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LICENSEES' ORDEALi I ANNUAL SURVEY. I MANY SWANSEA OBJEC- TIONS. I The annual Brewster Sessions for the 'borough of Swansea were held at the Guild- liall on Thursday morning, Mr. Jo-hji Roberts, chairman of the Licensing Bench., presiding, the other magistrates including the Mayor (Ald. T. T. Corkier), Messrs. J. W. Jone3, W. Thomas, Wm. Williams, and F. Edwards. It was intimated at the out- set that ths Bench would sit until live o'clock, and then adjourn to Friday, if neceissarv. THE POLICE OBJECTIONS. Objections were offered by the police to the following licenses:— New Inn, Pentre-chwyth, licensee, Margt. Ross McCondre. Copperma-n's Arms, NeatJh-road-Lydia. Hancock. I Ownibwrlfi- Inn—Maurice Murphy. Coim-pass Inn-James Evans. Angel Inii-W. H. Miles. Pavilion—W. Coutte. London HoteJ-Oharls Rose. Bank Hotel-Brinley Jones. Stair Hot-ol-Thomas Rees. Victoria Hotel-Gøorge Gunning. Rutland Arms—Cornelius Sullivan. Heathfield Hotel—■Amos Gordon. Boar's He,-td-,C-,ojige Cols. White Hart—T. R. Necrews. Victoria Hotel—J. T. Jones. Wyndhacm H-otel-J. Y,. Shorrock. Three Orceins. High-street—M. Delaney. MR. RICHARD WATKINS' OBJEC- TIONS. -Mr. Wfitkins had served notices of objec- tion on the New Inn, Compass Inn, Angel Inn, Victoria Hotel, Rutland Arms, Hea?h- HeM Hotel, ??ste Hart, and the Three Crowns. At the outset Mr. R. Watkins also gave notice of objection on the grounds of re- dundancy and structural defects, to the fol- owing houses:- Lord Nelson, High-street; Cross Keys, St. Mary-street Bridge Inn, Ferryside; A house with no sign in Castle-square; The Woolpack, Waterloo-street; Rising Sun, Matthew-street. THE NEW INN. PENTRECHWYTH. was the first objected license taken. Mr. Lawrence Richards appeared for the police. Inspector Fielder said the house was tied to the Old Brewery; average takings £ 15 a week. The house was in good condition; there were two other public-houses in the neighbourhood. HhoB r yiu4i not think it re- quired. There were no complaints, and the trade had increased of late. Supt. Roberts thought two houses would meet local needs. P.B. Evans and P.C. Hill agreed. Mr. Rd. Wat-kins considered two houses would suf- fice. Replying to Mr. Isaac (who represent- ed the licensee) he said he thought the centre of the three licenses should go.—The Bench deferred their decision. THE COPPERMAN'S ARMS was tne second house taken. This was a seven days' license. Verv old house and not necessary, said Inspector Fielder. Supt. Roberts considered the house could very well be spared; redun- dancy was the objection. Mr. W. A. James, who represented the licensee, called Mrs. Hancock. who said they did not do much Sunday trade. CWMBWRLA INN, Larmarthen-road (licensee, Maurice Murphy) was a six days' license. Inspector Fielder said the average takings was given Rs JB25 to £30; trade, 7 barrel, 20 dozen ales and stouts, 5 dozen minerals, 30 dozen flagons, and 7 gallons of spirits. There were four other houses within 350 yards: one house less would meet the needs of the district. The only objection wa. to the back entrance, which was unsuitable for supervision. Supt. Roberts and Mr. R. Watkins only objected to the back door and the stables, and Mr. D. Clarke, for the tenants, said they were prepared to meet these objections. The superintendent described the house as ex- cellent structurally, and well kept and very busy. COMPASS INN, Pentregethin-rocid (licensee, James Evans), a seven days' license. Inspector Roberts said the owners were Messrs. Hancocks trade, 6-7 barrels a week, 52 dozen flagons, 30 doz-en ales and stouts, and 7 gallons spirits; average takings, £ 30— £ 35 a week. He thought two houses would meat local needs in place of the four there now. Inspector Fielder was cross-examined by Mr Gaskell, who suggested that ob- jections would be met by certain struc- tural alterations. Supt. Roberts said that the Compass was not. neoess-arv. "LESS LICENSES: LESS CRIME." Inspector Lloyd a,nd Mr. Richard Wat- Kins aloo opposed the renewal, and the latter argued that a diminution in crime follower a reduction of licensed houses. ]n the past ten years 80 or 90 licenses had been taken away, a.nd the result had been less crime. He quoted the case of Liverpool, and added what he said would be of interest to Swansea, that as a re- sult or the reduction of a number of licenced houses 103 policemen were dis- charge, At Swansea ho argued there had also been a diminution in crime, duo to the fewer temptations to drink. If the house were wiped out a third of the takings would be saved, the other two- thirds going to the other houses' in tho neighbourhood. That was his invariable experience. Mr. Gaskell said that the lessees (Messis. Hancock and Co., brewers), were prepared to rebuild the house, not that it is at present structurally bad, but that if the house was wanted it was ob- 1 vious that it should be of the best. It: was a, seven days' license, but there was no Sunday trade done, and Messrs. Han- 1 cock did not want it, but they were bound by the covenants of their lease, and therefore could not offer to accept a six days' license. THE AFTERNOON'S PROCEFnTNGS' After lunch Mr. Gaskell said that the! lessees had communicated with the agents of Sir Courtenay Mansel, the owner, and they had consented to a six days' license being applied for, and he (counsel) pro- posed to do. that. In other evidence it transpired that the plans for rebuilding proposed to cover a larger spa.oo than that at present occu- pied, but Mr. Gaskell pointed out that the club-room was being given up, and increased space allowed behind the bar counter. The Benah retired, and subsequently the Chairman int.imated that the application to -pabuild on the lines indicated was refused. Mil". Gaskell tliaai applied for the renewal of a. six days' license only, at the sa.me time giving an undertaking to produce a scheme at the adjourned Sessions of rebuilding or alterations that would niest with the ap- proval of the justices. The further hearing was oonsequently ad- journed. ANGEL INN. The An Inn, Carmarthen-road, was next taken. Mr. Mariay Samson (instructed by Messrs. Aaron Thorn,'is and Co.) appeared for the lessee (Swansea United Brewery Company) and owners. Inspector Fielde/r said it was a six days' license, licensee, Mr. W. H. Miles, rent L2,6 per annum, very poor house, but doing a d trade with workmen from the Cwm- felin Works. Supt. Roberts, Inspector Roberts and Mr. Watkins also gave evidence. Mr. Samson cross-examined to show that the house, by reason of its trade, was re- quired, and t-hait it was practically in an isolated position. He stated that in six yerairs the trade had more than doubled. The decision was reserved.

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