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DISPUTE BETWEEN ANGLESEY FARMERS.

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DISPUTE BETWEEN ANGLESEY FARMERS. Carious History of a Case- At the Menai Bridge County C )urt on Tuesday, before his Honour Sir Horatio Lloyd and a jury, the action of Shadrach Owen, Bryn glas, against Hugh Parry, Ty'nlon, both of Llanrhyddlad was part heard. Mr J. Bryn Roberts. M.P. (instructed by Mr E. G. Roberts, Holyhead), appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr Ellis J. Griffith, M.P. (instructed by Messrs D. Owen aud Griffith, Bangor), for the defendant. This was an action brought to recover £ 40, being a half year's rent of land let by the plaintiff to the defendant. The original letting dated as far back as 1882 by a written agreement, as also was the case in 1883 and in 1884. After 1884, according,to the plaintiff's evidence, nothing more was said until 1892,and it was contended on his be- half thatas the parties had agreed to go on a.s before, 0 C5 the letting implied a tenancy from year to year. The plaintiff gave evidence in support of his con- tention and said that, with one exception, there had never been a single conversation between him and the defendant with regard to the tenancy from 11894 to the present day. He admitted, however, that in 1892 he let the land to one Shadrach Wil- liams, but subsequently, as the landlord would not consent to his sub-letting, the land was again let to the defendant. This evidence was corroborated by that of his wife and by a man who was formerly in service at the defendant's farm. The defendant's case was that the letting was for a year certain from the commencement of the original tenancy, and that this was clearly under- stood between both parties. He admitted that most of the negotiations were carried on between Mrs Owen (the plaintiff's wife) and Mrs Parry (his wife), but he was certain that he never intended at any time to take the land for more than a year at the time. He admitted that, when the land was let to Shadrach Williams with- out notice to him (the defend ant), he had asked the plaintiff to be allowed to take it for another year,as that would be a great convenience to him. He gave farther evidence that in the Spring of 1894 the plaintiff's wife came to beg of him to take the tenancyfor another year as that would enable plain- tiff to get things together to farm himself.an i this, he contended, was inconsistent with a tenancy from year to year as said by the plaintiff. This evidence was corroborated by tha.t of his wife, who spoke to the visits of the plaintiff's wife in May 1894 and 1895. The history of this case has been somewhat curious. It was down for hearing at the Llan- gefni court some three months ago, but was not I reached. It was then tried at the Menai Bridge Court before the judge alone, who failed to come to a decision; and to use his own words, failed to agree with himself, and therefore had to discharge himself." On Tuesday it was a ^ain tried before the judge, and what was practically a special jury of farmers, but the hearing was not concluded at the rising of the court, and the case was again ad- journed to the Llangefni Court.

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