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THE REVISION COURTS. ABERGELE DISTRICT. REVISING BARRISTER GRATIFIED AT A LIGHT LIST. VOTES DISPUTED AT LLANDDULAS. A CONTRAST TO FLINTSHIRE. The Revision Court for the Abergele dis- trict was held on Monday morning by the Hon. C. Groesvenor. Mr C. C. Mott represented the Conserva- tive. and Mr Gwilvm Parry the Liberals. A WORD OF WARNING TO ASSISTANT OVERSEERS. Wihon the list for Bettws-vn-Rhoe was taken there was very little to be done, each party sustaining technical objections. The assistant overseer asked for X15 allowance instead of £ 14 lOe, as last year, saying tho Revising Barrister had promised him the larger amount this year. The Barrister: Have vou your printers' bill? The Assistant Overseer Not yet. The Barrister Well, you should h-ave that with you. How can I tell what you pay your printer, and whether you get the work done as ch eaply as possibiia.1 Remember an- other year you must produce to me your printer's bill. I will give you .£15 now, but I do not sav I will give it you next veiar. "LLANFAIR VOTES. Mr Parry sustained an objection to John Roberts, Bedwyn Isa, on the ground that he had not occupied long enough, while Mr Mott was allowed a lodger's vote for the Rev. W. LL Foulkee, LI an fair. LLANDDULAS VOTES DISPUTED. Mr Parry objected to the vote of Mark Crass, The Mill, Llanddulas, in respect of certain land, contending that he did not ix-eupy it. Mr Mott said that not only did Mr Groee P,,ciipy the land, but he actually paia .£16 jiex annum rent. The Assistant OveTseer said he knew that Mr Cross occupied' the land, but Mr Parry objected to assistant overseers giving evidence on such points. The Assistant Overseer said the had had a letter from the owner, and it was upon that information he based what he had said. Mr Mott said it was a clear ease, but un- fortunately Mr Cross was not preernt. The Barrister: I think it is a good vote, but steps should have been taken to get Mr Cross hecre. He should have come to defend his vote, and if he had done eo Mr Parry would have to see to it. If Mr Parry will Dot accept what is said I cannot help it. M-r Parry It would have been easy enough to have produced the rccerpte. Mr Mott: Unfortunately I have had no re- ply to my letter. Mr Mott then called a gentleman who was in court, and he said that Mr Cross had told oim he was tenant of the land. Mr Parry said that was not evidence. The ratebook was then produced, and fil- though Mr Cross was entered as the tenant Mr Parry still objected, and his objection wtw upheld, the Barrister remarking that the rote should have been defended. The next objection was by Mr Parry to the vote of the assistant overseer, Mr Morris Jones, and the Barrister laughingly asked Mr Parry if he would now take the word of the assistant overseer. 4 Mr Parry said he was informed that Mr Jones was not the tenant. If Mr Jones said he was he would accept his word (laughter). Mr Jones: I have been tenant for two years. The Barrister: So you withdraw your objec- tion, Mr Parry? Mr Parry: Yes. The Barrister: Mr Parry now accepts the word of an assistant overseer, and the assist- ant overseer has not even had a shot at bim (laughter). LLANDDULAS CRICKET GROUND. Mr Parry objected to the vote of the Rev. John William Thomas, curate of Llanddnlas, in respect of the cricket ground of the Lian- ddulas Club. He contended that not only was the value insufficient, but that a cricket ground could not be occupied. Mr Mott: Suppose he is responsible for the rent, .£10. He takes the field in his own name, and will have to pay the rent. The Barrister: He takes it for the Cricket Club, who repay him the rent? Mr Mott: No. He is responsible to the owner. Mr Parry: Not in his private capacity. The Barrister: It is rather difficult to say that one person can occupy a cricket fiekl. Mr Mott: He occupies it inasmuch as he is responsible for the rent. The Barrister: Which the Cricket Club re- pays to him. I do not think I can allow it, apart from insufficiency of value. In two cases from LLanddnLas, Mr Parry :withdrew his objection to husbands' votes he had contended that the wives were the tenants, the Barrister saying that the tendency of the courts woe to hold that the husband occupied for the wife, although it had been held that where a wife was owner the husband should have a specific agreement of tenancy. In the case of Maggie, Jane, and Harry Jones, Clebyn, Llyefaen, Mr Parry submitted that they were not joint occupiers. Mr Mott said the case had been agued out years ago, and their claims were allowed. Someone was entitled to a vote for the house tucd land. Mr Statter, T-landdulag said he occupied tJie adjoining house, and knew that the ladies jrere jointly responsible for what they held. Mr Parry said he was willing to allow the two ladies to be on £he list, but he objected too the gentleman. Mr Mott agreed, and said Mr Jones had a "Tote for the house which he occupied eJee- Srhere. The ladies' votes were then allowed. Mr Mott put in a claim for Mr Singleton In respect of lodgings at Arnold House School, kt Mr Parry objected, and contended that a man who was really a servant could not have lodgings in his master's house. Mr Mott urged that it had been held in that oourt and also in Cheshire that a echool- jnaster could have lodgings in his em- ployer's school-house. Mr Parry: There must be a distract agree- merft to the effect that he is a lodger. The Barrister: There is no legal objection jIO a lodger living with his employer. Mr Parry: Without a written agreementp The Barrister: It can be a verbal agree- ment. Mr Parry The point is that he is engaged in the school, and must live thexe. The Barrister: It is part of the engage- inient that he lives in the school, and he is paid so much salary and allowed lodgings as an equivalent for something else. Mr Parry: He must live in the Bchool, and if he left his employ the landlord would not allow him to continue to use the rooms. The Barrister: But the landlord could not get rid of him without notice. When he gave him notice to leave the school he wouJd Also give him notice to leave the rooms. Mr Mott: He would have at least a term's notice. I have argued this point previously, and you decided in my favour. Mr Parry I know you have decided against me previously, but I still fail to see how, in the absence of a written agreement, a lodger ton have a vote in his employer's houee. The Barrister: He has so much salary and 80 much for lodgings. I shall allow the vote, but I think there should be some evidence as $0 what is the actual agreement come to. PARTY FEELING MEANS WORK. The Assistant Overseer for Llanddulas asked for a little extra allowance, as the work [Was heavier. The Barrister: Why is it heavier? The Assistant Overseer: There is a great ileal of party feeling in LLandduias, and they 4me more particular about being on the list. The Barrister: They compel you to be moie reful ? The Assistant Overseer: Tea. Every< re Stante a vote. The Barrister: And so they make you do your duty better (laughter). I think it is a reasonable request, and I will allow you A little more. A PERFECT LIST. The Barrister had no difficulty in revising the list for Abergele and St. George as pre- gamed by Mr Mill ward, and wjten ome cam was discussed, Mr Millward showed by the correspondence he had had with the assistant overseer at Henllan that he had investigated an objection. The Barrister: Ycu take a great deal of trouble, and it is no pari of your duty to do EO. Mr Millward: I like everyone who is on the list to be there properly. The Barrister: Quite so, and when he is [ there you see that you keep him there if lie is entitled to a vote. I do not think there were many names missed from the register in Abergele at the last election. Mr Millward: Not one. Mr Mott: But some Tories were missing in Abergele (laughter). The Barrister: Perhaps they were not yet born (laughter). The Barrister: If all the lists were as well prepared as the Abergele ones there would be no work for revising barristers. Mr Millward: I want to make your work as light as possible. The Barrister: I can tell you I want some light work after the week I have had in Flintshire. Last week was the heaviest I have had since I was appointed in 1885. One day I was engaged from 9.30 until 9.45. It is a pleasure to find a light list after what I had in Flintshire, and I intend to send a circular aroun-d to the assistant overseers in that county on the matter. When tho Barrister went to make out Mr Millward's certificate he asked if what he had been allowed for years was sufficient. Mr Millward replied that the work was in- creasing, owing to the numerous changes. The Barrister I will allow you another £ 2, as I think that when a list is well done vou should be paid well for it.











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