Len Laughinghouse in jail again, "Big Illicit Still is Found" Vanceboro, NC

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?4 .K.&V-S"' .K.&V-S"' .K.&V-S"' ' -3- -3- -3- W-ti. W-ti. W-ti. IS F ' Sixty-Five Sixty-Five Sixty-Five Gallon Plant Confiscated Near Town Of . . Vanceboro. "ALLEGED OPERATOR IN JAIL N5 Sheriff Richard B. Lane And Several Deputies Due Credit , For Their Work. 1 One of the most successful rai ever made in this section took place " yesterday afternoon when Sheriff R. B : Lane, accompanied by Deputy Sheriff , J. W. Huff, Samuel Lilly and Will - Bonds went to the home of Leon Laugh- Laugh- inghouse, about four miles from Vance boro and after confiscating a sixty-five sixty-five sixty-five gallon illicit still, took Laughing-house Laughing-house Laughing-house under arrest and brought him to this city and placed him in the coun ty jail. ' . Sheriff Lane and several of his depu ties went to Laughinghouse's home about two weeks ago and made a search -of -of the premises, but at that time they failed to find anything which even resembled a still. However, Sheriff Lane ' had reliable information that Laughinghouse was- was- engaged in the business of illicit distilling and he made up his mind to catch him napping. Yesterday morning the Sheriff and , .the ; parties mentioned above, left New Bern in an automobile. they reached Laughinghouse's home without any delay and started a search of the premises. Laughinghouse was on hand and was at once taken into custody arid kept under guard while the search was being made. The searchers found ' a spot which they judged to have been the location of the still but the ' object of their search was not to be found there. A close inspection of the premises showed that on a trail leading down through the woods there was a quantity of soot. Sheriff Lane. at once came to .the conclusion that the still had been Ijurriedly taken lip and carried to some other- other- point and secreted. This trail of soot was followed up and in the center of a marsh some distance away Was , found the still, it having been carried . there when it became known -that -that the officers were in that section. . Laughinghouse denies all knowledge of the operation of the still but Sheriff Lane believes that he has a strong case Against him and that he will be convicted convicted when the case comes to court. BIG ILLICIT STILL ourjD

Clipped from The Daily Journal23 Dec 1913, TuePage 1

The Daily Journal (New Bern, North Carolina)23 Dec 1913, TuePage 1
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