Robbers and confidence men operating at Trout Lake

Transcription of newspaper article regarding the operation and apprehension of robbers and confidence men in Trout Lake, Michigan., Electronic reproduction of: Transcription of newspaper article : Newberry news (Newberry, Mich.), Mar. 5, 1905., [ROBBERS and CONFIDENCE MEN OPERATING AT TROUT LAKE]--1891  Trout Lake is gaining an unenviable reputation as being the resort of robbers and confidence men. Every week the local papers tell of parties being fleeced out of money in some illegal manner. The following from the Marquette Journal is the latest report of that wicked place: "Trout Lake, the junction of the South Shore and Soo lines, must contain about as accomplished a lot of blacklegs as any point in the upper peninsula... [need rest of quotel [Newberry News, 27 Feb 1891]  The gang of thugs and black legs that have been sojourning at Trout Lake for the past year, and who have made themselves notorious through that section of country, are at last in the arms of the law. A detective has been at Trout Lake for the past month under the pretense of being "out for his health," and on Sunday last caused the arrest of the whole gang. Four officers took the prisoners to the Soo where they were placed in jail. The Soo Line employed the detective. [General News column, p. 5] [Newberry News, 22 May 1891]
Abstract/Description: Transcription of newspaper article regarding the operation and apprehension of robbers and confidence men in Trout Lake, Michigan.
Subject(s): Railroads
Swindlers and Swindling
Trout Lake (Mich.)
Newberry (Mich.)
Duluth, South Shore, and Atlantic Railway Company
Minneapolis, St. Paul and Sault Ste. Marie Railway Company
Date Created: 1905-03-05