COCKERMOUTH POLICE COURT
MONDAY, DECEMBER 1
(Before Col. SEWELL (chairman), W. L. ALEXANDER, J. WILSON, and S. D.
DECEIVING THE LANDLORD.
Charles M'DUFF, gamekeeper, Elva-place, Setmurthy, who did not appear,
was charged with being on licensed premises during prohibited hours, at
Wythop, on the 23rd ult.
P. C. GRAHAM, stationed at Bassenthwaite, said on the date named he
found defendant sitting in the Bar room of the Pheasant Hotel, Wythop. On being
questioned, defendant said he was a bona-fide traveller, but witness knew
better. Defendant had only come from his house, which was 2 3/8 miles distant.
Miss. BOUNDY, daughter of the landlord, corroborated the constable's
evidence. Defendant told her that he had walked 3 1/2 miles. Witness afterwards
discovered that defendant had been served in the house at dinner time that
Defendant was fined 25s, including costs, or a month.
PUT OUT OF THE WAY.
William PICKERING (12), schoolboy, Cockermouth, was charged with
begging on the 30th ult.
Defendant did not appear, and Supt. GRAHAM said the boy was arrested
the previous day, and not thinking it prudent to keep him in the lock-up, they
let him out. A constable had been to the house that morning but the boy could
not be found, and he had undoubtedly been put out of the way.
At a later stage defendant's mother appeared and said she had not
brought the boy. She would not allow the policeman to take her boy without a
A warrant was issued for the boy's arrest.