Hide Articles List

7 articles on this Page







CONWAY BEERHOUSE SCENE. A hawker named Griffith Roberts, liv- ing at Conway, was summoned on Mon- day on the charge! of having refused to quit the Liverpool Arms, on the quay at 7 Conway, and also, on the charge of wil- fully doing damage to glasses to the amount of 4s. Superintendent Rees conducted the prosecution and called the licensee, George H3.it,chen, who said that on October 13th. the defendant entered the vaults in a state, in which he was not fit to be served, and he was refused, and had to be put out. Ten minutes- afterwards he came in again, and threw a number of asses which were on the counter at the witness and the barman. Eventually he had to. be ejected by force, and the witness and his barman led him up the street to Sergeant Elvans, into whose cus- tody they gave, him. In reply to Mr R. S-. Chamberlain, who appeared for the, defence., the witness stated that Mr Hitchin had now 'left and gone to Manchester. The occurrence was nearly two months ago, and he did not I zn need a barman at this time of the year. Confirmatory evidence was given by Sergeant Evans, who stated that, in the presence of the defendant and the bar- man, the lancUord of the Liverpool Arms told him that Roberts had refused to quit and had broken a number of glasses. The defendant gave evidence on his own account, and stated that, he first of ail went into the George and Dragon, where he had three glasses, when he was told he had had enough. He went out quietly, and on the, way home he thought he would go into the Liverpool Arms, the door of which was open. He cajllecl for a glass of beer, the, barman served him, and he drank it. There was a woman there, and he was "coaxing" her when Mr Hitchen came and ordered him out, "very cross." The- defendant said something: back to him, and Mr Hitchen pushed him out and knocked him. He had not chance to go out, and Mr Hitchen pushed him out and knocked him. He had not a chance tü go out, and Mr Hitchen "pulled blood" out of him. Then, in his temper, he went back and broke a, few glasses. It was in consequence of .the rough treatment thait he received that he lost his temper and broke the glasses. He could not "hold" much beer. He was not used to it. The defendant was fined 10s. and costs in each case, and ordered to pay 4s. damages. MORALITY IN WALES. WELSH PRíEiAGREiR,'S VIEWS. At the monthly meeting of the South Carnarvonshire Welsh Caivinisfitic Metho- dists on Monday at, Abererch a discussion took place -on the state of morality in Wales.. The Rev. J. Puleston Jones, Pwttlhelu, remarked thait there was a pos- sibility that those who wrote and talked about morality had not, measured their own weight.—(Hear, hear.) He thought, however, that Wales had yet much to accomplish in the way of uplifting the p n standard of honesty among business men. The trade of North Wales, to, a, great ex- tent, was in the hands of Oailvinistio Methodists, and therefore it lay .with them to bring this about. After all, people were not so honest as. one would take them to be. There prevailed a de- sire to get "something out" of someone-. They as deacons and ministers shou:ld set, an example in this respect, although he feared that they were not always honour- able to the core, and faithful lo one another as if they were brethren.— (Cheers.) The Rev. John 'Owen, Criccieth, ques- tioned whether servant girls- received proper care and respect from their mis- tresses. He feared that there was a, lack of interest in them as far as safeguarding their character was concerned. « PURCHASE OF A DRILL HALL. The War Office have approved the pur- chase by the Flintshire Territorial Force Association for the purpose: of a depot and drill hall of the commodious buildings I off High-street, Mold, known as the Vic- ¡ toria Hall. This is the first sanction of the, kind in Flintshire and Denbighshire, and probably in the whole, of North Wales. The property has been acquired for the use of A Company 5-th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers.