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VOL. XLV. No. 56. PERTH AMBOY, N. J., TUESDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1924. THREE CENTS E,Kii"“r.d*B» c.i-mS?1'
f Public Hearing Tonight On 1925 Budget By Aldermen!
r RUM RUNNER AND CARGO CAPTUREBj
I MAYOR SIGNS BUDGET
P MEASURES; OPPOSED
TO SEVERAL MATTERS
j
Puts Signature on Measure So
That Public Hearing Can
Be Held Tonight
^ * letter gives reasons!
No Provision Made for More :
Policemen, He Points Out
—Expect Big Hearing

.
The public hearing on the 1025
cltv budget will be held tonight in
city hall at 8:30 o'clock at which
time an volte will be given an op
oortunity to sneak on this subject.
The mavor has signed the resolution
containing the 1921 budget ligures In
order that jt might be legally
brought up for a public hearing to
night. he announced this morning,
although he objects to several items
is they appear in the budget.
The mayor's letter, which accom
panied the signed budget resolution,
is as follows:
X "Hon. Hoard of Aldermen.
I "Dear Sirs:
} "I am placing my signature on the
I attached resolution in order to prop
l',. | erly legalize the nearing of Decem
ber 30, 1924.
“There are several items, however, l
of whicli I do not approve, one is
the . anticipated revenues from the
water department of $65,000 and the
increased amount appropriated to the
lire department.
"I do not know, officially, why. the
appropriation in the fire department
is more than doubled over last year’s
appropriation, which was more than
ample to take care of the 1924 re
quirements. If it is with the idea of
installing a paid fire department, 1 -
feel that this amount is not suffi
cient, and that before a paid depart
ment is acted upon it is our duty to
put the proposition squarely before
the people who pay the bills, as they
are the ones who elected us to office
for the purpose of looking out for
their interests.
"I feel that the proper way to do
this *- by referendum.
"Respectfully yours,
"W. C. WfLSON,
"Mayor."
Although he aid not mention men.
ih his letter, the mayor this morning
spoke in particular about the failure
of the aldermen to make any allow
ance for additional policemen on
tile force next year. The appropria
tion is the same as in 1924 despite
the fact that the chief and mayor,
have asked the board of authority to
add twenty-five new policemen to
th« force. , ,
"The police force today Is smailei ,
than it was four years ago.” Mayor
Wilson said, “this having been
» caused by several vacancies which
have never been filled. Perth Am
boy is unprotected, there being
times when only three men comprise
V an outgoing squad. Perth Amboy Is
m traversed by a great amount of for
eign automobile traffic and increased
police protection is needed to keep
down the number of accidents and
deaths from automobiles. The resi
dents here deserve better i
of their homes and stores, but this u
not possible with tho present small
force of men.
“The aldermen cannot refuse my
request for more policemen on the
grounds that it will mean a big po
litical plume in my bonnet as the
records will show that almost one
half of the men appointed by me
four years ago were Democrats The
aldermen must approve of my ap
polntments after authorizing the
naming of a certain number of new
nolicemen and 1 sincerely hope an
allowance is made In the 1925j budget
which will make possible better po
llci protection here.”
While discussing the police due®
tion. tho mayor said he hoped t
aldermen would see to increase the(
chief’s* salary *300 next year as re-]
quested several weeks ago.
v "Last fall." Mayor Wilson said.
I "we heard much of the ‘"fo^a ralL
I the aldermen to provide for a ran
L road crossing at Pulaski avenue and
■ Payette street, making It possio.e
* t0 better connect the sections on
the opposite side of the railroad
tracks** I do not see any allowance
ir,ade 1n the 1925 budget for this
work which I maintain is of
Importance to the advancement or
the city and the comfort and con
venience of this living in that imme
diate vicinity. „
"There Is another item I
has not been increased in “>is bud
get That is the lamps and lights ap
propriation. Last fall there was
considerable talk of
“White way being installed heie
along outer Smith and State streets
New Brunswisk avenue. Hall ave
nue Maple street. The aldermen
pccurc.l estimates as to the cost of
this work hut went no farther.
“Parks and playgrounds. I believe
should he given more serious atten
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YES!
i Wo Do Retreading—A New Tire
« Guaranteed With Each Retread
A THE TIRE SERVICE CO.
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Prevented from Jumping in
Front of Train in New
York Subway
NEW YORK, Dec. 30:—Distracted
by homesickness Jacob Socan, twen
ty-seven, an immigrant laborer o£
Perth Amboy, N. J.. attempted to
hurl himself in front of a suibway |
train at the Wall Street station dur-j
ing the rush hour this morning, after]
a patrolman had refused to lend him
his revolver to commit suicide. Socan
was caught at the edge of the plat
form just as he wq.s about to leap
and was taken in a straitjacket to I
Bellevue Hospital for observation. I
He has been employed at Perth j
Amboy since his arrival here ten;
days ago from Esthoni .
COOLIDGE HOPEFUL, BUT NOT
CERTAIN OF CONFERENCE
WASHINGTON, Dec. 30—Presi
dent Coolidge is hopeful but not cer
tain that it will be possible to hold
another international naval disarma
ment conference within another
year.
Whenever the time for such a
conference is propitious. Air. Cool
idge will exert his influence to bring
it about, but at the present juncture
he is unable to determine when con
ference might be called • with fair
prospects of success.
AVENEL MAN ARRESTED
ON CHARGE OF ASSAULT;
Patsy Semok, seventeen, of Avenel,!
was arrested by Lieutenant Detective ;
Joseph Gutowski, assisted by Captain !
of Detectives Jim Walsh, of Wood
bridge, in this city last evening on!
an assault and battery charge in
connection with the holdup of
Kellie Brewton, of Avenel, on Christ
mas eve. The prisoner was turned
over to the Woodbridge department
representative. He will be given a
hearing tonight.
HEAR BROKER IN FORBES CASE
CHICAGO, Dec. 30 (By The Asso
ciated Press):—John H. McGibtbon,
Chicago insurance broker and long
time friend of John W. Thompson,
wealthy building contractor and de
fendant with Charles It. Forbes, for
mer directo of the United States
Veterans’ Bureau, in a trial for con
spiracy to defraud the government i
through veterans’ hospital contracts, !
was recalled today for further exam
ination in behalf of the defense.
Mi-Gibbon was on the stand when
court adjourned yesterday. Ten
other witnesses had been called by
the defense to testify as to the repu
tation of Elias H. Mortimer, the
chief government witness, and as to
details of the veterans’ bureau ad
ministration under Forbes. Eight
witnesses teetlfled to Mortimer's gen
eral refutation as to truth and vera-,1
city wr.s bad.
Hear Auto Damage Case
NEW BRUNSWICK. Dec. 30.—A
jury before Circuit Court Judge Peter
F. Daly is hearing today the $25,000
automobile damage suit brought by
Irene and Ole M. Olsen, of Perth
Amboy against Walter Carow, of Ro
selle. The case is the result of an
accident at the Lincoln Highway and
Linden which took place on October
29, 1922.
Many Die in Cold
BAKU, AZERBAIJAN. Dec. 30
(By The Associated Press).—Heavy
Bnow storms and bitter cold prevail
throughout the Caucasus, entailing
considerable loss of life and causing
much suffering and inconvenience.
Eight persons were found frozen to
death last night. Railroad commu
nication with the whole trans-Cau
casian region Is seriously impeded.
Advance of Science
WASHINGTON. Dec. 30.—Latest
scientific observations ranging from
earthquake causes to the effect of
X-rays on fertility were the subject
of numerous papers prepared for the
general and sectional meetings to
day of the convention of the Ameri
can Association for the Advancement
of Science.
At the formal opening of the'con
vention last night Secretary Hughes
delivered an address emphasizing the
value of International co-operation
In scientific research, and Dr. Charles
P. Walcott, retiring president of the
association, spoke on "Science and
Service."
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That Is Report Today—Would
Be Popular Selection,
It Is Declared
CONFERENCES ARE HELD
Water Board, City Marshal
and Clerk of Tax Board
Jobs Are Open
In order to make the appoint
ments to HU the vacancies in the
various branches of the city govern
ment at the organization meeting of
the Board of Aldermen at noon of
New Year's day, conferences are now
being held by the board at which
candidates for the various positions
are being considered. The principal
vacancies occur this year as follows:
Water board commissioners, office of
city marshal and clerk of the tax
board.
The name of Albert G. Waters,
former alderman from the second
ward, who last November was de
feated for mayor when he was a
candidate for this office on the Dem
ocratic ticket, is being mentioned, for
appointment on the water board to
fill the vacany caused by the expira
tion of the term of Frank Stas, lie
publican. James J. Garland has
also been mentioned as a candidate
for this oflice, but it is learned from
a reliable source that Mr. Waters,is
considered the logical candidate lor
this appointment and that he can be
named as a water commissioner if he
so desires.
It is said that several candidates
are being considered for the appoint
ment of clerk of the tax board, which
office is now held by John Hunt, a
Republican. Just who these candi
dates are could not be learned today.
As the city marshal and the com
missioners of assessment are Demo
crats it is not likely there will be
any change in these appointments,
the present officeholders probably
being renamed for another term.
John Waverczak is the present city
marshal while the commissioners of
assessment are Valentine Prevosniak,
Soren Olsen and Patrick Toolan.
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
DISCUSSES CAMPAIGN
Plans for the membership cam
paign of the Chamber of Commerce
were discussed at length at the meet
ing of the directors of the chamber
yesterday afternoon. The campaign
will begin January 21. the members
doing the work without outside aid.
Arrangements are now being com
pleted for weekly director meetings
and quarterly membership meetings.
Several communications have been
received during tho past few days
Inquiring concerning locations in this
city and vicinity suitable for factory
purposes.
LOS ANGELES IN FLIGHT
LAKEUL'RST, Dec. 30. — The
dirigible Dos Angeles began a two
hour flight at 10:15 A. M., today to
test the water recovery system
which was frozen during a trial
flight on Monday of last week. Com
mander J. H. Klein, Jr., In charge,
said that the ship would cruise in
this vicinity.
RELEASED IN BAIL
NEW BRUNSWICK. Dec. 30—
Raymond Stillwagon. twenty-six. of
New Market., driver of the car which
overturned Sunday night killing two
young women and probably fatally
injuring Raymond Phillips of Mata
wan. was arraigned before County
Judge Kirkpatrick of New Bruns
wick late yesterday and released in
$3,000 ball for grand jury action on
a charge of manslaughter.
NO SKATING
Patrolman Aaron Franzblau was
detailed to the water works pond on
outer Smith street this afternoon by
Chief Tonnesen to look over condi
tions and reported back that the
pond was unlit for skating.
Steps on a Man
NEWARK, Dec. 30.—Meta Cohen,
15, stepped on a man when she step
ped out of bed in her home at 326
Peshlne avenue to investigate a noise
today. The Intruder lay stretched
out on the floor partially under the
b d. He escaped by jumping ten
feet to a yard.
War on Bootle
WASHINGTON, Dec. 30:—Means
of preventing spread of the Japa
nese beetle in shipments of nursery
stock were discussed today by nur
serymen and slate officials concerned
and experts of the federal horticul
tural board.
Start the New Year right: order that
Ford today and get It. Dorsey Motors,
Inc., open eeealnae.
1 Slot— it-j
NEW PROTEST MADE
ON SHORE K15HWAY
PLAN AT HEARING
CITY MANAGER ELECTION
CAPE MAY, Dec. 30. — The
city of Cape May today is vot
ing on tlic question of changing
from a city commissioners to a
city manager form of govern
ment. If the proposition is
adopted another election will
be held to elect.
Three advisers who will ap
point a city manager at prob
ably $5,000 n year. The election
has created much interest in
southern New Jersey.
Investigation Decided Upon at
Meeting of House Commit- i
tee at Stormy Session
_ I
WASHINGTON, Dec. 30:—Jus*, as j
the House naval committee was
taking a first step toward a naval
investigation today, the White House
revealed tha. President Coolidge still
is hopeful of another international
arms conference within a year.
Mr. Coolidge is not entirely con
vinced that such a venture will be
possible, but he still i*._on. thf^ Look
out for a favorable opportunity to
call such a conference to discuss!
naval armaments. His general atti-j
tude remains the same as that stated ;
fn his message to congress, when he !
called attention to the steps for a I
conference taken by the League of |
Nations and declared the outcome of
that proposal must be awaited be- j
fore there could be a definite deci- |
sion.
A motion was adopted to call t*
retary Wilbur before the comtni..
January 8. to make such recommen
dations as he might deem expedient. •
Chairman Butler announced that *
durin the discussion he had been in
formed unofficially President Coo- j
lidge expected a conference to be j
held within a year looking to fur- !
ther naval disarmament.
The appearance of Secretary,
Wilbur before the committee is ex
pected to open up a wide Held of in- j
quiry as to the administration’s atti- !
tude toward naval strength in gen- !
eral and toward further attempts at
armament limitation.
In discussing with his colleagues
the feasibility of questioning the
secretary on broader phases of the
naval question Chairman Butler, of
the House committee, said he want- |
ed the committee to do nothing that i
might Incite any other nation, and I
did not care at this time to take up'
an examination of the ‘‘war condi-!
tion’’ of other countries.
’’We are in a feverish condition," j
the chairman added.
Representative Britten of Illinois, j
the ranking Republican on the com- I
mittee, declared there seemed to be,
a "definite and avowed purpose” by j
some members to keep the secretary j
from appearing. Possibly, he assert
ed. this was because the questions
might go “too deep.”
"If we are afraid to have the sec
retary come before us,’ 'he added, i
"let us go on record to that effect.” j
Representative Vinson of Georgia, I
the ranking Democrat, favored con-!
sideration of a pending bill to!
smooth out certain irregularities In j
the service, and several Republican '
members supported his view. Asked i
by Mr. Britten if he opposed calling!
the secretary, Mr. Vinson replied he1
would welcome a sweeping inquiry, j
"When he Democrats turned over
the government the nation had the
greatest fleet on earth. ” he said,
“and I would like to know what has
become of it.”
Among the Democrats supporting
the move to call Mr. Wilbur, was
Representative McClintic. of Okla-!
homa. He opposed taking uo the
equalization bill and favored finding
out what recommendations the sec
retary might make.
Bandits Escape
NEWARK, Dec. 30.—Two men.
who early today entered a delicates
sen store to purchase a bottle of
milk, covered William T. Aierstok,
proprietor, with guns and took $87
from him. The bandits escaped in
an automobile.
Start the New Year right; order that
Ford today and get It. Dorsey Motors.
Inc., open evenings.
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MASQUERADE BALL
New Year’s Night
January 1st, 1925
Given By Original Hebrew
Ladies’ Benevolent Society
At Masonic Temple on State St.
4 Prizes In Gold
Children Not Admitted
Mk.JH
Madison Township Ass’n in
Large Numbers at Meeting
Called by Freeholders
« ————
EXPENSES ARE STRESSED
Louis Booz Acts as Spokes
man for Delegation Attack
ing New Plan of State
XEW BRUNSWICK. Dec. 30.—Al
the meeting of the Board of Free
holders held at the county record
building last night tor the purpose
of hearing comments upon the pro
posed plan of the State Highway
Commission to widen the road from
South Amboy to Keyport, .Louis P.
Booz, engineer of Perth Amboy, ap
pearing as a representative of the
Madison Township Improvement
Association entered a strong oojec
tion against the new route object as
outlined by the State Highway Com
mission to relieve the shore route
jam. Forty members of the associa
tion appeared personally at the
hearing. The engineer pointed out
that the widening of the Morgan
meadows would be an expensive
undertaking, that the enterprise does
not warrant the expenditure of j
huge sum of money and further con
tended that after the work Ijtis been
done, it will not solve the problem
which faces the motorist at the
present time.
Mr. Booz pointed out that after
the present plan has been completed
by the commission, the stagnation ol
U*ttic a? South Amboy will remain
apparently TheTnfifTe. The forty loot
road now contempluied will only take
care of about 35 per cent more traf
fic, the engineer said but the length
of {he improvement is not far enough
south to bring any material changes
In helping the traffic problem.
He suggested, as has been done at
previous hearings, the Cheesequake
road. The inland route will cost less
money, the engineer said, than the
improving of about 3.000 feet across
the meadows. “It will take over five
years to properly build up the strip
of swamp,” Mr. Booz said. Here the
representative remarked that land
owners along the Cheesequake road
are ready and willing to give a strip
of land to the state free for the pur
pose of adjusting the inland route,
which would allow traffic to proceed
at a rate of thirty miles an hour.
The engineer said that from gen
eral observation made, motorists even
today uBe the inland route, despite
the fact that it is not paved. "Driv
ing through the peaceful countryside
without the stress and flurry of traf
lic jams is made a pleasure and many
motorists jirefer the inland route or
better known as the Cheesequake
road.
Franklin Buchanan, assistant to
County Engineer Morgan F. Earson,
produced some interesting figures at
the hearing. He said that the pres
ent proposed improvement of the
State Highway Commission will cost
in the proximity to $1,500,000. The
inland route, the Cheesequake road,
as advocated by the people could be
improved at a cost of $1,450,000, Mr.
Buchanan said, adding that in this
sum is included a figure of $300,000
for the acquisition of lands along the
route.
Sti
at hearing said that the highway
commission must function within
the law and accordingly afford re
lief for traffic. The highway com
missioner said that even if the legis
lators at the forthcoming session
vote to extend the route No. 4, over
Cheesequake road as advocated by
the freeholders and others, the com
mission would not be able to finance
the improvement, as the $40,000,000
bond issue on which the commis
sioners are working stipulates just
where the money Is to be expended.
Mr. .felin said that engineers of the
highway commission have been
making studies or the situation for
over a year and that all points have
been given due consideration.
Mr. Jelin asstfrred the freeholders,
however, that, should they plan to
improve the Cheesequake road,
which is a county supervised high
way, he would do his utmost to se
cure state aid for the improvement.
He also remarked that the present
state highway project of the com
mission to widen the road will be
completed by the spring of 1926.
Mr. Booz at the conclusion of the
hearing suggested that the real solu
tion would be to build a twenty foot
wide road from South Amboy to
Eatontown, a stretch of about twenty
miles which would run parallel to
the present route. He estimated the
cost at $1,000,000.
It was resolved to appoint a com
mittee which would meet the State
Highway Commission on Tuesday
afternoon of next week to look into
the legal aspects of the situation and
determine whether the highway
commission's powers are as curtailed
as they seem to be.
The committee includes the entire
Board of Freeholders, County Solici
tor Frederick Richardson. Mr. Bu
chanan. Mr. Booz, five members of
the Madison Township Improvement
Association, William Gross, Richard
Burlew Sr.. Robert Higgins, James'
Burlevv and Louis Schnimetsier I
FRENCH DEBT
— ^
Unequivocal Report Made by
French Denies Disavowing
Debts of World War
WASHINGTON CHEERED
Next Year Will See Action in
Paying Debt Is Belief
of London
WASHINGTON. Dec. 30—Presi
dent Coolidge has drawn no hasty
conclusions from the recent swirl of
developments surrounding the
French war debt and sees no occasion
for action by the American govern
mtnt on the basis of present advices.
The President is watching the sit
uation closely, however, and should
there be any indication of a move
by the French government to repu
diate its objections, it might Influ
ence the White House strongly in
its attitude toward the flotation of
private French loans in this country
While there Is no legal restriction
giving the federal government au
thority over loans which foreign gov
ernment's seek to place with private
interests in this country, the advice
of Washington usually is sought by
the prospective investors and usually
is sufficient to determine the fate of
any such venture.
Unequivocal assurance front the
French embassy that France had no
thought of disavowing her war debt
to United States had served largely to
day to noilify the wave of apprehen
sion enveloping the American capital
on the heels of what was construed
as.a bin.? from Paris of the. possibil
ity i such a course.
Jn relterntine the Intention of
their covti-roent to meet its obli
gations embassy officials took occa
sion to explain the legal exactions
concerning the new balance sheet re
cently given out by the French min
istry of finance which, by omitting
all reference to the American debt,
appears to have given rise to the
concern here.
Because it comes under the class
of contemplated expenditures which
are indefinite :t« to time and for
which there has been no off- "'ng
appropriation, the American (it.
the embassy declared, under a ro
vision of law preventing inclusion
of such items In the budget, could
not be carried In it. The omission,
the embassy officials emphasized,
had no significance whatever as to
the intentions of their government.
The explanation given at the em
bassy- last night followed a day of
gathering reverberations here which
reached outspoken warning on the
floor of both the senate and House
against any program of debt repu
diation bv the French government.
Diplomatic amenities precluded
any formal comment on the incident
by the administration itself but Sec
retary Hughes held a long confer
ence during the day with Assistant
Secretary Wadsworth of the treas
ury. who is secretary of the Amer
ican debt commission and there were
plain indications of astonishment in
administration circles. Of the ad
ministration's emphatic dissent from
any program of debt cancellation
there was left no doubt.
1925 Ideal Time
LONDON. Dee. 30 (By The Asso
ciated Press):—Next year will be an
ideal time for an Allied debt confer
ence which might result from the
Paris meeting of Allied finance min
isters next month, according to opin
ions expressed in some official quar
ters in London today.
It is believed that the atmosphere
has been greatly cleared by official
and unofficial statements made by
some of the allied governments in
recent months and Great Britain,
while she will not take the lead in
calling such a debt conference, would
welcome some kind of an under
standing for a settlement of the
inter-allied debt question.
Discussion of inter-allied obliga
tions at Paris in January, at the ses
sion of the finance ministers, is re
garded as almost certain and it is
understood there is a feelinfe in many
quarters that a debt conference
should be held during the coming
year.
French Sentiment
PARIS. Dec. 30 (By The Associ
ated Press). — Finance Minister
Clemen tel'b suggestion of pooling
the interallied war debts, made In
his balance sheet of France's finan
cial situation Issued last Saturday,
is regarded in the highest banking
circles as actually representing the
sentiment of the French govern
ment as w'ell as of French finance.
The minister was bound. It was
remarked, to avoid diplomatic rea
sons being drawn Into a categorical
statement to that effect, hence his
declaration In the chamber of dep
uties last night in which he argued
pro and con on the ways of settling
the Interallied debt question. In
quiry among financiers and among
public men closest to the cabinet,
post-war financial settlement should
however. Indicates that the Freni i.
generally believe that the whole
be revised
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MAKES CAPTURE AT I
WATERFRONT HERE!
Department of Justice Confi
dent of Men to Be Selected
from That County
' JERSEY CITY. Dec. 30.—Whether!
[ the Hudson county grand jury today
investigates bribery charges againsj |
David J. Alien, former assistant pur
chasing agent of the department of;
justice, and John J. Coyle, former.
New Jersey assemblyman, depends
upon the appearance of Rocco Re- j
retta of Schenectady. N. Y.. it was.
said at the prosecutor's office today, j
Reretta charges that he paid |
$6,300 to secure the aid of Allen |
'and Coyle in removing 630 cases of;
! IJauor from a New York warehouse!
1 and that he received neither the i
liquor nor a refund.
The jury is scheduled to convene j
at 3:30 P. AI. _
WASHINGTON. Dec. 30.—The de
i partment of justice, after further
conferences on the Weehawken rum
; cases has announced it had confi
jdence in such jurors as would be
{drawn from Hudson county, N. J., J
for trial of the rum cases there.
; Mrs. Mabel Walker. Willebrandt. I
‘assistant attorney general, aniioun- :
ced that she had gone over the ,
! whole Weehawken situation with i
i Col. George T. Vickers, special pros- j
^ecutor of the Weehawken cases, and
'reiterated that tne department i
; "stood ready and willing to cooper- j
i ate in such manner as might become ;
| advisable.” Colonel Vickers was 1
given this assurance, she added, and j
■also was informed that the deparl
; ment was ready to participate in the !
{cases should new developments!
! warrant.
Declarations by some groups in
{New Jersey that the probability of ;
{obtaining a "wet" jury in Hudson :
1 county was great, was met by Mrs. j
i Willebrandt with the assertion that i
| "a reputed antagonist to the prohi- '
i bition law has never been, within j
1 the experience of the department of j
{justice, any reason to discount the ■
' probity and adherence to duty on I
the part of jurors to whom evidence ,
is presented of official corruption." j
Colonel Vickers yesterday spent ■
{two hours jn conference with Attor- '
i ney General Stone and Mrs. Wille- ;
j brandt. The department desires, '
| Mrs. Willebrandt explained, to ex- !
{tend every aid that it can to Colonel {
{Vickers for it believes that with vig- I
{orous prosecution understate laws, I
I the end sought will be attained as I
■ readily as if the prosecution was
| proceeding under federal statutes. '
Mr. Stone on several occasions has
'declared that the state authorities i
; were pressing the cases to his entire1
|.sati i,'action and has given that as
; 'he reason w hy the federal govern
ment has remained out of the prose- i
cution.
i Closed. Says Winne
I NEWARK. Dec. 30—L'nited States
; Listnct Attorney Winne, whose office1
has been under investigation by!
;■ nued States Attorney General -tone
m connection with the enforcement
of the prohibition law, will remain
m office, it has been indicated.
It is my understanding that the
matter is closed.” said Winne.
SUSPENDED SENTENCE
IS 61V BOSTWICK
NEW YORK. Dec. 30.—C. Living,
ston Bostwick, former county clerk
j of Richmond county. Staten Island,
i who pleaded guilty December 15 to
an indictment charging petit larcenv,!
received i suspended sentence today
by Supreme Court Justice Haggerty
"in view of his past record of tvvent'
years in public office."
Bostwick still faces trial on a '
grand larceny lndiclmeat growing'
out of the alleged embezzlement of
$6,000 paid into his office as fees. |
Body is Recovered
I ATLANTIC CITY, N. J.. Dec. 30—;
1 The body of Thomas Camp, of Lin-1
,i wood, who was drowned with his
brother, Charles, on Christmas day]
in Great Egg Harbor bay, was re- 1
covered late yesterday afternoon.
Efforth are now being made to i
locate the body of the other brother, j
The two men were drowned when i
their small fishing boat wag capsized !
by ice.
Both were married and leave
: families.
Theatrical Ball and Cabaret
New Year’s Eve
ELIZABETH ARMORY
Dancinpr Until 4 A. M,
| TWO BANDS
\
Merrick and Force Pays VisifH
to City and Arrests 3 9
Alleged Runners 9
MEN WERE DISTURBED®
Along Shore—Shot Fired—®
Capture Was Made at 9
Front Street Dock HI
]: < • Merrick, divisional
agents coverlngHji
this fi in Trenton up thm|H|
North Jersey and all of New 1mH|
cu'e. \ ' tins city last night WttiHB
a dozen men and captured a lOcajHH
rum ! uniting boat with
"• i. ■ - ; Scotch whiskey
arrested three rum runners, tWwHv'j
from tlii!, city 9H
The divisional chief came dowi^Hl
w. :i r,.c automobiles, a
o - a .<i one (Kira driver, and
men were distributed to watch
imt u is al.eged. liquor lifl|
w led right along of late. Offi^HB
spot IS ku-.v.n as Walter's dock
.; - united on front street. ^
At midnight one motor boat eHmjf^Hn
in to l-ront street, but as there
» ’ l.'iuor aboard, no one was
rested and the boat was left tied
tine dock. The divisional chief wa^Hn
op a report that two
vote iii land last night and he
determi «. i to wait. jH
Boat Arrives -*3*2
•Shortiv after 1 o'clock a shot rartg9|
nut <i - indicated to
tbmil chief that his men who
Of n sen: out to the end of the KrdR^H
- red jock, had captured the ett-^H
pecte.!_ rum runner. The boat.
iv I;;.., 4 carrying fifty-one cases
nun, was taken possession
1'.' me prohibition men and a«viig|HB
of tue agents were left in cluuS^H
kh.ie the prisoners wer.- marched tdHB
ponce headyuarters.
The men arrested: 8H
:"1" I>.ftore. thirty-four
C. Lit w ood. 9®
■Michael Kroeh, twenty-twe Eg
Fayette street,
„ J:”-v 1 '"ttgall. twenty-eight, ilHi
'' a ter «rreet. j99
ITohibition Agent P. P.eager rr.^H
■ erod the complaint of tvans^Oi^^^^H
<ftor aga.r.st the men at headquu-'^H
’■"re tit If o'clock and his men wef^H
assisted it: the march to the
station by Chauffeur Buchan.
' r* Fgati, Thulleaen and Hurj^H
This morning the three
wet., turned over to Pro»^|
o Agents Arthur F. Sleator
i hrtstopher K, Schoeder for «r^H
men: beto-e coiiitnissioner Joftt^BI
f. Belanei, and later in the
. g government men brought
msi: and load to the Barge offlce^H
Signals are I sed
""hot: word spread about
,lint Nr" York prohibition agent^H
w f're it the city, a crowd soon
Front street arid the ages^^H
"'me kept busy watching for
giw- signals with SSnM^H
. IV 11.am Wallis, 377 »^H
c*d t.. I.ieutenant JeaSIHI
nr 17:10 o'clock this morning
prohit it ion agents had taltMlp^^B
searchlight fret: him on Van
doi-k and 'bar they accused him
cotiPing to tli. rum boats. He
n.ed the charge, saying that he a*i|H§
rr" or the dock and wanted to m^H|
what they were doing. JjHj
‘'h'e* Merrick made known thi^Wj
morning that there were about
dozen cars, believed to be the psom^^l
• tloggers, waiting for tuj^Hu
heads c..me in and he felt thto mJH
way of checking the sale ogBfH
liquor here. ;3H|
I’nlH-e Report
A- 1 (• o'clock last night Pairoli^H
man .'••sejih l'wy«r. working
reel heat, received a reyouH
hi., there was truck loud of
.1 I -I S: ml el.kef car 'bearing
i' I aie>, ..n McClellan streeOH^^H
went the street, but found
the vt i-s had disappeared.
oflicer boarded a car
11"w11 Market street, titialH^H
that the load .as headed
After considerable eebiM^^H
he n.lined a machine on GordonSH
sha m, * en \\ ater and Hu t ■■
The i at- looked smiilqB^B
position under a tree, andtfi^HB
tuhiia nil')..: drew his gun and -bP^HS
d.'t-td tin- three men in the machiadflB
t ■ throw up their hands. BBI
The three occupants of the cgt^BH
< te,| out and searched..dH|
guns were lound oil two of them.-jHB
taken by the police'S^^HB
Co* a-id the men were notified thadHB
the- were under arrest. At
■ men made known
tu'io’t officers and
I lie: i- credentials. The officer %as BB
oli se,| that the agents expected r. ■§§
lh.;. !ml of liquor in and were waidH|||
,ng f.T its arrival. - aBM
(Cot: in ed on page 4) IfgJ
n *• s-rvlre station. Wurclsr’s. :
n. n m-iip.w'ik avenue iMS&m
1 lR<>C — 1C . Tue.-lf M
Why not u«a eart of roar Xmtl
-took a .1 get a Chevrolet
■ -1 itii-jie See Jefferson Mot ere.
-'hone IS .
lt:«4-iJ-ll--lue» Thun, gat-tf* Sfifh ^b
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