A New Use for a Wooden Leg

Ed Ryan was fined $5 and costs before Justice Heckencamp this afternoon for assault and battery upon Charles Rorick a barber. The trouble occurred on May 17. Rorick is a barber. He said that Ryan who is a cripple came to his place to be shaved. They had some words about 25 cents that Rorick sa’d Ryan owed him and the latter took off his wooden leg and beat Rorick on the head and shoulders. Ryan admitted the assault and said he did so because Rorick passed a remark about his sister.

Source: Quincy Daily Journal, June 10, 1902.

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