Bootlegger Arrested

Law enforcement news from Barnard, as printed in the August 9, 1904 Skidmore Standard, page 1:

Bootlegger Arrested.

A young man by the name of Clarence M. Flemming, making Maitland as his home and has been employed in Peter Bohart’s general merchandise store for some time, was arrested at Barnard for bootlegging beer and whiskey during their three days of fun at that place last week and was landed in the county jail at Maryville last Saturday.

He did not have a government license and the chances are that it will go pretty hard with him. It is believed that he had some other parties backing him as he did not have the means to purchase the goods with. At least this is the view taken by the authorities. He will undoubtedly soon be convinced that a clerkship in a country store is far more preferable to attempts to get rich quick by violating the law.

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