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Pontypridd Licensing Sessions. ♦ The adjourned licensing sessions were con- tinued at the Pontypridd Police Court on Thursday, the magistrates on the Bench being Mr Ignatius Williams (stipendiary), Messrs Thomas Jones, T. P. Jenkins, D. Llewelyn, R. T. Richards, Evan John, David Thomas, Ald.; Richard Lewis, D. W.Davies, E. H. Davies, Dr Parry. SALISBURY HOTEL, FERNDALE. Mr Rhys WWilliams (instructed by Mr Edward Williams, solicitor, Pontypridd) appeared on behalf of Mr David Smith Dr^-ies, the tenant. of the Rhondda Hotel, Ferndale, to apply for a provisional licence for a house being built near the railway station, to be called the Salis- bury Hotel. The house was practically com- plete, and would be fit to carry on business in a month's time. Mr Gerald Bruce opposed on behalf of the owners and tenant ef the Glynrhedynog Hotel and for Mr Perrott, of Tylorstown ond Fern- dale, the mortgagee of the leasehold interest of the Commercial Hotel; Mr Bowen Rowlands opposed on behalf -of the Temperance party, Mr Francis, solicitor, Cardiff, on behalf of the Trehams Brewery Company, the owners of the Commercial Hotel, and Messrs Mcintosh and Dixon on behalf of the first mortgagees of the Commercial Hotel. Mr Rhys Williams stated that the applicant had kept the Rhondda Hotel for many years, and had been the recipient of compliments from the Bench for the way in which he had conducted his business. The new hotel would cost E4,500, and it was the only commercial house in Ferndale. He had a letter, which he would put in, from Mr F. L. Davis, the manag- ing director of Messrs D. Davis and Sons' Col- lieries at Ferndale, expressing a hope that Mr Davies would be successful in getting his li- cence. There was no accommodation near Fern- dale Station, and there was no place for anyone to wait for a train. In Blaenllechau and Fern- dale, there were 1,813 houses giving a popula- tion of 11,784. There were six public-houses, which allowed 1,964 persons per house. If this application were granted it would then allow 1,683 persons to each hotel. There were 176 houses and a population of 1,144 nearer the Salisbury than any other hotel. At present there were 3,289 persons served by the Glyn- rhedynog. Mr T. R. Phillips, architect, Pontypridd, proved the plans, and Mr D. Hannah, general manager of Messrs D. Davis and Sons' Collier- ies, gave evidence in favour of the application. In his opinion there was not sufficient hotel accommodation in Ferndale, especially from a commercial point of view. No posting accom- modation could be obtained. David Evans, an ex-police sergeant, living at Ferndale, and Walter Wilier, commercial tra- veller, also testified as to the insufficent accom- modation. Mr Bowen Rowlands, in his address to the Bench, contended that the accommoda.tion at Ferndale was quite ample for all purposes. In- deed, so well served was it that those who had embarked their capital in licensed premises had been unable to reap a satisfactory financial result. After a short retirement the Bench re- fused the application. AN IMPORTANT RULING. The renewals of the following licences were objected to by the police: Railway Inn, Trefor- est; New Inn, Rhydyfelen; Queen's Hotel, Ystrad; Market Tavern, Pentre; and Red Lion, Dínas. The applications for renewals were supported by Messrs J. E. Spickett, J. Phillips, and G. Bruce, solicitors, Pontypridd, and Mr Spencer, Cardiff, and were oppesed by Mr Donald Mac- lean on behalf of the Temperance party. Mr Maclean put his clerk in the box to formally prove having served the notices of objections upon the licence holders, and he stated that he -sent registered letters to each of the applicants. Mr J. E. Spickett at once rose and contended that that was not evidence. It was iiecessar37 to put in the original letters of objection. Mr Maclean replied that he could not do so as the letters were in the possession of the appli- cants for a renewal. Mr Spickett then held that notices should have been given to him or his clients to pro- duce them. In this view he was supported by all the solicitors engaged in the cases. Mr Maclean then handed in the press copies of the notices, but these were objected to by his opponents, who contended that the notice,, were bad, and that consequently there were no objections to the renewal of the licences, which must then be granted. Mr Maclean replied that all it was necessary to prove that he had de- livered the notices of objection, and it was then oor the (opposition; to rdbut that evidence. Messrs Bruce, Phillips, and Spickett thought otherwise. Mr Maclean was legally compelled to prove the delivery of the original notices, and for this purpose he should have given no- tices to them to produce them. They asked tor their worships' ruling on this point. The Stipendiary, after some further argument, held that the notices were bad, and granted the re- newals. Mr Maclean pointed out that this was a very important ruling, and the first time that point nad been raised. It all previous cases it had !TtheS £ t0 fomally prove th« delivery the case of the Willowford Inn, Upper Boat, the renewal of the licence of which was supported by Mr W- F. Williams, barrister S structed by Mr Harris, solicitor, Merthvr) Mr Maclean opposed on the ground that n.1' inn cotsequent]v" a eni}r^ rebuilt, and consequently a new licence should have been apphed for, instead of a renewal. Mr Williams said the inn had been built on exactly the S

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