Refusing to Quit at The Denaby Main Hotel

March 1901

Mexborough and Swinton times, March 1.

Refusing to Quit at the Denaby Main Hotel

Thomas Sullivan, miner, Denaby, was summoned for having been drunk and disorderly and refusing to quit the Denaby Main Hotel when requested to do so on February 12.

A similar charge was preferred against John Gallagher, a Conisborough miner, the offence been committed on February 13.

Mr JH Pawson, solicitor, of Doncaster, who appeared for the prosecution, said the landlord was most wishful that no disorderly conduct should take place.

William Isaac Gibbs, the landlord, in giving evidence against Sullivan, said that on February 12 he was called into the dram shop, when he saw the defendant there. The defendant had his hat off, and was challenging a man to fight. He asked the defendant to leave, and the defendant said. “I will go for you, you are a thorough gentleman, and tried to do us good.”

He then asked for a pint of ale, but the witness said “No, you have been refused; you will have no more beer here.” The defendant then became abusive, and the witness deemed it necessary to send for the police. The defendant got over the bar, and assaulted the bar man. There was about £20 in the till at the time. Ultimately he was ejected.

A barman name Donaldson gave similar evidence, and the defendant, who did not appear, was fined 20 shillings, including the cost.

Gallagher pleaded guilty to the charge against him.

Mr Paulson said the defendant went to the hotel about eight o’clock, and he was then asked to leave in consequence of his conduct. He went, but returned at a 8:15 and created another disturbance. He was put out, but he went a third time, on this occasion with his coat and waistcoat off; and he offered to fight anybody in the place.

The Chairman: you have appeared here in answer to the summons, therefore the penalty will be smaller than in the last case. You have to pay the costs, 16s 6d.

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