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Posted: February 13, 2013 at 5:14 a.m.

100 YEARS AGO Feb. 13, 1913 Were gambling entirely abolished in Pulaski county, the prosecuting attorney’s office would suffer a loss conservatively estimated at $15,000 a year. This result of the fee system was discovered yesterday as a result of a statement made by J.W. (“Slim” ) Bruner, proprietor of an Argenta gambling house, that he had paid the prosecuting attorney’s office $155 a month for protection, only to have his place raided by Sheriff Hutton and his deputies and his gambling paraphernalia seized last Saturday. Bruner’s statement was hotly denied by Prosecuting Attorney Robert L. Rogers, who said neither he nor any of his deputies had promised protection to Bruner, or any other gambler.

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Arkansas, Pages 14 on 02/13/2013