Thus, at Wolverhampton, England, some years ago, a woman in a store indecently assaulted a young girl lately employed, under circumstances which go to show that homosexual vice was no new thought with her;1 and in the great tobacco factories of Seville, Spain, lesbian relationships are by no means uncommon.
In the Fabrica de Tobacos, at the latter place, some years ago an incident occurred which drew public attention to the fact just recorded. One morning, as the women were entering for their daily task, one of them drew a small clasp-knife, and attacked another with the greatest fury, inflicting six or seven wounds upon her victim's face and neck, and threatening to kill anyone who interfered. The first reason assigned was that the attacked woman had "insulted the other's son;" but fuller investigation revealed the fact that a lesbian friendship had existed between the two women, which was threatened by a new attachment, formed by the victim with the forewoman in another department of the factory.1
The same writer says that the characteristic love-dances of Spain are performed by young women who never sell their persons, but who are said to frequently form homosexual relationships among themselves; and with a people of so amorous temperament, and jealous disposition, it is easy to account for such furibund manifestations as that just recorded,