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Threatening a Council. LLANDYSILIO HAULIER SAYS HE WILL GO TO LAW. At Forden Rural Council, on Wednesday, over which Mr Percival Hurlbutt presided, a threaten- ing letter from a Llandysilio haulier was read. Mr T. R Morgan, who is the haulier in question, said in his letter that he was surprised to find the Council had deducted 10s 3d from his account. He would send the receipt when the balance was forthcoming. He was sorry now that he had done the work for the Council, as he was out of pocket. If he did not receive the money by the end of the month he would take legal proceedings to recover it. The Chairman Then I am afraid we shall have to let him take legal proceedings. The Surveyor (Mr W. P. Hole) I have over- paid him, sir. It was for carting the bricks. Mr Edward Davies Was it by contract ? The Surveyor No. The weight of stuff was 7 tons 13 cwt., and the distance it had to be car- ried was about 4! miles. That would make 36s about the right money- There was a mistake, however, on the part of the one person, as the stone and bricks and pipes ought to be there together, and the whole thing done in one journey. But when they went for the pipes the bricks bad not turned up. go he had to go home the first day. I allowed him 15s for lost time. At the outside we should not have paid him more than X2. The Clark: The point is as to the value of the work in tons. Mr C. S Williams How many men and horees did he have ? The Surveyor He had no horses at all; he had an engine. Mr Davies I should like to know whether this man has any fixed charges? The Surveyor: By the ton he does his work, sir, We pay him the same as we pay for horse labour. Is per ton per mile is the outside. The Chairman Personally, I think our case is little bit weak. The Clerk It rests on the value of his work. The Chairman: I think we had better pay it this time. Mr Rogers: I think we ouht to fight him; I don't like the contents of his letter at all. The Clerk: It will be admitted what he has had the question is whether he has had enough. Mr Rogfra I think our Surveyor is the best judge of that. He is very fair in all he pays. The Chairman: You mus remember that when you go to law, common sense does not always come in. The Surveyor: As soon as you pay thit, you open the gate to a lot more, and you will have lots of other docked bills takeD up. I have no hesitation in saying I have overpaid him 10s. Mr EIwar is: Is 15s enough for a lost day for an engine and three men ? The Chairman Our main point, to my mind, is that no prica was agreed upon. The Clerk: The law on that point is clear. It is a question -is to wherA no price is agreed or I' what is the value of the work The Surveyor: Let him start first, and then we can see what he does. Mr Rogers We can pay the money into Court. The Surveyor: Yes; let's see what he does. I have another little charge, too.—Agreed.

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