JWB and Grover Cleveland: Drunks

The night of Tuesday September 17th, 1895 proved to be a busy (and historic) one for the Chicago police department:

Let the romps of “J. Wilkes Booth” and “G. Cleveland” be a lesson to us all – no matter how dead or distinguished you might be, there’s no controlling how the “spirits” might move you.

References:
The Daily Inter Ocean – Sept. 19, 1895
The steamer that “J. Wilkes Booth” was the cook for, “The City of Traverse”, spent its twilight years as an illegal gambling ship.

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One thought on “JWB and Grover Cleveland: Drunks

  1. Hysterically funny, Dave! Could this guy be somewhat akin to Bates, et. al? Seems like there were quite a few J. Wilkes Booth’s running around in the 19th and early 20th Centuries —

    Will the Real JWB please stand up? Or maybe not!

    Thanks a bunch…..

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