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CITY POLICE COURT. + "WEDNESDAY.—Before the Mayor (Mr. B. C. Roberts), Messrs. Win. Brown, R. Jackson, and R. L. Barker. A WOMAN'S QUARREL.—Ann Barnett was •charged with assaulting Ann Cooper, at Boughton, on the previous Wednesday. The complainant stated that defendant struck her with a knife and smacked her face, but as it was evidently a weak case the Bench dismissed it on payment of costs. •John Connah, Boughton, was charged with threatening Barnett, and, being found guilty, was bound over in the sum of X5 and a surety of a similar amount to keep the peace for six months, and to pay the costs, or go to Saol for seven days. THURSDAY. Before Messrs. William Brown, R. L. Barker, and R. Jackson. A SUSPICIOUS VISITOR.-James Smith was charged in custody 'that he, being a sus- pected person, did frequent Foregate-street with intent to commit a felony.'—P.O. John Wynne said that at 12.30 that morning defendant was frequenting Foregate-street. Witness watched him for some time, noticing that he was dodging behind the pillars. When spoken to the man said he had a right to go where he liked. He gave no clear account of himself.—Prisoner, who denied the charge, said he intended leaving the town that day for Newcastle.—The Chairman: The sooner you go the better. FRIDAY.—Before Messrs. William Brown and R. L. Barker. THE CURSE OF DRINK PLEDGE SIGNED IN COURT.-Alice Moscroft summoned her husband, Henry Moscroft, for assaulting and beating her on the 17th inst.—Complainant, on entering the box, informed the Bench that as defendant had promised to behave better in the future she did not wish to press the case against him. He was only -abusive when in drink, but at other times he behaved well to her.—The Magistrates' Clerk (to defendant): Are you going so sign the pledge ? — Defendant (after some hesitation) Yes, 1 will.—The Clerk: Well, you will have to sign that pledge before you leave the court. The man did so, and the case was not pro- ceeded with. SMART PUNISHMENT FOR A LOAFER.—Frank Norcroft, a youth of no fixed occupation, re- siding at 9, Claremont-walk, was charged with ;assaulting, on the 10th inst., John Smith Thomas, a licensed porter in the city. Defendant, who did not answer to the summons, was Arrested on a warrant.—Prosecutor stated that on the day in question he was unloading some goods from his handcart at the station, when the prisoner interfered, doing mischief with the cart. Prosecutor remonstrated, whereupon the youth struck him on the face.-The Bench sentenced prisoner to a fortnight's imprisonment with hard labour, the chairman remarking that idle fellows of prisoner's type, who stood loafing about the public thoroughfares would get full justice meted out to them in that court. MONDAY.—Before Mr. Charles Brown and Dr. Stolterfpth. SATURDAY NIGHT'S EXCESS.—Alice Burns, a young woman living at Christleton, was fined lus. and costs for being drunk and disorderly in Hffnah on Saturday night.—John Henshall Trinity-street, for a similar offence in and same time- was fined 5s. zsgs&szj&t „rha A DRUNKEN DRIVER. — Richard Denson t £ e of' IaS f 1?S- aDd Cost8' or an alterna- drunk in kD dayS* imprisonment, for being «"°sk„;nsixrf s i,otse ana tbe FI)LSGF^ £ FUL ScENE IN A COCOA HOUSE.— Edward Moran and William Moran, brothers, were charged in eustody with being drunk and disorderly in Foregate-street on Saturday night, and John Moran, cousin of these men, was charged with resisting a policeman discharging his duty. The three prisoners live in Parry's Entry.-P.C. Wakelyn deposed to seeing the brothers fighting, and the other prisoner urging them on. They had previously been abusing a man in a public-house in a shame- ful manner. When witness proceeded to arrest the two fighters, the other man interfered, and look hold of witness. He also appealed to the g0 for him"' Witness arrested all the men, who were very drunk and extremely violent Way to the station.—Wm. Thompson, a A. ma^> stated that he was sitting at a o-rnTi111 Mr. Shepherd's cocoa house drinking ome lemonade, when one of the prisoners walked 5° hl™ and deliberately knocked him on the kicked him on the head. Another man then came up, and kicked him on the other side of the head. The injuries caused were very serious. He did not know the prisoners, ^nd had never spoken to them.—Mr. Morris, keeper of the Roodee, deposed to being called upon by the policeman to assist in arresting the three prisoners. They were very rough when being taken.-Mr. Shepherd, landlord of dav House, Foregate-street, said on Satur- g j he Pris°ners called at the inThe 3? S°r b6?5- had *°t been m the place more than three minutes when one c* them attacked m a savage manner a young man who was sitting in the same room. The other prisoner also abused the man. Prisoners were not customers of his.-The Bench fined S&SSS. coat8-« »

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