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F. Cain, stated Caldwell, "has performed the reason for bona fide legislations enforcement . . . damage. 117 He mentioned, for instance, that Cain and his males had operated virtually continuously in Oklahoma urban for numerous months, but only a few locations had closed as a right away results of their motion. as though that was once now not adequate to rattling the dep., he charged that officials have been too often provided with quite robust temptations to just accept funds from legislation violators in attention of small privileges ; and Caldwell subtly intimated that a few had taken benefit of some of these profitable deals. eight Cain countered Caldwell's assault with the cost that he had drawn a "nice fats salary," employed "sleuths," criticized extra Democratic officers, complex extra theories, and gotten much less performed than the other one guy. "I think nearly all of the officials attached with the dep. will agree," stated Cain, "that lower than his plan of administration, it should were far better for the kingdom if it had abolished it ten mins after his appointment. " Alluding to accomplishments less than his chief send, he famous that at the very least $30,000 worthy of products were grew to become over to the kingdom on the market in nonprohibition terri tory. opposite to the defective accusations leveled at him via the misinformed Caldwell, operations in Oklahoma urban had reaped luck. He had "swamped" the jails, arresting "dozens" of violators with just a small strength of ten males. What Cain conscientiously, and maybe judiciously, shunned men7 Ibid. that the nation enforcement workplace had no longer lived as much as expectancies. See, for instance, the assertion by means of C. F. Stealy, president of the Oklahoma league, ibid. , February 26, 1911. 6 fbid. , could sixteen, 1911. S fbid. , January 1 five , 1 nine 1 1 . For alleged situations of bribery, see G. A. Rein miller, "West vs Reardon," Sturms, Vol. IX (February, 1910), 35-36. In com menting on enforcement, Caldwell pointed up an important challenge voiced through a couple of officer. On many events while bootleggers have been convicted, particularly in urban courts, they appealed their situations to county courtroom, therefore plac ing monetary accountability upon the county. faced via any such variety of those situations, many prosecuting legal professionals of the counties usually brushed off them within the face of extra vital issues. fifty two - fifty three - four day-by-day Oklahoman, January five, 1 nine 1 1 . five The Anti-Saloon League additionally believed - - BORN SOBER CRUCE A N D WILLIAMS INHERIT A flow tioning was once that little of lasting worth were performed to curtail the liquor site visitors within the urban. nine The politicians, too, famous the failure of the company procedure, and therefore sought to redeem themselves of the mistake dedicated approximately 3 years previous. In January, 19 1 1 , the legislature thought of a invoice designed to abolish the dispen saries and to supply for the suspension of derelict officers. 10 As ultimately drawn, the laws considerably altered the invoice ups invoice. the availability granting the governor authority to take away officials who didn't practice their tasks was once deleted, however the country supplier (including the nation enforcement go away ment in addition to the dispensaries) , a relentless headache when you consider that its inception, pale into background.