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The Cycling World.




BARRY COUNTY COURT. Ninety-four plaints were entered for hearing at the monthly sitting of Barry County Court on Tuesday last, the uncontested cases being dealt with by the Registrar, Mr A. Jackson. HOW THEY DO THINGS IN BIRMINGHAM. A number of judgment summonses having been disposed of, his Honour Judge Owen heard the case of Giddings, Hill and Company, Birmingham, against Alfred Brown, painter. Barry, claim for £ 32 3s 3d for goods supplied.—Defendant pleaded poverty, and said he was out of work all last winter. He ordered £ 10 worth of goods of the plaintiffs and he paid them £ 8, and they stopped credit.-The Judge That is how they do things in Birmingham. If you dealt with Cardiff or Barry people their treatment of you might have been different. You must pay 10s per month and costs. HAD NOT PAID FOR HIS RENT William Syms, Barry-road, Cadoxton, who was represented by Mj- Morgan Davies (Messrs Hughes and Davies, solicitors, Cardiff), obtained an order order for 4s per month against George W. Coles, painter, with respect to an account for 18s lOd arrears of rent. I CANNOT CALL YOU FRED. Frederick Harrison answered to a summons claiming from him 13s for butcher's meat supplied by John Richards, Barry Docks.-His Honour (to defendant) What is your name ?—Defendant Fred Harrison.-The Judge Fred or Frederick ? —Defendant: Frederick.-The Judge: Why did you not say so ? I am not on sufficient terms of friendship with you to call you Fred. (Laughter). -The claim was investigated, his Honour remark- ing that most of the account was for beef, but on one occasion defendant had a fancy for veal.—To pay in a month. THE TRAVELLING DRAPER FORGOT HIS BOOK. C. Collins is a travelling draper, and he sued George Smith for 40s for a suit of clothes.— Defendant's wife appeared and denied the liability. —His Honour (to plaintiff) Where is your book ? I forgot it until after I left home this morning.— The Judge: You ought to have got up earlier. You must know you ought to have produced your book. I will adjourn the case for a month, and you, Mrs Smith (who by this time was growing eloquently talkative), you may keep your loquacity for your husband, but you may see that you get yourexpenses for coming here to-day. That will be more than you would have earned at home, WOULD NOT PAY FOR THE STAFF OF LIFE. Mr Frank Maisey, baker, had three cases against customers for non-payment of account for bread supplied. Mrs Cartwright and Mrs Bright denied the debt, and in the former case his Honour ordered particulars to be produced in the latter I an order was made. WE ARE ALL LABOURERS MORE OR LESS. What is your husband ? asked his Honour to the wife of Harry Newport, of Cadoxton, who owed Mr Maisey 25s lOd for bread supplied.-Mrs Newport: A labourer, sir,—The Judge What sort of labourer? We are all labourers, more or less.—Mrs Newport A labourer at the dock.-His Honour 0, 4s per month. A WIFE'S SEPARATE ESTATE. Agnes May denied that she had a separate estate, and was not, therefore, liable for jg.2 6s 3d claimed against her by John Rees, hay merchant, for goods supplied, but on being pressed by the Judge she admitted she had a horse and cart in her own name.—An order was made. THE FOND MOTHER OF THREE BABIES. Dr Sixsmith sued John Davies for £ 3 lis 6d for medical attendance on his. wife. The latter appeared, and denied that she owed more than £ 1 19s,6d "according to the price of medicine." She had been medically attended at childbirth.- His Honour How many babies have you had ?- Mrs Davies: Three, your Hononr.-The Judge Only three. (Laughter). — Mrs Davies: In the bill is an item for 5s for attending my grandfather. I That had nothing to do with me.—His Honour No, your grandfather did not have a baby, did he ? (Laughter). You must pay the bill, less 5s for attendance on the grandfather.—Mrs Davies left the court declaring she would never pay. THE RATE vOlt BAY, Langley and Company, Penarth, v. William Thomas, coal merchant, Dinas Powis, for A4 5s for hay supplied. Defendant paid £ 2 10s into court. but objected to paying any more, as it was too high a rate for hay.—His Honour There is no rate for hay fortunately. It is dear enough as it is, and some of us will know it by and bye to our cost.—Order for 35s.





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