Drugstore Drams bring Destruction
KESTERSON, PEACE, PIERCE
Posted By: David W Sinclair (email)
Date: 3/2/2008 at 17:22:49
MOORE DRUG STORE RAIDED
Sheriff Kesterson and Deputy with a Federal officer dropped in to town rather unexpectedly yesterday, Wed. evening and raided the H. T. Moore Drug Store in South Lineville. Ed Peace who has been in charge of the place for some time was placed under arrest and together with a quanity of 'Evidence' taken by the officer to Princeton. When the officers entered the place it is said Peace made a run for the back door with a jug of evidence in his hand and thew it out the back door but hard luck for Edgar, the jug failed to break. Whether
it was the jug or contents that resisted the fall we do not know. The sale of whiskey both off and on the streets on both sides of the line has reached a large volume during the last few months and we are reliable informed that this raid is only a starter to what is to follow that while the Lineville people are long suffering there is a limit which has been passed. A padlock was placed on the Moore building by the officers. - Later. The store was open again today noon with Mr. Pierce in charge.
Lineville, Wayne County, Iowa
May 27, 1926
E. C. Varney, Publisher
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