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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- !
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
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)
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r A Haw* open evsnisne till Xmas
SCSI— ll-lS-U*
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Homeward Reservations Be
come Matters of Import
ance to Delegations
Saturday’s Action Outstand
ing in Any Tabulations on
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
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
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
Grand Jury Claims Too Many
Small Cases Come Before
That Body , „
Judge Daly Dismisses Jury
With Thanks—Banquet
Served This Afternoon
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>
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
Bail Eireann May
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
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
Police are trying to trace the re
volver number f*nm the maker to
the seller and. if possible, to the
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.
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.
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 _ _
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
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
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
"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.
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*
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
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
"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.”
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
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
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.
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
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:
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
j Member* Requested to Bring Friend*
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.
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.
91 —12-12-14-1 <•-19-21-IS-27-29-31*
• In sad and loving memory of our deal
j daughter and sister Mtsa Edna Iverson
who departed this life one year ago todav
P A Hdwe. for “Wear Ev«r” Alumlnunt
ln Ktl.

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