Stupid Village Pranks

Dundee Courier 11 November 1904

A couple of young lads who sought to enjoy themselves by annoying a female household in the village by fixing a cord to the window against which they rattled a nail and button, appeared to answer to their foolish pranks in Dunfermline Sheriff Court yesterday.

Their names were William Todd McMillan, labourer, Pitdinnie and William Reid, miner. After disturbing the quiet inthe village they entered a neighbouring field and pulled a quantity of straw from the top of a stack.

It was stated of McMillan that , although he was only 18 years of age, he had already a number of previous convictions. He was sentenced to pay a fine of 10s or 3 days and ordered to find caution of £1 for his six months’ good behaviour; while Reid was sentenced to find caution of 10s for three months’ good behaviour, or three days.

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