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Scharff - Motor Launch Sea Way 381 Cases Liquor Captured...
Motor Launch Sea Way 381 Cases Liquor Captured After Three Nights' Vigil Declaring that othor,«rrests would | Ico us a quarantine .boarding-· follow, customs officers yesterday had- filed charges against two men, IS. C, .Jqhnjiou .and J.. 1C was headed offshore from a point w»«t beach near Sixty-first street " ' .i?'" 5 . . . . , - r n-s-ull of tlio lu-Uuro ut d u y l l B h t | uuybr'wilt "by custom* that morning of tho motor l a u n c h ! the Xallta and coast Sea Way and her cargo of 3S1 pack- 1 the district Inunch 1070. ' Hires of whisky off Sixty-first street following minutes. a stern chase of thirty The tn«n are charged with violating section ESS of the tariff act, which covers Importing, and unction 3, title 2. of the national prohibition act relative to transportation of In- tnxicatlng llquoro. Komlskle Is llst- rri at the custom houxc n» owner of tho vessel In question, It was »'tati-d. Charges were filed before United States Commissioner Rranlly Harris nnd the men released under SI.COO bond each. It wna stated by A. F. Scharff, sprclul rustomir agent, t h a t other nrrcats would follow in this case. _ Former Qunr.intlne Boat. Kovormn-'nt veAielo had been on an all night search in tho gulf 'In of rum runners at the time the launch wng sighted. Customs officers expressed belief tlwt tho Spa Way was anchored close to the beach when she sighted the government vessels and put to sea. It wns «tnted that (.he launch. while well Jadt-n, hud sufficient space aboard at tho time of capture to nccom.modate approximately 150 more packages and belief was ex-' pressed t h a t she was landing on tho beach when tho custom boats wcro sighted. During tho chase which ensued the Sea Way at one, time cut heavy n k l f f which, Him was the U n i t e d Ptntrs public health scrV- THE WEATHER For Qalvpnton and Vicinity--Unsettled Wednesday; local showers. For East Texas--Wednesday and Thursday unsettled; local showers. For Wont Texas--Wednesday and 'Thursday p a r t l y cloudy. For Louisiana--Wednesday partly cloudy; probably showers In n o r t h portion. Thursday partly cloudy to cloudy. Winds on Texas Coast--Moderate southerly. The Pfa Way. a motor boat o f | n » t c r n In order to make about 40 foft, f o r m e r l y owned by l o u t thl« was f r u i t " -------- ........... wn » "ited, was about a quarter filled with water., perhaps from going through (he surf. The Sea rounded to and allowed the customs I bout to come alongside only after I several shots had been fired across her bows. The two men against whom charges were filed were In the boat, It was stated. Three DnjV Vlicll. Tho capture of the Sea Way followed a. vigil of three days and nights In search of rum runners d u r i n g which both coaiit and custom officers have kept a watch along the coast and made trips out Into tho gulf. Henry F. Brunkenhoefer. superintendent of custom Inspectors, headed tho party on tho Kaljta. which Included Inspectors Frank W. Qulnn, C F Cronovlch and J. R. Henderson. Capt a i n Albert Dcravln, master of K a l l t a ; E. Johnson.' engineer, Captain Henry F. P. Holzheuser and L. Phillips of the coast guard Captain Howard Wllcox, district coa»t guard superintendent, was In ioTfl* 6 °' th * CCmBt suard launc » seized on the Qalveston Leads PLENTY OF SHIP IIOOM. Tlir IxM-tlilnft Mnqc of the plcru of «hr GnlvcRlon Wharf Company In- ^enlnl nn-GnlvrXon rhnnnrl |» 2,1,478 linear feet nn1 cnii nccommndntc f!8 r««r Icrmlnnlx. xiicli nx the Southern Purl Me dock* nml oil trrmltinU, vrhlrh run thlx. llnenr licrthlnj; r»~ pnclty much lilchcr. Thr Intnl developed ivntcr fronf- nur of the txirl IN 14,0.10 llnrnr fret, tho y a p P n r l d bo of the Whi.' u o o t e White Horso Cellar brand It wn« " by Sam T. Zlnn, ns?an{ co"- filthough'a thorough search P :k '" rc!! W 1 K not r n n d f t "id y c o n t l l l n o t h brands. , M « . U " f o n t l hut by mMin« of the Klip *}«cm Oil* npncc linn Item trvhlril. The. llnrnr fronting, InrlmllnK itlliiK, IK 41,812 5 t h ' ) l q u o r -. _.- to con- the dock to the tnd Slates ,, ,,,,,,,,, where It was placed under seal. J. of a.

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  1. The Galveston Daily News,
  2. 14 May 1924, Wed,
  3. Page 1

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