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NORTH-EAST VALLEY. The annual meeting of the Northeast Valley Licensing Committee was held at noon ycßterday, and attended by Messrs Myers (chairman), Short, Farquharaon, and Anderson. LICENSES. Renewals of publicans' eleven o'clock licenses were granted to the following applicants, the police offering no objection : Edward Kirk, Botanic Gardens Hotel; Francis M'Grath, North-east Valley Hotel; Margaret Webb, Sunnydale Hotel; George Vinsen, Normanby Hotel. In each case permission waß granted to the applicant to extinguish the lights over the hotel door at 11 p.m. Applications for renewals of bottle licenses were granted to Catherine Crawford and Alexander King. The Bench expressed themselves as being pleased with the very satisfactory police report; and on the motion of Mr Farquharson a vote of thanks was accorded to Constable Walker for the efficient manner in which he performed his duties. The Chairman, ia putting the motion, said that the Committee had no wißh to be hard on the publicans, but they were there to administer the Act, and he hoped for that reason the police reports would continue to be favorable, and so save them from an unpleasant duty.

I At yesterday's meeting of the City North (Auckland) Licensing Committee a letter was read, in which a woman complained that in one hotel in the district her son spent all his money, neglecting his wife and children, and asserted that Sunday trading was carried on at the place. The ' Herald,' however, states that a letter has been since written by the womati regretting that she had made oharges wLich she could not prove, and that she had done her son an injustice, and had apologised to the landlady of the hotel. Dnring the consideration of one application for a rejnewal of license, the

chairman said that the Committee had a private detective watching the hotel, and he had reported that on one Sunday aevcutythree persons had gone in betweeu uine in the morning and four in the afternoon. The hotels, the applications for the renewal of licenses of which the Committee postponed consideration, were:—The Aurors, Clanricarde, Eagle, Foresters' Arms," Shamrock, and Wharf. They intimated that they contemplated closing these places under clause 1 63 of the Act on the ground that they were not needed.

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LICENSING COMMITTEES., Issue 7925, 5 June 1889

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LICENSING COMMITTEES. Issue 7925, 5 June 1889

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