"How Gamblers Win"

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Postby Bill Mullins » 09/01/12 05:39 PM

Frederic Jessel lists the anonymous Dick & Fitzgerald version of the subject book in his Bibliography, and attributes it to Joseph Wood. He apparently wasnt aware of the earlier edition, which has Gerritt M. Evans named as the author (ignore, for the moment, that Bart Whaley believes that Evans is a pseudonym for Edward Grandin).

Who is Joseph Wood, that he should be named as such? I cant find any other references to a gambler or card player by that name.
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Postby Joe Pecore » 09/01/12 08:07 PM

I found this in the Chicago Daily Tribune for Jan 1, 1897

"LOOKS INTO PAROLE LAW GRAND JURY NAMES A COMMITTEE TO SUGGEST MODIFICATIONS.
Conducts an Examination of the indeterminate Sentence System with
a View to Its Effect Upon Crime .... -"True Bills" Against Gambler.
...
Indictments were returned against twelve men arrested In the recent pool raids and who are charged with conducting gambling
houses. The report was made to Judge Tuley shortly after adjourning the day's session.

The indicted men are: No. 170 Madison street, Joseph Wood...
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