Beer Captured on Primary Election Day

policemanAmidst the primary election returns in the Nevada State Journal on September 7, 1910 was a story about a police raid on a barber shop on Commercial Row:

“‘Evidence’ in the shape of half a keg of beer and a hand pump lies in the police station, conclusive proof of the violation of the special excise law that provides that no liquor shall be dispensed on election days … Considerable mystery clouded the case all through. The authorities seemed as much displeased as surprised to learn that a Journal representative was aware of the raid. The whole proceedings were vigorously denied at first.”

This same barber shop was in the news a few days earlier when it opened, offering cut-rate shaves — ┬áto the displeasure of the “militant” barbers’ union.

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