- I-eilnamdtfal O tt ctOfilrtn. aturday 'Febriary rd. "efore Mesra. Ularke, Bramfird, and Chiallis, J-P.'s. o - "Tases OF ENDEMENT."-r.e yV. HH.-Blanchard, pilot, ?vas charged with ul .insultiog word" t ttho .tpier-mnaster. Mr. M'Kean appeared for the B)ard of Land and Works ; -Mr. Croker for the defendant.; Isaac Jones Hall, pier-mastier, deopod tha'tfito eas Kent, in chargo ofIPil6bt Blan ,chard;'cane' alongsieb -" the LRailivay Pier. Prior to.this witness received an order from tho'traffil manageir that the vessel was to be berthed at the pier. That order was co'terermanded -beforo -the arrival of- the 'Kit."When Ith vessel arrived witness ;idfbrmed Pilot Blanchard that there was no berth available, and told him to take the vessel to -an anchorage in the", bay. Mr. Blanchard said " Who the d--are youn? Go away.; yo aro;e not wanted."';. Sub seqdiently defendant became excited and told witness togo to h-. Afterwards, defendant I askedl" witness fori a op6i to "straighten " op. the Keint before proceeding to the bay -anchorage. Witness replied that he conlde i..;.. ii. rend with all his heart.
-To: Mir;" Croker:- Iiu--upakiug- to'"Mr. RhanchardIldil unot raise: my voice any higher than at present. There was only a, 4ighter betwe on:u;-., It wai-n-t blowing half Aljgalerbet/thedtimie.,.The i wlhs iasirom " t tl I. hoard every word used by, dRcndant,;,ho' bcing so close.- I first ral.dressed/Mr. .Blanchard at the old, pier. D(fendant" iwSa then about,120 .yards away 'and, I coul .not..hliar him. .I was -then ,obliged t ahot.i', ;'The veessi ,was'np pr.achiOg. the.atl, aideof tho'newvpier when t hob:wrds wereojused. +I complainm,of the ,insialti'g, ,blackguardly, ..laiguage usl by 'Blhnihard.', Ho told'i, mto go. to.tlihe :d.-t nal saidho would not take the ship off. 1 »spoike.,then as I now . speak. ca am not positive ,as.to'tho direction of the .wind lWhenu defo'nd'nt was, isatisid that the Keit could not comeo alongside e asked ift would kindly make aline fet, to "Stralten' the vessel.- Thait was the only liei, adeu hert. spS inS> the pier. annotm say-whetther "Us.ptain J*<-i.?-...ha, had ton times as much experience as I. Heo wans 'on..dnty. as, assistant, harbiotr-master:., 'Tlhere was'a lighter between the Keant and the Crown,ofScatland. The Victoria was at the' other side. 'A moderate breeze was blowingl - TheoCrown *of fScotland had a -"atiliped d"jib-boom.' The a s.'Kent would have been in no danger whichever way the wind blew.I. I. hold , a/ 'iater's -certificate from the: British Board" of Trade. I may have said I objected to'Mr. 'Blanchard not: addressing me as Captain Hall, and I may, have asked him to call me captain, but we' had no angry words on the subject. I was in command'of mycousin's ( P..R. Greaves of Liverpool) 'ahip..' W.ea I came to. this port I was chief'bfica'r of .vessel.' ,The vessel did not" come to' grief,,during my connexion with 'her. In" telling the +pilot that the Kent was not to come,-alongside I acted by order froim the ogeneral tratflc manager--my sUperior officer. I 'cannot say whether Mr. Blanchard iis. jealous "of my pisition or not. I wish I' had joined" the pilot servico 30 years ago-it was worth something then. '' ' Mr. Croher' here handed to writness a. 'memo,' irittin on a trnffic office :form, re-; lative to the berthage of, the. Kent. * Mr. McKean objected ?to the memo being re ceived ' as it was not from aniy person in the traffic-office, but from a Mr; King, on behalf ,of Siddley and Uo, agents. - 1itness stated thathe,didnot know.the writing. Captain Hall: Take. your ship' to ' an anchorage in the bay, was all I said.' :I at orice stopped Captain Pattersona who' was making fast the rope: ' I iever used improper 'laiguage 'to tlie pilot. :'I-Iwould not'demean myself by telling a man to go the devil. I know Mr. King. I saw him: that.day in 'cimpany' with the chief officier of the Kent. I reported the matter to my superior officer next day'" 41 told Pilot'Blanchard that I re |:eivid' orders, that the steamer was not to -come alongside as there was no berth vacant. There' was a' col berh ththere, which the) i'E sbyjhad left ?aid which the WTendoniree was to fill.'! That berth was not vacant for monre than one day.' ýActing under instracionsa Sfrbm'iiy superior officer; the traffic manager, -I brdered back from the Sandridge Pier a; tea ship from"China. 'It was after the'angry swords 'thnt defendant asked me to be good 'enough 'to 'make the 'rope, fast. .'I was' Sattending' to my duties while on the :pier. W ,illiam Bantley Jones, chief officer of -the 'Crown"-of; ucotliaudi''reeollccett"- the "' KeOll coming to the pier on the 23rd January. Captain Hall directed defendant to take the ship ,'away. 'The pilot did- not ?ase 'polite language. Heard the pilot sayj" Will you go to h- ." That was before the rope was made' fast. -"Captainl Hall said " Will you take the ship away." Defendant said " will voiino to h -.'!. .. * ' :/ .: ! +I
;1To r .rokec : ,Captain I ali kept remarkably cool, considering the prvbcation he received.[ , did not see Captain Patterson. Could not say whicliivay tho wmind was at the time ., .- '. M i?t.,Lean, ;at this ioint alluded to his learned brothernlaIthe captain of :the local Pinafore ..Mr. Croker referred-to Mr. .McKean as Dick leadleye: Wm. H. Logan, second officer of the Crown of Scotland heard the pilot tell tli' pier master to go to h-or, would he go to th - Captain Hall told defendant to take the ship away. Blanchard seemed to be excited. 1 To Mr. Croker : I was on the forecastle head. The wind was. blowing off the wharf. The'steamer Kent was on our port bow. We were alongside of her.-The rope was-made_ fast after the'Kent canted roundour bow, as shs was gradually droppiig out. - ``:=-~-Wyatt,' stevedores'' man, zlieida ~Bl~a chard tell Hall to "go tlie devil.' ' Heard Blancharl call him an old humbug. Witness: didn't hear it all., Captain HIallI said nothing cross to the other. ' ' -:Mr. .Croker:esaid the offence was more fanciful than real.- If 'Captain Hall had spoke in his ordinary tone:of voice; as? in court, defendant could.not have heard him. The-Kent was full of cargo; the order had been given that she was to be berthed at the pier; steam was got up; it blew half a gale, at the time; a rope was thrown on to the pier; Captain Patterson was seen upon the pier-for Hall is not the only Simon Pure in charge of the pier, in fact-whilst Captain Hall attonted to his duty at another pier. That was the pesition of affairs. Defendant was charged with using bad language to the pier-master- Mr. Clark intimated that the bench had made up their minds, and had decided to dismiss the case-both parties to bear their own costs. While prepared to protect the .pier-master, they did not think the language used by defendant justified the infliction of a flue;. Mr. McKean said that, in the face of such a decisioi,one than might meet another in the street and tell-him to go to hell, without committi?n an offence. - Mr..°.Croker iIt is rather a term of endearmont. :. Te: f aty, Febfruar 20fih. Before Messrs Jobsos, Bramford & Challis, ' J.P.s. - ,,- -Aeuxsces, - SlIqbert McFarland was charged with abseitiiig himself from : the ship Berwick Law. The.-&ptain of the Berwick Law deposed that prisoner absented himself on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. He had cautiohid: McFarland several times. Piisoner was sentenced to seven days' imprisonment. fames Lowe was charged with absenting himself from the ship Weatherlield. ' Prisoger was "seutenced to seven days' imprisqnment. T4's " Hononis." John Basteinu was charged with being drunk'and disoderly. Constable Simms deposed that on the 19th inst. he 'found the prisoner. between the railway pier and dock pier surrounded by a crowd. lHe appeared to be in a state of great excitemont and was very driunk. Some of the men on the pier badjust' pulled him out of the water. 'Two men were holding him for fear la would jump in again. Prisoner said he had delirium tr'emens, for he' thought he saw 'somebody in the water, and fancied he heard the crowd tell him to jump in and cave the man. He had only just arrived in the colony, having come from Sydney, as saloon passenger, in the e.s: Wendource. ' . The police stated that the prisoner had been in the jail, under medical treatment, for the past week. - Prisoner was cautioned and discharged.