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[ FRANK HODGES BOMBSHELL.

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LOCAL LICENSEE. j In Role of Good Samaritan. A Bridgend licensed victualler playeu tne part of the Good Samaritan, and instead of being commended, was penalised for doing it. But it was a Police Court case in. whicn he fig'iied, .i.ti not a parable. At Bridgend on Saturday-before Alderman William Llewellyn (chairman) and other justices—Alfred E. Coibett. Tennis- Court Hotel, Caroline Street, w as summoned for selling rum to be consumed off the premises, for permitting the said rum to be taken away, and for selling it in a bottle without a label specifying the name and situa- tion of the licensed premises. Defendant pleadeo not guilty to selling, and admitted the other two charges.—Inspector Rees Davies stated that at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2nd, from information received from Aberkenfig, he and P.S. Loveluck visited the Tennis Court. They there saw Corbett, and told him that a man named James Bailey, a collier, of 14 Thornton Teirace, Pontycymmer, who on the previous night was at the licensed premises, was then at the Police Station at Aberkenfig; that in hisi possession were two small bottles, one contain- ing rum, and the other beer; and that he had stated he was supplied with the liquor at his (defendant's) hou-e. Defendant replied: "He stayed the night; he was not very well, and I supplied him with 2, worth of rum in a bottle, and also the beer, and he left with my wife's brother just after dark, at about 6 p.m. to, night." Witness reminded him he had only a six days' license, and he replied, "He (Bailey) had a nasty fall, you know, last night." Later, he called at the Police. Station, 'and asked for forgiveness. He was told "he would be re- ported." "Then," he answered, "I shall leave the house."—Defendant: Bailey had a nasty fall.—The Inspector: He bad a small scratch on the nose. The fall took place on Saturday night; it was through drink.—Defendant: He was practically unconscious in my house. I have a sympathetic nature, and acted the Good Samaritan.—The ( hairmaii You are fined £ 2 for selling; k2 for permitting the liquor to be taken off the premises; ai -Ld -ti for selling with- out a label—in all £ 5.—Bailey was then form- ally charged with taking the rum away.—P.C. McCarthy -aid that at 7.15 on Sunday night he saw defendant and another man at Aberkenfig. Defendant had a bottle protruding from his pocket, and witness, discovering that the bottle contained rum, asked defendant where he got it from. From what he said witness took him to Aberkenfig Police Station. There witness I searched him, and in his trousers pocket found a half-pint bottle containing beer. Questioned he said, They gave it me last night, and I brought it up here." Fiii(-d .C2.

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