The Twelve Days of Guy Town Christmas, Day Five

December 16, 2016 § Leave a comment

On the fifth day of Christmas (1878): $5 fine with costs, four cut-up caballeros, three maudlin lines of poetry, two fighting drunks … and a pungent suit hanging from the police station clothes tree.”

‘Twas in the gloaming evening shades, which were falling athwart the mountain tops, as Mr. William Wager, hailing from Waco, proceeded down into the first ward, bent on having a high old time. He succeeded beyond his most sanguine expectations; and, while sowing his wild oats with a most reckless hand, was scooped in by officer Hutchinson and conducted to the lockup. He was fined $5 and costs, for being drunk, and the next morning he had to answer to the charge of carrying a six-shooter, which as a rule contributed $25 to the city’s coffers.

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