Don and Carrie (Kraus) Gitner Moonshine operation (1924)

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Don and Carrie (Kraus) Gitner Moonshine operation (1924) - O X F GITNER GIVEN LI MIT IN LIQUOR CASE IN...
O X F GITNER GIVEN LI MIT IN LIQUOR CASE IN COURT OF THE Persistent Efforts Final* ly Lead To His Arres^ Mayor Powell Declares Offense Of Gitner Akin To Treason Oxford, Q., E. Powell.held April 7.-- 'Mayor E. his first liquor court JJ, 1 V 11 *. I, . , « , · " J"^ .illnv *"l" . vcstcrdny, and lio went tho limit in doling out punishment lo Ibo »oot- le"ging defendant in the cnso. In unmistakable terms tlio mnyor expressed himself concerning men who traffic in joy-producing liquids in Ihc'so prohibition (Uys, ami then ho jolted Don Gitner, tho defendant, $1,000' and costs. Gitner, 4G, is ft well known farmer living enst of (own, this side. oC Dnrrlown. Hc'lins hocn under sns- 7iicion for some time o£ dealing in itiloxicnnls, nnl lio rnado the stnlc- "mcnt himself yesterday tlmt liis nlncc had been senrolicd seven limes within :t)io Inst few weeks, but that jiothing innriminnUng ever had heen found. The most ot thcso scnrchcs arc snid lo bnvo been conducted by Scveiimilo officers. fell Into Trap. Saturday night Gilbert Brosier, of tbo Whito Star Oil company, work- ·iiif! in conjunction with local officers, officers, took Harry Gath, n, minor, to Gitncr's place, nml it is said they purchased from Oitner two qunris of while whisky at jfu per qunvt. Upon their return io Oxford, llio liquor wns turned over lo llio officers, officers, mid a warrant was sworn out for Gilncr's urrost. Marshal Shcard and Deputy Marshal Wadlcigh, accompanied accompanied -by Brosier and Galh, drove to ilio Gitner home, and tho wan-ant was served; Whilo Gitner, in (lie custody oE JTnrslinl Shenrd, was changing clothes, the other three men mndo ft. search of the barn olid coriieyib, but found no liquor. Later, after Gitner had been brought .to Oxford and locked up, Officers Sheard .aiid Wndloigh ; returned io tliB .Gitner farm lo make a rnoro extended extended search. Nothing was found. However, the officers did find, they say, numerous holes which . had been du# _in the ground in various places on'- .the- farm, , and winch looked as ifitlicy'hnght have .been 'made for the purpose oE concealing jugs or, hollies. Marked Money Not Recovered. Two five-dollar bills were used by Brosier and Gatli when .they purchased purchased llio liquor from Gitner. Each of these bills was marked, but when (jilhcr was searched, following his r arrest, no marked monoy was found upon his person. t People living in tho neighborhood with Gilncr have for some lime suspected suspected that the large number oE .strangers \ylio- visited tho Gitner farm in aulomobilcs wero not en- k'flgcd · wholly in leaking friendly calls. 'Iheso parlies arc said to have arrived and departed at all times o£ the day and night. The Trial. Jfayor Powell tried the case at 11 o'clock Sunday morning. Officers Slioard nnd AVadlcigh testified as t to tbc arrest; Brosier ·· and Galli as to the purchase of the stuff. Dr. H. C. Brill, professor o£ (.·bcmistry, Jlinmi university, following following an analysis pt the stuff, testified testified that it contained over 40 per cent of alcohol. In liis stinmmry of the case, and in fr.'oiiomicbg sentence, JInyor I'o.ircll addressed Gitner . in these .words: ' "Tile "Tile charge upon winch you have licen heard is that of. unlawfully selling info.xicaling liquor. The evidence evidence introduced seems to me, nnd doubtless to otlicrs, absolutely conclusive, conclusive, no place for doubt as lo .your guilt. Tho gravity oE your offense probably is not appreciated by you, or your friends and confederates, confederates, who, since. your arrest, have manifested sympathy with you, Offense Partakes of Treason, "You are guilty nnt o£ violating a statute of. trivial imjwrlancc, but of fcontumacioiisly and contcniptuonsly defying the sovereign will of the state and nation; In viow of tho present issuo of prohibition and so- called boot-logging, your offense partakes strongly of tho nnlnro of treason. If I had ray way, your aiders nud abettors would slmro the sehtenco I am about to impose on you. "In order to create h duo sense o£ the gravity of your offense, nnd to discourage others, it is neccssury to make an example of yon. I therefore therefore assess you the innxintnm' pcn- nlty allowed by law--.$1,000 fine nnd tho costs, and yon will stand committed until the fine niul costs nroviiiid." Marshal Shcnrd took Gitner to tho Butler comity jail Sunday afternoon. afternoon. Friends ot Gitner believe Hint he will jny out i n n few It is understood Ihai another case will ha brought ngninst Gitner, that of selling to n minor, Gath is under 21 years of Bge. DIRECTORS CHOSEN BY PEOPLE'SB.LA. Oxford, 0., April 7.--The dircc- !ora of tho People's Building nnd taan. association hnvo elected the following officers for Ihe coining ycnr: President--S. E. I'ye. Vico President--W. T. Johnston.' Secretary--Charles .L. Marshall. ·Treasurer--H. A. Demand. Attorney -- Ben A. Bicklcy, of Hamilton. Mr. Marshall .takes .the phwe on Iho hoard of directors imuic vacant by :ho roinovnl from the village of Win. 3. Meyer. As secretary, Mr. Marshall succeeds ICnrl^V. Smith, who rp- signcd on nceoimfr of the prcssuro,of other business. / Beginning today the office of'Iho nssocintion will ho located in the office office of Mr. Marshall, corner of 'Jhurcli and Beech streets. MRS, GEO, RiGGS PASSED AWAY Oxford, 0.,. April 7--Word reached ibis villagb yesterday announcing the death o£ Mrs. Margaret Tit?.- ;erald Biggs, mfooS Gcorgo Biggs, at licr homo in. Gormoiilbwu. Mrs. l?igc;s' death pcc-urreil yesterday morning. In'addition to Iho widower, three sons nnd one daughter survive. survive. Tlie deceased formerly resided near Oxford. Sho waa a sister oE lire. Thomas Coulter, Bast Church street, jniu- of John nnd Hannah Fitzgernld, living east of town; also of Rev. Thomas Fitzgerald, o£ Mid- dletownj N. Y., and Elmer Fitz- ·ernld) of El Paso, Tex-. The body will ha brought- here for interment on Wednesday. LLOYD MILL IS BEIN EAZED Workmen are engaged in razing llio old Lloyd planing niill on South Beach street, For many years-- iust how many nobody seems to know--thia huilding -was used for school purposes. It was Icnoivn as the Union school. ., The tearing down o£ this huilding recalls the fact Hint it was permanently permanently vacated, nnd t h e present school huilding occupied, just 37 years ngo today--April 7, 1887, ATTENDING CONFERENCE IN THE QUEEN OITY A number of Oxford musicians and music teachers will spend this week in Cincinnati, attending the annual conference of the National association, attend tho ifusio Supervisors' An)oug those who sessions nr« A. W. Martin, Joseph \V. Clokcy, Miss Susan Browne, Miss Kditb Keller, Miss Kmma Cone and Miss Eleanor Douglass, ATTRACTIONS AT THE OXFORD THEATRES At the Oxford today and Tuesday May Bush and Richard Dix in Souls for Snlo." Wednesday, . , Thursday, Friday and Saturday-.Thomas Saturday-.Thomas Mcighan in "1'iod Finer Alalcne." The Criterion Wednesday-- ''Th HalMBrecd." Thursrlay, Friday nn Saliirdny -- SU-ongheart in '"'J'h Love Master,^ with Lillian Uicli. AH bo bo 8, at Mrs. Oxford. April For plows, Kyger, Oxford, A. ekor. The hold evening Miss slrcct. Miss Church from Ilia Glasgow Norris, Jay for horses I/. Slraltz ot, _ !hrist Mary Mrs. street. girl. S. will City, couple The ncont ;ood, afford lion, The Frances sumo pictures narry which and manly, .he If and

Clipped from Hamilton Evening Journal07 Apr 1924, MonPage 2

Hamilton Evening Journal (Hamilton, Ohio)07 Apr 1924, MonPage 2
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