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'A ■H'UCfift'lONiD CASE

Ai the Magistrate's Court to-day, before Mr F« O'B. Loughnan, S.M., a charge of •Su.nday trading was preferred against P. J. Beatson, of Richmond, in respect of January 28th, Defendant .pie dca not guuty. .■••-. The prosecution was conducted by Senior-Serireant McNamara. Constable Sheary gave-evidence that the defendant, who was a publican, also had a shop opposite his hotel in Richmond. The shop was lit upon the night of the 21st January and;there were three men inside—the defendant and two others. 'Witness asked', "Who runs this show:" defendant ueplying "I. do/' The shop was open again on ..Sunday night, 23ui January., Witness proceeded to give evidence-of soft drinks which were called for andl supplied by o.ue. Siggl'2kow, who was in charge of; the ihop. 'Defendiamt came .in afterwards and asked those in the shop to have a drink, which they did, but no money was passed." The shop was on the main road and in view of people passing. ißernard Lusty, farmer, of Richmond, gave evidence as to being in defendant's Ihop on Sunday night, 28th January, when soft drinks.'- were called for, paid for and consumed 1 . Ho had two or ■three drinks. Defendant, in a statement, said he was licensee of the Star and Garter Hotel, and had opened the shop as an accommodation house for extra boarders. He said he had asked, Sergeant Barrett if he could sell soft drinks at the shop on Suwdav, and. had been told, he could, .as there was nothing in the Act against The Magistrate said he would like, to hear what Sergeant Barrett had' to say. in reply-to, this statement, and the case was adjourned'till Sergeant Barrett re- : turns to 'Nelson towards'the end of the month.

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ALLEGED SUNDAY TRADING, Nelson Evening Mail, 8 February 1917

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ALLEGED SUNDAY TRADING Nelson Evening Mail, 8 February 1917

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