From The Court February 1887
"Another of those miserable domestic squabbles "Before he had time to reply, Mrs Adams, who was standing near, flew at him and commenced to hammer him with her umbrella".
which have been the means of bringing the names of Mr and Mrs Alex McGee before the public so frequently took the same parties into Court again yesterday afternoon, when the wife, who is committed to take her trial for attempting to set fire to her dwelling house, was charged by her husband with intending to abscond from bail. There was the same old story of the wife getting drunk and the husband forgiving her, broken promises of reform and so on, disclosing about as miserable state of affairs as can well be conceived, and the result was that Mrs McGee was sent to gaol to await her trial. During the hearing of the case there was a lively and very unusual scene in the Court. Mr A. McGee
was in the witness box and stated that his wife had gone to the house of one Mrs Adams, and the Inspector asked him what sort of house this woman kept when, before he had time to reply, Mrs Adams, who was standing near, flew at him and commenced to hammer him with her umbrella. When the police had succeeded in removing her the witness proceeded to give the asked for description of the house and the manner in which it was kept, this being anything but flattering. Mrs Adams was then charged with assaulting Alex McGee
in Court and fined 50 shillings and costs, or in default, seven days imprisonment. The accused stated that she had no money and would take it out, but the fine was paid subsequently".