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.ARMS CONFERENCE FAR ADVANCED IN ACTPAl RESULTS
Booze Clean up in City and County Continued; Arrest 14 at So. Amboy Perth Amboy and vicinity has been made the target of a grand clean-up on the part of federal pfohibition enforce* rnent officers and the prosecutor's detectives during the past week, the climax being reached over the week-end when j many raids were conducted resulting in several arrests. Federal Prohibition Enforcement Officer Sam H. Con'e accompanied by seven men from the prohibition office swooped down on Perth Amboy again today and raided the Columbia hall at 385 State street and the Flatiron Cafe at New Brunswick avenue and Washington street. At Colum bia hall 815,000 worth of liquor was seized while at the lat ter place the agents found about $1,000 of stuff. At Colum bia hall. Steve Pastrak. the proprietor, and Frank Sviatko, the bartender, were arrested, while at the Flatiron Cafe, J. Ger sten. the proprietor, was arrested. All will be arraigned before United States Commissioner John A. Delaney late today, Mr. Con e said. Federal Prohibition Enforcement Officer Sam H. Con’e and his “flying squadron” of assistants has terrorized this vicinity as the result of its unexpected and thorough raids on places suspected of violating the \ an Ness act. Saturday afternoon the Hotel Klein in New Brunswick was raided and Henry Klein arrested. Three other places in New Brunswick were raided during the afternoon, arrests being made in each place. Saturday night the entire force of Prosecutor Josph E. Strieker, assisted by the sheriff's constables, con ducted a raid on an alleged disorderly house in South Amboy which resulted in three women and eleven men being ar j rested. South Amboy had also received its share of viaita !! from Officer Con’e and his nmri during the week, as~dM„?f | Smith River and Milltown. The prohibition men are CftataflB jing their attention on Pertli Amboy and the summHH^| cities and the prosecutor’s office, instead of waiting for tli^^ local authorities to act, is again taking matters into its own ; hands and carrying on raids on a big scale. The charge that rurmsnea me foundation for the raid which was made today at Columbia Hall was selling whiskey and having whiskey illegally on the premises. The com plaints were drawn by United States Commissioner Franklin M. Ritchie in New Brunswick some days ago. Following the raids today Mr. Con e said that at the present time Mid dlesex county is drier than at any time in the history of New Jersey. At Columbia hall liquor was found in almost every room on the two ■ ! floors. In the rear of the main bar , room was a smaller room fitted up with a bar behind which was found a large quantity of liquor. In the rooms on the second floor were j found barrels and cases of wines, ' whiskey and variuus other liquors. In almost all instances no effort had • been made to hide the stuff. Bed | rooms were stacked with cases of , gin and whiskey and a small hall 1 j room contained live fifty-gallon casks, all of which contained liquor. ; In a bedrcom were fifteen empty [ alcohol tins, and cases containing I whiskey and gin. In all. four casks, | eight or ten five gallon jugs and | thirty-five cases of liquor were seiz ! od at Columbia hah. In a closet was a bag containing nettles of wine and liquors, all bearing and inventories under war revenue act 11*18 stamps, containing the name of L*. Spitzcr A: i Son. At the Fla.iron Cafe, the stuff was i found in r bed room on the second floor and in the kitchen. This stuff. . ! consisting of wine, gin and whiskey, , ; was in bottles and jugs. The federal [ offi-ers stated that Gersten had of . ] fered them money to leave the stuff • in the plat.- and go away. Gersten :\ informed Mr. Con’e that the stuff ’ was for l.is persona! use and that he ! had not sold ary since the prohlbi | tion law went into effect. He said . that h' had paid double tax on the stuff and had placed it in bottles ,! himself from th original wooden I containers. The federal officer* were assisted ' j by the local police department. Sol Kelsey, of the Hotel Madison, I appeared Saturday after..uon before ,! United States Commissioner John A. ] Delaney and was reUased under 1 $500 bail nn the charge of selling liquor containing more than one •: half of one per cent, of alcohol on : his premises on December 6, for a i hearing before the commissioner on ■j December 15 at 10 o'clock. The • I Hotel Madison was raided by Feder •1 al Prohibition Kntorcement Officer I, Sam H. Con e on Friday night. This . I was one of a series of raids carried ■1 on by the prohibition officer on Fri tj day. the first two being on places in 1 ! South Amboy and others on the ■ I Majestic Cafe and Hotel Madison I here. Mr. Kelsey Is represented by At torney Jacob M. Klein. Fourteen Arrests at South Amboy SOUTH AMBOY. Dee. 12:—Four ; teen arrests were made shortly af ter midnight Saturday night in a | raid on the Outside Inn. at 208 Bor i dentown avenue, by members of the j prosecutor’s staff assisted by sheriff s ' constables, the alleged disorderly j house being completely surrounded i by the officers who. at a signal. ' swarmed into the building and took into custody all present. There were three women and eleven men ar rested. all of whom were placed in a bus, which had ben secured for the occasion, and removed to the county I jail in New Brunswick. iUf mu JHUJ'I irvu: a LV, i Edward F. Diestal and Walteu Moore, were cliarge’d with conduct ing a disorderly house and running a gambling house as well, while the others were held as material wit nesses in the ease. An additional charge of violation of the Van Nea» act will also be made as the result of several containers with whiskey ■■ being found, according to the detet- ! lives. Bail was placed at $2,000 eu.h for Dlcstal and Moore, while the other nine hud their bail fixed ai $500 each. Those held as material witnesses are Mrs. Catherine Dies tal. thirty-two years old, and Mar ion Clark, twenty one yeara oil. both of whom live at the inn; Doris McDonald, twenty one years old of 38 West Kinney street. Newark: Everett H. M.ite, "5 Jeffers.i street. Othal. Mass.; William H Mead. 238 Madison avenue. Balti more: George Bunten. 539 Gan >-■ street. Perth Amboy; Thomas Cun Ftrcuiun l»ie> During Blase JERSEY CITY. Dec. 12.—Captain William Jot-son, of Fire Truck No. 8. was stricken with heart disease while the truck was responding to a small Maze last n ght and died while being taker- to the hospital, way. of 12 0 Stockton street. South Amboy: Otto Dietmeyer and Wil liam Van Schoeck, of Freehold; George Sullivan, of 41 Jersey ave nue. New Brunswick, and Harry Lind, of 29 Hudson street. Free hold. All of the oocupants of the house were brought to the county seat, arriving in the bus about 3 o’clock. Most of them furnished the neces sary bail and were allowed to go tlli wanted. The raid had been pre» arranged by Prosecutor Joseph E. str iker, he having Detectives Ferd A. David. William Fitzpatrick and John Ferguson acquainted with the facts and they in turn were assisted by the sheriff a men. rhe house u s ..mpletely surrounded at mid night. despite the fact that shade* were drawn and it had the appear ance that no one was stirring with in. When the detectives entered it was found the place was lighted up. John l'oe warrants were used by them in making the arrests a* they did not know what persons would be found there. The discovery of several contain ers, which the detectives say con tained whiskey, in a closet together with whiskey glasses behind the ua which had the appearance of being recently used, will result In charges of violating the prohibition act be ing pressed. Those arrested in the raid wen arraigned before Justice of the la ace Charles W sedam, who fixed bail. The three women were found on the .-e.-on.l floor of the house. -ij Tw o cars were taken by the offi cers and placed In Scully's garage, one of them bearing the licen— number 124431 X. J. and the other number 121S?6 X. J. Yesterday morning the owner of tie building was instructed to bar r. ale ihe place from intnirt—. As Mrs. Dieetal was being escort- j . i from the place she threw a roll of bills Into the hands of her four teet.-year-old son. with instructing* to take care cf himself. The last * agerlv deposited the money In hr* T>l U'\i »- T■* (.Continued on paff« 2) ———————— J r A Haw* open evsnisne till Xmas SCSI— ll-lS-U* r v p - Homeward Reservations Be come Matters of Import ance to Delegations AGREEMENT PERFECTED Saturday’s Action Outstand ing in Any Tabulations on Accomplishments WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (By The Associated l'ress).—The beginning of the second month of the interna tional conference on limitation of • armament finds it so far advanced toward achievement of ita announced i objectives, that in virtually every visiting delegation, discussion of homeward reservations have become ,,a matter of immediate importance. Outstanding in any tabulation on accomplishments is the four-power agreement reached in plenary ses sion Saturday. By this covenant, the United States, Great Britain, France and Japan “agree as between them selves to respect their rights in rela tion to the insular possessions nrd UUIIIUUUIIO >11 UIV — »• ciflc ocean” for the next ten years. On ratification of this agreement the Anglo-Japanese alliance long re garded with disquietness in the United States and several British do n^nions will be abrogated. '■•Limitation of naval disarmament y^Blhe first subject on the conference agenda remains practically in the * status in which it was found after Secretary Hughes had declared the American proposal for a reduction of capital ships to a "5-5-3” ratio basis between tho United States. Great Britain and Japan. Great Brit ain and Japan both accepted tho proposals In principles immediately, the former making reservation as to submarine tonnage and regarding some details of tho ten-year naval Construction holiday which was to ensue and Japan filing demands for • slightly larger proportionate ton nage. Interwoven with the ensuing negotiations has been the question tf Pacific naval basis and fortiflca tlon upon which no formal action has yet been taken but it is under stood Japan has received assurances of a continuation of the status quo. Land armaments have not yet been taken up beyond tho general discussion which followed the ad dress to the conference of Premier Briand, of France, outlining the posi tron of that country Coward any pro posal for reduction. It is the general impression that land forces in them selves will not bo taken up for any definito action at tho present meet . mg. Certain phases of the subject, ’ however, will necessarily be taken up by the committee to which was referred the task of drawing up rules of warfare. The conference of Pacific and Far Kastern questions, composing China. Belgium. Portugal and Holland in Addition to the five powers in the major conference have taken action as follows: k' . . - __f_it. A jAaopieu in j ovob.w.j - four "Root points" binding the nine participating powers to respect the ind^perdencc. territorial and ad ministrative integrity of China: to provide unembarrassed opportunities for China to develop and maintain an effective government: to maintain equal opportunities for all io China; to refrain from taking advantage of existing conditions to obtain special rights which woultj abridge the rights of friendly states. Adopted In plenary session resolu tions on extra territoriality provid ing for the sending of a commission of jurists to investigate conditions In China with a view to abolishing such rights and in the meantime agreeing tqttbolutlon in principle. Adopted7 in plenary session reso lution binding signatory nations to respect neutrality of China in any wars to which she was not a part. Adopted in plenary session reso lutions against treaties not in har mony with Root's four points. Adopted in committee of the whole resolutions declaring for withdrawal of foreign postofflees from China ami limiting use of for eign radio stations in China. Appointed experts committees to consider the question of Chinese fis cal automony. Received Chinese ten points dec laration setting forth the views of the Chinese delegation as to the principles which should be laid down to govern relations between China and other powers. | (Several of these are comprised In the matters already dealt with: others have not yet been taken up by the conference.) Debated the proposal that for eign troops be withdrawn from China. Remaining on the agenda are the roe 'firms of Siberia. Yap and Shan tere Siberia will bring before the >ri erenee several questions of the ' .• > « nature as were met with in t case or Chinr.. The island of \ » hae been the subject of nego t ::»ns between the American and einese governments which were < tirely apart from the internation al conference. These are said to be practically completed. Settle ment of the Shantung question has been undertaken in a separate con ference of the Japanese and Chi tsc delegates which already has re sulted in agreement on many im portant details. F. A. Hdw A has the Urgent stock Of Pyres and Mnjntlnn Is Middlesex County »0IS—lS-l»-tf» GRAND JURY IN PRESENTMENT URGES IMPROVEMENTS AT FERRY APPROACH Grand Jury Claims Too Many Small Cases Come Before That Body , „ FIND 22 INDICTMENTS I Judge Daly Dismisses Jury With Thanks—Banquet Served This Afternoon NEW BRUNSWICK, Dec. 12: — The September term grand jury tn concluding its work here this morn ing returned twenty-two indictments together jwith a presentment in which it urged "immediate action by the proper authorities to correct existing conditions" at the Staten Island ferry landing in Perth Amboy and again brought out the large number of small cases which are needlessly brought before the grand jury for consideration. Three of those against whom true bills were found, were arraigned be fore Judge Peter F. Daly and plead ed. John Wargo, of Perth Amboy, charged with carrying a revolver on Nov. 24, pleaded not guilty. Bail was fixed at *300, and Franklin M. Ritchie was assigned as his at torney. Joseph Forbf, colored, of Newark, pleaded guilty to a charge of carrying concealed weapons on I Nov. SO, and his case referred to Probation unicer tiuries .<■>»' - Wllliar* for investigation. CliPon Coleman, also colored and of New ark, arrested with Korbf charged with carrying a blackjack, pleaded guilty and had his case referred «o the probation officer. Juuge Daly read the presentment of the grand jury, ordered it placed on the minutes given to the press and referred to Supreme Court Jus tice James J. Btfrgen. *Tho grand jury was discharged by Judge Daly, who thanked the members for their services on behalf of himself and the people of the county. The ferry accident at Perth Amboy more than a month ago which resulted in « woman being killed and several knocked overboard when an auto mobile ran wild cr. the boat, was brought up In the presentment. The presentment in full follows: •Tn the course of our service on the September term of the grand jury of ibis county, it became our duty to investigate an accident re sulting in the death of Mrs. Kdith J. Sleight on the ferryboat of the Bal timore & Ohio railroad operating be tween Tottenville, in the state of New York, and Perth Amboy, this county and state. The investigation showed that the deceased was a pas senger upon the ferryboat and was standing near the bow of the boat as it upprouchud the ferry slip at Perth Amboy. An automobile being handled by one Joseph Nagy which had been . permitted to remain m gear, was started by the driver and propelled forward so that it ran into tho crowd of people standing near the bow of file boat, and crushed Mrs. Kdith J. Sleight against a post or pillar of the boat causing fatal injuries resulting in her deuth a short time later. This condition, wo leci unneces sarily exposes the foot passengers to the risk of being injured, that might easily ho avoided by slight altera tion in the design and layout of the present ferry slip so as to provide a mean3 to ingress and egress for the pedestrians separate from that used by vehicles. The traffic at this ferry i< »• heav.. that every conceiv able caution should bo taken to properly ar.d adequately protect all persons and vehicles that find it necessary to use the boat, otherwise further serious accidents that might result in loss o; loth property and life may bo anticipated. "An indictment for manslaughter was returned against Joseph Nagy, the driver of the car. In the course of our inquiry, h developed that the matter of handling and transporting both vehicles ami persons on the ferryboat of the liaitimore & Ohio railroad, operating between Tottbn vill-j and 1'erth Amboy, it has not reflected credit upon the carrier. It appears that up.'ii the boat landing at the s.ip in Perth Amboy, both pedestrians and vehicles must leave the boat by means of the same pas sageway, their being no separate means of exit for passengers and vehicles available. "We therefore recommend that immediate actioi. be taken by the proper authorities to correct exist ing conditions and eliminate possi bility of a recurrence of further ac cidents similar to that presented to this jran_ jury f >r investigation. To that end. we suggest that vigorous steps be taken that will result in either the Interstate Commerce Com mission the Public 1'tillty Commis sion or If need be, the state lcgisla ■ lure remedying existing conditions. (Continued on page 2> FOREIGN EXCHANGE BOOMS NEW YORK. Dec. 12 —Foreign exchanges continued their bouyant ( advance at the opening of today's ' trading. Demauds, sterling was I quoted at $4.18%. three and three eighths cents over- last week's high and a new record for several years. The Paris rate rose twenty-five points and gains of six and ten points were made respectively by German marks and Italian lyre. The Dutch rate rose 45 points and Swiss francs were twenty-two points above their normal value at 19.52. w Bail Eireann May NotReachBecision i i DUBLIN. Dec. 12.—The possibil ity that the Dail Eirean may not reach a decision on the Anglo-Irish treaty at its meeting here Wednes day w- s sjggesiert in informal dis cussion am r.g jali members at the mansion house today. Some of the Sinn Eein legislators thought Ka monn de Valera acting on the prin ciple of self determination might refer the question of ratification to the country at large. Among those arriving at the mansion house today were Arthur Clriflith Robert C. Bar ton and Erskine Childers. They were followed hv Michael Collin*. Dr. de Valera had not arrived early this r orning. Victor Cabinet Meets BELFAST, Dec. 12 (By The As sociated Press)—Sir Janies Craig, premier presided over a meeting of the i'lster party here today Inform ing his supporters of his recent conversation with Premier Lloyd George in London. It is unoffici ally reported the proceedings grew stormy when Sir James informed the meeting that Mr. Lloyd George had maintained an unyielding atti tude toward I'lster. It was intimated that except for a few changes the British premier declined to make any concessions, his attitude being "ther is the treaty and it stands." - . Mrs. Glickstein Drops Dead i While Viewing Body--Seek Girl in Case NEW YORK, Dec. 12—Mrs. Bona j Glickstein, seventy-six, innther of Dr. Abraham Glickstein, who was Ithot to deatli in his Brooklyn office | Saturday night, fell dead today from heart disease while viewing her son’s body. NEW YORK, Dec. 12.—Detectives hunting ihe mysterious woman who shot and killed Dr Abraham Glick stein Saturday night in his office in Brooklyn, today began a search among his women patients for one who may have had an imagined grievance agains* i.im. Efforts were made to identify fl.c slayer through ! the revolver which was thrown un der a 11.ok case in the physician's house after the shooting. The wea pon was concealed in g fur neck piece. Police are trying to trace the re volver number f*nm the maker to the seller and. if possible, to the .uyer.. Early this morning police ques tioned a young woman said to have . been an army nurse in France dur l ing the war Sh- was released after | being detained at police headquar ! ters in Brooklyn. NEARLY 100 APPLICANTS FOR POLICEMEN EXAMINED About 100 applicants for positions on the local police force reported at the high schmul Saturday after noon it 1 o’clock to take the nvn tal examinational Three class rooms were used by those taking the writ ten tests. Questions in arithmetic, spelling and those pertaining to city made up the examination. The tests were prepared and conducted un der the direction of John Hanson Jr. and Or. George W. Kithian. The papers are now being gone pvor and marked When this is done the marks cf the applicants will be turned over to the mayor who will then make appointments of eight or ten new officers, taking into con sideration the physical qualities of the applicants as well as their men tal condition. Each applicant was called upon to pass a physical as well as mental test. REYNOLDS AUTO DAMAGED BY FIRE A new body will be the extent of repairs necessary to prepare one of Reynolds Brothers* commercial au-1 tomobiles for use again after the fire j of uncertain origin this morning which occurred while the car was being backed out of the garage on ' Jefferson street. The driver, Chris] Bonne, claimed that the gas tank had j been overfilled, and while back-fir- j ing. some of the surplus petrol ig- | nited. The car was a huge blaze for several minutes until the flames were j extinguished by the chemicals brought from a nearby garage and j the fire company. — To Name West V irginia Man WASHINGTON, Pec. IS.—William j J. O’Toole of Gaty West Virginia. : will be appointed minister to Para- j guay. President Harding today told White House callers. Mr. O’Tooie. who is twenty-eight years old. will | be perhaps the youngest man ever ! appointed to a ministerial post in j diplomatic circles. His appointment i had he. n urged by Senator Elkins, Republican, W. Va. 1 _ _ NOTHING SO GOOD AS PURE, RICH. GOLDEN BLUE RIBBON BUTTER 1 PACKED IN SEALED CARTON 5,000 Policemen on Trail of Lucky Tommy O’Connor, Who Escaped Prison • CHICAGO. Dec. 12:—“Lucky Tommy" O’Connor, gunman and convicted slayer, was to have been led today to the death cell in Cook county jail to await hanging Thurs day morning for the killing of a policeman. Instead he was leading the combined force of 5.Q00 police and deputies a merry chase after a sensational escape front the county jail. Four Jail guards were overpower ed by O'Connor'and four other pris oners, but O’Connor's reputation as a killer suffered when he failed to use a revolver which had been smuggled to him, The jail break was described by Chief of Police Fitzmorris as a "frame up" between O'Connor and jail officials. The chief told his men to bring in O'Connor “dead or alive.” Searching inquiries also were started by State Attorney Robert CrowTe and Sheriff Peters. The sheriff suspended three guards and ulso offered a re ward of $500 for the apprehension of O’Connor. O'Connor's companions in flight are Edward Darrow. his cellmate, and James LaPorte, convicted rob I.OS Police reported at 9:51) A. M. they believed they had • O'Connor sur rounded in a house on the south Bide. Rifle squads and tear gas bombers equipped with bullet-proof steel shields, mounted on wheels were dispatched to the scene. Charles Fitzmorris. chief of police, today, threatened to suspend any policeman who tried to capture O'Connor alive and promised promo tion to the man who brings him in dead. "He will never surrender as long as he can shoot.” the chief said, "and I don't want my men to take any chances.” Fitzmorris was bitter in his de nunciation of conditions at the jail, lie charged O'Connor was literally shoved out of the jail by some of ficials inside. "Somebody in authority at the jail let him go free. It was a deliberate conspiracy. They gave him every thing hut a road map anil street directory,” said the chief. MOB OF WOMEN STOP GOAL MINERS FROM WORKING PITTSBFRGH. Kans.. Dec. 12—A mob of women estimated at 2.000. the wives and relatives of striking Kansas coal miners, adherents of Alexander Howat. stormed Mine No. 17 of the Jackson-Walker Company early today and prevented the miners employed at the mine from returning to work. The women appeared to have no leader and principally were foreign ers. The mob formed in Franklin about a mile from the mine. Men In a number estimated at 3.000 as sembled at Franklin but did not march on the mine. After 125 miners had been work ing at the Jackson-Walker shaft. Many have been going to the mines in their motor cars. The women stopped motor cars and ripped off side curtains. If miners were in the ears they were told they could not return to work. Other persons were compelled to stop their cars and wait until the women permitted them to go on. Declare Kxlra Dividend NKW YORK, Dec. 12:—The Northern Security Company today declared an extra dividend of six per cent, in addition to the quarterly dividend of four per cent. The company is a. former holding company for the Great Northern A Northern Pacific railroad. P A. Hdwr. for quality tivol nets In Walnut Cheats. »#S3—12-10-tf* A PROSECUTOR CRITICIZES LOCAL POLICE DEPTS. Prosecutor Joseph E. Strieker in a statement to the Evening News today, concerning the raid on Sat urday night in South Amboy and other raidc which the prosecutor's office has carried on during the past few weeks, holds that the raid dis closes a condition existing in the po lice departments where the raids have taken place. Particularly is this i true, according to the prosecutor, in i the ease of the Outside Inn, at South Amboy where its activities were known to the police of that city. Mr. Strieker's statement follows: "These raids disclose a condition existing in the police departments of the municipalities where the same have taken place. The one In South Amboy was a glaring outrage upon that city for the reason that the ex istence of Outside Inn and its activi ties were known to the local police department, to which complaint had been made some time ago. "The police department of any city has the same if not better facil ities to suppress places of the char acter of Outside Inn. This also holds good for any other violations. I hope the popular excuse on the part of I the police officials that the men of their department are known to of fenders and that no funds are avail able to enlist outside help, will in future be taken care of by the gov erning bodies, whose duty it is as much as it is of the prosecutor to incur necessary expense of thir rharacter in performing the moii important function of the govern ment, the preserving of law and or j der. If no direct appropriations are i made for this class of expense, it i= I high time a beginning was made al once. "The prosecutor's detective staf! 1 consists of three men and whenever it becomes necessary to employ ad ditional assistance an expense is saddled upon the county which prop, erly belongs to the municipality where the law is violated. The pros ecutor and his assistants should be permitted to confine their efforts tc the preparation of cases for tria after arrest rather than patrol the streets and precincts of the various municipalities throughout the coun ty, and especially those places whicl boast of a police department. Where none exists the sooner one is organ ized the better.” WHAT TONNESEN SAYS ! OF POLICE ACTION Chief of Police Niels J. Tonnesen in a statement issued this morning, said that he had received no further information in regard to the alleged operation of a gambling establish ment on the second floor of the Majestic cafe in Smith street. The matter will be investigated at once, ho added. Alderman John E. Sofield chairman of the police committee, made a like statdtTient. When Jorgensen's place was raid ed by Officer Con'e and his assist ants two weeks ago Con e charac terized the cafe as a gambling joint. On Friday night of last week when the second search was made, the ' agent says his men interrupted "book making" activities as they ascended to the second floor for the purpose of frustrating any at tempt to remove booze from the premises before the search was completed. After f*e raid had been conduct ed Mr. Cbn'e said the prohibition authorities had no power to put a stop to gambling, but that he thought the news would be interest ing to the Perth Amboy police. 1 Chief Tonnesen wishes to break up the alleged gambling in the city, according to his statement this morning that he is heavily handi capped by the difficulty in obtaining reliable evidence. In commenting upon the second visit of the pro hibition officers to Chris Jorgen i sen's place the chiel said that the raid had been carried out without his knowledge and emphasized the fact that if Con'e had appeared at headquarters and announced his purpose. local officers could have been on hand at the cafe when the building was searched. In this way. the chief pointed out. local officers empowered to stop gambling would have been witnesses to what ever was going on in the saloon. "I intend to get in communication with Mr. Ccn'e immediately." the chief continued "and see if he has real evidence. I am anxious to stop gambling in the city and will do all I can to break up cases that are referred t-j me. If Mr. Ccn e wil back up his statement by testifying to what h- observed while in Jor gensen’s piace. we shall be able tc follow up t.iis particular Instance.” The police chief maintained tha1 it was next to impossible to get evi dence by using members of the local police department, either uniform ed nr plain clothes, because thej are wed known abcut the city ant their approach would be a signal foi law breaker s_iP take to cover. H< also po.nted out the need for a spe cial fund to pay f'r the hire of met outside of the police departmen who could get the evidence. ! With an appropriation of $1.50( or *11,000 specially provided for the purpose by the Board of Aldermen he chief declared he would ther be in _ position to employ outsiders for "stool p geons.’ As it stands now the police t'c-perment can do little except follow up statements mad< by such mer. as Con e in the hope ol receiving definit- information, Chiel Tonnesen said. He again stressed the fact that the rai l had been pullec at the Majestic cafe without his 1 knowledge and that he was ingo ran: of what hud been discoverec there. Alderman Sofield stated that th< only solution he could sec would lie in sworn testimony offered by Office! Con’e. The aldern-.an admitted the possibility of truth in the charges made by the prohibition enforce mont official and said he would take the matter up with Chief T- nnes^r and Officer Con'e in an effort to es tablish ther. The police committee chairman also said he regretted tha the focal d.-partment was not in formed of the second raid on Jor gensen » cafe because of the proha I bility of obtaining direct evidence I offered by their presence had thej been on hand. CON’E BACKS UP HIS CHARGE OF GAMBLING Explaining this morning as to what he had seen in the course of the raid at Jorgensen's cafe. Prohi bition Enforcement Agent Sam. it. Cen t said that his men who claim to have seen bookmaking in progress when they invaded the second floor of the establishment would be will ing. if necessary, to testify at an in ijuiry* The prohibition official stated that while ho himseli had not seen race t* turns being taken from the tele phone, his men h »d informed hi? 1 ’ ifter the raid that such a proccs: was going on when they r.tcred tic room. The testimony of these as sisting officers had been to the ef feet that Mr. Jorgensen was seatei at a booth and was recording raci feturns upon a sheet before him. I nras also contended that an effor was made to hide the sheets whet the officials entered. Mr. Con e sail he had not been the first to go inti the cafe because he had been then before and was known as a prohibi non officer by reason of his previou: raid. SEALING OF JAP CABLE IS DECCARED MYSTERY WASHINGTON, Dee. 12.—State ' department officials declared them I selves mystified at the statement i issued last night by the Postal Tele j graph and Cable Company through its San Francisco office that the Guam-Yap cable had been sealed within the past three days by some persons unknown to the company. Officials said the cable in question which was seized and sealed soon after the I'nited States entered thr World War. never had been unseal ed. so far as they had been advised and title to it still remains with the allies and associated powers as pre scribed in the Treaty of Versailles. Heat your house with Steam. Hat Wa ter or Pipeless furnace on monthly pay ments F J l.arkln. 7«7 McClellan St Phone 565-R. M. W. S. if 6TH WARD REPUBLICAN MEETING TONIGHT SLOVAK HALL—316 81TTON 8T. j Member* Requested to Bring Friend* ARREST MADE IN RIG MAIL ROBBERY IN NEW YORI JERSEt' CITY. Dec. 12 (By Th Associated Press):—The first arrcs in connection with the $2,000,00' mail robbery on lower Broadwa; several weeks ago became known to day when Frank Calabrise* was or dered arraigned before Federa Commissioner Queen. Calabrise charged with the theft of four pack ages of registered mail, had beei i secretly arrested a month ago am J confined in jail here by postal in j . 'ecu rs. NOTICE PERTH AMBOY. X. J I The annual meeting of the stockholder of the First National Bank of Perth Am I »*>y will be held at its banking houae. 12* J Smith Street. Perth Amboy. N J.. Tues day. Janua - 10. 1022. *t 3 o’clock F M I for the election of directors and the trana • action of such other business as may reg ularly come before the meeting. JOHN IT O’TOOLE. Cashier. 91 —12-12-14-1 <•-19-21-IS-27-29-31* IN XXMORIAM • In sad and loving memory of our deal j daughter and sister Mtsa Edna Iverson who departed this life one year ago todav MR AND MRS. IVERSON AND FAMILY 9119—12-12-lt* P A Hdwe. for “Wear Ev«r” Alumlnunt ln Ktl.