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Local Jottings

Source:  Spokane Falls Review, March 19, 1887, page 4

Subject:  Alcohol & Whites

Synopsis:  Extremely intoxicated soldier arrested by local law enforcement officers.

Text:  

Officers Martin and Fisher arrested one of Uncle Sam’s soldier boys at a late hour last night.  He was so very drunk that when found he was all tangled up and had to be carried to the cooler.  He will have to use a hat stretcher this morning in order to make his cap fit.

Transcribed and annotated by Brad Northrup