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.
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.
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…..