# Seizure of the Muriel E. Winters - 1924

Old t y of e n the j British Rum Schooner Held Here Under Quard, With Sacked Liquor on the u l reserve u ^ o n t ; \V. J. Evans, l icservc J. I.. T. 3-Tceman und \V. D. C. Huff, pcn- assistant Dwlght P. m a n a g e r ; l l e n Sayles, *.f~ ,1 federal rc- n c h : M. D. Jenk assistant uss reserve i c h i t a member of the )I. l-'rosit, t h e Flr.st Na- THE SCHOONER. U NDER guard of customs coast guard men, thc schooner M u r i e l E. seized Sunday off yesterday lay at _.. , curiosity seekers visited the dock d u r i n g the day. The smaller picture show; deck. I Ho. a." w e l l ns J. J. C u l h o i t s o n of t o n l n , wan of the dlrector.i were proMor.t o K. I ^ l n z of Dallas. shows a pile of liquor in seeks on of M nov, of tho yoar. n n c e t h of M c K l n !!. F r a n k Kell of Wichita Falls. i n of Paris; class C, W. B. New- Rank ns of y . governor, that should a y it w o u l d be t i o n s and r e m a i n i n g ; f o r t e r t h e for g thc budget e Mayor opera a t e s that ARGUMENT OVER TOWING OF AUTO RESULTS IN DEATH; FIVE HELD IN JAIL. Staff Bpeclnl to The Ncwa Houston, Tex., Jan. 7.--Glenn Mc- C l a n a h a n , proprietor of McClana- hun's Bar at Blue Ridge, Is dead, two rent car drivers have slight I n j u r i e s and a young Mexicitn h.-i.s serious cuts, bruises and stabs as the result of a battle seven miles from Houston t h i s afternoon. The Mexican, Faustlno Rodriguez, and hiH father. Federico R o d r l K u o z , iu-i: charRod w i t h m u r d e r In J u s t i c e Overstreot's court, nnd bis mother. Ratnona Roilrl^uez, nnd his .Â«tst" ra . J u l h i and K m v f n m i arc held In Jail. nlinK to tho story told by the Mexican, t h e throe men were pas.Mlng tlir w n o d n w b e r e be was chopping woud when t h e i r car s1\ick In the mud. They o r d e r e d h i m to t --Photos by Maurcr. SOME OP THE Customs Official Hints At Sensational Turn in British Rum Ship Case p u l l t h e m o u t w i t h hi* l i g h t t r u c k . ] A c t i o n a g a i n s t t b e ""'Â·Â·Â· ' '""-' "Â·'klnB t l u . m t o w a l t l t u p creu- of tho British a u x i l i a r y 1 f r o m the came. The f a t h e r i sc :iooner M u r i e l 13. M'lnto^s. seized | also p e r m i t t e d j i l c cnmp, h a l f :i m i l e j Sunday off G n l v e s t o n with a large i of the p i l The boy r e f u s e d , a s k i n g t h e m to wait f t l u n t i l his f a t h e r wa.Â« t h u n at hi: down the road. The men r e f u s e d to wait, the hoy | of assorted llcuors, l)..'Movod. w i l l run u p w a r d of 3,000 . , told o f f i c e r s , nnd t h r e a t e n e d to k i l l j cases, nt least, p r o b a b l y w i l l be I"him I"him if ho did not I m m e d i a t e l y p u l l | . s t i : u t c ] t o d a y by C u s l o m 3 a u t h o r l - o p p o s l t e w h i c h f e n discarded autoir.ubile tires had been a of them out of the m u d . W h e n be s t i l l , t l e s _ w h o also w| ,. t R l l pl( . pa to , v . lrd , :lclual c o l l n t w a s ,, ot ma( , Oi |t W . IS refused, they s t r u c k h i m , and a gen- f o r f o , t l l r ( , o f ,,, e v o s s e ,_ , t w a s s l a l c ( , ] O e l l c v 0 ( , Ulat t h c r J w o r e a b pulled a guu S1 i-rom hhf pocket, and ! v v Â«t"day a f t e r n o o n by Scm T. Z l n n . j more sacks In this t h r o w n over t h e mil. A l i m c n . several h a n d n grasped t'lglit over tin: KUII. tlu: M e x i c a n s n y s i t h a t Ills f i n g e r p u l l e d t h e trigger. I The Mexican's b u n d is cut n n d t o r n ! In the assistant c o l l e c t o r of customs. I a p p r o x i m a t e l y half a Due to the necessity of l a k u i p t h e ' Mr. Z l n n said vessel to t h e q u a r a n t i n e - s t a t i o n for w h o r e the b a r r e l of the t w i s t e d w h i l e h e held i t . Run was ! I n s p e c t i o n , f r o m which she did not , , , , , , I r e i n r n to Pier 20 u n t i i a f t e r 1 o'clock, w i i i w e. both the b o y s f a t h e r l , ,., , , . , , , - , . , 0 . , -,-,. nnd m o t h e r c a m e up nnd J o i n e d In | "",'' t h c f a c t t h a t *JÂ»!ted States Dis:ho Dis:ho f i g h t . A h a m m e r was used free- The Mexicans t h e n l e f t , and cnmo I m m e d i a t e l y to t o w n . They went ( C o n t i n u e d on I'age 2. Column 3.) Says That Divide Excess (government I r l c t A t t o r n e y If. M. W a r n k c n was u n a b l e to come here f r o m Houston, d e v e l o p m e n t s In thc case seizure of tho motorbo.ii.s Cherokee and E-S73 last T h u r s d a y In Pass. Tne l i q u o r c a p t u r vessels, it is believed, came f r o M u r i e l E Winters, according to no f i l i n g s a g a i n s t the vessel or heri'orj'.i officers. i":ici'o crew were mr.dc- yesterday. Mr. Z l n n i t-ow at t h e coast guard I n t i m a t e d t h a t there m i g h t be some i P e l i c a s e n s a t i o n a l developments In '.he case, i 3 ~- cases of champagne. g:n and Mr. Z l n n w o u l d i.ot discuss the n a - j w h i s k y ture of the charges to be prefc-rrd j reposing In the customs appraiser's n g K l n s l the vessel or s t n t e w h e t h e r j warehouse. they w o u l d be thc same as In the Cracey Melton, d i s t r i c case of t h c Br isli aux l l a r y schooner! p r o h i b i t i o n i s l a n d Home, w h i c h was seized here i n n V in conference w i t h customs o Nov. 23. I n the case of Hie Island ' clals nnd v i s i t e d thc seized of act r e q u i r i n g m i l " i t h ;he K o v v r n m e n t w e r e s u s t a i n e d H o m e t h e crew n n d s h i p a r c u n d e r bond for a l l e g e d v o l a t l o n of tbe section section w h i c h p r o h i b i t s t h e discharge of m e r c h a n d i s e , w i t h i n t w e l v e m i l e s of shore w i t h o u t n p e r m i t from customs customs a u t h o r i t i e s . The case Is set for u n d e r I h e f o s t e r i n g r r i i . i r r l l n n s h l p o f ! ' h i s m o n t h , w h e n t h the. I n t e i v l n l c commerce commission. I c o n v e n e s here. R e v i e w i n g t h e increased j u r i s d l c - I T h e M u r i e l K . W i n t e r s y e placed more c o m p l e t e l y t h a n ever What part p r o h i b i t i o n t a k e In the n c t l o n n g n i if any. could not be leained. m e Tl most I m p o r t a n t J Â°( : n s t l t u t l o n a r e elauso.s wfls n - G o o s e Creek t l o n c o n f e i r e d b y congress u p o n t h o commission, tin; c o u r t p o i n t e d out t h a t ( h e c o m m i s s i o n ' s f u n c t i o n s were i i / n i t o f j lay at Tier 20 u n d e r armed g u a r d , c o n s i s t i n g of customs officers and const g u a r d m e n f r o m t h e s t a t i o n f i x i n g of I Pelican Spit who p a r t l c l p i i l r i ! In hi r o a s c n n h l o i n t e s nnd t l i o p r e v e n t i o n j capture. No a t t e m p t was m a of those, which arc d i s c r i m i n a t o r y . remove tho l i q u o r cargo of the ves- - o i ' i e l o r t i o n act d e d to b u i l d u to [ n t e r s t a t e j t r y and n s n l n i r d n r n l l w a y s n o u g h to The clauses of t l i u t r a n s p o r t a t i o i . act w h i c h p r o v i d e , for tlui r e c a p t u r e xco.sfl i - n r o l n g s \ v e i o d e c l a r e d by c o u r l "tlie k e y p r o v i s i o n of t h e whole, plan." Tli-3 u n i f o r m i t y of rnto* decided t.pon ar, t l i e moot help f n l to tho w o n k o r r a i l r o a d * w o u l d h i e tho.HO of n v v r n p c d e.ffle.lenry, c o u r t s;ilcl, to earn t h e prescribed n u i x j m u m r e t u r n , ]!y tin; roc.'ipturn clauses, the c h i e f d l nt k . T h i e f l . : p p e r Â» nnd yet l.oep I h o net r,.- " r l " Â° railways, w h o t h e r s t r VAX ni;vism\ P R O G R IS ri(OPO.S!SI HY I M S V I U Ry Ansoclntecl Preys. W a s h i n g t o n , Jan. 7. -- revision program, t h a t of the l i c a n i n s u r g e n t s in the o f f e r o j icjciny as n s u b s t i Mollo:i p l a n , w h i e h a l r d r a w n t h e f i r e o f d ....... _ _ ,, . L-vra of tlie bouse ways nnd m e sel n n d w h i l e i t w a s r e p o r t e d t h a t ; e o m Oils work w o u l d b e Rt.iri.ojl t n d n y . j -\s o u t l i n e d t Mr. 7,:nn w o u l d not d e c l a r e p o s i t i v e - ' s e n t a ly tn I b i s e f f o r t . Al! n n - m i i u r a o f i 1 ' 0 1 " f l f " 10 ways a n d mea:is ..Â·uinmlt- tho crew. I n c l u d i n g : o f f i c e r s . w o r p | t l ! ' t l l p Insurgent.!' . Â· i l t e r n a t l v e b e i n g c o n f i n e d to the s h i p nnd the i I 1OSI -'S t i i N o s on excess p r o f i t s , schooner w a n in I d e n t i c a l l y t h e Knnu- 1 " n 1 u i u l i s t r l l m t p d p r o f coiulltlon an when she wns t o k e n ! cr e.'ised i n h o r i t n n c o t n x , r e n f l f a b r i e f s t e r n chnsc by c u s t o m s j " lll "- v l f l l | c so-culled n u i s a n c e t o f f l r e r s nnd const g u a r d men In t h o a a m l p u b l i c i t y nf t.ix records. ' lu.ardinp: l a u n c h K n l l t n , c o m m a n d e d j The I n m i by Cnplr.iu A l b e r t H, D e r a v l n . | a "" P^r cent r e d u c t i o n In i n c . W l t b tho p e r m i s s i o n of customs j " l a l " lt es. but w o u l d leave u n d i a u t h o r i l l e s , p h o t o g r a p h s were t a k e n ""'hod s u r t a x e s , w h t e l i r e a e f.O per eent on incomes In excess of ?1'00,000. of tho vessel an she lay at Tier 20, tho b o u r d i n c U u u c h K-lllii being