Drunk & Disorderlies

PATRICK WATERSON was found guilty of being drunk and disorderly on the 26th ult, on the highway at Cleator Moor.  Prisoner confessed to having taken a few pints, and was fined 16s, or 14 days' imprisonment.

PETER CAFFERTY, JOHN MURPHY, PETER CATTANACH, were also found guilty of the above offence, and fined.  CAFFERTY in the sum of 1 pound, or one month's imprisonment; and CATTANACH and MURPHY, 16s, or 14 days' imprisonment.

MARY DUNLOP was charged with being drunk and disorderly on Sunday morning last.  The prisoner: I was not tipsy.  The Chairman:  You are not charged with being tipsy, but with being drunk.  Prisoner: Then it's a lie.  The Chairman: Have you a witness to prove you were sober?  Prisoner: Yes; but she is not here.  The Chairman:  Then we must believe the police officer's testimony.  DUNLOP was fined 16s, or 14 days' imprisonment.  Prisoner:  I cannot pay that sum, unless you take it by installments.  The Chairman:  But we would prefer taking it all just now.  Prisoner:  Then, I'll go to the prison.

JOHN McGHEE was found guilty of being drunk and disorderly in the Market Place, on Saturday night.  P.C. 60 stated that it required two men to carry him to the police office.  McGHEE was fined 16s, or 14 days' imprisonment.

OWEN KEHOE was found guilty of being drunk on Sunday morning, on the road to Frizington, "while the people were going to the chapel."  Prisoner: I had only one pint of beer.  The Chairman:  That was not much.  Having been previously convicted, we fine you 1 pound, or one month's imprisonment.