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1,000 Cigars Texas Court Case

According to the Winnsboro Wide-Awake, one of the most remarkable cases ever tried in Texas was recently settled in Decatur. A young man bought 1,000 cigars and had them insured for their full value, smoked them up and then demanded his insurance, claiming they had been destroyed by fire. The case came up in the court and the judge decided in favor of the young man. The insurance company had the young man arrested for setting fire to his own property and the same judge ordered that he pay a fine and go to jail.

Granbury News, June 4, 1903