Mind your language

Hertfordshire Mercury, 30th November 1907

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HERTFORD BOROUGH SESSIONS

Before the Mayor (H.Baker, Esq.); W. Graveson, Esq; B. J. Gripper, Esq.; J.R. Cocks, Esq.;  A.P.Ginn, Esq,; and G.E. Palmer, Esq.

BAD LANGUAGE – James Stewart, a labourer, of Fisher’s lodging-house, Hertford, was summoned for using bad language at Hertford, on November 23rd. He pleaded guilty.

P.C. Penney stated that at 11 p.m. he heard defendant using filthy language in Bircherley Street, and several people complained to him about his conduct.

The Bench imposed a fine of 10s., and in default 14 days’ hard labour, and allowed defendant until Saturday to pay.

A SIMILAR CASE

Jane Maria Dunnage, of Green Street, was summoned for committing a similar offence on the same date.

When asked to plead, defendant attributed the bad language to her husband, who, she said, had been “kicking up a row with her, and calling her everything”.

P.C. Penney and P.S. Hadder, however, deposed to having heard defendant using disgusting language, although she was cautioned several times; and she was fined 10s. or seven days, and allowed until Saturday to pay.

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