My mother has been researching our family line and found this funny little gem about my great, great, great grandmother Mrs. Tricklebank.
Evening Post, Volume XVI, Issue 280, 26 November 1878, Page 2
It is somewhat extraordinary the insane desire some persons exhibit for getting into trouble. One of that class, a Mr. William Leonard, met with his deserts on Thursday, when he was relegated to Wanganui Gaol for two months, in default of a £10 fine inflicted for improper conduct in a railway carriage. It appears Mr. Leonard, being a second-class passenger, became tired of sitting upon the hard board, and by way of change seated him- self on the lap of Mrs. Eliza Tricklebank, the wife of a well-known respectable settler at Palmerston, following up that liberty with several attempts to kiss her. Mrs. Tricklebank very properly objected, and backed up her refusal with some “striking” proofs, where- upon Mr. Leonard transferred his attentions to another lady. Mr. Ward, the Police Magis- trate, who happened to witness the whole of the proceedings, paid a high compliment to Mrs. Tricklebank, for her courage in having the offender brought to punishment. Manawatu Times.