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BOROUGH PETTY SESSIONS. MONDAY.—Before the Iayor; Charles Hughes, T. C. Jones, Edward Tench, A. Wilson Edwards, T. Painter, Dr. Eyton Jones, Edward Williams, and J. C. Owen, Esqrs. ADJOURNED LICENSING DAY. THE CORN EXCHANGE INN. Mr. Bury said he appeared in the case of the Corn Exchange Inn. The occupying tenant. Mr. Horsnell, who had occupied under the Wrexham Brewery Com- pany, had, since the annual licensing day, vacated the premises under an order obtained in the Court of Chancery. No application was made at the general licensing session for the ordinary renewal of the license, and he was instructed now to ask their worships to renew the license nominally to Mr. Horsnell, and to endorse it in the name of the present occupier, Mr. James Compton—for whom he had ample certificate of character—until the date when the ordinary application for transfer would be made in the usual course. The application was granted. THE WHITE BEAR INN. Mr. Evan Morris said he appeared to apply for a re- newal of the license to the White Bear Inn, Yorke- street. He was not present when the application was made at the general sessions. The Intoxicating Liquors Act provided The Clerk It is our custom, when there has been an endorsement, to adjourn the case on that account until the adjourned licensing session. Mr. Morris Well then, there is nothing against the license being renewed ? The Clerk Well, there are two endorsements. Mr. Morris: There are not two against Mr. Morgan. The Clerk That question does not arise to-day. Mr. Morris Then I understand the renewal will be granted. The first endorsement was for per- mitting drunkenness, and in regard to that I am sure the Bench will allow me to say something on behalf of the landlord, who is in very bad health and the house has necessarily to be left very much in the hands of his wife. On the occasion in question there was no one to assist Mrs. Morgan professionally, and consequently there might be facts which were not brought out. A row arose and she could not put it down. The MAYOR I recollect the case very well, and it was considered by the magistrates to be a very disgrace- ful case. Mr. Morris Amongst the parties themselves, no doubt, but the landlord might be unable to quell the noise. The Mayor The landlord himself fought. Mr. Morris He could not fight. The Mayor Well, he did fight. Mrs. Morgan My husband was trying to stop the noise. The Mayor Well, such was the evidence before us. In granting the license the Mayor said that he had simply to say that it appeared to the magistrates that they had no alternative, but he was speaking the senti- ments of the Bench when he expressed a hope that a repetition of such an offence would not again occur. Mr. Morris I am here to say that they will do their best to prevent such a thing again. THE ELEPHANT AND CASTLE INN. The Clerk There is the license of the Elephant and Castle. I see Mrs. Birch is here; does anyone represent her ? Mrs. Birch No, I am undefended. The Clerk Then step forward and hear what His Worship has to say to you. Mrs. Birch then came to the table, and The Mayor said he may say that Mrs. Birch's case had been under consideration, and it seemed so peculiar that the Magistrates had been quite exercised in review- ing what bad bken place in connection with the house, and, whilst they could not very well refuse the license, they certainly hoped that in the future she would be more carefid to avoid those bad cases which had "turned np" before them from time to time. A number of them had been-before him, but a greater number before some of his brother Magistrates. Mrs. Birch (indignantly) Bad cases, sir? Why there is not a single conviction against my license The Mayor Will you allow me, please. It does not follow that to make a case a bad one a conviction must be obtained against the house. What I say is this— that I do hope the number of cases which have been proved against you—that is to say, rows in your house, irregularities that are not characteristic of any other house, and which have been recorded in the news- papers Mrs. Birch Umph The Mayor Will not occur so often as they have ever since I have been on the Bench. My friend, Mr. Hughes, takes notice of those things which are prejudi- cial to the morality of the town, and I should like him to say a word or two on this matter. We don't like to argue the thing with you, and without wishing you any possible harm- Mrs. Birch I have not any friends on the Bench. You have all been against me The Clerk Now you must conduct yourself properly. The Mayor: I should like you to permit me to speak. You must know that I have no bad feeling against you- Mrs. Birch You partake of the same feeling as the senior magistrate, Mr. T. C. J ones- The Clerk You must be quiet. Mrs. Birch Why should nut I be allowed to speak on my behalf? I am only a woman, and have no solicitor. The Mayor I have been endeavouring to be as re- spectful as possible to you. Mrs. Birch I feel my position very acutely You drag me up here simply to humiliate me Surely you are men of sense and reason, and not so inconsiderate as to put upon me the foolishness of Christian and the police fighting outside my house ? The Clerk Now, Mrs. Birch. Mrs. Birch It is hard to be put upon. I am but a woman. Is there no man in Wrexham who will take a woman's part ? Mr. C. Hughes As I have been appealed to by the Mayor, I will say a word on your behalf. Mrs. Birch Thank you, sir you are a gentleman. Hughes: In regard to keeping open houses of this kind Mrs. Birch I am only a woman. Have you no feel- ing for a woman ? Lord bless me, cannot you take the part of a woman some of you ? When I send for the police, they only insult me. The other day I sent for Faaffe, and he insulted me. Mr. Hughes There is no doubt the situation of vour louse has a great deal to do with the difficulty of keep- ng it in order. es, you ought to consider that. The Clerk: Now, Mrs. Birch. Mrs. Birch I will speak. I have kept silent long inouuh. I must defend myself. I am only a woman, md I am only brought here to be humiliated. Mr. Hughes You will not allow me to speak. Mrs. Birch Mr. T. C. Jones kept back my license mrposely to humiliate me. Why should he dare to 'efuse the license when there is not a single conviction igamst me ? Mr. Hughes Well, we had better dismiss this case. Mrs. Birch I seem to be a bye-word in Wrexham, .nd for nothing. The next case was called. TRANSFERS. The license of the Royal Oak, High-street, was ransferred from Mr. David Wilson to his brother, Mr. lohn ilson.. The license of the Carnarvon Castle was transferred rom Mrs. Pierce to Mr. Moses Dickin, and that of the, Alexandra Vaults was transferred from Air. Harrison o Mr. James Davies. CARELESS DRIVING. | EftrnJlc Richards was summoned by P.C. Thomas illiams for the above offence. P.C. Williams said on the 4th inst., about five o'clock 1 n the afternoon, he was in Yorke-street, and saw de- ] endant driving a horse and cart. He appeared to be ,ery drunk, and was lying on the bottom of the cart, < )n going further up the street, he ran into a vehicle i IlIt sustained no damage. Witness got a friend to take r im home. Defendant, who expressed sorrow at the offence, was i ned os. and costs. > 1 MASTER AND APPRENTICE. S Henry Parry^ was summoned by his master, Mr. Thos. 'rederick Davies, hair dresser, Hope-street, with com- I lifting a breach of his indentures. c Mr. Bury appeared for the complainant, and said the t efendant was bound apprentice to Mr. Davies in 1875, i a learn the art and mysteries of hair dressing and i having, and his term of apprenticeship would be soon] p. On W ednesday last defendant sat down in the C hop and refused to do any work at all. This youn" 4 shaver^' had made the place most uncomfortable, and 1 ad also been driving^ away the customers. 6 He called Mr. Davies, who said defendant had been I ound apprentice to him since n'th February, 1875. e In Wednesday Parry sat on a form and refused to •ork. Defendant denied the whole of the charges. Eventually the case was adjourned for a week. ABUSIVE LANGUAGE. Margaret Bolan, a young girl, was summoned by Mrs. anny Levi, a married woman, for using abusive langu- ge. It appeared that both of the persons IRve up a jurt in Farndon-street. Mrs. Levi on returning home t the evening found the entry leading to her house g bstructed by Bolan, who was conversing with a young < lan of the locality. Mrs. Levi in pasting Bolan tripped b'ainst her feet and fell. This gave rise to an animated S iscussion, the result of which was the summons. t The Bench dismissed the case, defendant having to s ly her share of the costs. a On leaving the court defendant pointing to plaintiff a lid Her husband threatened to take away my life t Ecause I would not marry him. The Clerk It's too late now. (Laughter). j VAGRANCY. ( Mary Barton, a young woman of no occupation, was v to prison for three months for misbehaviour. P.C. ( aaffe proved the case. ¡: TUESDAY.—Before Charles Hughes, Esq. BEGGJXG, • John Broivn, of Belfast, was in custody charged with J ie above offence committed on the previous day. P.C. iiliams proved seeing him begging in Hope-street, v id the defendant on entering the shop of Mrs Edwards, c jnfectioner, refused to leave the premises until the 1 Beer came. f Prisoner was discharged with a caption. t WEDNESDAY*.—Before T. C. Jones, Esq. I MORE VAGRANCY. b George Yates, a tramp, was charged by P.C. John [organ with soliciting alms from persons in Charles- reet the previous evening. Mr. F. Richards, landlord of the Blossoms Hotel, said tat defendant came into his house, and on being re- p jested to leave he refused. ] Mr. Evans, boots at the Wynnstay Arms, proved seeing the man in company with three other persons, who haunted the yard for some time, and had been seen to enter some private rooms belonging to the hotel. One of the men was found going up staiis into the hotel. Defendant was sent to prison for 14 days with hard labour. FRIDAY :—Before T. C. Jones, Esq. ANOTHER BEGGING CASE. Lawrence and Bartliolowuevo May, brothers, were charged by Mr. Evan Jones, ostler, Wynnstay Arms yard, with begging. Evan Jones said on the previous day, about four o'clock, rthe two prisoners came down the yard and went into the parcel office where several ladles and gentlemen were sitting. When there they commenced playing a tin whistle. Witness told them to go away, but they refused and the police were then sent for. Sergt. Jones said he went down to the Wynnstay Arms yard and found the two prisoners at the entrance of the yard. They were drunk. He asked them to go away, and seized hold of Lawrence by the collar (the manner was demonstrated on the prisoner in the dock) and again ordered him away. Both then turned very rough and he had to have assistance. P.C. Williams then came down, and in struggling with the younger prisoner (Lawrence) got bitten upon the finger. P.C. Williams gave corroborative evidence. The defendants said they were travelling musicians, and had not asked for alms at all. Lawrence com- plained that when at the police station Williams struck at him with all his might. The Bench sentenced Lawrence to 21 days' imprison- ment with hard labour for the assault, and Bartholomew to 14 days' imprisonment with hard labour for begging.







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