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LOCAL POLICE COURTS
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MILLOM.
 
Saturday, October 18.
 
Before Wm. LEWTHWAITE (in the chair), C. VAUGHAN, John GUNSON, and W. J. YARR, Esqs.
 
 
 
 

COAL DEALER IN TROUBLE.
 
 David REID, 38, coal dealer, was summoned for being without a weighing instrument on his lurry when delivering coals.
 
 Inspector HOGG proved the case.
 
 Mr. J. R. HALL appeared for the defence, and admitted that the lurry was without a weighing machine, but said that the machine had broken.
 
 The case was dismissed on payment of costs.
 

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THROWING STONES.
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 A boy named William ROWE, 14, was summoned for throwing stones. He should have appeared at the last Court. His excuse was that he thought the Court sat at 12-30. The case having been proved, the defendant was bound over to be of good behaviour.
 

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AFFILIATION CASES.
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 There were two affiliation cases in the list, and Mr. Wilson BUTLER made an application that such cases, be heard in private, and that the court be cleared.
 
 Mr. W. T. LAWRENCE and Mr. M. A. J. DICKINSON supported the former, alluding to the morbid taste of the public for the details. - The Court was full.
 
 The Bench decided that each case would be dealt with as regards publicity on its merits, but all children must leave the Court. The cases would be heard in open Court.