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LICENSING COURTS.

ASHBURTON. —To-Day.

(Before J. N. Wood, Esq. (Chairman), and Messrs Cox, Winter, and Ward, Commissioners.) RENEWALS. The whole of the applications for renewals of licenses were granted. THE HINDHOPE HOTEL. In the application of Robert Little to be allowed to make application for a renewal of the license of this hotel, ho having inadvertently permitted his license to lapse, Mr Purnell urged for the consideration of the Bench that the section of the Act, under which the notice of the . license had to be lodged 21 days previous to the sitting of the Licensing Court, could only be regarded either as directory or mandatory. If the former, then it was within the province of the Bench of Commissioners to grant a renewal ol the license, even though this notice had been omitted. Mrs Little had come down to the town to make the application, but had been unable to obtain the necessary form, and had returned home without doing so, and.omitted to inform her husband in sufficient time to permit of making the application. The fault had been in that ■ there was an insufficient staff in the Court offices, and therefore the applicant should not be made to suffer. The notice was merely for the convenience of the police, and to close the house would bo to inconvenience the travelling public. _ The police had had ample time to object if they desired to do so. His Worship quoted from the report of the police on the hotels, in which the manner in which the house had been conducted was spoken of in condemnatory terms, and it was stated that objection would have been taken to the renewal of : the license had any application been lodged. After some further remarks from Mr Purnell, his Worship the Chairman said the. Bench would waive the objection existing against the application and hear the case on its merits at an adjourned sitting of the Court on the 24th inst., the police to have power to object. ! The Court then adjourned.

TEMUKA.—Monday.

(Before J. Nugent Wood, Esq., R.M., S. D. Barker, Esq., J.P., and j. A. Gammact, Esq., Commissioners.) The police reported that the hotels iu the district were kept very orderly, &c., and the following licenses were renewed : Leonard Tombs; Crown Hotel, Temuka;' Michael Quinn, Star Hotel, Temuka; Peter Ooira, Royal Hotel, Temuka ; John T. M. Olliver, Temuka j,Hotel, Temuka ; Thomas Swinton, Winchester Hotel, Winchester ; Hugh Brosnahan, Orari Hotel, Orari'-; W. C. Gilmour, Spurt Hat Hotel, Waitohi.

In reference to Hugh Brosnahan’s license, the Bench instructed the police to let him know that when any person is given in his charge that he must not supply him with any drinks (as he did in the case of McManus, lately arrested at his hotel for stealing a cash-box.) Mr John Myers presented a plan of a new hotel f or the township of Arowhenua, together with over 50 signatures to the sanction of same. The Commissioners decided to let the matter stand over for the present, in view of legislatiod on the licensing question; ‘

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LICENSING COURTS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 370, 14 June 1881

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LICENSING COURTS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 370, 14 June 1881

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