|Illegal Spiritous Liquor Sales - 1896|
Transcribed by Norma Knotts Shaffer from microfilm of the Calhoun
Chronicle dated 5/5/1896
5/5/1896 - Dan McCune and Chess Shafer were brought before Squire
by Constable John Sickles last Tuesday on a charge of selling
liquors without a State license.
Shafer made a
in which he virtually confessed his guilt and McCune waived
and in default of bail for $100 Shafer was committed to jail, and in
of $100 for appearance and $500 to sell no more whiskey McCune was
to jail also.
Mr. McCune's statement and general deportment
clearly to our mind that he wanted to go to jail.
He complained, or stated that he had been a burden to his friends
some time, that he had no means of support and could prove that he had
not been blessed with any of this world's goods for a long time.
McCune is getting well up in years and states, and no doubt his
is true, that he has never been in any trouble or been arrested
Shafer is only a boy and was doubtless led into the trouble by some
else. The whole matter is one that should be seriously