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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