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BRYMBO. FORESTERS ANNIVERSARY.—Oil Friday week the Miners Friend in Need Court, of the Ancient Order of Foresters, held their anniversary at the Prince of Wales Inn, Brymbo. The occasion was duly celebrated by the ascul procession headed by the First Cheshire Royal Militia Brass Band. In addition to the ordinary regalia, four member, each mounted on a charger, appeared in the characters of A, Robin Hood," 11 Liltle John" and their com- rades. At church, the Rev. William Jones, vicar of Brymbo, preached a good sermon from Acts 2, ohap. 41th and 45th verses. The brotherhoo.i visited Brymbo Hall, and were very kindly rec ir d by Robert Roy, Esq., and his lady, who contriute-i liberally towards the ftiiids. Upw irds of 200 members and friends sat down to dinner, which gave every satisfaction. Dancing commenced at six o'clock and was kept up with good spirit until nine p.m. The statement of accounts issued to tin- members on this occasion demonstrates the con- tinued prosperous career of this thriving society. During the last twelve months the accumulated capital has improved 981 7s 5J, which is eqml to a saving of 9s 2.1 per member, this includes ar- rears due on books," but which are recoverable b. law. The total contributions received from mem- bers are jE238, and interest f61 15s 21, and th,. aOgP gregC5 ate amonnt of flIBeral, sickne8, and medical benefits p-tid, is 9208. The number of meml)t-i-, being 184, this shows the contribution per member to have been 21 8s, aud the interest equal to payment of 6, 8d per member, making the total equal to a payment of 91 14s 81 per member, while the aggregate benefits received out by mem- bers, only amount to £ 1 2-; 7d each. The cost of management amour ts to £16 13s 2d, or 5 per cent on the total receipts aud the ^ick experience one and n half week per member per annum, at a cos; of 12s 8£1 each at a time when Friendly Societies are on the eve of becoming one of the great ques- tions of the day, it is gratifying to find a Court in puch a prosperous condition as that of the Miners Friend in Need. As its name denotes, it is the miners ti. t form the greatest bulk of its member*, and after a career of eighteen years, engaged in the most hazardous eallinsr, it is gratifying t > find that it now commands fuuds to the amount oT £ 921 5s 2d or above f5 per member. This result no douot is owincr to the amount of contributions being more equalised with the benefit than in many other cases, and also to the fact that the Cost of management is kept to 5s on the income, and tt rigid observance of the rules. The result must be very gratifying to the members themselves, and r0- dounds to the credit of the ofifcers. CHESTER. REGATTA.—The Ciiester regatta was held on Tuesday on the Dee, immediately above the city, the committee ground being stationed below the Wnite Hwiise Hotel. The weather was an that could be wished, and the attendance as numsrou:, and gay as usual. The pr. gra "nme was an excel- lent one, although several noticeable but extremely exppnsive competiti ns (as, for instance, the Waterman's prize, which was always a foregone conclusion in favour of the champion crew) were not found in it this year. The distances for th races were about 1 mile for four oars and a mile for pairs and skiffs. Mr. G. Challoner, and Mr T. Chad wick, were the only competitors in the coracle race, which was won by Mr. Challoner. INSPECTION OF THE EARL OF CHESTER'S YEO- MANRY CAVALRY.-On Monday, this regiment was inspected by Colonel,Reynolds, who, after a review of about two hours' duration, addressed them in terms of great approval. He said that their ap- pearance and steadiness on parade redacted grea, credit upon them. They were looking their bet that day, no doubt to show their old colonel, Lord De Tabley (who was present), that they had not fallen off. Sir John Garvoek had already expres- sed his favourable opinion of them. The new saddlery, which made them look so smart, he knew who to praise for, but would not to put the blush by naming. He was certain tlut should t'le reserve forces of this countrv be calL-d out, the Earl oi Chester's yeomanry would be found to do their duty creditably.—Lord De Tabley and Lieutenent- Colonol Scr p, Egertou also addressed the regiment who were then dispersed to there billets. VOLUNTEER REVIEW.—The aunual review of the voluuters of the county of Chester took place on Saturday after-noon, on the Roodee, Chester. Some 15,000 spectators, many of whom had come by special train in which the greater portion of the volunteers had arrived, were present on the occa- sion. The time of the arrival of the forces was from half-past two until half-past thrre. The forces mustered on the grouud werl, as follows :— 4th king's regiment, lH:;ltl quat tel'S' companies under the command of Major Patou Earl of Ches- ter's yeomanry cavalry, commanded by Lieu-colonel Sir P. de M. G. Egerton, M.P. Cheshire brigade volunteer engineers (including Birkenhead and Flintshire), under Major Gaskell; 2nd Cheshire (Chester)! ry volunteers, under Lieu-colonel Gray; 1st battalion rifle volunu-ers (Birkenhe id, Bromborongh, Hooton, Nestnrj, Oxton, Tranmere, and Wallasey corps), under M ij,-)r Hope Jones 2nd battalion rifle volonteers (Ciiestc r, Frodsham, Weavf-niam, and Runcorn), under Lieut-colone; Humberstone 3rd battiion rill volunteers (Con- gleton, Crewe, Maeclecfi Id, and Nuutwicii), under Lieut-colonel Marshall; 5th ba.tiiion rifle volun- teers (Aitrinc! am, KnuWord, Lymm, Northemleu, Nortbwich, Sale, and Timperievj. Tue 4h or Stockport battalion was not pre.->ent this occa- sion. The total number under arms was 3145. In view of the possbility of the volunteers bt:in called upon for active service, General Sir John Garvock, after reviewing the above corps, expres- sed his convictions as to winit use should be made of the force. He is not at all disposed to allow the volunteers tu serve in line with regular troops, but thinks they wonld be of much greater service if engaged in liarrassing the enemy, in which occu- pation their proficiency as marksmen would enable them to render valuable aid. The opinion of such au experienced officer as Sir John Garvock is en- titled to great weight, and, though the vo!unteers as a body may at the first impulse desscnt frcm his conclusions, they may fhd it profitable to pay some attention to his adviee. COEDPOETH. TEMPKRANCE MIIKTI.NG.—Ou Monday evening an open-air meeting was held here, to hear a Welsh address from Mr Thomas, Bangor, tbe agent of the United Kingdom Alliance for Anglesea, Flint, Carnarvon, and Denbigh who, at the close of last 'week's meeting, was requested to pa ns a second visit, and notwithstanding the h-trm ess thunder- bolt of the special correspondent who surprised t'ie country by his report of the last meeting, and the counter attraction of the fair, a number of people met together. The chair iris occupied by Mr Wilson, the secretary of the District Temperance League. Mr Thomas fully sustained his acknow- ledged reputation as an advocate of temperance principles, by the delivery of an address which was both earnest and eloquent, and withad full of Welsh fire indeed the attempt to lower the repu- tatiou of the speaker, only displays the verdant nature of the reporter's intellect, as Mr Thomas is well-known and respected, as one of the pioneeers of the temperance reformation, and has in that capacity visited almost every town and village in Wales, and addressed meetings varying in numbers from scores to thousands. In closing the meeting, the chairman drew attention to the meetings of the North Wales Temperance Association, advertise). in another column for the 22nd and 23rd inst., and took a show of hands as to the character of Mr Thomas's address, which resulted in nothing less than a vote of censure upon his tr.iducer.-Coi)i- viiiiziccl,ted. DENBIGH. COUNTY COURT, MONDAY. — Before R. V. Williams, Esq., judge. Alleged Trespass.-Davirl Storey brought an action against William Hoi ling, of LlangoJln-l, t" recover a sum of 30s. damages for an all-ged tres- pass. Defendant, it appeared, bad been felling timber on the estate of Mr Chambers in April last, and had dragged it through Mr Stjrey's fields, in one of which lie had al;, made clo^s.' He (defendant) now alleged that he had received permission of the plaint-li to haul the timber in the way described and that the timber was en down expressly at the plaintiff's' desire, who it was injurious to his crops. Defendant a!,(, alleged that plaintiff had threatened to bring th s action because two of his (defendant's) workmei, bad left him in debt, and gone awiy.-Ilis Honor, Tipon this, gave a verdict for defendant with cozits. A Caution to Horse Dealers.—John Thomas sued a person named C.triwright, a horse d, ah r, to recover JE27 7s. G,t, alleged balance of account. -Plaintiff said that in 1867 he sold the defendant a horse and trap for £24, on account of which t:i, defendant bad paid in cash and otherwise the sun, of jE21 12s. 6J., which he thought was quia enough, as the mare haa torllwl out a kicker."— His Honor (to defendant) Did you have a war- ranty with the mare ?—Defendant said he had not. —His Honor said if the mare was bought withnu the warranty, defendant had to run the risk of its being a gf)od one.- Plaiiitiff i lloged that de. fendant knew what sort of an aaimal the mare was before he bought her. He had frequently hired her off him and it was untrue to say she was a 91 kicker." Defendant had sold her for f7 and the trap for tll and then there was the harness, which would more than make up what he gave for it.—His Honor told the plaintiff that when he went to a fair to buy a horse he should never take a person's word who might want to sell one as that of an honest man. (Laughter.)— Defendant here made use of some blackguardly language impugning the plaintiff's character, and was sharply rebuked by his Honor, who after- wards gave judgment for plaintiff-payment forth- with. ELLESMERE. Charles Donaldson Hudson, Esq., of Che3war- dine Hall, and his bride, arrived at Ellesmere House, on Thuasday evening, on a visit to Captain Cockayne Cust. SCHOOL TREAT.—On Saturday the children con- nected with the Church Sunday School were pro- vided with an excellent treat at Colemere. Tea was provided by Mr Josiah Jones, of Ellesmere, and it gave every satisfaction. Various amuse- ments were indulged in after the repast, and a most enjoyable day was spent. HOUSEBREAKING AT LYNEAL MILL F ARM-Be- tween one and five o'clock on Sunday afternoon, the dwelling-house of Mr Joseph Jones, LYDeall Mill Farm, was entered by burglars, who succeeded in carrying off a silver verge watch, No. 88,355, the maker's name being Charles Harsham, Lon- don, and the name "John Jones" engraved OB the inner case. They also stole a pair of elastic side boots, a large top coat, of mauve colour, a grey top oat, and 10s in silver. Two tramps, the one tall and the other short, aged respectively 18 and 22 years, are suspected of the robbery, and any clue o their whereabouts will. be thankfully received by Sergeant Duncan. BOWLING MATCH.—Ou Thursday week the match between the Ellesmere and Llangollen Bowling Ciubs was played on the green adjoining the Bridgwater Hotel. The day was extremely hot and the bowling throughout was of a most exciting nature. In the unavoidable absence of Air A. H. Pritchard, who is very ill, the management was undertaken by Mr G. K. Salter, one of the superintendents, who gave every satisfaction to all present. The Ellesmere players included Dr. Moorhouse, Mr Thomas Davies, Mr J. Pay, Mr T. Coffin, Mr J. Pritchard, Mr T. Roberts, Mr Alhnson, Mr S. Lea, Mr Salter, Captain Lloyd, Mr Stauford, and Mr f. Povey. On the Llangollen side Mr Garner, Mr Gear, Mr Jones, Mr Richards, \Ir W. H. Davies, Mr Atwell, Mr J. Read, Mr Baker, Mr J. Clarke, Mr T. Davies, Mr Green, and Mr Jones P.rry were the players. Llangollen had much the best of it in the first games, and at the close they stood nine ahead, the Ellesmerians, however, did not like being beaten on their own ground and by a determined effort succeeded in turning the scales and coming off victors. The result of the day's bowling, in round numbers was Ellesmere, 84 Llangollen, 73 won by 11 points. After bowling, the whole of the members retired to the Bridgwater Hotel, where awaited them a cold luncheon, got up in excellent style by Mr and Mrs Wright. Mr Salter presided at the table, and the vice-president was Mr Richards, captain of the Llangollen club. LOCAL BOARD, MONDAV.—Present: Captain Cast, chairman; Mr Wright, Mr Lowe, Mr Cooke, Mr Lea; Mr W. W. Cooley, clerk, pro tent., in the absence of Mr Pritchard, who is suffering from indisposition and Mr Wyatt, of the Brownlow Office. Draining the Town.-The Chairman said that when Lord Brownlow last paid a visit to the town, h& promised to complete the large arterial sewer that was to connect the mere and the district with the river Perry, and which at the present time was only carried as far as the market-square. His lordship now intended carrying it out up to the mere, at a cost of 9200 or j6300. There would be a smaller sewer required from Charlotte-row to run into it, but that, he thought, would have to be done by the town.—Mr Cooke said he thought while this large sewer was being constructed, it would be advisable to m ike a tank for holding soft water, and Mr Wyatt, in reply to the chairman, said the suggestion was practicable.—The Chairman said the worst of it was, there was no water running out of the mere for two months out of the twelve. —Mr Lea said that El esmere was, naturally, well provided with wattr, and yet, in case of fire, t'le inhabitants were worse off than those of almost any other place. He should be glad himself, for one, to subscribe his portion, to ensure a better water-supply, and he had no doubt the expense would be willingly defrayed by the inhabitants of the town. —Mr Cooke also felt confident the public would subscribe liberally to so good an object.—Mr Wyatt said that the Smithfield was only imperfectly drained, and the sewer ought to be carried out from Charlotte-row to join the new large sewer, so as to make the drainage complete.—Mr Lea thought the board and the whole town ought to be grateful to Earl Brownlow, and they would gladly share in the expense.—Mr Wyatt observed that tiiere two cess-pools opposite the house of M. Phillips, butcher, which were a great nuisance, the stench arising from them being abomiuable. Mr Cooley said tHe worst drained part of the town was down TiAnpley.—The Surveyor laid plans of the proposed drainage on the table, and the board agreed to accept with thanks Lord Brownlow's liuenl offer, and ordered the necessary notices to he served on the owners of property to connect their respective drains with the main sewer and in the case of those who may neglect to do so, the board would do it for them and charge them with the expense. Clerk's Salary.-The Chairman said that Mr E. D. Lloyd had given notice at the last meeting that he should propose that the clerk receive JE5 a year additional salary; but, as Mr Lloyd was not present, he presumed the application would fall to the ground. The District and Highway Rates. —Mr W. W. Cooley said, in consequence of the illness of Mr A. H. Pritchard, the clerk, there had been no estimate prepared for the district and highway rates, but h(- believed there was a balance of about £80 in the bank to tile credit of the district rate, and that consequently they would be able to do with a penny less this year than last, but as they had often had to borrow from the district. rate account for highway purposes both year, he thought it would be advisable to put the penny saved on the district rate on to the highway rate and make it 51. instead of 4d.—Mr Lea moved that both the district and highway rates should be the same as last year, Is. 2d. and 4d. retipt-etively.-After some conver- s ltion on the subject, in which the Chairman, Mr Lowe, Mr Lea, and Captain Cast took part, Mr Cooke seconded Mr Lea's proposition, and a district rate of Is. 21. and a highway rate of 41. were then agreed upon. Surveyor's Accounts.-The surveyor's bill for wages amounted to £ 2 4s., which was ordered to be paid, and the proceedings then terminated. BOARD OF GUARDIANS, TUESDAY.—Present: R. G. Jebb, Esq., chairman; T. Thomas, Esq., vcj-chairman the Rev. W. Jones, Baschuruh Messrs. James Thomas, Newnes E. Edwards, C.imps; Samuel Griffiths, Overton R. Evans, Hil^htou Mill; J. Griffiths, New Hitll; J. Bateman, Haumor; W. Brewster, Middle; Mr Stant, clerk Messrs. Lea and Wiiliams, relieving officers; Mr Pritchard, raaster. The Iloifse.-Tlie Master, in reply to the Chairman, stated that the children were now in a healthy state, and the house generally in much better health. Vagrants admitted during the la ,t fortnight, 6G; corresponding fortnight last year, 106; being a decrease of nearly one-half. The Contrac or who Forgot hi, Bargai)t.-Tlie Clerk read a letter from Mr Evans, grocer, Oswestry, respecting the contract for o itmeal. He complaiued that he should have had notice of its acceptance. He did not receive any order for oat- 'tieal until the 19 It of July, and the contract was accepted on the 23rl of June.—The Chairman and b aid concurred that notice should have been iven. As contracts went so seldom oct of Eih sinere, the present notice had been omitted. Vaccination.—The Clerk read a letter respecting tiie vaccination contracts, which were approved of ny the Poor L nv Board. On the sug-erti >11 of -lr Pity, r.-gistrar of the sub-district d Ellesmere, it was resolved to print bills and placard them at he different vaccination stations, SI) that parents- might know th day aud hour the doctors at^cud^d at their stations. Colton v. Grf vice-Chairman said that at tiie lust board some unpleasantness occurred, "UlI he -u surrv the chairman was absei,t.-T)it, Chairman said that was a subject he was- going iuto, and he Ct l'binly was sorry he w s absent however, bp had read the reports in the papers, from which it appeared that Air Griffiths had, at the previous b'jurd, insulted Mr Co'ton. He had heen tlr. tiki tig ovi-r the mutter seriously, and also liad n ad curdedly the reports of the paperg, and he must say that he could not learn that Mr Griffiths had made any personal attack on Mr Cotton. Mr G.iffi.h.s had said that he had been looking over the county rates, and found that Flintshire far exceeded those of Shropshire, and explained how this oecnriL-d. Had he (Mr Jebh) thought that Mr Griffiths had made auy personal reference, he should at once have interrupted him. Heregretted to hear that Mr Cotton would not again attend the beard, for he had been a very regular attendant. He was glad to find that Mr Griffiths was present, and he hoped he would long continue to be a member of this board. The vice-Chairman and the board generally, expressed an opinion of having no recollection of any violent or harsh language having been made use of, or any personal attack being made on Mr Cotton.—The following motion was moved by Mr Brewster:—" That in the opinion of this board, nothing was said offensive to Mr Cotton, or any other member of the boaid, by Mr Griffiths, at the meeting of the 12th of July."—Mi- Thomas, The Newnes, seconded the motion, which was carried unanimously.—Mr Griffiths said: I rise to thank you, gentlemen. I hope Mr Peel will in future allow me to have an opinion, a though he is my landlord. Mr Cotton walked with me from this Union to Ellesmere, and he fully concurred with my remarks. I believe that my landlord, Mr Peel, wishes to intimidate me from bringing forward this motion with reference to the ex-officio guardians, but I give notice that I will do so this day fortnight.—The Chairman instructed the clerk to give proper notice to every guardian. I. HOLT. I INDEPENDENT OKDC-R OF ODDFELLOWS.—The annual dinner of the above club took place at the White Lion Inn, on Monday last. About 112 mem- bers sat down to an excellent dinner provided for them by the host, Mr S. Harrison. After dinner Mr Hesketh, the secretary, read the accounts, from which it appeared that the total number is 170, and the value of the club JE963. During last year the ciub had increased in value from all sources jE25, though the calls on the sick funds had been un- usually heavy, j695 having been paid out, whereas 260 is about the average. About five o'clock dancing begfcn on the green behind the house, the house, the band in attendance being that of the 1st Denbigh Rifle Volunteers, under the leadership of Mr Jones. HOLT CASTLE FESTIVAL.—This annual festival was held on Tuesday last at the Castle, under the patronage of J. Edwards. Esq., mayor of Holt, W. Rowland, Esq., mayor of Wrexham, and a number of other influential gentlemen. The band which had been engaged for the occasion was that of the First Denbighshire Rifle Volunteers, under the leadership of Mr Jones. The day was fine, and in the corn fields on the route the men were busy everywhere, a little of oats an A barley being carried, a great deal of wheat cut, and all ripe. The meadows, owing to the great want of moisture, looked more like stubble, and in some places were barnt quite black. The band reached Holt The land of the plums," a little after two, and marched playing through, headed by an old gentleman in a checked shirt, who crowed very loudly now and then, and fnllowed by all the juveniles Holt conld muster. The fair sex crowded the windows, while the matrons brought their babies to the door, to see the band which had come to play at Holt festi- val, marching along. Dinner was prepared at the Golden Lion Inn for the band, and after this had been disposed of they were despatched to Farudon, according to the usual custom, to fetch Mr Arm- strong's scholars, who, about forty in number, followed the band in military order, the route being up through the town of Holt, opposite to the Town Hall, where they went round the cress to the castle. It was then near four o'clock, and there were on the ground Mr Armstrong, his assistants and scholars, and at least four other persons be- sides three policemen. A pavilion tent was erected, at which tea and refreshments were supplied by Mr Harrison of the Golden Lion, and which was very liberally patronised darin-, the evening. As the afternoon wore on persons dropped in by ones and twos, and a little before five we actually saw three coming in at the same time, besides a crowd of the unwashed who peeped through the hedges, and wanted to come in only they could not afford the sixpence. Dancing commenced about six o'clock, and was kept up with much spirit till nearly ten. Wishing to have a view of the state of things in the town, we wended our steps that way between eight and nine o'clock. We found the place very quiet, none of the lions were rampant. The White Lion was in darkness. The Red Lion was quiet, and the Golden Lion was nearly deserted. The lion on the top of the lamp on the piilar at the Cross did not even wag his tail, while the most celebrated and redoubtable lion of all was absent in the woods or among the plum trees. Our old friend Cheap John" had pitched his tent near the Cross, but he did nothing. When we saw him he was sitting discouso :itely in his chair, his legs crossed, and his arms akimbo, while his better half was selling nuts and gingerbread at the castle. There were also at the Cross some hobby-horses and a barrel-organ, which was pretty well patronised. LLANGOLLEN. I THE GRAPES CLUB.—On Friday afternoon week, the lively strains of the Volunteer Bind proclaimed that there was some event coming off, and at one o'clock the inhabitants saw the mem- of the above society parading the town on their way to the usual place of worship, where an ap- propriate Welsh sermon was delivered. The ser- vice being over, the procession reformed and pro- ceeded to the aining room adjoining the Grapes Hotel, where a substantial dinner was provided by the respected host and hostess. POLICE COURT.-M.mday, 8th inst., before J. Pierce, Esq.-Food for a Cat-o'-nine-tails.-Geo. Anderson and George Rogers, described as vagrants, were charged with breaking the plate- glass window of Mr Robert Hughes, watchmaker, Castle-street, and stealing two watches and a chain. Robert Hnghes deposed that he was a watch- maker and jeweller. He saw the prisoners at about a quarter-nast seven on Saturday last; they were gaiug up the street; soon after they both re- turned, and just then he heard a crash and clatter at the window. Anderson had his hand through the biokeii pane, and took out two watches at least-ht, mav have taken more. Someone else was at the same time beating the other pane with a stick. The glass broken was worth about £5.. The watches produced were his—one was worth Y,2 and the other 25s. He received the watch with a long chain from William Humphreys. He never saw the prisoners before. William Humphrey, being sworn, said he was brewer, work- ing at Mr Tanqueray's. He saw Anderson break- ing Mr Hughes's wiudow with a stick, on Saturday last, and both prisoners put in their hands to get watches. He took the watch from Rogers. Anderson would not deliver it up. He gave the prisoners in charge of John Jones, a fellow-work- man, who was with him. Several people gathered round.—John Jones, a brewer, at Penybryu Brewery, corroborated the above evidence.-P.C. Powell said that he was informed of the attempt to break into the shop on Saturday night, and took hoth the prisoners into custody. While searching Anderson he observed him slip a watch through his trousers and put his foot upon it. Anderson said he did it on purpose, aa he wanted seven years' imprisonment. He had just been released from prison, having stolen watches in London. Rogers declared that he wanted "ten years." He ha'l recently been discharged from Shrewsbury gaol, where he was confined for tearing his clothes -it the worklio nse. -Rogers was clad in a sack- cloth coat. In reply to the clerk he said, I want to have the thick of it and to ten the truth I came from Glasgow gaol last May. I did this just to get in gaol." The other prisoner declared that he did it to get penal servitude, as he would be better in gaol than he then was. Both pri- soners were committed to take their trial at the next quarter sessions. COUNTY COURT, THURsnAY.—Before R. V. Williams, E- q., judge. There were tnirty-five original plaints and three judgment summonses. Williams v. Robe)-ts.-Thomas Williams, mason, sued Edward Roberta, builder, for R7 19" 6d, due. for wages, at the rate of 5s per diem, while working at Aberyst-.vith, Pennel, Llanderfil, &j.—Mr Clias. Richards, appeared for plaintiff, aud Mr John Jones, Wrexham, for defendant.—The defence was that 5.s a day was much more than the man was entitled ti).-Ordercd that the case be referred to Mr Morris Roberts, builder anl contractor, Llan- gollen. THE FIUKZELAND CASE.-A ROW AMONGST THE LAWYERS. This was a case adjourned from last court.—Mr Llewelyn Adams, Ruthin, appeared for R. Hughes and his wife, the owners of the eqnity of rt-(IviiipT ioii of a small farm entitled Friezeland Marcus Louis, of Ruthin, appeared for the mort- gagees, or rathi-r for the trustees (viz., Mr White, Corwen, and Mrs S. Pughe, Llangollen) of the mortgagee infauts, and also for Mr Charles Richards, solicit: r, who had acted for both parties previous to the initiating of proceedings. This I was an equity case, in which Mr Adams sought to set aside a sale (ffectecl by Mr Charles Richards on behalf of the mortgagees en the ground that. Mr Richards was not authorised. Mr Adams, in opening the case, said the ques- tion would be whether the defendants were justified in the course of proceedings they had ado pted. They hail refused to accept a tender 0-1 the mortgagee made by the mortgagor, and had old the land on the ground that an authority given to the auctioneer to sell in a sale, enabled him to authorise another person to sell. The plaintiff objected naturally, that the authority extended no further than the public sale. The Judge said it seemed that the case was ad- journed on account of the absence of the auc- tioneer. Where was he ? Mr Louis said he was in court. Affidavits had been filed, and he had sent copies to Mr Adams and to the court some time ago. Mr Adams said the judge had no right to look at the affidavits. 0 The Judge concurred that proceedings in the equity cases must be conducted as in common law, by oral evidence. Mr Adams said that it would be for the judge to say whether the defendants were justified in re- fusing the money when tendered. There bad been a great misunderstanding between the parties and Mr Richards. 0 Mr Richards, solicitor, said that this was wrong. The clients of Mr Adams had called with him several times since Mr Adams had commenced proceedings. He was engaged for the trustees as well. Mr Adams said that Mr White, one of the trustees, would deny that. Mr Marcus Louis asked him could Mr Adams pretend to know what his client was going to say ? Mr Adams He is not your client.. Mr Louis: You have been communicating with my client behind my back. The court will, I am sure, not approve of that. Mr Adams's clients were simply endeavouring to get rid of the mortgage without becoming liable to the evils entailed by Mr Charles Richards in getting up conveyances, &c. Mr W. Owen, sworn, said I am an auctioneer. I was confined to my bed at last court. A woman—Richard Hughes's wife-now rushed forward to the table passing by the crowd of bye- standers, calling out It's no use fur you to say that Mr Owen—you were not-you were- The Judge Take that woman out of court. A scene ensued. The police endeavouring to remove her, and she screeching out. Examination continued Mr Edwards came with the plaintiffs and asked me for what I would sell the property at Friezeland. The Judge Yon can admit the woman now. Mr Adams She is Elizabeth Hughes, the plain- tiff, and is exceedingly excited. I think she had better not be admitted. The Jtidae (vehemently) There hag been too much snapping between you two gentlemen. I must try to stop it. (Terrible silence). Mr Adams and Mr Louis (at once) I am very glad of it your honour. The Judge; I won't stand it any longer. Mr Louis: I wish you could stop gentlemen go- ing to other people's clients. Examination continued They instructed me to go to Mr Richards. Nothing was said aboat con- ditions of sale, that is not an auctioneer's but a lawyer's business. The four pounds mentioned in the agreement was to pay for printing, advertising, and selling. There was something unpleasant that occourred at the sale. Robert Hughes fought someoody and there was a row. JB130 was the highest bid. The property was not bought in. I stopped the sale by saying that we should treat with any anxious to buy the land by private treaty between then and the Saturday. Persons desirous of baying should come either to me or Mr C. Richards. I am not sure that Robert Hughes and his wife were present when I called out so, there was too great a tumult for me to know that. I lent Robert Hughes and his wife some money. Richard Jones came and purchased the property by private treaty from Mr Richards, and signed the sale of it. He did not come to me because it was generally known that I had said at the sale he could treat with me or the solicitor, The Judge: I cannot say that what you said in the sale-room, when there was too great a tumult to carry on the sale, was an authority to Mr Richards. Cross-examination continued: I saw Mr R. Jones three or four days after the sale, and he told me he had bought the property. He never spoke to me about buying or abo(,t the price. I did not send to tell the vendors I had sold the property. I did not see any cause of telling him. The Judge What not see cause for telling these poor people that you had sold their all! Cross-examination I thought the price a good one. I went to Mr Richards's office, I think, the day following the conversation. I had authorised Mr Richards to sell in the words spoken in the sale. The Judge: You had no right whatever to authorise anybody to sell. Cross-examination continued I did not receive the E17 purchase money. After signing the con- tract, I did not send to the vendors. I, myself, never told them I had signed it. I think Mr Richards did. I lent them money. It was five shillings. (Laughter). Robert White re-called, examined by Mr Adams Mr Richards is not employed as my attorney. Mr Louis asked me should he act for me as well as for Mr Richards. I said I did not want an attorney. I only wanted the money. Mr Louis: Did you come to Llangollen and meet me at Mr Pughe's. Mr White I come on business to the town. I had a letter from Mr Pnghe, who said he wanted to employ Mr Louis to recover the deeds from Mr Richards. I never paid Mr Louis a penny. The Judge: You cannot appear for him after that, Mr Louis. Mr White I don't look at him as appointed by me. Mr Adams: I asked the question because Mr Louis said I was communicating with other ueople's clients.. The Judge to Mr White; Do yeu now authorise Mr Louis to act for you as your agent. Mr White: I merely want the money. The Judge: Is Mr Louis your agent; yes or no. Mr White shook his head. Mr Louis Did you not speak to me at Corwen in going to the station, and consult me about this matter. Mr White Yes I came to you and mentioned the matter. The Judge An attorney is not usually employed in a matter like this by meeting a man in the street. Who instructed you ? AT T -1 ^r Tin. -1 a TV i mr u -)uis, exciiea jar vynne ana iur iragae. I met him at Cwrwen, and here is a letter he wrote. It is a very i-iuns aal proceeding for the j adge to ask my authority for appearing. The Judge I am driven to it. Your own client said he does not employ you at all. Mr Louis Yoa had no direct answer. Judge He shook his head ponderously. Mr White Mr Lawis told me that day on the road that he would write the next week. I never heard from him. Mr Lewis: Did not yon ask me. Mr White No, indeed. I got away as soon as I could. The money was offered me by Mr Adams. I could not take it, for the deeds were with Mr Richards. I would have been very glad to take it. Mr Louis: Who took the deeds to Mr Richards. Mr White Mr Pughe did. The Judge to Mr Louis: I want to know whether Mr Richards alope has authorised you, who first employed you ? Mr Louis Mr Richards first employed me. The Judge to Mr Mr White Did you authorise Mr Richards to employ Mr Louis. Mr White No, your Honour. The Judge I cannot allow you, Mr Louis, to appear for this man. Mr Louis: Then I appear for Mr PnOcr be, the other trustee. Mr Adams: Then Mr White appears for himself. I ask him as defendant will he accept the money ? Mr White: I shall be glad to got the money. A good deal of wrangliug again ensued. Richard Hughes was ultimately called. He said he had engaged Mr Owen. He was infermed in the street by somebody that his property, had been sold by the mortgagee. He went to Mr Itichards's through the back door. Mr Richards said he had evsry authority to sell the place. Nothing else took place, but Mr Richards said he was deterEcined to sell it. He was again asked to go to Mr Richards -by Mr Pugh, one ol he trustees, in order to get the money. He wont to Mr Richards's office, but Mr White had net come to town to sign. Mr Richards said he had evary authority to sell the property, aud that he would not stop iS he told him.—Cross-examined: I did not know, that the land was sold for £ 17.0. I did not go to Mr I did not go to Mr Richards's office to get the money, bui to try to stop the trustees selling the land. I did not approve of Richard Jones's sale, nor did I tell Mr Richards that I wanted the land sold as I was goiug to America. The Judge observed that thera were certainly I works of supererogation in a county justice as well as in matters of faith. He wonld ask Hughes did he authorise Mr Richards to prepare a con- veyance ? R. Hughes: No, I never authorized him. Mr Richards I never said he did. It is not in my evidence. The Judge: I shall read your evidence then. They instructed me to have a conveyance." Mr Richards said it was not meant that the mortgagees did that. A conveyance was the business of the purchaser. The Judge said he had come to the conclusion that the parties did authorise the sale. He did not think the case would reflect any credit on the profession. It should not have come before him at all. Mr Louis: The fight is entirely between Mr Adams and Mr Richards. The proceedings were initiated without any necessity. The Judge I think this business has not been done in a business-like way for a professional office. Mr Adams said he would ask for a decree that the plaintiffs' should pay the costs up to the date of the tender. It was arranged after much sparring that the defendants' would influence the purchaser to let go his hold on the property. Mr Richards said the case was one of the most trumpery ever brought to court. Mr Adams knew he had done wrong, for after he had written to the tiustee White, he sent a copy of the letter in three days to him. Why not send the letter at once. A melfie ensued respecting this letter, the end of which was that the judge exonerated Mr Adams on this point. It was ultimately agreed that the plaintiffs should pay costs up to tue date of the tender, and that each party should pay the costs of this suit. Mr Richards said the costs would be more than the value of the land a good deal. The Judge said that he hoped the two gentle- men at Ruthin would not squabble again like children in that way.





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