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BOOTLEGGERS ARE GIVEN HEAVY FINES
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 prosecuting witness.

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 also.

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 that.

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.


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