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 - HIS SCHEME DID NOT WORK Byatt Told a Fairy Tale...
HIS SCHEME DID NOT WORK Byatt Told a Fairy Tale to a Seoond-Hand Dealer. William Ryan, of 205o Watkin street, thought he was a schemer. Yesterday morning he visited Isaac Goodman, of 1822 South street, a second-hand dealer, and told a pitiful tale of his wife having died, leaving on his hands a lot of household . goods. He asked the dealer to buy them. A bargain was struck. , (ioodman drove tip to the house on Wat-kins street and loaded up the wagon with carpets, beds, bedsteads, chairs, bureaus and sundry other articles. Nine dollars satisfied RjWs claim. But something happened Just a Goodman was about to leave. A woman, armed with a poker and a rolling pin. put in her appearance and sailed Into the unsuspecting purchaser. The latter soon knew who she was. Mr. Rvan was not a widower by any means. His enraged wife was there on the scene very much alive. She made the second hand dealer unload the goods. After this he visited Magistrate Henderson's oflice and swore out a warrant for Ryan. The police soon arrested him.

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  1. The Times,
  2. 20 May 1899, Sat,
  3. Page 8

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