Speakeasy, Maryville Style

More crime news from the July 14, 1921 edition of the Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), page 1:

Says They Deal in Booze.

Prosecuting Attorney Charles F. McCaffrey last Thursday filed application for an injunction closing the Star Barn, a feed and sales stable owned and operated by Q. A. Gilmore in Maryville, on the ground that it is a public nuisance.

Mr. McCaffrey states that the feed and sales stable is operated solely as a ‘blind,’ and that the sale of intoxicating liquor is the principal business conducted on the premises.

The hearing was commenced last Thursday before Judge John M. Dawson, but was postponed at the request of the counsel for the defendant, who are not familiar with the statute under which the application was made. The hearing was continued this morning.

The filing of the application followed the conviction last week of Ed Hammond, one of Gilmore’s employees, of selling liquor.

Hammond was fined $1,000 and sentenced to a year in the county jail. He appealed to the September term of the circuit court, and gave bond for $1,000.

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