COURTLANDVILLE, NY – July 29. Woman Tarred And Feathered.  A young woman named Melissa Blye was stripped naked and tarred and feathered at Courtlandville last night, by a party of young men, for intimacy with a Mr. Moore, whose wife recently went crazy and drowned herself.

The Leavenworth Weekly Times, Leavenworth KS. Thursday, August 4, 1870.  Page 1.  © Transcribed by Darren McMannis for the Kansas Council of Genealogical Societies, Inc.