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THE, EVENING WORLD, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 1922.
N.Y. Gunmen Force Crew to Obey
Radio Orders of Bootleggers
Four Of f iccis of Steamship Korona Demand Investiga
tion of Municipal and Federal Authorities
A fcootlcirslnfr operation off this port In March In which tho stenshlp
V.mnL now lv.nr In the harbor of Cadiz, Spain, under libel, and the Globe
mhln Comtmnv. formerly of No. ISO Broadway, and Us ofllcel-a figured
-a revealed to-doy by tho publication In the New York Times Of a letter
from four officer of the Korona "r 7 f . m riuUr
....... 1 tr,.nMt,n rrow tho Indictments of Mark M. Gilbert,
President of tho Oloibe Steamship Company, and twelve .others. Includlns
,tho Captain of tho vessel, one l nies.
The letter charges collusion with the'
Globe steamship ofllclals of omccra of
the Prohibition Knforccmcnt and cus
toma service and also of policemen
who helped unload In Newtown Creek
barms upon which alcohol had been
transferred from tho Korona nt xoa.
Two days before the Korona left
thla port, ostensibly for Medltcrnwiran
ports and finally for Callso. rem, on
March 19, the vessel was given a pro
visional license for six months which
enabled her owners to operate her
under the "Peruvian flofr. The letter
exposing: the operations of tno Koruua,
fololws, In part:
"The steamer Korona originally
' was a Furnlss-Wlthy vessel under
Canadian registry, but purchased by
the Globe Line through one of their
dummy officers, an Englishman, Capt.
Barkly. A cargo, Including 400 drums
cf alcohol was received. The alcohpl
totalled 40,200 gallons, and the valuo
placed at between $500,000 to $800,000.
. "Arrangements were made with
parties in Greecejto givo fake land'ng
certificates for this alcohol, and have
It taken off at sea and ent to Now
York for solo to the venders.
"On March 19, at 11.S0 P. M., tho
Korona mysteriously- slid out of her
berth at the foot of mat Street, Hud
son River, and passed out to eea.
After thp vessel had' passed Liberty,
tho chief steward was nwakoned ti
voices and, upon Investigating found
accreted In one, of the staterooms
three gunmen heavily armed, and
-which we ascertained hod orders to
watch the chief steward, jwlrcless op
erator and second officer, also to shoot
any ono who might attempt to signal
for help, slop or leave the ship.
"The Korona arrived twenty-two
miles off Block Island, and a tug came
out to meet the ship. On the morn
ing of March 21 thero was thrown
aboard to the Captain a chart with
complete orders to proceed under
cover of darkness up to Newport, It.
I to discharge ttys alcohol.
"Tho vessel proceeded to the sched
uled spot and was met by two tugs
and canal boats of which all of the
crews, with the excoptlon of the en
tire steward's department, wireless
operator, second officer and engineers,
participated in the unloading.
"Tho .Korona started for ripaln,
leaving the barges and tiigs towing
for New York and later we Itemed
the United' States revenue cutter
t.jolncd in the towing.
"Thla alcohol we have been advised
was landed In Newtown Creek ac
tion, and that eighteen unlfonnol po
licemen discarded their coits and
caps to help In the transfer of tho
alcohol from tho barges to wa'tlng
motor trucks. .
"NOLAN 3. HARRIS.
-Chief Steward and '.'utser.
"ZACHARY TAYLOR. JONES,
2d Officer and Navigation Officer.
A. E. ANDREA
1st Ass't Engineer.
"A. B. ANDERSON.
Harris's home la at Lyong, N. Y.
Jones's family lives at Verona, N. Y,
Andrea's address In No. 622S Second
Avenue, Brooklyn, and Anderson
lives at No. 16S East 84th Street.
Manhattan. The first officer of the
ship who later abandoned It win E. H
Bcecher'of No. 61 West 91st Street
Others on board with New York ad
dresses were E. McLcod, the chef, "No 1
36 West 189th Street, and E. B. John-
son, second cook. No. 406 Cumber
land Street; Brooklyn.'
Eduardo Hlggmson, Consul (teneral
of Peru to New V'ork, said that he
had given tho Korona provisional pa.
pent as a Peruvian vessel In abtoluto
. : i
Ignorance that she was to be used In
Plague of Goats
Eating up Town
of West Hjpboken
Residents Appeal to Highest
Authorities to Stop Rav
enous Animals. '
Tho goats of Ann Street, West
Hobokcn, have got tho "goats' cf tho
residents of that thoroughfare to such
an extent that to-day they appealed
to the Board of Council to rid tho
street of these ravenous animals.
Residents complain that a dozen or
more nannies and billies, some with
horns and some without but all with
homs and some without, but all with
raising havoo. Morning newspapers
disappear In part or their entirety:
beautifully cultivated shrubbery has
shrunk to barren stubs: well-nurtured
lawns ore patchy wastes, while
prlred flower beds look as though a
scries of heavy frosts had devastated
Ono resident said ho expected to
wake up Homo morning and find His
front porch gone.
It Is claimed theHobokcn Board of
Health was appealed to, but no action
was taken. Now the Ira to residents
have complained to tho highest city
HAVE FREE FIGHT
Three special deputy sheriffs had n
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Second Avenue and 82d Street. Day
Ridge. Two were arrested on a charge
of assault. They are Richard Lyncn
No. 203 Gelston Avenue, Thorn ii
Chryatle. No. 313 59th Street, and Will
lam Grimths. No. 8,03 09th Street. liny
They are employed as night watch
men to protect the homes of wealthy
residents of the Bay Ridge section of
llrooklyn. Police say there was bad
feeling over charges that some one of
them had been trying to get away the,
They mot at a, corner of No Man's
Land and battled. Policeman Santln
llo of the Tort Hamilton Station sub
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