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Local Jottings

Source:  Spokane Falls Review, February 27, 1887, page 4

Subject:  Alcohol

Synopsis:  Unidentified individual proves alcohol to jail prisoner by passing a bottle through the jail’s window.  The receiver of the spirits became so intoxicated that jail guards were concerned as to whether the man would recover.

Text:

Some one passed a bottle of alcohol through the window to a prisoner in jail yesterday.  The fellow took a liberal dose of the fiery fluid and became insensible from the effects.  The officers feared that the fellow would not recover from the indulgence.

Transcribed and annotated by Brad Northrup