OFFICERS MADE TWO RAIDS
IN BONNE TERRE
Constable Bruett, of Farmington, Constable
Turley, of Bonne Terre, and Deputy Constable Byington, of Flat River, made a couple of
raids in Bonne Terre Sunday afternoon, finding that species of liquor commonly known as
"white mule" in each case.
A pool room and soft drink parlor, operated by
Bert Thurman, better known as "Cat" Thurman, was visited. Here the officers
found three half pint bottles of whisky. At the time of the raid, Thurman was not in his
place of business.
The second raid was at the residence of R. C.
Pigg, who occupies one of the more pretentious homes of the town. Pigg had been under
suspicion for some time. In his home the officers found four gallons of alcohol, two
gallons of grape wine, and a still, which he is alleged to have used in the manufacture of
the liquor found on his premises.
Both Thurman and Pigg were placed under arrest
Monday and taken before Justice Marchand. They were released on bond, and will have their
preliminary trials in the near future.
Published by THE LEAD BELT NEWS, Flat River, St.
Francois Co. MO, Fri. Sept. 28, 1923.