Miscellany, Aug. 6, 1934

"TIME brings all things."


In Ramsey, N. J., when Jennie Quackenbush spurned his offer of marriage, Farmer William Storms pulled a $5 bill from his pocket, set fire to it. Then he went home, shot his three horses, set fire to his barn, tossed into the blaze life savings of $2,400 and the deed to his farm. Flames ignited his clothing, sent him dashing to a creek. Badly burned, he was dragged from the creek by a neighbor who started to drive him to a hospital. On the way...

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