|Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm
of the Calhoun Chronicle 1898|
Judge Goff sentenced a woman to jail yesterday afternoon -- a duty it
was evident the judge felt loath to perform.
Â But the woman's own
confession made it absolutely necessary for him to take such unpleasant
Belle Booher is the rather romantic name of the young woman.
Selling liquor without license in the wildsÂ of Calhoun was the charge.Â
She acknowledged it and said she had sold about ten gallons unlawfully
this time, but had been in court before on the same charge.
Â She told
the court that she had been in Jackson county's jail since her arrest-
50 days ago.
Â In reply to which county jail she preferred, she said
she thought Jackson's jail was the best.Â She was thereupon find $100 and ordered
sent to that jail for 60 days.