Saturday, December 31, 2016

On This Date in Minnesota History: December 31

December 31, 1906 – A stranger posing as a liquor inspector has been working a clever swindle in Cass Lake, Minn.  He was admitted to the cellars of saloons to sample liquors and invariably found that some of them were being offered unlawfully and that it would take $20 to make a settlement. In three cases “he made good,” but a fourth saloonkeeper was suspicious and caused his downfall. He was arrested and could furnish no papers as an inspector.

Minneapolis Journal; “Got Cash and Drinks. Bogus Liquor Inspector Jailed for Swindling at Cass Lake.”; Dec. 31, 1906; p. 1. 

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