His Wife in Drink.

April 1889

Leeds Times – Saturday 27 April 1889

His Wife in Drink.

On Saturday, at the West Riding Court Doncaster, John Reynolds, hawker, Stockport, was charged with wilfully breaking the windows house of Dr. Hills, Conisborough, on Good Friday.

On Good Friday there was an immense assembly of people at Conisborough.

According to the statement of Mr. Gibbs, assistant to Dr. Hills, a woman went to the house about eight o’clock and complained of her jaw being fractured. She represented herself as being prisoner’s wife. He gave her a gargle and sent her away.

Shortly after prisoner came, and became a nuisance. The police were sent for, and as he was leaving he broke eight panes of glass, some which had a special value, the damage amounting to about 40s.

Prisoner now stated that his wife was in drink and that he wanted to get her out the way of a number of miners.

He was ordered to pay 20s.fine, 40s. damages and 19,6 d. costs, or go to prison for a month* i'”