The Weekly Herald (Weatherford, Tex.), Vol. 23, No. 21, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 30, 1923 Page: 2 of 8
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Published •very Tkunday at Wea-
therford. Texas, by Herald Publishing
Company, lac. Herald Building, 111
York Avenue Telephone ISO.
A, C. MacNeliy, Free, and Manager
Entered at the Poetofflce aFWea-
ttertord, Texas as Second Class mat-
(MENS BOOZE RAID
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Notice to the Public:
Any erroneous reflection upon
Waco, Texas, Aug. 17.—Charges
were filed here today before United
States Commissioner McCormick
against thirty-one cltiiena of Somer-
vell county, who were arrested Sat-
M. J. Lowe.
For the present, the Somervell
county campaign that began early
Saturday morning with dramatic sud-
denness is over. Captain
character, standing or reputation of urday and Sunday. T. W. Davis and
any person, firm or corporation which El L. Roark, sheriff and county attor-
may appear la the columns of The ney, respectively, of Somervell county
Weatherford Weekly Herald win he
gladly corrected upon It being brought
to the attention of the publishers.
Members of the Associated Press
The Associated Press la exclusively
entitled te the use for republication ot
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wine credited In this paper and alee
to the lecal news published herein.
All rights of republlcatlon of special
dispatches are alio reserved.
One year _____________________
THUR8DAY, AUGUST 30, 1923
ANOTHER BIG DRIVE
are charged with conspiracy to vio-
late the national prohibition lmw. They
were allowed bond in the sum of
Twenty-nine others are charged
with the manufacture, possession and
sale of intoxicating liquor, and their
bonds fixed at |750 each.
Preliminary hearings are expected
to be held next week.
Dallas, Texas, Aug. 28—Reports are
current here today prohibition agents
of the 116 counties comprisisng the
Austin, Texas, Aug. 27.—More ar-
rests are to be made this week in the
rangers' drive against lawless in Som-
ervell county, Ranger Captain R. J.
Shumate, in charge of the drive, re-
ported at ranger headquarters today.
Coincident with Shumate’s report,
Governor Neff charged that the coun-
ty not only refused to aid the rangers
in their initial investigation of con-
ditions in the county, but had thwart-
ed their every move. The governor
declared that the rangers had met
with this kind of opposition by coun-
ty officers of various other counties,
and that certain investigations now
under way were being opposed by lo-
(In view of the proximity of Glen
Northern District of Texas, are con-I R08e t0 Weatherford, the Herald is
centrating here for a general clean-up
of alleged liquor law violations. Tex-
as rangers are to co-operate with fed-
eral officials, under an order from E.
A. Turner, head of the district en-
forcement forces, reports said.
Waco, Texas, Aug. 28.—How thou-
sands of gallons of whisky and wine
were made and marketed by citizens
of Somervell county under the pro-
tection afforded by weekly or monthly
payments to county officials, was told
in contesssions which Texas Ranger
M. Burton reported he had received
from certain of thirteen men he had
brought to the McLennan county jail.
Burton said that, according to the
confessions, the liquor manufacturing
industry had thrived in the county to
such an extent that hundreds of gal-
lons of liquors had been sold almost
openly in Somervell county and sent
into adjoining and nearby counties.
Wholesale manufacture was at-
tempted by some of the alleged moon-
shiners, he asserted, with one still of
400 gallons capacity being captured,
and none of the nineteen were of less
than 65 gallons capacity. Several of
the thirty-two persons taken into cus-
tody were from well-to-do families,
Burton said the confessions declar-
ed county officials were paid fixed
taking the liberty of publishing the
following article from the pen of Har-
ry Crosier, staff correspondent of the
Dallas News, regarding the big liquor
raid conducted by rangers in Somer-
Glenrose, Texas, Aug. 26.—Texas
Rangers and co-operating officers of
the law from other divisions were
bringing to a close late Sunday after-
noon, one of the fastest thirty-six-hour
campaigns ever waged against the
manufacture of whisky in Texas. A
thirty foot triangular space with rows
of wire bottom cots joining an iron
fence inclosed materials and liquors
seized in a score of swiftly conducted
raids over a country twenty miles long
and several miles wide adjacent to the
popular summer resbrt and interior
watering place and tourists from all
over Texas and beyond its borders
were here with the home folks for
miles around to see the spoils of a big
industry gone to pot between suns
from the sudden appearance of rang-
ers with big axes.
A summing up report from Ranger
Capt. R. D. Shumate of Dallas, in
charge of the raids, to his chief, Ad-
jutant General T. D. Barton at Austin,
Sunday night, would include the fol-
“We have taken fifteen stills, 800
amounts each week for protection pounds of sugar, 66 gallons of corn
from arrest. In one instance, he was j whisky, 84 bottles of beer, several gal-
told, he asserted, as much as $25 a i Ions of wine, 200 barrels of mash with
week was paid to officials.
FIVE MEIERS ITALIAN
Rome, Aug. 29.—The assassination
of five Italian members of the Greco-
Albanlan boundary mission has cre-
ated a profound impression here. It
was announced that the government
has already taken the severe meas-
ures that the extraodinary gravity of
the situation warrants.
An official report of the masBacre
says that the five men killed were
General Tellini; Doctor Cortl, medi-
cal attache, Lieutenant Bonacinl, a
chauffeur and interpreter.
other materials. We have thirty men
in jail and Sheriff T. Walter Davis and
County Attorney E. L. Roark are In
custody of our men."
Sunday after six men had voluntar-
ily surrendered to Capt. Shumate, who
said they would be taken to Waco Mon-
day for arraignment along with the
other in custody. As a last stroke,
Capt. Shumate took County Attorney
E. L. Roark Into custody. Buck Lilley,
Deputy Sheriff, has been left in
charge of the Sheriffs office in Som-
Sheriff Davis was serving his fourth
term as sheriff, while County Attor-
ney Roark was serving his second
term, having received appointment to
serve out an unexpired term and hav-
ing been elected at the last election.
Genuine Tire Bargains
Sprague Non-Skid Tires, 30x3 1-2. . .$8.00
Sprr.::ue Non-Skid 30x3............$6.75
- Tubes at correspondingly low prices.
—I WILL BUY OR SELL YOUR FORD CAR.
—You should use Magnolia Gasoline for better service.
Magnoiene Olis and Grease are the best for your car.
—Our double entry driveway is for your convenience.
Ladies' Rest Room in connection.
—WE WASH AND GREASE AUTOMOBILES.
—FREE AIR AND WATER.
MAGNOLIA FILLING STATION
GEO. W. MOORE Proprietor
Port Worth Street— —East of Postofflce
of Waco and Joe McElroy of Coroca-
na left Sunday night along with rap-
porting pence officers from Johnson
and other adjoining counties and un-
der cover men working for the Anti-
Saloon League of 'Texas. The latter
men are given credit far gathering the
information that enabled the officers
to more with such swiftness and pre-
A truck load of sUllst copper tubing,
coils, condensers, hoee, whisky, beer
and wine was hauled to Cleburne off
the triangular plot on the Somervell
County courthose lawn there to be
turned over to the United States Mar-
shal foV the Western District of Texas.
Complaints will be filed probably Mon-
day before United States Commission-
er A. P McCormick of Waco by Rang-
ers Burton and Shannon against ^he
approximately thirty men now in cus-
tody. Only three stills were Included
in the loot taken away.
Sheriff Davis of Somervell County,
who was among the first to be taken
into custody Saturday morning, was
confined in the Johnson county jail
Saturday night after spending a port
tion of the day behind the bars of his
own jail with the key to the jail and
to his office in the pocket of Capt.
Shumate. He was brought here from
Cleburne early Sunday morning and
spent the day working the hills back
of Glen Rose with officers searching
for additional stills.
In the enterprise of ferreting out
hiding places over a strip of country
fifteen or twenty mUes long, densely
covered with underbrush and some-
times protected by such rocky pranks
of nature that a man on horseback
could not reach desired points, it was
necessary to demolish and leave half
a dozen or more stills. Necessarily
some warning wag afforded still ope-
rators after the first rush and by mid-
afternoon Saturday, the officers were
finding mash barrels but recently
overturned and stills only a little while
relieved from fireplaces. Stills cap-
tured or demolished ranged in size
from sixty-five barrels capacity to one
400-barrel and several of more than
Veterans of the Limestone-Free-
stone County raids at the time of the
military occupancy of Mexla and vi-
cinity hnd of numerous other big li-
quor raids said they had found some-
thing different in the three or four
enormous wooden boxes filled with
copper bottoms in which the mash was
cooked. The wooden receptacles were
carefully fitted together and bolted
with strong supporting Irons. They
were not unlike the wooden box ket-
tles in which ribbon cane and sor-
ghum syrurc are cooked.
When the raids began, Capt. Shu-
mate and his companions were in pos-
session of n long list of names and
at noon Sunday a considerable portion
still had not been checked. Over-
tures for the surrender of most of
these whose names the officers have
were begun and it was believed that
all of those wanted will give up- All
the men will be carried to Waco, ac-
cording to present intentions, and It
will not be possible for any to obtain
his release until he appears before
the United States Commissioner.
Ji waa thought likely that Sheriff
Davis will be permitted to accompany
Rangers Burton and Shannon to Wa-
co Sunday night in order that he may
return here and resume his duties
Monday. Filing of a complaint against
the sheriff in a Federal court will not
affect his standing as sheriff of Som
ervell county, it was said and no
move has been made to restrain him
from continuance in office. Judge Ir-
vin Ward of Cleburne presides over
the Somervell county district court.
Interest was high over the novel
spectacle on the Glen Rose public
square, but there was a Sunday still-
ness manifest throughout the day with
hundreds coursing about over the lawn
and stamping the brown grass out by
the roots. A majority of those gath-
ered together under the shade trees
like neighbors at a big picnic were
from Somervell county, but curiosity,
to combine a Sunday automobile jour-
ney t0 a popular outing place with a
view of law enforcement history in the
making, brought hundreds here from
towns within a radius of fifty or seven-
ty-five miles. In addition there were
curious-eyed here from counties all
over the State.
Saturday’s enterprise was carried
out in throe parties, each in com-
mand of a ranger, with Capt. Shumate
directing the ronnd-up from the Sher-
iff’s office and the courthouse square.
By nlghtfal twenty-seven men had
been taken into custody. They were
carried to Cleburne Saturday night
and Sunday morning and at noon Sun-
day only half a dozen remained in the
Somervell County jail, where there is
netted one more ettlL Otter parties,
accompanied by Sheriff Daria were out
Sunday afternoon searching the hills
and rarinea. Water shortage had
Shumate, compelled the removal at a score of
stflla from former habitats, it waa
developed in the combing of the hill
country, according to Ranger Button
who ran upon several concrete fur-
naces from which stills had been re-
Upved when the water supply dried
Citizens of Glen Rose were lament-
ing the on favorable notoriety given
their home town, but there were man-
ifesting a cordial spirit and there were
no evidences of resentment. Capt.
Shumate'Was giving Mrs. R. W. Na-
tions, wife of the local pastor of the
Methodist Episcopal Church, South,
full credit for the high morale of the
score of officers carrying on the drive.
Mrs. Nations appeared on the court-
house lawn early Saturday to thank
the rangers and was the first person
here to offer encouragement, Capt.
Shumate said. At noon she served
sandwiches and coffee on the lawn to
the troop of perspiring, hungry men
and again Sunday afternooa wbtye the
thermometer was soaring, she eame
back with flowing bowls of iced lem-
In addition to the officers regular-
ly on duty, Ernest Shumate. 14-year-
old sen of the man in charge, has
made a regular “hand" at standing
Washington, Aug. 29—Although
American officials would not discuss
the imposition by Cuba of cable cen-
sorship between that country and the
United States, it is believed by those
guard over the liquid treasure and the outitde of offlc,al circle8> but in close
copper coils. Capt. Caldwell of Dal-
las, self-start,ng still wrecker, has that the step was taken as a precau-
been with the party and the most en- tion against serious political develop-
thusiastic axe wielder in the lot. ment8.
Bail for all the men will be forth- i
coming as soon as they have appeared WANT HARNESS TO KEEP
before Commissioner McCormick, it
was indicated by C. A. Milam, local
merchant, who with his brother J. R.
Milam, wholesale grocer of Waco, was
in conference with the officers.
The Battery that Lasts
—Very often s motorist will report > BTAyAlP
BATTERY in his car that has been in use Tor two and_^
winter. Before you buy a battery, you owe it to yourself
to inspect the STANDARD.
—WE ALSO REBUILD BATTERIES of every make,
recharge and repair them in first classs condition. See na.
Standard Battery Service
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LUBA MESSAGES SUB-
JECT TO CENSORSHIP
By AseocUted Praas
New York, Aug. 29—The Commer-
cial Cable Company announced today
that all messages to Cuba were sub-
ject to censorship. The company said
it had been notified to this effect by
the Cuban government. No reason
touch with the Cuban situation, was
BOOIE8 OP DANCERS APART
SLOW RAIN WILL BENEFIT
CROP IN WESTERN TEXAS
Texas, Aug. 27.—A slow,
steady rain, which began at midnight,
continued to fall today. It will be ben-
eficial to crops, insuring a fair cotton
crop. This Is the first rain here of
any consequence since June 1. The
rain is general over this entire coun-
try, extending west to Pecos, east to
Ranger, north to Haskell and south to
By Associated Press
No* York. Aug. 28.—A device to be
worn by danders to keep their heads
In the proper positions and their bod-
ies the correct distance apart is want-
ed by the American Society of Teach-
ers of Dancing, and to this end; prizes
of $ll)0^350 and $23 were announced.
Monday at the opening of the society’s
46th annual convention In the Hotel
With the fox trot and its variations
holding forth almost exclusively on
tho* dance floor nowadays, the society
is also out for a new dance rhythm
and is willing to pay $500 to jta in-
ventor, according to President R. W.
Vizay of Milwaukee.
The one step, two step, half step and
whatnot steps are officially in the dls-
ca*d and Mr. Vizay says somebody
should be able to devise a zatisfactory
five step, seven step or some other
Btep to relieve the monotony.
The tendency, so far as dancing
teachers is concerned Is toward simp-
ler steps, interspersed with glides and
rests, in which the dancers come to
a complete stop for an Instant, ac-
cording to the expression at the meet-
ing. There is to be no movement of
tho body during the rests fl the teach-
ers havj their way. It is pointed out
however^ that the tendency among
teachers does not always control the
public tendency. Conservative danc-
es will often be dlsj^ted) it ^ras said.
“Less noise and more melody,’’ was
the keynote of the convention, sound-
ed by Louis B. Challf of New York,
first vice president, who said the so-
ciety would make a valiant effort this
winter to restore the waltz to its pop-
ularity as "queen of the dances.”
SIX DIE WHEN AUTO
PLUNGES INTO RIVER
Charleston, S. C., Aug. 29.—A man,
two women and three children were
drowned near Conway, South Caro-
lina, today, when their automobile
plunged through an open drawbridge
into the Waccamaw river. Those who
perished were Mr. and Mrs. Sutton
and their three children, and Mrs.
Marvin Connor, all of Conway. Mr.
Connor was Iff the car, but escaped.
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