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. iHrildiM (third flo*r)*trt» " r*rtlwni»oti, . fbttt» ·IliM- raat MK"«d by .. TMtok 111). whv«"a*lF«crlMioML un wm r«cetv« : »r«m»t tbt writer.' ·utNHb*ra ahoul MMP to net d*Ilrar«d Sfltdrvf Cvahlac Oran Catw, ctrcutawr. · m. A. r 1WLEFTOF BOOZE CT7BTOXS COLLECTOR, WITH A FORCE OF MEN, SMASH WOttUAETS. ·paclal to Tht NftWS.' - . · Houston,;, 1 Tex., .Feb. 11.--Enough cognac,^'gin. Burgundy and other .rare-European liquors 'flowed into the sewers under the federal btiild- Ina- to start a large portion of-the ' population of Houston on a jag. . Headed by W. B. Baker, collector · '' of cut tarns, a force t o£ four men pulled corks,· spllldd and' 'then smashed 1 '400 quarts of liquor thai had been seized tn raids on foreign ships at the turning; basin during . last three months. The liquor had been''collecting In the vault* of Mr. Baker's office lst week he wrote t o ' t h o of customs at Oalveston asking- per- mtaalon to destroy It, The permission came and the. liquor wan carried Jn sacks to. the washbasins on the third floor of the federal building, where It was poured out and flowed through'the drain pipes Into tho city eewers. The liquor, valued at (12 a quart, was worth (4,000. In. a little more than an hour Job was complete. The last drop drained Into the wunh basin and the wrecking crew washed their hands and departed. The ne-ro porter rescued a portion of one of the 'bottles containing a whisky-stained (label. "It's jest a souvenir," he said. Hotel.

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  1. The Galveston Daily News,
  2. 12 Feb 1926, Fri,
  3. Page 2

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