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The annual meeting was held to-day ; present—Messrs W. Wills (chairman), H. A. Reynolds, J, Mitchell, T. Brown, and James Soonlar.

John Golder applied for a renewal of the license of the Morningtcn Hotel, Maclaggan street. The police reported favorably as to the way in which the house was conducted, and, there being no objection of any kind, the application was granted. Mr Golder obtained a renewal of the concession to extinguish the front light at 10 p.m. A renewal of a bottle license to Robert Rutherford was also granted without opposition. The Committee recorded their approval of the manner in which Constable O’Sullivan had discharged his duty in supervising the licensed premises. The proceedings lasted precisely seven tpinutes. ROSLYN. The annual meeting of the Roslyn Licensing Committee was held at noon today, and attended by Messrs A. Hill Jack (chairman), L. Kemnitz, W. Carlton, W. Farley, and J. Lambert. The police and inspector’s reports on the licensed houses in the district were favorable, stating that the public-houses were conducted in a very satisfactory manner, leaving no grounds for complaint. The Chairman referred to the satisfactory nature of the reports, and said that in consequence of the orderly manner in which the houses had been conducted the duties of the Committee were extremely light. He hoped, and felt certain, that the present state of things would continue, so that the work to be contracted by the Committee would not be of a very onerous nature. He had not heard of any matter upon which he cctald dwell at length, so that all the Committee had to do was to transact the present business,

RENEWALS. jj Renewals of publicans’ licenses were granted to David Heffernau, Kaikorai, aud Thomas Bunting, Halfway Bush. NEW LICENSE. A license was applied for by Simon Conway, City road, Roslyn. No objection being made, the license was accordingly granted. transfer. A transfer from John Smith, Roslyn, to Simon Conway was granted. Vorts of thanks being accorded to Constable Beattie for the efficient inaon.'-r in V.llieh le- bad |;i'i li.'llevil his lUilii ; , end In niuu.'iiian, the meeting Ui initiated. CAVERSHAM. The meeting of the Caversham Licensing Committee, held to-day, was attended by Messrs J. Todd (chairman), J. Grant, A. Vickers, J. Jones, and J. Inga. The police reports as to the manner in which licensed houses were conducted were satisfactory, with the exception of that regarding the Tramway Terminus Hotel, of which Christian Hanson was licensee. The report stated that a disturbance had taken place in the hotel on May 24. RENEWALS. The following applications for renewals of publicans’ licenses were granted :—Francis Porter, Caversham; James Porter, Edinburgh Castle ; James Muir, Commercial; John Iveson, St, Clair; Selicia Kiugsford, Parkside ; Dennis Maloney, Kensington ; John Blaney, Caledonian. The application of Christian Hanson was also received, but the matter was adjourned until the 29th inst. to allow another applicant to apply for the license. NEW LICENSES. The applications of George Searle (National) and John Tiffin (Ayrshire) for publicans’ licenses were granted. BOTTLE LICENSE. Peter Rutherford was granted a renewal of a bottle license. The Committee decided that all hotels must keep a good light burning nightly until ten o'clock, excepting three days before and one after full moon. They also recognised the excellent manner in which the police had performed their duties. WELLINGTON. The Licensing Committee granted all licenses excepting in the cases of married women whose husbands are living apart. The police objected to the renewals of these, and on an intimation from the Bench that they had no power to grant renewals, the applicants applied for adjournments to enable transfers to be made. The houses affected are the Te Aro, Central, and Commercial.

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LICENSING MEETINGS., Issue 7927, 7 June 1889

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LICENSING MEETINGS. Issue 7927, 7 June 1889

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