For those of you who do not know, I am working on my thesis paper for my history bachelors at CSUEB. I like to share funny old news and stuff. Here is some fun stuff if found in the Pacific Wine, Spirit and Beer Review (all in the spirit of the anti prohibition movement)
CHOICE OF DEATHS.
Hygienist (Prohibitionist) to British Soldier—Do you not know
that whiskey has killed more men than bullets have?
British Soldier.—I don't say that it hasn't, but I would thank
you very much if you would extract the three bullets that I have
in my body and allow me to put three shots of whisky in my
Canned Whisky in Arizona.—A lively demand for can openers
revealed to State officials at Phoenix the latest scheme for violating
the Arizona state prohibition law. Large quantities of cans have
been found, labeled tomatoes but containing whiskey. These cans
have found an extensive market, according to investigating
And one that I found a few weeks ago and posted in the OT thread:
Sausalito News, Volume 37, Number 28, 9 July 1921
JURY IS ACCUSED OF ABSORBING EVIDENCE
Waukegan, 111.—It took a Jury twenty hours to decide that Joseph Hoffman, proprietor of a summer hotel at Fox lake, was guilty of violating the prohibition law When they retired to the jury room the jurors took with them the evidence three quarts of bonded whiskey and one quart of port wine. When the jurors finally emerged from their deliberations they were stepping high and wide. "You have a verdict, gentlemen?" queried Judge P. L. Persons. "You shald sum'pn, yeah indeed " was the response.
A bailiff was dispatched to salvage the "evidence." it had dwindled to a teaspoonful.
"If there had been less evidence a verdict would have been reached more quickly," commented the Court sadly. '
There are sometimes mistakes in the text as it converts the pdf to text. If you want to actually read it off the news paper, here is the link