Sheffield Independent – Friday 15 October 1897
Action for Detained Goods
Yesterday, at the Doncaster County Court, Elizabeth Burniston of Conisbro’, brought an action against Mr Burnett for £5 for goods detained.
Mr Pawson appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. Andrews for the defendant, who was too ill to attend. The goods in question included a riding habit that belonged to the plaintiffs daughter, and the other article were jewellery.
She denied that the habit was a gift to a member of the defendant’s family. The jewellery, she said, the defendant borrowed to go to the Cricket Club Ball with. They belonged to plaintiff’s husband. She did not know where her husband was though she believed he was living. A ring had been returned since the action was commenced. She valued it at 10 shillings.
Mr. Andrews said the defence was that defendant had advanced plaintiff money, but of course could not prove it in the absence of the defendant and witnesses
A verdict was returned for £4. 10s.