Miscellany: Tree

In Philadelphia, 19-year-old Woodrow Wilson Shumaker, unable to buy presents for his small brother and sister, set out to get them a Christmas tree. When a policeman saw him stealing one, Woodrow Wilson Schumaker tried to run away. The policeman shot him dead.

Stupid

In Lafayette, Ind., stupid thieves worked all night to blow open the unlocked door of a safe containing 24¢.

Shrewd

In Chicago, shrewd Axel Svanson dined on pigeons which he had caught while they were eating the peanuts he had bought with a dime he had begged from a...

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