May 8, 1901
Tuesday morning, Col. D. Stein, who is now in New Orleans, sent us a telegram stating that W. A. Jackson had gained access before the supreme court. Judgement of lower court was reversed.
This is a matter where Jackson was convicted in the district court for violation of the local option laws, and was fined $305 and costs. The police jury refused to issue parish license but Jackson procured a license for the town authorities of Junction City and proceeded to sell liquor thereunder. The decision of the supreme court recognizes the legality of the sale of whiskey in Junctions under the town license, and now the whiskey traffic there for this year at best is legal.
The police jury should at its next meeting take steps to get license from the saloon keepers at Junction. The court of last resort had said that whiskey can be sold there, and hence the parish should get its share of revenue from the business.