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INFRINGING THE SUNDAY CLOSING…

ANOTHER CASE FROM PONTLYFNI.

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ANOTHER CASE FROM PONTLYFNI. The business of the court also included the hearing of two charges against Robert John Williams, landlord of the Boar's Head Inn, Pont Lyfni,who was summoned for Sunday trading and for supplying drink to a police constable on duty. Deputy Chief Constable Prothero prosecuted, and Mr J. A. Hughes defended. It appeared that on the 14th inst, severri persons from Groeslon walked a number of miles around Llandwrog, and were supplied with drink at the Boar's Head Inn and at the Prince of Wales Inn, Pen-y-groes. At the former place they treated a police constable to a pint of besr. The men were fined on the previous Saturday for being on licensed premises during prohibited hoars, and the land- lord of the Prince of Wales Inn was als. mulcted in a penalty for supplying there. Sergeant Lewis Williams proved that the servant of the Boar's Head had admitted that she knew the pint cf beer called for by one of the men was for the constable. Mr Huahes contended that the men having traversed beyond the radius of three miles had constituted themselves boni fide travellers within the meaning of the act. With respect to the charge of supplying the constable, beer was ordered by one of the men, who said they came from Carnarvon, and the defendant had no knowledge that it was for the constable. Deputy Chief Constable Prothero said that whether the stipulated area had been traversed or not, the men left their homes for the purpose of getting driik, and were therefore not hona fide travellers. Sir Llewelyn Turner: Is it usual for the police to examine defendants and gets admissions from them ? It appears to me to be very contrary to the spirit of the law if it should be so. Mr Prothero It is not the practice to do so, but on the present occasion the police sergeant simply went to the defendant's house to ascertain under wh it circumstances the constable was supplier with drink. The bench fined the defendant 20s and costs for trading on Sunday, but dismissed tho other summons. The defendant ought, before selling drink on Sunday, to carefully ascertain whether his customers were botlafide travellers. Mr Hughes: It is important that the public should know what their privileges are under the new licensing act. I myself take a walk on Sun- days, and ifâ Sir Llewelyn Turner: But, Mr Hughes, if you take the walk for the porpose of getting drink. I am afraid that we shall have to fine you too (laughter). Mr Hughes âNo, no: I take a Sunday walk for constitutional purposes (laughter). Captain Wynn Griffith said that the bench de- sired it to be generally knewn that to make a certain circuit of three runes on Sundays for the purpose of getting drink could not be an excuse for persons to constitute themselves bonajide truvel- lers, and the magistrates would not consider them as such. Defendant was fined Xi anI costs, the charge of supplying drink to the constable being dis- missed.

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