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EABA : The Billiard Monthly : December, 1910

The Billiard Monthly : December, 1910

Letters to the Editor

A Question of Printing

To the Editor.

I have received a copy of The Billiard Monthly through
Messrs. Smith & Son, and am pleased that such a publication
has been started. I should like to offer one suggestion,
viz., that it be printed on unglazed paper, as the shining is
unpleasant to read and detrimental to the eye-sight.


[We are afraid that we could not produce the portraits
satisfactorily on uncoated paper.—Ed. B.M.]

Billiards and the Law

To the Editor.

Coupled with very hearty congratulations upon the excellent
initial number of the new monthly, and wishing you
every success, may I ask for a little explanation regarding
the statement on page 1 that
“Billiards may be played in beerhouses and all other
public places licensed for the playing of billiards at all
times without restriction”?

Over against this permit me to quote from the license
granted to such houses or places:
“And do not open the said house for play, or allow
any play therein after one and before eight of the clock
in the morning, or keep it open or allow any play therein
on Sundays, Christmas Day, or Good Friday,” etc.

The foregoing extract has reference pure and simple to
places described in your article as “other than public houses.”


115, Monton Road, Eccles.

November 12, 1910.

[This form of license was drafted before the decision in
the Courts, which states that billiards may be played in
beerhouses at all times. The matter will be dealt with by
our legal contributor more fully next month ]

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