Unruly Language in a Public Place

FROM A 1914 EDITION OF THE GAZETTE.

A woman was out shopping in the town recently when she came across a Co-Operative So- ciety van driver beating his horse. She called upon the man to desist at once, whereupon the van driver turned on her and demanded to know “What b—-y business is it of yours?”
The woman pointed out that as a member of the Co-Operative So- ciety she had every right to prevent him from damaging her prop- erty; as a shareholder the horse was in part hers. At this point the driver walked to the rear of the horse and plucked a hair from its tail, handed it to the woman and said,

“Well now, there’s your share, lady, now f— off and mind your own business!”

A constable was called, and the driver was fined 5 shillings for bad language.

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