Jim Tuttle startles a faro bank party, at Gold Hill, Neb.
They call it the "retreat" because of its charming privacy and apparent obscurity.
She Bucks the Tiger and Quits $200 Ahead.
Two female athletes at Virginia City, Nevada, indulge in a wrestling match for the championship.
The Police Succeed in Breaking Up Another Gambling Establishment.
A “friendly” poker scheme exposed at Bogota, N. J., by one of the players squealing.
Many a one, who otherwise would not contribute a dime, will take a chance in a lottery.
The term “bunco” has come to mean to any type of swindle, but in the 19th century it usually referred to a confidence game involving crooked gambling.
Philadelphia, PA, August 13, 1893 – Ruined and Despondent Ronald Kennedy, a Philadelphia speculator, kills broker Charles H. Page, and then commits suicide.
Charles H. Page, of the firm of E. D. Page & Brother, stockbrokers, 132 South Fourth Street, Philadelphia, Pa, was recently shot and instantly killed in his office by Ronald Kennedy, a customer, who had been dealing in margins with the firm for two years. Kennedy then placed th pistol to his own head and sent a bullet into his brain.
The murderer and suicide is said to have lost between $15,000 and $20,000 since he began dealing with the firm, and despondency over the losses is supposed to have caused the crime.
Mr. Page was shot while reading the reports of the “ticker.”
Reprinted from The National Police Gazette, August 13, 1893