Miscellany: Beldame

In Chicago, Mrs. Cruz Martinez, 108, fell asleep on her doorstep, was burned to death when her cigaret set her dress afire.


In New York, after John Wallace and George Larkin had had a few beers together, each one insisted on paying the check. John Wallace won the privilege by punching George Larkin dead.


In McAlester, Okla., John Chapman went to look at his 39 chickens, found all but a rooster and two hens stolen, and this note:

I steel from the rich, and I steel from the pore

I will leve the old...

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