This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
A thief in Jersey City did not read the papers. He did not steal the flowers direct from the plants, but he stole them from a messenger who was taking them to a customer. He is to stay two years in jail. Serves him right. He should have studied the laws a little more. It shows, however, that flower thieving is a risky business unless intelligently pursued.