August 22, 1907


Negro Thought He Had "Licked" an
Army Before He Subdued Spouse.

"I don't believe there was anybody but my wife and me in that fight, but before I got through I thought I was fighting an army," explained Bert Balckburn, a negro porter, 25 years old, at the Emergency hospital. His wife had broken a water pitcher over his head.

Blackburn lives at 411 East Tenth street and, according to his own confession, went home and attempted to chastise his wife. He bore a number of cuts about the head and face, and his general appearance showed plainly marks of the combat.