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Licensing Committee.


']' .The,quarterly,(annual) meeting of the '"" ', Ashburtonßorough Licensing Committee, was held ',to-day at noon. Present— Messrs David Thomas (Chairman), Joseph I Scaly, Donald McLean, and J. *V". Sawle ■ (Commissioners). ! The applications were all for renewals of - license for premises already licensed^ and ' ' the only new applicant was Miss Trephina ' Butler, who applied for a renewal of : license for Butler's Hotel, but to have her name substituted on the license for that of Miss Esther Butler, the present "holder' of the license. Mr E. GF. Crisp „. appeared for Miss Butler, and explained that, the Hotel was the property of applicant's mother, but the law of the land was such that a married woman could v not hold a license, and it was necessary that one of her daughters should apply for the license. The transfer was granted. 'Henry Davis, Royal Hotel.—rThe Sergeant of Police stated that he had re- . ceived a telegram from-the proprietors of the hotel, stating that a new stable would be built upon the property immediately. The renewal was granted, subject to the erection-of the stable. Patrick Devane, Ashburton Hotel— .. renewal granted. John Henry, Commercial Hotel— renewal granted. The Sergeant, however, drew attention to the fact that there was one conviction recorded against the house, which was very well kept. A. J; Kelly, Central Hotel—renewal granted. '. William Pattinan, Somerset renewal granted. ,The Sergeant brought up the question of the Railway Refreshment Rooms, which was a licensed house with the Borough. Mr Crisp pointed out that the Bench had nothing whatever to do with this license, which was wholly under the control of the railway authorities as provided for by the Public Works Act. Mr Crisp applied for an extension of the hours of keeping open to eleven o'clock, on behalf of all the applicants, , and also for permission to extinguish the . , street lights in front of licensed premises. The Committee retired for half an hour , to consider the question, and on returning, stated that the applications made by Mr Crisp would be granted. ] Mr Sawle said that there should be no mistake as to who was dissenting, and ' stated'that he was the dissentient.. ;

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Licensing Committee., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2432, 4 June 1890

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Licensing Committee. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XIV, Issue 2432, 4 June 1890

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