No. 550
Crime, Eccentricity, and the Sporting Life in 19th Century America.
December 7, 2021

Woman Kicks Second Husband Out.

A North Carolina Woman Kicks her Second Husband Out of the House when her First Comes Home Rich
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Woman Kicks Second Husband Out.


A North Carolina Woman Kicks her Second Husband Out of the House when her First Comes Home Rich.

A chap went off from Brunswick, North Carolina, a few days ago, and his wife, after becoming disgusted with his protracted absence, got a divorce and married again. Things went along smooth and quiet enough until about a week ago, when the first husband came back, as suddenly as he had departed, bringing with him $75,000, which he had made during his absence. When hem Gold hips once wife what a big stake be had, she promptly kicked her second husband down the back stairs into the pig-pen. His tears might have failed, but his money brought a flood of love into that woman's heart that she could not resist, and with a howl like a Comanche, she exclaimed, "Take me, John Henry, I am yours forever."

Reprinted from Illustrated Police News, April 3, 1873.