In March of 1887, the Brooklyn Eagle reported on pending legislation in Albany:

“In the Senate this morning Mr. [Michael C.] Murphy introduced a pool selling bill amending the Penal Code so that any man who entices, solicits, induces or aids another to commit such a crime may be indicted and punished as accessory. This is a genteel slap at Anthony Comstock, who has a way of buying pool tickets and then jugging the seller.”


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