CIVIL SITTINGS. Wednesday, Oct. 26. (Boforo Hi's Honor Mr Justioo Johnston.) WAXTON V. EDWABDB AND ANOTHEB. Mr Qarriok, with him Mr Harper, for the plaintiff. Mr Joynt for tho defondant. Mr Garriok having opened tho case, read tho declaration and laid tho various iosuos beforo tho jury, and Mr Joynt having gone over tho defendants' picas, tho following witnoasos woro examined, Frodcriok do Oarterot Malet deposed he was Sogißtrar of the Supromo Court of tho Canterbury district. Ho produced a statement that was filed in that Court on Jan. 6, 1876, to tho effect that Bobort Brown and Joseph Brown were unablo to moot their engagements with thoir oroditors. Froduoed tho minutes taken at tho first meeting of oroditors, which were signed by Edward George, chairman. Biohard Walton was appointod trustoo in the estate. Froduood tho resolution on tho subjoofc, and tho accept* anco of the plaintiff. William Fatten Oowlishaw deposod : He was the solioitor to tho plaintiff in this matter. Ho was employed in tho matter of the liquidation of tho estate of Brown Brothors, and took tho nooessary steps. Attondod the meeting of oreditors on the Bth, at which Mr Goorgo was appointed Chairman. Froduood an order of the Supreme Court vosting tho ostato in Biohard Walton. Edward Georgo doposod : Ho was a bootmaker, residing in Ohristohuroh. Was a oreditor at one time In the ostato of Robert and Joseph Brown, and signed the minutes produoed as Chairman of tho meeting of oreditor a. William Honry Smith, publisher of the Press, gavo formal ovidonoo on tho subjeot of the advertisement in question. John Dougall, clerk in tho offloo of Messrs Garrick and Oowlishaw, gavo formal ovidonoo. Josoph Brown deposed : Tho statement produoed was signed by and sworn to by himself and brother. That contained a true statoment of his liabilities and assots. Was oarrying on business on tho Forry road for about a year. Did not deal with tho defendants till within the last throo months of that titno. Had a pretty largo aocount with the defendants, and wished to soouro them. Witness and his brother gavo a bill of salo with that objoot. Tho defendants said they desired some othor persons to assist witness, as bootmaking was not in thoir line. Tho business carried on was that of fellmongors, wool- washers, &o. They oommenoed bootmaking, and plaoed tho goods in tho hands of the defendants for sale in Christohuroh ; but they deolincd to oontinuo to act for thorn as agents for tho salo of the boots, saying it was hardly in their line. Some correspondence afterwards took plaoe on tho subjoot, and a membor of tho defendants' firm wont to their plaoo and aaid that after oarof ul consideration tho firm had come to tho opinion thab tho boat thing that could be done would be to work out the present stook without making additions. Witness then said ho would mako out a statement of aooounts. [Left sitting.
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SUPREME COURT., Star, Issue 2677, 25 October 1876
SUPREME COURT. Star, Issue 2677, 25 October 1876
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