R. O. Davison, Justice of the Peace Hidalgo, Illinois
IT seems as if all justices of the peace and judges are inclined to give only the minimum fine as punishment.
So my plan would be to make the minimum punishment one year in the penitentiary and a fine of $1,500, or two years in the penitentiary when offender is unable to pay the fine.
After paying the cost of prosecution the balance of fine money would be paid to the state and used to pay the cost of keeping the prisoner.
In other words, make the offender pay for cost of enforcement.
We must make punishment severe and sure if this violating of the 18th Amendment is ever to be stopped.