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NISI PRIUS COURT. Before AIR, JUSTICE YAUGHAN, EDWARDS V. EVANS.-This was an action in which it was sought to recover JE60, being six years rent of a piece of land near Newport. Mr. Whitely, Q.C., and Mr. Huddlestone for plaintiff. and Sir T. Phillips for defendant. It appeared that defendant had rented part of the land which plaintiff was holding under a Mrs. Webb. In some time after Mrs. Webb made over the whole of the land to plaintiff Edwards, while a ¡ person named Keedwell had mortgaged it to a great extent. Under these circumstances, defendant, it would seem, th ou gh he could excuse himself of paying plaintiff the rent for the land he had taken of him, and refused payment till this action was brought. Verdict for plaintiff: The full sum of £ 90 to be paid forthwith. REATON v. EDWARDS. -This Was an action to recover damage for a breach of contract, Mr. Grey, who appeared for plaintiff said, in opening the pleading, that defendant had left judgment to go by default, and what the jury had to do was to judge from the evidence the amount of damages to which plaintiff was entitled. Defendant had contracted to supply a steam tug called the Eclipse, of Newport, with boilers, within a specified time, Defendant did not fulfil bis engagement, in consequence of which plaintiff sustained very heavy losses. He was obliged to keep his own steamer idle for several months, for want of boilers, and to hire a steamer of the Cardiff Company, at JE30 per week, for nine weeks, which amounted to £ 270. The Cardiff Company not being able to lend him a steamer any longer he sustained a further loss by being without any vessel for several weeks, and by having to keep his men idle during the time. In addition to this it was shown that he had suffered considerable loss from losing his customers. Ver- dict for plaintiff. Damages £ 586 2s. MATLOCK v. Bitows.-An action of ejectment. Settled. RENNIE AND OTHERS V, THE MONMOUTHSHIRE RAIL AND CANAL COMPANY.—After a special jury had been formed, this case was privately settled, DAVID, SWIFT, AND OTHERS v. JONrs.-This was an action of ejectment, in which it was sought to prove that certain landed property of the yearly value of EISO, situated in the parish of St. Mellon's and other places, belonged to the plain- tiff, and that defendant was an illegitimate child of one John Jones, of Llangyfelach, Glamorgan, and consequently was not the heir-at-law to the property in question. A great number of witnesses were examined on both sides of this case, which occupied the Court for eight hours, in order to; prove whether Morgan Jones was or was not an illegitimate son of John Jones, Gerddinen Ganol, Llangyfelach. Attorney for plaintiffs, Mr. Thomas, Llandilo; for defendant, Mr. Thomas, Brecon. Coun- sel for plaintiffs, Mr. Whateley, Q. C., and Mr. Gipson; for defendant, Mr. Keating and Mr. Cooke, Verdict for plaintiffs. This case terminating the business of the Nisi Prius, the court rose at seven o'clock.





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