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Family Notices

AVE LS H PO OL—Monday.\





NEWTOWN PETTY SESSIONS.— FRIDAY. Before R. E. Jones (chairman), Richard Lloyd, T. Parry Jones, E. i>. Proctor, and Hugh Lewis, Esq^ and Captain E. Pryce-Jones. TRANSFERS.—Upon the application of Mr Edward 1 Powell the license of the Buck Inn, Newtown, was transfeired from the present tenant, Mrs Martin, formerly Mrs Poweli, to her husband, Mr Martin. The license of the Blue Bell, Newtown, was trans- ferred from Mrs Harriet Morris to Mr Thos. Jones, a.nd that of the Wheatsheaf Inn, Newtown, from Mr Thomas Jones to Mr John William Pugh. OCCASIONAL LICENSE.—An occasional licensa was I granted to Mr William Stokes, of the New Inn, Newtown, on the 9th inst., on the occasion of the United Friendly Societies diuner, held in the Victoria Hal. THEATRICAL.—The licenses granted to MrA.S. Cooke, for the Victoria Hall, and to Mr Edward Powell, for the Public Rooms, for the performance of theatrical plays, were renewed. THE NEW INN, KERRY.—Upon the application of Mrs Elizabeth Williams, of the New Inn, Kerry, the police lodged an objection to the renewal of the license in the name of the present holder.—Mr Ed. Powell appeared for Mrs Williams.-P C. Pryce said he bad served a copy of the notice of objection on the landlady. He objected owing to the conduct of the I indlady. whom witness alleged to have been guilty of intemperance. He had no objection to the can- struction of the house.—Supt. Crowdeu said there was a conviction recorded against the house for per- mitung drunkenness, and the conduct of the house was not at all satisfactory.—Cross-examined: He P.C. Pryce) had seen Mrs Williams tipsy on August Sth and 16th. She was in the kitchen, and ther-) was oisorder going on in the house at the time. He did not summon her but cautioned her. He could not give the name of one person who was present creat- ing the disorder.—P.S. Morgan said he was at Kerry twelve months ago on the sheep fair. He visited the New Innjbecause he heard quarrelling going on. He noticed Mrs Williams in the bar, and no doubt she was the worse for drink. The house at times was in uproar. At the last flower show held at Kerry he was there and visited the house in the evening. It was crowded, and one man was playing a concertina, while a large number of boys and girls were singing, shouting aud dancing, in fact they were no shape at all (loud laughter.) As fat as he could see the people were going down the cellar, and were helping themselves to liquor. Mrs Williams was then the worse for driuk.—Mr Edward Powell said the owner of the house did not know an objection had been lodged against the present tenant of the house. He had several respectable witnesses to state that the house bad been well conducted but if after hearing the evidence of the police, the bench thought they would not care to renew the license Mrs Williams would be periectly willing to resign the license forth- with in order that a suitable tenant might be found. In that case he, therefore, asked that the case might be aojourned until the next session.—The Bench then retired, and after an absence of half-an-hour returned into Court —The Chairman: Are we to assume, on the question of the evidence of the police, that you have no rebutting evidence to offer to us. Mr Powell pointed out he had five respectable witnesses who would swear they had never seen Mrs Williams the worse for liquor, and that the house was well conducted. It was very much more important to preserve the license.—The Chairman: In that case W3 shall refuse the renewal of the license, and ad- jouru the Erewster Session until the 29th inst, for the purpose of hearing a further application. In cases similar to this mentioned to us to-day it is thought the police should take steps to have a summons taken out in order that the case may be tried here in the regular way, and not held in reserve to be brought forward on licensing day. A WARNING TO LICENSE HOLDERS.—John Weaver, landlord of the Albion Inn, Newtown, was charged with permitting drunkenness on his licensed premises on August 30th, and Samuel Williams, labourer, was also charged with being drunk on licensed premises on the same date.—Mr Edward Powell defended Weaver.—P.S. Morgan said on the 30th ult., about 12.20 noon, he was on duty in Park- street, opposite the Albion Inn. The front door was open, and he saw Mrs Weaver in the kitchen. He heard these words What are you coming here to sleep for ? Hold yourself up." The man said, It is all right." Witness recognised Williams by his voice, and went inside the house. He saw Williams sitting on the settle with two full glasses of ale in front of him. Witness said to Williams, You are here, are you I told you to go home." Be was hold- ing his head down, and presented a sleepy, stupified condition. Witness also spoke to Mrs Weaver, and asked why she served the man, seeing that he was drunk. She said, "I did not notice anything the matter with him." She ea;d she was in the back premises, and hearing a knock she came in and saw Williams sitting down. He seemed all right, and called for two glasses of ale, which she served him with. He gave her one shilling, and she gave him change. She did not notice anything until be went to sleep. Wit* ness told her thatit was easy for anybody at a glance to know the man was drunk, especially a publican's wife. Williams then shouted out Where's my mate?" Witness went into a parlour and bar, but could not see his companion. Williams then caught hojd of the glass of ale in front of him and drank half of it. On that Mrs Weaver took both glasses away into the bar. Williams said, Here, what are you doing ? What are you taking away my glasses of ale for?" She said he could not have any more then, but could come for it when he got sober. Wit- ness told Mrs Weaver she should be more careful, and that he ehould report the matter to the Chief Constable. Previous to going to the Albion he saw Williams and another man named Jackson go to the Greyhound. They were refused drink there and turned out. The men were also refused drink at the Blue Bell.-Mr Powell, for the defence, called Mrs Weaver, who said when Williams came into the house she was in the cellar. He was sitting down and said, Two ales, please," and witness did not notice anything peculiar in his manner. She went back to the cellar, and on returning she found the man doz- ing. She asked him to go out, and then the police- sergeant came in.—Williams was fined 5s and costs, and Weaver ordered to pay 30s and costs, and the license ordered to be endorsed. ANOTHER LICENSE ENDORSED. — John Pugh, landlord of the Chequers Inn, Newtown, was charged with permitting drunkenness on August 30th; and Thomas James, of Newtown, was charged with being found druuk on licensed premises on the same date.— Mr T. M. Taylor defended.-P.C. Rowlands deposed to finding defendant James on the premises with a glass of ale before him, and in a state of intoxication. Witness told James he was drunk, who said that if he was drunk he was not disorderly. James was too drunk to sit down.—P.C. Jones corroborated.— Thomas James, woolsorter, of Old Church-street, Newtown, said on the day in question he had been at work all day, and during the day he had only three glasses of beer. He went to the Chequers about four o'clock and asked Mrs Pugh for a glass of ale. Witness sat dowa and the police came in. Rowlands asked if witness had seen any tramps, and witness said "no," as he had not been there five minutes. Witness was certain that neither of the policemen charged him with being drunk.—Cross-examined by P.C. Rowlands He was not drunk. Asked if his wife would give evidence, James answered Has my wife put you on my traok?" (loud laughter). He was not in the habit of getting drunk, nor did he get drunk every night, but why did not the constables summon him when he was drunk and not sober (!oud laughter).—Mrs Pugh, wife of the defendant, said the constable said to James that he had enough, but did not say he was drunk.-James was fined 59 and costs, the other defendant JG1 and costs.—Mr Taylor asked that the license might not be endorsed.—Superin- tendent Crowden said there was a previous ocnviction against the lieense.-The Chairman: Unless there are special circumstances every license will be endorsed, and in this case we make no speoial order to the contrary. BREACH OF CONTRACT.-Ernesb Jones, labourer, was summoned for breaking a contract with John Alfred Bache, farmer, of the Vastre, whereby the latter sustained damages to the amount of j £ 2.—Mr T. M. Taylor prosecuted, and Mr Llewllyn Phillips defended.—Plaintiff said that he engaged defendant on May 1st, subject to one month's notice on either side. Plaintiff gave defendant notice to leave on August 9th because he would not do his work, and could not be trusted to call upon customers. Instead of staying the month, defendant left two days after witness had given him notice.—The oase was ulti- mately adjourned. LIVELY ON.—Jane Jones, of Ladywell-street, Newtown, was charged with being drunk and dis- orderly at Newtown.—Defendant did not appear.— P.C. Rowlands said on August 19th, about 11 p.m., he saw defendant in Ladywell-street. She was very drunk and was kicking at a door. He asked her to go away when she began cursing. Fined 28 6d and costs. :=1 A BRUTAL ASSAULT.-Mary Thomas, of the Lot, charged Richard Collins, of Park street, Newtown, with assaulting her at Newtowp. Complainant said on August 23rd defendant, who was her brother, came to her house about 8-30 p.m. He opened the door and said he had come for his property, claiming a pier glass. Defendant caught hold of her wrist and dragged her out of the house, on her refusing to let him have the glass. Defendant ordered his son to pull the glass down, but he did not, and he then dragged her out of the house a second time and threw her down on the ground, and shook her. A woman named Roberts loeked the door to prevent defendant getting in.—Thomas Roberts said he witnessed part of the assault and told him to stop it.—Defendant said that his sister had robbed him of his property, and when he went after it she held up her hands in a parùx sm of hysteria. She elawed at him with her hands, and he held them to prevent her scratching < him. She bad maligned him as far as her fiendishnessj -and malignity could 20. Fined < £ 1 and 4a. 6d. costs,) ,.iirl bound over in the sum of < £ 5 to keep the peace for six mouths. AN INHUMAN HUSBAND.—John Richards, of Milford, was charged with committing an aggravated assault upon Martha Richards, his wife, on August 18th. Complainant eaid on the 18th August.she went to the mill at Milford, where her husband worked. He asked her why she was so late in bringing his tea, and she said she had been seeing to his aunt, who was down from London. He shook her child, and on her remonstrating with him, he struck her a severe blow on the forehead, making her eye black. He struck her on her back and she fell to the ground. Fined J31, including costs, and ordered to be bound over to keep the peace for six months.



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