Civil rights


Winfield Courier, October 4, 1883. Shortly before the matinee of the Williams Dramatic Company at the Opera House last Saturday afternoon, the proprietor, W. M. Williams, and the business manager, Ed. Gray, were arrested by a U. S. Marshal on a warrant sworn out at Eureka for refusing to sell a colored man a ticket at that place. Mr. Williams left for Eureka on the Santa Fe train to give bond for their appearance. The case is brought under the civil rights law.