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the Colorado Constitution, and as such it does not provide penalties for violation.
Delaware :—The Court of General Sessions upheld the WebbKenyon Act and also sustained the constitutionality of the Hazel Law is the cause of many complaints from wholesale liquor dealers Intra-State shipment of liquor into local option territory. This Hazel Law is the cause of many complaints from wholesale liquor dealers and bottlers of beer, who have their money invested, pay taxes and licenses in Wilmington, yet because of the decision of the Supreme Court, in the case of Van Winkle v. State, they cannot supply the demands of dry Kent and Sussex counties, while outside states can legally do so.
Retail liquor dealers have organized at Wilmington for the purpose, as declared in their constitution, of eliminating from the trade all those refusing to comply with the laws of the State and the ordinances of municipalities.
Florida :-Four counties have held wet and dry elections, viz: Dade, Pinellas, St. Johns and Calhoun. Pinellas and St. Johns went wet and the other two went dry. Dade went dry by a very small majority. Pinellas was first declared dry by a very few votes; the election was declared illegal and another was held at which the county went wet by a good majority. St. Johns, in which county St. Augustine is located, went wet by an overwhelming majority. Calhoun voted for the first time and went dry by a big majority. Saloons had been established in the county less than a year, having been kept out under a law which prevented the putting of a saloon within three miles of a church or school house except in an incorporated town.
The Supreme Court of Florida holds that the liquor law of that State is unconstitutional.
Georgia:—A bill to legalize the sale of pure beer, a bill to abolish locker clubs and a bill to make effective the national law in regard to shipping alcoholic drinks into prohibition States were defeated.
The Courts decided that social clubs are not authorized to sell liquor to their members or others.
Since Georgia became a Prohibition State the number of illicit distilleries in this commonwealth has increased approximately 300 per cent. Internal Revenue Officers have so far sized and destroyed hundreds of illicit stills, but it is stated that nearly 1,000 are still in operation. The number destroyed last year was 480.
Idaho :-American Falls voted wet on May 27th, although it was supposed to be safely in the dry column. Rockland voted dry.
In the interesting saloon case of Village of American Falls v. West, the Supreme Court held that when a new county is made up of parts of wet and dry counties all of the new county is to be considered wet until the voters rule otherwise at an election held for that purpose.
It is still further held that a saloon is not a nuisance, since it is authorized by law, and that it cannot become a nuisance so long as it is conducted in accordance with law. By this decision the saloon may exist as long as it remains orderly.
That it is not unlawful for a common carrier to transport and deliver liquor in Idaho when the shipment originates without the State and is consigned to a private individual in a prohibition district, provided the liquor is to be used for no unlawful purpose, is the opinion handed down in a case against a local agent of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway Company.
Illinois: The results of the local option elections held in 239 territories (towns, cities and villages), in seventy counties, in April, 1914, indicate:
First. That public sentiment, as demonstrated by the male vote, has not materially changed on the wet and dry question.
Second. That in the senatorial and congressional districts where male citizens, only, are allowed to vote for legislative or congressional offices, at primaries and elections, the male voters usually vote in favor of license and against prohibition.
Third. That in sixty out of the seventy counties, the male vote showed a total wet majority of 54,254 and that in ten out of seventy counties, the male vote showed a total dry majority of 1,425, making a grand total wet majority among the men, in the seventy counties of 52,829.
Fourth. That in four out of the seventy counties, the women's vote showed a total wet majority of 2,898, and that in sixtysix out of seventy counties, the female vote showed a total dry majority of 55,503, making a grand total dry majority among the women in the seventy counties of 52,605.
Quincy voted for license by 7,688; a wet majority of 5,118 with the men's vote and a wet majority of 2,570 with the women's vote. In only four out of twenty-five precincts did the women fail to return a wet majority.
Danville was carried by the wets by a majority of 189 out of a total vote of 14,249.
Springfield, the State capital, voted for license by 4,001. Of that majority, the men gave 3,725 and the women 276.
Rock Island was the scene of another wet victory, the men voting for license by 2,026 majority and the women voting against by a majority of 181.
In the larger cities, the wet majority of the male vote showed an increase and with few exceptions, territories voted dry were so carried by the votes of the women. The most striking change of sentiment among the men was in Rockford, where the mayor stumped the State for the drys. Two years ago, the men voted dry by 200; this Spring the men voted wet, by a majority of 800. The women, however, kept the city without saloons.
In twenty townships, the majority of the women voted for saloons.
As one of the results of the anti-saloon vote, Lockport and Minooka had to dismiss their police force and in Minooka, where the streets are now unlighted, the offices of city attorney and treasurer will henceforth be unsalaried.
The Local Option election by which Pontiac was placed in the dry column has been declared illegal by Judge Gibbons, in the Livingston county court, because it was shown that the petitions by which the election had been called were signed by others than legal voters. For the same reason, the election at Minonk, also resulting in no-license, was declared null and void in the Woodford County Court
A list of territories (towns, cities or villages) which voted dry in the elections of April, 1914, follows:
Annawan, Antioch, Apple River, Arenzville, Ashkum, Assumption, Atkinson, Atlanta, Au Sable, Bald Hill, Batavia, Belvidere, Benton, Blackhawk, Blairsville, Bloomington, Bradley, Brookside, Buckhart, Bushnell, Canton, Carlinville, Carmi, Carterville, Chadwick, Channahon, Chatsworth, Chemung, Chenoa, Chebanse, Clintonia, Colfax, Coloma, Concord, Cortland, Corwin, Crescent City, Crystal, Decatur, Deerfield, De Kalb, De Soto, Des Plaines, Door, Douglas, Downers Grove, Dwight, Earlville, East Galena, East Marion, Effingham, Elgin, Elmwood, Erienna, Essex (Stark county), Essex (Kankakee county), Fairbury, Farmington, Fayette, Florence, Forrest, Forreston, Freeport, Galesburg, Geneseo, Geneva, Genoa, Gray City, Hampshire, Hampton, Hennepin, Herrin, Herscher, Irvington, Kampsville, Keithsburg, Kewanee, Kingston, La Grange, Libertyville, Lockport, Lyndon, Maine, Malta, Manlius, Marion, Marissa, Marseilles, Martinton, Mattoon, Maryland, Maywood, Meridian, Mineral, Minonk, Momence, Monmouth, Montrose, Morrisonville, Mt. Pleasant, Mt. Sterling, Mulkeytown, New Berlin, Newport, Nokomis, Norton, Nunda, Odell, Odin, Oregon, Orvil, Oswego, Palistine, Palmer, Pana, Papineau, Pecatonica, Peotone, Pesotum, Pigeon Grove, Plainfield, Plano, Pocahontas, Pontiac, Reddick, Richland, River Forest, Rochelle, Rock Falls, Rockford, Rushville, Rutland, Salina, Sandwich, Shabbona, Shawneetown, Somer, Somonauk, Sonora, Squaw Grove, St. Anne, St. David, Sterling, Stockton, Sycamore, Taylorville, Tiskilwa, Tyrone, Vernon, Warren, Watertown, W. Frankfort, W. Marion, White Rock, Woodbine, Wyoming, Yellowhead.
A list of territories (towns, cities or villages), which voted wet in the elections of April, 1914, follows :
Algonquin, Altamont, Alton, Andalusia, Artesia, Athens, Auburn, Aurora, Avon, Bath, Bellwood, Benld, Braceville, Brookfield, Burgess, Cabery, Carlyle, Chester, Christopher, Clayton, Coal Valley, Collinsville, Colona, Compton, Coral, Danville, Divernon, Dixon, Edwardsville, Edwards Station, Ela, Forest Park, Fulton, Ganner, Garfield, Georgetown, Gillespie, Granville, Harmon, Harvel, Havana, Henry, Hillside, Huey, Joliet, Lebanon, Limestone, Lincoln, Litchfield (south), Lone Grove, Manhattan, Manitou, McHenry, Melrose Park, Mendota, Metamora, Moline, Morris, Mound City, Mt. Pulaski, Nameoki, Naperville, Nashville, Nauvoo, New Douglas, Orland, Otto, Palatine, Palos, Proviso, Quincy, Richmond, Riverton, Rock Island, Sandoval, Sand Ridge, Savanna, S. Moline, S. Rock Island, Springfield, Stauton, St. Charles, Steeleville, Sublette, Thornton, Utica, Valley, Venice, Virden, Virgil, Wauconda, Waukegan, W. Galena, Winfield, Witt, Worden.
Indiana:- The wet and dry situation in this State has shown little change since our last report. The legislature made practically no change in the license code, but allowed the Proctor City and Township Law of 1911 to stand.
The elections held during this year were instigated largely by the drys in an effort to carry cities which had been wet since the repeal of the county option law in 1911. They succeeded in but one instance.
The following cities which were previously wet again voted for license: Richmond, Peru, Connersville, Bicknell, Greenfield.
Cities previously dry which voted dry were: Muncie, Angola, Bloomington, Greencastle, Bluffton.
The City of Greensburg changed from license to prohibition by a majority of 61.
The result of the election at Muncie, where a dry majority of 462 was reported, is being contested in the courts.
As a result of the November elections, the Democratic party will control both branches of the Legislature and all the State offices, and whereas that party declared in favor of allowing the present liquor laws to stand, it is probable the Legislature next year will make no changes in the Indiana situation.
In the case of Cox v. Timm the Supreme Court declared that the Proctor Law, which limits the number of licenses that may be granted in a town to one to every thousand inhabitants, did not prohibit the issuance of one license in a township having less than the required number of inhabitants.
The Supreme Court has set aside the suits filed by the Attorney-General who had demanded that the charters of several brewery companies in this State be repealed on the ground that they owned saloons and were engaged in the real estate business.
The Indiana Brewers' Association stands for law enforcement, and has filed charges against several saloonkeepers, alleging numerous law violations and demanding the revocation of their licenses.
Iowa:—The Supreme Court ruled that wholesale licenses are not included in the Moon Act, which limits the number of liquor licenses to one to every thousand of a cities' population.
The Webb-Kenyon Law was held constitutional.