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Mail Tribune 100, Jan. 21, 1922 continued

The following news items were drawn from the archives of the Mail Tribune 100 years ago

Jan. 21, 1922, continued

(Note: This is a continuation of the story published on Friday, Jan. 21.)


Local Bootlegger Apprehended When Early Morning Search Reveals a Secret Liquor Cache — Search Warrant Secured Late Last Night — John Doe Gives Police Tip.

When the officers entered the house Wolgamott displayed a nonchalant air. He was notified that the officers carried a search warrant and that they intended to search his domicile for liquor whereupon he invited them to “Take a look around.”

Officer Cave evidently had the correct “dope” for when the search started it did not last long. Cave removed two loose panels in the wood-work of the room; one on each side of the fireplace and behind each panel he discovered three quarts of (supposedly) bonded whiskey. When Cave removed the panels Wolgamott remarked that he seemed to know where it was.

Wolgamott was then placed under arrest by Sheriff Terrill and was arraigned this morning in acting Justice Farrell’s court on a charge of selling intoxicating liquor. This is Wolgamott’s third arrest on such a charge.

The preliminary hearing of the case will be held in Justice Farrell’s court at 10 a.m. Monday.

Wolgamott has been released on $1,000 additional bail. According to the records of the county clerk this additional $1,000 places him under obligations totaling $2,000.

At the preliminary hearing it is expected that Wolgamott will be represented by Attorney George M. Roberts, his attorney at his previous trials.

John Doe, who gave the information as to the booze cache following his arrest, pleaded guilty in police court this forenoon to having liquor in his possession, and was fined $20 and costs. In consideration of his giving information, his identity is protected by the authorities.


It is not known when Glenn O. Taylor will return from his vacation in southern California, as in letters received from him from San Diego the past day or so by Judge and Mrs. M. Purdin and Frank P. Farrell, he simply intimates that he will eventually come home and resume the “sordid pursuit of making a living.” In his note to Mr. Farrell he speaks of having met Shorty Garnett, the former well known man, several days ago.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com