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CARNARVONSHIRE ASSfZES. These assizes were concluded on Saturday before Lord Bramwell. who was occupied li iltil a late hour in hearing a special jury cause commellce-l on Thursday, in which the Carnarvonshire Slate Company were sued by lr Nannev ior damicr •; for an alleged trespass on his farm of Doib.:L> Nautlle, the removal of slate rock belonging to him, the diversion of a stream, and the auce of a road Mr M'lntyre. and Swetenham (instructed bv Messrs Jones aua .buies, Portmadoc) were for the plaintiff, and Mr M. Lloyd, Q.C., and Mr Coxon (instructed b v Messrs Miller and Miller, London) for the company. The evidence was very voluminous, plaintiff s ■witnesses including Messrs R. J. Davids, C.E.; R. Liclx-,l Jones, borough surveyor of Carnarvon; R. Potter, a former manager of the company W. B. C. Jones, plaintiff's land agent; W. Griffith, the lessor's solicitor, J. Evans, manager of Lord Penrhvn's slate quarries; and J. Silvester Hughes, C.E., Portmadoc; whilst the chief Witnesses for the defendant were Messrs J. Bowen, agent of crown laads; R. Algeo, county surveyor for Anglesey; G. Jones, an Aberystwyth architect; P. F. Cooper, chairman of the company; Morgan Richards, W. Robinson. 0. T. Owen, R. Davies, and other quarry proprietors and agents in the Nantile Yale. On the question of the road, a judgment without a verdict was directed to be entered, the judge leaving the jury to determine whether the defendants had entered and worked the plaintiff's land, and whether they had diverted the stream. The jury delivered their verdict at half-past nine at night, and assessed the slate taken from the plaintiff's land at £ 316 8s., the amount claimed by him about £ 1600. They found that the stream had been diverted without leave and license, and on this point a verdict was entered for the plaintiff for 40s. His Lordship reserved the question of costs, re- ntal kin 2 that he did not think the plaintiff should get all the costs, and, on the application of Mr M'lntyre, continued the injunction restraining the company from working on the plaintiff's land. The claim for land used for tipping was with- drawn from the jury by direction of the judge, who certified for a special jury; and, in reply to his lordship, who strongly urged that the boundary question should be settled, the jury stated that they were unanimous in fixing the boundaries marked on the plans produced by the plaintiff's surveyor.



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