Bootlegger Confesses, Receives Sentence in 1911

(05/10/2002)

Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun Chronicle dated 8/29/1911 and 11/28/1911.

8/29/1911
Ott Ivory, a gentleman of color, who hails from near Stumptown, was arrested at Arnoldsburg Sunday by Constable Jesse Powell and taken before 'Squire Cole Gainer, on a charge of bootlegging.  The complaint was made by a young Schreckengost, who claimed that Ivory was bold about the selling of the booze.  This is the same man who, it was claimed, vended the ardent here at Circuit court.  By the time "Mistah Iv'ry" has danced to the music of Judge Parson's court, and toed the mark in Judge Dayton's court, he will like many a better man before him, wish that he had never seen any booze.

11/28/1911
Ott Ivory, the colored bootlegger, who was committed to jail some time last August by Justice Gainer, of Arnoldsburg, on a charge of unlawful retailing, was indicted by the grand jury.  He appeared in court and confessed to the charge, where upon he was fined $25.00 and sentenced to jail for sixty days.


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