A PECULIAR DISPUTE WITH A SOLICITOR. At the County Court, on Friday, his Honour Sir Horation Lloyd was called upon to decide an unusual kind of case. Mr. Oldfield, coal merchant, Rhyl, sued Messrs. Gamlin and Williams, solicitors of that town, for the recovery of 8s. 9d. for half a ton of coal supplied to their office. The solicitors fought the case on principle, and set up a counter-claim for 6s. 3d. as commission on the recovery of £6 4s. 7d. on behalf of the plaintiff, and they also pleaded tender as a special de. fence. The whole case turned on the point as to whether a solicitor was entitled to charge commission for collecting a debt. The solicitors admitted that they had had the coal, and Mr. F. J. Gamliu, the senior partner, said that Mr. Oldfield called at his office, and gave instructions for a letter to be written to a company owing him f6 4s. 7d. The letter was sent, but the company paid toe money direct to the plaintiff, whereupon the solicitors, instead of charging Mr. Oldfield 6s. 8d. for attendance and advice and 3s. 6d. for writing the letter, charged him 5 per cent. on the amount recover- ed, that being the recognised rate of the dis trict. Plaintiff declined to agree to that, and refused to accept 2s. 6d. in settlement of his coal claim of 8s. 9d. Plaintiff argued that he was only entitled to pay the solicitors 3a. 6d. for writing the letter, the same as he had paid to others. He only asked for 'a lawyer's letter' to be sent to frighten the people. Mr. J. Pierce Lewis and Mr. Bromley, solici- tors practising at Rhyl, said it was the custom to charge 5 per cent. on debts over £ 2. His Honour found for Messrs. Gamlin and Williams on all points, but allowed plaintiff one attendance allowance in consequence of an adjournment.
PETTY SESSIONS. Tuesday before Messrs J. T. Strachan, R. M. Hugh Jones, T. Morgan Owen, and J. H. Ellis. LICENSE TRANSFER. The license of the Crescent Hotel, Rhyl, was transferred from Mr. Warburton, to Mr. Harry Norbury. CHEATING THE RAILWAY COMPANY. Daniel Patrick, a boot a shoe dealer, of Sandbach, Cheshire, was charged by Detective Inspector Weaver, with travelling from Aber to Rhyl, on the 24th of November, without paying his fare, and with intent to defraud the London and North Western Railway Com- pany- Mr. Fenna, solicitor to the company, said that defendant was observed taking a ticket at Bangor, on the 24th of November, to Aber. It was suspected that defendant did not intend to alight at Aber, and the attention of the guard of the train was directed to him. The guard kept his eye on the defendant who did not get out at Aber or Rhyl, but went on to Chester. At Flint t'ie tickets were examined, and defendant produced the return half of a tourist ticket from Sandbach to Corwen. That ticket would be in order from Rhyl to Sandbach, but he had travelled from Aber to* Rhyl without paying ac all. He (Mr. Fenna), had no hesitation in saying this was a deliber- ate attempt at a bare-faced fraud. It was the man's intention to evade payment, and he took a short distance ticket to get out of Bangor. Evidence having been given in support of the opening statement of the advocate, Defendant admitted travelling as stated but had no intention of defrauding. He intended getting out at Aber, but changed his mind, and went on, offering to pay the fare from Aber to Rhyl, at Crewe. The offence was considered i roved, and a fine of 10s. and £1 16s. 6d. costs was imposed. NEGLECTING CHILDREN. Kenza Taylor, and Jane Taylor, travelling gipsies, failed to appear in response to a sum. mons issued at the instance of Inspector Jones, of Denbigh, charging them with neglecting their children, and a warrant was issued for their apprehension. CRUELTY TO A HORSE. Richard Owen, High street, Rhyl, a butcher's assistant, was charged by Inspector Harberd, of the prevention of Cruelty to Animals, with cruelly ill-treating a horse by using it in an unfit state. The Prosecutor stated that about a quarter to eleven oa the morning of the 4th inst., he, saw the defendant in charge of a bay gelding attached to a two wheeled butchers care, Observing that the animal travelled very uneasily, he stopped it, and upon examining it found a raw wet wound about 2 inches long, and an inch and a half wide under the collar. The surrounding parts were swollen and inflamed. and painful to the touch. The collar pressed on the wound, and no attempt had been made to ease the collar When spoken to defend- ant said the horse had been out to grass for some weeks, and had only been working for two or three days. In his opinion it was cruel to work the horse in the st^te it was in. j Inspector Pearson corroborated. j The defendant admitted all that was said, but stated that the horse was all right when it was taken out at seven o'clock in the morning, and the wound must have been caused while the animal was at work. Inspector Harberd replied that that would be impossible. The wound was a chafe, and it must have taken some time to cause it. A fine of 5s. and 9s. cost was imposed. DEFAULTING RATEPAYERS. A large number of summonses against rate- payers, who had neglected to pay the general district rate, were disposed of, and orders made.
LLANARMON. THE MONUMENT TO THE LATE MR. JOHN PARRY. We understand that the monumenc erected over the grave of the late Mr. John Parry, Llanarmon, of tithe-war fame, has been com- pleted. The monument was subscribed for by Welshmen and others who admired the late Mr. Parry. At first it was intended to present Mr. Parry with a testimonial, but his lamented death prevented the accomplishment of that object, and the money so subscribed, and addi- tional sums afterwards given, have been utilised in placing upon his grave this most handsome monument. The unveiling ceremcny will take place dur. ing Easter week.
MORE TROUBLE IN UGANDA BRITISH OFFICERS AND SEVEN MEN KILLED. TREACHERY OF THE NATIVES. The Press Association is officially informed that the Foreign Office has received by telegram from Zanzibar the sad intelligence of the mur- der, on the 26th November last, of Captain Kirkpatrick and seven men at Nakwai, two days' march west of Bukora, a place lying east- ward of Bulpleh. When a despatch from Major Mcadonald on Lhe subject reached her Majesty's Commisioner in Uganda on the 17th ult., it appeared that Captain Kirkpatrick and a small party had left the main column for surveying purposes. They were received in a friendly manner by the natives, who, however, after successfully separating the officer from his men and the men from each other, treacherously murdered them. Major Macdonald was proceeding at once with a force to relieve the camp and punish the natives.
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URBAN DISTRICT COUNCIL. The monthly meeting of this Council was held on Monday, under the presidency of Mr. J. R. Ellis, J.P. (Chairman). There were also present Messrs. Robert Jones (Vice-chair- man), A. L. Clews, P. Mostyn Williams, David Griffiths, E. P. Jones. Joseph Williams (Gas), S. J. Greenhalgh, Amos Maltby, Joseph A. Williams, W. Elwy Williams, Capt. Keatinge, Dr. Prichard, Messrs. A. Rowlands (Clerk), R. Hughes (Surveyor), R. J. Hughes (Sanitary In- spector), L. G. Hall (Gas and Water Manager), and Dr. Eyton Lloyd (Medical Officer of Health). SEASONABLE COMPLIMENTS. The Chairman, before proceeding with the agenda, wished the members, the officials, and the representatives of the press, a happy and prosperous new year. He congratulated the Council on the work done during the past year. The extension of the West Parade had been most satisfactorily carried out under the super- intendence of the Town Surveyor. This exten- sion would open out a large tract of land for developing into building land, which would add to the ratable value of the town. The coast defences on the East Parade had also been car- ried out by the Surveyor in the most satis- factory manner, and had well withstood the pressure of the recent heavy storm. The pur- chase of the Bodfor site was also a very satis- factory undertaking, and the Council had re- ceived a sum very little short of the purchase money for the ground sold after what was re- quired for widening the street, had been taken away. He hoped that the new year would be a prosperous one. They had gone in for powers to provide electric light, and he hoped that they would not transfer their rights to any other body. If they did not illuminate the business part of the town with electricity, he hoped they would go in for lighting the pro menade with electric light. Their promenade at present was very attractive, but if lighted with electricity its picturesqueness would be enhanced. Some members of the Council were in favour of asliphalting the promenade roads, and he favoured the idea, believing it would be a great improvement, and would not cost much more than those roads did under the present system. Then it was intended to go in for a refuse destructor. All towns of any note now employed those things, and in some of the neighbouring towns he believed that the power employed to generate electric light was also used to drive the refu3e destructor. If the members of this Council would care to go to Llandudno to see how it was worked there, he would be very glad to entertain them. He further suggested more crossings in the town, and hoped that the Surveyor might be in- structed to make two or three asbphalt cross- ings as an experiment. Mr. Mostyn Williams responded on behalf of the Council, and reciprocated the good wishes of the Chairman. Qn the motion of Mr. Greenhalgh, seconded by Mr. J. A. Williams, a vote of thanks was passed to the Chairman for the way in which he had entertained the Council at the recent banquet. DRIFT SAND. The Surveyor reported that 360 loads of drift sand had been cartel away from the streets and promenades. MAIN ROADS. The Road Committee reported that a Sub. committee appeared before the Main Road Sub-committee of the County Council as a de- putation in support of the application to have Wellington Road and Grange Road mained. The deputation were courteously received and heard. The points mostly contended for were (1) the large use made of the roads for various kind of traflic by persons from outside the dis- trict of Rhyl, as thoroughfares to the Railway Station and otherwise; and (2) the heavy con- tributions of Rhyl to the County Fund for all purposes, and in respect of main roads alone about £ 1,100 a year receiving only about £ 62 in return, on an average for Vale Road as a main road Mr, Keatinge expressed thanks to the mem: bers of Rhyl district on the County Council for their support, and promise of consideration of the application. Mr. Elwy Williams remarked that the Com- mittee they appeared before was only a Sub- committee and would have to report to the Main Road Committee. As a member of the Sub-committee he did not think it was any breach of confidence to say that the Committee suggested maining Wellington Road from Foryd Bridge to the Catholic Chapel. He thought it would be very foolish to cut off at that point. They were fully entitled to have the road mained all the way to the station. He suggested that an application be made to the County Council Main Road Committee for this Council to be heard again before them. The Ciark was directed to communicate with the Clerk of the Couuty Council to ask if a de. putation would be received again. COST OF INSTALLATION OF ELECTRIC LIGHT. x The General Purposes Committee reported that the estimated cost of installing the electric light in Rhyl has been fixed at £ 10,000, and that amount was recommended to be inserted in the provisional order. Mr. Mostyn Williams moved that the amount be reduced from f,10,000 to 95,000. The Clerk said it was too late, as the amount had to be fixed before the 21st of December.! Mr. Mostyn Williams said they had blun- dered from the commencement in this matter. They were at first told that they were not bound to supply electric light to anyone de- manding it within the compulsory area. But it now turned out that they were bound to do so, and consequently they did not know to what expenditure they were liable. He thought an expenditure of 1:5,000 would be quite suffici- ent, believing that for the present they should confine their operations to the electric lighting of the Promenade only. He also thought that they had made a mistake in not combining the question of providing a refuse destructor with" the elec$ric light and carrying both projects out simultaneously. 0 SCHOOL ATTENDANCE. The Clerk submitted correspondence with the Education Department, and others, giving information as to the appointment, duties, and responsibilities of a school attendance commit- tee, and having considered the question gener- ally the Committee recommended that no Ifur- ther action be taken in the matter by the Coun- cil at present. They were satisfied that the proposed change, viz., to transfer the duties of the school attendance authority from the Committee of the St. Asaph Union to the Rhyl Council—would increase the cost. Mr. A. L. Clews moved that the matter be referred back to the General Purposes Com- mittee. Captain Keatinge seconded. Mr. J. S. Greenhalgh said that after giving the matter full consideration tliey decided to leave well alone. He thought if the clergymen, ministers, and laymen connected with the differ- ent churches in the town did their duty a little better there would not be so much ground for complaint. On a vote being taken, the amendment was carried by eleven votes to three. FINANCIAL STATE OF THE TOWN. Mr. Mostyn Williams, on moving the con- firmation of the minutes of the Finance Com- mittee, said that most of the Committees hadNriras far kept well within their estimates, and their position in the bank was in reality f800 better than it was this time last year. BETTER POLICE SUPERVISION ASKED FOR. Mr. Maltby, in accordance with notice, moved, I Thatithe County Council be petitioned for better police supervision or protection in Vale Road and the surrounding neighbourhood.' After discussion, it was resolved to com- municate with the Chief Constable.
could not get any information with regard to his name. Sergeant McWalter stated that he went to the railway station on Wednesday night, about a quarter to eleven. He found the man, whose body the jury had seen, lying on the seat in the gentlemen's waiting room, and he suggested that the man should be made more comfortable. Some cushions were brought, and the man placed to lie on them on the ground. In a short time after being placed on the cushions, the man died. After death, the body was searched, but nothing beyond a third class ticket and a halfpenny was found. There were no marks on the clothing that would lead to identification. Inspector Pearson spoke of the steps taken to endeavour to identify the man, but they had failed. Dr. T. H. Summerhill testified to making a post mortem examination on the body. He first stated that he was called to the station on Wednesday night, and found the deceased lying on some cushions, and dead, death having taken place about four or five minutes before he got there He made a post mortem exami nation on the body that morning It was that of a man apparently between 45 and 5D years of age, and about 5ft. 7in. tall. He was of dark complexion, dark hair, whiskers and moustaches tinged with grey. The body was well nourish- ed. There were no external marks of injury or identity. On opening the skull, he found the membrane covering the brain, slightly conges- ted, and a little blood between the membrane and the skull-cap. The other portions of the brain were healthy, and the base of the skull was sound. The spinal cord was healthy. On opening the body, the organs were found healthy. The stomach was almost empty, and contained an ounce of liquid and one currant; and the walls of the stomach were slightly con gested. From all he had observed, he was of opinioq that death was one of syncope. Replying to the coroner, the doctor said that probably syncope had been brought about by the sickness the man had suffered. In his opin- ion, the man was practically starving, as he had been probably without food for about 48 hours; and had taken too much to drink possibly. It did not appear that tije man was a heavy drink- er. and a glass or two of whisky on an empty stomach would make him sick. If poison had been taken, he would have expected to see more inflammation. He knew of no irritant poison that would not have left its effects behind. If he had taken a meat pie or brawn that was not quite sound, after a long fast, that might cause the vomiting. He did not observe any smell of drink nor of peppermint about the man. The Coroner remarked that this was all the -evidence, he proposed to call, and suggested that the inquiry be adjourned for a week to enable the police to make further inquiries. Probably the publication of the facts might lead to the identification of the man. The jury unanimously agreed, and the in- quest was adjourned for a week.