POUNDED HER NEIGHBOR
Mrs. Comer, a woman who lives on East South Third street and has been supported by the county for a long time, became angry with Mrs. Geo. Curry and pounded her on the head with a hoe handle. The neighbors of Mrs. Comer say that she and her children have been a nuisance to the neighborhood for some time, that she has threatened to burn their dwellings if they disturb her and that a short time ago she drew a gun on the son of Chris Truex. Marshal Marks says that he has had considerable trouble with her, that she refuses either to work or to go to the poor farm and is simply an unprofitable burden.
(Newton Daily Republican ~ Saturday ~ August 30, 1890 ~ Page 4)