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NEWTOWN. COUNTY COURT. THURSDAY. Before His Honour Judee David Lewis. There were 60 new cases and 12 judgment sum- monses. Be RICHARD JONES IN BANKRUPTCY. Aii application for discharge was made and granted, the same to be suspended for two years. The Official Receiver was present and offered no objection. E. Powell represented the bank- rtipt. THE AFFAIRS OF A WELSH FLANNEL COMPANY. His Honour had before him an application bv Messrs. Martin Woosnam (Newtown), A. C. Nichol- son (Oswestry), W. W. Woosnam (London), T. Parry Jones (Newtown), and George Morgan, directors and officials of the firm of Messrs. George Morgan and Company, Limited, Newtown, in liqui. dation, that the order made on the 12th December for their examination should be discharged came on for hearing. Mr. Brynmor Jones, Q.C. on behalf of the parties named, stated that an arrangement bad been come to that on motion by counsel the order of December 12th be discharged by consent without costs. Mr. Ivor Bowen, who appeared on behalf of the Board of Trade, said he consented to the order. The case of the English and Scotch Mercantile trust, which ruled the matter, had been decided long .after the order had been made by his Honour's learned deputy, and could not have been brought before him, and tho parties were left in the same position as before. The Judge granted the application. ALLEGED ILLEGAL ARREST.CA.MM FOR. £50 DAMAGES. Charles Jones, 39, Ladywell street, Newtown, labourer, sued P.S. Morgan and George Hawkins', timber merchant, for damages for unlawful arrest] assault, and false imprisonment. The damages claimed were C50. Mr. Martin Woosnam was for the plaintiff; Mr. Edward Powell for defendant Hawkins, and Mr. T. Taylor for Sergt. Morgan,— Mr. Woosnam, in opening the case, said the action was brought by Charles Jones, laboursr, Newtown, against Thomas Morgan, police sergeant, and Geo. Hawkins, timber merchant, to recover general damages to the amount of £50 for unlawful arrest, assault, and false imprisonment of the plaintiff on April loth last. The facts, which were very simple," were these: On April 13th last the plain- tiff went to the defendant Hawkins and asked him whether he could give him a job to peel bark. An arrangement was come to whereby the plaintiff was to go to work at the wood on the following Tuesday, and his wage was to be 3s. a day. Plain- tiff worked full days on the Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday, and also a half-day on Thursday. For these three and a half days there would be due to the plaintiff 10s. 6d. On the Friday night he went to tho foreman in charge of the work and asked him for his wages, the foreman giving him 7s. 7d. Plaintiff thereupon stated that the amount was insufficient and that he wanted the balance. He received a reply to the effect that he was to see the master. On the following morning he went to the saw mills and there saw Hawkins, and told him that the foreman had only paid him 7s. 7d., and that therefore there would be 2s. lid. due to him. Hawkins gave him 2s and he said there was still a balance. Hawkins replied, That's all I shall give you," and plaintiff then went away. In the even- ing, Hawkins went up to plaintiff and said he would give him in charge. The defendant was true to his word, and after plaintiff had returned home Sergt. Morgan and two other constables came up. Sergt. Morgan asked for the plaintiff; some wrangling then took plaoe as to the money, and a large crowd gathered around the door. Morgan said the man must go with him, and took hold of Jones by the shoulder. At the police station the. charge was gone into in private, and eventuallv morgan came ont ot the consulting room and said he could go; if he paid back the 2s. he would let him off. If not, he would be locked up. Morgan sent a constable to plaintiff's house, and received from Mrs. Jones the 2s. On the constable's return, the 2s. was handed to Morgan, and Jones was let off. He thought it was c!ear law that no one had the right to arrest a man without a warrant.—Mr. Taylor admitted there was no warrant, whilst Mr. Powell admitted there was no right to arrest.- Plaintiff then went into the box and bore out Mr.Woosnam's opening siaternent.-By Mr. Powell: He bad not worked for Hawkins before. He gave his name as Thomas Davies. He had previously peeled bark at Manafon, which place he left be- cause his missus was bad. He had 3s. a day for about a fortnight- He did not tell Hawkins he came fiom Rhayader. lIe went to Red House and there saw Edward Evans, foreman. He did not say anything to him about what he was to receive. On IrekiEOTeman'gavb T.liu 7s. 7d. and h«Tsaid This "was" uo(, las money. When he saw Hawkins at the saw mills he asked him for his wages, and Hawkins 1:: .] J..l- 1. cjjjieu mat ne would have to wait until he got his time from the foreman. He told him that he re- ceived 7b. 7d. from Evans. He then asked Hawkins for 3s. He gave him 2s. and asked him to wait until the evening when he (de- fendant) would see the foreman. He did not tell Hawkins that he wanted to leave the town, but that he wanted to do a journey. He showed defendant the 7s 7d on his hand. On the Saturday evening he saw Hawkins near Morgan's, chemist, and be said he would give him in charge, buc he walked away home, and shortly afterwards Hawkins came to the house. He lived in Ladywell street.—By Mr Taylor: He lived in he house in Ladywell street a few weeks before the air, and up to that time he was a stranger to the tovn. The police who came to the house numbered ft;, one being in plain clothes. P.S. Morgan asked hitito come to the door. He did come out, Morgan hons< Lr- There was a woman in the w was hls wife- The woman was noisy, but ldid not say she was his sister. After he minute 1Mor^an 8aid "Come with me a the crow,™"v; n-,pf°w '»»»t shout out w • R n g°' neifcher did his wife shout out Here 1S fche 2s.» Plaintiff here became wiKm thG jQd^e had to remonstrate that on^rriv"1 ^ing' P'aintiff dared sa7 him °I ouX lhe P°llCe Station MorSan' said to him 1 ought o know your face; where do vou come from,'an he (plaintiff) replied "LlanfaS'' ilorgan also aski who the woman was, and he re- plied that she wa,i8 wife. He did not tell Morgan that Hawkins^ have the 2s if he £ ° font. Itwas M ,g) who sent the constable in plai™ clothes for the 2s, ,d nofc he himself P ai° since seen Morgan hlfortned him Hawkins had told him that he Jaintiff) was a skulk and an old ofteLdei. he toldwan thaC he had noth; to say against him.-M v 8teveug d d the Saturday referred toie heard a p';iiceman to the plaintiff, Yoa m8 come V thereupon caught hold ohis clothes. 'Plaintiff replied Loose me, I willniT1„» eu to be in the plaintiff's housemen n, 6 plain clothes arrived, and « C°^table m "Sergt. Morgan sent me for hP o„ say> husband shall come back direct?' <av,' &D your Mrs Jones to give up the 2s, whi 8v.p beth Burd and John Williams k(s u evidence. The latter stood in the-mt- orat've to curl a bit of a moustache which 9 i,a etnPtlr'^T D0sse8s. and amid much laughter T.??6118.. bound to ask him to take his hand frv v fu —Sergt. Tanner was also called for piaT'S' and saii that at the police station he tec"amh Jones had been up to, and Morgan replit,< Qbta ing 2s by false pretences." Jones then,^ <YV have not been obtaining money by false ltece I have been working three days and a b Mr Hawkins owes me Is 6d yet." Sergt. Mor^. and Hawkins joined him in his private room. Hawkins said Jpues had been working for hin he was paid 7s the day before. Jones came to on the Saturday morning and said he wanted pay, because there was no meat in the hot Jones never told him about having had the 7s, a. had given him that morning 2s. After hearing a p( that was said Morgan observed to Hawkins thaif he had better take out a warrant or a summons on Monday. Hawkins replied that he was very busy, and that he was going to Radnorshire that day. He was not present when the constable was sent for the 2s or when he brought it back.—By Mr Taylor: He did not consider the man in custody at all. By the Judge: Two constables were in the passage with Jones. His Honour: What were they doing there ? If Jones had attempted to go away would they have caught him.—Witness: They were there to- gether.—His Honour: Alright, we will take it as yes. The defendant, George Hawkins, in the course of his evidence, said Jones came to him on the Monday for work. He asked him if he was in the habit of peeling bark, and he said Yes." He then told him if he went to Hed House his father or the foreman would doubtless put him on. Not a word was said about wages. He again saw plaintiff on the Saturday morning, who asked him for three and a halt days' payment which he had worked that week. He replied that he would not pay him unless he had a note. Jones then said he must have money as he wanted to get out of the town. To that he said he would not pay him. Plaintiff subsequently asked for 4s, then 3s as he had declined the 4s. He again said No," and Jones observed Then give me 2s," which he did, until he saw him in the evening. He afterwards ascertained that Jones had been paid the night before, 7s 7d. On his return to town he saw Sergt Morgan, but he SeF*> did not ask the sergeant to arrest hitn. -ng- Morgan and himself went round ^he 0 houses of the town in search of plaintiff, but to find him. He happened to see I street and approached him saying "01 /hirxg want to see you." Having mumbled sorn ■■> in Welsh, Jones went up High stree he followed. They afterwards^ callu come Jones's house, and Morgan said "'Will y°u jjed along with me ai minute," Jones r gee that he would. Jones came out, but he di< n Morgan catch hold cf Jones. The woman cana^ and offered the 2s and said, Se shall no^ c gaol." To that Morgan said, Will you coin » me a minute P He'll be back in a few- nun At the Police Station he said if Jones 1 ret nrn the 2s he would let the matter (frop It waS had to go away on the following morning- nr0gg- not his custom to pay 3s for peel barking- examined by Mr Woosnam He believed t.ha charge of false pretences against plainti er valid one, and he believed it that day. ? ^an gave the man in charge. He still believed tn had committed the offence, although be ca°lffard promised it.—Mr Woosnam: So be lti. avo Evans, foreman to the defendant Hawkins, in lie evidence. He got rid of the plaintiff becau- d was no good, and on Friday night he paid at the rate of 2s 2d per dayr. Plaintiff di1' t?. g to plain nor say that he had agreed with H a_wkl Jjeti pay him 3s a day.—Sergeant Morgan said .f at plaintiff's house on the evening of ^Prl-nUte- and asked hini if he would come out a I here being a crowd around and seeing 1 likely to be stormy he asked plaintiff if h0 m3,n come with him, and he said Yes." it was in such an awful flurry that he a was all right and that Jones would be bacK few minutes. He never put a hand upo piaintiff, who walked yards in front Oat the fVitness next detailed what took place a j>g station. When he came out of Sergeant office, Jones said if Hawkins went to he £ 0f let him have the 2s. -The Court then adjourne lunch.—Sergeant Morgan again stepped box on tho resumption, and said that it plaintiff who asked the plain clothes officer g for the 2s.-By Mr Powell: He had, no instrU°ined mine from Hawkins to arrest the nian.-Cross- e.rgrs by Mr Woosnam The evidence of plftin Stevens, and Mis Burd was incorrect. If no crowd in Broad street no one would have cjg that the man was in custody.—P.C. Jones said when he went for the 2s he let^ sergeant with plaiutiff. — Cross-examin^ .J Woosnam Nobody was with the plain" d the Morgans when he returned. No one plaintiff to come to the station. He gave h1 o0t dence to nobody. Ho would sware that he ha spokeu a single word to anyone since ted April.—P.C. Parry said that when someone s to the plaintiff not to go to the station, P'agajd, said, I will go," and Sergeant Morgan "Come on."—Cross-examined by Mr ^°oS(reaflt He had had some conversation with srto jfr Morgan on the matter. -P.C. Tudor, in reply n to Woosnam, said he went with P.S. MoCo3, plaintiff's house the door was open and Morgan or H opkins knocked at the door. atter* not spoken a word to P.S. Morgan on the 111 He was talking to Morgan that nothing was said in reference to this case, at Morgan's house that morning. He did not crd to talk about this case.—Wm. Bellis and (jjjg Thomas (ex-constable) also gave evidence, aQ g fgt closed the case for the defence, all the the defence stating that the sergeant did his hand on the plaintiff.—The case was test adjourned until the next Court, when advoca addresses will be delivered and the verdict a,lld The hearing of the case lasted over five bOr ill it considerable public interest was manifested