Miscellany: Voiss

Near San Jose, Calif., Dentist Jasper Gattuccio came upon a rickety old cart drawn by a brace of burros, saw in it a picturesquely gnarled, full-bearded gaffer, delightedly got out his camera to snap a picture. From the wagon jumped Peter Voiss, 74, to collect a 50¢ fee, explaining that he eked out his meagre income as a prospector by posing for pictures. Dentist Gattuccio refused to pay, took the pi:ture, later returned to take another. As Jasper Gattuccio clicked the shutter, Peter Voiss reached into his wagon for a shotgun, shot him dead. Prospector Voiss was bundled off to jail...

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