (£1 5s 6d); John M'Gregor and Co., Ltd. (Mr E. A. Duncan) v. James Francis (Waikaka). £25 9s Id. amount duo on promissory note and interest, with costs (£5); Mary Oitv (Messrs Irwin and Irwin) v. John Mai v Orry, formerly of Dunedin, railway engine-driver, but now of parts beyond the seas, £52 15s, for arrears owing under a maintenance, separation, and guardianship order, with costs (£3 14s); George Moody v. Pedro Dalones (Oamaru), £5. in lieu of one week’s notice, with costs (6s); Kempthorne. Prosser, and Co.’s New Zealand Drug Company, Ltd. (Mr J. B. Nichol) v. Count Von Rome (Rrydonc, Southland), £ll 14s 6d, for farmer’s requisites (£lO 19s), railage (ss), and interest (10s 6d), with costs (£1 15s 6d). Judgment Summons.—Henry F. Moss, Ltd. (Mr E. A. Duncan) v. George F. Harley. This had been a claim for £4 7s 9d for goods ordered and delivered. Defendant did not appear, and the -Magistrate made an order for £5 0s 9d, the amount of judgment remaining due, with costs (ss), to be paid forthwith, in default four days’ imprisonment. Claim for Damages.—William Bnrridge, cook, claimed £5 damages from John Ford, labor agent. Mr B. S. Irwin appeared for plaintiff, and Mr Hay for defendant.— Plaintiff contended that on the 10th November, 1914, defendant engaged him as cook-baker for Mr Gunn at Galloway Station, Alexandra, and instructed plaintiff to go to the run and start work; that the plaintiff obtained a train ticket and was about to go to the run when defendant informed him the engagement was cancelled ; that lie paid to defendant the sum of 4s 6d in connection with the engagement; and that he did not get tho situation and was still without employment.— For the defence it was stated that the defendant heard certain things about plaintiff at the last.minute which showed he was not a proper person for the position.— After hearing evidence the Magistrate said ho would not allow damages except the 4s 6d. Costs (6s) were allowed against plaintiff.

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THE COURTS-TO-DAY, Evening Star, Issue 15660, 26 November 1914

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THE COURTS-TO-DAY Evening Star, Issue 15660, 26 November 1914