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MOLD ADJOURNED LICENSING SESSIONS. 4. MONDAY.—Before Messrs. P. B. Davies-Cooke, T. Parry, H. Lloyd-Jones, Ll. Eaton, E. H. Wain, P. Phillips, P. Tatton Davies-Cooke, A. Potts, and A. P. Roberts. THE LEESWOOD ARMS. Mr. J. B. MARSTON applied on behalf of James Marshall Wright for a special licence to sell at the Leeswood Arms, Wrexham-street, Mold. He said the previous tenant was John Jones, who, on August 23rd, was fined a guinea and costs for permitting drunkenness. Since then notice had been served upon him that objection would be taken to the renewal of the licence, and Messrs. Soames, the owners, decided to get rid of him. The present applicant for the licence was a man of unimpeachable character, and had been selling at the house under temporary authority. Mr. G. H. BRADLEY opposed the granting of the licence on behalf of the Bench and the police, contending that Jones was still the licence-holder, and that although Wright had had temporary authority it did not constitute him holder of the licence. The CHAIRMAN Why do you oppose ? Mr. BRADLEY We don't oppose Wright, but Jones. Mr. MARSTON: But Jones has gone, and doesn't want the licence. Mr. BRADLEY: I oppose anybody having the licence for that house. The CHAIRMAN The owners of the property have done their best, and given their tenant notice to quit. Seeing that they have had no black mark against their property, are we to take away the value of that property ? Mr. LL. EATON I consider that it is rather hard that a solicitor appointed by the Bench should come here to oppose the licence, and that he should be thwarted at every point. I con- sider that it is quite right for Mr. Bradley to bring everything forward that he can. The CHAIRMAN Mr. Bradley has done every- thing that is right and proper. Put yourself into the position of the owners of the Leeswood Arms. Would you think it right of any Bench, I don't care where, to take away the value of your property because you had had a bad servant there ? If you hAd done your best to get rid of the servant who had managed your property disgracefully, and you had put a respectable person in, are you to be punished by the diminution of the value of your pro- perty ? Mr. EATON It has been clearly proved by every court in England. Mr. DAVIES-COOKE If you will excuse me a moment Mr. EATON I would rather not. I think we should retire and have the matter threshed out. The Magistrates at this point retired for about twenty minutes. On their return, the CHAIRMAN said they were all perfectly agreed that it was incumbent upon the owners of all public-houses, whether they were tied houses or free houses, to use the best endeavours possible to find out how their houses were conducted, and to keep a diligent watch over the people placed therein. In this case they thought it would be better for them to go through the evidence of the applicant, and then hear what the police had to say about it. Evidence as to character, &c., was given in the formal manner, and no objection being raised by the police, the licence was granted. TUB ROSE AND CROWN. Mr. T. W. Hughes applied for the transfer of the licence of the Rose and Crown, New Brighton, near Mold, from Richard Jones, to Charles Humphreys.—Mr. Bradley opposed on behalf of the police. He pointed out that this was a case where the licensee had been con- victed for having kept open after closing hours. It was admittedly a bad case, inasmuch as the Bench fined the defendant heavily, and instructed that a notice of objection should be served upon him. The owners-the Kelsterton Brewery Company-had now got rid of the man, and the case was nearly, though not altogether, on all fours with the previous one. Mr. Bradley further contended that the W.A tenant (who did not appear) was in a position of an applicant, as by the notice he applied for the transfer of his licence, and until that licence was transferred he was the licence holder.-Evidence was given as to the applicant's character, &c., and the magistrates granted the transfer, but intimated that if Mr. Bradley cared to make any objection to the house it was another matter. Mr. BRADLEY therefore opposed the renewal of the licence, and called Sergt. Langdon, who said that there were about 45 occupied houses in New Brighton, with fivepublic-housea within a mile and a half of the Rose and Crown. There was also a beerhouse about 25 yards away from it. The Rose and Crown had been very badly conducted, and was difficult of supervision.-P.C. Spencer said there were 28 houses in New Brighton itself, the other houses outlying.—-The Rev. Jonathan Edwards, Conere- gational mm,ster, Buckley, appeared in support of the objection. He said the house had a bad reputation in the neighbourhood. S^?H,ES,: -^BBuniing that the magistrates j»re satisfied that this house will be well con- ducted, will you have any obiection to it ? Witness I am not assuming anything. Mr. HUGHES: But I am assuming it. Witness: But you have no right to assume it. (Laughter.) Superintendent Ivor Davies said the police had had numerous complaints, written and verbal, about this house. A complaint had been made to the effect that drink was carried into an adjoining cottage, belonging to the same owners, for Sunday consumption. The magistrates granted the renewal of the licence, but stipulated that the sanitary arrangements must be perfectly good, and that certain structural alterations (detailed) should be made to give the police a better chance of 8hould1Snont be le^totffe adjoiai^ occupied tbe publf<>house^ "h° „ -KABGA QUANTITIES ONLY. Mr. H. Goodman Roberts applied on behalf of ti. -A. Adams, King-street, Mold, for authority to sell wines, spirits, and beer in smaller quantities than he, as a-, wholesale dealer, was at present entitled to do. At present he could not sell in smaller quantities than 4 gallons or three dozen quart bottles. He was the sole agent for Coombes' stout, and he had had repeated applications from persons who did not care to turn their cellars into beer cellars, or to buy more than they required, because in hot weather the corks might be blown out, and the contents of the bottles wasted. There would be no increase in drinking facilities. The magis- trates had no discretion in regard to wines and spirits.-John Martin, applicant's agent, said Adams was the sole agent for Coombes' stout, and if there were 50 publicans in Mold, none of them sold it.-Mr. Marston (who opposed on behalf of the Licensed Victuallers' Associa- tion) Then do you argue that there ought to be a special licence to sell this particular stout. No. The Bench ultimately refused the application in regard to the sale of beer, &c., in smaller quantities. They had no discretion in regard to the wine licence. BUCKLEY GROCER'S LICENCE REFUSED. Mr. Bernard Lewis applied on behalf of Robert Williams, baker and confectioner, Lane End, Buckley, for a licence to sell foreign wines, spirits, and liqueurs at his shop. The applicant, said Mr. Lewis, had previously held a licence, and was quite competent to have such a one as he applied for.—Mr. Marston opposed, saying he did so on behalf of the ratepayers, the licensed victuallers, and the Noncon- formists. They were joined hand in hand; the publicans said there were plenty of facilities in the place, the ratepayers also thought so, and the teetotallers said there were too many already. (Laughter.)—Evidence as to character was given, and the licence was refused.

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