Society & Culture:History
THE CASE OF THE TORTURED SCHOOL TEACHER – 1911
This episode tells the story of Mary Chamberlain. a young teacher in Beverly, Kansas, in 1911, who was dragged from a buggy on an isolated road in the woods, stripped naked, and covered with hot tar by a gang of five men, while several others stood nearby, to “watch the fun”. The episode also tells the aftermath of the incident, including the arrest and trial of the assailants.
The second part of episode will feature the latest installment of our popular segment Police Blotter and Court News, with short tales of small time crime from 1885.
The Case of the Tortured School Teacher:
Associated Press wire reports -
(as reported in New York Times & Cleveland Plain Dealer)
August 31, 1911.
September 10, 1911.
November 18, 1911.
November 19, 1911.
November 20, 1911.
November 21, 1911.
November 22, 1911.
November 24, 1911.
The Morning Oregonian:
November 16, 1911.
October 10, 1912.
Prosser, William & Keeton, W. Page, The Law of Torts (1984), pp. 308 & 376.
LaMance, Ken, Esq., Is There A Duty To Rescue? (2018).
Police Blotter & Court News:
Cleveland Plain Dealer, November 09, 1885.
Mary Chamberlain – Josie Necrofuhra, free-lance voice over artist.
AP Reporter - Adam Schultz of Water Cooler Talk Podcast.
AP Reporter - Cory Schwendiman of Domesticated Podcast: Marriage Meets Comedy.
AP Reporter –Phillip Primeau of Semi-Intellectual Musings Podcast.
Prosecutor – Sam Kulper of Breakers Podcast.
Defendants Attorney - Christopher Green of GravityBeard Podcast.
Jury Foreman – Brian Held of The Week in Geek Radio Show.
Narrator, Police Blotter & Court News - Karen Wickiam of Stat! Podcast: Shocking Traumas and Treatments.
Ada Thornton & Outro Aphorism (voice) – Kit Caren of the Forgotten News Podcast.
Police Blotter Intro Title Voice - Paul Miscavage of Minefire Podcast
Municipal Judge (adjournment) – Andy Wang from the Inspired Money Podcast.
Host Intro – Nina Innsted , the host of the Already Gone podcast.
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Source: Chesterton, G.K., quoted in The Words of Power (2012) by George Antwi, p. 23.
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