Saturday, May 10, 2008

A Wife Beater Punished

New York, 1895

John A. Welden, residing on the Springfield road at Queens, went home Saturday evening intoxicated. He had a quarrel with his wife, then beat her and threw her out into the street. Complaint was made to Justice Kissam. Welden was arrested and locked up in the Town Hall by Deputy Sheriff Thornton. Monday he was arraigned before Justice Hendrickson at Jamaica, on a charge of assault in the third degree, and fined $25. He paid the fine.

—The Long Island Farmer, Jamaica, N.Y., Jan. 11, 1895, p. 1.

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