On April 9, 2016, at 4:04 PM, Barb Ontario Canada via <lancsgen(a)rootsweb.com>
JOHN SPENCER, seaman of the ship ‘Sarah Lightfoot’, has been drowned in the Devonshire
AT THE LIVERPOOL POLICE-COURT, five seamen have been charged with refusing to go to sea in
the barque ‘Snowdon’. The barque left the Mersey, and when she had arrived off Holyhead,
the men in custody refused to go any further, alleging that the vessel was too deep, and
that the wheel was defective. They were remanded in order to allow of a survey.
AN INQUEST has been held at Liverpool upon the body of a man named KRAUSE, who was found
dead in Bridewell, and was supposed to have committed suicide. It was found, however,
that death had resulted from suffocation, and a verdict to this effect was returned.
AT A MASONIC DEMONSTRATION in Liverpool, LORD SKELMERSDALE referred to the new Grand
Master, the Prince of Wales, who had, he said, proved himself a good mason, and shown that
he intended to follow in the footsteps of his Royal brother. Referring to the Marquis of
Ripon, his lordship said that he would not say one word about his lordship’s decision,
and they could only regard his lordship as one of the best Grand Masters who had ever
ruled the order.
A PROSECUTOR SENT TO PRISON. – At the Liverpool Police-court, MARY M’LEAN, an elderly
woman, summoned HUGH M’LEAN, a respectably-dressed man, for assault. It appeared from the
woman’s statement, that she and the defendant were husband and wife, but were living
apart, she being allowed, by arrangement, a certain sum per week, for maintenance. She
alleged that the defendant had not been regular in his payments, and said that when she
went to see him in reference to the arrears, a few days ago, he violently assaulted her.
In the course of her examination, the complainant manifested considerable excitement, and
was profuse in her abuse of her husband, frequently stopping, in speaking to the
magistrates, to address him as “a beast”. One of the officers of the court called
attention to the fact that the woman was not sober, and the magistrates accepting the
defendant’s denial of her statement, dismissed the case. The defendant stated that the
complainant was a ve!
ry violent and intemperate woman, and that she had just pawned for drink the boots off
the feet of her little child, whom she had brought to court as a witness on her behalf.
When the decision of the Court in the case was announced, the complainant was heard saying
she would “warm” the complainant when he got outside.” The arties then left the court,
but almost immediately the man came rushing back, and complained that the woman had
assaulted him in the lobby. An officer was ordered to bring her back, and she was placed
in the dock. Here her behaviour unmistakably indicated intoxication, ad the magistrates
committed her to prison for a month, with hard labour, for being drunk and riotous in
CRUELTY TO A SHEEP. – At the Liverpool Police-court, BERNARD M’KEW, a drover, has been
charged with cruelty to a sheep. He was employed to drive a number of sheep from
Trafalgar Dock, and it was stated by two men that the prisoner while driving the sheep
along Everton valley, beat and kicked one of the animals in a brutal manner. Some of his
blows struck the head of the sheep and ultimately it was knocked down. On the witnesses
going up to it, they saw that one of its eyes was knocked clean out. An officer of the
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals gave evidence in support of the
charge. The defendant urged that the animal’s eye was out of its head before he took
charge of the flock at Trafalgar Dock. The Bench imposed a fine of 20s. and costs, with
the alternative of fourteen days’ imprisonment.
barb, ontario, canada.
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