Miscellany: Snake

In Delhi, India, a snake attempted to board a ferryboat, caused frightened passengers to dash to the other side, the boat to capsize, 50 persons to drown.

Lazy

In Tulsa, Okla., Negro George Tipton, held for the theft of a lawn mower, explained: "I didn't steal it. I stumbled over it and was too lazy to walk around it —so I just pushed it away."

Rush

In Uniontown, Pa., John Walchesky & family rushed from their house when lightning set it afire, rushed in again when a cloudburst put out the blaze, rushed...

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