Liquor seizure - Beaumont
STEAMSHIP LAKE FLOUEHOY IS TAKEN CUSTODY AT BEAU- Â· MONT. of today been the distributing cooperative attention much bids enough clothe Vessel Permitted to Proceed to Gralvcaton; Liquor Found Aboard, Is Charge. Seizure of the shipping Â· board j steamship Lake Flournoy, under i bareboat charter by the United Steamship Company, by federal hibltion agents at Beaumont day, was reported to the office 1 the charterers here. G. Q. Mclntosh, vice president and general manager of the United Steamship Company,! said last night that the vessel been released and was proceeding to Galveston in charge of a federal prohibition enforcement officer. Information reaching here was the effect that forty cases of Intoxicating Intoxicating liquor was alleged to bare been found on board the .The Lake Flours?? trades regularly regularly between Galveston and the West Indies, calling also at Beaumont Beaumont and Port Arthur. She Is to lift cargo here for the return tripi io the "iofeÂ»t Iriaies..'" The Lake Flournby recently wÂ£S- taken over under the bareboat charter plan , by the United Steamship. Company, being one of the first vessels so assigned. A peculiar situation is presented by the seizure of the Lake the United States government in the attitude of seising its property. News dispatches credit Prohibition Prohibition Agent J. W. QuInlaff-with-'haT- ing made the seizure. He is also in charge of the vfcsssl oa her to Galveaton. The Lske Flournoy is due to 4TTESTIOH PCTVP TO ATTORNEY OBNBRAI, IN JtATlQWAI, CAPITAL Special ta.The Beaumont, Tex., Dec. 7.-- or not a government-owned ship be seized by prohibition enforcement officers is a question that has placed before Attorney General Daugherty at Washington by Assistant Assistant United States District , Attorney Bennett here. ' The district attorney today advised enforcement officer Quinlan that the seizure the Lake Flournoy, chartered to United SteamsTiip Company, would be illegal, beca-jse the boat was property of the United States shipping shipping board and was merely under charter by the line, but Quinlan received a message from Prohibition Director D. H. Morris at Austin was told to take charge of the vessel. The ship was ready to sail at time with 25,000 sacks of rice. Agents for the line posted a bond Â»100,000 to become effective If the attorney general held that the is sellable under the law. Quinlan remained on the vessel and it proceeded to Galveston, where .it will await word from Washington. Â· Captain Sevelius of the Lake Flournoy denied all knowledge of liquor on board. The raid took place when one the sailors is said to have offered a bottle of liquor for sale at the Saii'ation Army Hall and made statement that other bpttles were be found aboard the vessel.