GUS O. NATIONS
BONNE TERRE BOOTLEGGERS.
Lead Belt News, Flat River, St. Francois County, Missouri, Friday, July 28,
G. O. Nations, of St. Louis, Federal
Prohibition Agent, with the assistance of a corps of deputies, made a number of raids with
resultant arrests at Bonne Terre, Friday. The following account was taken from the
Saturday morning's Globe Democrat:
"A dry law enforcement expedition sent out yesterday to Bonne Terre, Mo., by
Prohibition Agent Nations, resulted in the arrest of seven saloon proprietors and
bartenders and the issuance of a warrant for the arrest of another.
The seven arrested were placed in the County Jail at Farmington, and will be brought to
St. Louis for arraignment today. George Wallace, a bartender for Bart [Bert]
Thurman, who was not in Thurman's saloon at the time of the raid, was being sought last
The names of the men arrested are: Charles Godat, saloon keeper, and his bartenders,
Herbert Vandnovier [Vandiver ?] and Walter Politte; John Craft and Aldon Craft, saloon
keepers, and their bartender, Alonzo Long; Bart [Bert] Thurman, a saloon keeper.
All except Godat and his bartenders are charged with illegal sale and possession of liquor
and maintenance of nuisances. No liquor was found in Godat's saloon.