DRUNKEN CHICKS CAUSE FINE.
Fowls Sample Hidden Supply of Whiskey.
Drunken chickens -- the fowl variety -- were responsible for Lester Richardson, 474 Fourth street, being fined $500 by Police Judge Brady yesterday morning. A state warrant was also issued against Richardson charging him with operating a liquor nuisance.
After finding no liquor in the residence occupied by Richardson the police noticed chickens in the rear yard staggering about. Investigation resulted in the discovery of a large jar containing whisky sunk in the ground. The chickens had uncovered it by scratching and had sampled the contents.