A writer proposes shooting unlit, wrong-way cyclists in 1898 Chicago.
it is night, and a man comes tearing on towards you, on the wrong side of the road — clearly a trespasser and in the dark — at the imminent peril of your life and carries no light — a further evidence of intended felony. …He endangers your life and property; he is about to commit an assault on you in the dark, so far as you can judge. Why should not the law permit you to shoot him at sight, in justifiable self-defence?
With a bonus bit of misogyny to round out the letter published in the September 1, 1898 issue of the League of American Wheelmen Bulletin and Good Roads.