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COUNTY COUKTS. CARDIFF. (Before Judge Herbert.) — The Disputed- Liability under the Public Health Atsu— In the case of Yorke v. Boughton, heard at tlijr court, his honour gave judgment or. Tuesday, the plaintiff was non-suited. Mr. flier Jacob ap- peared for the plaintiff, and Mr. Vachell for defen- daDt. Curious .Y(li!ti"al Case.—Tlie owners of the schoonw Ann and Jane Pritchard, of Pwllheli, brought an action, in the Admiralty division of the court, against, Messrs. Tellefsen and Wills, Cardilf, for the recovery of the balance of freight alleged to be due to them. The nautical assessors in the case were Captains Vellacott, and Thomas. It appeared that in August, last Owen Roberts, captain of the schooner, went, with the vessel to a Danish port called Nantgoff, where he took on board a cargo of barley, which he stipulated to deliver after a successful voyage at Cardiff. The cargo consisted of 1,079 quarters, the rate of freight being Is. 9d. per quarter, with £2 pre- mium and the voyage customs. While, therefore, the cost, would amount to jL95 Os. 3J., only £30 had been paid, and it was now sought to recover the blance of £65. On the other hand, the defendants alleged that the cargo had suffered damage to the extent of £600, and this they set up as a counter claim. The vessel having been loaded at Nant- goff left that port in November and reached Car- diff on the 12th of December. While the voyage was being made very bad weather wasexperienced, and when the cargo wasdischarged a great part of it was found wet and damaged. The master and mate both deposed that, when the ship left Nantgoff, it was in a thoroughly sea- worthy condition, but in consequence of the severe strain upon the vessel caused during the extra- ordinarily bad weather encountered one of the chain bolts started. An attempt. was made to block up the orifice thus occasioned with canvas and oakum, but notwithstanding the efforts of the crew in this direction water rushed through the opening and damaged the cargo. When the vesoel was unloaded at Cardiff the cargo was found to comprise 1,063 qrs. only. The cap- tain admitted that at one place in Scotland, where he ran in for shelter, he exchanged 60lbs. of barley with a. farmer for some coal and potatoes of which he was in need. Evidence was then given with the view of showing that the vessel before proceeding on the voyage had been examined Ly one of Lloyd's surveyors and found tj be sea- worthy also that the starting of the bolt was entirely due to the severe straining. For the de- fence it was alleged that, the bolt which gave way did so because it was iron eaten," and that those in charge of the vessel had been guilty of neglect for which the owners were responsible. The bill of lading was drawn up in accor- dance with the Danish law, and the clause usually inserted in English bills of lading, '• perils of the sea excepted," was omit- ted. Eventually the whole case turned upon the counter claim, and the points arising in connection therewith were, whether the damage was an act of God." or was caused by neglect; and whether tile owner was liable. A point was also raised as to whether the owner, by the omission of the clause referred to, did not in reality become insurers instead of merely common carriers. His Honour, after consulting with the assessors, said they were both of opinion that the starting of the bolt, as a question of fact, was caused by the strain to wNeh the vessel was subjected during the heavy storms, and that it was not due to any fiaw in the bolt itself. On thn^Jegal points raised judgment was deferred. Mr. Brynmor Jones, in- structed by Mr. Downing, appeared for the plain- tiff, and Mr. Yachell for the defendants. Claim for Damage canscd !>y Collision at Sea.—The owners of the schooner Jehu, of Newcastle, brought an ac- tion against the owners of the barque Brimiga, to recover damages arising from a collision between the vessels off Dungeness, on the night of Janu- ary 9. The nautical assessors were Mr. Knight and Mr. Treatt. Mr. Wyndham Pain, Newport and Cardiff, appeared for the plaintiffs, and Mr. Va- chell for the defendants. The court, after hearing the evidence, held that tho Brimiga collided with the Jehu, and that the latter showed her lights. Judgment was therefore given for the plaintiffs, the owners of the Jehu. NEWPORT.—(Before his Honour Judge Herbert.) —Breach of Contract.—Davies v. Humphries.—Mr. Bailhache appeared for the plaintiff, who is a builder at Cwmbran. He agreed to buy certain goods for the sum of £2, and paid the money, He received an order to obtain possession of the goods, but then found that the goods had been otherwise disposed of. He valued the goods at £7. The goods were doors and windows left after the com- pletion of a church at Cwmbran. After having written four letter?, defendant returned the £2 bv cheque. His Honour awarded £5. as damages. Bankruptcy Case. — Mr. J. A. Youn., bai- rister (instructed by Messrs, Gibbs and Llewellyn) applied' to his honour to 1 declare that tlie proceeds of a sale of agricultura. Stock, sold bv Jiessrs. Davies and Brotherhood at nign Hall Farm, were the property of the in ;he bankruptcy of John Knight as against Mr. Daniel Knight, the claimant, or to direct that a special jury should hear the case, it being a case in w llc character was involved, and which it was not ex- peaient or necessary that his honour should decide. The balance of the proceeds, :£191 17s. 10d., had been paid into court by theauctioneers. The learnea counsel referred to several authorities in favour ot having such a case where fraud was imputed tried to before a jury in the High Court of Justice. Mr Stafford, barrister (instructed by Mr. F. Yaughan). for the claimant, opposed the motion, aud submitted to his honour that the case had been remitted to that • ourt for his honour's decision by Mr. Justice Denman, before whom an interpleader issue had been raised, and who had adiourned that question unti after his honour's decision. His Honour thought the case should be tried by a jury. He must decline jurisdiction, and put upon his decision his reasons for doing so. Mr. Salfora: Where are we now, then? Mr. Young: YTou must go back to Mr! Justice Denman and he will make such order as he thinks fit. Mr. Salford asked that the case might be adjourned instead of dismissed. His Honour refused, as expenses would be incurred. Mr. Evans, solicitor, Chepstow, appeared for the auctioneer, but his Honour decided he had no locus standi. At the close of the case his Honour allowed his costs as against the estate, as he had received notice to attend. NEATH.—(Before his Honour Judge Beresford and a jury.)—Mr. Evan Rees, of Blaenclairch, Glvn Neath, farmer, sued the Glyn Neath Collieries Com- pany (Limited) to recover the sum of JE9 10s., being the amount alleged to be due from the de- fendants to the plaintiff by reason of the neglect of the defendants to fence their incline at Glyn Neath. Mr. William Sims appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. T. Williams for the defendants. The facts of the case were briefly as follow:—On the 22nd of November last the plaintiff's cow got upon the defendant's incline, owing to the defect of the fences. The evidence was somewhat contradic- tory, the plaintiff and his witnesses suggesting that the cow escaped owing to the neglect of the defendants to keep their fences in repair, whilst the defendants alleged and called several witnesses to prove that the animals were straying upon the highway and escaped from there to the incline. The learned advocates having addressed the jury in support of their respective contentions, the learned Judge summed up the evidence, whereupon the jury returned a verdict in favour of the plaintiff for £3 and costs. The case excited much interest in the Vale of Neath, the court being crowded.

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