No Dice, Martin Weiss


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August 24, 1882


Martin Weiss, who runs the Chicago Saloon on Court Street, was arrested for permitting gambling in his establishment.


Martin wasn”™t worried ”“ he was convinced that with his charm and wit he would completely annihilate the case against him. When he took the witness stand, Weiss swore a solemn oath that the boys who had been accused of gambling in his saloon had never done any such thing. Imagine Martin”™s surprise when he was found guilty.


Imagine everyone else”™s surprise, when no sooner had sentence been pronounced than Weiss swore again. This time it wasn”™t an oath to tell the whole truth and nothing but ”“ instead he swore out a complaint against the boys who patronized his saloon ”“ for gambling with dice for money!