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METHODIST OPPOSITION TO BILLIARDS-

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METHODIST OPPOSITION TO BILLIARDS- CAPEL IIEYDRK APPLICA- TION FOR LICENSE FAILS. At the Ammanford licensing Sessions on Monday, objection was raised to an application for a new billiard license at Capel Hendre by William Atkins. The Rev. Thos. Francis, Methodist minister, handed in a petition- against it, signed by 295 of the people in the district. He said he had personally witnessed the signature of every one. He also handed in a resolution passed by the Capel Hen- dre Methodist Church. He pointed out that these billiard houses led to much un- necessary spending, which should be dis- couraged and also sa.id the petitioners had complaints continually brought to their notice where young men spent the greater part of their earnings on billiards. It was also found that DETERIORATED THE YOUNG I manhood in the neighbourhood. The rev. gentleman gave an instance of the home life being adversely affected. Cross-examined by Mr. Henry Noyes, who appeared for the applicant, he stated I. he had personally taken the petition round to his flock and others. Mr. Noyes I suppose none of your II flock would refuse to sign it. Witness One or two have. Mr. Noyeg They were strong-minded enough to refuse. Witness Yes, if you like to call it strong-minded. Continuing, witnes3 said in the words of the petition they wanted to take the young men's minds from pleasure and make them prize more the spirit of justice mercy, and love in the country. Mr. Noyes Would you be surprised to hear we also have a petition of 400 names ? Witness I should like very much for the petitions to bs compared as to the character of the petitions and the area taken. I SANE AND REASONABLE GAME. I Mr. Noyes told the Bench that what Mr. Francis had told them was simply his personal view. There was no billiard hundreds of young men in the district, and he submitted the game of billiards was a most sane and reasonable recrea- tion in fact it was the king of indoor games. So long as it was played properly there was nothing at all in the game which could in any way demoralise young people. The Bench, after retiring, intimated they had come to the conclusion that they could not grant the application.

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