Things that Women Do

July 29, 1899


The Planet states four cases of betrayal caused by women who are deemed untrustworthy.


On her wedding day a San Francisco girl jilted her intended and eloped with his brother.
A girl in Cleveland has married a pickpocket to reform him. And she is supposed to have ordinary intelligence, too.
A Steelville (Mo.) bride, before she would consent to being married, demanded that the husband-to-be embrace her religion, therefore the rite of baptism preceded the marriage ceremony.
How penurious some men are. A young widow of Sedalia and an aged and wealthy farmer from Camden county met in Versailles recently bent on matrimony. The groom’s attire did not suit the widow and she demanded $100 with which to supply him with a suitable outfit, but he rebelled, and the wedding was declared off.
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Elias Sturim


“Things that Women Do,” Black Virginia: The Richmond Planet, 1894-1909, accessed April 23, 2024,