The Bona Fide Traveller.
MISLED BY A JUDGMENT. United Press Association—By Electric Telegraph Auckland May 25 Acting on the Judgment of Mr Standford, the Stipendiary Magistrate at New Plymouth, that the Licensing Act recognised the existence of the bona fide traveller, Herbert Hay, landlord of St. Helier's Bay Hotel, served a party of Auckland excursionists on Sunday, December 25. He was charged today, before Mr M'Carthy, Stipendiary Magistrate, and pleaded guilty to keeping his hotel open and serving beer during prohibited hours. The Crown Prosecutor said that he recognised that Hay had been misled by Mr Stanford's judgment, and did not press for more than :a nominal penalty. The Magistrate imposed a fine of one shilling and costs, remarking that the defendant had committed an offence«under the sanction of a magisterial judgment, and the license would not be endorsed.
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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6580, 26 May 1905
The Bona Fide Traveller. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXII, Issue 6580, 26 May 1905
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