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A Singular Crime

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One Willimn Smitli, of Brooklyn, becoming tiretl of married restrainte, eoneeived the idea of putting an end to his wife by a procesa asfortile in ingenuityas it wiis 'iliabolical in eraelty. He fastened lur to the top of her cook-stove by ropes passing imdernpRth and conneeting lier hands and feet. Then he built up a rousing ñre of coal, and left her to her intv. The stove was one of those wliich are the pet aversión of house-wives in general, nud Mrs. Sniith in particmlar. Sbe liiul often and again out pon it the víais of lier wrath, becausc it would persist, deppite :ill precanöoilS to thé contriiry, ín burning tho bread on the bottom without baking it on the top. (int it is to tliis nmi'li-:tlins(Hl peculiarity that Mrs. Smith owes lier life. IXmbtless the stove very soon became uncomfortablv warm all over, but it grew red hot ftt the bottom, and, after Beverel burnicg one oí lier arms, burned in Xff; ie rop8, ftnd permittcd lier to escape Without m1 junen.


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Michigan Argus