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LOCAL POLICE COURTS
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17
Before T. DIXON (in the chair), and W. H. KITCHIN, Esqs.
John DUFFY, 36, a miner, of Frizington, was charged with using obscene language at Frizington.
Defendant did not appear, and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
John GRAHAM, 29, a miner, Cleator Moor; Christina CLEMENTS, 56, married woman, of Cleator Moor; and Stephen CANNAVAN, 32, miner, Frizington, were fined 10s each for using obscene language.
James BROWN, 11,a nd William HOLYWELL, 9, school boys, Cleator Moor, were charged with extinguishing street lamps.
PC. CARSON (163), stated that at 6-50 p.m., on the 29th ult., he saw defendants climb up the lamp post and extinguish the light, in Whitehaven Road. Witness went towards the defendants, but when they saw him they ran away. BROWN admitted that he had put the lamp out, and CARSON said he had extinguished one at the Crescent.
The father of BROWN came forward, and he had chastised his boy.
Mrs. HOLYWELL stated that the lamplighter had often given matches to her boy to light the lamps with.
As that was the first offence, the boys were discharged. They must remember, however, that it was a very serious offence.
AN OFFENDING WHEELMAN.
Joseph HOWE, 38, was charged with riding a bicycle without a lamp at 8-40 p.m., on the 6th inst.
Inspector STEELE gave evidence to the effect that defendant was riding a bicycle in Ennerdale Road. Witness called upon him to stop, and he did so. Defendant had explained that he had just purchased the bicycle at the Market Hall, and was trying it on his way home.
The Bench imposed a fine of 10s.
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