From Perth Remembered–*see description below.Lots of snow on Foster Street c. 1880. Foster Street looking West from Gore Street to Wilson Street showing the north side of the street
Perth Courier, October 20, 1871
The “grocery” of Mrs. Bridget McGee near the post office has lately acquired the reputation which may be justly termed “notorious”. This has been principally owing to the frequency and magnitude of the rows which have during the past fortnight developed themselves around that little nook. One time, the windows were smashed from within by some missile of war hurled by the fair hand into the window at some rowdies outside; another time the glass was shivered from the outside by excited and indignant prowlers. Last Sunday evening when people were returning from church, a lighted lame was seen sailing through the window like a falling star from the interior into the river below, aimed at some outside foe. The damages to the windows are always promptly repaired the next morning. The hotel de McGee has decidedly a hard name and must be a pleasant neighbor to others in that vicinity.
Perth Courier, August 9, 1872
On show day, a misunderstanding arose between Mrs. Kane, proprietor of a grocery stand at the entrance to the circus grounds, and the well known Mrs. Bridget McGee—the latter being the aggressor. The affairs had to be finally settled by blows which was speedily done with the aid of a ginger beer bottle by Mrs. Kane. Mrs. McGee, being expelled from the stand ingloriously,
Perth Courier, August 23, 1872
George Bourke, charges brought by Bridget McGee, fined 20 cents
Michael Bourke, charges brought by Bridget McGee, fined 20 cents
Bridget McGee, charges brought by Eliza Bourke, Jr. and Eliza Bourke, Sr., fined 20 cents
Perth Courier, Feb. 14, 1873
Maurice Enright, charges brought by Bridget McGee, fined $1
Perth Courier, June 11, 1875
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.
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