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LAW AND POLICE.

Re Holland and ineetiag;pf creditors was "held "yesterday in this estate before the Official Assignee. . The liabilities in this estate had, been in the .first instance estimated at betwean £2000 and £3000 ; bat: they arelikely to be found nearer t0'£5000,3 : There had been various 'proposals • made to creditors, which ultimately led to the bank'-:: rupts making a deed'"•of assignmenlr^tb" Messrs. Nathan and Geddea of their whole estate, for the'benefit of creditors. Ths immediate ' act of • bankruptcy* the.. ; dishonour of certain'cheques and a promissory, note. were, adjudicated bankrupts on the petition of. L..1).* Nathan, and to him and Mr. Geddes (Btowri; Barreitfv and Co.)'they assigned their estate. Thedsbt: due to Messrs., Nathan amonnta to £24{i2; there is due to another creditor £1050; there is also a large sum (£400) dne.to the Agricul* jural Company, and many other liabilities. Theo. Cooper appeared for-MK Holland, Mr. E. Cooper for Mr. Fortzer, and Mr. ; appeared for- L.'D. Nathan and' Co."'" The bankrupts had furnished no statement . [As they had-made an assignment'.for 'the' benefit ,of creditors to trustees, their books had gone with the estate.—On the".motion George, who was*aho proxy for L.'D.'Nathan ' itjwas resolved "That the debtors.should have access to their books, to enable them to;: file a statement of their affairs.''—'The Assignee said it must bs dona within threw days from the present. .Sunday would not count, so that there would be 'Saturday, Monday, and -Tuesday available for'thepurpose.—Mr. Holland.: It will- take' ji-goooV'-deal of time to make out^a ; fuU statements that will be entirely satieiactory.—Mr. ThebC" Cooper : Yon can 'amend your 'statement if it should not be 'quite * complete. —Mr. •Fortzer: lam out of- employments~l mast-.-, try and get something .todo. A -Will';the ' 'creditors give me" any allowance^?— T.Cooper : You-are not bound to."give the "■. whole of your time. ThV creditors only ask ■; a reasonable time, • and; the assistance you " can give in such' time.—lt was thereforo'jesolved to adjourn the meeting to. Friday, the 3 23rd inst., at the same timo and place.

. POLICE ;'- I [Before Messrs.. F. L. Prime and E. Isaacs, J.P.'s] : Prohibition Order.—Mrs. Kirkman ap-'-plied for an order to prohibit publicans'and , Others from supplying her husband, : Thomaß" Kirkman, with drink, and after giving her evidenee'-'as' to:his habits, which was corroborated by John. Atkinson, the: order was granted. .:;■ . : ":: I "Assault.—Thomas Hutohingon. and Ellea Hutchinson were, charged with''assaulting ' Mary Breen, on" the 12th inst.' Mr.'Napier.. appeared for" the defendants, and pleaded • not, guilty.. Witnesses were ordered out of i Court. The. prosecutrix gave her evidence . as to the assault. She heard Hutchinson: and his wife quarrelling, and when they saw ; they commenced, abusing her. •' ; Bhe complained to her : 'sons, and the result was the case' heard a few days ago.' When : Hutchinson and her son were'fighting/she - Wanted her son to come away, and Hutchinson Btrack her, and hia wife attempted to Brag the olothes off her. -■ She was*constantly annoyed by the defendants, who threatened her life and were pests in"'the . neighbourhood, and she had previously .had \ bo get.Hutchinson bound over to keep thev peace. v She denied that she' commenced the," row, or that it was.because her. son., was arrested that she ; laid' "this : information. >• Annie Rosider was : called to. give evidence."-" She 'heard, Mrs. Hutchinson abusing•;Mrs. Breen, ; but was . not present when- the' assault took place.: Thomas. Breen, son of'> prosecutrix, also gave evidence as'to v: the' : assault. The defence was a complete denial'' of the assault, and that the Breens were' the : . aggressors. The defendant's gave: .their evi-', dence. (Thomas Hall and' Charley Millaa ' gave "unimportant" evidence.' . The : former : had not. seen- the row at all, and the latter denied that Mrs. Breen was there at all. The : case was dismissed, each party to pay their : Ovm COStS. .'-.: ..:...'. .. Z... .:...!j i.m.. .*.::.; :\- x IBsfore Messrs, F. L. Prime and- McDonald,'"' -<•-'■'-- '•• ■■" ' J.P.'s] "■ -■■-■: ""."„ '; ■. Customhouse . HoiEL.^-Mr.. S. ■ Hesketh ' made an application under the 116th'section , of the. Licensing Act, asking. ; the; Court .to • direot'thafc Gabriel Lewis and P. A. Philips, jtrustees of Frances Brown", widow of Samuel • IBrown, who was interested as lessee of the • 'Customhouse Hotel, Fort-street,-shall 0 -' be registered in the Register of Licenses" for the x Aucklahd East 7 licerisirig^distirict^as otoe ol'] ithe owners of.the said Customhouse Hotel. /He applied.that the name of Gabriel Lewis should be Inserted as 'one of the owners, and the deeds of the property, &c, to show that they were entitled, as their lease extended up to 1893. Mr." Jigger was also* ;a lessee, but, hia lease expired, two. years before that of Mrs. Brown. Brown took hia lease from Costley,' who had : .-the. freehold, and he :re-leased to Mr,'-Jagger.'/'ln-' ■reply to the Bench,' Mr. Hesketh -'said :? the object, no doubt, of getting the .name o£ the trustee, inserted as one "of the owners, ' was to enable them to protect their interests in the license. He put in evidehbe'the" lease from Costley to Brown,"and"the deed oi ,'trust appointing Messrs. Lewis and 'Philips itrustees. The order was made. Mr. Hesketh then applied to have the name of. John ' Kiofdan similarly registered as- one of- the . owners, as he was.also a leasee, but his lease would terminate on the 10th of Jane. r This would be siibseqneht to the licensing meeting, ■which"would be on the' 4th of Jhne, and it. 'would be of great importance that he shonld jbe able to'hand over a.licensed, house.' -.The application "was granted, there being no ob- ' jection,'_; .' • ' ':.•; . .•■;.-•. -:/-.:,: ■:,-,! "' ... [Before Mr. F. L.Prirae, J.P.] .' ; Eorgiks and Uttering.—Richard Oweii ' Brigatock, on remand, was arraigned, on .five charges of forging and uttering oheqiiea,' aa v follow :—(1) Forging a cheque for' £l~at ' Onehanga on the 2nd inst.; (2) uttering a cheque for;'£l:9s, at One"hunga : on the 16th.. April; (3) obtaining 'from Alfred Sturges; gooas to the' value' of £1135"4 d by falsepretences, . at-- Otahuhu, on-the' 24th ".'of •April; (4) uttering a cheque for £1 atjAnak> j land ,on. tbe. 7th„ inst.;.and (s)!uttering 'cheque 'for Auckland oh the'• ;22hd of ;April7: '"Mr. Buddie appeared, to j iwatch. the. cases , ont behalf:.:.of /the' The: cases were taken 'in.-th'o-above-named order, '_ 'William- Henry 'FprdV; licensee > the-'Royal-' Hotel, Onehnngajdeposed that on the 2nd inst. prisoner came ' into the i bar -and- asked witness to-'cash a* .cheque for him for £1, but witness refused, as he was a stranger^'_ Prisoner "replied that he was well knovpn in Onehunga, that he was short of money, and if witness cashed the cheque it would greatly- oblige him. Witness told him if he would get some one to recommend him he would cash it. Prisoner went' across the street and brought a blacksmith; : named Boland, who'said he had known the man for the last 10 years, and never knew anything against: the man's character. Pri« . soner then said that he had £60 to his credit in .the Bank of New Zealand," Auckland, and in another month he would have £50 more, as he was a remittance man, getting money from; home. He then produced a blank' cheque, which he filled np ■ for £lj 'and. witness' gave him the money. Prisoner., signed ' and endorsed the cheque produced in witness's, presence. ;.'■'. .It.', was; signed and endorsed Robert Sims. "Had prisoner not been recommended by Mr; - Boland, and stated that 'he had money in the bank, witness would not have cashed: the cheque. When he got the money prisoner shouted four drink?. - Witness did' not send the cheque to the bank, bnt paid It away to Mr. Gledhill on the same day, and'; did not see it again until the 9th, when >it: was brought 'to him by Mr. man,' who told him it was ' dishonoured;' Xt was ...marked ."ho account." / ,'Crbsi»", examined : Witness did not ask Bolandwhat prisoner's name was. William Henry Burrows, clerk at Roe's sawmill, J deposed to" giving prisoner the blank cheque. Charles James:Aickin,cledgerkee"per, Bank-of Naw Zealand, deposed to the cheque" being sented and dishonoured.,: Detective Walker,, who arrested the priiqnet.on.the Bth!instant '. deposed-that he arrested the pcisoner'onanother charge, and" only told him of this ! charge this morningi V-HeVsaid, '-' Oh, they ; only small amounts ;it won't go to the i Supreme Court/willit!" He gave his name :at the'statioh as Richard Owerißngstoak,and sighed that name to the property-sheet, ■Tbeevidence was read over-to the prisoner,, and Mr;- Buttle stated that the defence wai. I reserved.-The second case Moselem,. Onehunga.:deposed that prisoner.;. ; came to his shop, represented farmer, and askedhim could he do with * dairy "of good butter. After some conveiv. sation prisoner produced a cheque:;oa. the, Bank of New Zealand, which he took alter some= demur, and gave : him> -10s;'^The : . cheque when presented wasi;returned,; ; »*nof •• account." The other .cases against °the accused were adjourned until this morning.' <

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LAW AND POLICE. New Zealand Herald, Volume XXI, Issue 7020, 17 May 1884

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