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in the tap from nine o'clock, till compensation, therfore, was adthe time above mentioned. The vised, and the case was dismissed. latter circumstance brought the W. Sharp, a bricklayer, for an tippling act in force against him- assault on Elizabeth Johnson, was self, which does not allow any held in a recognizance of £20. individual to be drinking in a to keep the peace for one year. public-house for longer than half John Thorp, and Joseph Laws, an hour at a time, just after din- who had quarrelled in the Richner excepted, when an hour is mond Arms Tap, at ten o'clock allowed, but on no other occa- the night before, and had subsesion or pretence whatever.- quently aggravated their offence, Goldsmith, therefore, was fined by fighting and causing a disa 10s. with 3s. costs, not for hav- orderly assembling in front of the ing got rid of the prisoners, but house, were each held in a refor not having caused them to be cognizance to keep the peaceejected from his premises, at least; £20, to be in force for one year, an hour and a half earlier than he with 3s. 6d. costs. A third perdid. In respect to the prisoners, son was more seriously implicaas they had had one night's con- ted in the above affair, inasmuch finement, and as it could not be as he had rescued one of the forestablished that they had been in- mer parties, while in the custody ebriated when taken, no fine was of a Peace Officer. Unfeigned imposed—they were reprimand- contrition, a plea of ignorance ed and discharged. dot that the rescued was a prison
Lind v. Carter.—This case, no- er, and a forcible appeal to the ticed at the last sitting, was again Bench, from respectable friends, brought forward, but without evi- at length, though with severe addence to support it, and with no monishings, produced the cleapparent wish that it should far- mency solicited, and he was disther be persisted in and was dis- charged. missed.
Henry Tuppen, a boy, for furiJane Williams, a decent look- ously driving a carriage over the ing young woman, at her own re- child of Mr. Young, in Northquest, was committed to Bride- street, was brought up in custody. well for a month, to be passed The boy endeavoured to shew, to her parish. 100 ve pas
fone on that a lady who was seated in the Elizabeth Patching attended carriage, had been much more to with a boy, her son, who in tres- blame in what had happened than passing upon a field of barley, he was. This plea, therefore ochad been discovered, and twice casioned the investigation to be struck with a cart whip, by the deferred till the next stiting, at bailiff of the occupier of the which it was directed, that the land. The Bench was of opinion, lady in question should be sumthat though the boy had deserv- moned, in the interim, to appear. ed correction, that he had been Another application was made punished too severely, particular- for authority to transfer the ly as one of the blows had lace- license of the Castle to a house in rated his hand, and might ren- May's Buildings. The Bench was der him incapable of work for not satisfied that the request some little time. A suitable could be legally complied with,
and which was followed by some sence of the Magistrates generalforcible objections to the said ly, contrary to weekly custom, license being transferred to there was no Bench at the Old the site named. This matter, Ship this day. therefore, remains precisely in APRIL 29,—Sir David Scott, the same state as it did some Bart. alone, was in attendance. months ago.
Richard Clark, on a charge of Tuppen, for a most auda. vagrancy, was committed to cious and deliberate assault, was Bridewell for seven days, to be brought forward by Sergeant J. passed to his parish. Williams, of the Queen's Royals. Cousens v Baker.-The comIt appeared, that the defendant, plainant is a shopkeeper. A buna bricklayer, in wheeling a bar- dle of brooms had been left in row across the lawn called the the water channel, wide of the cricketground, that day se'nnight, pavement, opposite his shop, on had chosen his route through the Saturday, until it might be concentre of a line formed by about venient for him to remove it. eighteen or nineteen recruits, The said bundle had been taken which a corporal, on the said away by the prisoner, who had ground, was drilling; and, that been observed by the complainon being civilly requested to ant, and given into custody. The move his barrow either to the prisoner said, that after ten right or the left, so that he might o'clock at night, he received a not interfere with those on his fall by accidentally walking over Majesty's duty, he had seized a the bundle so improperly exspade, which was in the said bar- posed-he had taken it up to conrow, and aimed a blow with it vey it to the Town
all, to put at the Sergeant, accompanying his the complainant, in his opinion, action with language the most to deserved inconvenience in regross and abusive. The Bench covering it. Sir David Scott regretted, that after he had at would have fined the complaintempted the blow, that the soldier ant for the neglect and nuisance had not given him the beating established against him, but a he had merited, as such a punish- reference to the Local Act of ment, he being the aggressor, Parliament, shewed, that he had might have been inflicted, and no such authority. The prisoner the law exercised against him was discharged, and the case, subsequently. There were wit- altogether, dismissed. nesses of respectability, not at- Phoebe Mellin v. Thomas Chandtached to the military, to justify ler.—This was a love affair. Afthe complaint. The defendant, ter a long courtship, the parties, therefore, was held in a recogni- no uncommon case, had fallen zance, with sureties, and detain- out. The defendant admitted he ed in custody till the latter could had said, that rather than witbe found; to meet the consequence ness the complainant as united to of the assault at the Quarter Ses- another, he would murder her! sions, and the Sergeant and wit- He was held in a recognizance nesses were bound over to prose- of £20. to keep the peace, with cute and give evidence.
2s. 6d. costs. APRIL 25.-Owing to the ab- Mary Baulcomb, and Ann Cob
by, were brought up on a charge dy, by an indictment at the of having purloined cabbage and Quarter Sessions. brocoli plants from the garden of Henry Law, from the parish of Mrs. Sober, on the West Cliff. Southwick, complained, that he It appeared, that the said garden had asked for, and been denied, had been left in an insecure state, relief, by the Churchwarden and and that a report was prevalent, Overseer. Complainant said, that that the ground was intended to he had a wife and six children, be built upon, and that Mrs. So- and though he worked hard, and ber had extended a permission to part of his wages was paid by the whoever of the poor might be parish, the amount of his earninclined for it, to have its exist- ings did not exceed 10s. per ing produce for the mere trouble week. Mr. Chassereau, the Overof fetching it away. The tres- seer of this parish, said, that unpass complained of had been der the circumstances named, he committed in the day time, and was of opinion that the Directors the fear of detection had but lit- and Guardians of the poor here, tle influence with the defendants. in a case within there jurisdiction, The capital part of the charge, would allow additional support, from the circumstances stated, Mr. N. Hall, the parochial officer being done away, they were ad- of Southwick, begged, that the judged to pay trebie the amount enquiry into the case might stand
plants re- over to Thursday, that he might moved, and costs.
be better prepared to meet it, Mary Humphrey v. Sarah Carr. he having had intimation -This was an assault case, in of the appeal intended to be which blows had been exchanged, made to the Bench-his request rendering it difficult to decide was granted. which of the combatants was to MAY 2.-Magistrates, Sir D. be regarded as the aggressor. Scott, Bart. and R. H. Hurst, Esq.
Even handed Justice," there- The complaint of Henry Law, fore, held them both in a recog- which stood over from the fornizance of the peace for one mer sitting, against Mr. N. Hall, year, with a cost individually of Churchwarden and Overseer of 2s.6d.
the parish of Southwick, was Mary Brown v. Thomas Allen. now finally investigated, and -The defendant was charged proved not to have been founded with an assault, and the infliction in justice, inasmuch as the relief of a blow, but the actual striking needed had never been regularly was far from satisfactorily made applied for. It was, however, out. It was one of those cases agreed to, that two of the said with which gentlemen in the pauper's six children, should recommission of the peace ought ceive 2s. each, as wages, for such not to be troubled. It could not employment as the parish should but be regarded as frivolous and put them to, thereby increasing difficult to be comprehended. It the means of the former to supwas dismissed upon defendant's port his family, from 10s. to 14s. paying the costs. Complainant, å week; and with which the however, was told, that she could, complainant appeared every way if she chose, seek farther reme- satisfied,
It was remarked by the Bench, The transfer of the license of that in paying the wages of paų, the Royal Oak Inn, from pers, no Overseer was at liberty Underwood to F. Hendy, took to compel them to take any place at this sitting. amount of the sums due to them, Hannah Godley v. Mary Ans in articles in which he might be scomb and brother.—This was an a dealer; but having complied assault case of a frivolous nature. with the legal demand in the The young man had been cited legal currency of the realm, he to appear, without any provocamight recommend such articles tion having existed to justify it. to them, as in the way of busi- The complainant, therefore, was ness, the same as to other per- adjudged to pay the cost of that sons, but leaving it equally op- summons; and, as she was not tional with them, as with other quite so completely absolved by persons, either to become pur- circumstances as her brother, chasers or otherwise, without Mary Anscomb, that of the other, comment.
and the case was dismissed.
A special meeting of Commis- ny poor women--this is its chief sioners was held at the Old Ship object, and, we are happy to say, Tavern, on Wednesday se'n: it has been most successful, and night, for the purpose of choosing has received, and continues to Directors and Guardians for the receive, the unqualified support ensuing year, when the following of a numerous list of subscribers gentlemen were elected :-Mess. The number of passengers beC. Elliott, A. Baldey, John Saun- tween Dover, Calais, and Bouders, s. Ņewington, J. Carter, logne, the week before last, is John Turner, R. Ewens, J. Slee, said to have been one thousand 1. Cooper, E. Beves, Ļ. Shuckard, two hundred and fifty-three, with R. Humber, W. R. Møtt, W. fifty-two carriages. Saunders, T. Hill, I. Lugsdin, The cricket corps of this town W. Tuppen, A. Akehurst, W. are about to take the field, and Chapman, H. Tuppen, Ę. Jackson, commence operations for a sumI. Mills, G. Richardson, G. Dan: mer's campaign. The first wickcaster, I. Bethune, T. Saunders, ets, we hear, will be pitched, to E, Gillett, S. Weston, J. Pratt, decide a challenge sent to, and and A. Hicks. The High Con; accepted at, Godalming—the tacstable, the Vicar, Overseers, titians, on both sides, calculate Churchwardens, and Surgeon, are upon success. The ground here Directors and Guardians ex-of- is the same that the King, in forficio.
mer days, used, when he himself Among the various benevolent would often condescend, personinstitutions in this town, the Dor: ally to indulge in the amusement cas Society stands conspicuous. afforded by the manly gamema Since its establishment it has cause, in itself, sufficient to inbeen productive of great advan: duce upqualified patronage from tages to the industộious poor, the town, to perpetuate, by yearly and the means of furnishing em- practice nd constant recollec. ployment as well as clothing, tions, the honour so conferred during the winter season, to ma- upon the soil, in the younger
days of George the Fourth. new coach road, it is said, beginSterne says, that it is impossible ning at the Alms-houses, will for a well-bred gentleman to shortly be made over the Race enter or leave a room, without an Hill, into Black Rock bottom, action that must discover his where it will form a junction with quality—it is the same, where the road on the cliff, leading to gratitude is-sincerely felt for be- Rottingdean, and to be continued nefits conferred—the most trivial westerly from the Alms-houses, events in life, so influenced, will in a parallel line with the new derive a something in character Alint wall, across the old cricketfrom its emanations.
ting ground, into the LondonOn Thursday se'nnight the road, leaving a sufficient space Rev. Rowland Hill preached to a to erect a row of houses on the very crowded congregation at the north side of it. The new road Countess of Huntingdon's cha- from the Dairy to the west cliff, pel, in this town.-The
is now finished. Thus a beautia gentleman preached an excellent ful ride will be made round the discourse to a large and attentive town, a ride combining great exaudience, at the Rev. Mr. Kirby's tent and variety of views.
The chapel, in the Cliff, Lewes, on elegant mansion of T. R. Kemp, Friday se'nnight; and two ser- Esq. crowns the summit of the mons at the Lewes Tabernacle, hill, on the right-hand side of yesterday se'nnight, for the be- the road from the Dairy-it is nefit of the Sunday-school of that built in a style perfectly unique : place, when collections to the each side of this road is planted amount of £34. were made.
It with trees, which, in process of must be highly gratifying to this time, will become a great ornaexcellent man, to find that his ment to it. On the Lewes road services are, after a lapse of fifty a new crescent will shortly be years, as açceptable to his hear- built, extending to the Almsers as in his youthful days. houses a handsome wall, with
On Tuesday evening, Wiggins, four pillars at the end of it, is alwho has frequently been before most completed, in front of the . our Bench, offered provocation to ground' intended for that pura young man in the tap-room of pose ; indeed, houses and streets the Tierney Arms, when some rise up in rapid succession in blows were exchanged, and the almost all parts of the town. latter was so much injured by the CATCH AND GLEE CLUB.-There former, that he died on Friday was a numerous and most remorning
spectable attendance, at the Among the various alterations weekly meeting of the above and improvements which harmonic society, at the Golden daily in progress, we observe the Cross Inn, on Tuesday evening. north part of the large field, for- Praetice, decidedly, leads to permerly known by the name of the fectness, and we have to compliPrince's Cricketting Ground, is ment the vocalists of that Club, enclosed by a flint-wall, and that in the gratifying success of their the side of the hill by the Lewes commendable perseverance to road, below the Race-ground, is more nearly ally themselves to enclosing in a similar way. A such a point of excellence. Their