Messrs. J. WILLIAMSON, W. U. ARMSTRONG, and T. HOUGHTON.
Mr. E. SATTERTHWAITE (Mr. E. H. WILSON) applied on behalf of Mrs. Mary
WILSON for the protection order respecting the Globe Inn, Branthwaite. He
stated that it was intended that he should apply for the full transfer of
license, but insufficient notice had been given.
The magistrates declined to grant the application.
Mr. W. KNOWLES was granted the full transfer of the Crown and Mitre Inn,
Cockermouth, and a similar transfer was granted to Humphrey THOMPSON, Blue
Henry BARTON, general dealer, The Goat, Cockermouth, was charged with
been drunk and disorderly in Main Street, Cockermouth, at 7-10 p.m. on
P. C. LAKE said the defendant was very drunk, shouting and swearing and
wanting to “fight any man in Cockermouth.” He took off his coat and refused
be quiet, and witness took him into custody.
BARTON said he had had a “punch on the head” that night his head was “
flooded with blood,” and his neck was “flooded with blood.” He pleaded
Defendant was ordered to pay a fine of 15s in fourteen days, or undergo a
fortnight’s imprisonment in default.
Franklin BURFORD, bank clerk, 1, Fern Villas, Cockermouth, was charged with
having failed to keep his dog under proper control, at Cockermouth, on
November 17th. There was also a further charge of having allowed the dog to
be on a
highway without a collar bearing the owner’s name and address.
Mr. E. SATTERTHWAITE (Mr. E. H. WILSON) represented defendant, who did not
appear, and pleaded guilty.
P. C. ELLIOTT stated that on the night of November 7th he found a black
cocker spaniel dog roaming the streets. He recognized the dog (which wore
collar) as belonging to the defendant, and returned it to him. He had
him on previous occasions regarding the animal.
Mr. SATTERTHWAITE said Mr. BURFORD wished to express his regret. The dog
been fastened up but had broken loose.
Fines of 10s were
David NEALY, coalminer, Scott HILL, Great Broughton, was fined 15s for
having ridden a bicycle without a white light to the front, at Brigham
12-20 a.m. on November 6th.
P. C. REID said he saw the defendant riding the cycle without a light and
called on him to stop. He rode away, and witness had to stop a motor
and get a lift to catch him. Asked why he failed to stop, defendant made no
reply, and when cautioned and charged he said, “I’m sorry.” There was no
on the bicycle.
Elizabeth CALLION, Broughton Cross, was charged with a similar offence.
P. C. GREEN gave evidence and defendant said she was unable to keep her
She was ordered to pay the costs (5s) and the case was dismissed.
NO REAR LIGHT.
Cyril LEATHES, clerk, Trough Bridge, Embleton, appeared on a charge of
having ridden a motor cycle without a red rear light, at Cockermouth, at 7
on November 12th.
P. C. STANWIX said he was on duty near Goat Bridge, and stopped the
defendant, who had no rear light.
Pleading guilty, defendant said his lamps were electrically illuminated.
cable to the rear lamp had broken, and consequently there was no rear
It was certainly alight when he left Whitehaven, and although he dismounted
his machine at Brigham he failed to notice that it was out then.
Defendant fined 10s.
Joseph BURNS, labourer, Cocker Lane, Cockermouth, was charged with having
trespassed on land during the day time in pursuit of conies at Strawberry
on November 8th.
Mr. W. U. ARMSTRONG, the owner of the shooting rights over the land retired
from the Bench during the hearing of the case.
Abraham STARKIE, gamekeeper, Kirkgate, Cockermouth, said he was going over
the ground at Strawberry Howe, when he saw the defendant and two other men
with two dogs. He was making towards them when he saw BURNS pick up one of
dogs ( a red lurcher) and point towards something on the ground.
rabbit got up and the dogs chased it, the men following. He went towards
them and they ran away, but he caught a dog which was afterwards claimed by
BURNS, who said, “It’s a fair cop.” He, witness, found a net (produced over
hole where he first saw the men.
Defendant pleased not guilty. He said he and two other men went for a walk
to the Ashtip, after rats. The dogs saw a weasel and chased it and they
followed it to get the dogs back. They had just caught the dogs when a
up, and the dogs chased it. Then STARKIE came up and they ran away.
Defendant, who said he was an unhired farm servant, was fined £1.
SAD MAINTENANCE CASE.
Margaret HARMAN, married woman, Plumbland, summoned her husband, Alfred
Edward HARMAN, labourer, High Street, Harefield, Middlesex, for non-payment
maintenance arrears amounting to £4 since August, 1928.
Mr. W. C. SUMNER appeared for the complainant.
Mr. SUMNER said an order was made in July, 1928, and defendant had never
paid his wife anything, in fact, she had received no money from him since
Mrs. HARMAN stated she obtained an order for the payment of 10s per week on
July 2nd, 1928. Defendant had paid nothing under the order.
Defendant stated that he had no intention of paying - he could not pay. In
the witness box he stated he wished to have the order reduced on the ground
that he could not afford to pay. It cost him his whole earning to keep
and his two children. His wages were £2 per week and he had to pay a woman
per week, to look after his two children, and the remaining £1 to keep
himself. He was a general labourer, working short time. The children, both
were aged seven and four years respectively.
Mr. SUMNER submitted that in 1924 the husband desired to have the custody
the children and that is how he came to have them to-day. The wife was
willing to take them, provided he would maintain them.
Mr. SUMNER: The woman who looks after your children is your sister?
And you live at home with your own people?
Do you intend to support your wife?
Yes, if I possibly can.
In further cross examination defendant said he would keep his wife if he
the means to do so. But he must consider his innocent children first. His
father was living retired.
The Clerk: Will you make a home for your wife?
No. Four years she has never asked whether the children are dead or alive.
Mr. SUMNER said he was willing to accept 7s 6d per week provided it was
regularly to him.
The Chairman: Will you agree to pay anything?
The Chairman said they were very sorry to do so, but they must commit
defendant to gaol for one month.