BOOTLEGGERS ARE GIVEN HEAVY
AND TERMS IN JAIL
Wm. Montgomery and Joe Frizzell, who are among the elite
of the Elvins "Bootlegging Fraternity" had their day in court Monday and Tuesday
of this week. Frizzell was the first to face the jury. He was handed a fine of $400 and
will be allowed to spend six months in jail thinking it over. Kennett Rickard was the
Then came Wm. Montgomery. W. F. (Bud) Cundiff was the
witness who brought about his downfall. He fell a little harder than his companion in
crime and drew a fine of $700 and one year in jail.
But Frizzell more than evened up the score when he went to
bat on Tuesday. The jury thought that twelve months in jail would be about right and
brought in their verdict accordingly. Cundiff was the prosecuting witness in this case
On Wednesday there were still eight illegal sale counts
hanging over Montgomery's head. But he and his attorney, Bart Boyer, evidently concluded
they had taken about enough of the medicine prescribed by that jury. When the state
announced ready for trial Mr. Boyer informed the court that he had handed the circuit
clerk a list of the jurors names together with those of the prosecuting attorney and his
assistant and he wanted them subpoenaed as witnesses. He also said that he did not know
but that he ought to have included the court. The court informed him that he could not do
The move was a play for delay. The prosecuting attorney
stated that inasmuch as he already had secured convictions in the previous cases, he would
agree that the others be continued until the May term.
Published by THE LEAD BELT NEWS, Flat River, St. Francois
Co. MO, March 23, 1917.