CRIME: Confidence Man

When the life of a police reporter in St. Louis grew too irksome for William Carroll Woodward he engaged in more interesting pursuits. Before he was 37 years old he had been arrested 37 times, but had been in prison only twice. Gaining skill, he went to London, opened a gaudy gaming place in Kensington, and as "The Honorable Lionel Musgrave, United States Senator," collected $800,000 from British sportsmen before he found it wise to depart. In Ceylon his fame spread when he swindled an Indian jewel merchant out of a basket...

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