This Day In Norwood History-February 25

ON TWO COUNTS.

Levi Greenwood Held in $600 in Dedham Court.

Norwood Man’s Cider Mill Raided and 2265 Gallons Seized.

Mon, Feb 24, 1908 – The Boston Globe (Boston, Massachusetts)

DEDHAM. Feb 24- A case that will be of great interest to not only the residents of Norwood but manufacturers of elder anywhere, is that of Levi Greenwood of Norwood, who was arraigned in the district court this morning before Judge Emery Grover on the charges of Illegal sale of intoxicating liquor and with keeping a nuisance.

Greenwood pleaded not guilty. His case was continued to Thursday, March 6. and was released under bonds of $600, $300 on each count.

An interesting incident of the case is the unusually large amount of stuff taken at the raid yesterday- 2,265 gallons of cider, valued at $3500. Greenwood is a cider manufacturer, with a mill at 481 Nathan st, Norwood, employing from 10 to 20 men. His operations are not confined to pressing apples from his own orchard or the orchards of the farmers of Norwood and the surrounding towns, but extends even outside the state, many of his apples corning from New Hampshire.

More or less complaint has been made that Greenwood has not confined himself strictly to the license of a manufacturer and a wholesale dealer, but that he has been selling cider at retail and that nuisance has resulted from it. He has been before the court before on a similar charge by a previous chief of police. The government lost at that time.

The new chief of police, Fred Sackett, has now taken a hand, resulting in the largest seizure in the history of the county.

The case will hinge on the definition of “retail” and the result will be anxiously awaited.

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