18 May, 2013

May 18 Watering down the grog

1896
Matthew Campbell Lecky, Excise Officer, summoned Bridget Barber, of the Golden Valley Hotel, Bet Bet, for applying a false description to liquor (whisky) exposed for sale. 
She was lined £1 with £4 0s. 8d. costs. 
Catherine Johannsen, of the Farmers Arms Hotel, Eddington, was charged with a similar offence. 
The chairman said that the tests by Mr. Fremersdoriff were much more elaborate than those by Mr. Smith, the Customs expert, and dismissed the case, with costs, £5 5s., against complainant.

The cat agreed...
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