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Description: A Saloonkeeper's Spree and Its Serious ResultsDate: February 11 1887
Newspaper published in: Tupelo, MS
Source: Lee Co., MS Library
Page/Column: Page 1, Column 5
A Saloonkeeper’s Spree and Its Serious Results
WATERBURY, CONN., Feb. 4.-- Tom Reston, a saloonkeeper of this place, formerly lived at Thomaston, ten miles from here, and with several choice spirits, he went over there Wednesday and, after indulging in much liquor, repaired to his old boarding house, went directly to the room formerly occupied by himself, and, taking off her clothes, threw himself on the bed. Since he had left there the widow had married and her husband, coming home and finding a stranger in bed, routed him out of the house and started him hatless and coatless and without any extra clothing running toward Waterbury over the icy road. Reston was too drunk to know enough to go into some place, and ran all the way home, which he reached about one o'clock in the morning, completely exhausted, almost speechless and covered with blood. On the way he was taken for a lunatic and pursued, but managed to elude the citizens who sought to capture him. Reston's head bears a gash two inches long and his feet are so badly frozen that probably his toes will have to be amputated and possibly his feet. Over the wound on his head is a large lump and the wound is frost bitten.