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MAGISTRATES COURT. (Before H. Y. Widdowson, Esq., S.M.) Undefended Cases.—Judgment by default was given in the following undefended case*:—Johnstone, Sena, and Co. (Mr A. C. Stephens) v. Harold Charles Williams (Gisbome), for £2 12s 6d, with coats (lis); 11. Wise and Co. (Mi- W. L. Moore) v. Elizabeth Owen Peers (Masterton), for £8 18s, with cost* (23s 6d) i Johiv ston, Sons, and Co. (Mr Stephens) v. John. Blackham (Invercargill), for £1 ss, with costs (ss); Jojinston, Sons, and Co. (Mr Stephens) v. Percy Edward William Butler (Waiiganui), for £1 17s 6d, with costs (ss); E. J. Bryant v. Helen Rutherford, for £2, with costs (6s) j Johnston, Sons, and Co. /Mr Stephens) v. Tyrell James Turtill (Ashburton), for £2 2e, with costs (10s); Johnston, Sons, and Co. (Mr Stephens) v. Percy Knight (Doyloston), for £2 12s 6d, with costs (lis); D. Christio and Co. (Mr Moore) v. James Kennedy (Sutton), for £ll 2s 3d, with costs (£1 17a 6d); Johnston, Sons', mkl 00. (Mr Stephens) v. Thomas Dunn (Hikurangi), for £2 2s 6d, with costs (10s); Johnston, Sons, and Co. (Mi Stephens) v. Clifford Ernest Church (Gisborne), for £3, with costs (10s); Johnston, Sons, and Co. (Mr Stephens) v. George Edward Pope (Invercargill), for 10s 6d, with, costs (ss); same v. Kdward James Rubick (Wellington), for £3 15s, with costs (12s); Muir and Moodio (Mr Moore) v. Ricliard A. Ridsdale (Napier), for £8 Is 7d, with costs (23s 6d) j D. Christie and Co. (Mr Moore) v. A. E. Smith (Clarendon), for lis 3d, with costs (13s); R. 15. Denniston and Co. (Ma- R. R. Aspinall) v. A. Dolheguv (Waronui), for £5 0s lid, with costs (23s 6d) 5 DaJgety and Co., Ltd. (Mr Cook) v. James W. Cannan (Chatto Creek), for £4 3s, with coats (10s); D. Christie and Co. (Mr Moore) v. W. 'Thomson (Mosgiel), for £4 3s, with, costs (10s) j ' New Zealand Tablet' Printing and Publishing Companv, Ltd. (Mr Callan) v. E. A. Tbwnley (Stratford), for £2 18s 6d, with costs (10s); same v. Patrick Ryau (St. Andrew's), for £5 16s, with costs (£1 6s 6d)} same v. Pat-rick Meehan (Waihi), for £2 5s 6d, with costs (10s); same v. F. S. Reynolds (Cambridge), £3 0s 6d, with costs (10a); Alfred E. Brown v. Ashford S. Gillan, for £5 19a, with costs (8s); Chag. H. Tucker and Co. (Mr Adams) r. R. S. White (Timaru)', for £47 17s Bd, with costs (£2 3s 6d)i Oiago Finance Company, Ltd. (Mr Irwin) v. Amy Muriel Watson, for £2, with costs (10s) 5 James Alexander (Mr Bedford) v. Stephen Boreham, for £3 18s sd, with costs (10s). Henry and Sarah Sparrow (Mr Mooro) v. Edgar Sayers.— Judgment creditor applied for an order against debtor.—Amount (£2 19s), with costs (7s), to be paid forthwith, in default three davs' imprisonment.

Sale of Motor Launch.—William James Brown v. Donald Hunter.—Claim, £4O, for price of motor launch. Mr H. D. Bedford appeared for plaintiff, and Mr A. C. Hanlon for defendant.—Mr Bedford said the case arose out of tho purchase of a motor launch named the Heather Bell. The deal was made on a Sunday in August; there were a number of others present. On the following Saturday a trial run took place to Portobello, and defendant seemed perfectly satisfied. On the following day £2 deposit was paid, and the boat was delivered to defendant. He heard subsequently that the defendant was not satisfied with the engine, and ho asked Brown to give a 12 months' guarantee_ as regards the engine. He would not give a guarantee. The first instalment was paid in October. Some time in November defendant said the cylinder of the engine was cracked. An agreement was prepared and handed to Hunter to sign and return, but he had not done so.— Plaintiff, in evidence, said the last time tho boat was used was when ehe ran out to H.M.S. New Zealand in June of 1912. There were four or five of defendant's friends present when the deal was made. —ln cross-examination defendant said he sold the launch to Hunter and his partneve.—His Worship al&ked Mr Bedford how the case stood,, seeing that plaintiff had admitted having sold the launch to Hunter and others —Mr Bedford said that if the partners' names were not disclosed the plaintiff was entitled to look to Hunter for payment.—Mr Hanlon submitted that the plaintiff must fail.—His Worship said he was prepared to hear further evidence.—Witness, continuing, t>aid he would not swear that defendant was present on tho Saturday when tho deal was' made. He, admitted having tried to sell the boat previously, but the prospective purchaser could not pay sufficient money down. He was willing to take the boat back if he were paid a matter of 10s per week as hire during the time defendant had her in his possession.—The Magistrate said that Brown had not proved a sale so far as Hunter was concerned.—Mr Bedford said that being the ease- he would prefer to take_a nonsuit, with a view to joining the others as defendants.—His Worship said he would grant a nonsuit, with costs against plaintiff.

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THE COURTS-TO-DAY, Issue 15678, 17 December 1914

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