Miss Mary Newton, employed as Grisette in Mr. Haynes’ pastry establishment, charged with a breach of the Police Act, under the following circumstances:–A Mr. Merton, who has just joined the Police Department in the capacity of district constable, having rather a fashionable exterior, hit upon a novel plan to raise the wind, and thereupon sallied forth accompanied by Mr. Adams, another constable, in the laudable pursuit, and first stepped into Mr. Haynes’ shop, where, after cracking a few jokes with Miss N., and enjoying some of Mr. H’s savory pies, they desired, as a condiment, some bottled ale, which Miss N. got them, not suspecting under the garb of a gentleman was hidden the wily informer ; but men like other things are not to be trusted by their looks, which Mr. H. found to his cost, being fined £10.
Colonial Times, 7 June 1842
This was an appeal against a conviction for selling ale without a license. The appellant,
whose case was conducted by Mr. Macdowell, and who is the serving-woman in Mr. Hayne’s
pastry-cook shop, in Murray-street, was charged in the words, of the Act, with selling a pint of
ale on a given day, not being an apothecary, physician, druggist, &c, or otherwise privileged
to sell the same.
Colonial Times, 19 July 1842