AntiqueSisters4

AntiqueSisters4
1976 Con - Vic - Jo

23 September 2011

District Court of the United States of America, Southern District of Alabama,
Southern Division. 1931 In Admiralty Case #2220 & 2221 Box 147
U.S.A. vs British Auxiliary Schooner “Deauville” and Order Distributing Liquors.
The court found the “Deauville” guilty of violation of the Tariff Act
The U.S. seized the schooner with the intention of using it for law enforcement, and 1,987 sacks of assorted liquors and 2 bottles of apricot brandy.
Also in the case files is a letter from the Board of Health Mobile, Alabama, Dr. C. A. Mohr stating he sampled the Canadian Club, Hiram Walker & Son, Indian Hill, Huntley Blend, Old Moss, Gold Label Bourbon, Green River & Golden Wedding, liquors were all “straight goods” and safe for medicinal use.
Listed below are the institutions which received sacks of liquor for medicinal purposes.
I researched these institutions [google.com & yellowpages.com] to see if any are still in service and have added what information I found. All were located in Mobile, Alabama unless noted otherwise.
1. Providence Infirmary....... 50 sacks ….. [www.Providencehospital.org] see #8 notes
2. Mobile Infirmary..... 50 sacks ..... [www.mobileinfirmary.org]
3. Atmore General …..30 sacks ….. [Atmore Community Hospital bhcpns.org]
4. Brewton Memorial ….. 30 sacks ….. [possibly dwmmh.org]
5. Maternity Home ….. 5 sacks ….. [possibly Alabama Maternity & Infant Home on Broad St. & St. Anthony St. originally Providence Infirmary] - [allenmemorialhome.net]
6. City Hospital …..50 sacks ….. [found no info]
7. Little Sisters of the Poor ….. 15 sacks ….. [littlesistersofthepoormobile.org]
8. T. B. Santitorium Mobile County ….. 5 sacks ….. [Lakeshore Foundation in Homewood, Ala. ?? lakeshore.org]
9. Benevolent Home, Government St. ….. 5 sacks ….. [found no info]
10. Old Folks Home (Negro) ….. 5 sacks ….. [found no info]
11. Baptist Hospital ….. 50 sacks ….. [1015 Medical Center Parkway, Selma, Ala. 36701]
12. Vaughan Memorial ….. 50 sacks ….. Selma, Ala. [vaughanregional.com]
13. King Memorial, Selma, Ala ….. 50 sacks ….. [found no info]
14. Monroeville Infirmary, Monroeville Ala. ….. 10 sacks ….. [possibly mchcare.com]
15. Board of Health ….. [mobilecountyhealth.org]
16. South Alabama Infirmary Jackson ….. 5 sacks ….. [no info found]
17. Red Cross Mobile ….. 12 bottles of whiskey ….. [redcrossalcoast.org]
18. U. S. Marshals …... handled the distributions & seizures ….. usmarshals.gov/district/al-s/
Notes;
You might also want to contact historicmobile.org and mobileroots.org
Interesting that no further mention was made of the two bottles of apricot brandy.

1 comment:

  1. Great job, where do we apply? Sampling for medicinal purposes. ha, ha,

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