Selling Cigarettes to Minor

by Laurel | May 10th, 2010

May 10, 1900

Angelo Lechini was before the police court yesterday morning for selling cigarets [sic] to 11-years-old Johnny Bowler. It appears that last week his teacher, Miss Ellen Morgan of the Sergeant street school, noticed several of her boys were smoking cigarets. She made investigations, and then went to City Marshal Wright with her story. Following his instructions, she learned the name of the dealer who sold the ciarets, and Tuesday Detectives Mack and Bligh had an interview with the boy, with the result that a warrant was sworn out against Lechini. Lechini pleaded guilty in the police court yesterday and was fined $20. Mary Cleary , concerned in the recent escapade in a Holyoke hotel , was sent to jail for three months. She objected to returning to the House of the Good Shepherd. George F. Buckley was fined $20, and the case against the little Gorman girl will probably be filed away. Thomas Shea was fined $10 for keeping an ugly bulldog. The case of Joseph Ostrowski was continued to the 15th, one “drunk” was fined $6, and two had their cases probated.

From The Springfield Republican.

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