Charles QUINN, labourer, Maryport, was charged at the Petty Sessions, Yesterday, (Friday) with assaulting his wife Margaret, on the 20th inst.
     Complainant appeared before the Bench with a shockingly bruised face, but defendant did not attend.
     Mrs. QUINN said that on Monday she returned home from Dearham, when the defendant assaulted her severely, and gave her a black eye. She had given him no provocation. He had previously beaten her, but not of late. She did not wish to have him punished, but desired a separation.
     The Chairman said the Bench had considered whether or not they should send defendant to gaol, but as the case was not pressed they would let him off on paying 15s. In default he would be sent to prison of 14 days.