Hide Articles List

19 articles on this Page

^foMJOjRTUNE,1

11l'. ) XXVII.—"KIND IS…

DOMLGRANT.

----- --._--------._-----THE…

News
Cite
Share

THE CLUB QUESTION. EXTRAORDINARY CASE AT SWANSEA. At the county petty-sessions, Swansea, on Saturdayâbefore Mr Trevilian Jenkin, Mr T. A. Marten, and Dr. Ihll-J vIm Da vies, the steward of a so-called club at Loughor, was sum- moned for selling beer without a license on three separate days, namely, the 27th of May and the 3rd and 10th June. Mr Webb, from the ofhee of Mr H. D. Wood- ward, defended. The evidence of the police was to the effect that on the dates namedâSundaysâmen visited a house kept by the defendant at Loughor, and obtaiaed beer which they carried away with them. Upon being spoken to by the police on the sub- ject, the defendant represented that his house was a club, but as he failed to produce any books showing the house to be of that character, he was summoned. Mr Webb, in addressing t.he court, contended that the club was legally constituted, and handed in a list of members, .'swell as a book of the rules. He then called John Davies, the steward, whose evidence was given through the medium of an interpreter. Witness said that a committee elected the mem- bers, and that he bought, the beer for their con- sumption. The subscriptions when paid were marked upon the slate. (Laughter.) The club, he added, was net properly open yet. He thought that a club was not properly open till the Go- vernment gave permission to sell the drink. (Re- newed laughter.) The members were now paying subscriptions to make an opening. When a mem- ber gave him 6d, he let him have four pints of beer. (More laughter.) Mr T. Jenkin: Therefore the subscription is really a payment for the beer? Witness: Yes. The Clerk Have you a reading-room ?âYes. And a library ?âYes. And a billiard-room ?âIt is not done quite. A bowling-alley ?âYes, if we can finish it. (Laughter.) And a gymnasium?âPlentyâany amount of it. (Loud laughter.) Mr Webb The club has only been opened a short timeâhow much money has been received ? Witness About 358 or B2. How many barrels of beer have you had in ?âI cannot say exactlyâabout three or four nine-gal- lon casks. In answer to other questions, witness said I that he always received money from members before he purchased the beer. He was under- stood to mean that he first obtained their sub- scriptions and bought the beer when they reached sufficient in the aggregate, after which the mem- bers received so much beer as their payments represented. Upon the bench returning into court after a brief retirement, Mr Jenkin said that the defence set up to the effect that the house was a club was the most untenable defence that had ever come before the bench. The magistrittes tIwnght the cases proved, and fined defendant £5 in each case, with costs.

------THE MANSEL ESTATES.

-----------jTHE NOHTii WALES…

Y GOLOFN GYM11EIG .

e AT EIN GOHEBWYR. *

. CYNGHOR I FERCHED IEUAINGC.

ENGLYNION

Y PEIRIANT GWAIR.

YR IAITH GYMRAEG.

JACOB YN BKTHEL,

LLONGYFARCHIAD

--.-TANBELENIAD ALEXANDRIA,

THE CHILDREN'S HOUR

__---"-----_-THE FATAL ACCIDENT…

-------------"--THE SWANSEA…

[No title]