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Llandudno Urban District Council. THE TRAMWAY COMPANY AND THEIR PENNY STAGES. The monthly meeting of the Llandudno Urban District Council, was held on Fri- day evening, in the Council Chamber, Mr Ernest E. Hone, J.P., presiding. The fol- lowing members were also present:—Messrs. S. Chantrey, W. II. Jones, T. NN" Griffith, James J. Marks, Thomas Thomas, W. O. Williams, A. E. Vollam, Hugh Edwards, Pierce Jones, William Thomas, David Davies, Thomas Smith, F. j. Sarson, Robert Roberts, the Clerk (Mr. A. Conolly), the Deputy Surveyor (Mr. W. T. Ward), thei Ac- countant (Mr. Walter Wood], the Electrical Engineer (Mr H. Morton), and other oriicials. WELCOMING A NEW MEMBER. The Chairman extended a welcome to Mr T. Thomas, Cilgerran, the newly-elected member lor Central Ward, vice Mr J. O. Thomas, deceased. CONTRACTORS AND THEIR TENDERS. At a meeting of the Works Committee, a letter was read from Messrs Evan Hughes and Son, with reference to the withdrawal of their tender for constructing the public convenience on the West Shore, and stating that they consider it unfair that they should be debarred from tendering for two years, as it was the fault of the Council in not keeping to the conditions of the advertise- ment, to commence the work on the 1St October. After some discussion, the matter was re- ferred back to Committee. PAINTING ARC LAMPS, &c. Out of five tenders for the painting of arc lamp columns and feeder pillars, that of Mr W. J. Sewell, at £14 7s., was accepted. INCREASE OF LIBRARY CARETAKER'S SALARY. The Library Committee recommended an increase in the salary of Mr Eildes, care- taker to the Carnegie Free Library, from I is to 22s per week. Mr Pierce Jones protested against such an increase from I is to 22s, in view of the fact that he understood the branch libraries were closed for want of funds. The Chairman said that the reason for the closing of the branch libraries, was, be- cause they were not duly appreciated. Mr Thomas Smith asked if this was the time to increase wages? He moved that the matter be referred back to the financial year. Mr Pierce 'ones seconded. Five shillings of an advance was more than what was wanted at this time of the year. The care- taker only worked six hours a day. Mr F. J. Sarson replied that the rate at which Mr Fildes was paid previous to the recommended advance, was the magnificent sum of 2 jd per hour, which was not a decent price for a common labourer (shame). If Mr Eildes was not worth 22s a week for the work he did, he was not worth 22 pence (hear, hear). Mr W. O. Williams said that Mr Fildes put in about 52 hours per week, and the rate of pay at 22s was only 5d per hour. Mr Robert Roberts, Chairman of the Com- mittee, said he was glad to leave the vindica- tion of the recommendation in the hands of the members of the Committee, and he thought the increase should be retrospective. The recommendation was almost unani- mously carried. TIlE TRAMWAY COMPANY AND THEIR PENNY STAGES. A discussion took place upon the new penny stages, instituted by the Tramway Company, more particularly relating to that from Deganwy Street to Conway Shore, and that from Queen's Road to Vaughan Street. The feeling expressed, was, that the penny fares in these cases should be from Conway Shore to Hooson's corner, and from Queen's Road to St. John's Church. Mr W. H. Jones said that the Tramway Company had made these particular stages aS'i^ell'nis^ inconvenient as it was possible. The Chairman said it was most important to have penny fares right into the town to places of busines-s and amusement. If the Company did not concede these requests, the only way would be to License motor char- a-bancs, which wuld give longer stages (hear, hear). v Mr T. W. Griffith said the Council should insist on the stages being altered as directed. Mr Robert Roberts urged that there be no delay in the matter. To have effective measures, they should be prompt in dealing With it. & The Chairman said that when the matter was discussed with the representatives of the Company, they stated they would consider it, but made no promise. Mr Marks: License somebody else. That's the only way to deal with them (hear,hear). THE WELSH NATIONAL MEMORIAL TO KING EDWARD. The minutes of the meeting of the Com- mittee appointed in the matter of the pro- posed Welsh National Memorial to King Edward VII.. was read ° Mr T. W. Grifeth asked what was expect- ed of subscribers locally. r ,Thhe 9hairman said the appeal was worded rattier in a manner that was not quite clear whether the contributions were to be sent direct to headquarters or to be subscribed locally and sent up in one sum. The Chairman said it was suggested to have another meeting with experts addressing them on Consumption. He did not see that they wanted another meeting, but, rather a house to house movement. If the matter did not appeal to the people he was sorry for them (hear, hear). THE MYSTERIOUS SEWING MACHINE. During the consideration of the minutes of the Finance Committee, Mr David Davies called attention to an item of £3 5S for a sewing machine. He wondered what the Council required with a sewing machine? Mr T. W. Griffith said he had the honour of selling the machine for the purpose of the !^°iatu°a H°sPltal- He could assure thetm e ,Ve no Profit upon the matter ( bhame, and laughter}. J-he Chairman: I don't see why you A COUNCILLOR'S STRONG PROTEST. During the consideration of the St. Thomas s Day Charity, Mr William Thomas said he had a protest to make, relating to the of the fund in the Parish. It was decided that lie should be the representative of the Council upon that trust, but he desired to say he could not get a voice in the matter. When he attended the distribution, he noticed that two or three persons had died during the year, and the Vicar of Llanrhos had inserted two or three names. Persons came from Tywyn and Penrhynside, and were disappointed. He suggested that the members of the Charity Trust meet a week before the distribution to consider those names who were suggested for receiving benefit. He strongly protested against the manner in which the names were struck out, and others substituted, by the Vicar of Llanrihos, and he (the speaker) had been ignored in the matter. The Vicar had said there was ample time to go over the list on the morning of the application. He, list on the morning of the application. He, as representative of the Council, had no opportunity of meeting the trustees, only on the morning of the distribution (shame). It was a farce. Some recipients of the charity were younger than himself (shame). Mr Robert Roberts argued that they should ask the Charity Commissioners to see that the trust was carried out as per agreement. The Charity must meet twice in the year, and he thought one of those meetings should be to go over the list. In the Llandudno parish, the matter was done amicably. It was a secular trust, and did not belong to a political party or a religious body. It be- longed to the parish (hear, hear). NEXT YEAR'S ELECTIONS. Owing to the Census being taken next year, tht Clerk intimated that the election would take place a little earlier in the year than usual. LOATn'S FOR ELECTRICITY PURPOSES. The Clerk reported that the Local Govern- ment Board had approved of the sum of [1,000 additional expenditure on electricity, £ 1,090 for additional plant, and the sum of £130 excess on loans. TELEPHONES. A lengthy letter from the Town Clerk of Glasgow, was read, respecting the fact that the telephone system was to be taken over by the Government, on the 31st December inst., and suggesting certain representations to be made upon charges, etc., which were at present unnecessarily high. It was decided to adopt the suggestions of the Glasgow Corporation upon the matter. RE-APPOINTMENT OF INSPECTOR OF NUISANCES. Upon the proposition of the Chairman, Mr Little was re-appointed Inspector of Nuis- ances for one, year, from the 24th inst., at a salary of £ 150 per annuan, and inspector of drains of new buildings for same period at an. annual salary of £ 6. WATER USED IN LOCK-UP SHOPS. Councillor F. J. Sarson moved:—"That having regard to the greatly reduced charges levied in many cities and towns in Great Britain upon lock-up-shopkeepers in the supply and use of water to their shops, the Water and Gas Committee be instructed to lower the expense of water supplied to Llan- dudno lock-up-shopkeepers, so as to conform with the reduced charges that obtain in above cities and towns, particulars of which will be furnished for the information of Council- lors prior to this resolution being moved." A long discussion ensued upon the matter, and Mr James Marks seconded the pro' position. A deputation of lock-up-shopkeepers was present, but it was decided that they be not heard, because, the Chairman said, it would be a bad precedent to have persons address* ing the Council upon certain grievances Mr William Thomas, Chairman of the Water and Gas Commitee, stated that the water undertaking did not pay its way, above £ 1,000 a year being taken from the gas con. cern profits to make up the deficit on the water undertaking. In two years' time the last instalment on the loan upon the water scheme would be paid, and the Committee would then be able to reduce the water charges in various directions After further discussion, the motion was defeated by eight votes to five.
Denbighshire and the Welsh National Memorial. The movement so successfully begun at Denbigh last November, is making good pro- gress. We understand that about £ 20,000 is wanted in this county alone, and we trust that when the collectors to be appointed come round, every one will be prepared to put his hand in his pocket and contribute his quota to this great and worthy object. For the information of our readers we will specify in more detail its aims. It is in- tended in the first place as a National Mem- orial to the late Kin<_f, not to be wrought in brass or marble, but in the flesh and bones of our descendants. It is a practical scheme having for its object the stamping out prim- arily of consumption and the upbuilding of a strong and healthy physical condition of the people and a strong State. For this purpose it is to be both curative and pre- ventive. As a curative movement it will erect Sanatoria for advanced cases of consump- tion and model dispensaries and attendance for less advanced patients, all these to be accessible to the poorest classes. As preventive, it wil! institute lectures and educational propaganda on health, so that we may see this treacherous and malign disease, that creeps upon us without our knowing it, and is more treacherous because of its plausible and innocent appearances in its first stages, ultimately driven from our midst. There is another ground on which it can make its appeal. It is a movement of the people, and it is a MOVEMENT FOR THE PEOPLE. As has been stated, every penny will do something, a shilling will pay for an educa- tional poster, a pound will pay for a set of lantern slides, £ 5 will pay for a lecture, and all will help in providing the Sanatoria and Dispensaries intended for those who cannot afford to go to private homes. But before anyone will support this move- ment, two points may occur to his mind— (1) Whether it is practicable; and (2) Is it worth' it ? To answer these questions, it is only neces- sary to look at the facts. We do not suppose there is any movement that has had the dis- interested support of so many Medical men. This in itself speaks volumes as to its prac- ticability, and these are the words of Pro- fessor Osier We have learned how to pre- vent this disease-we have learned how to cure it; a generation should see a reduction, of 50 per cent. in deaths and a victory as memorial as that which has been won against typhus and typhoid." The second question is-Is it worth it ? We do not think this question can be answered except in one way, by all those who have the well-being and health of the country at heart. Without health, nothing can be done. A strong physical body, as Schopenhauer says, is the preliminary of material as of intellectual development. We trust the movement will have the assistance aIt: aUf CqDunittee appointed in the different portions of the county to carry on the work of getting sub- scriptions will be enthusiastically supported in a practical manner by each locality.
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I Llanrwst County School. THREE HUNDRED YEARS COMPLETED. MR. WILLIAM GEORGE ON FALSE NOTIONS OF LIFE. On Thursday evening the annual distribu- tion of prizes in connexion with the Llan- rwst County School took place at the Church House, the hall being packed to overflowing. The chair was occupied by Mr. W. J. Wil- liams, J.P. (Chairman of the Governors), and the prizes were distributed by Mr. William George. There were also present all the Governors of the School, and the members of the staff. The Chairman said lie took a keen interest in the school, and his connexion with it was one extending over a long period. He was himself a pupil at this very school, and amongst the books which he possessed he valued none as well as those presented to him on an occasion similar to that which had now brought them together. He could therefore fully enter into those happy ex- pectations which the pupils were enjoying that evening. It was a special year in con- nexion with the school as it was this year CELEBRATING ITS TRI-CF.NTENARY, and that in itself was a cause for special interest. Another matter of interest was the enlargement of the school buildings, which had become too small. The old build- ings were to be re modelled, a work probably more difficult than supplying new buildings. Referring to a report issued by the Hoard of Education, he wished to say that the Llan- rwst School did not turn out the wooden type of scholars which that report spoke of. (Applause.) The Rev. J. 1. Farr (headmaster) said that when a school had been carrying on its work for 300 years it must have an interesting his- tory. lie could give them the whole of that history. In matters of numbers they had kept up well. Last year they were 120 now they were 114, the difference being that they had lost the pupil teachers. The ordinary students had slightly increased, and in the possession of certificates stands in Class A, which is the highest percentage of successes in the examinations. He always thought that the greatest test of a school was not what one top boy could do, but what the whole body could do. It was in the middle of the school that he thought the greatest attention was needed. They occa- sionally had an exhibition at the Universi- ties. The attendance was good. -f lie prize- winners had not missed once through the school year. He always lacked the power to boast of himself, but a good school needs no puff. He felt it a great honour for them to 'have Mr. George with them that even- ing. Mr. George, on rising, was greeted with a hearty cheer. Addressing the gathering first in Welsh, he said he had from time to time heard much of the YSGOL RAD LLANRWST. He had even been teaching children to recite some verses about the school, but that day he had the pleasure of seeing the school, and he was much impressed by it. He hoped the Governors would take into consideration the recommendation of the Master respecting a recreation ground. He was much inter- rested in that subject himself, and was took- ing forward to the time when games found their proper p'ace in the schools of Wales. (Hear, hear.) In many places there was no room for recreation, and in this school there was not sufficient room for that purpose. There was congestion both in and out of the school, and lie hoped they would soon overcome the difficulty, and that with the celebration of the tri-centenarv of this excel- lent school. After congratulating the Head- master and staff on the success of the school during the past year, and urging the Gov- ernors to make an early effort to pro- vide better playgrounds for the children in accordance with the Headmaster's request, Mr. George went on to say that it had been plain sailing with him so far, and he had no difficulty at all in deciding what to tell them up to that point. Hut the ques- tion was—"What next He might, per- haps, deliver them a moral discourse on the advantages and responsibilities of school life, but he must sav that he entertained a strong dislike to lecturing either the children, their parents, or teachers, on an occasion like the present. They all got quite enough of that sort of thing in their town he dared say, and they were out that day more or less for a holiday, were they not ? Hut what about the Central Welsh Board ? Good old Central Welsh l)oarcl I It always came in handv when one wanted to do a little slating on his own account, and he admitted tlut for some time he felt sorely tempted to deliver his soul that day with regard to THE UNFORTUNATE CONTROVERSY that had arisen between our supreme Edu- cational Authorities, to wit, the Central Welsh Board and the Board of Education. But neither of these august bodies were re- presented there that evening, and perhaps academical dogs lie in peace over Christmas, and all he would say further on this point was that he did very earnestly hope, in the interests of educational efficiency in this country, that this highly deplorable dispute would very soon come to an end, and that out of the smoke and fire of battle there would emerge a well-tested and perfected system of national education. But, having for the moment ruled controversial subjects out of the question, they would perhaps permit him to say one or two things which occurred to him the other (lav on reading the annual report of the Central Welsh Board upon the secondary schools of this country. From this it appeared that 13,760 children were taught at these schools last year. Of these it was probable that some thousands of children left school every year. and the question was what became of them all ? A good many of them, no doubt, pursued their studies elsewhere, and by the way he was much struck at the number of students that had taken their Welsh degree and were now assistant teachers at one or other of these Welsh County Schools. He said assistant teachers because, though there were some 250 Welsh graduates who had become assist- ant masters and mistresses at our County Schools, not one of the head teachers ap- peared to hold a Welsh degree, though this was probably due to the fact that the head teachers, who were a long-lived race, were appointed before the Welsh University was established. But the point which he was about fomake.was.that according to the best inforn^tiOu avSCITSTulo MSiSfty ft MMA of the thousands that passed through the County Schools went in for an educational career. The rest necessarily had to find a livelihood by other ways and means, and he would again say, as he had said elsewhere, that he should very much like to see a faint effort made to ascertain with approximate accu- racy WHAT BECOMES OF THE GREAT BULK OF THE CHILDREN that have received the benefits of a secondary education at our various public schools. And I feel sure (the speaker added) that the information contained in any such report would be of immense advantage to future I educationists in this country. Now what happens to all these children ? A great many become teachers, with the result that the cry is now raised that the teaching pro- fession is overcrowded. And where do the others go to ? Well, 1 was told a very signi- licant story by a friend of mine this very week. He said that a young lad who had spent some years at a County School in the district, a farmer's son, had asked for his assistance to get a clerkship in a small grocery establishment in an English town, where he would, in due time, get something like a labourer's wage with little or no chance of promotion. Now, if this is anything like a typical case, and 1 rather fear it is, it betokens a very unhealthy and even dan- gerous state of things, which it is someone's duty to call public attention to. Ittcitr, hear.) There we were, on the one hand, doing our best to relieve the congestion of popula- tion in towns and to bring the people back to the land." where the conditions of life are or ought to be much healthier whilst on the other hand they were sending their better educated boys and girls in shoals to do any sort of clerical work they could get hold o'f in our already overcrowded cities and towns. What is the meaning of such a sign ot the times as this That is the question that ought to be considered. Probably it was an effect to which many causes contributed, and he was not at all sure but that one of the most potent of these was the lurking notion that has got abroad that it was MORE GENTEEL and consequently more respectable to earn one's livelihood in any other way than by handiwork and the sweat of the brow. Was this so or not ? He wanted them to think the matter over for themselves. But if it was found that there were something in the present system tending to foster such ideas as these, either in parents' or children's minds, they must not be surprised if the country woke up some day to find that their intermediate schools had done more harm than good. This was an important matter, and lie would wish to make his meaning quite clear to them. He should like to see as many of our children as possible march from the County Schools step by step into the very highest positions in the land and he believed further that their system was a failure un- less it helped to discover the brighter pupils and gave them the wherewithal to speed them along on their upward journey rejoic- ing but we should take care even with these highly blessed, ones, not to spoil their careers by giving them false notions of life at the outset. And with regard to the child of average ability and opportunity, it was a cruel injustice to him to fill his mind with matter which merely gave him a distaste for the occupations within his reach, without adapting him tor any other. The great iiieri-tiie poets, preachers, and writers--who, in times past, have made Wales what it is, were nearly all men who devoted a great part of their lives to some kind of manual work or other, and as Scotland boasts of its ploughman-poet, so do we of our Dewi Wyn," who, on one occasion, described himself as amaethwr boddlon a bardd, and I should be sorry to see young Wales break away from the traditions of the past in the respect which our country has hitherto been apt to pay to honest toil in all its forms. f am amongst those who be- lieve that THE GOLDEN DAY OF LABOUR in its true sense is yet to dawn, and I want you, the rising generation of educated young men and women, to enter into the work of preparing for that era in an intelligent and sympathetic spirit, and to do something in your own sphere to unite all classes in a common effort to raise society as a whole to higher levels in word, thought, and deed. (Applause.) On the motion of the Chairman, seconded by Col. Sandbach, a hearty vote of thanks was accorded to Mr. George for distributirng the prizes and for his address. LIST OF SUCCESSES. The following were the successes gained by pupils during the vear Central Welsh Board Certificates.—Higher Certificate: William Arthur Jones. Senior Certificate Louisa Jane Barnwell, Elizabeth Hughes, John Rowland Morris, Hugh Oswell Owen, Sarah Florence Rol)erts, Robert Bag- shawe Wynne. Junior Certificate: Olwen Davies, Albert Pritchard Evans, Lilian Cath- erine Hughes, David Henry Jones, Griffith Trevor joaes, Gwilym Jones, Katherine Louisa Keates, Jennie Lewis, Edward Thomas Roberts, Ellen Williams, Katherine Wil- liams, Samuel Williams. Exhibition to University College, Bangor William Arthur Jones. Form VI. William Arthur Jones. Form V.: 1, John Rowland Morris; 2, Flugh Oswell Owen. Form IV. 1, David Henry Jones 2, Griffith Trevor Jones. Form 111. 1, Thomas Edward Roberts; 2, William jones, John Thomas Jones and John Lloyd Rogers. Form If. 1, John William Davies; 2, John Bulkeley Jones 3, William Francis Wynne 4, F rank Smith. Attendance R. F>. Wynne, I). II. Jones, A. Parry, J. R. Parry, T. E. Roberts, J. W. Davies, eX. jqnes, 1C. Jones, H. R. Jones, J. B. Jones, R. ]. Parry, J. O. Thomas, F. Smith, 1. Ll Williams. GIRLS. Form V. Louisa Jane Barnwell. Form IV. Katherine Louisa Keates. Form I If. 1, Phyllis Wynne 2, Blodwen M. Davies 3 Morfydd Evans 4, Margaret Williams. Form I I. 1, Mary H. Parry 2, Catherine M. Williams 3, Gwladys Winitred Jones 4, Amelia M. Evans. Attendance Ellen Eames, Amelia M. Evans, Dorothy A. Gregory, Gwladys W. Jones, Mary H. Parry, Ellen Williams, Mar- garet Williams, Phyllis Wynne. An interesting programme was sustained by the pupils, with Miss Holt as accom- panist. Mendelssohn's part-song, The May Bells and the Flowers," was given with much acceptance, after which the audience were treated to a series of ancient Welsh songs and dances by Blodwen M, Davies, Blodwen Jones, Jane Elizabeth Jones, Lucy Nock, Elizabeth A. Williams, Menai Williams, Mona Williams, and Phyllis Wynne. Excellent acting was displayed in Sheridan's The Rivals," the characters being ably impersonated by the fol- lowing :-Sir Anthony Absolute, Thomas Edward Roberts: Captain Absolute, John an" Hughes LydiaT^anguTs!?^,ll!aIRe*aK<!)$$ff¥^' Julia, Lilian C. Hughes; Lucy, Louisa J. Barnwell.
Advance for Quarrymen. On Saturday, the following notice was posted at Port Penrhyn, Bangor, and at the Penrhyn quarries:—"On next pay-day, the 24th inst., 5 per cent. advance will be added to the bills of all the workmen employed in the Penrhyn quarry, and this increase will be continued so long as trade permits."
A Penmachno Family Dispute. BROTHER AND SISTER IN THE COUNTY COURT. At the Llanrwst County Court, on Fri- day, before His Honour Judge Moss, an action lasting practically the whole 01 the day was heard, in which Mrs Winnie Evans, wife of E. Thomas Evans, Ty'ncoed, Pen- machno, claimed a declaration of Z349 13s 4d which was lying at the Banks at the decease of her father. The defendant in the action was a brother of the plaintiff, Griffith Hughes, quarryman, Voelas Ter- race, Capel Garmon. Mr Clement Davies (instructed by Mr J. D. Jones, was for the plaintiff), and Mr Twigge Ellis defended. Mr Clement Davies said that the deceased, David Hughes, had been a woodman on Lord Penrhyn's estate, and was of a very thrifty nature. He put money by in the Post Office savings bank until it reached 1,200, and then transferred it to the bank at Llanrwst on the 23rd January, 1903. Since that date the money had accumulated. When it reached Z298 14s 7d, he drew a cheque for the whole amount and paid back in the joint names of himself and his son, Griffith Hughes. Counsel detailed dates on which payments were made to the bank, and, on the day after the father died, he said that Griffith Hughes drew Cio out by cheque. The deceased was a widower, and lived at Ty'ncoed, and on November 1st he appeared in fairly good health, but died suddenly the following day. He left no will. He had five children, but one died in child- hood, and there were two now alive, the other two leaving representatives. The family were peculiarly brought up, because they were not brought up at home, but by various relations. In 1895, the deceased inherited ^50 from a cousin and £20 from another cousin. The plaintiff was brought up with an aunt until she was 10 or I I years of age. She then returned home and remained with her father. Later she got married, and her husband lived with them at Ty'ncoed. An arrangement was made whereby the de- ceased David Hughes agreed to pay the rent and also to pay for certain small necessaries, and about 6 years ago another arrangement was come to whereby he paid 8s per week for his board and lodging. With regard to the defendant, he had never, since the age of 4 or 5 years, lived at home. He was brought up by his grandfather; and only occasionally visited his father on Sundays. They were all on friendly relations with the deceased. His (counsel's) allegation was that the money was in the joint names for the convenience of the deceased only, so that, if he failed, he might have someone else to get it, and he was also anxious to escape the death duties, and he (counsel) also alleged it was done at the suggestion of the rnank. During his father's lifetime, the de- fendant never made a single attempt to draw out any of the money. The Judge Neither did the father. Mr Davies said the bank-book was in the possession of the father at the time of his death. On his death, the son was sent for, and accompanied by the daughter's husband they went up-stairs and looked through his effects, and found the pass book. He (coun- sel) contended that this was a trust and in- tended as a trust, and not in the measure of a gift. The plaintiff was called and corroborated counsel's statement. When a letter came from the bank, and they found that her brother's name was also on the pass-book. She asked her father whether he had willed his money over to Griffith, and he replied no, but that the bank had asked him to get his son to put his name, and added that Griffith should not have a halfpenny more than them. Replying to the Judge, plaintiff said her father's reason for doing that was that it would be convenient, if at any time he was taken ill, Cross-examined, she said she was on very good terms with her father. She denied that her father paid 10s per week for board and lodging. Her brother was a careful and sober workman, and she did not suggest that he was in need of money. Deceased did not pay the rent of Ty'ncoed in addition to the 8s per week. He usually deducted it. Evan Thomas Evans, husband of the plaintiff, corroborated. He remembered the letter from the bank, and repeated the state- ment of plaintiff. Witness accompanied de- fendant up-stairs on the death of David Hughes, when they found the bank pass- book, which defendant took possession of. Cross-examined, he said that defendant said the pass-book belonged to him. He had noticed the bank book in the drawer during the old man's lifetime, but had never noticed that Griffith Hughes's name was on it, until they found out when the letter from the bank arrived. Richard Davies, a son-in-law of the deceased, said he had worked with David Hughes for a considerable time. He asked witness's wife to allow her name to appear in the pass-book, but before anything could be done, she was taken ill and died. C ross-exaimined, he heard the old man say that Griffith Hughes was not to have a penny more than the other children. The reason deceased gave witness for adding Griffith Hughes, was tihat he believed there would be some heavy death duties to pay. John Roberts, Eidda, Ysbytty, also gave evidence of having a conversation with the deceased, in which he stated that it was not his intention of giving all his money to Griffith, and adding that he had a right to give the money to anybody he liked. Robert Williams, Rhianfa, Penmachno, gave similar evidence. This closed the plaintiff's case. Mr Twigge Ellis having addressed the Court, E. Jones-Owen, manager of the London, City and Midland Bank, was called. He knew the deceased as a customer at the bank. At the end of 1906, he had £ 298 to his credit, and he called at the bank and said he wanted to open a fresh account, wishing to add his son's name, so that in the event of his death, his survivors should have the money. Witness produced the ordinary forms, and added that it was necessary for the son to be present. In the absence of witness, the son called at the bank, and wit- ness then addressed a letter to him at Ty'ncoed, asking him to call and sign the (form. It was not true that he (witness) pre- vailed upon the deceased to get his son to join with him. Cross-examined, he said that the form gave nothing but the right to Griffith Hughes t, to sign cheques. He never suggested a joint "T r-ftirm t)ii" "jiiiiifiii T Griffith Hughes, the defendant, was called, and said that four years ago his father asked him to go to the bank and sign a form for a joint account. He did so, and his father said witness would have the same right to the money as himself. He went to the bank and signed the form. The deceased said that the opening of the letter at Ty'ncoed ceased, had willed tfee money to the son. The nLaintiff) was carryi°S orl because he (de- ceased had willed the money to the son The j sfl,1^ "Never mind, they will see none of it." At *he time he joined with his I father, he had £12 in the Post Office savings bank. Cross-examined, the defendant said he had never received any help from his father. The only reason he could give for his father leaving all his money to him, was, that he was the only son. He denied that it was for him to raise the money from the bank, and to share it amongst the family. Mr Clement Davies was about to address the Court, when the Judge said he did not want to hear him. Giving judgment, His Honour said he did not see for a moment how it was possible to doubt the evidence of those who had no in- terest in the money. There was not a tittle of evidence to show any unpleasantness in the family, and there was abundant evidence to show that he intended to treat them all alike. He decided that there would be a declaration that the defendant was trustee for the next of kin of the deceased. If there was any doubt about the next of kin, they could appear before the Registrar. The costs of the plaintiff would come out of the estate, and the defendant must pay the costs of the interim injunction, and the rest of his costs would be paid out of the estate.
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