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COUNTY COURT. i At this court on Friday, Sir Horatio Lloyd sat unusually late, there being twenty de- fended cases., Mr. Bryn Roberts, M.P., (instructed by Messrs. Chamberlain and Johnson), appeared in an action remitted from the High Court, it being a claim for specific performance of a contract in reference to a sale of nd, the property of Mrs. Twiss, Deganwy, Llan- dudno, brought by John Hughes (a member of the Conway Council) against Robert Ro- berts, ostler and car proprietor, Deganwy Castle Hotel, who, it was alleged, bought the land as agent for John Hughes, Mrs. Twiss (for whom Mr. Henderson appeared), being joined as a co-defendant. Mr. E. Bone appeared for Robert Roberts. Mr, Bryn Roberts stated that in August last the plaintiff saw Roberts and deputed him to purchase the land from Mrs. Twiss, the plaintiff offering to give the defendant £5 commission on the transaction. At that time, the defendant said he would think about it. Soon afterwards the defendant announced tothe plaintiff that he had bought the land, but had done so for himself, and denied any agency. The plaintiff and others having given evi dence, Mrs. Twiss stated that Roberts saw her respecting the land in July, but nothing dafinite resulted. On September 2nd, he called again, and offered £ 95, which she accepted, and Roberts signed a contract drawn by Messrs. Pugh and Bone. No men- tion was ipade of John Hughes in the tran- saction. Replying to Mr. Henderson, the witness said she was prepared to convey the land to whomsoever t^e court should direct. Mr. Bone, fd £ the defence, contended that there was no agency whatever. The land was required for additional stables for the c Deganwy Hotel, and defendant was acting for Mrs. Tritton of the hotel. The defen- dant was called, and stated that he did not undertake to purchase the land for the plaintiff. His Honour said he was quite satisfied that Roberts accepted the offer to act as .agent, and therefore when he had the refu- sal of the land for £ 95 he should have given the plaintiff the refusal of it at thatlprice, before he was in a legal position to purchase it for himself or Mrs. Tritton. Judgment for the plaintiff. Mr. Bryn Roberts applied for costs on the High Court scale, which was opposed by Mr. Bone, and it was eventually agreed that the costs should be on the County Court scale C.' On the application of Mr. Henderson, the costs of Mrs. Twiss were allowed. Evan Lloyd Jones, plumber, sued William Corns, stationmaster at Bettws-y-coed, for £17 alleged to be due for work done. Mr. H. Jones was for the plaintiff, and D. Jones, defended. After a long hearing, judgment was given for the defendant.

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