Island Home - sentences 1924

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been will Wednesday's attend. that wish ear- our connection words may to Is it and 2.) and Heavy Fines and Terms of Confinement Qiven Seven In Island Home Seizure Sentences "=Ei=E *~QTM eighteen months != the pcr.ltentjc.ry fine ot $ 5 , 0 0 0 to silly days In jail and a fine of ?250 on the seven defendants In the Island Homo conspiracy case in court yesterday afternoon by Judge J. C. llutcheson Jr. Tho hoavlost sentence -was given to George R. Canada of Arthur, supercargo on the Island Home. He was sentenced to eighteen months In Atlanta penitentiary and a fine of 56,000. This sentence was reduced from one of two years and $10,000, tho penalty under the law, which the court explained ho had give In the case. Tho trial of Mitchell Frankovlch on charges of conspiracy and of transporting 1 and concealing intoxicating- intoxicating- liquors was started lato yesterday yesterday afternoon In federal court- The Indictment alleges that Frankovlcb. and John J. Davis, now deceased, on Feb. 18 forcibly took a truck load, of liquor driven by Joo Marrero and concealed it in tho roar of Davis' homo. Davis was killed on tho day after tho alleged incldont. The government called Mrs. Elizabeth Elizabeth Davis, mother of John Davis, to tho stand yesterday. Mrs. Davis' testimony developed the fact that some men had come to her house on tho day of Feb. 17 and that there had boen some "shoot- Ing." She declared that the defendant defendant had told her that "a fellow broke down with the stuff and wo hauled It In." Attorneys were unable to draw many facts from Mrs. Davis, as she agent, testified to a statement secured secured from Frankcvlch when others wero Involved In the cooe. Objection Objection to tho Htatement vras entered by Elmo Johnson, attorney for the defense. Al'ter more testimony a« to how tho statement was obtained, tho court overruled the objection. The statement will be introduced today, when the 'case will be resumed at 9 o'clock. Canada declared that he had no Interest In the cargo and that ho was employed by a man named Parsons in Grand Cayman. "I didn't believe u n t i l now I wns violating any law," lip said. Other sentences were imposed as follows: Jesse Dvson of Port Arthur, Hf- teen months In Atlanta penitentiary and a f l n o of {5,000. Archie Hamilton of Beaumont, year and a dny in Atlanta penitentiary penitentiary and a fine of $2.500. Tock Adams of Beaumont, one year and a day In Atlanta penlten- tlarv and a fine of 12,600. W. H. Farroll. master of tho Home, four months in Oalvoston frequently answered t h a t she "did | Countj- J e l l end a f i not remember." Tho court at one James Miller, mta of the Island time undertook to question tho wit- Home, sixty days In Jail and ness. Sho burst Into tears under t h u of SJ50. questioning, drawing a large black I Bunyon Waller, cook on the veil ovor hrr face. I Homo, sixty days In Jail and a fine A, P. Scharff, specir.1 cjistoms · rf $250.

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  1. The Galveston Daily News,
  2. 02 Jul 1924, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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