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Mail Tribune 100

Dec. 8, 1915


To the Editor: While all persons are presumed to know the law and abide by its provisions, the prohibitory law which becomes operative January 1st is so voluminous and far reaching in its provisions as to be the subject of much misconstruction. In the hope that a better understanding of the law may be had, and that we may all work together for a full and economic enforcement of it, I submit herewith a simple digest of its more salient features.


I have discussed the enforcement of this law with the judges having jurisdiction of its violations and am assured no clemency will be shown in the penalties imposed.

E.E. KELLY, District Attorney

Grain Alcohol Provision

Registered pharmacists may sell ethyl (grain) alcohol for medicinal, pharmaceutical, mechanical and scientific purposes and for external use and application, in the amount of not to exceed two quarts in a period of four successive weeks to any one person, upon the filing of an affidavit by the purchaser showing the use for which the alcohol is intended, and the sworn statement of the applicant that he is not addicted to the use of intoxicating liquor or any narcotic drug. Every pharmacist engaging in the sale of alcohol as above stated must file with the county clerk a bond in the penal sum of $250 that he will not violate the provisions of this act.


24 Quarts Malt Liquor

Any one person or family may receive not more than two quarts of spiritous or vinous liquors nor more than 24 quarts of malt liquor within a period of four successive weeks by making an affidavit setting forth the name of the common carrier, the point of delivery, the amount and the kind of liquor to be received, the total amount of liquors of all kinds received by him during the four weeks last past; that he is over 21 years of age, and not a habitual drunkard. This affidavit shall be sworn to before any agent of the carrier who is authorized by the law to administer the oath. These affidavits in blank form are furnished by the county clerk to the agent of the carrier.