Leadwood Booze Joints Visited by Officers

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LEADWOOD BOOZE JOINTS VISITED
BY OFFICERS SATURDAY
LEAD BELT NEWS, Flat River, St. Francois Co. MO, May 25, 1917

      The booze vendors at Leadwood, who are reported to have been doing a flourishing business, received visits Friday and Saturday nights from  Prosecuting Attorney Mathews, Sheriff Adams and his deputy, Leslie Mitchell.

     The officers made a rich haul and now have stored for evidence a large quantity of both beer and whiskey.

    At Helen Raunich's they secured only 1100 bottles of beer. This was on Friday night.  The harvest was so good at Helen's they decided to try the same neighborhood again Saturday night.  On this occasion they visited a joint alleged to be conducted by Charles and James Whaley.   There they gathered in 10 gallons of whiskey and 10 cases of beer.  They next turned their attention to the home of Mamie Pintar.  In her cellar they located 700 empty beer bottles and two barrels of full bottles.

     Informations have been filed against all of the above.  They will be given a chance to explain in the circuit court.

LEAD BELT NEWS, Flat River, St. Francois County, Missouri, May 25, 1917


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