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Cumberland, Maryland (Prohibition Era)

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"Bottlecaps, natural cork disk, 30 cents per gross; malt syrup, 50 cents, 60 cents, 80 cents and one dollar per quart; a can, three ounces, Bohemian hops, twenty cents; all makes of bottle cappers; bottles; syphon hose and bottle brushes, all at a reduced price. Open until 10:00 PM. Carpenter's Bottling Works, 50 - 54 North Mechanic Street."

In 1922 there were five bottlers of soft drinks in Cumberland, including L. T. Carpenter and Son, the Coca Cola Bottling Company, Malamphy's Bottling Works, the Whistle Bottling Company and Ver-Vac Bottling Company.

On February 9, 1922, Antonio Facci, the former proprietor of No. 4 Baltimore Street adjoining the Wills Creek Bridge, was found not guilty of selling liquor. William C. Walsh alleged that it was a case of mistaken identity and that Frank Alliberto had operated the place under lease from A. Jacopi and that Facci had not been in the business for a year, but now owned the fruit store adjoining at No. 6. The state's witnesses, Dewey Emerson, William Thomas, Roy Rodney and DeWarren Donahue, all testified that they had bought drinks in the place from a Negro bartender, but declared it was Alliberto and not Facci. States Attorney Fuller Barnard, Jr., stated to the court that he was unable to show that Facci had sold drinks, but that he had warrants out for Alliberto. Facci denied that he knew where Alliberto had gone, upon the questioning by the state. "I could have arrested him the other night myself," said Mr. Barnard, "but I was afraid he might knock me in the head when I saw him in the fruit store."

On February 9, 1922, the trial of Anthony Molinari, charged with the sale of liquor, and proprietor of the Columbia Hotel on Harrison Street,


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Miller, Herman J.

Mayor and Council, City of Cumberland


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27 x 20 cms

Stegmaier, Harry

Cumberland (Md.), history

Cumberland (Md.), 1700-1976

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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