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^UDIFF COUNTY COURT. Ciirdfff ^HARP PRACTICK BY A SOLICITOR. At ^ron T],,c?Ullty court, on Thursday, an action y a Mr John Maltineton Mulhns, stern p .,stl'eet, Cardilf, agrainst the Great f()r d-irvf Vay Company to recover the sum or the .^V1^ caused by the negligence of one ishis .„,Way company's servants.—Mr H. for tlie plaintiff, and Mr Lnsor y.n tho Great Western Railway Com- ifiLiff ur'aiv.d that on the 24th July last n. j'°u Cardiff for Tenby by the 2.30 a.m. l^hhT C.ardiff to Landore the carriages Won..w'th lamps, but at the Landore lain,, f ° the company's servants, in removing Rlas.os° roughly from the socket that ti°n feu e lamp was broken. The broken iiig j'61 on the complainant, who was Iseig \e carriage, cutting the leg of his trous/1 the oil from the lamp ran on cl.aiiri(1.i ,and waistcoat, and for this Pjain, Jrreilc„ damages. A few days after the led T>Q\?'Cc?rding to plaintiff, he and a friend dic-htm-. enll were in the Cardiff Cottage ti(n> Mary-street, and plaintiff was ft cf;sf 'J his friend the accident. Within a ait(>>. ucCe from him a Mr George Cox, a it Piai Ú t' Cardiff, was standing. He heard a £ oai said, and remarked that plaintiff Pullp,i cause of action against the company, t, s-i, &VI^ an envelope and made some notes "Clain j? that he would write to the company Is L J damages. Plaintiff told him not to do ds i d himself written. Some time after- saw Mr Cox, who told him that he 0ri ten to the company and demanded £ 6 6s t,,i,en'sation. Plaintiff expressed his surprise, .t01aiIrCox uot to proceed further in the 1 5* He alleged that he had heard nothing Mr Cox until after he had seen one of 7^1:; 13 of the company, who told him that claita had been settled with Mr Cox, who Rented himself as acting for plaintiff, and to r? phe company had paid £ 3 15s as a settle- to0'It was then more than amonthafter te to ^een paid to Mr Cox. He subsequently ie coitimCox telling him to refund the money denvinw M"* 01" he must take the consequences, to th!> 'le had ever instructed him to id, MJ. rf'I'any for the money. P1.ai,n^5f ntiff ev(., was called, and denied that ?ed tlnf i\?aVyS ^r Cox any instructions, but Cardiff n if ^ox joined in the conversation at instruor °e' and asked plaintiff to give •ted to K lons to write to the company, as he tly refnaa^e a s^aP at Ensor." Plaintiff dis- •%ed & Plaintiff denied that lie had ever °U''h t-f o ^ox as a solicitor, and affirmed that Con.T' m°ney was paid by the Great Wes- 'ved i? y to Mr Cox in August, he had never .—\r„ P,GV any communication whatever from thati,o was called for the,d-efff'ffi rrote trffu'as lnstructed by the plaintiff,that tages 1? e C0Inpany and claimed £ 6 &3 he afterwards saw defendant, who said "ed tli be satisfied with half of it. d to case for £ 3 15s, but the company re- Aui'a? Costs. He received the money on the Qtiff fSi,.aud on the 17th September wrote to his mtelll»g him that he had received £ 3 lbs, frouM^88 amounted to £ 1 15s, and that if btitr ?ali at his office he would pay him £ d. id nnja'Hed one day, but he (Mr Cox) was en- clen;„ iC^uld not be seen.—Plaintiff was called, is TT that he had ever received such a letter. hip]il,°n°Ur» hi summing-up, thought that it Shtfr, necessary that a solicitor should be e^f.^rd in all his dealings. He, liow- *tjr«s3?ered that if the plaintiff did not in* pted mOX' he knew what he was doing, ana as f course which Mr Cox had taken, iderpH^ Cox was concerned, he no doubt n }, .vhat he was instructed to make the J on le Plaintiff, and plaintiff allowed him it's •'?nd he therefore must be bound by hi3 ^Ir plor1. As regarded the claim of £ 1 15s "ere°x. for costs, that was not the question jd ]\r trying then, but as plaintiff had al- IVen f Cox to act as his agent, judgment must j Or the railway company, with costs.

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