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The New York herald. [volume] (New York, N.Y.) 1920-1924, March 27, 1921, Image 6

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500 LIQUOR PERMITS
ARE STOLEN HERE
Continued fram Firat Page.
watch tor them and aid In the appre
hension of any person presenting them.
Notice of the theft was given to pro
hibition directors, supervising agent.?,
collectors of internal revenue and per
sons holding permits to s?U in the fol
lowing telegram:
"Your attention Is called to the fact
that there were stolen ffom the office of
u Federal prohibition director on the
night of March 22. 1921, five hundred
(500) original (vendors copy) forms
1410-A, permit to purchase, bearing
serial numbers 118501 to 119000, inclu
sive.
"Your attention is called to the fact
that there were stolen from the offlco of
a Federal prohibition director on the
r.ight of March 22, 1921, five hundred
*500) original (vendors copy) forms
1410-permit to purchase, bearing
??rial numbsrs UIB01 to 111000. Inclu
sive.
"Persons holding permits authorising
the sale of Intoxicating liquor are not
permitted to make sale or delivery of
Intoxicating liquor on a permit to pur
chase bearing a serial number from
118501 to 119000, Inclusive, and any
sale or delivery of liquor on a form
bearing a-ny of such numbers will be
deemed as having been made without
any permit to purchase whatever and
in violation of the national prohibition
act. Upon any permit to purchase bear
ing one of these serial numbers being
j presented to a permittee he should im
| mediately advise this office by wire of
| the fact In order that steps may be
takcm to apprehend the person preaent
' lng tiin same.
"Permittees also are directed not to
honor any form 1410-A on which the
serial numbers appear to have been al
tered, and they should carefully scru
tinize each permit to purchase presented
to them with a view to determining its
genuineness. Where any permit to pur
chase, the serial number of which ap
pears to have been altered. Is presented
to a permittee he should also immedi
ately notify this office by wire.
"Directors, supervising agents and
collectors will promptly ackntrwied-ge the
receipt of this letter and directors will
take immediate ateps to forward a copy
t hereof to each permittee In their respee
I tive States." ?
1 Federal authorities and police were
Kctiv.- yesterday in .Brooklyn against
alleged violators of the Volstead law.
Lawrence Sicca of 81 Catherine street
and James Cllll of 81 Mulberrj street
were taken from a truck by Federal
agents at Cornelia street and SncdeUc
avenue. Brooklyn. There were ninety
! nine cases of liquor In the truck, a<$?
cording to the agents.
j Other arrests were Joseph Lucks. JI
Hudion avenue; Jaoob Docwessner and
j Frederick Soults, 145 Fort Oreene place;
John Osbcck and Kmll Olsen. 299 At
! lantlc avenue; Max Epstein, William
i Bowden and Frederick Hoppman, 298
I Central avenue.
4INSIDE JOBS SECRET
SERVICE MEN SAY
There is every Indication of an "in
side Job" In theft of 500 serial num
bered liquor permits from the office
of Charles R, O'Connor, State Prohibi
tion Director, on the eighth floor of
?lie hull.linfr at 4? West Twentv-aeventh '
ti ?< . lust Tuesday night.
1 Rw ro:u>*ry :? believed by secret Ser
vice Investigators to have occurred be
fore midnight on Tuesday and whs
the work of a person or persons well
acquainted with the premises and es
pecially the inner working of Mr.
O'Connor's office, as no other papers
were disturbed and no force other than
keys were used In obtaining the papers.
When clerks entered the office at 9
o'clock Wednesday morning the cur
tains were seen to be drawn for the
first time, so far la known, since the
premises have been occupied for the
last eight months. That fact aroused
susplclon.^as no one In that particular
room had worked the night before. An
electric Unlit in the centre of the rooin
also was turned on, which la not cus
tomary.
A few minutes later a clerk discov
ered the loss of the permits, which or.
Tuesday afternoon had been placed In
a tin strong box and In a locked filing
cabinet. A eearoh was then made of
other filing cabinets and desks contain
ing valuable records, which were found
intact.
Mr. O'Connor called In Hugh Mc
Quillan, head of the "Shoofly Squad,"
which ?'?* *ent 'here from Washington
tevert .Months ??:.? to uncover jfraft
unil other irregularities in connection
with the issuance of permits, forged pei'
n.lt.- and the alleged pajment'of bribes
to enforcement agents rind other Gov
ernment employees. Already several
former employees of the Prohibition r>i
reetor'e office and others are awaiting
trial as a result of the activities of
Mr. McQuillan and his men.
James J. Nolan, chief clerk In the oe
lice In the absence of Mr. O'Connor, who
is spending the week end at his home in
Hobart, X. Y., declared there were aus
picious circumstances surrounding the
-obbery, which he believed would be
cleared up In a short time, but Woula
rot talk further, pxcrpt to say that
Mr. McQuillan was (n possession of all
the facts thus far unearthed.
The t-lilbf or thieves evidently walked
town the eight flights of stairs, as the
night watchman, who also acts as the
t levator operator, does not remember
carrying an>' passngers alter 8 o'clock
on Tuesday night. Just how the "per
mit holder" emerged from the building
to the street is still a mystery. It may
be possible that the theft occurred an
hour or two after the office closed at 6
o'clock.
FORGED BOOZE PERMIT
PLOT IN NEW ENGLAND
Score of Warrants Said to In
clude New Yorkers.
Sptoial Despatch to Tim New Vork Hhraip.
Boston, March 2fi?Warrants have
been issued for the arrest of a score or
more of men In Boston and other parts
of New England and New York for an
alleged conspiracy to drain New Eng
land warehouses of stocks of bonded
liquor by means of forged permits.
Business men are involved in the con
spiracy In Boston, New York, Brooklyn,
New Britain, Worcester and New Haven.
Supervisor McCarthy. It is believed, will
be back in Boston in time to take charge
of the roundup.
A secret Investigation of the alleged
conspiracy has been under way for two
months under direction of agents of the
prohibition supervisor. Licensed non
beverage dealers, chauffeurs and boot
leggers are among the suspects.
FAIL KILLS A PATIENT
WHILE DOCTOR WAITS
Woman, 52, Loses Life Dur
ing Visit to Her Sister.
liiaa Sophie Doctor, 52 years old, of
fi!>7 West End avenue, fell out of a fifth
floor window of the Manhasset Apart
ments, 300 West 109th street, yesterday
afternoon, while calling on her sister,
Mrs. Dora Hay man. She was killed us
her body crashed to the sidewalk, nar
rowly missing a man who was walking
past. Dr. Charles E. Morris, Chief
Medical Examiner, decided that death
was accidental
The police reported that Miss Doctor
had been under the care of I^r. Chester
F. Whitney of 697 West End avenue for
a nervous ailment. Dr. Whitney had
railed at the apartment to see the pa
tient, it was said, when Miss Doctor
excused herself, saying she whs going
to a maid's room. A moment later she
was heard screaming at* she fell through
the half open window.
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