Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Hit by a Shovel in the Smeller

March 18, 1881 Western Sun Newspaper by the Russellville correspondent:  
 The harmony of our place has oft been annoyed by a Jones family who reside in the lower part of town. The final riot occurred yesterday when the old lady Jones, armed with women’s successful war munition, the shovel, attacked George J., her husband, while yet in bed, and colored this side of his smeller. George arose and reciprocated, injuring one of the old woman’s jaws slightly. Thereupon the old lady applied to the town judiciary to imprison George for battering her. The town dads drew up an article of agreement in which they, George J. and wife, each agreed to separate and fight no more.