Article Index

POLICE COURT WORKINGTON.

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OBSTRUCTING THE STREET.

Thomas CASSON, draper, Wilson-street, pleaded guilty to obstructing the street in front of his place of business with a square box. He stated, in mitigation, that the box was left in the street in his absence. He was fined 10s., including costs.

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MASTER AND SERVANT.

William BELL for whom Mr. PAISLEY appeared, sued Messrs. RUSSELL, of the Marsh-side Works, for £2 12s., wages due; and Mr. FIDLER appeared for the defence. The complainant left his employ on the allegation that overtime was being worked during his absence, and that during this overtime his engine was in incompetent hands, endangering his life when he came in the morning, not knowing the state the engine and boilers were in. The £2 12s. was wages actually due, and not for damages.

The Bench considered the plaintiff had forfeited any claim to his wages through refusing to go to his work when sent for.

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NETTING IN THE DERWENT.

Thomas COVERDALE, miner, was fined £5 and costs for having used a net for the purpose of taking salmon.

Graham TINNION, watcher, proved that defendant was by the riverside on the 29th July, in company with a man namede POOLE, who was fined last week. COVERDALE had a bag containing 46 trouts which he dropped, and ran away.

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THROWING STONES AT AN ENGINE.

William FISHER, Joseph JENKINSON, Isaac JENKINSON, and John ALLAN were charged with having committed damage to the extent of £2 to an engine at Crossbarrow Schools, the property of Mr. James HYDE.

The cases were dismissed on the payment of the costs, Mr. HYDE not being desirous of prosecuting.

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POLICE COURT

WORKINGTON.

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MORE NETTING.

Samuel JONES and Joseph M'MINN were each fined £5, including costs , for having been caught in possession of an illegal net at the riverside, on the 8th of August.

-The charge was proved by Graham TINNION, watcher.

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ASSAULTS.

Margaret CONROY was charged with having assaulted Jane JONES, on the 17th inst. - Mr. PAISLEY defended. - Defendant was fined 12s., including the costs.

Margaret ELLERSHAW and Richard ELLERSHAW were charged with having assaulted Jane YOUNG, on Thursday last. - Case dismissed.

Isaac HODGSON was charged with having assaulted James WELSH, on the 13th August. Defendant came to complainants house, and struck him. - Defendant was fined 20s., including the costs.

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BREACH OF CONTRACT.

William KENT, John HOLMES, and William BROUGH were charged with having caused damage at the West Cumberland Iron and Steel Works, through breach of contract.

Defendants were ordered to pay £3 7s 6d. each, to be paid in a fortnight, for which time the case was adjourned. If not paid in that time a fine of £10 would be imposed.

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NEGLECT OF DUTY.

William NELSON, an apprentice in the employ of Mr. WOODHEAD, file maker, was charged with neglect of duty.

Mr. WOODHEAD said he had had a deal of trouble with the lad. An order upon him to do his duty under the deed of apprenticeship was made, and also for payment of costs.

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WILFUL DAMAGE.

Isabella HOLLIDAY was charged with having done damage to the windows of Thomas SWAIN. The cost and damage amounted to 25s., which the defendant was ordered to pay.

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