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Vicar of Mochdre and Disestablishment.

The Evening Schools.

The Vicar of ff ochdre.

What are the Alternatives…

A Landlord's poser.


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H SERVANT v. MASTER. LLANIDLOES PLOUGHMAN RECOVERS X12. Before His Honour (Judge William Evans) and the Registrar (Mr Arthur Davies) an interesting case over a farm servant's claim was heard at Llanidloes County Court on Tuesday. A farm labourer named William Owen sousht to recover ■ £ 12, the sum of wages alleged to be due to him from his one time employer, John Vaughan. Mr Spencer, who represented the plaintiff, said that this was a claim by a farm servant for X12 arrears in one years wage. The plaintiff had been engaged to the defendant for £ 21 per annum, which agreement was made at the Llanidloes hiring fair on May 11th, 1908. No one was present when the terms were arranged. Previous to this plaintiff was in the employ r, of Mr Davies, the Cwm. His wages during the last year he was with Davies were .£17 plus washing, which was valued at 30s, and Mr Davies had offered him £ 18 plus washing to stay. But thinking he ouo-ht to better himself he had left. At the end of last May the defendant had refused to pay the balance of .812. He had already paid X9, and then offered the plaintiff .£7 in settlement. This he refused to take, and no amount had been paid into Court up to that time. William Owen, in his evidence, said that he was now employed at Mr Stevens, the Belan. He was engaged to Mr Vaughan in May, 1908, as a waggoner at £ 21 per annum. The agreement was made in Long Bridge-street. Mr Vaughan came up to him when he was standing alone. He asked him whether he was hired, and he replied no. He asked bm what wages he required, and witness answered £ 22. The defendant replied that he would give JE21. Witness agreed to accept that sum, and received 2s earnest. No one was present when the bargain was made. Vaughan did not ask what he had been paid the previous year Afterwards he had a conversation with David Jones, whom he told he had been hired to Vaughan for .£21, and afterwards told his mother when he got home. He had only received X9. At the end of May Vaughan asked him to stop, but he said he would not stop as it was a hard place. He asked Vaughan for his wages. Vaughan replied, Let's see how much is coming to you Witness replied X12. Vaughan said, No, it's X7 that is coming to you you are only worth .£16 Vaughan made no entry in a book at the fair. He had been at Mr Davies', the Cwm, for seven years, and the last year he had been there he was re- ceiving £ 17 and his washing Mr Davies had asked him to stay on, and had offered him X18 and his washing, which would be equivalent to .£19 10s. Cross-examined by Mr W. George, wh'b appeared for defendant, witness said tiiat he had not asked Vaughan for Xl- i a year, nor had Vaughan offered him .£16. He was 24 years of age. His right arm was no weaker than his left; there was nothing wrong with it at all. Vaughan was not obliged to help him to plough and assist him to gear the horses: nor had he to keep an extra man at the harvest. He was getting -819 per annum where he was at present; he did not get more because it was late in the year to hire, and a grood place. David Jones, Drainbyrion, said he knew the plaintiff Owen, and had tried to hire him. He bad oftered him ^20, but he refused to take it, He did not know what he was worth, but they had to pay big wages for the men now. He did not know that his right arm was affected, and that if he engaged him it would be neecssary to give him extra help in gearing the horses. If he thought that was the case he would not give him X20. He had never heard any complaint about him, and he had seen him working at Cilhaul, Llangurig. John Vaughan then gave evidence, and said that the plaintiff came up to him in the street, and he bargained to come to him for .£16 a year. When he went home he told his missus that he had hired a servant waggoner, and wrote down in his diary William Owen. His Honour: It is an extraordinary thing after the evidence of this witness—that he should have refused R20. Witness, continuing, said that if his arm was alright he would be worth X22 or .£23, He was obliged to assist him on account of his arm. His Honour W here is Owen ? Owen stood up. His Honour: Lift up your chair with your right arm. Owen lifted up the chair above his head. Mr W. George: R-,e was put down for him on the table in the farm house. Mr Spencer: But if he had taken that, your Honour, he would not have been here to-day. His Honour accordingly gave judgment for X12 for the plaintiff.

---------------The (Manchester…

Pay whether Willing or not.



Death of a Montgomeryshire…

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