Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 02 September 1892
A Cobbler in Trouble
Joseph Thompson, shoemaker, Conisborough, was charged with being drunk and disorderly at Conisborough on the 15th inst.
Police constable Truman stated that on the night in question, about 5.30, he saw defendant in a helpless condition. He was drunk and leaning against a wall. It was also cursing and swearing. He was beastly drunk.
A signal man, in the employ of the M.S.and L.railway, deposed to seeing the defendant in the condition described by the previous witness. Defendant you some very abusive language to witness and his wife.
Defendant, who did not appear, was fined 40s. including costs, in default 14 days imprisonment