Monday, July 9, 2012

Monday Madness- A Woman Scorned

Today I came across a fantastic article in an an old copy of the Daily Herald from June 6, 1929.

Mrs. Edgar Knight of Gulfport was fined $10 in Mayor J. W. Milner's
court this morning on a charge of assault and battery on the person of Miss
Tillie Moran -in a local Ice cream place Saturday night Edgar Knight, 
husband of Mrs. Edgar Knight, had, according to the evidence given 
at the trial, taken Miss Tillie Moran in to the ice cream place and 
had purchased an ice cream cone for her. Mrs. Knight appeared upon the scene
while her husband and Miss Moran were enjoying the ice cream and seizing

Miss. Moran by the hand threw her on the floor. It appeared that
the difficulty was later continued on the outside and that several blows
were struck between the parties on both sides. His honor thought that
Mrs. Knight was guilty of  first assault and fined her. $10.

Moral of the story....Men don't buy ice cream for other women in a small town where your wife just may happen by. 

1 comment:

  1. What an interesting article! I bet these ladies were the talk of the town for quite some time!