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    Not all of the news of bootlegging days in Wyoming was serious, however. There were some lighter, even humorous, news items like those that follow:
    NEW ULM REVIEW
    New Ulm, Minnesota
    July 6, 1921

    STATE GIVES BACK BOOZE
    ––––––––––––
    Court Rules That Man's Hoard
    Was Personal Property and
    Wrongfully Seized by Peace Officers.
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    LARAMIE, Wyo., April 23.─George Longprique, local resident, is being overwhelmed by ardent manifestations of a wide circle of “friends.”
    Reason: He has just received thousands of dollars’ worth of liquors and beer, handed over to him by order of the State courts. Sheriff Trabing hauled the truckload of “items” to the home of Longprique under an order of Judge M.C. Brown, who held that this “personal property” was unlawfully seized by Wyoming peace officers. Amid the huzzahs of hundreds of onlookers, Sheriff Trabing transferred the following “items” to Longprique’s cellar:
    Fifty-three cases of bonded whiskey.
    One ten-gallon jug of gin.
    Four three-gallon kegs of “liquor.”
    One gallon keg of “liquor.”
    Four three-gallon kegs of “liquor.”
    Twenty bottles of beer.
    Forty bottles “mixed liquors.”
    The consignment, estimated at local “bootleg” prices to be worth nearly $20,000, was seized at Longprique’s home in August, 1919, by a squad of state Prohibition officers. Longprique immediately brought action for the return of his “property,” and the decision was rendered in his favor.
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    Should make a good book.

 

 
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