ADMINISTRATION OF A RHUDDLAN WIDOW'S ESTATE CLAIM BY A RHYL FIRM. APPLICATION FOR APPOINTMENT OF RECEIVER. Fridav, at trio Rhjl County Court, an action was Lrough! against Captain T. R. Jones, o4 Cwybr Bach, Rhuddlan, as to JB175 16s lOd uJieged to be due from the estate of his deceased mcther to the legal representatives of his le- c&ased prother." the Jaw Mr 1'. Llewelyn JoJies and Mr Cnarlofl W. Jones, timber merchants, Rtiyl. Thire wa* also an application to make absolute an order tor the appointment of a r&- cuivor to ad mi,mster the estate left by the moaner, the lare Airs Eleanor Jones, of tjwjbr Baen. Mr Aj'temus Jones (instructed by Mep Bromley Jozies and Co.) appealed for tHe pløn- tili's, and Mr E. A. Crabbe represented the .e- fondant. Counsel stated that the action was brought by the hrm of Messrs Charles Jonee and Son, tim- ber merchants, Rhyl, and was in respect of tJe estate of Mrs Eleanor Jones, who "died on Oci)- ber 1st last. Letters of administration W(8 granted to the defendant on October 18th, oP of his bondsmen being his nepnew, Mr iiogr Jones, who was manager of the plaintins iiri sinoe the death .of Mr iJew. and Mr Cuarles V Jonee. Mr Crabbe said his point was that the esW did not owe the firm of Messrs Charles Jojrf and Son anything, and so they could not > creditors. If there were any persons creditoi they were the legal representatives of the d ceased brothers. Counsel replied that the business was carri, on by the legal representatives of the decease brothers, and the trustees had to take action. would be remembered that it was an admin tra.tive action, and that on November 20th ti Judge appointed Mr Roger Jones as Inters Receiver, and directed defendant to hand o\ all money and documents in his possession as a ministrator, but he had not done so. In 18, the late Mr Charle; Jonee (founder of the plai firm, who was husbajid of Mrs EJfoan Jones and father of the defendant, and the I., Mr Llew. and Mr Charles W. Jones) retir from the timber merchants' business, and handt it over to his sons, Llewellyn and Charles Jones, who m turn executed a bond securing the father and mother an annuity of £300, < gether with tlv3 payment t.wo years (after tf death of th surviving parent the sum of £2Q to his or her legal representatives. In 1889 t. father died, and his daughter (Mrs Gratto was appointed sole ox*;cutrix. 1 he £2000 was turn divided into four portions of £500 each one portion going to each of three daughter and the other was left in trust for the d lendant's children. Mn; Eleanor Jones, ti mother, continued to reced/e JB75 per quarte but an arrangement was eventually come to 1 which the Lrm of Messrs Charles Jones and S< should keep the money, a.n J as the rent of tl farm became due and tradesmen's bills again the mother were presented, they paid them, t gother with rwages, and also gave the <pioth what llnney eho wanted. Sometimes the cou.nt was cverdrav«'n, but it was very sm until the defendant went to live at the farm wi his mother. He earned no money, and all had was from the farm. The overdrawing w: no doubt, a family arrangement, and had t members of the firm lived matters might ha been arranged; but in June, 1905, Mr Llewell- Jones (who was a prominent public man) di suddenly, and his interest in the firm of Mes: Charles Jones and Son was vested in trust Wj trustees for the widow and children. In Jur 1906, the other brother, M Charles W. Joni also died, and his interest was vested in 1 widow. On the death of the mother the ov< draft with the firm was over £200; and up that time it had been treated as a family matt but on the death of the brothers the trustl bad iO treat it on a dillerent footing* Mes Bromley Jones and Co. arranged with the motf that she should payoff the overdraft by a duct-ion of jE50 per annum from the annuity be paid bv the firm, Mr Crabbe: Have you anything in wntmg that effect? Counsel: No, but I have evidence, and defendant himself agreed to it. Continuing,3 said that the mother died in October, fore that. arrangement could be carried out, there was then an overdraft of £170, and which the firm we<re now creditors against estate. The real point at issue that day the making of the order as to an Interim ceiver absolute, as the deiendant's conduct 8: he had bem administrator was, it was allef such that made it necessary, to have someone in charge of the affairs in the interests of creditors. The estata: of the mother had t sworn at £,1,11, but since the beginning of 0 fcer defendant had sold one-third of the proy and stock of the farm, and M far as could b6 cc I tain-ad i ad not discharged any of the ha ties. The Registrar had ordered discover. documents they had failed to find thale defendant had a banking account, but hed mitted that he had used the money. Mr Pr Jones the nephew (who was defendant's liB man, as w.-11 as the Interim Receiver), hade to ihe farm to make in inventory, and wat first refusi'l admittance by the defendant* after Mrs Oration intervened he allowed ° take a certain list. The liabilities of thcte Mrs Eleanor Jonee were believed to be 12, and as the estate was sworn at £311 it woi 'P' pear that it was insolvent, yet the defendaacl disposed of .£11.° "wortn, and had not pa-iny liabilities,which included JB131 rent. £175 due to the firm of Messrs Charles JonfJ1" Son, and £59. 19s to Dr. Henry Lloyd. he plaintiffs felt it necessary to wind up theite a.nd sent for the defendant, but instead ¡ee- ing the plaintiffs' solicitors he went off suited his own solicitor. Tha position of Urs WM such that the landlord could at fo- ment step in, and if that claim was there could not be much left for the oth"Bdl- tors seeing the way the defendant had of one-third of the assets. A Receiver contended, was absolutely necessary for pro- t-ection of all: Mr Roger Jones, having given evicl. of going to the farm for the inventory at first refused by the defendant, prodt" the firm's ledger showing that the late M rs ^IK>^ Jones had overdrawn the account to th- ent °^Iteplying to Mr Crabbe, he said he: "° 'knowledge of any arrangement made- tne ff Mr Uewellyn and Mr Cbarle, W. » which t>iev took their mother's annuity all bills as well as rent, a.nd gave her aoJley she required. Un or, Mr Crabbe contended that they '8 further than the accounts showed. He that Mrs Eleanor Jones was the residi lega- tee, and that every thing that was If0 11 er had to be taken into account. Counsel said that the father left which was the amount the mother let death. If Mr Crabbe wanted anyt to the father's estate, he would have to I Gratton, who was the sole executrix. Mr Crabbe: Mrs Gratton is a moppet, and figurehead; she knows nothing aht. Counsel: That is not true. Mr Crabbe: She has said so herscl Counsel vaid that the trustees had t-e„the matter in nand; it was no longer a faartai? Mr Crabbe said it. was a. matter bility to go into the whole thing thftY, t was true he had acoees to certain tx»utu would take week, to ?et at the botpf the Hccot-nts, and the request for a Reoer, u«- reasonablo, the whole action being i oon ceived Th? defen-lant had had to ierta"J SinS' to keep the place going, and would produce receipts for payments at tproper A MATTER OF PRINCIP The Judge said he would decide matter not on accounts, but on principle. Mr Bromley, solicitor, caid he ha inter- view ivith ihe mother at the reside« jWrs Charles W Jones, Penycoed, and ««^d that £ r should go from the annu? cie>ar off the overdraft dlC to the firm. ,not Vant to be harsh, nor did the fam^ the trustees were bound to aot in a Defendant was ako seen on the ma wa^ explained to him. All he seeiP want was more money" (laughter). j By thje Judge: Siw realised wh^ to the firm, amd she blamed tlie de asked for an interview w'heal be Prc" 86 By Mr Crabbe The old lady V5 Je"is oi aGO. and clearly understood mati Mr W. Cooxwy Bell said the nit1 estate owed the Bodrhyddain Estate £131.t;t the tin of the late Mr Lleweliyn J^ firm and the Bodrhyddan Estate, had lLp once a vear, as the estate had1 maii.'?b the firm. He had w:ritten to the ■'dant a p-rivate Letter when ho beard he v*m<>v ing- oings from the farm telling Eim not do so, and then he sent his cierk cto take an inventory of wlhiat was on the ■ By the Judge: I would not to have tihe defendant continue as l,r'dma.ry tenant- THE DEFENCE. Mr Crabbe, for the dofend'-ant, f,t.e.d thai there had been undue haste, and Fstioned whether Mr Bromley would have ianyone to teike out a sunrmOtns againist orhis cli- ents for administration with but t honors' notice to discuss matters and witliil weeks of the death of the deceased p whose estate was being dealt with- 1}30 suib- miitted' that the two sons, who wei1 men, treated the overdraft as a sum their motheT, and they' acted really as !lrike,re, keeping lie £ 300 and endeavouring*1^ heir ex [KMISCB to that sunt It was real^ over- paid annuity, and could not be red ae. a debt due under ordinary cdrcyms1 Had the two sons lived no one woukfr have heard a word about the overdraft. Defendant WiaØ oaLLed, and said be was a sea oaptaiin, and had been in the Cunaxd service until his eye sight failed- He then returned home, and kept ithe farm going for his mot-heir. He had to sell produce and other things on his mobhetr's death as his nephews refused to srive him any money, and he had to keep the place going. He could account for all the money he had spent, but he oonitendbd that be had pro- perty of his owm wihioh did not belong to the estate. He was surprised to be told that the overdraft was £70, a few weeks before his death fhis brother Charles tlold him it was only J360. and that the rent watJ paid up. He felt there had been some arrangement as to paying the renit with the estate, as Mr Bell had ad- mitted there was am annual settling up. Ho had1 reftused to allow Mr X-oger Jcnets aind rnienibers of his family to go till/rough his ffijothor's rooms. In cross^examinatioin by counsel, defendian>t said ihe did not keep a ba book He had sold about JB74 worth of stock and pirodiioe, and that amount -went in expenditure on the farm- He had peahaps spenit Z5 or R6 cin himself. He did not- go to see Mr RromJey when asked1, as be was advised to go to another lawyer. He denied that Mr BromJey had told him tihat his mother had agreed to the payment, of JB50 per annum. While his nephews bad refused to give nim money, he had had three Brums amounting to JS7 10(5 from the firm. Counsel submitted1 that his case had been made out. The defendant had kft out the one thing ho should ihave done in defending that action. Defendant was asked to account for what he had spent, and yet he said he had left the receipts at rome. He sthowLcj! have clea.red himself by producing the receipts- The Judge said be considered it a casewiheire the estate should be administered by the court. "'nl The defendant had adnutted that he had no hankimg account, and1 that out of an estate of £ 300 with liability of over L400 he had realised about £ 80, and yet produced no receipts to show what he had done with the money. He would appoint, a receiver to take charge of the affaire, and if there was not enough to pay everyone in full then they would have to be paid in proportion to their claims- He did not say he would allow the E175 to the plaintiff's firm, but whon an account was prepared' he wouild dieal with the matter. Ae regards costs there was nothing to ehow that the do ondant ini-properly became administrator, and eo he Was entitled to have his costs paid out of the estate. The costs genecrally would come out of the estate. Mr Ora-bfco submitted that inasmuch as Mr Roger Jones was in the employ of tihe plain- tiffs. he should not be receiver. The Judge then appointed Mr Norris, chief clerk to the court, as receiver.
WHAT IS SCRAP LEAD? PECULIAR CASE AT THE RHYL COUNTY COURT. On Friday, at the Rhyil (Jaunty Court, His Honour J udge Moss was called upon to decide ei a peculiar case, in which the ijueuUan was raised as to whether accumulator, cr battery, plates from electric light woirkp are scrap lead. Medsrs Sheffield and Son, ironmongers, Rhyl, sued^ Mr Simon Ciwlloner, marine store deal- er, Flint, for reoo'very of £ 4 8s 6d, damages for misirepre&eciibation, men's time- and cartage- M,r Gamliin appeared for the plaintiffs, and Mr J. Pierce Lewis for the defendant. M.r GamJin stated that the plaintiffs were in the habit of buying old metal from the de- fendants, and in September he brought to them 17owt- lq. 21bs.. of what he described as "scrap J)3ad, m sacks- It was arranged that the paiiitiiis (Should buy it at 17s per cwt- De- fendant was paid' for the metal, arid gave a t reoeu.pt in which the metal was described as 'scrap lead." Plaintiffs sent a sample to Midsars Walker, Parker and vO. Ltd,, smelters, Bagilit, who sent him a note to the effect that of the metal 14cwt- 3q. 20lbs. consisted of accu- mulator plates for which they allowed 14s 6d per e-w-t.. and tihe rest was scrap lead, for which tilne price wap 19is 9d per cwt. Plaintiff claimed that deforw;I,int had misrepresented the meital, and they claimed the differesioe between 14s 6d and 19s 9d, plus men's time ior testing and handling the metal, and Is 6d cartage. De- fendant had been written to. and was offered1 the metal back- Mr A- Sbeliieild gave evidence,, and said that a large proportion of acoumulator plates was rubbish." He relied on the defendant's de- scription. Mr Pierce Lewis- cross-exan;ined as to whether^ Mr^ Sbaflield had not examined! tine metal wh&n he purchased it., but he denied that he had dione so. He admitted that ho wrote tne defendant to tlie effect that uimlesis he re- he had dione so. He admitted that ho wrote tne defendant to the effect that uimlesis he re- moved the metal and returiled the money ho would' call in Inspector Pearson and charge de- -endant with folony (laugh.teir). Defendaimt was called, and said he always nought and sold accumulator plates as "scrap lead." and plaintiff knew what he was buying. Thp Judge said the whole ques-tion turned on whether "scrap lead*' was a correct trade db- saription of the accumulator plates. Mr Thomas, marine store dealer, St. A.&apTi, gave evidenoc* that he always treated the plates as scrap lead." but. he dieclined to give the names of 42!20 firmis with wliom he dealt. Mer Pierce Lewis contended that apart from the ]dea that there had been no misrepresentn- fcl<mu t 'ri'c^>e caveait emptor applied. The Judge did not think so- Had the metal been 100wo on a cart it might have applied, but here was a tradesman buying a certain thing" Hinder a trade name- Mr Gamlin said he was told that the plates couild not be all lead or they would not do for the purpose of (Storing electricity. Tho Judge said he had an idtea that they contained a certain proportion of zinc. The case was adjourned until later in the day, when Mr Eckford, manager to Messrs Walker, Parlioir and (Jo, Ltd.. was called. He said that accumulator plates we,re not known in tihe trade as "scrap ieadi," because they only contained1 fxonn 50 to 80 par cent- of meta.lio lead, wihoroas 'wrap lead would contain at least 96 or 98 per cent. Aocumuilator plates "wore difficult to deal with, as they contained inde- strijctihle material such as oxido and peroxide of lead, as wefll as carbonate of lead- It would bo ridiculous for anyone to buy the plates as geral) lead." T?5" 1 Wriglit, electrical engineer, also said that i'.ie plates woro riisiithctr lvncTYi] i\s "scrap leid" nor sold as euoh. Mr Martin Colliru?, marine otcre dealer for tee defence, said he had bought and sold'hun- dreus o: the plates as "eerap lead." Mr Pierce Lewi. again contonded that the prmoiplie of caveat emptor applied, as the de- fendant sold marketable goods- The Judge found for plaintifls or £ 4 78 d.is- allowing Is 6d cartage. He said' he would be heilpwig a fraud if lie pe/rniii-t-ed defendant to succeed.
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LIME BURNING AT PRESTATYN. AN INJUNCTION GRANTED. THE SMOKE AND FUMES DECLARED TO BE INJURIOUS TO HEALTH. His Honour Judge Moss, at the Rhyl County Court, on Friday, delivered judgment in tho oaIOO 'brought by Air Horsfall, off Hillside, Pres- tatyn, against Messrs Harrison and Clegg, quarry owners and lime burners, for an injunc- tion to restrain the defendants frem causing a nuisance by lime burning and for £50 damages for injury to property, etc. Hir Honour said the plaintiff alleged that the fumes and smoke from the lime burning had rendered the enjoyment of life and property unooimforta.ble. The plaintiff bad purchased his bouse in the year 1901 from a Mr Smith, who built it in 1889. Those dates were material. The defendants' lime kilns were situated respcctivejy 100, 130, and 300 yards from the plaintiffs property. It had been proved in .evidence that Prestatyn and the slope on which the plaintiff's house was built was frequented by visitors as a health resort, and more €.«]>eeia]ly by those suffering from throat affections and bronchitis. It had been proved conclusively, and he eo found, that lime had been burnt in the kilns by the de- fendants since 1905. Sonne lime had been burnt by people named Goulding for nine months from 1904-5, but it was admitted that no lime had been burnt from 1894 to 1904, and that when burning was resumed in 1904 it was necessary to rebuild and reconstruct the kilns. Several witnesses had been called by the plain- tiffs to prove the nature of the smoke and f times. The smoke was described as of dark yellow colour enveloping the plaintiff's house and grounds when the wind was from a certain quarter. The smoke and fumes drove "the plaintiff and 'his friends from the grounds, and rendered it neoeteary to close both doors and windows. After reviewing the evidence hie Honour, continuing, said that the fumes were declared to be injurious to health, and that Dr. Lloyd, of Rhyl, had admitted that if the plaintiff's story were true it would be very objectionable and inadvisable to live in such an atmosphere. He found that the lime burn- ing was a nuip-iuico and injurious to the health of persons living in house, and that the smoke and fumes materially interfered with the plaintiff's comfort, and would prevent any ordinary healthy person from enjoying the house and grounds. Mr Bankes, for the defendant, had sot up the pica (1) that the defendants had the common law right to oommit the nuisance; (2) that there had been no <1,bandonment, as there must be evidence of abandonment by the owner and not merely by the tenant; (3) that both the plaintiff and his predecessor in title had been guilty of lathes, and were not entitled to an injunction. As to (1) he ('his Honour) was inclined to find that the smoke a.nd fumes of to-day were very much more serious than they were from 1879 to 1888— the year before the house was built; as to (2) he thought the defendants and their lessors had ceased using these quarries for such a period as to justify him holding that there was ample evidence to point to an intention en their part to abandon their right. That was borne out by the royalty book giving the amount of lime burned. He failed to see that lime burn- ing at Dyserth two or three miles away affected the case. Mr Bankes had properly urged that abandonment must be by the owner, but he had seen the lease froon the lessor to Mr Ed- mund Hunt, and he felt that the lessor must have been aware of the fact. He did not think that the plaintiff or his predecessor had been guilty of laches. There was no lime burning in 1889, and until 1904-5 there was norel grievance. Plaintiff had written in 1904 to the Gouidings, to the defendlants in 1905, and petitioned the Council in 1906. Perhaps it was that tho plaintiff was unwilling to e-nbark upon heavy and costly litigation, and he had satis- fied him- (the Judge) as to the delav. Ho granted the injunction, and he would grant damages,but as .plaintiff generously said he did not want di.un ag<\s so much as to stop t he nuisajice he awarded i:2 2s. nominal dttmages. The in- junction would restrain the defendants, their seTva-nts, workmen and agent", from allowing smoke and fumes to issue from the lime kiins mentioned in the plain-tiff's particular^ so as to occasion a nuisance to the plaintiff "as owner and occupier of the property mentioned. He awarded costs on Scale C as the action was one of puiblic interest. If the defendant oould carry on the ousiness without occasioning a nuisance to the plaintiff the injuction would not interfere with that. Mr A. Lewis Jones (for the defendant) asked V.f would suspend the injunction to enable the defendants to see what they oould do so as to carry on the business without causing a nuisianoe. The Judge said he did not think he should be harsh in the matter. How long did Mr Lewis Jones want? Mr Lewis Jones suggested three months, and rejrua.rk/d that it was possible tiho la-ndlords might wish to join in an appeal. The Judge said he would suspend the in- junction for three months. Mr Lewis Jones asked for a stay of execution as to coste. Mr Hughes (solicitor far plaintiff) asked tha.t the costs be paid into court. The Judge said he would suspend the in- junction for three months, and defendants must satittty the Registrar as to payment of costs or a guarantee.
RHYL AUCTIONEER'S CLAIM. CASE ADJOURNED. At the Rhyl County Court, on Friday, Mr Joseph Williams, auctioneer, Rhyl, claimed a lien on a piano which had been seized by the court in the case of Pope v. Pemberton. Mr A. W. Lewis appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr Robert Jones for the plaintiff in the original action. Mr Lewis stated that the claim was for J65 5s 6d, being money adva.nced to the defendant Pemberton on goods which the claimant was in- structed to sell, commission on the highest bid obtained for the piano, and for expenses. The defendant had been in difficulties, and he in- structed the claimant to sell cqrtain furniture and a piano. The piano was taken to Bryn- j gobaith sale, St. Asaph, and there Mr Joseph Williams obtained a genuine bid of JB16, but the defendant would not allow it to be sold at that price. The piano was then brought back, and taken to Mr Williams' stores, but was seized by the County Court afterwards, and although offered for sale by other auctioneers at three sales in Rhyl, the highest, bid obtained for it was jB8 10s The claimant, on the piano being seized, served notice that he had a lien on it for the money he had advanced. He claimed £2 5s llírnéy advanced, tl-e expenses of cartage to and from St. Asaph, 10s towards the expenses of ad- vertising and printing, and 6d advanced to Mr Pemberton for his railway fare from St. Asaph. Mr' Joseph Williams produced the correspon- dence with the defendant. In one letter the de- fendant wrote that his baby had died, and asked for £2 5s, which Mr Williams sent him. Mr Roberts Jones contended that there was not a. word said as regards the £2 5s being ad- vanced on the piano, although there had been an understanding as to other money advanced for certain goods, which Mr Williams had. Mr Williams: Do you think I would be such a fool as to advance him £2 5s without security when he was in such a, desperate strait? Mr Roberts Jones: I don't suppose you would. You thought you had security for the £2 5s, but I suggest that you had none, and that you were not smart enough. We have ten- dered you the £1 15s you advanced on some other things. Mr Williams: But I was advancing money all the time, because he had instructed me to sell the whole of the things. I thought I was doing him a kindness to let him have the £25., at once when his baby was dead, a.nd this is how he repays me. In cross-examination as to the sale of the piano, Mr Williams said he had a genuine bid of £ 16 for the piano, whe»n the defendant bought it j in for B16 10s, and he (Mr Williams) told him he was a fool for uoing so, a.nd that he would never see £10 in Rhyl for it. It was afterwards carted from sale to sale, and other auctioneers could not get more than 8 10s for it. He claimed 2 per oent. commission on the JE16, and he had charged expenses.. Mr Roberts Jones called for certain receipts, a.nd Mr Williams produced the accounts, saying he paid his printer's bill once a quarter, and would have to pay this in due course. Had he charged the usual price on an article put into a sale he would have had 32s, viz., 10 per cent, commission. He admitted that it was the rule for printers to allow 10 per cent, commission off all accounts when paid. I Mr Roberts Jones: You will have to be care- ful of the Secret Commissions Act (laughter). Mr Williams handed in the correspondence, and said it should be read as a whole rather than one particular letter being taken by itself. He was all along advancing money to defendant on the security of the furniture. The Judgo said he would have to adjourn the case, as he could not give it any more time that day.
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ST. ASAPH BOARD OF GUARDIANS. EXTRA CHRISTMAS RELIEF. ELECTRIC LIGHT AT THE WORKHOUSE. The St. Asaph Board of Guardians met on Friday, when Mr Edwin Morgan presided. There were also present Mrs Ucwell Gee, the Rev. E. Lodwiek Ellis, Messrs S. Perks, G. F. Gunner", Hugh Edwards, ISMC Batho, Wm. Morris, LI. B. Evans, W. S. Roberts, John Pierce, J. R. Ellis, David Roberts, Owen Rees, Hugh Hughes, John Morris, J. D. Jones, Maurice Jones, Thos. Hugh Jones,Robert Davies, J. Ellis Jones, Hugh Williams, Robert Jones (Denbigh), William Williams, R. E. Griffiths, Bennet Jones, T. Salusbury, John Roberts, J. Francis Jones, Robert Jones (Prestatyn), and John Lothian, with the Clerk (Mr Charles Grims- lej), the Master (Mr Robert Jones), and other officials. THE MASTER'S REPORT. The Master reported that the inmates numbered 155, against 147 in the corresponding period of last year. The number of vagrants relieved were 160, as against 132 last year. WELCOMING THE NEW MEMBER. The Chairman welcomed the new member, Mr John 'Lothian, and remarked that if he followed in the footsteps of his predecessor, the late Mr T. Howes Roberts, he would prove a very worthy member indeed. SATISFACTORY BALANCE. The Clerk reported that there wa a balance of £167 15s on the infirmary account still unexpended, and he asked for instructions in the matter. It was decided to refer the matter to the Finance Committee. EXTRA CHRISTMAS RELIEF. Mr S. Perks proposed that an extra shilling be granted to outdoor paupers during Christmas week, and he suggested that in the case of Rhyl it should be left over until the New Year's week, or later, owing to the fact that a good deal of charity was privately distributed at Christmas, not only amongst paupers, but amongst the deserving poor. He might say in his respect that Rhyl was particularly indebted to Mr J. P. Storey, who had once again offered to defray the cost of distribution of Christmas fare to the poor of all classes. After some discussion, the question was raised as to the possibility of this extra relief, if granted in money, being abused. It was decided to leave the matter in the hands of the relieving officers of Rhyl and Bettws-y-Rhoe, one member remarking, Well, God help the relieving officers." CHRISTMAS DONATIONS. Mrs De Rance was reported to have sent £ 1 towards the provision of a Christmas treat for the inmates, while Mr Woodward had sent a guinea with the same object. They were accepted with thanks. THE ELECTRIC LIGHT. The Clerk reported upon the electric lighting of the workhouse, and stated that the cost per annum of lighting the workhouse with oil was iCl6 3s 5d. Those were the actual figures for 1903, a year before they went in for the infirmary scheme. The lighting of both the infirmary and workhouse by electricity worked out at 924 10B per annum, notwithstanding the fact that the building was lighted much more extensively than when oil was used. In addition to that, however, they had to pay £55 yearly on the iCl,000 borrowed to establish the installation. The report was considered to be highly satisfactory. Mr G. F. Gunner said that the one great thing in their favour just then was the fact that their Master was an engineer, as well as a workhouse mas- ter, and so long as they had his services in that capacity the expenses of lighting by electricity would not be much extra. The time would come, however, when they would not have his services, and then, perhaps, they would have to pay L2 a week extra for an engineer to attend to this scheme. Dwelling upon the Master's services, he considerd that the Master was well worthy of an increased salary. The Master had never had an increase, and he had never asked for crie during all the years he had held that position. Mr Perks remarked that at the Rhyl County School they had their own installation, and there it was looked after by a caretaker, who did not cost more than between 5s and 10s a week. The report was adopted. THE DRESSING OF PAUPER CHILDREN. Mr Ellis Jones raised the question of how the pauper children were dressed. Some time ago he averred that a resolution was passed that the attire of pauper children should not be distinct from that of other children attending the local schools, but that resolution was not being carried out. It was easy to distinguish the workhouse children from the other children. This should not be so. The children were in that institution through no fault of their own. The Master said that the children would walk through that room at the next Board meeting, and they would see how they were clothed. When he was a boy, he was proud to be clothed in a suit of fine corderoy. The resolution referred to by Mr Ellis Jones was to dispense with fustian. Mr Ellis Jones said they ought to be dressed in tweeds when they went out. The Master said that when they went out on Sunuav, or on special occasions, they were clothed in tweed.' Mr Gunner said the children were exceptionally well dressed, whilst many other children were in rags. Mr John Pierce said the children's clothes were of good quality, and they could not wish to see them better clothed than at present. If Mr Ellis Jones had seen the children under the old conditions he must really see the change that had taken place. Mr John Roberts said the fault was that of the people who looked down upon the children. He was proud to see the children (hear, hear). Mr Ellis Jones said he did not care whether the clothes were cheaper. All he wanted was that the children should have clothes which did not mark them in any particlar way. At present they could easily be picked out. The Master said that if they had other clothes it would mean so many different patterns being kept that there would he a difficulty in repairing the clothes. The children were better clothed than hun- dreds of other children-nay, millions. The matter then dropped.
PROPOSED ISOLATION HOSPITAL FOR ST. ASAPH. INTERESTING CASE AT RHYL COUNTY COURT. On Friday. before Judge Moi-s at the Rhyl County Court, there was an interesting case from Bt. Asapih, which pointed to the ncod of an isolation hospital for that district. It was a case in which Sarah Maria Jonee, a WJidow diving at St. Asaph pued Thomas Leo- iraurd Smith, a butlieir, for the sum of £3, which sho alleged was due in resp/t'et to tihe nnirsing of his two children d'uiring the recent outbreak of ocarlot fever. Mr J. RobortiS Jones appeared for the plain- tiff. and Mr J- Pierce Lewis for the defend- ant- In stating the case, Mir Roberts Jones de- scribed the plaintiff as a widow of meagre iii&ans, who took lodgers, and also catered for cyclists. Unfortuiiatoly for her she had a son "down with ecajrfot fever." At the same time a mjOmbeir of tho defendlant's family was also "down with the same complaint, and his em- ployer, not caring to have a case in his lodge, Hj-raJigod with tlie plaintiff that she should take tlie defendant's family to heir bouise. Mrs Smith t,o looik after thorn. It was further arranged (hat he should pay j61 per week for their lodgings, the defendant to supply them with board. During the tunc the family was there Mrs Smith unfortunately contracted1 typhoid, and had to bo removed to the Denbigh Infirm- ary. By this time the girl ihad become oon- valescent, and too defendant arranged with the plaintiff to keep on the two daughters at 10s per week until his wife returned- Shortly atftorwardfe the other daughter contracted scar- let fever, and dfefen'dajit begged plaintiff to take care of her. So did so. 'he saying he would toe the plaintiff "all right-" She" supplied the girls with board and lodgings for eix weeks, and during that time she had to pay 5s per week in tpespoct of her son's lodgings, he being out of the house She also lost the patronage of cyclists, and that she valued 'at £ 4 4s. The dlefend'amit's employer bad paid un to the time the second daughter was taken ill, and also for the bed destroyed- The bouse had also been repapened- Defendant had -,aid L3, at the rate of 16s per week, but he claimed another 10s. The Judge suggested that it wa6 a case that might be pettied1 out of court. Mr Pierce Lewis replied that he had tried to do so without success. He contended that they had paid what was fair and reasonable. The Judge said that to his mind it was a question whether £ 1 per week was not a and reasonable sum. Some ncople would* not ha.ve a sojurltot fever case in their house at L5 per wek--k. Plaintiff was called and gave evidence, and in cross-examination she admitted that, al- though 'her two TodgcaTB left, a Baptist minister had remained. Mr Roberts Jcoeis: All credit to him- He was a brave man, and not afraid of scarlet :cv0r. Defendant was called, aond said that lie had sappiiied the defendant with milk and vege- tables for the girte,' a.nd the 10s was for the nuirsing- He considered t'hat he had paid what was reasonable, and in accordance with the ar- rangement made- The Judge said he realised that there was harcbhip on both the defendant and the plain- tiff, but he felt that the plaintiff had suffered the loss of her lodgetrs. and ihiat, M.ns Smith having gone away, (she -was left to nurse the girl alone- He did not think that JB1 per week was too much, aind he found "r that sum, so that defendant would have to pay JB5. at the rruOO of 15s per month.
ST. ASAPH (DENBIGH) RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL. THE ABERGELE FOOTPATH DISPUTE. A QUESTiON OF AUTHORIZATION. This Council met on Friday under the pre- eidenoy of Mr Bennett Jonas. APPOINTMENT OF FINANCE COM- MITT EEL The Chairman mov-ed that a Fina-noe Com- mittee be appointed. Mr J. D. Joaiee seconded. On the question being put to the vote five voted for and five against, whereupon, amid much laughter, the Chairman gave his casting vote in favour of his own motion. The following were eicoted on the committee: —The Chairman, the Rev. J. Lcdwiok Ellis, J. D. Jones, Thomas Salushury, and Morris Jones. THE ABERGELE FOOTPATH DISPUTE. The Clerk (Mr Charles Grimsley) reported that Mr Millward, clerk to the Abergele Parish Coun- cil, had sent in an account for J315 7s 5d in connection with the footpath dispute at Aber- gele. There was aiso another account for maps, the cost of which was not mentioned. Several members protested against the Coun- cil being saddled with this expense, co-mending that the A'bergele Parish Council ought to pay, but it was pointed out by the clerk that the Parish Council's liability ended when they had made representations to the St. Asaph Rural Difetriot Council on the matter. The latter then were bound to take it up. Mr J. D. Jones asked whether the Rural Dis- trict Council -hid authorised this expenditure? The Clerk replied that the mattea- had been lest in the hands of himself and their solicitor. Of course mapi5 were necessary for them to obtain the opinion of counsel. Mr John Roberta suggested that an ordnance ma.p would have done. The Clerk dissented to this. The Rev. Lodwiek Ellis moved that the Coun- oil pay only in those cases where the Council authorised money to be speait. The Clerk said that in other words the motion meant that the Council pay all expenses incurred under the instructions given by the Council. Mr J. D. Jones stated that Mr Lloyd's bill was* for C55, and there would moot probably be other expenses. He supported the motion. Mr John Roberts observed that if the Rural District Council had done something in the matter when they were first asked to do 130, the trouble would have been avoided. The Parish Council, instead of acting according to the law, should have knocked the obstruction down a the st-irt. They could not expect the Abergele Parish Council to pay for things which they had not ordered. Eventually the motion was altered thus:— "That any article or advice, not authorised by this Council, be not paid for." IMPROVING THE WATER SUPPLY. A letter was received from the Rhyl Urban District Council stating that they proposed to lay a new six inch pipe to the foot of Bodel- wyddaoi Hill, to connect it with the five inch pipe which supplies Abergele. This would necessitate the laying of 2600 yards of piping at an estimated cost of £495, whilst the cost of scraping the three inch pipe from Abelrge,le to Llanddulas would be £ 118. The letter was referred to committee.
CYMMRODORION AND ITS WORK. MR GOSCOMBE JOHN AND NATIONAL ART. The annual dinner of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion took place to-day week in London. Sir John Rhys (principal oi Jesus College, Oxford), was the chairman, and Mr Gcecombe John, A.R.A., was the guest of the evening. Those present included :—Lady Rhys, Mrs Gotseombe John, Sir David Brynxrmr Jones, M.P., Lady Brynmor Jones, Mr Lynn Thomas, C.B., Mrs Lynn Thomas, Alderman Robert Hughes (Cardiff), Alderman T. llowell (New- port), Mr T. H. W. Idris, M.P., Mr John Tho. mas (Pencerdd Gwaiia), Mr Owen Jones, C.B., Mr J. Howell Evans, F.R.C.S., Mr Prichard Jones, and Dr. Henry Owen, F.S.A. The Secretary read a letter from Dr. Douglas Hyde (founder of the Gaelic League), who was to have shared the honour of being the guest of the evening, but who was unable to attend on account of illness. Sir D. Brynnior Jones, in proposing "Success to the Society," said that he h-ad during the day been trying to unravel the evidence given in a police perjury case, in which the perjury and the conflict we-re not greater than that usually found even amongst Welsh historians (loud laughter).- Speaking of the Cymmrodor- ion Society, he said that he was glad to find that its range of activity was being continually enlarged. its transactions embodied a work of a great and lasting character. Works of the utmost value, the publication of which, -was needed, had been amongst its activities, and the members had played an important pa.rt in obtaining a Welsh National Museum and Library, which would soon have their local habitations (aippiause). Sir John Rthys, in responding, paid a. tribute to the late Sir Lewis Morris, a descendant of the founder of the Cynimrodorion. Referring to the future of the society, Sir John said that an important paper on the Act of Union would 'be read at an early date by Mr Llewelyn Wil- liams, M.P. The forthcoming publications would include the important catalogue of manu- scripts relating to Wales in the Britjsh Museum, which was prepared by Mr Edmund Owen. The Secretary announced that Mr Prichard Jones had given 100 guineas towards the re- oords publication fund. Alderman Robert Hughes proposed the health of Mr Goecotmbe John, whose fajne, he re- ma.rked, was known all over the world. The work done by the late Loird Aberdaire, Sir John Puleston, and others for the education move- ment in Wales was showing its fruits in the work of such men as Mr Goacotmbe John. He hoped that their gueste's example would fire others with the enthusiasm to support such a patriotic movement as higher education in Wales. Mr Goscombe, who was received with hearty cheers, exprassed the opinion that until art was taken more seriously at eisteddfodau and other gatherings, in Wales, it would never occupy amongct" them the important place it deserved. He hoped that all would do their best to make the new Welsh National Museum what it ought to be, viz., the storehouse of art in Wales (hear, hear). Songs were contributed by Miss Dilye Jones. ML-iS Beatrice John, and Mr John Roberts. Mr Percy Hughes was piano (soloist, and Miss Llewela Davies the aocoanpanist.
A TOWYN LETTING. MORE CORRESPONDENCE WANTED. On Friday, Judge Moss decided an interest- ing case as to notices for terminating the ten- ancy of houses. It was a case in which Wil- liam Kerfoot, of Marli, St. Asa-ph sued Lewis Lewis, 28. Queen's-srtreet. RhyJ, for £ 12 10s, said to be half a year's rent of Belle Vue. Towyn- M,r -E. A- Crabbe, Abergele, was for plain- tiff. and Mr Roberts Jones foir defendant. From the evidence it appeared that the plain- tiff took a house known as Belle Vue, adjoin- ing Foryd Station, on a yearly tenancy, but the ,I,aintiff contended that there had been no written or verbal notice given of defendant's intontiop to leave- On the other hand the de- fendant submitted that he had repeatedly told Mr Clarke. of Pensarn. agent for the plaintiff, that in consequence of the Railway Company puMiug down the hedge between the garden and the railway, and their erecting an embank- ment, he wouId not stop in the bouse after May, 19906. He left. Mr Clarke, who was called, denied that de- fendant had given notice, and admitted that there was no written agreement as to the ten- ancy. He denied a particular omn-ersation in a. railway carriage as to tihe defendant leaving. Defendant asserted that he had often given notice verbally. The Judge said there had been many letters between the parties but he fielt there should have been a.t least ome more leltter written- It w ould have settled the matter haddeferxiant written saying he was leaving- There was evidently a mis- undeirst auding, and he had to find for the plaintiff as defendant had not proved having given notice but he made no order as to costs-
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