Illinois · Newspaper clippings · Pennsylvania

Man beaten by “Amazon” woman for insulting her size (1908)

From the Chicago Daily Tribune
October 15, 1908
Chicago, Illinois
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

The first article involves a couple who returned home from their wedding festivities after being informed of a burglary in which several expensive presents had been taken.

The second tells the story of an “Amazon” woman who was insulted by a vagrant due to her size. She immediately began beating him, causing a disturbance which brought neighbors to her aid. The crowd wished to lynch the man, though the woman refused the killing of the man and insisted he had been punished enough.

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