"Merv" Rakestraw, brother of Will

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"Merv" Rakestraw, brother of Will - TRYING LIQUOR CASES. Court Hopes lo Dlipesc of...
TRYING LIQUOR CASES. Court Hopes lo Dlipesc of All Before the Day I* Past. Today was liquor day In the district' court. Ity t; o'clock'this evening ll Is. Imped that every- liquor case will have been tried. The first prisoner to be arraigned, before Judge (J. E. Hnimiio mis morning morning was James Rakestraw. He pleaded pleaded guilty to selling liipior and was sentenced to thirty days In jail and, the payment of n. 1100 line, together, with tho costs, of the action. He watf paroled as to the jail and tine, however, however, upon the payment, of the costs, llakostruw was arrested' some months ago. Ills trial was to have come up In the district court .last term but was continued. Ho has al-; ready served about six months In jail.. .1. P. Aloon also 'entered a pica of guilty, when his caso was called. He was given the same sentence as flake- straw, only that he will have to serve out his jail term. Under this condl. tlon he was paroled as to his line pro? vldcd he pays the costs of his prosecution. prosecution. ' • Not all of the 'alleged bootleggers were as- fortunate,' as the first two.; Charles Vnnderburg, held on several counts, received*a sentence of thirty days in jail, a f 100: fine anil a cost assessment assessment without either of the paroles' which were allowed by the court In the. other cases, v The The prosecution of J.ee Patterson and lloss UpdegralT will not occur at this terui-of court. - Both cases' were continued until-next April.

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  1. The Hutchinson News,
  2. 06 Jan 1910, Thu,
  3. Page 6

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