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.A Penarth Tradesman's Law.


A Penarth Tradesman's Law. ARE OYSTERS REFRESHMENTS ? Last Monday morning at the Police Court Penartb —before Mr T- R. Thompson and Mr W. L. Morris —Richard Brindiey, fish dealer, was charged with opening his house for the sale of refreshments during prohibited hours. Hawkins and Hale visited the house on the 29th May, aud found at 11.50 at night a number of men seated upon sacks eating oysters, cockles, mussels, (tc- Cross-examined by defendant: There were no chairs, tables, or conveniences there. Defendant claimed exemption upon the same ground as other tradesmen, viz., that he did not provide the usual conveniences found in a refreshment bouse, nor did he sell anything cooked on the premises. All goods, sold by him were either alive or obtained by him in a cooked state from Lincolnshire, and if he was rendered liable to take out a refreshment licence every grocer who sold tinned salmon was also equally liable. Mr T. R Thompson But the law says that if they are consumed on the premises a licence is reqmrcQ., There is no question about that. I Thinking that defendant was acting under a mis- apprehension, the magisttates inflicted the nominal ¡ penalty of 10s including costs.

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