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Post by Karen on Wed 17 Dec 2014 - 14:24

The magistrates at Newport police-court were occupied for some time on Monday in considering a case in which David Adams, the proprietor of a waxwork and model exhibition which is on view in High-street, was summoned for keeping a room for public music without a license.
P.S. Dukelow stated that on the 13th inst. he heard a French piano playing in the shop, and people were constantly stopping to listen to the music. In answer to Mr. Lyndon Moore, who appeared for the defendant, the officer said it was a show in which "Jack the Ripper and his Seven Victims"
were to be seen. Mr. Moore asked if "Jack the Ripper" was there why the officer did not arrest him. This query, which was received with laughter, was not answered. Mr. Moore, for the defence, contended that as the show was the primary object that induced the visitors to go in the magistrates
could not convict, and he quoted a case in which it was decided by the Court of Queen's Bench that if the music was only a subsidiary part of the entertainment no license was necessary. The Bench decided to dismiss the case on the ground that the music was only a subsidiary part of the show.
- Thos. Smith, who is in the employ of the defendant in the last case, was summoned for causing an obstruction in High-street. P.C. Dukelow stated that the defendant caused a crowd to collect by calling out that "Jack the Ripper" and his victims might be seen inside. The bench decided that an obstruction
had been caused, and a fine of 10s. was ordered to be paid. The Mayor thought that cries similar to those used by the defendant to attract visitors to his show were most improper.

Source: Cardiff Times, 27 July 1889, Page 5

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Re: Improper Methods Used by Waxworks

Post by Mr Hyde on Wed 17 Dec 2014 - 22:44

I'd wager my reputation that David Adams is a music lover and quite knowledgeable about Jack the Ripper.

Seven victims is a bit of a worry though and thoroughly deserverves a 10 shilling fine.

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Re: Improper Methods Used by Waxworks

Post by Mr Hyde on Sun 6 Dec 2015 - 23:13

Crikey!

 Another year almost gone.

 Merry Xmas!

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