Whitman County Gazette - Serving Whitman County since 1877

100 years ago: March 25, 1921

The Colfax Commoner

Series: Good Old Days | Story 8

March 25, 2021

The jury term of superior court this week finally settled down to three charges, the first one being that of the state vs. Richard Hamblen on the charge of having intoxicating liquor in his possession. The state showed that deputy sheriffs went to the Hamblen ranch near Winona about a month ago with a search warrant and found three ten-gallon containers filled with a fermenting liquid. The containers, one keg and two crocks, were covered over in a box in the granary and a lighted lantern setting in the box. Samples of the liquid were taken to the state chemist at the State college at Pullma...

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