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stcloud - witness for the a jury sworn. The commonwealth...
witness for the a jury sworn. The commonwealth was A LIQUOR C.\SE. The case of Com. vs. Wm, Donnelly, charged with selling liquor to a minor. Mrs Sheridan, who testitied that her son Lawrence was a minor. Lawrence Sheridan, to whom the liquor is alleged to have been sold, was put on the stand, and his examination and cross-examination cross-examination occupied over and hour. His testimony was practically the same as was given in the report of the hearint: in T he News at the time the arrest was made. He testitied in substance that he received three drinks from the defendant on the evening of Nov, 4th, about 5 o’clock. He was closely cross-examined by D. B, Kurtz, attorney for the defense. John Donnelly was called. Lives in Union township; was in the St, Cloud bar with Sheridan and saw him get a drink of beer, “I got a whiskey and he got a beer.” He asked for the beer, I took a drink out of a bottle in the ante room; Sheridan took one too. Was back later in the evening and was refused Donnelly told Sheridan that he had enough. The prosecution then rested and D, B Kurtz opened for the defense. The defendant was then sworn in his own l>ehalf. “I am barkeeper in the ^t. Cloud, Sheridan came in about 5 o’clock on Nov, 4, John Donnelly was with him, Sheridan was visibly intoxicated; wanted a beer, but I saiii, ' You oiwht to know better than to ask for liquor, for vou are not old enough.’ He went on down to the lower end of the bar, and then went out, I told Stadler not to give Sheridan anything to drink, Sheridan came back after while and asked me for something to drink again, 1 refused him; never saw Sheridan get any liquor in the St. Cloud bar.*’ Other Witnesses corroborated Donnelly’s story.

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  1. The New Castle News,
  2. 19 Dec 1893, Tue,
  3. Page 1

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