LOCAL POLICE COURTS.
MONDAY, JANUARY 27.
Before Colonel SEWELL, the Rev. Canon
SUTTON, W. L. ALEXANDER, J. WIL-
SON, H. P. SENHOUSE, S. D. STANLEY-
DODGSON, and Edwin JACKSON, Esqs.
A VIOLENT PRISONER.
John ROWE, 22, labourer, Cockermouth,
was charged with assaulting the police at Cock-
ermouth on the 24th inst.--Police-constable
RUNDLE stated that he took the man into
custody for disorderliness on the street. On
his way to the Police Station he was very violent,
and he kicked him several times on the leg.--
Defendant, who did not appear, was committed
to prison for one month.
George BELL, collier, Dearham, was charged
with an offence against the game laws at Dovenby
on the 16th inst.--Defendant pleaded guilty.--He
was stated to have been hunting with a dog for
rabbits in a lane between Dovenby and Linefoot.
A fine of 20s., including costs, was imposed.
THE TERRORS OF COCKERMOUTH.
The brothers MORGAN, Patrick, Henry,
and James, appeared on charges of having
been drunk and disorderly. Henry's case
had been adjourned from last week to see
if he would take the pledge.--The Clerk
(addressing Henry): Well, have you taken
the pledge?--Henry: I took it this morning.
(Laughter.)--Colonel SEWELL: Why did you
delay so long?--Henry: I did not know where
to go.--The Clerk: Had you any liquor last
week?--Henry: Only two pints.--Superinten-
dent GRAHAM: He has had some drink this
morning.--Henry: No, I have not.--The Clerk:
Has Patrick taken the pledge too?--Patrick:
Yes.--The pledges, which were on illuminated
cards, were handed to the magistrates.--The
case of Henry was adjourned for one month
to see how he behaves. Patrick and James
were each sent to prison for one month.
Colonel SEWELL said the neighbourhood
was disturbed by these MORGANS. If they
appeared here again extreme measures would
have to be taken.