Wilmington Morning Star 22 Nov 1919 Bozeman Boys sent to Atl Fed Pen

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Wilmington Morning Star 22 Nov 1919 Bozeman Boys sent to Atl Fed Pen - THREE BOZEMANS ACCEPT SENTENCE Throw Themselves...
THREE BOZEMANS ACCEPT SENTENCE Throw Themselves op Mercy of Court and Draw Four Years Each In the face of evidence piled on to evidence against them, three of the Bozemans, alleged Brunswick county moonshiners, on trial in the federal Court here, threw themselves on the merey of the court yesterday morning and accepted sentences of four years each in the federal penitentiary in Atlanta. The aged father of the three sons was allowed to go home. Tasker; Spencer and Babe Bozeman will be taken to Atlanta totay. When the court convened yesterday morning the prosecution brought in a dozen witnesses, who related their knowledge of the alleged moonshln-ing4 moonshln-ing4 moonshln-ing4 carried on by the Bozemans on the edge of the great Green Swamp in the hinterland of Brunswick coun ty. In the midst of the evidence Mrs. Edmond Rogers, member of the H. firm of Rogers and Rogers, defendant counsel, submitted the defendants, but Judge Connor wanted to hear the evidence evidence for his own guidance in passing passing sentence. Jury Looks On The Jury had no hand in the ad judication of the affair. 'They listened With Interest to . the long tale told by the witnesses for the prosecution, but they" 'were not asked to pass on the guilt or innocence of the accused. Judge Connor followed the testimony closely and himself examined, the witnesses on occasion. Attorneys for the defense petitioned the court for olemeney when it earn to the passing of sentence, but Judge Connor was unable to see any justification or extenuation extenuation of the crimes charged against them. A plea was made for the wives and children of the three younger men, but Judge Connor thought that they should have been more mindful of their filial duties before coming to court. He disliked the idea of one family terrorising an entire community, community, as witnesses swore the Bozemans had done' for years past. He allowed the aged father to go home, admonishing- admonishing- admonishing- him to mend his ways, and gent the three sons to Atlanta for four years, also fining them $100. The trial and sentencing of the Bozemans brings to an end efforts op the part of the federal government to arrest and convict them for blockading blockading that cover a period of several years. South Carolina civil and federal federal authorities have joined hands with officials from the , eastern dls trict of this state in efforts to arrest them, but always they have made their escape into Green Swamp. Thetf leader, Tasker Bozeman, was arrested two weeks ago and brought here. and later the father was placed in jail The other two oame to the city and surrendered themselves. The family is said to have considerable money in local banks.- banks.- Tasker Rosemary Rosemary was able to put up $1,000 cash bond when arrested but when it was raised to $5,000 he went back to jail. million and of and ed at of in ett I

Clipped from The Wilmington Morning Star22 Nov 1919, SatPage 5

The Wilmington Morning Star (Wilmington, North Carolina)22 Nov 1919, SatPage 5
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