Less than three weeks later, two youths were again arrested on Second street for “hitting the pipe” on Nov. 29. This time, they were brought before a judge and fined $5.00.
ARRESTED BOYS IN OPIUM JOINTSUSPECTED OF HAVING COMMITTED THEFT AND WERE CAPTURED ON SUNDAY
Were Smoking the Drug When the Officers Came Upon Them and Spirited Them Away From the Place
On Sunday afternoon Police Officer Lindley visited a Chinese joint on Second street and removed two youths who were engaged in what is commonly known as “hitting the pipe.” In other words the lads had started in to smoke a pipe of opium. The officer took them to the police station, and there gave them a severe lecture.
This is not the first time that the officers have driven opium smokers out of the Chinese quarters, and have succeeded in putting a stop to the pernicious practice as far as white people are concerned.
The officer caught the boys at the time when he was looking for a lad suspected of having committed theft. They were allowed to go, and it is probable that they will not be found where they were on Sunday for some time to come.– Press Democrat, November 10, 1904