(Before J. JAMESON, Esq., and Dr. WICKHAM)
ALLEDGED THEFT OF A WATCH.
John HAUGH, farm servant, Matterdale, was charged with stealing a watch, the
property of Philip MATTINSON, from the Pack Horse Inn, Penrith. Mr. S. K.
JAMES appeared for the defence.
The case for the prosecution was to the effect that the prosecutor slept at
the Pack Horse Inn, Penrith, on Martinmas Tuesday last, and the following
morning found that his watch had been stolen. The prisoner was seen about the
place the morning of the robbery. The wtch had changed hands several times
The defence was that the watch was purchased without the knowledge it had
been stolen. - After a lengthy hearing, the Bench dismissed the charge.
Margaret LINCOLN, an idle person, was sent to gaol for a fortnight for
stealing a waterproof jacket and a hearth rug at Penrith some time ago. The goods
were found in her house.
(Before J. JAMESON, Esq., Dr. WICKHAM, T. E. H. DOWSON, Esq., R. THOMPSON,
Esq., and W. H. PARKIN, jun., Esq.)
Joseph NIXON, labourer, was charged with assaulting John ABBOTT, also a
labourer, at Penrith, on the 10th March, near the White Ox Inn. Mr. S. K. JAMES
appeared for the defendant.
Dr. JACKSON assistant with Dr. MONTGOMERY, said that on the second day after
complainant received his injuries he was called in to see him. He found him
suffering from a rupture of the urethra and extravasation of urine. The skin
was darkened. He was extremely ill for four days, and he was obliged to use
instruments. The last time he saw him he was not able to get out of bed.
The case was adjourned for a week.