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PENMAENMAWR HOTEL KEEPER FINED. At the Conway Police Court on Mon- day, before Mr E, Wood and other magis- trates, a man named Richard Jones pleaded guilty to the ,charge of having been drunk at the Mountain View Hotel, Penmaenmawr. He was fined 5s. and costs. The licensee of the Mountain View, Mr T. H. Milnesi, was then charged with permitting drunkenness on November 27th, on the occasion when the previous defendant was found drunk on the premises. Mr James Marks prosecuted and Mr >8. Lycett Lews, of Bangor, de- fended. As explained, by Mr Marks the evidence for the prosecution was that, about 5 p.m. on November 27th Police Constable /Witliam Jones found in the jug depart- ment at the hotel!'—which was a small room entered from the old road at the rear of the premses-RichaTd Jones, who had been served and who was very drunk. The officer called the barman's attention to the man, and the barman re- plied thait he did not, tihink Jones was .,n very bad. The licensee was then called down and informed of the condition of has customer. Police Constable, Wjilliam Jones, hav- ing given his evidence, stated in cross examination that he was informed that a drunken person had gone, into the hotel and he went there, arriving about five minutes afterwards. The man would only have to walk about a yard to the window through which he was served. The witness told the barman that he had clondwcted the Business more carefully than any of his predecessors. -Jones was allowed to walk home alone, but he had noit far to go. The management of the hotel was good. Edward Lewis Jones, postman, deposed that he saw Richard Jones on the old road jUiS^t before he entered the hotel. The witness was cycling, and nearly col- lided wilth Jones, who wa,s staggering from side to side. Jones went, into the hotel. This evidence was confirmed by John M. Jones, butcher, of C'l arendon Builcllings, who was an eye-witness of the ,cycling incident. Mr Lycett Lewis, for the defence, held that there had been no offence for the reason thait alii reasonable precautions had been taken and that there had been no carelessness. Charles Hart, the barman, stated that Richard Jones called from tihe trap door for a glass of beer. The witness was at the ofther end of the vaults, and he went and served the beer to Jones, who to all outward appearance was sober1. Cross- examined by Mr Marks, iHart said he had been ten years a barman, being em- ployed at, Birmingham previous to com- ing'to Penmaenmawr. It was the custom to serve liquor through the window of the jug department. Mr Marks: Don't you think it is very risky 1 The Witness It is a drinking compart- ment. Mr Marks You should be in a position to see each person who is served. The Witness: I did see him. I saw his head and shoulders. The Chairman said the magist,rates considered the case proved, and inflict,ed a fine of 10s. and coats. They recom- mended that the Tamilord should not serve drink through the window of the jug department. It was rather a trap for him. Mr Milnes: Very good, ,&r. I will see it does not occur again. An advocate's fee was allowed.



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