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LOCAL POLICE COURTS
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17
Before J. COCKTON (chairman), J. MAUGHAN, and T. CAREY, Esqs..
HIS 68TH APPEARANCE.
Peter M’GHANN, labourer, who did not appear, was summoned for being drunk and disorderly on the 1st and 5th of October.
Supt. GRAHAM said it was the 68th time, and the seventh year that he had been there. Supt. GRAHAM said he thought it was a case for the Inebriates Home. No doubt he worked when sober.
The Chairman said it was a most unfortunate case. They had decided to impose a fine of 20s in each case, or, in default, 14 days imprisonment.
Supt GRAHAM: You will try what leniency does again. I hope it will have a good effect,
DRUNK ON LICENSED PREMISES.
Patrick M’CANN, labourer, Grasslot, who did not appear was fined 20s with the alternative of 14 days imprisonment, for being found drunk on the licensed premises of the Queen’s Head Inn on the 11th inst.
Inspector NOTMAN said the landlady was ordering him to leave, saying he would get no drink there.
ASSAULT ON A DEARHAM SPINSTER.
Mary Ann DOWNEY, Row Brow, Dearham, married woman, who did not appear, was summoned for assaulting Grace HOWE on the 1st inst.
There was a cross summons in this case.
DOWNEY was also summoned for assaulting HOWE on the 2nd inst.
Complainant stated that defendant asked her why her mother had been scandalizing her. She replied that her mother was as good as her. Defendant then struck her twice in the eye, and threatened if she said anything more what she would do. On the 2nd inst., when complainant was returning from Maryport, after getting the summons, defendant met her, and without speaking hit her on the eye.
Thos. OSTLE said that he was at his work at the Townhead Colliery when he saw the girl come down the road. He did not know what they said, but defendant struck complainant three times.
P. C. M’CRACKEN said defendant had removed to Ulverston.
Fined 20s including costs or 14 days imprisonment in each case.
The cross summons was dropped, there being no appearance.
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