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Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson
Date: Between 1881 and 1884
A photograph of Ben Thompson, who made his name as a gunman and a gambler before accepting a job as Marshal in Austin, Texas, in 1881.


Kansas Territory versus Bunch for gambling

Kansas Territory versus Bunch for gambling
Date: May 1857
This indictment was issued for Bunch (first name unknown) by the U. S. District Court of the Kansas Territory, Second District, during the May term of 1857 in Lecompton, Kansas Territory. Bunch was accused of gambling at a game of faro on May 1, 1857. The indictment is signed by Assistant District Attorney Benjamin J. Newsom.


Kansas Territory versus Christopher Diggens for gambling

Kansas Territory versus Christopher Diggens for gambling
Date: 1856 - 1858
These legal documents relate to the case of the Kansas Territory vs. Christopher Diggens. Diggens was accused of gambling at a game of euchre in Calhoun County, Kansas Territory on April 1, 1856. The indictment states Diggens bet one pound of tobacco and one pint of whiskey. Diggens was indicted by the First District Court for Calhoun County on April 7, 1856.


Kansas Territory versus Daniel D. Cook and John Reynolds for gaming

Kansas Territory versus Daniel D. Cook and John Reynolds for gaming
Date: April 1858 - August 30, 1858
These legal documents relate to the 1858 case of the Kansas Territory vs. Daniel D. Cook and John Reynolds. Cook and Reynolds were accused of running a gaming house where patrons could gamble on cards, from April 1, 1858 to the time of indictment, in Leavenworth County, Kansas Territory. Cook and Reynolds were indicted by the First District Court in Leavenworth during the April term of 1858.


Kansas Territory versus Jacob Clark for gaming

Kansas Territory versus Jacob Clark for gaming
Date: November 1856 - February 11, 1858
These legal documents relate to the case of the Kansas Territory vs. Jacob Clark for gaming. Clark was accused of betting money at a game of cards or "gaming device" on August 10, 1856 in the Kansas territory. Clark was indicted during the November court term of 1856 by the Second District Court in Tecumseh.


Kansas Territory versus John Cummings for gambling

Kansas Territory versus John Cummings for gambling
Date: 1856
These legal documents relate to the case of the Kansas Territory vs. John Cummings (Cummins). Cummings was accused of gambling at a game of cards on March 10, 1856 in Bourbon County, Kansas Territory. Cummings was indicted during the May term of the Second District Court in Bourbon County and released on bond November 11, 1856.


Kansas Territory versus Osker Clark for playing cards

Kansas Territory versus Osker Clark for playing cards
Date: November 1856
This arrest warrant and indictment relate to the case of the Kansas Territory vs. Osker Clark for playing cards. Clark was accused of gambling at a game of cards or other "gaming device" on October 09, 1856 in the Kansas Territory. Clark was indicted during the November term of 1856 by the Second District Court in Tecumseh, Kansas Territory.


Kansas Territory versus Sanford M. Bickerstaff for gaming

Kansas Territory versus Sanford M. Bickerstaff for gaming
Date: November 1856 - April 1, 1857
These legal documents relate to the case of the Kansas Territory vs. Sanford M. Bickerstaff for gambling at cards on August 10, 1856 in the Kansas Territory. Bickerstaff was indicted by the U. S. District Court, Kansas Territory, Second District in Tecumseh during the November 1856 court term. Warrants for Bickerstaff's arrest were returned unserved.


Kansas Territory versus William Barber for card betting

Kansas Territory versus William Barber for card betting
Date: crime February 15, 1856; indictment May 1856
This case file contains an arrest warrant and indictment related to the charge against William Barber for betting and gambling at cards on February 15, 1856 in Bourbon County, Kansas Territory. Barber was indicted during the May session of the U.S. District Court of the Kansas Territory, Second District. An arrest warrant was issued for Barber on June 3, 1856.


Kansas Territory versus William Clarke for playing cards

Kansas Territory versus William Clarke for playing cards
Date: November 1856
This indictment of William Clarke was issued by the Second District Court in Lecompton, Kansas Territory during the November court term of 1856. The indictment accuses Clarke of gambling at "a game cards or other gaming device" on October 9, 1856 in the Kansas Territory. The exact location of the crime is not stated.


Kansas Territory versus William Douglass for keeping a gaming house

Kansas Territory versus William Douglass for keeping a gaming house
Date: 1857 - 1858
These legal documents relate to the case of the Kansas Territory versus William M. Douglas. Douglas was accused of operating a roulette gambling house on January 12, 1857 within the Second Judicial District of the Kansas Territory. Douglas was indicted during the May court term of 1857. The Second Judicial District in 1857 was based in Lecompton, Douglas County and included counties west of Douglas.


Slot machine

Slot machine
Creator: Mills Industries, Incorporated
Date: between 1945 and 1955
This cast aluminum and wooden slot machine was manufactured by Mills Industries, Incorporated, of Chicago, Illinois. The front is painted gray and red and the sides are painted black. A nickel coin slot is located at the upper left with a window below displaying a row of five nickels. In the center are three windows displaying the wheels. Below the windows is a silver metal plate with a key to the winning spins. The coin return opening is at the bottom. Raised decorations of red and green cherries are applied to the front. A metal arm is attached to the right of the machine. The five-cent slot is a "Black Cherry," the first new model introduced by Mills as production resumed after World War II. KBI (Kansas Bureau of Investigation) agents confiscated this slot machine at the VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) Hall in Belleville, Kansas, in 1972.


Slot machine

Slot machine
Creator: Mills Industries, Incorporated
Date: 1948
This cast aluminum and wooden slot machine was manufactured by Mills Industries, Incorporated, of Chicago, Illinois. The upper half is painted maroon and gold and the lower half is painted turquoise. A dime coin slot is located at the upper left with a window below displaying a row of five dimes. In the center are three windows displaying the wheels. Below the windows is a black metal plate with a key to winning spins. The coin return opening is at the bottom. A metal arm is attached to the right of the machine. This illegal slot machine was confiscated and held as evidence by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.


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