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DOLGELLEY. THE MARRIAGE OF THE MISSES EDWARDS.—A hand- some lectern, intended as a memento of the recent mar- riage of the Misses Edwards, of Dolserau Hall, has, through the rector, the Rev. Evan Lewis, M.A., been presented to the parish churchy by Mr Chas. Edwards. The desk is of polished oak, and on the carved brass pedestal appears an inscription, setting forth why the pre- sentation has been made. AN INTERESTING PRESENTATION.-In one of our late impressions, a report appeared of the rejoicings, conse- quent upon the marriage of Miss Pahud, niece of Mr Edward Walker, .of Brynhyffryd, to Mr Thomas, Car- marthen. Miss Pahud had for y years been actively engaged in Sunday school work in this parish, and a sub- scription was set on foot amongst the scholars attending the Church Sunday schools, to present her with some token of the regard and esteem which her kindness and charity have won for her amongst all classes. The appeal was very liberally responded to, and a few days before her marriage Miss Pahud was made the recipient of a handsome despatch box and writing case, the gift of the Church Sunday school scholars. The presentation took place in the Grammar School, in the presence of a gre Ai number of the parishioners. Mrs Lewis, with a :ew graceful words, handed the gifts to Miss Pahud, arA as. sured her that she had the heartiest and most sincere wishes of her numerous friends for her future happiness and welfare. The Rev. D. L. Lloyd, curate If Dolgelley, and master of the Grammar School, in a potable speech, expressed the many obligations under wljjeh the heads of the Church Sunday school laboured, fr the zeal and de- votion with which Miss Pahud had talked her exertions in Sunday school work. A reply was made by Miss Pahud, and the proceeding terminated. THE GREEN.—It appears tj¡M; ikcommunication has been received by the present acting trustees of the Dolgelley Green from the Charity Commissioners, respecting an application which was. made in August last year for the appointment of addjtional trustees. It will be recollected that a public meeting was afterwards held in the town, at whichit was resolved that the names of additional gentlemen should be forwarded to the commissioners, and recom- mended to be added to the list. From the document now lying open to the inspection of the public at the office of Mr G. J. Williams, solicitor to the trustees, it will be seen that the townspeople have had their wishes met to some extent. The new trustees approved of are the fol- lowing—John Vaughan, Esq., of Nannau, Hugh John Reveley, Esq., of Brynygwin, Henry William St. Pierre Btinbury, C.B., of Abergwynant, the chairman of the Dolgelley Local Board, and the churchwardens of the pairish for the time being. The old trustees are R. Metedyth Richards, Esq., of Caerynwch, and the Rev. Evan Lewis, rector of Dolgelley. THE LATE CAPTAIN HALLOWES.-The will of Francis Hallowes, Esq., Commander R.N., late of GlapwellHall, Bolsover, Derbyshire, and formerly of Coed, near Dol- gelley, Merionethshire, was proved in London, on the 10th ult., by Mary Hallowes, the relict, the sole executor. The personalty was Sworn under £ 40,000. The will is dated 1862, and two codicils November 17 and 18, 1869 and the testator died December 1st, 1869. He leaves to his eldest son, the Rev. Brabazon Hallowes, M.A., vicar of Kilken, Flintshire, a legacy of C500, and all his free- hold estates, except his estate of Seizen Park, Wicklow, Ireland, which he leaves to his son Francis. He has made some specific as well as pecuniary legacies to mem- bers of his family. He leaves to his wife a life interest arising from the residue of his personal estate; and after her decease he directs that his personal estate be divided into five parts, leaving two parts between his two sons, Francis and William, and the remaining three parts amongst his daughters. He leaves to his wife the use of all his plate ana household furniture for her life, which, at her decease, will form part of his residuary estate.— Illustrated Lotidon News.—The deceased gentleman Was for many years manager of the National Provincial Bank; i in this town. COUNTY COURT, WEDNESDAY, Jan. 26th.-Before T. Humphreys, Esq., deputy judge. Number of plaints entered, 50; original judgment sum- monses, 7 adjourned commitment hearings, 12 original commitment hearing, 1. Most of the cases were disposed of by the-registrar, Mr Edward Walker, and of the re- mainder the following only appeared to create any interest in court- Dobie v. Aiton.-The Recent Aqteged Sheep StedMng.—Mr Wm. Aiton, of Corsygedol, was sued by his late shepherd for balance of wages due. Defendant paid B1 <68. 6d. into court, and proportionate costs, Mr D. Pugh for plaintiff. —Thomas Dobie said I was engaged as a shepherd to Mr Aiton about March last year, and I remained in his service until some time in November last, when I was taken at his instance before the magistrates. I was kept in- custody for a full week. The letter now produced was written by Mr Aiton, and dated 13th November, giving me one month's notim; and I claim for-Chat month, and also for some days' work which were then due for my wife and children, who were employed by him about the house. -Cross-examined 'by Mr Aiton I stated that I had a right to the carcases of dead sheep. I was engaged by Wm. Davidson, and ndt by Walter Davidson. I had letters from Walter, which I now produce. '[His Honour: Am I to read these letters ? YoU Will hafre to wait some time while I do so.] I was paid up to November 13th I was 'I taken into custody on that day, aÐd remained in custody until the 27th. In consequence >of the letter received by, me on the 27th to call upon you lor settlement, I called on Monday, the^Qth. You then iffered to pay my wages until the 19th, and also for my wife and children. I re- fused to aocept of that, because I wanted my month's wages, and my expenses baok to Scotland. You then asked me if I had letters from Walter Davidson, and should you see them I said I had net got them then. I remem- ber you said that it was strange that I made a claim upon the terms of Walter's letters, and would not show them to you. The reason I said that I had no time to go for them was that you had told me to leave the house at once, and I had a-cart ready then by the door to remove my things; and you had told me to go off the grounds as soon as pos- sible. I got employment afterwards on December 1st; I was promised a few days' work by the party who removed the turiiiture. Of the fortnight I worked seven ana a half days, Eot from Is. 3d. to Is. 6d. a day, and my food. The two letters now given me are also as far as I know in Walter Davidson's handwriting.—Mr Aiton: WiU your Honour read these letters. -The Judge: Why am I to raad them ? They are no evidence; you ought to know that.-Plaintiff I said before the magistrates that I had taken the carcases of dead sheep found on your land. You did ask me-some time at the latter end of the summer to bring my books to you. I cannot exactly remerifeer when, but the books were ekawn in October, I think, -and com- pared with other years I don't remember that you com- plained that I'haAnot saved more than five out -of forty- eight, but you showed me that sixteen died in one day the year before. I brought to you all that I found I could bleed, and all I found dead I used myself. I engaged an- other shepherd on the same terms as myself, and I told him that he was to get his share of the -dead -sheep like myself. -For the defence Wm. Kinnaird said.: I am in your (Mr Aiton's) employ as shepherd, and was. employed for you by Dobie by letter; that letter was burnt by my wife. I cannot say-how long before Dobie wasXtaken up, but it was about three weeks.—Mr Pugh interrupted, and said that defendant had no right to examine his witness upon the contents of a letter which was not produced.- Mr Aiton (sworn) said The plaintiff was as far-as I know engaged by Waiter Davidson, and according te my in. structions he had nothing to do with dead sheep. On two occasions I called his attention to the small number of sheep saved or Wed before death. In consequence of disagree- went between the two shepherds I was obliged to discharge one of them, and I -gave plaintiff a month's notice. In about a week after I found that he had a large qíiàintityof cured mutton in his -house, and I obtained a search warrant and found eight or iiiae carcases of sheep there. He was taken in custody, and remained there for a week, and the charge was dismissed 'by the Bench. I maintain under the circumstances that he has no right to claim except, far the time he worked with jAe. -Mr Pugh shortly replied, and remarked that it would have been monstrous if a master couM bring a trumpery charge of larceny against 'his ser- vant, and have him taken into custody, and .after "having done so plead that trumpery charge as an excuse for refusing to pay him his just and lawful wages.—Judgment for plaintiff for the whole amount, and costs, with imme- diate payment. Lloyd and JBuynpTuneys v. H. D. Pochin, Quay-strset, SalforU. An action to recover £ 1110s. due for-carriage of iron from Dolfrwynog mine to Bontnewydd station.—Mr G. J. Williams, for the defendant, admitted the cartiage of eleven tons, which he -was willing to pay.—William Lloyd said: I am a farmerliviii- at Blaenglyn, LlanfaQh- reth. I claim the amount ior the carriage of twenty-three tons of iron. I thought that we had carried mope. but we could only get an account of twenty-three tons at (the rail-, way station; and the maa Who had let us the contract (Robert Griffith) advised us to charge for twenty-three tons. There were two parties .carrying, and the railway^ people could not give us the aceount separately. I am certain we could not have carried less than twentyJfhree tons, because we carried twenty-one loads—and of those eleven were waggon-loads drawn iby three horses, and ten cart-loads drawn by two horses. Our agreement was at the rate of 10s. per ton, and to take the railway weight. The account erf the iron carried, which I now produce, was given me at Bontnewydd station. -Cross-examined I did not see the contents of these trucks .referred to in the ac- count produced loaded at Bontnewydd. The loads were not weighed there, as there is no weighing machine there. —Robert Griffith said I live at Hafodlas, and was en- gaged by Mr Pochin to look after the materials on the mine. I saw plaintiffs loading each load they carried, and the account given by them of those loads is mnwt; T cannot say what each load weighed. -M.r Williams pro- duced for the defence, a portfolio containing all the way- bills received by defendant from the railway company, from which it appeared that the account of iron received by him was twenty-five tons odd, and having reference to the demand made by the other party carrying iron also, he argued that plaintiff's share could not exceed the eleven tons fee offered to pay for.—William Lloyd But Mr Pochin himself admitted to me at the Ship Hotel, Dol- gelley, Hi August last, in the presence of Robert Griffith, that he had received fifty tons lit Manchester.—The Judge (to plaintiff): I will adjourn this to next court, and in the meantime you will do all you .cas to get a more correct account from the railway company and if you fail to do so come here to tell the Court.-To the defendant (the judge continued): I will not hear another word, Mr Wil- liams but I say that I am strongly of opinion that the Bjoney is due to plaintiff, although I am not satisfied with his accounts and it is my further belief that Mr Pochin is only trying to play one set of carriers against the other, in order not to pay either of them. David Jones find Co., Liverpool, v. Lewis Williams, Tailor, Llanymawddwy.—An action to recover the sum of 250 for goods sold and delivered.—Robert David Roberts, commercial traveller, represented the firm, and said De- fendant lived at Llanymawddwy when the goods were delivered, and I have the railway books to show that they were sent. I have also our day-books. The receipt signed as for goods sent in one case to Henry Williams should have been Lewis Williams, and he acknowledged to me personally that he had those goods. I saw him last about six weeks ago, and he then promised to pay me soon; that was before the summons was issued. The account produced is a copy of the day-book. We have abandoned the balance, and only sue him for £ 50.— Judgment for the amount, with costs, and immediate payment. All cases of commitment hearings, and also bankrupt- cies, were adjourned until next court-as it was now doubtful whether this court had now jurisdiction over them.




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