Assault Abusive Language and Bridget McNee



download (62).jpg                                                            courthouse and jail in Perth

Perth Courier, June 11, 1875

Subscription—The citizens of Carleton Place and employees of the B. & O. and C.C. Railways have subscribed over $200 for the widow of the late Mr. Sommerville who was killed on the 26th ult. in the Round House of the B. & O. R. at Carleton Place.

Return of Convictions from 11 Sept. 1875 to 10 December 1875

James Turnbull, Disorderly Conduct, went to gaol.

James Doyle, Jr., No Visible Means of Support, sent to gaol

Malcolm Taylor, No Visible Means of Support, sent to gaol

Arthur Ennis, Throwing Down Fences, sent to gaol

John McManagle, Assault and Battery, $10 fine, paid Treasurer of Elmsley

Francis Kerr, Assault, $20 fine, paid Treasurer of Bathurst

William Allan, Assault, $20 fine, not paid, distress learned

Charlotte Campbell and Bridget Allan, Abusive Language, $1 fine each, paid to Treasurer of Bathurst.

George Miller, Encumbering Highway, $15 fine, paid to Treasurer of Bathurst.

Matthew Gould, Abusive Language, $1 fine paid to Treasurer of Drummond.

John Hughes, Assault and Battery, $3 fine, paid to Treasurer of Smith’s Falls.

John Thompson, Profane and Abusive Language, $1 fine, paid to Treasurer of Smith’s Falls.

Harriett Mary Code, Malicious Injury, $3 fine, not yet paid.

John Thompson, Abusive Language, $2.50 fine paid to Treasurer of Smith’s Falls.

Isabella McLeod, Assault and Battery, $4.00 fine paid to Treasurer of Carleton Place.

  1. Livingston, Drunk and Quarrelsome, $2 fine not paid.

Alex Hunter, Assault, $5 fine, paid to Treasurer of Almonte.



Bridget McNee—The irrepressible Mrs. McNee, after raising a row in the streets a short time ago, for which she was sent to the lockup until she sobered up, was shipped off by the Corporation to other parts on Saturday last.  Chief Constable Corry was employed as a shipping agent and accordingly escorted his fair charge as far as Brockville but farther than that Mrs. McNee positively refused to go.  Accordingly, he had no other alternative then to let her stay where she was.  As all her earthly possessions—furniture, clothing, baby, etc., were shipped off with her, her return here is not anticipated for two or three days at least.  Since writing the above, sure enough, Mrs. McNee has got back again bag and baggage, and baby, having been taken with an attack of homesickness which necessitated her early return.

Perth Courier, Dec. 13, 1878

Acquitted—We learn that Mrs. Elliott submitted to trial by Judges Frost and Fontec (?) for stealing clothes from a line in Mrs. Henry Baird’s yard, has been acquitted by the judges as the articles were still on the premises and she was not seen to take them so the law could not regard it as a proven case.

Perth Courier 1880

Carleton Place—New Chief Constable

We believe that our excellent street inspector Mr. Jas. Wilson has been appointed to the office of Chief Constable of the town.  A vacancy had been created by the removal of Mr. John McLaren to Perth some time ago. We hope that Mr. Wilson will without fear or favor faithfully and honorably perform the duties of his office.

About lindaseccaspina

Linda Knight Seccaspina was born in Cowansville, Quebec about the same time as the wheel was invented and the first time she realized she could tell a tale was when she got caught passing her smutty stories around in Grade 7 at CHS by Mrs. Blinn. When Derek "Wheels" Wheeler from Degrassi Jr. High died in 2010, Linda wrote her own obituary. Some people said she should think about a career in writing obituaries. Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa from 1976-1996. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off she finally found her calling. Is it sex drugs and rock n' roll you might ask? No, it is history. Seeing that her very first boyfriend in Grade 5 (who she won a Twist contest with in the 60s) is the head of the Brome Misissiquoi Historical Society and also specializes in local history back in Quebec, she finds that quite funny. She writes every single day and is also a columnist for Hometown News and Screamin's Mamas. She is a volunteer for the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum, an admin for the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page, and a local guest speaker. She has been now labelled an historian by the locals which in her mind is wrong. You see she will never be like the iconic local Lanark County historian Howard Morton Brown, nor like famed local writer Mary Cook. She proudly calls herself The National Enquirer Historical writer of Lanark County, and that she can live with. Linda has been called the most stubborn woman in Lanark County, and has requested her ashes to be distributed in any Casino parking lot as close to any Wheel of Fortune machine as you can get. But since she wrote her obituary, most people assume she's already dead. Linda has published six books, "Menopausal Woman From the Corn," "Cowansville High Misremembered," "Naked Yoga, Twinkies and Celebrities," "Cancer Calls Collect," "The Tilted Kilt-Vintage Whispers of Carleton Place," and "Flashbacks of Little Miss Flash Cadilac." All are available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle. Linda's books are for sale on Amazon or at Wisteria · 62 Bridge Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada, and at the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum · 267 Edmund Street · Carleton Place, Ottawa, Canada--Appleton Museum-Mississippi Textile Mill and Mill Street Books and Heritage House Museum and The Artists Loft in Smith Falls.

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