Booze Runners from Marengo at Boone County Dance Hall Republican-Northwester 18 APR 1924
mlscellan- be a John- SH EIUFFS AND COX- STA1JULARY OPERATIVES WATCHED IX VAIN FOR THREE HOURS FOR BOOTLEGGERS TO ARRIVE - WITH LIQUID REFRESHMENT REFRESHMENT FOR DAXCER8--HKLIEVB DAXCER8--HKLIEVB DAXCER8--HKLIEVB DAXCER8--HKLIEVB "TIT'" WAt - KENT OUT w ORGIES SAID TO HAVE OCCURRED LATELY. " - - . (Special to Daily Republican.) Garden Prairie, April 12.- 12.- Depu ties from the office of Sheriff John Fair, aided by a squad of department of constabulary members from Bel- Bel- videre, arrived here about 9 o'clock last night to Intercept booze runners from Marengo, who, according to reports, reports, have been selling hooch from automobiles in alleys near the local dance hall. Booze sales by the Marengo boot leggers are said to have reesulted in a number of drunken orgies here within the past few weeks. The raiding squad arrived here in five automobiles and were met upon their arrival by a delegation of citizens. 'A conference was held in a local church and then the raiders wont in pairs to various alleys in the vicinity of the dance hall. For nearly nearly three hours they waited for the boot-leggers boot-leggers boot-leggers to make their appearance. appearance. It appears, however, that the "booties" got wind of the raiders' presence in town and naturally failed failed to' make an appearance. Following their long wait, the raiders seized two bottles of alcoholic alcoholic beverages from an automobile said to be owned by a Mr. Hess, a Cook county deputy sheriff. Hess denied ownership of the booze and said that someone placed it in his' car while he was in the dance hall. Hess wars released on his own-recognizance own-recognizance own-recognizance but the booze was seized and according to reports here was to be turned over as evidence against the Cook county deputy, to the state's attorney attorney at Belvidere. The license number number of Hess' automobile was also taken, regardless of the fact that he showed the raiders his Cook county credentials. DEPUTY.