WHITEHAVEN POLICE COURT.
              
  THURSDAY, JANUARY 2.


Before Jos. DICKINSON (chairman), H. FOX, J. N. DICKINSON, W. M'GOWAN, W.
BURNYEAT, and T. MACHELL, Esqs.

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A CARTERS SPREE.


       John PARK, 39, carter, Whitehaven, was charged with being drunk whilst
having charge of a horse and cart on December 23rd.

       Sergt. DOWTHWAITE said that at five o'clock on Monday afternoon he
found defendant in a drunken condition in Scotch-street. Some people were trying to get him away from the horse but he refused to go and at last fell amongst the horses fore-feet. Witness afterwards took charge of the horse.

       Defendant, who admitted the offence, was fined 20s.


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A PEDDLAR'S BAD LANGUAGE.


       Margaret YOUNG, 48, pedlar, Whitehaven, was charged with using obscene
language in the street at Whitehaven on December 23rd.

       P. C. 210 proved the case.

       Defendant, in admitting the charge said that she was annoyed.

       She was fined 10s.


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AN UNJUST WEIGHT.


       William White ATKINSON, 24, pork butcher, St. Bees, was charged with
having in his possession, for use, for trade, an unjust weight on December
16th.

       Supt. KELLY said he inspected the weights in defendants shop, Main
Street, St. Bees, and he found a pound weight which was 5 1/2 drachms light. It was a pot weight and appeared to have been chipped at the bottom. Neither the defendant nor his wife was present, a woman named Mrs. HARTLEY having charge of the shop.

       Defendant said that he did not know that the weight was light. It must
have been cracked at some time. It might very easily have got chipped without
it being noticed. He was very sorry. Had he known the weight was wrong he
should have had it attended to at once.

       Defendant was fined 20s.
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    POSTING NOTICES
WITHOUT PERMISSION.


       Peter MALOY, 26, bill-poster, Cleator Moor, was charged with posting
certain notices without permission at Gillfoot Lodge, Egremont, on December
13th. This prosecution was taken under the Cumberland County Council Bye-laws.


       Sergeant BATEY stated that he saw defendant with a horse and cart on
the highway at Egremont. Defendant posted a public notice on the railway bridge at Gillfoot, and when witness asked him if he had permission to do that and he replied in the negative. Witness asked him if he was aware that the Council
required persons to have permission to post notices on the side of the
highway, and defendant said that he knew that, but he was employed by Robert BREW, of the Market Place, Whitehaven, and he might have obtained permission to post upon the bridge.

       Defendant was fined 10s.


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DOG WITHOUT A LICENSE.


       John Richard SHEPHERD, shoemaker, Holmrook, Drigg, was charged with
keeping a dog without a license on December 14th. P. C. HOLMES proved the case, and defendant was fined 15s.

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A DRUNKEN BEGGAR.


       Frederick MORRIS, 37, steel plate worker, no fixed residence, was
charged with begging at Harrington at 4-30 p.m. on January 4th.


       P. C. IRVING said that at about half past four on Saturday afternoon
he saw the prisoner drunk, going from door to door in Church Road, Harrington.
Witness suspected he was begging and on making inquiries he had his suspicion
confirmed. He followed the prisoner, whom he met coming out of a draper's shop
and in reply to the charge of begging, prisoner said he was only asking for
copper.

       He took prisoner into custody and found one shilling and threepence
halfpenny in coppers and a pipe in his possession.

       The Bench sent the prisoner to gaol for seven days with hard labour.

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