From the Lawrence Daily Journal-World for Feb. 27, 1913:
"The heaviest police court fine on the records of the Lawrence court was passed yesterday afternoon against C. V. Williams, a north side cobbler. Williams was convicted yesterday afternoon of violations of the prohibitory law on eleven counts and assessed a fine and the costs and sentenced to the city jail for a term of 30 days on each count making the total fine and jail sentence $1,124 and 11 months. Williams, known on the north side as 'Crit' Williams, has been conducting a small shoe shop at 302 Rhode Island. He dispensed soda water on the side to increase the profits of his business. Recently complaint was made to the authorities that refreshments were not limited to pop and that whiskey was being sold at the place. Last Friday the place was raided and although the officers found but a lone pint of the forbidden beverage Williams was placed under arrest. The complaint that was filed against him charged ten sales of liquor and the maintenance of a nuisance. Williams entered a plea of not guilty. Yesterday afternoon he was tried. A total of twelve witnesses were summoned by the city. Most of these witnesses were farmers living north of town. When placed on the stand every one of the witnesses testified that he had at one time or the other bought whiskey from the north side cobbler. The court promptly declared the defendant guilty of all the charges that had been brought against him and assessed the minimum fine as provided for in the ordinance, which in this case was not a very light one. Williams immediately began the serving of the jail sentence which if the entire sentence is served will hold the cobbler in the city jail until the 25th of next January."