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Guthrie, O.T. March 28, 1895 – The Horse Shoe Tobacco Man in the United States Jail. C. J. Forrest, advertising agent for the Drummond Tobacco Co. of St. Louis, was doing the town today, distributing samples to the boys, and wandered into the federal jail, the outside door being open. Before he had time to realize where he was, the jailor locked the outside door and invited Forrest to go in and look around. No sooner had he entered the "bull pen" than a grand rush was made for him. He was arrested and tried by a kangaroo court, but as he had no money on his person, the boys confiscated his samples. Forrest said he considered himself lucky to get out alive.
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