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THREE MILE ACT.

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THREE MILE ACT. Test Case from the Mumbles. Before the Swansea, county magistrates on Wednesday, Henry Hill, butcher, was sum- moned for having been in the West Cross Hotel, Mumbles, during illegal hours on Sun- 'day, March 6th. Mr. Slater prosecuted; Mr. Ly-on defended. Mr. Slater said if it were proved that tine m m had drink at the end of his journey, then he was not a bona, fide traveller. lie quoted a decision of five judges on the point, in the cas-c of Penn v. Alexander decided in 1893. It would be shown that 'liefenida.nt went down inside a pissen.ger car to West Cross, was seen to go direct from the train to public-house, was followed by the police, seen s rved with? beer, and seen, to return direct to the train. It was admitted that defendant lived in Swan- sea, nor was it contended that he "mad too much to drink. The West Cross Hotel was the first house outside the three-mile limit, v inch had a seven-day license. Under those eireumstainces, he lielkl the magistrates couliil come to no other conclusion than tihat de- lendant went solely to get beer at t'iie West Lross. The police regarded the case as im- portant. Scrgt. Hopkins saw defendant get out of the train and go to the "West Cross." They went in and found him drinking with others, and took his name and address. They kept observation of the hotel tiill the 12.19 tra^n for Swa.rsea. By Mr. Levsoa He knew that people tra- vdleli up anil down the Mumbles line to en- joy the .-ea. breezes. Mr. Leyson And there is a good deal of pleasure to be had on the journey? Sevgt. Hopk'ij.s: I can't see it myself. Mr. Leyson It isn't the mam. you're aiming at—it's the "West Cross." Sergt. Hopkins (excitedly): No, not at all. Mr. Slater: The man came down in an inside smoking carriage. Can they get sea. breezes from inside a smoker? W.it-ness: No. P.C. Burns corroborated. Mr. Leyson contended that the place to which tf'ae defendants in the case quoted kid gome was a. village witnout natural beauties or attraction. Defendant said he often went to the Mumbles on a fÎwèby. Sometimes lie walkdd part of the way: sometimes he rode in the i t ram.. ,,1_- Mr. leyson is umm« a»u\ umi sure to you in going to the Mumbles? *• Defendant: t- Great pleasure. Defendant J ».aid he vient down with the intention of going 1 •o Norton, but went to West- Cross. While here tine policeman came and took his name. He did mot go to Norton, but stayed with a Friend at the "West Cross" longer than he ntended. He was a bit upset by what he ivas asked by the police, and so returned to Swansea by the next train. Mr. Leyson: Did you go down to the "West Cross" for the purpose of gettimg beer? Witness: No. After a retirement Mr. Walters fnid:- "We tied that defendant was not a traveller, and did not take. this journey either for plea- sure or business, but for the purpose of getting drink.We couviet defendant-, and fine him 5s. andco-sits. i Mr. Leyson asikcd the magistrates to state a cas* William Creeves, butcher. Swamsea., sum- moned for a similar offence at toe f-ame time and place, failed to prove he had gone for pleasure, and was al-o fined 5s. and costs. William H. Smith, labourer, Swansea, was fined a similar amount.

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