Saturday, December 1, 2012

Mrs. Sterling Whipped Her Husband in Public – Pennsylvania, 1888

FULL TEXT:  Yesterday afternoon excitement was created South Fifth street caused by a wife whipping her husband. James C. Sterling, living at 139 South Fifth street, and two young women, intended to take Misses Mollie Warfel and Mame Hogentogler out for a ride. They were in the carriage when Mrs. Sterling saw the party and she jumped into the carriage. She admitted the girls and compelled her husband to get out of the carriage. The affair is the talk of the town.

[“Whipped Her Husband.” The Lancaster Intelligencer (Pa.), May 1, 1888, p. 4]



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