Toronto Man Tells Tenderloin Police Why He Paid 50 Cents for a Cutlet
A little man who described himself as M. Strauss, a jeweler of Toronto went Into the Hofbrau Haus at Broadway and Thirtieth street yesterday and ordered a veal outlet and a glass of beer without looking at the price list. When he finished, he placed a quarter on the table, and when waiter handed him a check for seventy cents the man from Toronto declared he would not pay It because it was too high.
There was a dispute and he finally compromised by paying fifty cents for what had had eaten. According to the story Strauss told Tenderloin police later he was forced to do this because he had been kept in the cellar of the restaurant until he agreed to pay.
Source: The Sun - 30th April 1905