Sunday, October 30, 2016

Minor Who Refused to Say Who Sold Him Cigarettes Is Sentenced to Jail, 1914

“Enforcing the Cigarette Law,” an editorial from The Lexington Dispatch, October, 1914

The Dispatch has called attention several times to the fact that minors are buying cigarettes in Lexington and it is gratifying to note that the officers are making an effort to find out who is doing the selling. Wednesday a small boy was brought into court and efforts were made to induce him to tell who sold him the cigarettes. He refused to tell and was sentenced to jail. To save the boy from jail, an appeal was taken in his case and he was released on bond. It is not only against the law to sell cigarettes to persons under 18 years of age, but it is against the law to give cigarettes to such persons, and every good citizen should do all he can to help the officers locate the guilty person who is carrying on the illegal traffic.

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