That was then: Three years at Kingston pen for a theft most fowl

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When the mud and feathers had settled, the lengthy arm of the regulation had nabbed Eastview gardener Charlie Shinzel and his nephew, John Shinzel, a Westboro baker, together with 40 of Schieman’s selection, “although lamented” hens.

In response to the newspaper, the hens, upon changing into accustomed to the sunshine, “acknowledged their grasp, and directly arrange a joyful cackle of welcome.”

Additional examination found the Schinzels to be within the possession of “giant sums of cash” in addition to “a rig, alleged to have been their ‘car of conveyance’ of their darkish undertakings.” Charlie Shinzel was additionally in possession of a nonetheless, “able to brewing issues with a ‘kick.’ ” The nonetheless was situated within the attic of senior Shinzel’s house, “and a recipe for brewing was discovered on Shinzel himself.”

Justice was swift. Three days after the heist, Charles Shinzel was sentenced to serve three years within the Kingston penitentiary.

“This isn’t the primary time Shinzel has been convicted,” the Citizen added, “as he served a time period on a quite comparable cost as soon as earlier than in 1916.”