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LLANIDLOES. COUNTY COURT, Feb. 3rd.-Before A. J. Johnes, Esq., Judge. JURY CASE. The only case of importance heard at the Court was one in which Mr Edward Lewis, grocer, Llanidloes, sought to recover from Mr Lefeaux the sum df 215 odd, alleged to be due for provisions supplied to defendant and to his waggoner, Worthington. The following were impaneled as a jury to try the case, although, as it turned out,, their services were not needed—Captain Williams, Brynllys, Mr J. E. Jones, draper, Mr Daniel Higgs, grocer, Mr Thomas Breese, Gellyllefreth, farmer, Mr Richard Brunt, farmer. lklr Jealdus, who appeared for plaintiff, said defendant had given a guarantee to Mr Lewis that he would be responsible for goods to the amount of 10s. a week, to be supplied to Worthington, and an account was rendered in October with these items in it, -which Mr Lefeaux, after entering some credits for wheat and straw he had sold the plaintiff, gave back again and promised payment, and it was on that account, balanced by the defendant, that the plaintiff sued. His Honour—Who appears for you, Mr Lefeaux. Ðefentlant- I expected a professional gentleman to be here, but it is Welshpool County Court to-day, so I am without one. His Honour—Do you wish "the case adjourned ? Mr Jenkins (interrupting)—There is no occasion for it, I am sure, your honour. The matter is very simple and one that, requires no legal advice. His Honour—How are you here then, Mr Jenkins. (Laughter.) I presume it, is only that the plaintiff may indulge in the luxury of a lawyer. (Laughter.) Mr Lefeaux—I will not ask for any adjournment, your honour. If you will bear with me, and set me right on legal points, I will do the beat I can. I admit the whole claim except the guarantee for Worthington. Once I did hold myself responsible for 10s. a week for Worthington, but timeswill not now admit of it, and I told him to tell Mr Lewis I could not be responsible for more than 5s. a week. His Honour Well, we had better hear the evidence. Edward Lewis, grocer, said-I have supplied Mr Lefeaux.with provisions for some years, also his waggoner, Worthington. Mr Lefeaux authorized me to supply his waggoner, to the amount of 10s. a week. Mr Lefeaux here interfered, and said the only dispute was in the goods supplied to Worthington. He always beld himself responsible for Worthington when Worthing ton did not pay, and Worthington had offered to pay all he owed, but.Mr Lewis refused to take it. His Haaour thought Mr Jenkins had better complete his case. Examination of Lewis continued—I sent an account to Mr Lefeaux in October. I had purchased wheat and straw from Mr Lefeaux, which was set against the bill. He agreed.\to the account, and on the 10th November he promised to settle, and raised no objection to the bill. I told my assistant to write to Mr Lefeaux in December to say I must .have monthlv settlements or I would not serve Worthingten's wife with goods. It was after this Mr Lefeaux objected to the account. By Mr Lefeaux—I remember Worthington being 311, bet I was not a ware, he had 5s. a week from the parish. Iwasnottald that you would only allow 5s. a week -on his account in future. I believe Mary Worthington did tell me her husband was some weeks in bed. and was having 5s. a. week from the parish. Charles Price, assistant to Mr Lewis, said Mr Lefeaux, somewhere about July, 1867, came to the shop with Worthington, and said they were to supply him with goods up to 10s. a week. He was not aware that the order had been countermanded either by Mr Lefeaux or Worthington. He delivered a bill to Mr Lefeaux in Oct. and called for-the money in December, when Mr Lefeaux asked for particulars of account delivered. Mr Lefeaux gave him back the bill, making certain credits for wheat, &c., and striking a balance. The items of the aeeount delivered were supplied the same day, and Mr Lefeaux made no objeotion to the account. On the 9th of January he applied to Mr Lefeaux for payment, when he said he would settle as -soon as he had his Christmas bills in. By Mr Lefeauu.-A week last Saturday night Worthing- ton did call to say he would settle, but the case was entered then. Aecounts were made out to Worthington; but Mr Lewis always held you responsible, and the accounts were made out to Worthington by your orders. A written responsibility for 10s. a week, on behalf of Worthington, signed by Mr Lefeaux, was put in, which closed the case for the plaintiff. Mr Lefeaux said this was a case of malice brought in consideration of some misunderstanding with Lewis and the waggoner's wife. He held himself morally and legally bound to pay for Worthington, but the accounts were made to Worthington, who offered to pay. His Honour (interpos.ing)Is this all your defence ? Defendant Yes. His Honour—Then it is no defence at all. The goods were charged to you. Judgment must be for plaintiff. Mr Jenkins applied for costs, which were granted.








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