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Good Old Days: September 3, 2020


September 3, 2020

125 years ago

The Commoner

August 30, 1895

The council and city officers after much discussion of the matter, decided at the meeting Monday evening to enforce the city ordinance against gambling. On Tuesday, Marshal Mackay arrested Chas. Preston, on a charge of running a game of “craps,” and Arthur Good, the keeper of a stud-poker game. The two prisoners were brought before City Justice Doolittle, and the cases were set for hearing on Wednesday at 10 a.m. Bail bonds were fixed at $300 each, which were furnished.

The prosecution introduced only one witness, E.W. Weinberg, who testified...

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