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TINPLATES IN MEXiCO. BRITON FERRY LAWSUIT. QUESTION OVER A. CONCESSION. On M.onday, in the King's Bench Dmsio-n, Mr Justice Rowlatt herd the case of Abbott a.nd others v. Thomas and others. 'Mr. Bromley Ea.mes appeared for the plaintiffs, n.nd Mr. Leslie Scott, K.C., and Mr. Arthur Cross for the defendants. This was an acTi.)n on the paJ.'b of plain- tiffs seekirn; to obtain a part of th results of a, judgment obtained by defendants in respect to certain concessions in Mexico ob- tained by Mr. Thomas, who lives at Briton Ferry. The plajntifts are Mr. William Abbott, Mr. John Aitkin, and Mr. Frajicis H. Rogers, ajid the defendants are Mr. Isaac Thomas, Mr. J. D. Hughes, Mr. E. L. B'ennett. and the Anglo-Mexican Commerce Company. Ltd. Plaintiff);' case wa.s that in March, 1906, Mr. Aitkin adverbispd for persons destjws of nnancing tin and copper;mines in Mexico. DpfefMJ.a.nt Thomas replied and said he h-act obtained conoa&sions from the Mexican Gov- <!nm&nt for the making of tinpla-tes and gal- vani&ed iron, and persuaded Aitkin to take an interest in the matter. Shortly after this the other plaintiffs were introduced to the defendant, who promised if they would jom him ho would give them one third of the I profits made from the concession. Eventu- aHy Jit'gation ensued between defendants, 'L'homAs atlid Hn..ghes and Bennett, a.nd as the result of a judgment defendant Hennett waa oldered to pay .E500 to Thcma, and defendants H'ughfs and B<'nnett were or- dered to procure for Thomas 2,250 shares in the. Angifo-Mexica-n Company. PJaintiffs nuw s.w.d the defend&nts, claiming two-fifth6 of the money a.nd sh.<r<i in queht.ion. fenda.nt Thoinas dcim:d that lie agreed to give the plamtins any pronts in the com- pany dnd denied liability for the clanrt. Tiic <asa was adjourned.

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