Mexborough and Swinton Times July 5.
O’Meara Quarrel at Conisborough.
There was trouble in the home of a family named O’Meara at Conisborough on June 25, with the result that Ruth O’Meara, the wife, summoned James O’Meara, the husband, for assault.
The story was that at six o’clock in the evening, defendant came home to his tea, which was ready for him.
While sitting at the table he commenced to write on a piece of paper. She looked over his shoulder, and he told her to mind her own business, or he would knock her down.
Having caught sight of some of the words on the paper she told him it was not fit for anyone to see.
He then struck her, and knocked her down, and when she got up he knocked down again.
A neighbour, name Thomas Thompson said he saw the defendant strike his wife, and knock her on the floor. He went to pick her up, and the defendant again, knocked her down.
The defendant, who did not appear, was fined 30 shillings, including the costs.