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Belfast Newsletter - 25 June, 1868

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BELFAST POLICE COURT- Yesterday,
[Before EDWARD ORME, Esq., R.M.]

THREATENING LANGUAGE

Mary Ann JOHNSTON was brought up by Sub-Constable M'CAFFREY, charged with making use of threatening language to her parents, in Tea Lane.

The prisoner, who had been previously convicted of a similar offence, was ordered to find bail to keep the peace for twelve months -- herself in £5, and two sureties in £2 10s each -- and, in default of finding that security, she was to be imprisoned for four months.

CARELESS DRIVING

James KERR, a farmer, was charged by Sub-constable M'KENNA with carelessly driving a horse and cart in Ballymacarrett, in consequence of which a child named Wm. KEENAN was injured.

M'KENNA deposed that the prisoner was sitting in his cart at the time of the occurrence, and was not attending to the horse as a driver should.

The prisoner was remanded for a week.

ANNOYING A CONGREGATION

Ann BUTLER was brought up on a summons, charged by the Rev. Hugh HANNA with annoying his congregation in Berry Street, on the 21st inst.

The charge having been proven. The defendant was fined in 10s and costs, with the alternative of fourteen days imprisonment.

LIGHT WRIGHTS

Robert DORNAN, publican and grocer, King Street, was summoned by Constable HAGAN for having a number of light weights in his shop on the 11th of June.

Mr. SEEDS prosecuted, and Mr. HARPER appeared for the defence. The defendant was fined 5s and 10s costs, and the weights were ordered to be forfeited.

BREACHES OF THE HARBOUR BYE-LAWS

Stephen COTTON & Co. were summoned by the Belfast Harbour Commissioners for obstructing No. 6 shed on Donegall Quay, by allowing two casks to remain from the 15th to the 22nd inst. The defendants were fined 5s. and 10s. costs.

Thomas MACKENZIE was summoned by the same complainants for allowing several casks of goods to obstruct No. 8 shed on Donegall Quay. The defendant was subjected to a like rule.

Joseph M'KEE, for a similar offence was fined 5s. and costs.

Nathaniel A CAMPBELL was summoned by the Harbour Commissioners for obstructing No. 8 shed on Donegall Quay, by allowing a case of goods to remain in it from the 13th to the 20th inst. The defendant was fined 5s. and 10s. costs.

Mr. SEEDS prosecuted in all the cases.

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ACCIDENT IN THE LOUGH

THE EARL OF DUBLIN RUNNING AGAINST A LIGHTHOUSE.

This morning, at an early hour, the Earl of Dublin ran down the lighthouse at the foot of the lower islands, a short distance from the end of the Queen's Island. The lighthouse has been displaced and considerably injured. The occupants of the lighthouse, three in number, names M'ARAVEY, were saved.

It will be recollected that the Earl of Dublin was raised last July by Messrs. HARLAND & WOLFF from where she had been sunk in the lough. She was returning from Glasgow after undergoing repairs when the mishap occurred. She is now lying in the lough. We understand that she has not sustained any considerable injury.

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