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ABERYSTWYTH. BRITISH ASSOCIATION OP GAS MANAGERS.—Mr. J. Dougall, manager of the Aberystwyth Gas Works, at- tended the last annual meeting of the British Association* of Gas Managers at Bristol. Mr. Dougnall was admitted a member at the Bristol meeting. MR. JAMES SAUVAGE.—Those who knew Mr. James Sauvage when he lived at Aberystwyth and his friends iu different parts of the Principality will be pleased to learn that lie has won both the silver and gold medals of the Royal Academy of Music, The examination for the sil- ver medal occurred on the 7th July, and for the gold medal on Saturday, the 14th. The result of the silver medal examination was announced on the 22nd, when the prizes were distributed by Madame Sainton Dolby, who also delivered an appropriate address at the close of the proceedings. Mr. Sauvage is the first in the history of the Academy, who has received the bronze (won last year), the silver and the gold medals in the course of two vears only. A VISITORS I)IFFICULTY.-Tlie following letter, which illustrates the difficulty experienced in former times in getting to Aberystwyth, was picked up the other day and supplied to us Cambridge, Julv 2d, 1841. Mr. Dayics,-I wrote to you yesterday in a great hurry to enquire whether you would have the kindness to procure lodgings for me. Now 1 write to ask you another favour. I have been enquiring which is the best way to go there; and a friend thinks that it would be to go from here to London and meet the railway to Bristol, and he thinks there is no doubt there are coaches from Aberystwyth to Bristol; but as I should not like to go unless I was certain, I thought I would ask vou to have the kindness to ascertain this for me, and if you can kindly let me have any information as to the best way of goiiig from London to Aberystwyth you will much oblige me for those railroads put all roads out of the way. I want to go in the cheapest way possible, and if the air agrees with my son, on whose account I am going, he may make a long stay amoncst you. I am sorry to give you HO much trouble, but I feel sure you will excuse all the trouble I have given you in thus availing of your kind offer. Our present intention is to leave Cambridge on Thursday the 8th either Friday or Saturday, to be in Aber- ystwyth, I should hope, the first day, and only have to sleep one night on the road. My son desires to be remembered. I hope your neighbour is quite well.—Yours truly, W. N. [When you mention if there are coaches, perhaps you will also oblige me by telling me which days they go, and prices, &c. Is there t ;be a coach from Aberystwyth to Derby, or to Worcester, to either I of those places I can get in one day ?] INQUEST.—On Friday evening, July 20, an inquest was held at The oiiop, Penparkau, before J. M. Davies, Esq., coroner, into the death of John Jenkins, whose death and its attendant circumstances was reported last week. The jury consisted of Messrs. John Jones, Piccadilly, Thomas Davies, John Evans, Llanbadarn, William Jones, and Jenkin Davies, Penparkau, Thomas Royle, Cvvinllolwen, John Owen. Edward Evans, Penparkau, John Davies, and John Jones, South Gate. The jury having gone to see the site of the accident, a witness was called. He stated that on the 18th July, at half-past six o'clock in J.1- _u ..L1 1- _1 1_ T ulie morning', lie went into tiie nouse occupieu oy UONII Jenkins. He then noticed that the pine end of the house had fallen upon the old man as he lay in his bed. He was dead when witness looked in, and he considered the fall of the mud wall had been the cause of death. The house was not iu a ift state for habitation. He did not consider the landlord of the house to blame, as he had requested the deceased to quit. He had not paid rent for many years. The I-)e(I upon which deceased lay consisted of loose straw kept in place by four boards, the straw being covered over with, a blanket. He was tolerably comfort- able, as. some charitable pedple living at Aberystwyth had given him clothes. The deceased lived upon charity en- tirely, receiving 3s. 6d. a week from the C-. ua-rdians. The props on the outside were placed in the position they oc- cupied last year. After consultation, the jury found that the deceased came by his death by the falling upon him of a piece of mud wall whilst he was lying in bed. COUNTY COURT, WEDNESDAY, JULY 18.—Before Sergeant Tindal Atkinson. Truseott v. Jonc8.l'he Judge gave a verdict for the full amount, 21 16s. in ths case brought by W. H. Trus- cott, watchmaker, Terrace-road, against Thomas Jones, Portland-lane, Aberystwyth.—Mr. Edgar Atwood ap- peared for the plaintiff, and Mr. Griffith J ones for the de- fendant. New Trial.—A new trial was granted in the case brought by Mr. Bubb against the Rev. J. Jones, Llan- fihangel, late of Cellan Rectory, on an application by Mr. J. J. Atwood, defendant's solicitor. Welshpool was decided upon as the place of trial. Jury Case.—This was an action brought by Mr. John James, Railway Tea Warehouse, against Professor Nicholls, late of Llanbadarn, near Aberystwyth.—From Mr. Atwood's opening statement it appeared that on Jan. 20th, 1876, there was a settlement of accounts between Proiessor Nicholls and the plaintiff. At that time there was due to Mr. James the sum of jMt) 4s. 8d., for which sum defendant gave a three months' acceptance. Mr. Nicholls then gave Mr. James a large order for a friend, at the same time asking Mr. James to lend him T.' O. ATV. James, as he had done previously, lent defendant the £ 10. That was the sum in dispute. Mr. Nicholls con- tinued to deal with plaintiff down to the end of July, 1870, when there was due to Mr. James for goods £ 38 4s. Gi(l., making, with the £ 10, S48 4s. 6,1d. Defendant after- wards applied for another loan, when the plaintiff ans- wered that he (defendant) should live within his means. This gave defendant offence, and he withdrew his custom. Eventually he went to London, where plaintiff had a difficulty in finding him. A writ was issued for the full amount, £ 48 odd, the result of which was that the defen- dant paid into Court £37 odd, leaving the £ 10 due, ad- mitting in his pleadings the loan of the money, but adding that it had been paid.—Defendant's solicitor handed in a bill, which he said showed that on the very day the ac- ceptance was given a sum of 910 was lent, which the de- fendant alleged was included in the amount for which the acceptance was given.—The plaintiff was called by de- fendant's solicitor, and showed that credit was given in October 14th for £ 10, and credit given again for the same amount on January 20th, in error, consequently there was a credit given for E20, where only credit for tlO should have been given.—The Judge held that as the account had been settled on the 20th January, though in error it could not be re-ol)eiie(-I.-Tlie jury returned a verdict for the defendant. A Second Jury Case—Thomas [Edwards, shopkeeper, Llanafan, sued David Jones, carpenter, of the same place, to recover £ 9 10s. lid. for goods sold and delivered at Wenallt sales on the 12th of September and October 0th. —The defendant pleaded a set-off of S8 12s. for use and occupation of Wenallt from the 29tli September to 10th October, lS7(j, &c. Mr. Griffith Jones appeared for the plaintiff. Defendant was also legally represented.—The evidence of the plaintiff was taken, but the case was eventually adjourned for the presence of Mr. Robert Gardiner, estate agent. Alleged Breach, of Agreement.—Henry Dodd, railway shunter, Aberystwyth, sued Thomas Hine, at Nicholls and Owen's Slate Works, Carnarvon, for £ 7 10s., damages alleged to have been sustained in consequence of breach of agreement.—An agreement was produced, which Mr. Griffith Jones, who appeared for the defendant, said was not drawn up according to law and not properly stamped and an indenture was put in, which, again, Mr. Griffith Jones said was insufficiently stamped.—Mr. A. J. Hughes, who appeared for the plaintiff, said he knew the hand-writing of the person who prepared the documents, a person who had formerly been a lawyer's clerk. He (Mr. Hughes) thought the matter should be laid before the Incorporated Law Society. In fact, if the person who prepared the indenture did not pay the fine of stamp- ing, he (the speaker) would have to make representations in another quarter in the matter. John Jones, executor of Jenkin Jones v. William Williams, Surgeon. This was a case referred at the last court to Mr. David Lloyd, who reported that he had been unable to come to a decision. After some pleading the Judge declined to give judgment, and made a note that the case should be looked into at the next court. Alleged Damages. The plaint in this action was brought by W. H. Thomas, solicitor, executor, and trustee of the last will and the several codicils of Robert Edwards, deceased, against Elias Pugh and Catherine Pugh, his wife, labourer, Llanbadarn, to recover £ 10 14s. for damage alleged to have been done to a cottage once occupied by defendants, and fruit trees in a garden. Mr. Joseph Evans appeared for plaintiff Mr. Griffith J os for the defendants. The defendants' solicitor said there were no dates in the particulars, and therefore he could not sea whether it was or was not barred by the Statute of Limitations. His Honour held that the particulars should contain the dates, and adjourned the case. He also made an order, no costs leave to pay into court. The Mystery of Female Attire.—C. M. Williams sued Emma White, both of Aberystwyth, for the recovery of £ 1 0s. Id. for drapery goods supplied. His Honour, look- ing at the duplicate presented by the plaintiff, said Fif- teen yards of twill! What was that for?-Plaiiitiff A dress.—His Honour A dress Fifteen yards of twill, now that ladies wear their dresses so tight that they 3annot walk Fifteen yards around that young lady Ko it must be a mistake! (Laughter.)—Mr. Griffith Jones: Indeed, it runs up to eighteen yards sometimes. -4 (Laughter.)—His Honour Yes, when they wore hoops.— J Mr. Griffith Jones T remember a case in which E IGHTEEN yards were supplied for a lady's dress.—His Honour: That must have been when they wore hoops, which, when not used by the ladies, were used to keep chickens in. (Laughter.)—Mr. Griffith Jones: I remember it was said in the case that twelve yards was used in the smallest dress.—His Honour Let us hear what the young lady says. It is really a very serious thing for us men to talk about ladies' dresses.—After eliciting the fact that plain- tiff's wife supplied the goods, his Honour adjourned the case for the attendance of plaintiff's superior moiety (better half), and allowed defendant 2s. Gd" costs of the day. I'artnrrsl)ip ACCDunt, —lames George Green, ironfounder. Aberystwyth, and J. W. Thomas, solicitor v. David Hu>di Evans, merchant.—This was an action in which the plain- tiff demanded that an account of the partnership dealim.' between himself and defendant in connection with certain fields near Aberystwyth, be taken, that the affairs of the partnership be wound up, and that the partnership be dissolved under the order of the court.—The case was ad- journed by consent, in order that it might be referred. PETTY SESSIONS, WEDNESDAY", JULY 25TH.—Before John Watkins, Esq., Mayor, Isaac Morgan, Esq., and Thomas Jones, Esq. Malicious Damage.—Robert Humphreys, Vulcan Place, James Jones, Shipbuilders'-row, Thomas Jones, Rheidol Place, John Humphreys, Prospect-street, and Thomas Jones, Sea View Place, were charged with having done damage to property at Tanycae on Sunday afternoon. P.C. 1). Owen proved having seen the boys throwing stones at a closet, the property of the Corporation. The defendants were fined 2s. each, and costs; in default forty-eight hours' imprisonment. Vagrancy.—Thomas Edwards, a tramp, charged by P.C. Owen with having slept in a stable, was committed to Cardigan Gaol for fourteen days with hard labour. Sc/ujol BOrlnl Prosecutions.—George Allen, Crynfryn- row, charged with neglecting to send his child to school, was fined 2s. 6d.; Thomas Matthias, Skinner-street, 2s. 6d.; Rd. Humphreys, Crynfryn-row, adjourned for a week to produce the boy; Henry Felix, Brewer-street, fi^ed 5s. Eleazer Oliver, Queen-street, and William Jones, Pen- parkau, children ordered to attend school. A Stray.—Richard Price, Clarach, represented in court by his wife, was fined Is. for having allowed his donkey to stray in Chalybeate Terrace on last Thursday after- noon, July 19. Swearing the Peace. Thomas, Brewer-street, charged Anne Woodward, Moor-street, with having com- mitted a breach of the peace on Saturday, July 21. The case was adjourned for a fortnight.






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