CITY PETTY SESSIONS
Mr R H Prior
, M.D. (Mayor), Mr W
Mr E S Wiles
by the Water Company
Mary Ann Stratton were
charged by the St Albans Water Company with taking water in the parish of St
Alban on the 12th Jan., and Mary Ann
supplying water to the said Mary Ann Stratton.
Phillips, the manager, said
the object of the company was to put a stop to the petty robberies of water
which had been going on all over the city for some time. In some instances
where only one person in a yard paid for water, as many as six or seven other
people were supplied. The company did not wish to press for a penalty if the
defendants would admit the charge and pay the expenses.
Mayor said it was necessary that the poor should be supplied with water; the
landlords should lay it on to each house.
Phillips said several persons had been
caught before, but the company had now determined to put a stop to the
defendants then consented to pay the expenses, 7s 6d, in each case, a week
being allowed to find the money.