News: Prohibition (11 Jun 1914)

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----Source: Greenwood Gleaner, June 11, 1914

PROHIBITION IN CLARK CO., WI

It is said that a farmer’s helper has discovered a new kind of booze since some of the neighboring towns went dry. He had been in the habit of ordering a quarter’s worth of brown sugar every time any of the family went to town. While he never left the farm, day or night, the farmer noticed that every few days his helper got on a big jag. The last time he came home with brown sugar he watched the farm hand. Along towards evening he noticed the farm hand go out to the silo, sneak around to the rear, and stick a little sap faucet into a hole in the bottom of the silo, filling the jug with silo juice. Then he went to the barn and mixed in his brown sugar and took a couple of big draughts. In an hour he had a rosy jag on. The farmer himself tried the new drink later, when the farm hand was not looking, and it is said he quit buying the regular whiskey at once and is now making his own silo moonshine. The Neillsville Times.

 

 


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