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REDUCTION OF LICENSES.

THE TOOWONG CASE.

Mr. H.L. Archdall, P.M., was further   occupied in the Licensing Court yesterday in hearing the matter of the determination of what license shall cease in the Toowong local option area.

Sub-inspector Brosnan appeared as licensing inspector.

Evidence was taken in regard to the Regatta and Royal Exchange Hotels. -

James F. Cavill, licensee of the Royal Exchange Hotel, gave evidence. In reply to Mr. O'Shea, witness gave details as to his accommodation for boarders.

Mr. T. J. O'Shea : Were you full at

show time ?

The Police Magistrate : I presume Mr.   O'Shea means full of boarders. (Laughter.)

Witness replied that his house had been

full then.  

By Mr. Graham: Do you think it is fair that "wanderers on the Far West trail" should be deprived of their hotel at Indooroopilly? '

Witness: If they come as far as that, it would not hurt them to come on to my

place.

By Mr. Crawford: Are there any churches near your hotel?

Witness: I have not seen any.  

The Police Magistrate: Do you think Toowong is going to progress? Witness: Certain of it

The Police Magistrate: What will be the cause of the progress-the additional rooms you have put up?

Witness: Partly, and partly because the Government has bought some land, near St. Lucia for the soldiers.

Mr. Macrossan: That land will be nearer the Regatta Hotel.

Mr. O'Shea: Certainly not. They would  

have to pass the Royal Exchange to get to the Regatta.

The Police Magistrate (to Mr. Macros- san) : You had better come out with me when I make my inspection. ,

Mr. Graham : I hope we shall all come. The Police Magistrate : I have no ob- jection to that so long as you come at

your own expense.

Constable Menzel, of Toowong, deposed that the Regatta Hotel did not enjoy the same reputation for quietness and respect- ability which the Royal Exchange did.

By Mr. Macrossan : He had a differ- ence with Mr. and Mrs. Gleeson, of the Regatta, over a servant girl who was now at the Royal Exchange. A complaint was made to the licensing inspector on the matter, as a result of which witness was

exonerated,

Mr. O'Shea called the licensing inspec- tor (Mr. Brosnan)

Mr. Brosnan said that he preferred not to give evidence, but finally did so, in support of his reports

Counsel's address occupied the whole of the afternoon and had not been con- cluded when the court rose until 11 a.m. on Wednesday.

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