Len Laughinghouse Still Destroyed Sons fled uncaptured
L E ON STILL ID Fl HBOR Revenue Officers Swoop Down On Plant, Find Two Hundred Gallon Still anc Paraphernalia. . WAS ON THE rRCPERTY OFLEN LAUGH." -VG HOUSE. Supposed Operators Made a Quick Get Away When The Officers Ar.-rived. One of the most sensational raids in the history of Craven county took place yesterday afternoon four miles from the little town of Vance-boro when United States Deputy Collector I. M. Tull of Kinston and Deputy Marshal Ango and Deputy Sheriffs Bayliss and Oden of this city, swooped down on an illicit distilling plant and found a still with a capacity I or two nunarea gallons. The officers left this city early in the day and proceeded to the homo of Len Laughingthouse whore they were informed the still was in opera tion. Arriving at the scene (hey be gan a search for the plant and quick ly located it. The revenuers at onct started out in search for the operators Going towards Laughiiighouse's hoint they saw his two sons make for tin tall timber. If would have been possi ble for the officers to have shot 1hi fleeing men but they did not want t kill themnd they succeeded in es caping. i no miner oi the bovs was found at home but as there was u warrant lor his arrest, he was not taken into custody. noturning to me still iiie otlicers cut and slashed this into hundre or pieces, poured out all ol the hoer and so disfigured the plant that will bo impossible to ever operate it again. Len Laughinghouse reputed to be a blockader and tact has just hnished serving a six months sentence for illicit distilling The people of the Vanceboro section are anxious to break up the viola tions or the internal Kevenue law in that section and are assisting the officers in every possible way in their work.