Lady Like Proceedings at Conisborough.

May 1881

Mexborough and Swinton Times, may 21st.

Lady Like Proceedings at Conisborough.

Louisa Long, of Conisborough, was charged by Mary Singleton, of Conisborough, with assaulting her on the 16th inst.

The complainant deposed that she went to the Eagle and Child on the day named to take her husband’s club money and as she was going into the room, Mrs Smith pulled her on one side and said “what have you been saying about me?”

Witness replied that she had said nothing. Mrs Smith said Louisa Longhad told her that she had. As soon as this was said Mrs Long came from one of the rooms to her, and deliberately struck her in the face with a doubled fist. A girl came between Mrs Long and herself, and prevented the woman hitting her again.

The defendant denied striking the complainant, but said she chastised for circulating reports about her which were false. She also called the landlady of the Eagle and Child who corroborated the remarks about the conduct of the complainant, adding that she was a drunken old character, and was a lying, disgraceful old woman.

Another witness name Annie Harris, having also given corroborative evidence, the case was dismissed.

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