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Edition: Thurs, May 20th, 1897 Thurs, May 20th, 1897
Wm. BAWDEN, 37, Cleator Moor, was sent to gaol for 14 days with hard labour
for begging. He had been before the Bench on 16 previous occasions for being
drunk and disorderly.
P. TRAINOR and J. PUGH were summoned for having been drunk and refusing to
quit. TRAINOR did not appear, and a warrant was granted for his apprehenshion,
and PUGH was fined 15s., or 14 days.
A. CAULCOTT was fined 15s., or 14 days for having kept a dog without a
P. CASSIDY, J. CONNOR, R. KNOWLES, T. LLOYD and H. M'CLUSKEY were fined 5s
for neglecting to send their children regularly to school.
Wilfrid BELL was summoned for having neglected his children. The case had
been adjourned for a month to all defendant a chance to keep his family in
Inspector SANDERSON stated that a week after the adjournment he visited
defendant's house, which was clean, as well as the children and the bed. He also
visited the home on May 6th, and found the kitchen very dirty. The infant was
lying on a chair crying pitifully, and was in a filthy condition, there being
no one else in the house to mind the child. There was no fire or coal in the
house. He found other children away from the house; their heads covered with
vermin and their clothes were torn and dirty. One of them had had no dinner.
Witness again visited the house on Wednesday last. The kitchen was again
very dirty. There were old rags and clothes about the room, and the bed was in a
filthy condition. There was no fire, and the only food in the house was a
portion of a small loaf and a few stalks of rhubarb. The rooms upstairs were in
a filthy condition. The ordour from the bed was awful.
Defendant was sentenced to two months imprisonment with hard labour, the
children to go to the workhouse.
Defendant: Make it a fine.
The Chairman: No, it is not a case for a fine. You have had plenty
Mr. ATTER applied for the temporary authority of the license of the Royal
Standard, West Strand, from Mr. J. STAMPER to Mr. W. CHORLEY of Bradford. -
Mr. ATTER applied for temporary authority for the license of the Harbour
Hotel, Harrington, from Mrs. NEWTON to Mrs. M'NICHOL, Keswick. - Granted.
Jas. TURNER was charged with stealing a shawl, the property of Mrs. HODGSON,
Arlecdon. T. HODGSON, complainant's son, said he had been loading some pigs
into his cart in Market Place, Whitehaven, on Thursday last, and after he had
left Market Place he missed a shawl from the cart, and gave information to
P. C. STEELE deposed to apprehending the prisoner and charging him with the
theft, his reply being: Yes, I have it, has Mrs. HODGSON come back for it? If
she has the shawl is at my house. I didn't steal it; I found it lying on the
ground after the cart had gone." - Case dismissed.