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A libel action was heard on Wednesday at Chester Assizes before Mr Justice Wright and a special jury. The plaintiffs were Rev Evan Jones and Mr John Davies (Gyneddon), both of Carnarvon, and the defendant was Rev Dr Pan Jones, a well-known Congregational minister. The plaintiffs, were trustees of an ante-nuptial settlement between Mr Edward Jones, a former mayor of Pwllheli, and a lady who subsequently became his wife. At thet time Mr Jones was reputed to be a wealthy man, but he afterwards failed, and one of his creditors, for JE100, was Dr Pan Jones, who in letters to the plaintiffs and in the columns of his Welsh paper, Celt," charged Mr Jones with being a swindler. and suggested in effect that the plaintiffs, as the trustees of his marriage settlement, were con- federates. Both the plaintiffs went into the box and declared Dr Jones's statements to be quite un- founded. On the suggestion of the judge, who said he could not see how the plaintiffs could have acted otherwise than they did, the parties consented to judgment being entered against the defendant with £10 damages in each case and the usual costs:

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