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.A SURRY WONDER

BARMOUTH

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CRICCLTH COUNCIL.

BREACH OF PROMISE CASE

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BREACH OF PROMISE CASE Owen v. Jones.—On Thursday, in the Court of Appeal, composed of Lords Justices A. L. Smith, Rigby, and Vaughan Williams, there was down for hearing the application of the plaintiff, Miss Jane Ann Hughes Owen, ot Portmadoc, for a new trial of her action for alleged breach of promise of mar- riage against Captain Thomas Owen, also of the same place. The action was tried at Car- narvon Assizes, before Mr Justice Channell and a common jury, and resulted in a verd'ict and judgment for the defendant. Mr Bowen Rowlands, Q.C., and Mr Ellis Griffith were counsel for the appellant, and Mr S. Evans and Mr Trevor Llovd appeared for the res- pondent. Mr Bowen Rowlands said, although he had been briefed in the case, he knew absolutely nothing about it. He was not at the trial at Carnarvon, the plaintiff, Miss Owen, then being represented by Mr Ellis Griffith. That gentleman was now, however, engaged in the Consular Court at Tangier, where he was de- fending certain persons on a charge of smug- gling arms into Switzerland. Therefore it was desirab.e that the case should be post- poned for the present. Lcrd Justice Smith: What do the other side say ? Mr S. Evans said that he should object to any further postponement, the case having been deferred until that date to suit the con- venience of the plaintiff. Mr Bowen Rowlands Your solicitors were assenting parties; and I have not been in- structed in the case, nor has the London soli- citor. Lord Justica Smith As the other side objects and you do not wish to go on with the appeal, then it must be struck out. Mr Bowen Rowlands: I am not prepared to argue the case in Mr Ellis Griffith's ab- sence. It is an action for breach of promise of marriage by Miss Owens, and it was tried before Mr Justice Channe'I, with a common jury, and I believe everybody in court was extremely astounded at the verdict which the jurv gave, and which was for the defendant. Lord Justice Vaughan Williams You can argue the appeal very well from the papers, and you will not be embarrassed by an incon- venient memory, as you were not at the trial (laughter). Lord Justice Smith: I see from the notes made by Mr Justice Channell at the trial that he made a statement to Mr Ellis Griffith which would necessitate his presence during the arguments here. Mr Bowen R-owlands said that Mr Ellis Griffith would return to this country by the 5th or 6th of July. The court then ordered the case to stand out of the list for the present, the plaintiff to pay the costs of that application. Mr Bowen Rowlands: The; defendant's counsel consented to the case standing out of the list until after the 23rd inst. Lord Justice Smith: You ?re not ready to go on with the case, and we direct that you pay the costs of the other side in coming here to-day. The case stands over until the new trial list, to be heard after the 6th July Order accordingly.

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