Liquor seizure - New York

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Liquor seizure - New York - RUM Owner · ^ V cap- nine e. Qotham's Liquor...
RUM Owner · ^ V cap- nine e. Qotham's Liquor Prize Not as Big As Seizure Here By Associated Press. , NEW YORK, Nov. 25.--The British auxiliary schooner Toraako, most, adventurous of all-the rum-carrying craft on the Atlantic, fell ' into the hands of coast xuards early today after being fired upon six ratios off Seabright, N. J. . ' · ' ' In her hold was found William "Rummy Bill" McCoy, characterized characterized by the government agents as the "rum smuggler king." . A machine gun was captured on the schooner and' another was tossed overboard by the. rum runners, tlidir captors,, said. ,The 'coast guard cutters Seneca and Lexington, operating oa Information Information furnished" by treasury department special-a'gents that the [Toniako was off Seabright, lying close, in to dispose of 200 cases of whisky, all that remained of a 4.200 case cargo shipped recently in the Bahamas, proceeded .to Sandy Hood long before daybreak. As da^yn broke the Lexington sighted tho schooner, its two sticks standing over the top of an early morning haze, and sent a radio message message to tbe'Seneca-to proceed. -AVhen the cutters were a short distance away a lookout'aboard the schooner announced their approach. Immediately Immediately the little vessel's sea anchor was awelgh, her auxiliary engine engine began throbbing and she was scampering to. sea. Hum Runner-Overtaken. "- from from HEARING TODAY FOLLOWS SEIZUKE OF BRITISH / SCHOOKER. The examining hearing of Captain W. H. Farrel'and eight other members members -"of .the ^crew ,of the British schooner Islahd Home, which 1 , was seized late Frlday.afternoon off San Luis Pa'ss.-wlth a' cargo of 865 oases of llQiior and -two ba'rrel's of .beer, will be heldlthis _ m o r n i n g at '10 o'clock before United States Commissioner Commissioner .C. .O. ''ij.ibrellj-,. All nine men · were, releaned Saturday under bondB, --'aggregating ?6.po6, ' pending r thelr^iptfe'arance' at j 1 morning.y ; .' ' ;. .'-'* * Sunibrs.- that, . 1 ., thl _ ··'· ^ V ssel. departed 'from Georgetown,'-'.Grand 'Cayman .I^lah;d8,^wjt,h/a^carK6 ; of-'.4.200 {case's of-.liquor,, cleared for .Nassau* "via Mat dm or os, .were, current h'ere -yes^ terday.: krtd' SaturdAy^. ·but -custo'ma off!cinls_ stated"'-that--the ·vessel. 1 had np',ntanrfcst whatever and consequently consequently t h e y ' w e r e unable to detcr- mlne.""to'date,, what a m o u n t of. cargo she had -when sl:o left*the Islands. Trivruinore'd "size, of this carg-p ivhen It left the islands was, by some strange . coincidence, exactly tb?--^a.nie amount originally carried by -the British auxiliary 'schooner, which was; captured yesterday off Seabrlffht, N. J., about which' newspaper' newspaper' dispatcher are being carried today. ' "While not disclosing their authority authority for the local seizure, which was reported to have been made beyond the three-mile \imlt, customs officials officials express themselves aa confident confident of 'Justification under the law. The captain of the vessel, captured yesterday off Seabright, according to news dispatches, has protested the seizure,of his vessel while six miles off the' coast, on the grounds that he coast guard authorities acted vithout authority because the .welve-mllo treaty with England has ibt been signed.' .-But.thp speed of tho^ittle.vessel, ·which has taken part in many-jsf the largest rum carrying expedl^ Uon's from the Bahamas, according- to government agents, could not match that of. .the cutter, and In leas than a"quarter of aji.hour they we're close \ipon 'her heels. - ^ "Ahoy, schooner,'' shouted tho commander of the speedy Lexlngtpii. "Heavo to there, you little devil,'or there' trouble." . . . · . -j ' "Htfave to yourself," came.the an-7 swerlng shout from, the, schooner'* stern.'-. . '.. . . , -X, "Whaddye .think- j-er doln 1 . chasln,| a British .boat .outside the threat mile lln^it?".- . - . . " · ' . '"-. · "Bring . her around or. we'll blow you clean down -the Nassau," tho coast-guard'warned. V.v, . No .heed ,was paid to this threat; and'a shot ; from.the three-Inch gun ·· on-the Hexing ton whistled across tiie Tomako's 'bow. Its only effect .wai to -Increase' the schooner's speeci! TAen the;'Seneca gent another BHD| whizzing by the mainmast. T^he ciitJ ters".Syere. almost.uppn her-then and ·the .aqhopher.'ii-baptain.'.brought fyer about.: -"-·-,' '--'. - . - :- : .'.* ' : " , A Lively Tilt. · A!-|part'y'.oj 'five f r o m . t h e cutter. wag. 1 dlspatch.etl n .ln' a ; smali: bpat.'tji '· board ,the schooner. As they'climbed over the.-side...several-members of the 'crew;* at temp ted to push them btick and a lively fight ensued during during which 1 at least threo membeYs -f the schooners c r e w ' g o t bloody noses and sore heads. Rounded, up, the. crew'of eight George b the schooner's -master, o^ney,' were sent abqarU treaty 'between Great the United States Iri- the Iie'xington. Downey 'declared ha was not liable to seizure, aa ' tbe twelve-mile Britain and o l v i n g rum carrying boats had not become effective. · · · Meanwhile Meanwhile the boarding party searched the schooner and down In a hold they found McCoy, crouching among the remaining 200 cases oC the original 4,200-case cargo. In his pockets were found bank notes for ?60.00G. and- in the cabin safe- were 130.000 more. All this McCoy said had been received from the smuggler boats of New Jersey that visited his ship on rum row. McCoy IM Jailed. The Tonmko was towed - t o the battery and her crew and McCoy, who ia said to be under federal in- - dtctintjnts for violation of the pro- All' members of the Tomako's crew had been priven their share of the cargo, profits and had dollar-filled pockets when taken to the barga office. AH arc being held for examination

Clipped from The Galveston Daily News26 Nov 1923, MonPage 1

The Galveston Daily News (Galveston, Texas)26 Nov 1923, MonPage 1
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