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DENBIGH. The Denbigh Office of the NORTH WALES GUARDIAN is now at Albert Ttr Vale-street (nearly opposite the Station-road). Ao, • 11muni cations addressed either to "The Reporter," or Mr. COTTOM byname, will receive immediate attention. The paper is on sale at the shops of Messrs. J. DAVIES and W. A. NOTT, and at the Bookstall at the Station. THE IXFIKJIART.—An entertainment in aid of the funds of this Institution was arranged to take place "I, yesterday (Friday) evening, in the County Hall, by the Amateur Christy Minstrel Company, who recently per- formed at the Asylum. THE ENGLISH CHAPEL.—The dispute between Messrs. Hughes and Williams, contractors for the above-named building, and the Building 0":ainittec, has been settled, and Mr. Hughes has resumed the work, having agrefd to finish it for the original price agreed upon in the con- tract. CORRECTION.—The statement in last week's Guardian "that Edward Jones, blacksmith, Love-lane, had been in summoned for assaulting Miriam Pierce," was, we find, incorrect. It seems that Edward Jones had sug)tnzontd Miriam Pierce for an assault, she having made a dis- turbance in the street, and seeing Jones at the window, smashed a stone through it, striking him on the head. For this he summoned her, but on her apologising and paying costs he agreed to the case being thus settled. PAROCHIAL ITF.NIS.-Duri-ng the wi ;.er months a series of Bible classes have been arranged. The Rev. T. W. Vaughan will conduct the English class on Friday even- ings, which has been carried on by him during the last three years. The Rev. D. A. Lewis will conduct one for the pupil teachers and others of that class that de- sire to join whilst Mr. Reece will conduct a similar class in Welsh. The classes for the youths and others at the Old Castle School will be conducted under the supervision oi the yctiv- pcufC: of the parish should be greatly an- preciated. PLEASANT GATHERING.—On Friday evening, the Ex- Mayor (Alderman T. Gee) invited the whole of his workpeople, their wives, and friends, as well as a party of his own private friends, the whole company number- ing about 170, to an excellent supper, comprised of various delicacies, served in the Assembly Boom. Alderman Get- presided, supported by Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Gee, of Liverpool, in honour of whose nuptials the proceedings of tne evenimx were arranged, whilst the principal vice-chair was occupied by the Mayor (Councillor E. T. Jones). After supper the event of interest came oil, namely, the presentation of a very handsome drawing-room time-piece to Mr. and Mrs. T. Gee, being the gift of the workpeople of the bride- groom's father (Alderman Gee). The gift was presented by Mr. Andrew James and Mr. Humphrey Williams, two of the ojdest workmen, the former making a neat speech in English and the latter in Welsh, 'ihe gift was accepted amid demonstrations of applause, and suitably ack, Avledged by Mr. T. Gee. Other compli- mentary spct'Cf.es followed, and during the evening songs, recitations &c., were given, and a very pl-asa t and enjoyable evening was spent, the party breaking, up at a late hour, greatly pleased with the excellent way in which they had been entertained. BOROUGH MAGISTRATES' COURT. FRIDAY.—Before the Mayor, (Councillor E. T. Jones), Mr. Thomas Evans, and Dr. Evan Pierce. THE NEW MAYOR. His Worship the Mayor, in taking his seat at the first Petty Sessions since his election was welcomed by Mr. E-. ana, and in reply said he trusted that he should be able to act impartially and do his duty without fear or affection, and with the able assistance of Mr. Parry Jones, junr., the magistrates clerk, and the magistrates he should be able to conduct the business of the court satisfactorily. His Worship then presided most efficiently. THE FORESTERS ARMS The licence of this house was now granted to John Adams, the inquiries made by the police having turned out to be of a thoroughly satisfactory gharacter. CASE DISMISSED. Robert Foulkes, fowl dealer, Denbigh, was charged by Moses Jones, Fron, Denbigh, for using language against his wife calculated to lead to a breach of the peace but as the woman was ill in bed and the witness called was unable to prove the case, it was dismissed. SCHOOL BOARD CASES. The following persons were summoned for not sending children to school. Mrs. Morris who said that she took her two children to the school frequently, hut they at other times played. This the School Board officer agreed was the case. She was fined 2s. in the two cases, but the Mayor said that they would be lenient and remit the costs. Richard Jones, engine driver, was also summoned. The excuse was that the boy had m with an accident t > his hand, but it seemed that the neglect of schooling was prior to the accident, having only attended 19 times out of 36.—Fined Is. and 2s. 6d. costs. John Ellis Roberts, seedsman, Vale-street, was summoned. He said that the boy had been going to school, till the master sent him back, saying that he wanted to see him (defendant). The latter did not go as he t the schoolmaster ought to have come to see him or written. The Bench thought not, defendant should have gone to the master, the latter could not be running about after boys parents. The Mayor asked if there were any arrears of payment, and defendant said there might be but he did not know the reason, he was anxious for the education of his children. Case adjourned or a fortnight to ascertain reasons. William Williams, Beacon's Hill, whose wife said the boy was kept at home because she and her husband were both iti, also alleged that the child was nearly 14 years old. Had not attended once out of 32 times, in conseoue.-j.-e of illness. Joseph Bloor, Panton Hall, was summoned in respect to two children. The wife alleged that one had been ill. Fined Is. and Is. costs in each case. Mrs. Broome, Talbot Inn, was summoned with respect to two children. She proved that the children had been away for holidays in Cheshire, and that she sent them on their return. Case dismissed. Robert .trans, Henllan-street, was fined Is. and 2s. 6d. costs, the excuse being that the child played truant, and that he had been repeatedly chastised for it. J ohn J ones, Henllan-street, was summoned, the atten- dance of the boy being only three out of 33. The woman said anyhow she paid regularly, but the boy re- fused to wo. Fined Is. and Is. costs. William Evans, Henllan-street, whose wife's excuse was that she kept her child at home to nur-e when she went out washing. Fined Is. and Is. costs. Richard Williams, Charnel's Well, was summoned, and the wife's excuse was that she often sent her to school, when she could spare her from nursing, and that another person living at the Castle Hill, kept her away to work f r her. Fined Is. and Is. costs. John EWs, Barker's Well, whose wife's excuse was that the child was a delicate one and unable to go, was fined Is. aud Is. costs. Thomas Jones, Henllan-street, whose wife admitted that it was her fault, having kept the child at home to help her. Out of 128 times, she had only attended 50 times. Fined Is. and Is. costs. William Jones, Beacon's Hill, whose wife produced an infirmary certificate as to illness. It seemed that prior to that the attendance had been very bad. Case dismissed, under the circumstances. Robert Ellis, Fron Terrace, whose wife made a state- ment that the child suffered from croup, and had only lost a week. She brought no certificate. Fined Is. and Is. c< >sts, no sufficient reason being alleged. Robert Huberts, Brookhouse, who did not appear, had failed to send two children regularly. Fined Is. and Is. costs in each case. John Hughes, Abraham's-lane, had been summoned, step-3 having been taken to send his boy, Christmas Hughes, to an industrial school. The case was ad- journed for a fortnight. BI-MONTHLY COUNTY COURT. TUESDAY.—Before Mr. Horatio Lloyd, judge. BUSINESS. The plaints entered for the Court were 160, but the Registrar (Mr. Gold Edwards) disposed of the bulk of the cases. Several judgment summonses came up for hearing, in several of which, committals were made against the defendants. In one case in which a farmer owed E20. it was urged that he had been sold up by his creditors and was now working on the roads. On the other hand it was alleged that defendant (Henry Rees) had two cows in hiding which his wife milked and sold the butter from. Eventually the Judge made an order for 6s. monthly. DISPUTE ABOUT A STEAM ENGINE. 0 Evan Evans, Llanneffydd, sued Edmund Evans. The parties seem to be agriculturalists, and a dispute arose as to the hire of a steam engine. An agreement was produced saying that the hire was at 10s. per day, to be delivered free, the use of the engine being for cutting wood. Mr. Davies was for plaintiff, and Mr. R. H. Roberts for defendant. Subsequently defendant wrote that the engine was too exp' nsive, and they could do nothing with it. The engia" bed not been delivered at Dolgelley, in conse- quence of that letter. The amount claimed was £ 24 10s., for loss of hire of the engine. Mr. R. H. Roberts contended that the engine had not been delivered. Eventually judgment was given for plaintiff and costs. DISPUTED ACCOUNT. Thomas Hughes had summoned George Lee, Maryle- bone, Liverpool, for J614 17s. 10d., but it seemed that plaintiff had died since, and it was agreed to change it to his executrix, Mary Hughes. Mr. R. H. Roberts was for plaintiff. Defendant alleged that he had paid the bulk and pro- duced a lot of receipts. Mr. Roberts having examined the accounts said de- fendant would have paid, according to his version, more than he admitted he owed. Ju'-gn :t tor defendant, but plaintiff to have the Muourt p .id into court. A SEVERE CONDEMNATION OF WATCH HAWKERS. Wm. Davies, Henllan-street, Denbigh, a labourer, was summoned by Lewis Levin, a watch and jewellery hawker, who it seens leaves jewellery and watches with poor people, getting from then a written agreement and taking the payments by weekly instalments of a few shillings each. Defendant said he had sent the watch back, but plaintiff r eused to take it. < j The Judge Oh, these men never take things back, tnd it's the very best proof of their worth, and I make i, rule to give no extra costs to these hawkers. The de- fendant must stand to the agreement, and an order was made for 6s. monthiy. Alexander Williams, Brook-house, Denbigh, was als summoned by the same plaintiff for non-payment of a bill for a watch. The mother appeared and said that the watch did not go correctly, it gained an hour one day and perhaps lost another the next. (Laughter). The Judge But you see your son has b. und himself to pay for it. The woman produced the watch, and said she should be glad if plaintiff would take it back. Plaintiff said he would net; they had had it nearly twelve months. The Judge Is this the watch for which £ 6 is claimed? Plaintiff Yes, and it's a good lever watch. The Judge: You see your son has got to pay t(i for what possibly is not worth a pound. I shall alter the terms of the agreement from 10s. a month to 5s. monthly, and I shall only allow the usual court fees. 1M'ward Hughes, High fate, labourer, said to be getting 18s. weekly, was summoned by same plaintiff for the cot of a watch 13ft. The wife of defendant .said she did her best not to let "n her husband have the watch but plaintiff urged it to be taken, and tried for a month. He took an old watch of defendant's, r:d. allowed him 30" charging him £ 7 for the new one. Plaintiff said the man was willing to pay the instal- ments, but every month the wife was quarrelling with him about it. Mr. Gold Edwards (the registrar) told his Honour that he. knew these poor people, and it was perfectly sinful of such people as plaintiff to force these watches and jewellery upon them. The Judge I quite agree with you, and I have said so over and over a a-n, but if people will be such idiots as to do it, they must pay for their folly. The Registrar It's quite sinful and absurd to expect that such poor people can pay for such goods. The Judge I have been for the last five years saying that it is a swindle to induce poor people to make such bargains, and I have done all I can to induce people not to deal with such persons, for there arc in every town _r +- ~i,tied trade-me;, who would give money's worth, but if they will persist in going to such persons as plaintiff, and giving k7 for what is very possibly utter rubbish they must take the consequences. I'll protect them as much as I possibly can, for I never allow any costs but mere court costs, and I shall make an order that will only enable the plaintiff to get the money over a very long period, namely, 4s. per month. MONEY TRANSACTIONS. B. Holgate, Denbigh, sued Henry Chippendale for 14s. money lent. Defendant alleged that he had paid the money by doing extra work, but plaintiff proved that he had not done so. that it was for money advanced to him. Judgment with costs. William Jones sued John Kyfjin for 22, borrow, d money since 1867, but said defendant had acknowledged the debt four years ago by a payment of 13s. Defen- dant swore that he never borrowed the money, and as to the 13s., that he sold plaintiff a sheep for that sum, and plaintiff refused to pay for it, but he never sold it as part payment of the debt. There being no proof of debt, judgment was given for defendant. A COW IN A CHINA SHOP. Thomas Howard, cabinet maker, Hall Square, sued Mr. tiacies, a farmer, from near Ruthin, for damage done by his cow getting into plaintiff's china shop. Defendant had sent a letter per Mr. Lloyd (Louis and Edwards) stating that he met with an accident and could not be there. Mr. Howard said he saw him in the market on Tues- day all right. The Judge adjourned the case, but allowed Mr. Howard the costs of the day. A BUILDING DISPUTE. J. S. Roberts, builder, sued Robert Roberts, builder, Park-street, for an amount in dispute on two contracts. Mr. Davies for plaintiff, and Mr. R. H. Roberts for defendant and the latter succeeded in establishing the point that the legal notice of trial had not been given, and that he had not had the particulars required. Case adjourned without costs, and plaintiff to furnish par- ticulars by next court. A LIVERPOOL FAMILY AND THEIR DEBTS CURIOUS CASES. W. H. Pargeter, Birmingham, trustee to the estate of Messrs. Evans and Jones, ironmongers, Denbigh, sued Robert Evans, of Liverpool and Seacombe, for f35 10s. goods delivered. The sum of Z4 10s. was admitted but the contention of the defendants solicitor (Mr. Evans Jones, Liverpool), was that defendant never ordered the electro plated goods charged 1:21 but that in fact t'nev were ordered by his daughter without defendant's know- ledge and certainly had no authority from him to do so. The plaintiffs failed to shew that defendant had been cognisant of the order of the goods but admitted that the wife ordered the plaintiffs not to include the goods in defendant's bill but to send the bill to them and they would pay it privately. The Judge nonsuited plaintiffs as regards the 221, but gave a verdict for plaintiff for the 94 10s. but allowed all the court fees on the full amount. Another action was brought against the same defend- ant by Mr. W. Lloyd, saddler, Denbigh, for k8 Is. for saddlery. Mr. R. H. Roberts was for plaintiff, and proved that defendant and his family had been living at Henblas, Bodfari, and plaintiff had been called upon to repair a lot of harness to the amount of JL;2 odd. Subsequently defendant's son purchased a saddle for t6, ordering it to be put down to the usual account. Plaintiff never saw defendant, and his son did not tell him that he would pay for it privately, and that it was not to Ie put down to his father. He (plaintiff) saw the saddle offered for sale by public auction, when there was a sale at Hen- blas of defendant's goods under a bill of sale. Defendant's solicitor said they admitted that the £2 odd was owing, but defendant never ordered the saddle the fact being that this case was like the last, his sons and daughter going about contracting debts without his knowledge. Defendant, called, declared that he did not know that the saddle had been ordered. He admitted, in cross-ex- amination, that he had given a bid of sale on his effects at Henblas. The saddle was entered amongst the effects sold, and accounted for in the accounts, he believed. Edward Edwards, the son, said he bought the saddle and promised to pay, and plaintiff promised not to de- liver the bill for that until after Christmas. He said he would pay for it if his father did not. The Judge said this case differed very much from the last, inasmuch as the goods were all got in the same way, and the saddle was a thing required at the farm, where defendant, his wife, and sons were living and where the defendant, by his conduct in putting the son in charge of the farm, held him out as his avent. Judg- ment for plaintiff for the full amount claimed and all costs. William Jones, farmer, Bodfari, sued the same de- fendant for £ 21 13s. Defendant's solicitor admitted the debt, but said they had a claim against plaintiff for £ 25. Mr. R. H. Roberts, for plaintiff, said that defendant had issued a writ for that sum, therefore he could not raise it as a set-off there. The Judge agreed, and entered judgment for plaintiff for the amount claimed and costs. A number of other unimportant cases were disposed of.






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