Attack on Prohibition Agents in Dublin Canyon, January 1922

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Attack on Prohibition Agents in Dublin Canyon, January 1922 - fiilNWK FOR WAR UPQI; LIQUDliS ij S. F....
fiilNWK FOR WAR UPQI; LIQUDliS ij S. F. Prohibition Agenls'Jo . Battle $1,000,000 Or - ganlzed Band Sxwed - off shotgun were ordrd' yesterday for prohibition agent .10 make war on an organised band at liquor bandit who have raised a fund of 11.0.0.000 for lawyer and professional gunman to gat liquor seised by the Government men. 1. Discovery of th operations of tha liquor ban lite waa mad by Tom U Brown, assistant prohibition director, director, fotlowlng report from .some of hi men on whom a holdup wa at - tamnrad tn Dublin eanron Alamsda county, whll thjey wer transporting transporting tr,C00 worth of seised liquor to San Francisco yesterday. HOLDUP ATTEMPTED Tnnulrv showed that tho same e - ansr tried to hold UP prohibition! men Tuesday whllo they wer brlng - 4 ing In $S000 worth of llquor.aelsedi at Belmont caaino. iney na their plans carefully for tha holdup In Dublin canyon. The removal of ths liquor wa in charm of Agents Joseph Krumhansl Krumhansl and A. It. Shurtllff. When they started for Ban Francisco It waa after they had been d - slayed for several hoar by telephone messages nurncrtlnar to come from Brown, di recting them to avoid attention by not removing the liquor during daylight. daylight. While they were driving through the canyon the driver of a big motor motor truck with six men In it attempted attempted .to crowd the Government truck to the side of the road. The prohibition men drew their revol - vera, and when tha llque bandits learned they wer ready for a fight they dropped their attempt BRIBERY HINT MADE On of the agent then remembered remembered that while the truck waa being loaded at the Dublin hotel. a stranger naa coma up ana suggested suggested to him that It would be worth some money If they did not make haste in loading the truck. On hearing these reports. Brown decided there was some connection between then and some anonymous messages telephoned to hla office, ndvlslng him that if his men were loo active some ot them would bo hurt. He atarted an Investigation - and later said he was satisfied that an organised gang ot liquor bandlta had been formed to work here along the lines of the Oregon - Washington gang whose activity waa broken up some time ago. Names of two men believed to be ringleaders In the gang were obtained obtained by Brown, who said the department department of Justice will be asked today to set the wheels In motion for prosecution of the liquor bandits and to break up th orf enisaUo hack' of them " Si 'J, t '. This, according to (Brown' Information Information includes 'n. Wnd. if m.os. )0; to condlict litigation to secure) Jt release from custody ot aSIsed )quof and, falllntlntTtlgatdflnanco violent ; action to takajths lienor from) prohibition man, .who,' ara transporting It. ;Tha fund Jsito'ba available, according to Brown'a "ln fonnanta, for th dstensa oft any members of, ths organisation '"Is nay gat, into trouble " - Brown will bend U tha - IT. 8.1 ar. eecal at Beniel today to arrAngo for the shotguns with which ha propose to arm hla traveling agent. "X am going after some blr raid I hava lined up and I Intend to aelso tha liquor and have It transported Into S4n Francisco," Brovrti ld. Jt wilt ba guarded by prohibition genta armed with shotgun and with "automatlo revolvers. They Will have orders thai If thara la ur such attempt to Interfere with (hem as waa made In Dublin eanyon they are 10 anovr 10 khl The opera - tlona of ao large a gang as we have uncovered Is pretty Bloa to an Insurrection." Insurrection." BBBBatSnaBBBBBaaaJ Z MM&k. Xa aV - ajnTBL H SBKaSaaaaaaaaaaaBaCBT BaPfTjitA A 1 H "NyTwBr'iaFXw. f - rW) I H aaoidmfa LUNCHEON B 75y? I DINNER I 1 - 50 IriifHoTil I GEARY AT TAYLOR H M - SAN 'RAHCIJCO m date MUk rertifnts A IkraUds NtCeeldai The "Food - Drink" (be AU Agea. Quick Lunch at Hone, Office and Fountains. A f HORUOCS. BsVAvoid ImiUtions and Substitutes.

Clipped from San Francisco Chronicle20 Jan 1922, FriPage 4

San Francisco Chronicle (San Francisco, California)20 Jan 1922, FriPage 4
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