April 14th 1901, Topeka Daily Capital
More from Eric McHenry, " Looks
like she was released in 1911 and went back to bootlegging -- still
getting arrested as late as 1918. She was in the paper *a lot* when she
wasn't locked up. A true Topeka character."
of the Topeka Cemetery added this information. Her father was a
jointist who hid his beer keg below the floor. The police had trouble
finding it because he put sawdust on the floor, and it covered the
outlines of the trap door. Apparently sawdust on the barroom floor was
uncommon in 1901. We are curious as to what constituted "highway
robbery" at the time.
FYI, the Buckner family was a prominent African American family in Topeka, they lived on Topeka Blvd and are buried in the Topeka Cemetery.