Thursday, January 31, 2008

Betsey Bennett's Hogs

Fulton Journal: May 18, 1886

Last week Michael Callahan drove a number of Mrs. Betsey Bennett's hogs to the pound. This naturally displeased that lady and when she met Michael yesterday she upbraided him for his ungallant conduct. He replied somewhat warmly and Mrs. Bennett continued her reproaches, emphasizing her remarks with a brick bat which struck Michael under his off eye. The next thing was for Michael to swear out a warrant, which he did before Police Magistrate Plumley. Marshal Weber was unable to find Mrs. Bennett this morning but after dinner she came in and plead guilty to disturbing the peace and was fined $10 and costs. Mike's eye is pretty black.