Found this amusing item this week:
The Printer’s Ink, 1892, Volume 7, issue 12, page 350
THE EDITOR WAS TOO FUNNY. From the National Journalist. Occasionally the publisher of a newspaper takes it into his head to bring out in cold type, verbatim et literatim^ the ungrammatical and misspelled communication of some illiterate person who has found occasion to write to the paper. Such productions sometimes furnish amusement for a whole community, while the unfortunate correspondent wonders what everybody is laughing at. But it is not always safe to thus hold up to ridicule the poor spellers, for sometimes they find out what is going on. Then woe be unto the giddy editor. A case in point is that of the editor of the Banner, at Caddo, I. T. A Mrs. Dr. Thompson sent him a badly-spelled letter, stopping her paper. He thought it would look funny in print and gave it a place in his columns. Soon after it appeared Mrs. Thompson set out on the war-path, armed with a horse-whip and revolver, and, discovering the unfortunate journalist on the street, lashed him vigorously with the whip, and after he had succeeded in disarming her of that weapon, tried to shoot him. Mrs. Thompson also sent for her husband, who was absent from home at the time, and there is no knowing where the trouble will end.