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(2) Affiant further represents that owing to circumstances which subsequently arose he never made any effort to dispose of the said liquors, and has never paid to said Tansey the said note nor any part thereof and that he still owes said Tansey the face amount of said note, to wit: $95,000; and that said Tansey, so far as affiant is advised, is still the owner and holder of said note.
(3) Affiant further represents that the liquor hereinbefore referred to (approximately 1,722 packages) is the same liquor referred to in the bill of complaint filed herein and which is therein described as “about 1,700 cases of Grommes & Ullrich intoxicating liquor.”
(4) Affiant further represents that on March 30, 1923, and continuously at all times prior thereto, to wit: from the date of going into effect of the National Prohibition Act, the said Grommes & Ullrich was the holder of a permit from the Federal Prohibition Department, authorizing and permitting the said Gro'nmes & Ullrich to keep in its possession large quantities of intoxicating liquors and also to sell the said intoxicating liquors; that on March 21, 1923, said Grommes & Ullrich was the owner, and lawfully in possession of a large quantity of intoxicating liquors, including the liquor here in question, all of which liqnor had been laivfully acquired by said Grommes & Ullrich prior to June 30, 1919, and on all of which liquor the said Grommes & Cllrich, prior to said June 30, 1919, had paid in full all Federal taxes; that on March 24, 1923, alliant was the ois ner of 1,722 shares of the capital stock of said Grommes & Ullrich, a corporation, acquired as hereinbefore recited, and that theretofore the stockholders of said Grommes & l'lírich had voted to distribute the then remainiig assets of the said corporation in kind and pro rata to the stockholders, and that pursuant to such action of the stockholders, there had been distributed to afiiant to wit, 1,722 packages of liquor (said packages consisting of cases and jugs) being a part of the liquor then la ivfully owned and possessed by said Grommes & Ullrich as hereinbefore stated; that on said March 24, 1923, affiant made application in writing to the Federal prohibition director at Chicago, Ill., for a permit to transport the said 1,722 packages of liquor from the premises of the said Grommes & Ullrich at 114 West Illinois Street in Chicago, Where they were then stored, to premises at No. 2419 West Monroe Street, in Chicago, which premises it was declared would be used as a private warehouse by affiant; that subsequently and on March 30, 1923, the said application was approved and permit granted in accordance therewith, authorizing the transportation of the said liquors from and to the premises in said application mentioned, by Roscoe C. Andrews, who at that time was Federal prohibition director for the State of Illinois, a copy of which application and permit and of the instructions printed on the reverse side thereof, is attached hereto marked "Exhibit B” and made a part hereof.
(5) Affiant further represents that in and by said permit it was required that the transportation of said liquors must be completed on or before May 1, 1923; that such transportation was begun and completed on to wit, the 8th day of April A. D. 1923; that every movement in and about the transportation of said liquor was known to said Federal prohibition director, and was conducted in the presence and under the supervision of agents and representatives of said prohibition director, by whom they had been detailed for that purpose; and that all of said liquors were transported to and placed in the said premises at No. 2419 West Monroe Street in Chicago, Ill.; that the premises occupied by aff ant, and in which the said liquors were stored, consisted of the second and third floors of the building known as No. 2419 West Monroe Street; that said premises were equipped with steel doors and with steel bars over all windows, all securely lock d; that no one other than affiant had access to the said premises, and that no other goods were stored therein than the liquors hereinbefore mentioned; that the said premises constituted a private warehouse of affiant over which he had sole and exclusive control and dominion.
(6) Affiant further represents that prior to the date of seizure of said liquors by the United States marshal, a number of packages thereof had been taken and removed by burglars, being persons unknown to affiant, and affiant is informed and believes, and so states the fact to be, that since the said liquors were seized, and since they have been in storage in the Government warehouse, a number of other packages were taken and removed from said Government warehouse by persons unknown to affiant; affiant does not know and is not able to state how many packages were so taken, nor how many now remain in said Government warehouse, and affiant avers that he is not able to state the exact value of the liquor which now remains in said Government warehouse, but that the total value of all that remains is less than $95,000, which is the amount of said Tansey's lien.
(7) Affilant further states that he denies that he was guilty of any violation of
ROBERT J, MULCAHY.
Esther M. Conway, Notary Public.
CHICAGO, March 9, 1923. $95,000
Sixty days after date I promise to pay to the order of Harry S. Tansey ninetyfive thousand no/100 dollars at room 710, Chicago Title & Trust Co. Building, Chicago.
ROBERT J. MULCAHY.
March 24, 1923.
The undersigned hereby swears or affirms that the above statements are true;. that he is the sole owner of the liquors described above; that they were legally acquired and fully tax-paid, and may be legally used for beverage purposes in his private dwelling. This permit is not to be construed as a license or privilege to violate any State or local law.
ROBERT J. MULCAHY. Sworn to and subscribed before me this 24th day of March 1923.
FRANCES L. STEINER, Notary Public. The above application is hereby approved and permit is accordingly granted authorizing the transportation of the liquors described above from and to the premises mentioned, provided, however, that such transportation must be completed on or before May 1, 1923. Dated this 30th day of March 1923.
Roscoe C. ANDREWS, Federal Prohibition Director, State of Illinois.
This form is to be used for application for and permit to transport intoxicating liquor legally acquired and possessed for beverage purposes from the private dwelling of the owner or place of storage to a private dwelling or place of storage.
The applicant will give the location of the premises and the name of the occupant and the purposes for which such premises are used, such as "dwelling," "warehouse," etc.
Under "Kind of liquor,” in column 1, will be entered the description, as "John Doe whisky,” “Port wine," etc. In column 2 the number and kind of packages, as “I case," "12 quarts," “1 keg,” etc. In column 3 will be entered the serial numbers of packages, if any. In column 4 will be entered the quantity in wine gallons of each kind of liquor. In column 5 will be given the date when such liquor was acquired, the manner in which acquired, such as "purchase," and the name of the person from whom procured. If the liquor was procured subsequent to July 1, 1919, evidence must be submitted to show legal possession.
Before forwarding the application to the Federal Prohibition Director the applicant must appear in person before a person authorized to administer oaths and there sign and swear to the form. The officer taking the oath, unless he be a deputy collector of internal revenue, must affix his seal or other evidence of authority to administer oaths.
See article XV, as amended, of regulations 60, for further instructions relative to removal of beverage liquors. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Northern District of Ninois, 88: 1, Hoyt King, clerk of the United States District Court in and for the Northern District of Illinois, do hereby certify that the annexed and foregoing is a true and full copy of the original affidavit of Robert Mulcahy, one of the defendants, in support of motion to vacate decree and grant rehearing, with exhibits A and B thereto attached, in the case of United States of America v. Robert Mulcahy and Romain Blakesly, Equity No. 3798, filed January 31, 1925, in said case, now remaining among the records of the said Court in my office.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of the aforesaid Court at Chicago, Ill., this 18th day of February 1942. (BEAL)
Hoyt King, Clerk. .
(From the Chicago Tribune, Feb. 25, 1942) UNITED STATES DESTRUCTION OF WHISKY IN 1923 TO BE REVIEWED Government destruction of the 'liquid" assets of the old Grommes & Ullrich Corporation, whisky dealer, will be reviewed by the House of Representatives Committee on Claims, it was indicated yesterday.
Hoyt King, clerk of the Federal district court, said Representative Dan R. McGehee (Democrat, Mississippi) had requested files on the case after one of the company's stockholders, Harry S. Tansey, former municipal court bailiff, had filed a claim for $81,000 plus interest against the Government.
The company in 1923 passed out thousands of cases of choice spirits to stockholders in return for their investment. Tansey charged that prohibition agents unlawfully destroyed 1,722 cases-one for each share of stock-belonging to him. Ten stockholders, including Tansey, were freed by a Federal court jury in 1923 on charges of conspiring to violate the prohibition laws.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT Court,
OFFICE OF THE CLERK,
Chicago, February 24, 1948. Re Harry Tansey, D. C. 10979 and 11474. Hon. Dan R. McGEHEE, Committee on Claims,
House of Representatives, Washington, D. C. MY DEAR CONGRESSMAN: Beg to refer you to my letter of February 18, 1942, in which I asked you to advise this office whether you wished the record of the depositions taken in New York City and which are a part of the files in case 11474.
I am enclosing three certified copies of the final orders of the above cases. I stated in my previous letter, there are no exhibits on file or record of the testimony taken during the trial. Yours very truly,
Hoyt King, Clerk.
In the District Court of the United States for the Northern District of Illinois,
Eastern Division, Saturday, December 1, 1923. No. 11474
The United States v. Grommes & Ullrich et al. Present: The Honorable Evan A. Evans, judge.
This being the day and hour to which the further trial of this cause was on yesterday continued come again the parties by their attorneys and the defendants in their own proper persons; come also the jury who were duly elected, impaneled, and sworn herein as aforesaid and the trial of this cause proceeds and the jury now here after hearing all the evidence adduced, arguments of counsel and charge of the court retire to their room with a sworn bailiff to consider of their verdict and afterwards return into court and render their verdict and upon their oath do say, "We, the jury, find the defendant not guilty."
Therefore it is considered by the court that the defendant go hence without delay.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Northern District of Illinois, 88: I, Hoyt King, clerk of the United States District Court in and for the Northern District of Illinois, do hereby certify that the annexed and foregoing is a true and full copy of the original order entered December 1, 1923, In re United States v. Grommes & Ullrich et al., D. C. 11474, now remaining among the records of the said court in my office.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of the aforesaid court at Chicago, Ill., this 18th day of February 1942. (SEAL)
Hoyt KING, Clerk.
In the District Court of the United States for the Northern District of Illinois,
Eastern Division, Monday, October 6, 1924 Present: The Honorable George A. Carpenter, judge.
Comes Edwin A. Olson, attorney for the United States and for good cause shown, it is hereby ordered that the United States marshal of the northern district of Illinois, be and he is hereby authorized to dispose of the exhibits at private sale to any person having a permit to buy liquor under section 27, National Prohibition Act, the proceeds to be covered into Treasury of United States to credit of mis. cellaneous receipts, or to destroy any exhibits not found salable, in the following cases, United States v. Grommes & Ullrich; D. C. 10979 and 67 others.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Northern District of Minois, ss: I, Hoyt King, clerk of the United States District Court in and for the Northern District of Illinois, do hereby certify that the annexed and foregoing is a true and full copy of the original order entered October 6, 1924, In re Grommes & Ullrich, D. C. 10979, and 67 others, now remaining among the records of the said court in my office.
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto subscribed my name and affixed the seal of the aforesaid court at Chicago, Ill., this 18th day of February 1912. (SEAL)
Hoyt King, Clerk.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
March 20, 1942. Hoyt KING, Esq.,
Clerk, United States District Court, Chicago, I. DEAR MR. King: I take this opportunity to thank you for your letter of February 24 with enclosures.
I am wondering if there are any further orders or decrees in the equity case, 11474, Harry Tansey v. United States. If so, would you furnish me by return mail with copies of same? Thanking you in advance for your cooperation in this matter, I am Yours very truly,
Dan R. McGEHEE, Chairman.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT,
OFFICE OF THE CLERK,
Chicago, March 21, 1942. Re Harry Tansey-Equity 3798, criminal 11474. Hon. Dan R. McGEHEE, Chairman, Committee on Claims,
House of Representatives, Washington, D. C. MY DEAR CONGRESSMAN: Your letter of March 20 received in which you asked if there were any further orders or decrees in equity 3798, and am advised by Miss Joyce of the Equity Department, there are none.
Beg to refer you to my letter of February 24, 1942, in which I asked your advice as to the following. In criminal case 11474 depositions were taken in New York City which are part of the files in this case, but to date have received no answer; would you like us to forward these depositions?
For further reference, refer to my letter of February 18, 1942, which explain in detail as to these depositions. Yours very truly,
Hoyt King, Clerk. O