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Smuggling - that entitled The of or Instance about...
that entitled The of or Instance about SMUGGLING BT A BALLOON. Laredo, · Tex., Dec.. 12.--Something new and novel In tho art of smuggling goods aqross the Rip Grande from Mexico has Junt come to light, In which the operator could safely guarantee a delivery of goods without being damaged by water. The promoter of this new enterprise, in the person of Senobio Garza, suddenly came ?rltf at the hands of the river guards, who brought him before the United States commissioner for a hearing yesterday, which resulted In hla being bound over appear before the federal court at Son Antonio. Garza htfd constructed a small but powerful balloon In Which to transfer goods across the Rlr Grande whenever on opportunity presented itself. Once a contract secured, this aerial ship was Inflated and then loaded to Its full capacity, the operator, by .means of a would fasten the balloon to his body and then swim across the river with his merchandise high and dry. When arrested Garza had two fine Mexican overcoats safely itowed away.

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  1. The Galveston Daily News,
  2. 14 Dec 1894, Fri,
  3. Page 3

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