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Mail Tribune 100, Feb. 8, 1922

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

Feb. 8, 1922


The epidemic of mild flu throughout the city is playing havoc with the attendance at public gatherings as so many persons are ill or just recovering from the ailment and others fear to become part of large crowds. Several scheduled functions in the next few days have been postponed on this account.

The Elks Hard Times dance of last night had a much smaller attendance than is customary at such functions of the Elks. The lecture and musical entertainment to have been given at the Presbyterian church next Friday night has been postponed, as has the annual get-together meeting and banquet of the Christian church which was also to have been held Friday night.

Many are coming down with the flu sickness daily, and the list of those convalescing is large. A number of business concerns are crippled through employers or employees having the flu ...


L. Zyglia was fined $250 and sentenced to three months in the county jail this morning in Justice Taylor’s court on a charge of bootlegging. The defendant entered a plea of guilty.

Zygila was placed under arrest last night when Special Agent S. B. Sandifer, Deputy Sheriff L. B. Millard, Constable J. Hempstreet and night Patrolman Cave and Leggett made a search of his room at 635 N. Central.

In the search one bottle of moonshine was discovered and confiscated by the authorities. Night before last Zygila sold a gallon of moonshine whiskey for $30 and it was upon this offense that he was arraigned.

From the house where Zygila resided the search continued to the residence of William Miller on South Bartlett. Miller was arrested several days ago on the suspicion that he was one of the men who robbed the Huber tailer shop recently. The search at the Miller residence uncovered a five gallon still. At first all that could be found was the copper kettle used to hold the liquid while being distilled. The search continued through the house and into the woodshed which had already been searched by several members of the party. Ingeniously hidden behind two boards nailed against the wall and giving the appearance of cleats, a copper lid with a small pipe in the center was found. This lid fitted the copper vessel tightly and the spout in the center confirmed suspicions that the outfit was a still.

— Alissa Corman; acorman@rosebudmedia.com