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Local Jottings

Source:  Spokane Falls Review, March 30, 1887, page 4

Subject:  Alcohol Dealers

Synopsis:  One of two men arrested for selling alcohol to the Indians was bound over to appear before the United States grand jury.

 Text:

Jas. Green and John Williams were arrested a few days ago on a charge of selling liquor to Indians.  Williams escaped from custody, and Green had an examination before United States Commissioner Booge, Monday.  Thos. C. Griffitts appeared as prosecuting attorney in the case and fastened the guilt so strongly on Green that he was bound over in the sum of $500 to answer before the United States grand jury.  In default, Green was staked out at the expense of the county until the next term of court.

Transcribed and annotated by Brad Northrup