Mexborough and Swinton Times July 8 1895
Denaby Assault Case Dismissed – “War Cry Incident”
A Denaby married woman, named Ellen Horton, was summoned by Elizabeth Westeby, for having assaulted her at that place on the 27th June
Complainant stated that at 3,30pm, on the date mentioned she knocked on the defendant’s door in Doncaster, road Denaby with the intention of asking for some money which defendant owed her.
Defendant came out and said that before she would pay the money “she would smash her ribs in.” Complaining got into her milk float, when defendant seized her by the arm and attempted to drag her out. Failing in this, she clenched her face, and dealt complainant a blow in the mouth.
George Warner gave corroborative evidence.
Defendant pleaded that on the previous Saturday, when her husband went to the Salvation Army officer’s quarters for his “war cry,” complainant saw him, and remarked that if he would pay his milk bill it would look better. This remark was the cause of the disputes on the day in question.