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Bootleggers fined, troops fight in France, meat market robbed


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100 years ago

The Odessa Record

August 23, 1918

Fined for bootlegging. Ben Miller and Joe Whitehall were arrested Saturday night by Marshal Jenks and brought before Justice Schoonover charged with bootlegging. The men were caught in the old tailor shop, the Drumheller building, with two full pints and others partly full of whiskey and at the trial, Whitehall disclaimed ownership of the liquor and said that he had merely gone there to get a drink and the judge accepted his story as plausible and let him off with a fine of $20 and costs. Miller at first pleaded...

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