Chicago Tribune, January 9, 1919. Ah, the helping professions. This guy could have carved out a career of some distinction in Germany just 20 years later.
“It would seem to keep down crime”? Jeez, don’t knock yourself out doing the research there, doc.
In point of fact I believe the crime rates in early modern Britain to have been pretty high, regardless of “Albion’s fatal tree.” Of course, he’s not advocating anything here. Perish the thought.