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Good Old Days: March 7, 2019


March 7, 2019

125 years ago

The Commoner, March 2, 1894

David Black was on the 23rd tried by a jury in the superior court on the charge of committing an assault with a deadly weapon on the person of John Dougherty, October 4th. Dougherty was dealing faro, an unlawful game, at the time and Black had lost money at the table. Black accused Dougherty of robbing him, and reached over the table and took the money he lost out of the coin tray. The dealer resisted and Black pounded Dougherty over the head with a pistol, and the assailant’s arrest followed...

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