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RUTHIN. POSTAL.—Mr. Robert Hughes, of Clawddnewydd, has been appointed a postmaster in consequence of the improved postal services in that district. BOARD or GUARDIANS.—The Rev. the Warden of Ruthin presided at the usual meeting of the Board of Guardians on Monday. There was only a small attendance of members, and the business was a routine description. POLICE CASES.—-On Wednesday, before the Mayor, Mary Winston, a tramp, charged by Sergeant Jones with improper conduct, was sent to gaol for a month. Elizabeth Jones, charged by the same officer with sleeping out, was sent to gaol for 14 days. On Monday, Sergeant Jones summoned Peter Jones, Llanrhydd-street, slater, for drunken and disorderly conduct. Defendant did not appear, and a warrant was issued for his apprehension. Row WITH WORKMEN.—Various unpleasant iu- cidents turn up in connection with the construction of the narrow guage railway. It seems that a sub- contractor, named Evans, of Wrexham, had a dis- pute about money matters. Several of the men attacked him on Tuesday, in Well-street, hustled him about, and ill used him a good deal. He got away into a public-house, and by-and-bye the dis- tribution of some money to the fellows seemed to have satisfied them. These railway men seem to have a curious fashion of enforcing their demands. ACCIDENT TO A WORKMAN.—On Monday, a work- man employed at the new buildings being erected in Ciwvd-street, was seated on a arch dressing bricks. This arch had been newly constructed, and the centre struck out apparently too soon. Anyhow, whilst the man was busily engaged the structure gave way, and he fell a great distance into a room below, the debris falling upon him. In the fall a new partition was knocked down and another workman upset. The man that fell from the arch was very badly cut about the head and face and otherwise injured. CHAPTER OF ACCIDENTS.—On Monday last whilst J. Philip Williams was employed, with others, upon the new buildings being erected by Major West upon the site of the old Market Hall, a small arch- way fell in and seriously injured him. Mr. Rick- man, the agent, was soon in attendance, and set things right—except the poor man's head. The same day the little girl of Mrs. Fryer, of the Cross Keys Hotel, fell from the County Hall yard into the Dog Lane, and seriously fractured her left shoulder and arm. One of the Rev Owen Evans' children also met with an accident the same day. BI-MONTHLY COUNTY COURT. WEDNESDAY.—Before Mr. Horatio Lloyd. JUDGMENT SUMMONSES. .Amongst the several judgment summonses was one applied for against Llewelyn Cole, warder at the gaol, and his Honour having heard the circumstances, said he must pay in three months, or he would have to stop in his own gaol for 14 days. Alfred Maddox was sent to gaol for 14 days; order suspended for three months. The same plaintiff (Mr. William Simon, draper) sought a judgment summons against Elizabeth Edwards, a ser- vant living at Mold, who had been ordered to pay £1 a month to meet a debt of £.5, The girl's mother ap- peared, and said her wages were only £ 7 a year, and she could not pay the amount named. His Honour varied the order, and made it 5s. weekly, which the woman said the girl could pay. Several other cases were heard. A DISPUTE ABOUT SHEEP. Thomas Williams, Pentrefelin, Denbigh, sued William Williams, for cash on a sheep sale. Mr. Roberts was for plaintiff, and Mr. Louis for defen- dant. It seemed that plaintiff had been in the habit of buying sheep with defendant's father, and they divided the profits. A certain 30 sheep had been bought at Caerwys fair, plaintiff paying for them. The defen- dant's father had since died, and the action to recover the money was brought against defendant, who was his father's executor. The case occupied a long time, and the books put in seemed to be in a muddle." The defence was that all the money had been paid by instalments partly during the father's lifetime, and some since by the mother. The Judge said sufficient doubt was thrown on the case to make him stay his hand. He felt that the claim was not substantiated. He quoted the books to show that they were not in a very reliable state, for he thought that four entries purporting to be made for four years were all made at one time and plaintiff had actually anticipated a year. WHO WAS TO BLAME ? Mr. John Simon, tailor and draper, Ruthin, brought before his Honour, the fact that a summons which lie had taken prior to the last court at Ruthin against lJfr. J. W. Edwards had not been served. He contended that there had been ample opportunity for doing so had the bailiff chosen to do so, as the defendant was to 'be seen about town. The Bailiff explained to his Honour some of the cir- cumstances, and added that lie could not serve it before the last court, and since that time the summons had not been in his hands. The Judge said the summons ought to have been served, no matter who the defendant was it must be served now, and if at the next court Mr. Simon could show that he had suffered any damage by the neglect of service he should make the person responsible whose duty it was to serve the summons, no matter who the defendant was. A REFERENCE CASE. The case of Garner v. Griffiths being called on Mr. Roberts appeared for plaintiff, and Mr. Osbert Ed- wards, for defendant, and it was stated that they had agreed to refer the whole case to Messrs. Samuel Owen and Thomas Williams, the costs to abide the result. APPLICATION FOR A NEW TRIAL. ] This was a case in which Mr. Henry Joyce, jeweller, I Denbigh, had brought an action against Mr. R. Griffith Joyce, jeweller, of Ruthin. Mr. Osbert Edwards, for plaintiff, explained that it was an action between two brothers and should have been heard at the last Court, but, unfortunately, plain- tiff made a mistake as to the date of the Court and failed to attend. The case was called in his absence and struck out. He applied for a new trial. Mr. Roberts, for defendant, urged that a new trial should not be granted. Plaintiff had ample opportunity of being there, for three days before the Court day he (Mr. Roberts) wrote to him in reference to the case, and that ought to have reminded him of the date of the Court. He objected to a new trial unless plaintiff paid the whole of the costs up to now. Mr. Osbert Edwards said an affidavit had been made by his client to the fact of his having mistaken the date, and was it reasonable to suppose that a man would enter a case in Court as plaintiff had done and was anxious to have it tried and stay away on purpose. Besides he was surprised at the objection taken by Mr. Roberts, inasmuch as it was a dispute between two brothers, and of a nature that ought not to come before the public but be quietly settled by a referee indeed, they had almost agreed to that course, and thought Mr. M. D. Roberts, of Rhyl, a very suitable referee. The Registrar remarked that the note he had in his book was Verdict for defendant." The Judge said that should not be so entered. That would preclude plaintiff bringing a fresh trial, and lie (the judge) did not intend that. It should be "struck out only, and he ordered it to be altered to that effect. After some further arguments, the Judge said plain- tiff had a perfect right, on payment of costs, to bring a fresh action, and he ordered the case to be re-instated on plaintiff paying the costs out of pocket incurred by the defence through his non-appearance at the last court. The case will, therefore, be entered for trial at the next court. THE CERRIGYDRUIDION RAILWAY SHAREHOLDERS. It appeared that a number of the shareholders of the new line being made from Ruthin to Cerrigydruidion had refused to pay the calls made on them, and had been summoned to this court. Mr. Roberts said he had been retained for several of the defendants, and on the previous day, notice was given by Mr. Adams, solicitor and secretary of the company, that application would be made to adjourn the cases. He had no objection provided his clients were allowed the costs of the day. Mr. Louis, who represented a number of the share- holders, said that Mr. Adams had been suddenly called away to London. The Judge thought that reasonable time had been allowed to avoid any expense to the parties, but if it was found that some unavoidable expense had been in- curred that must be paid. The cases stood over accordingly. The other business was unimportant.









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