The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser, Sat 25 May 1878 1
WEST MAITLAND POLICE COURT.—Mr Addison, PM, and Messrs Riley and Bowden, JsP, presided at the above police court on Thursday. Ten persons were dealt with.
WEST MAITLAND POLICE COURT ROSTER.—Monday, May 27: Messrs Alex W McDougall, Thomas Drinan, Reginald Wyndham, and R Scobie. Thursday, May 30: Messrs James E Wolfe, Wm H Mullen, and Thos W Pearse.
DRUNKENNESS.—Michael Horrigan was brought before the bench at the West Maitland police court, on Thursday on the charge of having been drunk in a public street on the previous night. He pleaded guilty, and there being no other convictions he was admonished and discharged.—Mary Roberts, an old offender, was charged with a like offence. There were four previous convictions recorded in the police books against her this year. She was mulcted in the sum of five shillings, or twenty-four hours imprisonment.—Thomas Daley was charged with having been drunk in the High-street. He pleaded not guilty. Constables Woods and Arthur proved the offence. Defendant was ordered to pay a fine of ten shillings or to be imprisoned for forty-eight hours.
OBSCENE LANGUAGE.—On Thursday, Francis Mitchell appeared at the West Maitland police court on summons, to answer to the charge of having made use of obscene language in Little Hunter-street on Sunday last. Defendant pleaded guilty, but stated that he was under the influence of liquor at time. He was fined five shillings and costs, in default twenty-four hours in gaol.
INDECENT LANGUAGE.—At the West Maitland police court on Thursday, Thomas A Moore pleaded guilty to the charge preferred against him by Senior-constable Cruise of having made use of indecent language in High- street, on Sunday last. He was ordered to pay a fine of ten shillings, in default to be imprisoned for forty-eight hours.
APPRENTICE CASE.—Joseph W Baldock was charged on warrant at the West Maitland police court on Thursday with having absented himself from the service of his master, John Rourke, on the 20th November. Defendant pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to forty-eight hours’ solitary confinement in the lockup.
CHARGE OF ASSAULT.—Charles Winchester v Joseph Parkinson.—This case was called on at the West Maitland police court on Thursday. There were no parties, and the information was struck out.
1 The Maitland Mercury and Hunter River General Advertiser, Sat 25 May 1878, p. 6. Emphasis added.