ELVINS CITY MARSHAL ARRESTED
Is Jointly Charged With Bill Phillips With
Dispensing Booze at Livery Stable
Conducted by Ollie Bequette.
Charge Against He and Phillips Filed in Circuit Court.
City Marshal Leslie Black of Elvins and Bill Phillips
were arrested by Deputy-Sheriff Mitchell Monday. The warrant charges them with illegal
sale and the information against them was filed by Prosecuting Attorney Mathews. Mr.
Mathews stated to a News reporter Tuesday that he has sufficient evidence against both men
to warrant a conviction. The criminal docket is so crowded as the result of the riot
cases, the trial of these men will not be held until the February term. Both men gave bond
in the sum of $500 for their appearance.
It is alleged that the whiskey which these men are charged
with selling was kept in a grip at the livery stable. The thirsty ones were tipped off to
go to the grip, take what they wanted and deposit the money in the grip.
Published by THE LEAD BELT NEWS, Flat River, St. Francois
Co. MO, Nov. 16, 1917.