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BRECON COUNTY COURT. FRIDAY. -Before T. FALCONER, Esq., Judge. THE HIGH BAILIFF, MR. T. C. PIRKS. At the opening of the Court, his Honour expressed his regret at the death of the High Bailiff, to whom be referred in the following terms:—I deeply lament the loss which hal afflicted us through the death of Mr. Thomas Chandler Perks, who, for about twelve years, was the High Bailiff of the several County Courts of Brecknockshire. He was appointed through the recommendation of the lite Lord Viscount Hereford, and bis conduct fully justified, and more than justiifed, what was then written in his commendation. He performed all the duties of his office with much zeal and care, and with great intelligence and ability. He was always desirous to do without delay whatever the duties of his office needed should be done, and without the omission of any act which the interests of any suitor suggested to be proper. Whenever the exercise of his own judgment was needed, the course he took was remarkably correct. Nor could it well be otherwise, for he was governed by a nice sense of honour and propriety, and by the influence of an in- stant obedience to whatever appeared to be just and truthful. He was of a kind and tender nature, and on account of many acts of kindness which I knew him to do, it was impossible not to esteem him. He was very fair and open in his conduct, and on no single occasion did I ever observe the slightest desire to withdraw from my notice anything respecting which he doubted the expression of my own opinion, though he was very sensitive of criticism. In fact, he knew the integrity of his own conduct. He was young enough for us to have hoped that many years of future usefulness were before him; and I have no doubt that, had this been permitted, he would have held a very influ- ential position in life. He was religious in the best forma, and they were not shown in outward forms ofidle dis- play. Now that he has passed into that region which is hidden from our limited faculties, it may be humbly hoped that from Him whose power is eternally the atDeoverall that He has created, he may find that mercy for all imperfections which we all need, and pray for. —Mr. Games, on the part of the profession, expressed his entire concurrence with the remarks of his Honour. Winston v. Davies.-The plaintiff is a navvy, and the defendant the late contractor of the Water-works, Brecon. Mr. Games appeared on behalf of the defen- dant. The claim was for wages due, and the amount was readily admitted, but the defendant pleaded inability to pay at once. He was willing to pay half in a month, and the remainder in two months' time. The plaintiff agreed to this, and an order was made accordingly.—Several other men who had been employed by the defendant preferred similar plaints, but submitted to the above judgment with readiness. Marsden v. Moss.-The claim in this case was for £ 17s.t for bread, &c., supplied to the defendant, the plaintiff being a baker and provision factor. The defendant, a shopkeeper, living in Llanfaes, said his reason for not having paid the amount was that he had never had a bill, although he had more than once asked the plaintiff for one. The plaintiff had also an charged him 5s. more than he ought to bare done. The plaintiff said he had sent a bill. The defendant had promised previous to the last court to pay the money, but had not done so. Judgment was given for payment of the money within two months. Price v. Price. Ihe plaintiff is a tailor, living at Brecon. He claimed P.2 12s. 9d. of the defendant for a suit of clothes, which he had made for her son. The defendant denied the debt, and said the clothes had bee-n ordered of the plaintiff by her son, who is a farm labourer, without her consent, and she was unable to pay for them. The plaintiff said the defendant had come to him herself, and ordered the clothes for her son. His Honour ordered payment of the amount claimed, in two instalments. South Wales Mercantile Conapany T. Henry A This was a claim for 5s. 9d. from the defendant, who is a shoemaker, living at Llanthew, for half a ton of coal. The defendant said he had never given any order for coal from the company, but he had some time ago told a haulier to bring him five cwt. of coal, and the same quantity for liis daughter, from Mrs. Evans's. He afterwards was coming into Brecon when he met the haulier on the road with the coal, and he paid him for it. He did not know the haulier had brought it from the company- Judgment for payment in two equal instalments. The Breconshire Lime ana Loot Company r. William Aubrey.-In this case the defendant was summoned for non-payment for load of coal. The defendant said that he had paid for all the coal delivered to him. An order was made for payment. By the subsequent interference, however, of Mr. B, Bishop, on behalf of the defendant, it was shown that payment for the coal had been made, and judgment for the defendant was given. Evan Price y. Roderick Jonat.-This was a claim brought by the plaintiff, a tailor, of Llanvaes, Brecon, against the defendant, a saddler, of the High-street, for 16 13. 6d, for tailoring goods supplied.—Mr. B. Bishop for the plaintiff, and Hr. Games for the defendant.—Mr. Games admitted-toe debt oa tbe Jut