Johnny Jack case - trial 1924

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STORY OF BATTLE TRUCKLOADOFLIQUOR AIRED OUT IN COURT Defense Introduces Testimony to Show Varnell and Nounes Were Not Connected With Seizures of E-301, E-873 and the Cherokee. The story of a battle over a truckload of "stuff"--said to liquor-:--was revealed yesterday morning in the testimony of Frankovich during the trial of J. L. Nounes, Joe Varnell and in federal court. The case Involves the launches Cherokee, the and the E-873. alleging conspiracy to transport liauor in vessels motor_trucks. The testimony concerned the taking of a truck from Joe rerb in February by Frankovich and the subsequent recovery of truck's cargo the next day by Merrero, Lera and others. Incident the testimony was developed the killing of John Davis the night the recovery of the cargo. No testimony was introduced involving Joe Varnell with the transactions concerning the truck, and the witness could not remember whether or not Nouaes was present when the cargo was The defense yesterday afternoon introduced testimony declaring that Varnell and Nounes had nothing to do with the launch it? cargo. PART OF U. S. IN INTERALLIED CONFERENCE HELL IMPORTANT. By AMoelited PreM. London. J u l y 1C.--The importance with which tho European powers view America's participation in the Interallied conference on the Dawes report on German reparations was clearly Indicated today d u r i n g the deliberations of the delegates of ten nations, whom the British prime minister. Ram»ay MacDonold, formally formally welcomed nt the foreign of- rico ' " . - - ' . ' Mr. M«.cDcmnjii.".*xtenJ«J..a ji'pecloj welcome to the American reprc 1 tentative*. Ambaf.indor Kellogg and Colonel James A. Logan Jr. He remarked remarked that America's mind illuminated illuminated tho Dawes report, w h i c h t'ttd brought the uVicKuU-s luKciliui-, and h« hoped thnt tho Americans, although cmly official spectators, ArKrumenfii Today. Both sides rested tho case yesterday yesterday afternoon Arguments to the jury will be presented this morning and the case probably will go to Jury by noon today. Seven defense witnesses were examined yesterday afternoon after the government closed early In the afternoon. Testimony Testimony of Mrs. Bessie Shcrban stated that h3r husband, Frank Sherban, owned tho 12-301, and that no uiio else was interested in the vessel, according to her knowledge. Other defense witnesses stated that Varnell was seen in. town when Chcrokco and E-873 were seized In January, and that Nounes was on h u n t i n g trip at the time. The testimony of Frankovich was taken xindcr protest from the wit- nci"i, In view of the statement that indictments concerning the trunnnc- tlon (ire pending in statu court. H« hak been f o u n d g u i l t y In court for transportation of lluuor, but sentence has not buen passed. Tho witness told uf following a truck on tho S road about 5:30 o'clock on the morning of Saturday, Saturday, Feb. 1$. The truck, driven Joo 'Morrero, ' .was. stopped, and · took"churifp-,and- drove thflCtruclc- toward town, he said, Marrero vrns "nMied to get out." i'e«ioh»o to. questioning, Frankovich Frankovich stated thnt he drove tho t tv tin- house of J o h n UavU unloaded the citrgo of hoxos In the (Contlnucd on Page S, Column B.)

Clipped from The Galveston Daily News17 Jul 1924, ThuPage 1

The Galveston Daily News (Galveston, Texas)17 Jul 1924, ThuPage 1
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