Home Web demo Login About
logo
Request: Demo 1387780941794839
Status: PROCESSED Received: 23 Dec 13 17:42:21 Format: plain
Job: Sydney Morning Herald, 31 Mar 1871 Comment: View in Trove

Processsing complete: 29 Jul 14 18:59:40 words: 386 corrections: 69

Received Text
Show
 Corrected Text
Show
"WÀTER POLICE COURT. THURSDAY. BKPOUB tue "WATER POLICE COURT. THURSDAY. BEFORE the
Water Police Magistrate and Messrs. Hill, Water Police Magistrate and Messrs. Hill,
Tucker, Spence, and Raphael. Kiyo drunkards Tucker, Spence, and Raphael. Five drunkards
wero punished. Jane Byan, charged with attempting were punished. Jane Ryan, charged with attempting
lo commit suicide by throwing herself into to commit suicide by throwing herself into
tho water at Queon's Wharf, was found to bo of the water at Queen's Wharf, was found to be of
unsound mind, and ordored to bu sent to Tarban unsound mind, and ordered to be sent to Tarban
Creek. < . Thomas Barry was charged with assaulting Creek. < . Thomas Barry was charged with assaulting
and attempt- ing to rob WilUain Marks. Constable and attempt- ing to rob William Marks. Constable
Kilpatrick doposed that: at. 1 o'clock that Kilpatrick deposed that: at. 1 o'clock that
morning .ho heard cries of polioo in Cumberland-Btreet, morning he heard cries of police in Cumberland-street,
and upon running to Princo-street saw prisonor and upon running to Prince-street saw prisoner
walking away, followed by prosecutor, who walking away, followed by prosecutor, who
was still crying out. Witness stopped prisonor was still crying out. Witness stopped prisoner
and prosecutor then gave him in charge for assaulting and prosecutor then gave him in charge for assaulting
and attempting to rob .him. William Marka deposed and attempting to rob him. William Marks deposed
that he resided at the cottier of Cumberland that he resided at the corner of Cumberland
and Essex street«, and mot'prisoner about and Essex streets, and met prisoner about
12 o'clock last night in York-street, ho asked 12 o'clock last night in York-street, he asked
witness where ho was going, and ho said home. witness where he was going, and he said home.
After somo con- versation they went back as After some conversation they went back as
far ag the corner of Margaret and : Clarence far as the corner of Margaret and Clarence
streets, and prisonor asked him to come and streets, and prisoner asked him to come and
have ' a drink. They went into a public-house have a drink. They went into a public-house
and - . witness paid for. the drinks '. with half-a and - . witness paid for. the drinks '. with half-a-sovereign
sovereign and received the change. Prisoner and received the change. Prisoner
wanted to curry .his parcel, but witness refused wanted to carry his parcel, but witness refused
to let him, and he thea caught hold of the parcel to let him, and he then caught hold of the parcel
and put his other hand into pro- secutor's waistcoat and put his other hand into prosecutor's waistcoat
pocket. Ho wanted witness tb give nim tho .chango pocket. He wanted witness to give him the change
of tho half-sovereign, but upon .proseoutor of the half-sovereign, but upon prosecutor
refusing, prisoner struck him in tho face. refusing, prisoner struck him in the face.
Witness imme- diately screamed and caught Witness immediately screamed and caught
hold of prisoner's coat, and tore,a pioce off. hold of prisoner's coat, and tore a piece off.
The constable shortly afterwards came up, The constable shortly afterwards came up,
and ho gave prisoner in charge. Prisoner, after and he gave prisoner in charge. Prisoner, after
receiving tho usual caution, said that ho had receiving the usual caution, said that he had
two or. three drinks with prosecutor, and; two or three drinks with prosecutor, and;
afterwards came out, and prosecutor thou-wanted afterwards came out, and prosecutor then wanted
him to stand treat, or "il at," as ho called it, him to stand treat, or "if at," as he called it,
but hq1(prisoncr) rófused, and asked proseoutor but hq( prisoner) refused, and asked prosecutor
where his homo was, and upon being told took where his home was, and upon being told took
him up to the door of his hbuso, whero prosecutor him up to the door of his house, where prosecutor
said, " Now wo will go and have these drinks, said, " Now we will go and have these drinks,
and "mauled hold" of prisoner and toro his coat. and "mauled hold" of prisoner and tore his coat.
The man was foolishly drunk and tearing away The man was foolishly drunk and tearing away
at prisoner's coat. Tho Bench committed the at prisoner's coat. The Bench committed the
acensad to take his trial at tho ensuing Quarter accused to take his trial at the ensuing Quarter
Sessions to bo hold in April. Sessions to be held in April.