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BARRY COUNTY COURT. A BUSY HOUR WITH JUDGE OWEN. His Honour Judge Owen presided over the ■loathly sitting of the Barry Sounty Court oa Tnesday last. There were about 120 plaints down for hearing, but the Registrar (Mr Alfred Jask- m) disposed of most of these earlier in the day, 88d there were not maay contested cases to come PWore His Henour. DOCVGZ 13 FEES. Dr P. J. O'Donnell, Cadoxton, sued Richard James, carpenter and jeiner, for il 4a for profes. sional attendance, and it being shown that defen- dant's earnings were aboat f2 a week, judgment was given in favonr of plaintiff, and defendant was ordered to pay the amount ia ten days. A BHTCMER'S BILL. Joseph Morgan, batcher, System-street, Cardiff, sued H. H. Paul, batcher, Barry Dogk, for f29 ts 4d, balanee of account. Mr F. P. Jones-Lloyd, who appeared for plaiatiff, said the latter had been enbpcened, but did not appear. He had peR t a letter, however, offering 95 down and to pay the balance at the rate of f5 a month. We will take that, your henour.-His Honour I don't under- stand what you mean by "down." Take f5 within seven days, and a new order tor 5 a math. THB saw IHOP BOOK. Thomas Martin, a grecer, claimed 17. 6d from Jeeeph Kitley, a painter, for groceries supplied to; defendant's houlebald.-Hie Honour (to defendant): Do yoa owe this meney ? I den't, your honour. —W hat de you ewe ? 12s 3d.—To Plaintiff: Will yoa take 12a 3d ? Ne he owes more than that according to book (produoed).-His Henour This is a nice little book. You seem to have prepared this specially for the County Court ?—Plaintiff No, air it is the shop book.—What, a shop book as beautifully clean as that It is copied ? No, air.-Then you are more clever than most of us. Mrs Martin waa then examined, and said she copied the book out from week to week.-His Honour: Then you are very clever. Are the Svceries supplied in Jane entered in the book ?— o, sir. What as extraordinary book that is, and yet you tell me that you pat it iu from week to week ? Yes. -Defendant was next sworn, and said he got a week behind in his groceries, and could not pull it ap afterwards. On the last occa- sion he paid Mra Martin 58 6d.-His Honour (to Mrs Martin): Is that in that nice book of yours.— Mis Martin No, air.-His Honour Judgment for 12a 9d.—Defendant: 12a 3d, your Honour. HisHonoar: Yes, 12a 3d you are quite right. Pay it at the rate ef 48 a month. SCENE I COURT. William Thomas, a ceal merchant, aaed William Coembes for 3s 6d.—Mrs Coombes appeared and denied owing the whole amount.—His Honour (to Caiatiff) Who gave you the order ? Plaintiff: lira Coombes, it is in my book.-Hiii Honour I dea't want your dirty book, although, perhaps, it it is original and unlike the one in the last case. When was this eeal supplied ? In 1396.-She has been on the book all this time, has she ? Yes.— Mrs Coombes said she only owed 2s for two hun- dred weight of coal. Plaintiff said the coal was all eapplied the same month.—His Honour Judg- went for 2s.—Plaintiff: Oh that's not right, year honour she has had the coal.—His Honour (irately) What do you say.—Plaintiff: I beg your yarden, itir.-His Honour You had better beg my pardon or you'll find yeuraelf somewhere else presently. Officer, tarn that man out of court at cnce A SENTIMENTAL ENGAGEMENT, John Phillips, a carrier, claimed £110.. a week's wages in lieu of notice from Walter Robinson, carrier, in whose employ Phillips had been. Cem- plninant said he was engaged about 2! years ago to work on commission with defendant as haulier. Last November he asked defendant for a day off, which defendant promised him. He took it, and was discbargedi. -Defendant said he discharged plaintiff for disobeying him. He had said he eould have a day off conclitionally-if he could be spared. -Mr J. A. Hughes, for defendant, said plaintiff was paid 22s a week and commission on what he eould set over JE3. His average earnings would not amount to 30s a week. Mr Hughes Plaintiff had a few friends coming down from Pembrokeshire, and I believe a yeung weman to whom be is en- gaged was among them, your honour.—His Honour: Oh is this a sentimental engagement (to defen- dant) Would't yon let him off to to f88 his youug woman ? (Laugh ter.)-Judgraen t for defendant. OBMNGRIOCER EL Samuel Woedbam and Sen is the name of a firm who sell greengroceries, and a representative (a term Judge Owen particvlarly dislikes) appeared to prosecute William Lee, and endeavour to re- cover the sum of 13s 2d for greengroceries supplied from a cart in the street. Mrs Lee, who answered the call, only admitted a debt of 3s 2d, and she was given a ntonth in which to pay it. THE SERVANT GIRL PROBLEM. Margaret Ana Lewis, a little servant giol, summoned her late employer, Mrs James Jenkins, 123, Holton-road, for 16s, wages due. The girl explained that she gave notice on the 25th Septem- ber, and on that date in November she agreed to day on, in order to oblige her mistress.—Mrs Jenkins explained that although she agreed to stay on, she did not do so, but suddenly hit one Sunday evening, and never returned.—Mr Jenkins made a counter claim for a month's wages in lieu of notice, but judgment was given for plaintiff for the 16s. claimed, payment forthwith, and counter claiir, was not allowed. A KODERS PORTIA. Daniel Hooper, 03, Dock View-road, Barry Dock, seed Worthy Beazer, 21, Pyke-street, for f2 Is Sd, due for work done. When defendant's name called Mra Beazer responded, His Henour remark- ing that it seemed like a practice in this district for husbands to send their wives to court.-His Honour Where is your husband ?—Mrs Beazer He is now at work earning money to get bread for 118. She explained that plaintiff should have had this money had he charged a reasonable sum for his work. Her husband paid as far as he could.— His Honour Then you must pay all. -Mrs Beazer When my husband made a composition with his creditors to pay lis in the 1: plaintiff did not at. tend the meeting, and he now wants us to pay tbi.Sia Honour I see, your husband wants to got out of his debts by paying 5s in the 9. Judg- ment for the amount forthwith.—Mrs Beazer I ean"t pay it, sir.-His Honour I am not askiag you to pay it. I am asking the man who owns you. MONEY LENT. OD tba 13th May last Charles Spratt borrowed from Thomas Matthews £1 10s, and en the 20th of the same month JE7 10s, making £9 in all, which Matthews now claimed. -Matthews said Spratt was a builder at that time, and he thought he was doing a good thing.—The judge asked what security plaintiffbad, and if there was anyone present wheu the transaction took place. Mr Robertson, man. ager of the Metropolitan Bank, explained the transaction, and judgment was given for plaintiff, defendant being ordered to pay the amount at the rate of tl a month. CORN MERCHANT'S CLAIMS. J. E. Levers and Sons, corn merchants, Court- road, Cadoxton, sued John Davies, of the Masons' Anna, Monmoath, for £1 3s 6d for goods supplied. Defendant contended that, the shop being his wife's, and she having a tracfe account of her own at Penarth, where she had a grocery business, he was not liable. He had managed the business some five weeks ago, before he took over the Masons' Arms at Monmouth. The Judge ordered the money to be paid. The same firm also proceeded against William Owen, Cowbridge, who owed £ 1 I 3d for goods supplied. He was ordered to pay in a month. INTERESTING TO JTTBNITCRE KEMOVKBS; Messrs Bevan and Co., the Cardiff Surnishers^ for whom Mr J. A. Rughtla appeared, proceeded against S. Woodham, furniture remover, to rcover furniture of the value thereof, namely, ;E12. Bevan and Co. let some furniture on a luring agreement to a man who employed S. Woodham to transport it to Bristol from Barry Island. Arrived at Bristol, the addressee could not be found, and the furniture was taken back and lodged in clefen- j dant's storerooms. Defendant had been approached I by the firm, and offered £1 10s to settle the account I of his expenses in the matter, but he refused to do ao, as he had spent more than that in carriage alone.—His Honour: You ought to know that the valno of furniture purchased on the hire system is j ttuch less than is paid for it.—Judgment for plain- j for f8 with Solicitor's feei í AN AUCTIONEER'S CLAIM. Mr William Thomas, auctioneer, Holton-roa l, for whom Mr J. A. Hughes appeared, claimed from Edward Delve the sum of E12 10s for pro- fessional services relating to the disposal of some property belonging to defendant. Defendant had made arrangements with Mr Thomas to sell by public auction some property, and at the last moment sold it by private treaty without plaintiff's knowledge. The full claim was JE19 59 3d, but this had been reduced to E12 10s through the remainder being paid.—His Houour made an order for the amount claimed and costs. NO PRINCIPAL. J. E. England, potato merchant, Bairy Dock, sued Mary Davies, Pontypridd, for JE3 181 7d for goods supplied. Mr B. G. Davies appeared for plaintiff, and Mr Rohert Rosser, Pontypridd, for defendant. Plaintiffs could not prove delivery of the goods, and were non-suited, his Hunour award- ing judgment and costs for three witnesses.



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