Quarrel over a Knurr and Spell Match at Conisborough.

December 1880

Mexborough and Swinton Times, December 10.

A Quarrel over a Knurr and Spell Match at Conisborough.

George William Quinns, glassblower, of Conisborough, was charged by John Gower, glassblower, of the same place, with assaulting him.

The complainant, said he was in the Alma Inn, Conisborough, when the defendant said, “Have youcome to make that knurr and spell match?”

Witness replied that he had. The defendant then said, “We want 10 score (200) start.” Witness said, “You won’t get any.” Defendant then said they would play level.

Some angry words passed between them, and defendant called him a “b—– pig,” and struck him in the mouth, cutting both his lips and loosening two of his teeth. He told him he should make him pay for that.

Defendant said. “I will go to the b—– hole first.”

The defendant said it was the complainant, who called him a “b—– pig,” and had jumped up to strike him when he (defendant) thought he would give the first blow, which he did, knocking the complainant down.

Louisa Long, of Conisborough, was called to give evidence for the defendant.

A fine of 2s 6d (12 1/2p) and 17s 6d (87 1/2p) costs was imposed.

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