News: Loyal (6 Blind Pigs Raided - 30 Nov 1917)


Surnames: Hewett, Wedl, Wichman, Bauer, Bennick, Voigt, Barth, Kountz

----Source: Granton News (Granton, Clark County, Wis.) 11/30/1917

Last Saturday Sheriff Harry Hewett, assisted by eight men from Neillsville, deputized for that purpose, drove to Loyal and simultaneously raided six blind pigs at that place. It had been known for some time that since Loyal voted dry last spring, those who formerly conducted saloons there were still dishing out the real stuff under the disguise of soft drinks, such as ginger ale and near beer. Much booze was confiscated and hauled to Neillsville, where, after the trial, it was promptly destroyed. Those who were arrested are: Jos. Wedl, Wm. Wichman, John Bauer, John Bennick, Voigt Bros. and Eugene Barth.

All appeared before Court Commissioner R.F. Kountz Monday, when it was decided to give them a hearing two weeks later. Dec. 10th is the date set.



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