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Brooklyn Standard Union
11 September 1876
Oliver COTTER's Sunday Harvest
Oliver COTTER reported having yesterday detected the following
saloonkeepers violating the Excise Law, and says that their cases
will be presented to the Grand Jury:
Terence NUGENT, northwest corner Grand and Seventh streets.
John J. McENTEO, northeast corner Grand street and Union street.
High KIRK, southwest corner of Grand street and Union street
William KEATING, 252 Fourth street
James MURPHY, corner Grand and Third streets
Augustus SCHAEFER, 89 Grand street
Theodore SOHROBER, 287 Broadway
Henry SEBLITZ, northwest corner Graham avenue and Morse street
Ammo FRANKS, northwest corner Graham avenue and Boerum street
Henry BIEZEN, northwest corner of Graham avenue and Stagg street
John SCHRODER, 613 Broadway
Henry STRUM, 428 Grand street
John SERFIELD, 316 Myrtle avenue
R. H. KUGLER, Park and Portland avenues
George PETERS, corner of Flushing avenue and Camden street
Louis F. LISBER, JR., 159 Myrtle avenue.
9 October 1876
LAW-BREAKING LIQUOR DEALERS
The result of OLIVER COTTER'S peregrinations yesterday in quest of
violators of the Sunday Excise law, was made known to day in the
preferment of charges against the following liquor dealers to the
Board of Police and Excise:
John YUNAN, 2 Fleet St.
Lawrence CARLIN, 320 Myrtle Ave.
Martin LANGANUAN, 328 Myrtle Ave.
Charles H. BAUER, 332 Myrtle Ave.
Joseph ORIGLIO, 277 Myrtle Avenue
Phil A. STUBER, 754 Fulton St., corner of Canton St.
Terence NUGENT, 259 Grand St.
Herman PUCKHAUR, 68 First St.
Nicholas PUCKHAUR,107 Kent Ave.
Heinrich SCHLITZ, 65 Graham Ave.
Phillip ROTHMAN, 256 Grand St.
23 October 1876
SUNDAY LIQUOR SELLING
Oliver COTTER reports having yesterday detected the following
saloon-keepers in violations of the Excise law and says that
their cases will be laid before the November Grand Jury:
Michael GRAHAM, 1625 Fulton St.
Gus. FRANK, 1768 Fulton St.
Benj. GRIFFITH, 1558 Fulton St., near Albany Ave.
FULLERTON & LANGTON, SW corner of Fulton St., and Schenectady AVe.
Thomas SLEARIN, NW corner of Park and Carlton AVenues.
George PETERS AND CO. SE corner of Flushing Ave. and Canton St.
Thomas BRENNAN, SW corner of Clermont and Flushing Avenues.
Charles DOYLE, SE corner of Flushing Ave. and Adelphi St.
John RUSSEL, 61 Park Ave.
Nicholas PUCKHARSER, 107 Kent Avenue
May LUTZ, 442 Broadway
George KLEINCHITZ, 1089 Broadway
Henry BOCK, 318 Grand St.
Thomas PRITCHETT, 1780 Fulton St.
31 October 1876
Oliver CUTTER reports having yesterday directed violations of
the Excise law in the following places;
Wm. SKELLY, northwest corner of Ralph avenue and Monroe street
Richard RADEMACHER, northeast corner of Ralph avenue and Monroe street
Frederick BERTRAIN, 125 Magnolia street
Michael O'DONNELL, northeast corner of Fulton and St. Felix streets
Augustus OTTO, 57 Fulton street
Augustus SCHONEMAN, 58 Fulton street
Wm. LING, corner of Washington and Nassau streets
Henry WEBBER, corner of Park and Clermont avenues
Herman MATHIAS, corner of Park and Clermont avenues
Jacob KOLBLER, 34 Bergen street
August BUSCHING, 253 Court street
Charles SEIBERT, 9 South street
20 February 1877
The Police Make a Raid on Saloon Keepers
The entire police force, including the Central Office Detective Squad, were
on the watch from midnight on Saturday until twelve o'clock last night, and
their labors resulted in the following places being reported as having been
kept open in violation of the law:
Michael McKENNA, 207 Bridge street; George ZIPP, 462 Fulton street,
John D. BURKE, 585 Fulton street.
John J. CAREY, corner of York street and Hudson avenue;
Frank BUSH, 1 Bridge street;
Michael GALLAGHER, 85 Hudson avenue;
John McGONIGAL, 36 Main street;
James KELLY, 48 Hudson avenue.
Henry WIEBUSH, corner of Classon and Flushing avenues;
Wm. KOHLMAN, 378 Myrtle avenue;
Joseph HAGGERTY, 242 Myrtle avenue;
Wm. L. BOND, 104 De Kalb avenue.
Charles SANGER, 134 Broadway;
John BROWN, 377 South Fifth street;
Henry STEINBUE, 36 Broadway;
Carl MERTZ, 14 Broadway;
John MALONEY, 144 Grand street;
D. ALLERS, northwest corner of Broadway and Sixth street;
Peter McARDLE, 141 Wythe avenue;
Daniel SHAFFER, northwest corner Broadway and First street.
Frank MANDERS, 997 Flushing avenue;
Adam MILLER, 104 Ten Eyck street;
Andrew ICHNERER, 89 Montrose avenue;
John BRAND, 18 Montrose avenue.
Thomas MADIGAN, 23 Greenpoint avenue.
Patrick TONER, No. 690 Fifth avenue.
Michael MALLOY, 964 De Kalb avenue;
D. HOISTMAN, 171 Spencer street;
B. SCHUAMOKER, 1371 Fulton street;
John O'BRIEN, Spencer street and Myrtle avenue;
B. F. CHRISTOFFER, No. 687 De Kalb avenue.
John WILTZ, corner of Wyckoff and Myrtle avenues;
Frederick HINCK, 1,106 De Kalb avenue.
Wilhelmina BUCHMANN, No. 15 Flatbush avenue;
J. H. SELEGE, No. 696 Fulton street;
Ludwig DEGEN, No. 18 Flatbush avenue;
Richard WILSON, No. 552 Vanderbilt avenue;
John BRODERICK, No. 482 Carroll street;
Michael O'BRIAN, No. 126 Third avenue;
Thomas BROWN, 130 Flatbush avenue.
Fred. PLAUDER, southeast corner Warren street and Rochester avenue;
Fred BOSSH, 1,701 Fulton street;
Nicholas WITTHEN, 1,500 Fulton street;
Valentine GOEBEL, 19 McDougal street.
Joseph KOCH, 105 Throop avenue;
Julius VULTER, 61 Moore street;
M. DRESSEL, 153 Harrison avenue;
John KETTERLEA, 51 McKibben street;
Val. FESER, 442 Broadway.
13 March 1877
The following named persons were to-day complained of by Mr.COTTER
to the Commissioners, as having been detected by him in violation
of the Excise law;
2 July 1877
Oliver Cotter yesterday arrested Wm. Silk of Henry street and Verandah place
on a charge of violating the Excise law . . . against the following
Wm. SILK, corner Henry street and Verandah place
Owen DURNION, corner Atlantic avenue and Nevins street
August WENDLET, 197 Court street
A. MISPAGEL, Ninth avenue near Twentieth street
John KROHLER, 116 Hamilton avenue
John SCHUMAKER, 194 Court street
Rudolph LIPSIUS, 471 Bushwick avenue
Philip HOUSE, 431 (481 ?) Bushwick avenue
Peter PETERMAN, 137 Montrose avenue
Henry SCHLITZ, Broadway and Varet street
Robert DeLaROYD, corner Flushing and Franklin avenues
Sophia DUERSCHEID, 42 Stagg street
30 July 1877
RUM AND THE KNIFE-TRAGIC ENDING OF A SATURDAY NIGHT'S CAROUSEL.
A Saloon-keeper Fatally Stabbed in His Own Bar-room, by a Dissipated Youth,
at Two o'Clock on Sunday Morning -- Arrest of the Assailant, and Ante-mortem
Statement of the Dying Man.
A tragic ending of a Saturday night's carousel occurred in Thomas
DORAN's bar-room, at No. 452 Fulton street, about two o'clock on Sunday
morning, when Frank McNALLY, a youth of only eighteen years, fatally stabbed
DORAN, after having abused him and created a disturbance in his saloon, with
three companions. It appears that McNALLY entered DORAN's place about
midnight, with three other young men, named Michael TODD, Patrick McKENNA,
and John DUFFY. DORAN's son was in charge of the bar-room, and after McNALLY
and his companions had been drinking for about two hours, they became
turbulent and quarrelsome.
DORAN, who had been asleep upstairs, was awakened by the noise, and he
descended to the bar room, where McNALLY and his companions had just refused
to pay for the liquor they had drank. He remonstrated with them, and one of
them threw a glass of beer in his face, and the others quickly extinguished
the gas. DORAN then seized a club to drive the young men into the street.
All but McNALLY ran out through the hallway to the street, but the latter
remained in the hallway, and attempted to disarm DORAN.
DURING THE STRUGGLE
between DORAN and McNALLY, the former struck McNALLY on the head with the
club, inflicting two slight scalp wounds. McNALLY then drew a large sharp
pointed knife and stabbed DORAN in the left breast immediately over the
heart, inflicting a wound his recovery from which is regarded as impossible.
DORAN sank down upon the floor and soon became insensible. McNALLY fled to
the street, where he seized an empty lager beer keg which he hurled through
the window of the saloon, completely demolishing the window.
Detective CURRAN and Patrolman DUNHAM, who were near by, and whose
attention was attracted by the noise of the breaking glass, saw and pursued
McNALLY, who fled as far as Gallatin place, where he was captured. McNALLY
was taken to the Washington street police station, where his knife, still
open, and with the blade still blood stained, was found in his pocket. He
resolutely refused to say anything about the tragic occurrence, and he
declines to make any statement whatever. He was locked up for the night, as
were also his companions, who were arrested soon after the stabbing.
THE WOUNDED SALOON KEEPER
who is about forty-five years old, and has a wife and several children, was
formerly a police officer. He was taken to the City Hospital, where he now
lies in a critical condition.
2 August 1877
Mr. Claus LIPSIUS has just completed a splendid addition, eight stories high,
to his brewery on Bushwick avenue, corner of Forrest street. The top
of the tower which surmounts the building is 150 feet from the ground and
the building is an imposing structure.
18 August 1877
About a Brewery
Casper ILLIG was formerly a thrifty brewer, and did business at the corner of
Lorimer and Senoles streets, E.D. A mortgage on his establishment was
foreclosed and sold under the hammer by the Sheriff Commissioner RABER, who
had an interest in the mortgage, bought the property in, and subsequently
made an agreement with Mr. ILLIG, in which the latter was to have an
opportunity to repurchase the property at $70,000. It is alleged that Mr.
RABER did not keep his agreement and an action has been begun against him in
the City Court to enforce the contract. The complaint in the case is very
voluminous and uninteresting.
25 August 1877
Oliver COTTER to-day preferred charges to the Board of Police and Excise,
against the following saloon keepers for alleged violation yesterday
of the Sunday law:
Matthew C. ANDERSON, 740 Fulton street.
Anton EGGERS, 1838 Fulton street.
August FRANK, 1766 Fulton street.
James HICKEY, southwest corner Fulton street and Grand avenue.
James O'RILEY, southwest corner Fulton street and Waverly avenue.
George BOERMAN, 105 Putnam avenue.
Henry WEBBER, Myrtle Avenue Park.
D.A. HOFFMAN, corner Broadway and Kossuth place.
William CLEARER, southeast corner Putnam avenue and Downing street.
Thomas O'CONNELL, southeast corner Fulton and Cumberland streets.
29 August 1877
John WHELAN and James CARR were held by Justice GUCK this morning on
complaint of J. HOFGESANG, a saloon keeper of Devoe street, near Bushwick
avenue, who says they acted in a disorderly manner, last evening, in his saloon.
3 September 1877
Oliver COTTER reported this morning that the following liquor dealers were
yesterday detected violating the Excise law, and that he proposed to prefer
charges against them before the Grand Jury:
Mrs. James DORAN, 452 Fulton street
BOGAN & SPEIRS, 456 Fulton street
Geo. ZIPP or Anton WEBBERS, 462 Fulton street
I & G CULLEN, corner of Myrtle avenue and Adams street
David T. ROCHE, 22 Willoughby street
Thomas RYAN, 15 Willoughby street
Samuel G. LAW, corner of Fifth avenue and Twenty-seventh street
Chas. SONEMAN, 763 Fifth avenue
John BRAUN, corner of Fifth avenue and Twenty-third street
John WARDEN, northeast corner of Third avenue and Twenty-fourth street
Deidrich REINERS, Fifth avenue and Warren street
Peter MALADY, corner of Myrtle avenue and North Oxford street.
5 September 1877
FIRE IN A SALOON
The explosion of a kerosene lamp at 12:30 this A.M., caused a slight fire in
Andrew HEER's saloon, No. 508 Myrtle avenue. Citizens burst the door open
and extinguished the flames.
A WOLF IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING
A Baker's Sad Experience with a Supposed Doctor - Light Thrown on the Cast
Joseph BURKHART, a baker, of No. 168 Harrison avenue, at two o'clock this
morning started out in quest of a doctor for a sick friend. In Broadway he
met a man of whom he inquired the way, when the man replied that he himself
was a physician. BURKHART joyfully invited his acquaintance to return with
him, and the stranger being taken to the sick man's bedside felt his pulse,
examined his tongue, and then stating that the man was likely to die,
recommended that an additional physician should be sent for. BURKHART at
once acted upon the suggestion, but says that he was followed to the
sidewalk by his supposed medical acquaintance who, without any provocation,
struck him a sever blow in the face. The police were notified and Officer
MCCAFFREY arrested Thomas SMITH, an agent of No. 45 Tompkins avenue. Mr.
BURKHART says that the prisoner is the man, and the police say that SMITH is
a very hard character, having served five years in Sing Sing for burglary,
and only lately gotten out of the Penitentiary, where he sent for assaulting
10 September 1877
An Engineer Who Let Off Something Worse Than Steam
George SMITH, of 125 Twenty-fourth street, employed as an engineer in Wm. G.
CREAMER's iron foundry, undertook on Friday night to exhibit a newly-plated
revolver in Gustave HERMAN's lager beer saloon, No. 600 Court street. In so
doing, however, he accidentally discharged the weapon, thereby lodging a
bullet in the right breast of the bartender, Herman, inflicting a severe but
not dangerous wound. Dr. CAMMERER, of Warren street, was unable to extract
the ball. The case came to the notice of the Eleventh Precinct police
yesterday, and SMITH was arrested, but on its being shown that the shooting
was purely accidental was discharged by Captain REILLY.
Oliver COTTER was busy yesterday searching out violations of the Excise law,
and the result of his labors was shown this morning by his making a
complaint to the Board of Police and Excise against the following liquor
Frederick BANTLE, 385 Court street
John BOLGER, n. w. cor. Court and Degraw streets
John W. ECKELCAMP, 1 McDougal street
George CLISE, 3 Sumter street
Nicholas GUNTHER, 5 Sumter street
Clement PETERS, n. e. cor. DeKalb and Nostrand avenues
Lawrence MCGOLDRICK, s. w. cor. Park and Washington avenues
Anthony GALLAGHER, 143 Flatbush avenue
Denis SULLIVAN, Willoughby street
15 September 1877
ALL ABOUT A STEW--Oysters That Did Not Have Enough Butter With Them
What Came of a Request for More Butter-Deadly Sunday Morning Affray in a Saloon
Stabbed with a Knife and Bitten by a Dog-Alleged Bad Record of Assailant
The oyster saloon of Adam CHRISTMAN, No. 416 Broadway, E.D.. was the scene
of a brutal affray at a few minutes after one0'clock yesterday morning. It
appears that two employees of SCHULZ' bakery, one of them John GRAHAM, the
brother-in-law of the foreman of the bakery, and a resident of 53 Harrison
avenue, visited the saloon and ordered stews. CHRISTMAN, the proprietor,
was behind the counter, and under his direction the oysters were in a short
time placed before the visitors. GRAHAM, thinking that the amount of butter
in his stew was insufficient, added to it the piece that the waiter had
provided for the crackers, and then called for more. CHRISTMAN, however,
OBJECTED TO FURNISHING MORE BUTTER
and on GRAHAM expostulating with him positively refusal to accede to the
latter's demand. "Well," exclaimed GRAHAM, "if I can't have more butter I
won't take the stew," and suiting the action to the words angrily dashed his
oyster dish down upon the counter. The dish broke into fragments, and its
contents spattered in very direction.
The proprietor, CHRISTMAN, is an excitable, quarrelsome German, and it
scarcely required the breaking of his crockery to arouse his passionate
nature to a dangerous degree. Catching up a long oyster knife he struck
GRAHAM two powerful blows on the head with it, at the same time hitting his
victim with his left fist, while a black spitz do belonging on the premises
fastened its teeth first in the left and then in the right leg of GRAHAM.
Then GRAHAM was PERMITTED TO CRAWL OUT of the saloon, and with the
assistance of his friend reached his home where Dr. SMITH attended to him.
A citizen of No. 468 Broadway, NAMED John GRADY, heard of the affray and
carried his information tot he Thirteenth Precinct Stationhouse.
Sergeant-in-command BARWICK at once placed Sergeant LEAVEY, Roundsman
CORNELL and the reserve force on the case, and CHRISTMAN was found, secreted
in a closet in his house, and arrested. He gave his age as fifty.
At first it was thought that GRAHAM, who is only twenty-five years of age,
was not dangerously injured, but this morning his condition was reported to
be so critical that Police Surgeon MURPHY was directed to give him a careful
Acting Captain BARWICK says, that while from all accounts GRAHAM is a
hard-working and law-abiding man, the prisoner CHRISTMAN, on the other hand,
bears a bad reputation. Fifteen years ago, according to BARWICK, CHRISTMAN
shot a peddler, but no complaint was ever made and the case was hushed up.
The peddler is now dead. CHRISTMAN next served four years for committing
mayhem, having bitten a man in the nose, and was subsequently arrested in
connection with a clubbing case.
The prisoner was this morning committed to jail for examination.
25 September 1877
Charles PREVORT, a saloon keeper, of Humboldt and Herbert streets, was
arrested yesterday for shooting a boy, Michael CUNNINGHAM, in the head
with a bullet from an air gun, inflicting a scalp wound. PREVORT claims
the shooting was accidental.
4 October 1877
A Brewer Come to Grief
Deputy Collectors COCHEU and O'DONNELL yesterday seized the WEISS Beer
Brewery of William GUNTHER, at 256 South Fifth Street, E.D., for making false
entries in his book and for selling and removing beer without paying the tax
thereon. Brewer's utensils and apparatus, horses, wagons, etc., were
captured to the value of about $2,000, and the property placed in possession
of the U.S. Marshal.
27 October 1877
TERRIBLE FALL OF A SALON KEEPER
Mr. LEWIS MULLER, a saloon keeper, on the corner of Broadway and Ten Eyck
Street, fell yesterday afternoon from the third story window of his residence
and striking on a picket fence, was so badly mutilated that he will probably
die. He was taken to St. Catharine's Hospital.
5 November 1877
The irrepressible COTTER spent yesterday in the interest of Excise law, and
claims to have detected a number of violations. As a result he this morning
went in to the Board of Police and Excise the following list of saloon
keepers with accompanying charges;
Hiram W. HOWE, corner Pearl and Willoughby streets,
James O' BRIEFF, 320 Adams street,
Louis BANMBUSH, 134 Fulton street,
Chris HEERLEIN, 126 Fulton street;
John KERN, 94 Fulton street,
John I SIANS 7 Fulton street,
Martin MADIGAN , 9 Fulton street,
Jesse B. CONKLIN, 11 Fulton street,
Clara BEYER, 19 Fulton st,
Frederick ROBINSON, 71 Fulton street
Augustus SCHOUEMAN, 58 Fulton street.
12 November 1877
The following arrests for alleged violation of the law were made by the police.
In the First Precinct,
Officer TIERNEY at 8:50 A.M. entered John BURKE'S saloon,corner of
State and Hicks street, and finding the bartender, Thomas BRENNAN,
of 117 Congress street, and six other men there, arrested
BRENNAN. there was no appearance of liquor having been sold, and Justice
WALSH, admitted the accused to bail.
Officer LOWERY at 11:45 A.M. saw two men come out of David LONERGAN'S saloon,
corner of Tillary and Jay street, and entering arrested LONERGAN,
who was found alone. The prisoner was released at the stationhouse.
At the saloon 177 Atlantic avenue, Officer DONLON, at 2:15 P.M. , arrested
the proprietor, Henry GREVE, finding him in company with two men. No
liquor was being sold, and the prisoner was released on reaching the station house.
Officer HARROLD, at 2:25 P.M. took James LOWERY, bartender for James PETIT,
of 204 Fulton street, to the stationhouse, because he saw two men leave the
saloon. As LOWERY was alone in the saloon and not selling liquor , he was not held.
At 9pm Officer FIELDS finding Two men in Barnard LEARY'S Saloon,
71 Atlantic avenue, arrested the bartender, John McENTEE, who was locked up.
In the Fourth Precinct,
Richard FOX was arrested at 11:25am by Officer LOWEY, charged with having
the side door of his saloon, 627 Fulton street open.
In the Ninth Precinct,
Officer MARTENS, at 8:50 P.M. arrested Frank BUTH on a charge of having
his saloon, 944 Myrtle avenue, open, liquor exposed for sale, and
person playing billards.
In the Tenth Precinct,
Officer DOWNEY, at 9:10 P.M. arrested Christian HOWZER, of 1030 Pacific street,
bartender in Christian E. GOETZ'S , Bedford Brewery, Dean street and Franklin
avenue, on charge of having the bar open and disposing of beer and liquor
to several persons. The accused was admitted to bail.
In the Eleventh Precinct
Officer MCGOWAN, at 6:55P.M. arrested Herman STRUEG,proprietor of a lager
beer saloon and boarding - house at 422 Van Brunt street, on charge of
keeping open on Sunday and Selling beer to a minor, George METCALF, aged fourteen.
In the Thirteenth Precinct
Officers McCLOSKEY, McAVOY and HERST, between 7 and 7:35 pm .arrested Ernest GLOCK,
saloon keeper, of 20 Thornton street.
Julius GOTTSCHALK and Christian G. PROBST, saloon keepers,
of 124 & 256 Hopkins street, on charges of having side doors open and
people in their saloons.
All the accused who were held pleaded not guilty upon being arraigned
today in the courts. In one or two instances trial by jury was demanded.
The hearing was in every case adjourned.
Oliver COTTER today preferred charges before the Board against the
following saloon keepers,
Richard FOX, 627 Fulton street,
Mary McDONALD, 798 Fulton street,
Thomas HALFERN, Classen & Flushing avenues.
The Board will consider the case next Friday.In addition the police
have reported some dozen saloons where it is believed the law was
violated, but which the officers found themselves unable to legally enter.
13 November 1877
DANGEROUS STABBING AFFRAY IN A DUTCHTOWN SALOON.
Two Men Badly Cut in am Inn which was Kept Open in Defiance of the Excise
Law- The Scene of the Occurrence Near the Locality of the BETZ Homicide.
The region of the "Swamp" in Dutchtown, has an unenviable reputation as
a locality where serious brawls occur. Scarcely a night passes but a
tenement house or barroom quarrel takes place, and the "Swamp" and
"Pickieville" furnish more work for Captain Worth, his officers, and
Justice Guck than another portion of the Sixth Precinct. Early this morning
a serious affray occurred in the saloon of Jacob Mohr, corner of Humboldt
and Debevoise streets, but a few blocks away from the scene of the BETZ
homicide. The "Inn" it appears, had been open all night, in violation of
the Excise law, and at four o'clock this morning the place was doing a
rushing business, the proprietor having all he could do to attend to the
wants of his ??butleusly inclined customers, who filled the "hotel".
Suddenly a quarrel arose, no one concerned seeming to know the cause , and
a number of men were seen leaning over one Lorenz JACKERS, of 236 Varet
street, and taking a knife from his band. When the man JACKERS had been
turned out of the saloon, it was found that Michael SULUMANN , of 38
Montrose avenue, had received a severe cut on his cheek extending from his
left eye to his ear and laying bare the cheek bone. His brother, Andrew
SULLIVAN also received a severe cut on his left cheek. Michael SULLMANN,
hastened to the Thirteenth Precinct Station and told of the occurrence.
Meantime JACKERS in an intoxicated condition made his way to the Sixth
Precinct Station and told his story of the fight. It was observed that he
had blood on his clothes, and he was detained at the station until this
morning, when Justice GUCK held him to await the result of SULLMANN'S
injures. Jacob MOHR, the saloon proprietor , was arrested for violating the
Excise law, and held for future examination by Justice GUCK this morning.
Charles REIS , of 38 Montrose avenue, and George SHARRER, of 209 Hopkins
street, were held as witnesses.
19 November 1877
AFTER THE LIQUOR DEALERS
Police and Saloon Keepers- The Excise Law Fairly Observed Yesterday.
The Excise law was fairly observed yesterday by the saloon keepers of
this city. The captains and commanding sergeants were informed on Saturday
that the Board would hold them responsible for the enforcement of the law,
and were directed to have the men under their command watch all saloons
which the law recognizes. It was also resolved, however, to procure warrants
before arresting those detected in violations, and hence no arrests of this
character were made yesterday.Today Officer MURTHA, of the Third Precinct
caused the arrest on a warrant , of Charles HOLIWEDEL.,saloon keeper, of No
69 Woodhull street on charges of selling liquor without a license and at
Oliver COTTER today preferred charges to the Commissioner of violating
the law, against the following liquor-dealers:
Anthony GALLAGHER, 142 Flatbush ave.
John OLSEN,159 Flatbush av.
Edward MEGAR, southwest corner , Fifth avenue & Bergen street.
John J. KEATING, southeast corner Atlantic and Vanderbilt ave.
Charles RASKEN, southwest corner Atlantic and Vanderbilt ave.
Daniel O'CONNELL, southwest corner Vanderbilt ave. and Pacific street.
George FEISS, 714 Atlantic ave.
Bernard LAVDON, southwest corner Fulton and Navy streets.
26 Novemeber 1877
During an altercation in Frank BABST'S lager beer saloon, 102 Eagle st,
yesterday, William BUTTS, of 18 Manhattan ave. was struck on the head with a
beer glass in the hands of Wm. YAGER, of 102 Eagle st, inflicting slight
wounds. YAGER was arrested and locked up.
Oliver COTTER charges that he yesterday detected the following liquor
dealers violating the Excise law.
Eliza WALSH, Baltic and Smith street.
Wm. BOYLAND, Reid and Gates ave.
John STEMMERMAN, Washington & Pearl streets.
17 December 1877
SALOONS AND POLICE-IS THE EXCISE LAW OBSERVED IN BROOKLYN?
Oliver Cotter Insinuates that is is Not, but Believes the
Commissioners will Eventually Compel Observance-Nineteen
Hundred "Hotels" in this City-Cotter's Sunday Visit to Some of
Them-What the Commissioners Say.
Oliver COTTER says that he yesterday found the Excise law
violated in very many instances. The result of his espionage
was seen today in a list of twenty five saloon keepers, whose
places he claims to have discovered running in full blast,
though not oopen in the same sense that the front doors of
saloons are dept open of weekdays. The following is the list:
OTTO DIERTLING, 148 Court street
HENRY SCHMIDT, 430 Fifth avenue
FRED H. WISKAMP, corner Seventh avenue and Eighteenth street
CHARLES SONEMAN, 762 Fifth avenue
THOMAS NOLAN, corner Third avenue and Twenty-fifth street
FRED BANTLE, 335 Court street
RICHARD REINERS, corner of Fifth avenue and Warren street
HENRY HASERMAN, 1969 Fulton street
AUGUST FISCHER, 1653 Fulton street
LOUIS WIESCHMAN, 1701 Fulton street
CHARLES EITKAMP, 1873 Fulton street
JOHN FINKEN, 939 De Kalb avenue
gEORGE G. CULLEN, corner Gates and Ralph avenues
AUGUST SEEBACK, corner Bedford and Flushing avenues
LAWRENCE MCGOLDRICK, corner Park and Washington avenue
JACOB NICKLES, 114 Myrtle avenue
LUDWIG J. STILLWAG, 262 Myrtle avenue
JOHN NAGEL, 266 Myrtle avenue
PETER J. DOYLE, 351 Myrtle avenue
GARRET CULLEN, corner Bridge and Tillary streets
PHILLIP JAEGEN, 469 Myrtle avenue
FRED OTTEN, 248 Fulton street
WM. BENNHOFF, corner Huron and Union place, Greenpoint
JOHN MACK, 109 Union place
ERNEST BRAUN, 151 Greenpoint avenue
Mr. COTTER says that he will present the list to the Grand Jury.
2 January 1878
FIGHTS IN LIQUOR SALOONS
The Men Whom New York’s Whiskey Excites.
A fight occurred last night in Riley’s liquor store, corner of Washington
and Park Avenues. John CURTIN, of 505 Myrtle Avenue, was badly beaten, and
is undergoing treatment from Dr. SOMER. James MEEHAN, of 27 Hall Street,
had his foot sprained and face cut. The Fourth Precinct police arrested,
the assailants, two roofers, Thomas McGANN of Park and Grand Avenues, and
Michael HALPIN, of 20 Underhill Avenue.
George MAHR, proprietor of an oyster and liquor saloon at No. 207 Myrtle
Avenue was arrested at two o’clock this morning charged with having severely
injured Cornelius McCARTY ages twenty two, of 211 Myrtle Avenue, by striking
him on the head with bottle. McCARTY was removed to the City Hospital.
3 January 1878
ROW IN A GREENPOINT SALOON
Last evening several young men entered Fritz GRUNER's liquor saloon, 206
Franklin street, Greenpoint, and being refused drinks began an assault upon
all the parties in the place, but were finally ejected, when Danile
CAVAUAGH*, Edward HILL and William DARCEY were arrested. CAVANAGH'S*
brother, Michael and others, armed with slung (sling?) shots, reappeared,
and in the renewal of the fights Anthony BECHERER received two severe scalp
wounds infliced by Michael CAVANAGH*, who also, it is alleged, relieved him
of a gold watch and chain worth $20. During the melee CAVANAGH* received a
wound from a club. This morning Justice ELLIOTT held the quartette for
trial.*all spellings as printed
VIOLATING THE EXCISE LAW
Officer IRWIN arrested Jacob LANGBEIN, saloon keeper, of No. 633 Sixth
avenue, at half past one o'clock, this morning, on a charge of having
persons drinking in the back room after midnight.
FIGHTS IN LIQUOR SALOONS
The Men Whom New Year's Whiskey Excites.
A fight occurred last night in Riley's liquor store, corner of Washington
and Park avenues. John CURTIN, of 505 Myrtle avenue, was badly beaten, and
is undergoing treatment from Dr. SOMER.
James MEEHAN, of 27 Hall street, had his foot sprained and face cut. The
Fourth Precinct police arrested the assailants, two roofers, Thomas McGANN,
of Park and Grand avenues, and Michael HALPIN, of 20 Underhill avenue.
George MAHR, proprietor of an oyster and liquor saloon at No. 207 Myrtle
avenue, was arrested at tow o'clock this morning charged with having
severely injured Cornelius McCARTY aged twenty-two, of 311 Myrtle avenue, by
striking him on the head with a bottle. McCARTY was removed to the City Hospital.
A CIVIL DAMAGES CASE
A Young Wife Recovers Judgement Against Liquor Dealer---Three Liquor
Dealers On The Jury.
A case which developed some peculiar features was tried before Justice
Andrew B. CROPSEY, at the New Town Hall, New Utrecht, on the 29th ult. It
was the action of Mrs. Harriet KENNY, of Gravesend, who brought suit under
the Civil Damages acts of 1872 against Edward TOBIN, who keeps a store and
liquor saloon at Gunther's Station, to recover $100 damages for the loss of
services of her husband, who for several months got drunk and neglected to
support his family, and, as it was alleged, procured his liquor at the
establishment of the defendant, although the plaintiff had repeatedly
requested the former, "For God's sake," not to sell her husband any long,
The husband of the plaintiff is a fisherman, and when sober could earn from
$15 to $18 per week, sufficient to support his family--wife and
child--comfortably. Mrs. Kenny is but twenty-one years of age, and has been
married but fourteen months. Defendant is a well known Democratic
politician. In the testimony given on the trial it is appeared that Mr.
KENNY, in October last,
BEGAN A SERIES OF SPREES,
and continued for several months, and made his headquarters at the
defendant's establishment. On one occasion he left home with $16 in his
pocket, and went directly to TOBINS's place, and did not leave there till
next morning, when he returned home very drunk, without a cent in his
pocket. On Thanksgiving Day he left home perfectly sober, and went to
TOBIN'S saloon, when he and TOBIN went on a holiday spree. On their return
to TOBIN'S place, KENNY was crazy drunk, and while in his cups was
pugnacious and quarrelsome. He got into a fight with TOBIN, was arrested
and was sent to the Penitentiary for a term of six months by Justice
VOORHEES, of Gravesend. He is yet in confinement. In the action against
TOBIN George D. HENDRICKSON was forman of the jury, and
A REMARKABLE FACT
was that there were three liquor dealers on the jury. The trial occupied
from three o'clock till nine o'clock P.M. The jury were out one hour when
they returned and gave a verdict from plaintiff for $50 and costs. Alex T.
CARPENTER was counsel for the plaintiff, and David SCOTT (with Morris &
Pearsall) and Mr. JACKSON, of New York, for the defendant.
Another action will be begun against TOBIN in behalf of Mrs. KENNY's infant child.
Greenpoint- Patrick, alias "Monk" FARRELL was arrested this morning,
charged by Anton BECHERER with having been a party to the assault
committed on him on New Year's Day in Fritz GRIMER's saloon in Franklin street.
AN ILLICIT DISTILLER SENTENCED
James MORAN, who was arrested some time since charded with working in an
illicit distillery at Flatbush, pleaded guilty to-day before Judge BENADICT
in th U.S. Court and was sentenced to six months' imprisonment.
7 January 1878
JOE LEGGETT’S ST??LINGS - COTTER’S MONDAY MORNING COMPLAINTS, ETC.
There is little new relative to Joe LEGGETT’s dishonest transaction as clerk
in the Bureau of Excise. All the reports of Captains are in as to the
number of bona fide licenses and fraudulent Excise receipts in the city, but
no report has been made upon them by Mr. WADE, Cashier of the Bureau, to the
Board of Police and Excise. It is known that duplicate licenses bearing the
same number are held by different saloon keepers, but as most it is thought
that LEGGETT’s transactions will not exceed $2,000.
Mr. COTTER charges the following liquor dealers with having yesterday
violated the Excise law:
Morris LEYDON, southwest corner Fulton and Navy Street
John EVERETT, southwest corner DeKalb Avenue and Raymond Streets.
Ludwig J. STILLWAG, 264 Myrtle Avenue, two complaints.
Jackes NICKLES, 114 Myrtle Avenue, two complaints.
Bernard J. BUCHNER, 228 Myrtle Avenue.
Peter McGOLDRICK, northwest corner Jay and Water Street.
Michael O’NEILL, 143 Hudson Avenue.
Daniel SCOTT, 43 Bridge Street.
Peter S. HANSON, northeast corner Bridge and York Streets.
John DEVINE, southeast corner Gold and Tillary Streets
John SHANLEY, 265 Gold Street
Patrick BELLOW, 277 Gold Street
James CARR, northwest corner Sands and Bridge Streets
Denis DOHERTY, 735 Gates Avenue
Peter EHLEN, northeast corner DeKalb and Nostrand Avenues Street
12 January 1878
TEMPERANCE MEN AFTER THEM WITH A SHARP STICK.
An Appeal to the Excise Commission for the Enforcement of Law--the
Result of an Investigation--Inns Where the Beds were Out--Interesting Facts.
Members of the Society for the Prevention of Intemperance and
Crime--Messrs. H. B. SPELLMAN,
Robert FOSTER, D. B. HALSTEAD, A. B. CAPWELL, Charles B. TATHAM, Rev.
Wayland HOYT, James S. STEARNS, Benjamin F. BLAIR, and Chas. F. SWAIN--this
morning waited on the Board of Police and excise, and presented the
What follows is a listing of their demands. There are no names mentioned.
This is a listing of the seventy-seven licensed places known as "INNS'
'TAVERNS' or "HOTELS"
Of the seventy-seven licensed as inns, taverns, or hotes, only nine
were found to have "the necessary accommodations to entertain travellers",
if those "accommodations" include an office, a sitting or waiting room
(other than the barroom), a kitchen, a diningroom supplied with suitable
furniture, and suitable bedrooms with beds, bedding and furniture.
These nice were:
Chas. H. POED (PEED), Montague and Hicks streets (Pierrepont House).
Alfred THOMPSON, 30 Clinton street.
Emma W. YALE, 157 Hicks street (Mansion House).
Joseph S. WOOD, 28 and 30 Fulton street.
Charles JOHNSON, 150 Fulton street.
James MOORE, 12 and 16 Fulton street.
M.J. McLEMAN, 198 Atlantic avenue.
Charles McNEIL, 1 Atlantic avenue.
James LEDDY, corner Atlantic avenue and Furman street.
There were found, also, four more which by a lax interpretaion of the
requirements of the law, may be held to meet its demands, to wit:
Henry J. BRANDT, 131 Court street.
George WEINER, 159 Pierrepont street.
Philip KAUSBAAS, 85 and 87 Court street.
Peter SHANDLEY, northwest corner Hicks and Poplar streets.
The remaining sixty-four first-class licenses appear to have been granted in
direct violation of law.
To entertain travelers except a bar, and in some instances, two or three
The following parties wer found woth their places of business open, and
with the apperance of being engaged regularly in the sale of liquor to be
drunk on their premises, but without any license whatever:
John CAMBELL, 67 Court street, license expired February 8, 1877.
Patrick J. BERGAN, 77 Court street, license expired December 16,1877.
John C. LANG, 84 Court street, license expired December 20, 1877.
Joseph ROBBINS, 81 Court street, license expired December 14, 1877.
George W. SMITH, 81 Middagh street, license expired December 5,1877.
H. GREVE, 177 Atlantic avenue, license expired September 6, 1877.
John BRACKEN, 37 Atlantic avenue, license expired May 8, 1877.
J. B. BOURKE, SE cor State & Hicks sts, license expired September 6,1877.
Maria BOOT, 324 Hicks street, license expried November 26, 1877.
M. KOLB, 187 Montague street, no license.
Chas VANNESS, 25 Clinton street, no license.
Wm. COOK, southwest corner Cranberry and Fulton streets, no license.
Special attention is called to the following cases embraced in the
reports above mentioned, as illustrations of the disregard and violation of
the law which ahs obsracterized (?) the issuing of licenses in a single Ward
of our city:
James PETTIT*, no. 204 Fulton street, has a first-class license.
His sign reads: " 'EVANS' Celebrated Hudson Cream Ale. Fresh Cool Lager."
Keeps no register, and has no kitchen or diningroom. Claimed to have three
spare beds, but when asked to show them, took the officer through an alley,
at the rear of his saloon, to Pineapple street, and on the first floor of a
building at corner of Fulton and Pineapple streets showed one room
containing three beds, but with no carpet and no other furniture in the
room. Said he had another room opposite, but the landlord had the key.
Thomas MINUIS, 208 Fulton street, has a first-class license; occupies
ground floors and one room on the floor above; has no kitchen or diningroom,
no register, keeps a bar and bottling establishment. Showed officer the
same room with three beds in it which PETTIS* had claimed as his. Had no
Andrew ROSEMOND, in Arch No. 1, under Montague street bridge, has a
first-class license; occupies barrooms and room adjoining at the rear, 10 by
12 feet in size, in which were three iron cots, two of them set up, and in
addition a cooking stove, cooking utensils, one chair and a small quantity
of coal and wood. Claimed that the barroom was also his dining room.
Alexander HUNTER, 84 Fulton street, has first-class license; keeps a
wholesale liquor store; sample room at the rear; occupies but that one floor
in that building, but claimed to occupy first floor of building adjoining,
reached only by going out on to the sidewalk.
The rooms on that floor, when examined, had every appearance of being
occupied by a family as an ordinary suit of apartments, and altogether
contained but three beds. They were shown to the officer in pursuance of an
appointment and were then unoccupied; but subsequent inquiry in the building
developed the fact that they were ordinarily and regularly occupied by a
John F. HEINBOCKEL & Co., 62 and 64 Fulton street, have a first- class
license; profees to do business as wholesale liquor dealers, but have a bar;
occupy ground floor and two floors below. Have no kitchen or diningroom;
claimed to have no rooms over their store, and showed two on second floor,
one containing two beds and the other one, to which access was obtainable
only by going out upon the sidewalk. Subsequent inquiry disclosed that the
entire building above the liquor store has been for years occupied by E. R.
HENRY, who has a sign over the entrance to stairway which reads, "HENRY'S
HOTEL AND BOARDINGHOUSE," and that the HEINBOCKELS hire from him the two
rooms on the second floor shown by them, and pay for them by the month. One
of these rooms is occasionally occupied by a son of one of the HEINBOCKELS,
but seldom either of them by anybody else. The HEINBOCKELS never send
guests upstairs for meals.
Herman BORGER, 221 Atlantic avenue, has first-class license, keeps a
saloon; occupies ground floor, and next floor above; does not even pretend
to keep an inn or hotel; has no spare beds.
Joseph LaFIURA, 36 Court street has first class license, keeps a sample
room; occupies only the ground floor; has but one small back room besides
the bar room, and in that was found one bed occupied by an employe. No
other beds at time of inspection. Proprietor said he would get two more
beds if it was required. The room in which the bed was found contained
various rubbish, and seemed to be a sort of store room.
16 January 1878
SELLING LIQUOR WITHOUT A LICENSE.
on complaint of Charles EDWARDS, of No. 36 Howard avenue, Justice SEMLER
yesterday, issued a warrant for the arrest of Richard RADEMACHER, a liquor
dealer of Monroe street and Ralph avenue, on a charge of selling liquor
without a license. Detective MURPHY arrested RADEMACHER. Justice SEMLER
bailed the accused to appear for examination.
28 January 1878
We appear here as citizens to see if we cannot have the law enforced as it
stands. We did not make the law. Our legislators made it, and as it stands
we ask that it shall be honestly enforced; we ask for nothing more; we shall
be satisfied with nothing less.
The Commissioners reserved their decision in the Heinbockel case, and
announced that they should be ready to proceed with the other cases on Friday.
Mr. COTTER reports having yesterday found the following saloons open:
R. F. DUGAN, corner Fulton and Hoyt streets,
Anthony GALLAGHER, 143 Flatbush avenue,
Louis BLOHM, 312 Grand street,
Fred. SCHUMAN, corner South Fourth and Seventh streets.
Geo. HASSINGHR, 357 Grand street,
Henry SCHILTZ, Broadway and Ninth street,
Daniel SCHAFFER, 5, 7, 9 and 11 Broadway,
Henry MONSENRE, Broadway and Ninth street.
6 February 1878
VIOLATING THE EXCISE LAW.
Three Arrests by the Police.
On Monday the Board of Police and Excise revoked the liquor license of
James PETTIT, of No. 204 Fulton street. Captain SMITH, of the First
Precinct, claims that Pettit did not at once cease business, and
yesterday afternoon Officer WILSON arrested John PETTIT, the twelve
year old son of the proprietor, for selling liquor without a license.
Justice WALSH refused to entertain a complaint against the lad, and
issued a warrant for the father’s arrest. Petit Senior was at once
taken into custody. Justice Walsh set the case down for the 13th inst.
Officer CARPENTER of the First Precinct, last evening arrested Charles
PETERS, of No. 9 Boreum place, for selling beer without a license at
No. 360 Fulton street. Justice WALSH admitted the prisoner to bail to
13 February 1878
The following persons were tried today under the Excise statutes by the
Board of Police and Excise, upon charges preferred by the Society for
the Prevention of Intemperance and Crime:
James COUGHLIN, 47 Court street
Michael CALLAMORE, Hicks and Luquieer streets
Michael GRAHAM, 206 Richard street
Robert HOLMES, 93 Orange street
Michael HEMPSEY, Court and Garnet streets
Robert MEYER, Imlay and Bowne streets
Givert PAPE, 50 Court street
PLUNKETT & DONOVAN, VanBrunt and William st5reet
Sarah RUDDY, 35 Furman street.
Decision was reserved.
All were charged with not having full hotel accommodations.
25 February 1878
A Beer Brewery Seized.
Collector FREELAND has seized the brewery of Louis SCHAEFER, at 799
Broadway, R.D. on the charge of making false entries in his books,
neglecting to brand his kegs, etc., though repeated cautioned to do so.
The material seized is valued at $10,000. Schaefer will be held to answer.
Arraignment of Liquor Dealers.
Diedrich ALLERS, corner of Grand and First street
Lewis BAUMBUSH, 134 Flatbush ave
Anthony GALLAGHER, 142 Flatbush ave
Herman MENKIN, 169 Conover street
James O’BRIEN, 329 Adams street
Charles RAPSKIN, Atlantic avenue
John T. SLANE, 7 Fulton street
all liquor dealers who are indicted for violating the Excise law by
selling liquor on Sundays, were arraigned in the Court of Sessions today
to plead to the charges against them. They all pleaded not guilty. No
day was fixed for their trial. They renewed the bonds pending their trials.
10 April 1878
Romele HOFER, a saloon keeper of 316 North Second street, while cutting bread
last night, wounded himself dangerously in the left wrist. Police Surgeon
LOEWENSTEIN dressed the wound.
1 March 1878
Unlicensed Liquor Sellers Discharged
Michael MEMBER and his wifeWILHELMINA, of 128 Sigel street, were before
Justice GUCK yesterday afternoon,accused by Excise Inspector JIEHL of selling
liquor without a license. The Justice dissmiss the complaint on the grounds
that it was defective, in as much as it did not state that the accused held
no license from the Excise Commissioner.
11 March 1878
Mr.OLIVER COTER,says that hotel keeper's license does not auhorize the
holder to sell liquor except to be drunk on the premisses,and tha by a
decision of the Supreme Court, a hotelkeeper is prohibied by his
license from selling liquor to be taken away from the hotel or grounds
connevted there within. He reports to-day having detected the following
persons violating the Excise law;
16 March 1878
The Defunct Unique Saloon
Solomon SCHMERG,brought suit against Jacob COBEA, proprietor of the
Unique Saloon to recover $312 for liquors. The case was before
Justice PRATT to-day, on the motion made by defendant for an order
to show cause why an attachment issue against the defendantt schould
no be vacated as the affidavit on which it was granted was defective.
The Court granted an order to show cause, returnable next Saturday.
7 May 1878
Clubbed by a Barkeeper.
William HAMILTON, No. 83 Main Street, who was reported in the UNION-ARGUS
of yesterday as having been clubbed by Francis GALLAGHER, a bartender, aged
twenty-nine, residing 58 Jay Street, is very severely injured. It appears
that on Sunday night he got into a dispute about nationality in Peter
MCGOLDRICK's liquor saloon, corner of Water and Jay Streets, with the
barkeeper GALLAGHER, and a man named King. GALLAGHER, getting the worst of
the discussion, is alleged to have gone behind the bar and procured a club,
with which he returned and struck HAMILTON. The examination of the prisoner
is set down by Justice WALSH for the 13th inst. The arrest was made by
Sergeant EASON and Officer EARLY.
8 May 1878
BARTENDER DIES FROM GAS FUMES IN HIS ROOM.
Alfred HOLPERT, 30 years old, a bartender, who boarded with Mrs. Mary
SICKEN, at 249 Atlantic avenue, was found asphyxiated in his room this
morning. Death is believed to have been accidental.
20 May 1878
Fight in a Saloon.
John J. DOYLE, aged twenty, a barkeeper, of 172 Sackett Street, and Martin
DOLAN, of 92 Union Street, got into an altercation last evening in Patrick
DOYLE's liquor store, corner of Degraw and Van Brunt Streets, and the
former is alleged to have struck the latter with some blunt instrument,
inflicting a slight wound. DOYLE was arrested.
8 June 1878
The Board of Police and Excise have revoked the liquor licenses of the
CHARLES PETERS, 360 Fulton st.
WILLIAM L. COOK, corner Smith st. and Atlantic ave.
OWEN KENNEDY, corner of Bedford and Putnam aves.
DEIDRICH A. HOFFMAN, corner of Broadway and Van Buran st.
18 June 1878
TO BE CAREFULLY WATCHED BY THE POLICE.
The Police and Excise Commissioners, this morning concluded the investigation
of the charges made by Mr. OLIVER COTTER against the Mozart Gardens. After
taking, further testimony they decided that the evidence produced was not
sufficient to warrant them in depriving Captain SAMUELLS of his license, but
they have ordered that the Garden be placed under Police surveillance and
24 June 1878
OLIVER COTTER charges the following holders of liquor licenses with
having yesterday violated the Excise Law, and has preferred charges against them:
Charles W. KITCHEN (drug store), 359 Fluton st.
James RODEN, 173 Sackett st.
Jeremiah NOLAN, 179 Sackett st.
Edward COSGROVE, 191 Sackett st.
Caspan SWEINFEST, 123 Smith st.
Charles SEIBERT, 219 Smith st.
John VICTOR, corner 3rd, ave. & 12th. st.
George COLLY, 498 3rd. ave. corner 11th. st.
Patrick MURTAGH, corner 3rd. ave. & 17th. st.
Martin PRINTZ, 21 McDOUGALL st.
Daniel SCHEFFER, 579 Broadway
August FRANK, 1766 Fulton st.
John HILBRAND, 26 Mauyer st.
C. SCHRIEVER, 51 Kent ave.
26 June 1878
A fight occurred in HENRY MULLER'S saloon, 26 Tompkins ave. last evening and
the proprietor of the place was arrested for assaulting JOHN RYDER. MULLER
says RYDER insulted his mother. Justice Guck adjourned the case.
3 January 1879
FIGHTING TO DEATH
Probale Homicide Growing Out fo a Game of Cards
A Quarrel that a Boy Innovently Started - Terrific Struggle over a
Bagatelle Board, in which a Revolver Played a Sanguinary Part.
The lager beer saloon of Moritz LOCHOW, was the scene last evening of an
affray between the proprietor, and a boarder named Moritz NEUMANN,
residing upstairs, that will in all probabilty result in the death of
the latter. Though the difficulty occurred about a quarter to nine
o'clock, it was not until ten o'clock that the information of the
occurrence reached Captain CRAFTS, of the Second Precinct, and resulted
in the arrest through him and Detective CAMPBELL, assisted by Officer
DONNELLY, of LOCHOW, and his son Fritz, aged thirteen, and the
bartender, Joseph OFFENSHAULAN. The first was arrested for felonious
assault; the latter two as witnesses.
THE DETAILS OF THE AFFAY
Are as follows:
The saloon in question is located between York and Prospect streets, and
is similar in appearance and character to other second-rate beer shops.
In additon to a bar, it is furnished with a number of small tables and
chairs and a bagatelle board. At one of these tables, and near the
bagatelle board last evening, the proprietor and NEUMANN sat down to
what promised to be a friendly game of cards. Probably money was staked
on the game, for both players soon became deeply absorbed in its
progress. Copious draughts of beer also gradually inflamed the passions
of the men, especially NEUMANN, who needed but very slight pretext for
quarrelling with his adversary to the extent of an open rupture. The
opportunity for a quarrel soon presented itself in the interference of
the boy Fritz who, standing besides his father's chair, detected and
corrected an oversight in the latter's playing. At this NEUMANN's rage
burst forth, and, unable to restrain himself, he brutally dealt the
child a blow on the head with his fist. This was an injury that no
father could tolerate, and LOCHOW at once took his son's part, though
the testimony of eye witnesse seems to prove that he acted with
comparative moderation, not striking NEUMANN until the latter had
attacked him. Then both men clinched, and
A TERIBLE STRUGGLE
For the mastery took place, in which NEUMANN, as the stronger, came off
the better for the moment, as he succeeded in throwing his antagonist
over the bagatelle table. Holding LOCHOW down, he was proceeding to
beat him with his fists, when three pistol shots, fired in rapid
succession, was heard. LOCHOW finduing himself overpowered, had drawn a
six-chambered revolver, and fired from beneath. Whether he had injured
his antagonist was not evident just then, as NEUMANN with the ferocity
of a tiger, snatched the weapon from his grasp and rained blow after
blow with it upon his head. Then NEUMANN suddenly stopped, glanced
around wildly, and sank into a chair, placing his right hand
convulsively onhis right breast. LOCHOW, weak, bleeding from the cuts
on his head, staggered to his feet, and sat down in another chair.
The whole thing had passed so quickly and was so fierce in its nature
that the bartender had been unable or was afraid to interfere. But now
he ran forward, and seeing that
NEUMANN WAS SEVERELY HURT
Helped him up stairs and undressing him placed him in bed. It was then
discovered that the man was shot in the right breast.
Dr. BODKIN was summoned, and on examination found that the wound in
question was the only one sustained by the patient, but that it alone
would, in all probability cause death, as the bullet had penetrated the
lung and there was internal hemorrhage.
The police then put in an appearance, reports of a disturbance being
spread. LOCHOW was found drunk in the barroom. He was taken to the
station-house and locked up, the wounds on his head proving to be
slight. This morning he was committed to jail by Justice WALSH.
NEUMANN's condition is about the same to-day. He is a large, powerful
man, and is said to have once held the position of master-at-arms on a
6 January 1879
OLIVER COTTER'S SUNDAY GLEANINGS.
Oliver COTTER postponed making New Year's calls until yesterday, when he
spent several hours paying his compliments to the saloon-keepers of
Brooklyn. He reports that he found liquor dispensed at the following places:
Daniel BUCKLEY, southwest corner of Butler and Smith streets.
James LYNCH, northwest corner of Butler and Hoyt streets.
Jacob GRUM, 177 Court street.
Mathew KEHOE, southeast corner of Hoyt and Wyckoff.
Louis BETZOLD, 285 Atlantic avenue.
Michael O'BRIEN, 238 Atlantic avenue.
John VAUGHAN, northeast corner of Willoughby and Lawrence streets.
Henry EHLERS, 100 Raymond street.
Chas. SCHUBERT, 138 Wyckoff street.
John HEPP, 492 Atlantic avenue.
Christian HUNTZMAN, 490 Atlantic avenue.
Peter SEBERT, 97 Court street.
M. G. REINERS, southeast corner of DeKalb and Throop avenues.
M. MOLATCHY, 309 Court street.
Geo. HOERMAN, 251 Court street.
E. H. GELDMACHER, 309 (or 369) Smith street.
Charles GENTSCH, northeast corner Smith and Union streets.
21 February 1879
The liquor license of David LANEGAN of Tillary and Jay sts, was revoked
today for permitting card playing and drinking on Sunday.
24 February 1879
Excise Law Violation.
Officer CARMAN at 6:45 PM. yesterday, arrested Edward LYMAN, aged 17, of 231
St Mark's av, a bartender, for having open the saloon of James MCDERMOTT,
corner of Fulton st & Clermont av.
9 July 1879
Fatal Result of a Bar room Fight
Elias LONDEHEIM, who was injured in his saloon at No. 104 West Twenty-sixth
street, New York, by Thomas C. LENSHAN yesterday morning, died to-day in
the New York Hospital. The cane with which LENSHAN struck him pierced his
eye and penetrated nearly to the rain. Little is known about the cause of
the quarrel as both men were intoxicated when the blow was
struck. LENSHAN, who lives at No. 426 Sixth avenue, New York, was arrested
at the time and committed by Police Justice to await the result of
21 July 1879
SUNDAY AND THE SALOONS
Oliver COTTER Looking after Violators of the Excise Law
Captain Oliver COTTER, and other agents of the Law and Order League,
yesterday visited a large number of Brooklyn liquor saloons for the purpose
of ascertaining how far the excise law was being observed. The Captain
says that they found numerous instances in which the law was violated.
T-day he preferred complaints to the Board of Police and
Excise against the following:
Jeremiah BUTLER, cor. Court and Butler streets.
P. KENNEDY, 740 Myrtle avenue
Christian VOSS, Myrtle and Kent avenues.
Gustav GOLDE, 523 Atlantic avenue.
Charls KUTHE, 412 Atlantic avenue
John BLEND, Flatbush avenue and Bergen street
Henry EHLERS, 100 Raymond street.
John NAGEL, 266 Myrtle avenue
Henry REINER, Bedford and Flushing avenues.
J. C. HAURAND, Front and Main streets.
Richard MENKEN, Front and Washington streets
Herman HOFFMAN, 456 Broadway
P. DOCKENDORT, 352 Grand street
Leo. LIEBMAN, 146 Bushwick avenue
Geo. SCHUMAN, Broadway and Ewen street.
E. LOEFLER, 150 Floyd street.
Geo. SCHMIRER, 1543 Broadway
Conrad FREY, 308 Bushwick avenue
Lorenz KOCH, 26 McKibben street
Geo. SCHAFFER , 659 Flushing avenue.
Jacob SCHENKEL, 217 Stagg STREET
Caspen WEISENBERGUR, 359 Ewen street
James HUTTON, 84 North Sixth street.
Anton MORLOCK, 53 Graham avenue.
Emanuel NEWMAN, Rutledge street, between Broadway and Harrison avenue.
Lawrence BREMAN, corner Huron street and Manhattan avenue.
30 July 1879
A Bartender in Trouble
Herman KONENKAMP, fifty-nine years of age, a bartender at No. 300 Columbia
street, was arrested this morning and committed to jail by Justice FERRY,
for examination on the 6th of August, on a charge of attempting to commit a
criminal assault on Margaret POMEROY, of Canal and Mulberry streets, New
York. The act is alleged to have been committed this morning in the saloon
where the accused is employed.
23 February 1882
Fatal Result of a Row
Death After a Fight in an Eastern District Saloon-
A Case that was Kept from the Police
Two men called at the Fifth Precinct Station-house about nine o'clock last
night and notified Sargeant BRENNAN that John HENRY, a laborer, 40 years of
age, employed in the Williamsburg Gas Works, foot of North Twelfth street,
was dying at his home, No. 376 Third street, from the effects of a beating
which he had received on Tuesday afternoon last. By direction of
Captain WOGLOM, Detective SHORT and Officers HOLLAND, PHELAN, KELLY, and
RILEY were sent out to inquire into the matter. They returned in a short
time having in custody Michael DOWD, saloon keeper at North Twelfth and
First streets, and Thomas BURNS, bartender in James KEELEY's saloon, corner
of First and North Thirteenth streets.
Dowd told the following story: On Tuesday last Henry and he went to
KEELEY's saloon. DOWD and several others played pool in a rear room and
HENRY remained near the bar. When DOWD returned to the barroom, HENRY,
who had been drinking freely, cast a reflection on the former's dead mother.
He did so a second time, and upon making use of the remark again was struck
in the face by DOWD. HENRY in return kicked at DOWD, slipped and fell,
and then complained that his leg was broken. DOWD then left the place and
HENRY was taken home in a wagon by two of the employees of the saloon.
The injured man was attended by Dr. SWEENY for a broken leg. Yesterday he
became much worse, and last night Dr. OLCOTT was called in. The latter
said that HENRY could not live three hours, which prediction proved true,
as about ten o'clock he died. Up to this time the matter had been kept
from the police, and neither of the physicians who attended HENRY have
made a report to them.
The bartender BURNS told in part the same story as DOWD, but attempted
to evade some questions, and acted as though he knew more than he would tell.
HENRY leaves a widow and one child. He was a very heavy drinker, and
although in the prime of life, death, it is thought by some, may have
resulted from his sudden deprivation of stimulants. Coroner PARKER will
hold an inquest as soon as possible.
DOWD is said by the police to be ordinarily a very inoffensive man.
27 February 1882
Those Who Violated the Excise Law Yesterday
Complaints Made Against the Proprietors of Twent Places--Names of the Men and
Precincts in Which They Do Business
The vigilance of the police a week ago yesterday in keeping a lookout for
excise violations, and the determination shown by the Excise Commissioners to
punish offenders, had the effect of keeping a majority of the local frinking
places closed yesterday. There were some saloon keepers who preferred to
take their chances of being caught to losing a day's profits, but they kept a
strict watch and admitted no one to the saloons unless they (the proprietors)
felt convinced that they were nowise connected with the police department.
Sharp as they were, however, a number were caught, as will be seen by the
appended reports which were presented to Superintendent CAMPBELL by the
various captains this morning:
Frederick SCHMELKEN, No. 532 Fulton street,
Messrs. CALLAN and HALEY, No. 17 Myrtle avenue;
Sebastian SCHNEIDER, 52 Court street;
Wm. F. CONNOLLY, No. 57 Front street.
John BRODBECK, No. 175 Smith street;
John NEWMAN, No. 158 Smith street;
Valentine UNVERZAGT, No. 412 Atlantic avenue.
Charles D. DAVIDSON, No. 95 Columbia street.
Christian EUCKER, No. 601 Myrtle avenue;
Ludwig J. STELLWAG, No. 263 Myrtle avenue.
Christian CLAUS, No. 272 Old Bushwick avenue;
John RABER, Lorimer and Scholes streets.
Andrew HAUSEN, No. 331 Fifth avenue.
John M. CASEY, No. 589 Bedford avenue.
Charles FREEMAN, Franklin avenue and Montgomery street.
Francis McNALLY, corner of Hamilton avenue and Hicks street.
John P. CONRADY, No. 61 Marion street.
Joseph WENDELL, No. 91 Central avenue;
John BEHLING, corner of Broadway and Flushing avenue.
Henry EVERETT, No. 839 Broadway.
The cases will be called for examination on Friday next.
1 March 1882
A Liquor Dealer Gets a Writ of Certiorari
Excise Commissioner JOURDAN having revoked the license
of Daniel SCHAEFER, keeper of a liquor store at the foot of
Broadway, E.D., for selling liquor on Sunday, Counselor
W.E.S. FALES yesterday obtained a writ of certiorari from
Justice GILBERT to review the proceedings of the
Commissioner and granted leave to SCHAEFER to continue
selling liquor and beer, pending the decision on the certiorari.
11 March 1882
A Liquor Dealer Indicted
Among the indictments presented by the Grand Jury in the Court
of OYER and TERMINER, was one against JOHN D.BURKE, proprietor of
'THE ABBAY' No.535 Fulton Streett, for violetion of the Sunday liquor law.
14 March 1882
Had No Liscense
Patrick RILEY, who keeps a saloon at No. 18 Flushing avenue, was
arrested last night on a charge of selling beer without a license.
22 March 1882
A Singular Excise Acquittal
William H. FEE, a saloon-keeper at Henry and Nelson street, was arrested
on the 13th. inst. by Sergeant SLATTERY and Officer KEENAN, of the
Eleventh Precinct, on a charge of violating the Excise law. The officers found
the saloon open at three o'clock in the morning, three men were throwing
dice at a table and two were drinking at the bar. FEE was ordered to close
the saloon but did not do so, and subsquently the men who were throwing
dice had a quarrel when the officers walked in and arrested FEE who was
behind the bar. The officers testified that one man was drinking whiskey
and another beer. A jury in Justice BERGEN's Court to-day acquitted FEE.
8 April 1882
Eastern District Saloon Keepers.
The finance Committee of the Eastern District Saloonkeepers Association
last night reported to the association that its assets were $1,229.35.
Secretary John KISSEL and Messrs. GOTTSCHALK and WEIS were named as a
committee to thank those Aldermen who stood by Alderman HACKER's Excise
resolutions and to request them to continue to uphold them.
4 May 1882
COMPLAINTS AGAINST SALOON-KEEPERS
Complaints have been made by Acting Captain DUNN of the 9th.
Franz STEINBACKER, of Central and Cooper avenues;
Fred GUMBRECHT, of Broadway and Conway street;
Charles BROCNER, of Broadway and Conway street;
Frank EFFINGER, of Bushwick avenue and Conway street;
Henry BER?AN, of High Ground Park, who are charged with violating the Sunday law.
6 May 1882
DEPUTY SHERIFF HENRY MIDDLETON ATTACKED WITH A KNIFE BY A SALOON KEEPER--A
LIVELY ROW IN WHICH A REVOLVER AND A KNIFE PLAYED A PROMINENT PART.
CHARLES DAVIDSON keeps a saloon in Boerum place, near Livingston
street. There was a mortage on the building,stock and fixtures made by CONRAD
BECK, from whom DAVIDSON purchased the business, to RUDOLPH LIPSIUS, the
brewer. This mortage was foreclosed, and on Thursday afternoon deputy Sheroff
HENRY MIDDLETON went to the place to levy on the property. DAVIDSON was
behind the bar and said he would allow no one to take away any of the
property. Mr. MIDDLETON tells the rest of the story as follows:
"I told DAVIDSON that I would take the stuff. He then came for me with a big
knife in his hand. I struck him and knocked him down, and then went to the
Sheriff's office to get my pistol. When I returned to the saloon DAVIDSON
came for me again, knife in hand. I grabbed for the knife and succeeded in
catching hold of it, and in taking it from him, but I was cut on the small
finger of the right hand, the flesh being laid open to the bone. Then I drew
my pistol and beat him with it on the head until he became senseless and fell
to the floor. I then carried the stuff away."
Mr. MIDDLETON showed the knife to a Union-Argus reporter. It
resembles a butcher's knife, with a blade fully 6 inches long. Mr.
MIDDLETON'S finger is severely cut. he says, however, that he will not have
DAVIDSON arrested. The latter is the man who a few years ago was cashiered
from the28th Regiment for breaking his sword and throwing a piece of it at
22 May 1882
SERIOUS ENDING OF A DRUNKEN BRAWL AT GREENPOINT
A YOUNG MAN KILLED AFTER A BARROOM MELEE--THE SUPPOSED ASSASSIN FOUND IN BED
AND TAKEN INTO CUSTODY.
ETHAN B. CURRY, 49 years of age, a painter by trade, residing at No.
90 Dupont street, and JOSEPH FREEMAN, aged 21, of No. 315 Huron street,
fraternized on Saturday night, and got drunk together. About half past eleven
o'clock they arrived at James CLARK'S liquor saloon, corner of Franklin and
Huron streets, Greenpoint, and engaged in a dispute about the quality of the
liquor, which finally led to an argument as to which was the better man.
FREEMAN wanted to fight, and pulling of his coat, struck CURRY. The man were
parted by bystanders and CURRY was put out. FREEMAN followed him shortly
after with the evident intention of renewing the combat.
He staggered back into the saloon, a couple of minutes later covered with
blood and said" I'm stabbed give me a place to die". He sank to the floor and
was conveyed to THEODORE TAPKEN'S rug store, where he expired in 15 minutes.
Ambulance Surgeon WINTER, who arrived before death, found that he was
suffering from 9 knife wounds; 5 on the body between the abdomen and nipples,
1 on the left leg, 1 on the right eye, one on the cheek and the fatal 1 on
the neck, just grazing the jugular vein.
Officers QUINN and SPRICKLEY, of the 7th. Precinct, arrested CURRY
at his house, where they found him in bed.
having had a dispute with FREEMAN in the saloon, but denied all knowledge of
any after a??ray. Justice NAEHER on Sunday morning committed him to jail.
Both the deceased and his supposed murderer bore bad characters,
the former having frequently been arrested for assault, while the latter it
is reported was sentenced to 5 years in the Penitentiary some time ago for
clubbing a New York policeman, and was afterwards pardoned by Governor TILDEN.
2 June 1882
A Saloon Row
Why John MONAHAN was Clubbed-The tables turned in Court
John MONAHAN, who lives in Third avenue, was before Justice BERGEN today on
a charge of malicious mischief preferred by William EUSTICE, bartender for
Moore Brothers, saloon-keepers at Third avenue and Tenth street. EUSTICE said
that MONAHAN got drink for which he refused to pay and that he (EUSTICE) then
clubbed MONAHAN out of the saloon. The latter seized some stones which he
threw at the door, breaking glass worth $12. MONAHAN said he had a drink and
paid for it and that EUSTICE demanded the money a second time. He refused to
pay again and EUSTICE clubbed him and chased him a block, club in hand. He
admitted that he broke the glass. Justice BERGEN dismissed the complaint and
ordered MONAHAN to charge EUSTICE with assault and battery. This was done; the
defendant found guilty and dismissed with a reprimand, Justice BERGEN telling
him that there were other ways in which to collect debts, when they existed,
than by using a club.
3 June 1882
The Sale of Liquors to Minors.
The committee appointed at the meeting which was held at the Lafayette
Avenue Presbyterian Church to select officers for "The Citizen's League of
Brooklyn for the Suppression of the Sale of Liquors to Minors," have
selected the following officers, who have accepted:
President, George A.BELL;
Darwin R. James,
Rev. T. L. CUYLER,D.D.,
Rev. H. M. SCUDDER, D.D.,
John H. SHULTZ,
Rev. T. DeWitt TALMAGE, DD.,
B.H. BAYLIS, Esq.,
Rev. George E. REED,
Rev.George F. PENTECOST, D.D.,
Rev. J.D. FULTON, D.D.,
Mrs. Mary C. JOHNSON,
Rev. Wm. H. BOOLE,
Rev. Edward P. INGERSOLL, D.D.,
Rev. D.C. HUGHES,
Rev. Anna OLIVER,
Rev. J.B. THOMAS, D.D.,
Mrs.Mary E. HARTT,
Rev. A.P. PUTNAM, D.D.,
Mrs. C.C. ALFORD,
Rev. D.C. EDDY,D.D.,
Rev. J.G. WILLIAMSON,
Miss Esther PUGH,
Rev. J.B. CLEAVER,
John N. STEARNS;
Secretary, John L. MITCHELL,
Corresponding Secretary, Miss E.W. GREENWOOD;
Treasurer, Gordon BURCHARD;
Counsel, Hon:Stewart L. WOODFORD;
Executive Committee, Rev. W.T. CRAFTS,
Wm. C. BOOTH,
Rev. Albert G. LAWSON,
Jere JOHNSON, Jr.,
Edwin P. IDE,
8 August 1882
A Bartender who Married His Widowed Employer Accused of False Swearing
by His Stepson's Friend.
Louis ESSELMAN, a German saloon-keeper at No.22 Atlantic avenue, was
last night arrested on a warrant issued by Justice WALSH on a charge of
perjury. The complainant is Patrick ROURKE, of No. 33 Amity street.
ESSELMAN was formerly bartender for Bridget CAVANAUGH, an Irish widow,
at No. 22 Atlantic avenue, and a few months since married his employer.
The latter has two sons, with whom ESSELMAN did not agree, and they were
forced to leave the house. One of them, John by name, went to sea, and
returned on June 30. A few days later John was arrested on complaint of
his stepfather, who alleged that the former had threatened to kill him.
He swore to that on the examination, but Justice WALSH dismissed the
complaint. Then ROURKE, who is a friend of CAVANAUGH, swore out a
warrant for ESSELMAN's arrest, alleging that the latter had committed
perjury on the examination. Justice BERGEN will hear the case.
A SALOON ROBBED
Mr. GREENE's saloon, No. 334 Furman street, was early this morning force
open by thieves, who stole $10 in money and cigars worth $7.
17 August 1882
FOUND AT LAST-A Bartender who Admits He Sold Liquor without a License.
Francis OSWALD, bartender for Martin DOOLEY in the latter's saloon,
corner of Bond and Bergen streets, was before Justice BERGEN to-day on a
charge of having sold liquor without a license. OSWALD claimed that he
sold only ginger ale, mineral waters, etc. Officer MURRAY swore that on
July 22 he hired a man to go into the saloon and ask for liquor, and
that the man was furnished with what he asked for. Counselor TROY, who
appeared for the defendant, asked the officer if he sent a man into the
saloon to ascertain what the defendant was selling.
"Yes," was the reply.
"Who told you to do so?"
"Captain LEAVY, of the Third Precinct."
The witness was then asked if he had ever been arrested for assault and
battery, and he replied that he had. Then he was aked if when he went
on the police force he did not swear he had never been so arrested, and
he refused to answer.
Counselor TROY then on behalf of his cliet pleaded guilty to the
charge. Decision was reserved.
22 August 1882
AFFRAY IN A SALOON
Christopher SENATE, of No. 520 Vanderbilt avenue, was last night
assaulted in the saloon, No. 546 Dean street, by John LONG, of No. 928
Pacific street, and sustained a severe wound on the head. LONG was arrested.
25 August 1882
The Result of an Affray in a Saloon.
Mrs. DALTON, who lives at No. 928 Gates avenue, last night reported to
the Ninth Precinct Police that her husband, Napoleon DALTON, who keeps a
saloon at No. 969 DeKalb avenue, was lying in critical condition at his
residence from the effects of an assault committed upon him by John
CONNORS, of No. 984 DeKalb avenue. Mrs. DALTON stated that CONNORS
quarreled with her husband in the latter's saloon on the 17th instant,
and struck him on the head with a cane. A physician who has been
attending DALTON stated that the injured man's condition had become so
much worse that his recovery was doubtful. Captain McLAUGHLIN arrested
CONNORS, who is held to await the result of DALTON's injuries.
10 SEPTEMBER 1882
FELL DEAD IN A SALOON. Thomas CONROY, aged 50 years, of Park Place near
Buffalo Avenue, on Saturday night fell dead in Frederich BAACH's saloon, No.
1701 Fulton Street.
19 September 1882
MICHAEL HOSEY AND HIS WHISKEY. Michael HOSEY, who keeps a salon at No. 334
Bond Street, yesterday reported to the police that his store had been robbed
of whiskey and cigars worth $5. Last night, however, he said that he and a
friend were in the neighborhood of the store early yesterday morning, and
having no key forced the door. They drank the whiskey and smoked the cigars themselves.
1 NOVEMBER 1882
Wants A License-An Application by Ex-Alderman DWYER to the Excise Board,
which is Opposed by Plymouth Church People
Ex-Alderman William DWYER has made application to the Excise Commissioners
for a license for a saloon at the corner of Hicks and Middagh streets, and the
Plymouth Church people are up in arms about it. The location of the proposed
saloon is a block distant from the Plymouth Sunday school, a block and a half
from the Bethel and two blocks from the church. A petition against the
granting of a license, which is signed by many residents of the Heights, has
been presented to the Commissioners. Among the names attached is that of Rev.
Mr. BEECHER. Today Rev. S. B. HALLIDAY and several others appeared before the
Commissioners and argued against the granting of a license. Mr. HALLIDAY said
he had no objection to Mr. DWYER as a man, but he had as a saloon keeper. No
decision has been given as yet. The saloon has been fitted up in gorgeous style.
10 November 1882
Two Licenses Revoked
The Excise Commissioners today revoked the licenses of Henry HOERMANN, of
No. 26 Liberty street and Henry RITZHEIMER, of No. 90 Myrtle avenue, who were
found guilty of having sold beer on Sunday.
A Bartender Assaulted
During a quarrel last night in the saloon, No. 42 Congress street, about
drinks, between Thomas OTIS and Wm. NIXON and the bartender John GAFFNEY,
NIXON, who lives at No. 88 Sedgwick street, seized a tumbler and threw it at
GAFFNEY, cutting his head severely. NIXON was arrested.
28 November 1882
Excise Law Violations
Drinking Saloons Found Open by the Police Last Sunday
The following are the names of the saloon keepers, as far as they have been
received, whose places were found open on Sunday last:
Henry KETTELHODT, 845 Third avenue
Herman KIRSTEIN, 766 Fifth avenue
Julius WURM, 762 Fifth avenue
John WEIGEL, 835 Gates avenue
Charles F. MATTOCK, 1254 Myrtle avenue
Jacob BRUSCH, 67 Atlantic avenue
Michael NEVINS, 2 State street
Herman GR?TH?R, Broadway and Ellery street
Michael S?AIL, 133 Harrison avenue
Wm. CROSSLEY 1412 Fulton street
Henry P. James, 61 Marion street
William HUTZENROEDER, 34 Rapelyea street
James MORRISSEY, 307 Columbia street
Daniel W. BECKER, 120 Flatbush avenue
James WRIGHT, 724 Fulton street
Robert SHEPARD, 193 Franklin street
Joseph BOWLER, 147 Franklin street
Adolph LUTZ, 478 Fifth avenue
James KANE, 475 Fifth avenue
William SHIELDS, 825 Gates avenue
John McGRATH, 10?4 DeKalb avenue
George Z???GLE, 172 Montrose avenue
Valentine KLUEG, 192 Humboldt street
John H. MORRIS, Myrtle avenue and Adams street
John MARTINHOFF, Concord and Jay streets
August OTTO, 57 Fulton street
James FARRELL, 252 Atlantic avenue
George WILLIAMS, 177 Court street
John J. KEATING, 334 Myrtle avenue
Thomas WRIGHT, 45 Grand street
Charles STARK, 234 Second street, E.D.
SMITH & REMIS, Broadway
5 December 1882
EXCISE VIOLATIONS REPORTED
The Excise Commissioners have received the names of the following saloon-
keepers who are alleged to have kept open on November 26:
John ZIMMERMAN, 277 Second street;
E. D. Henry KINST, 570 Third avenue;
John GOETZE, Redford and Flushing avenues;
Peter THEIS, 188 Myrtle avenue;
Frank ECKERT, 496 Myrtle avenue;
H. A. JUNG, 488 Myrtle avenue;
Herman STRUCK, 42 Van Brunt street;
Lawrence COUZEN, 12 Hamilton avenue;
Frederick KIRCHNEAR, Delmonta(?) place; and Ellery street;
Patrick SMITH, 671 Henry street;
August KJOSS, 78 Myrtle avenue;
B. George FIRMBACH, 20 Sumner avenue;
C. H. HUBER, 255 Hopkins street;
William FELTAN, 825 Myrtle avenue;
Henry STURM, 93 Tompkins avenue;
Henry WINTER, Harrison avenue and Bartlett street;
Henry KUEBEL, Myrtle avenue and Walworth street.
11 December 1882
DIED BEFORE HIS VICTIM
Michael GALLAGHER, a saloon-keeper in Main street, who was arrested
on Friday last for assaulting John McALLISTER with a club, died last
night at the Jail. He had been drinking heavily and it is supposed that
death was due to that fact. McALLISTER's recovery is very doubtful.
A SALOON BURGLARIZED
Thomas L. HOGAN's liquor saloon, No. 1628 Fulton street, was early
yesterday morning burglariously entered and robbed of money, cigars
and a collection of American and foreign coins, all worth $50.
HELD FOR THE GRAND JURY
Martin GAVIGAN and Patrick DOYLE, old offenders, were at half-past
two o'clock this morning found in the hallway adjoining Martin CASEY's
saloon, corner of Myrtle avenue Gold street, and were arrested. A
number of keys were found in their possession. Judge WALSH committed
them to await the action of the Grand Jury.
12 December 1882
ALLEGED EXCISE VIOLATIONS
Complaints have been made to the Excise Commissioners against the
following saloonkeepers who are alleged to have kept their places open
on Sunday, November 26:
A. ZIMMERMAN, 428 Grand street;
Diedrich H. ALLERS, 22 Grand street;
Charles ALLERS, 46 South Fifth street;
John H. BENSON, 12 and 14 Broadway;
John BRANDT, 585 Grand street;
Christopher BRENNER, 161 Greenpoint avenue;
George BULLWINGLE, 532 Manhattan avenue;
Joseph BOWLER, 117 Franklin street;
John DETRICH, 260 Messerole street;
Frank DAHLBENDER, 467 Grand street;
F. J. CUMMINGS, 17 Greenpoint avenue.
James CLARK(?), 621 Manhattan avenue;
Joseph FURLONG, ?99 Fifth avenue;
J. G. FRUEND, 27 Greenpoint avenue;
Ernest GEIST, 1020 DeKalb avenue;
John GOFGESANG(?), 54 Grand street;
John KIEFER, 83 Broadway;
Carl A. METZ, 16 Broadway;
Patrick MURPHY, 718 Third avenue;
Peter MUNZ, 237 Manhattan avenue;
Thomas MADIGAN, 23 Greenpoint avenue;
Michael McELNATON(?), 547 Grand street;
Allen G. OTTEN, 19 Broadway;
Henry STEINEHRIE(?), 56 Broadway;
Bernard VATH & Son, 28 Grand street.
18 December 1882
The saloon of William DOLLE, at 66 Franklin street, was entered by
burglars yesterday morning, when liquor and cigars to the value of $40
21 December 1882
Greenpoint-The liquor saloon of Thomas CUMMING at 17 Greenpoint avenue was
entered by burglars at an early hour this morning, when $2 in money and
several bottles of liquor were stolen.
2 April 1885
LIQUOR SELLING ON SUNDAY
Joseph DANIELS, the agent of the Excise League, furnishes the following
list of liquor dealers whose places he says were open on Sunday:
William MANGLES, 35 Greenpoint avenue;
Philip SCHMITT, 37 Greenpoint avenue;
William HEIBERGER, 155 Greenpoint avenue;
Michael REISS, 157 Greenpoint avenue;
Gustav JUNGMANN, 613 Broadway;
Charles E. VAUGHAN, 436 Fifth avenue;
Michael MAHER, 492 Carroll street;
Michael O'DONNELL, 623 Fulton street;
William BROWNE, 32 Sands street;
Philip SCHNEIDER, 42 MOORE street;
Julius VULTER, 61 Moore street.
O'LEARY ADMITTED TOO MUCH
And the Liquor Dealer Retaliates by Giving Information.
Some weeks ago the parents of Michael O'LEARY, a plumber's apprentice,
living at 119 Raymond street, brought suit against a liquor dealer and
recovered $75 damages from him for selling liquor to minor. Evidence
was given at the trial to show the O'LEARY was only 19 years old. Since
the verdict the liquor dealer has retaliated by giving information to
the United States authorities that on the 20th of October last O'LEARY
registered as a voter, and subsequently voted in his ward. O'LEARY was
arrested this morning and held for the United States Grand Jury by
Commissioner ALLEN for illegal registering and voting. He gave bail in
the sum of $250.
7 April 1885
ROBERT VINT WALK INTO TROUBLE
Charged With an Infraction of the Excise LAW.
Frank BOYLE was charged before Judge WALSH this morning with selling
liquor without a license in the saloon of Robert VINT, ex-shoemaker and
pedestrian, at No. 204 Fulton street. The complaint was made by Officer
BALFE, of the First Precinct, who swore that about 9 o'clock this
morning, he in company with Officer John SANDRUP, went into VINT's place
and got a glass of ale. SANDRUP, who preferred gin, was served with his
favorite beverage. He stated further that BOYLE was the man who was
behind the bar, and who supplied them with drinks. As the officer was
giving his evidence he was interrupted by Mr. VINT, who, addressing the
Judge, said: "Your Honor, this man is not as is supposed a bartender of
mine. He is simply a friend who asked to oblige me by acting in that
capacity for a short time this morning."
"Well, do you want to take his place as defendant?" asked the Judge.
This did not suit Mr. VINT's views and he demurred. His refusal made no
material difference to him, however, for the Judge, acting on the
admission he had made, caused his name to be inserted in the complaint.
Bail was accepted for the appearance of both defendants.
10 April 1885
MAYER'S LICENSE LOST
A charge of Sunday selling made by Excise Leaguer DANIELS against Martin
MAYER, of No. 62 Graham avenue, was heard by the Excise Commissioners
this morning. His license was revoked
4 May 1885
Lena SAUER was arraigned in the police court at Jamaica this morning on the
charge of selling liquor without a license. Justice BETTS granted a motion
for a jury trial.
6 May 1885
Bklyn Daily Eagle
The Side Doors Were Open.
Liquor Dealers Who Were Detected by The Excisemen on Sunday.
Six men under the lead of John GOLDING watched the resident of Excisemen
Joseph DANIELS on Sunday, but despite this he slipped out and was able to
report the following delinquent saloonises to the Commissioners yesterday:
Peter H. KENNEDY, 85 Clymer Street;
Bernard LAYDON, 578 Fulton Street;
Henrich WABUSH, 84 Wythe Aven.;
Micheal O'DONNELL, 623 Fulton Street;
Dietricht BROCKMANN, 88 First Street;
Marx HARTMAN, 592 Atlantic Avenue;
John H. BENSON, 12 Broadway;
Charles J. GENTSCH, 52 Fifth Avenue;
Louis BEHRENS, 57 South Sixth Street;
D. REINERS, 92 Fifth Avenue;
Joseph HEISER, 136 Broadway;
Thomas REGAN, 453 Third Avenue;
Stephen McNAMEE, 301 Division Avenue;
Oliver J. BLABER, 473 Third Avenue,
John GOETZ, 450 Flushing Avenue;
Charles E. VAUGHAN, 486 Fifth Avenue;
Phillip SCHNOKS, 328 Ninth Avenue;
Charles H. WATERS, 434 Eighteenth Street.
8 May 1885
GEORGE ZIPP THROWS UP HIS LICENSE.
So Do Five Other Dealers Rather Than Stand Trail for Excise Violations.
The Excise Commissioners held their usual Friday session for the trial
of violations of the Excise law this morning. Two dealers only
stood trial out of the seven prosecuted by the Citizens' Excise League.
They were Philip McCAULEY, of 43 Willoughby street charged with
selling to minors
Joseph CASEY, of 170 Myrtle avenue, violation of the Sunday law.
Owen KEELEY, 360 Atlantic avenue;
H. BLAIRE, 225 Central avenue;
William HEILBERG, 155 Greenpoint avenue;
A. GUMBRECHT, 1,631 Broadway;
C.J. PROBATE, 162 Throop avenue,
George ZIPP, of the Elm place Casino, threw up their licenses rather
than stand trial. The reason for Mr. ZIPP'S ready adoption of this
method of avoiding a contest is said to be that he intends retireing
from the management of the Casino at an early date, and his license
would be of no use to his successor.
22 May 1885
A BREWERY TRANSFERRED
Henry KIEFER, the Scholes street brewer, has transferred for $30,000 his
interest in his brewery to the Metropolitan Brewing Company. Mr. KIEFER
receives stock in the new company for his interest. Two mortgages were
recorded in the Register's office this morning, one of $6,195, held by John
DILLMEYER, and one of $20,600 held by William Garlach & Co. The brewery was
injured by fire a short time ago to the extent of $35,000
How a Bartender Undertook to Avenge His Sister
John M. GRAHAM, who is a bartender for Peter FAGAN, a saloon keeper at the
corner of Columbia and Sedgwick streets, was charged in Judge MASSEY's Court
this morning with having attempted to shoot James O'NEILL, of No. 40 Congress
street. He fired one shot at him and missed him, the ball imbedding itself
in the door of a butcher shop on the other side of the street.
Yesterday GRAHAM's sister in law, Sarah LAWSON, of 102 Warren street, made a
charge of assault against O'NEILL in Judge MASSEY's Court. The case was
dismissed and GRAHAM resolved to remedy what he considered a miscarriage of
justice by shooting the alleged destroyer of his sister's happiness. He was
taken before Judge MASSEY this morning and committed for examination.
5 July 1887
WIGGINS Goes Free
Augustus WIGGINS, a saloon keeper, of 76 Myrtle ave., was arrested yesterday,
charged with being concerned in the robbery of a watch and diamond pin from
Andrew BECKETT, of 212 Joralemon st., on Saturday morning late. This morning
he had an examination before Judge WALSH, and as the evidence against him was
exceedingly light, he was discharged.
MORAN and Mc KENNEY, who are said to have been the principals in the robbery,
were to have had an examination this morning, but owing to the absence of
witnesses an adjournment was taken.
11 August 1887
For Selling Ale to a Minor
John BOHANNA, who keeps a saloon at 358 Hamilton avenue, was fined $25 by
Justice MASSEY this morning for selling mixed ale to Hulda ANDERSON, a
little girl aged 12 years, residing at 252 Hamilton avenue. This is the
same child whom Mrs. Margaret HUMPHY, of the above address, forced to drink
ale until she became unconscious. Margaret will be tried next Monday.
For Selling Ale to a Minor
John BOHANNA, who keeps a saloon at 358 Hamilton avenue, was fined $25 by
Justice MASSEY this morning for selling mixed ale to Hulda ANDERSON, a
little girl aged 12 years, residing at 252 Hamilton avenue. This is the
same child whom Mrs. Margaret HUMPHY, of the above address, forced to drink
ale until she became unconscious. Margaret will be tried next Monday.
25 August 1887
The saloon of Michael ELHATTAN, a well-known Democratic politician of the
Fifteenth ward, was closed yesterday afternoon by Deputy Sheriff LE PINE and
Constable MURTAGH, on a judgment procured by Bernard REILLY for $2,624.36.
ELHATTAN's place was a favorite resort for the Democratic politicians of the
ward. He was dispossessed by Constable MURTAGH for non payment of rent.
20 April 1889
SHOT BY A BARTENDER
A South Brooklyn Woman Shot in New York
Dolphine DENIKE, who gave her address as 100 Wyckoff street, this city, was shot
in the abdomen last night at Brown's Hotel, 274 West street, New York, by
Patrick CONEY, the bartender. She was taken to the Chambers Street Hospital
about 9 o'clock last night. CONEY is but 19 years old. The wound is a
dangerous one, but the surgeons think she will recover. She is an occasional
boarder at the address given, but nothing is known of her.
5 September 1889
IT MISSED FIRE
Almost a Murder in an Atlantic Avenue Saloon.
A Card Party Ends in a Fight, When the Police Enter and Arrest All the
Participants--The Prisoners in Court This Morning.
A saloon card party, a charge of cheating, hot words, fisticuff and an
attempted shooting all in a few minutes, made a scene in the liquor store of
KERR Bros, at 592 Atlantic avenue, last night, like those enacted in the
gambling houses of newly settled towns in lawless territories.
The principals in the dramatic episode were Daniel S. SUMMERFIELD, of 95
Sterling place; Frederick FRAZER, of 401 Dean street, and Thomas MARSHALL,
whose abode is over the saloon. The three men had been playing euchre for
drinks with the result of SUMMERFIELD being a continual winner. About
midnight MARSHALL, it is said, accused SUMMERFIELD of winning by a
fraudulent manipulation known as "working from the top and bottom."
Angry words came quickly, the lie was given, and then came a fist fight, in
which MARSHALL was pummeled and kicked until bystanders interfered.
SUMMERFIELD, who had been knocked down, sprang to his feet, and drawing a
32-calibre "bull-dog" revolver from his hip pocket leveled it at MARSHALL
and pulled the trigger. Bloodshed was avoided by the weapon hanging fire,
and it was knocked from his hand before he could make another attempt to
discharge it. MARSHALL was knocked among a lot of boxes that stood near.
Officers CAMPBELL and CLARK, of the Tenth precinct, who were passing and
heard the noise of the scuffle went into the place and took the three men
into custody and locked them up on a charge of intoxication.
This morning they were arraigned before Justice PETTERSON. FRAZER and
MARSHALL were discharged, but SUMMERFIELD had an additional charge of
carrying concealed weapons made against him by the officer. Friends brought
testimony of his good character and previous good behavior to the Court, and
in consideration of this he was let off with a fine of $5 on each charge.
10 September 1889
PETER BONNER'S LICENSE
Protesants Declare That He is Only Acting for His Brother--Decision Reserved
The hearing concerning the application of Peter BONNER for a liquor license
for the corner of Vanderbilt and Park avenues came before the Excise
Commissioners this morning. A report had been received from Capt. MCKELVEY,
of the Fourth precinct, adverse to the granting of the license because it
would be an increase in the number of saloons in his precinct. A number of
protesants were present, and were represented by ex-Judge TROY, who called
attention to the number of saloons already in the neighborhood, and then
went on to state that the applicant was a most obvious substitutte for his
brother, Neil BONNER, who was the real lessee, and who already had a saloon
on Flatbush avenue. Mr. Frank MCCLOSKEY, counsel for the applicant,
submitted that there was no evidence to show that the applicant was a
"blind" for his brother, and said that the neighborhood warranted the
granting of the license. He further stated that Capt. MCKELVEY had told him
that the reason of his adverse report was that he had promised certain
parties that there would be no more saloons in his precinct. The
Commissioners reserved their decision.
10 April 1893
Application has been made for an Excise License for the following places:
Herman FIENING, 19 Graham avenue
Emil BANANN, 269 South Third street,corner of Marcy avenue.
W.J. JOHNSON, 680 Broadway.
Louis HO?O?ST, 344 Classon avenue.
Diedrich BATTEBER, 660 Manhattan avenue.
Anton MILLER, 59 North Second street.
Them? J. McGRAW, 271 Pulaski street.
Bruen BL???OFF, 193 Hamburg avenue.
Jacob FRANK, 911 Broadway.
TRANSFERS OF LICENSES
Charles HART to 239 Thirty-sixth street.
William SCHMIDT to 292 Third avenue
August WEIDMANN to 1286 Madison street.
John GALLAGHER to 71 Main street
John FOGARTY to 50 Gold street
Fritz S??BER to 542 Evergreen avenue.
James J.MILLARD to Southeast corner Crescent and Glen streets.
Matthew J.DOWD to 280 Wyckoff street.
Abraham BASCH to 23 Union street.
Fred HOFFAN to Southwest corner Howard avenue and Bergen street.
Williamstang P??wing Company to 865 Fifth avenue.
21 January 1898
A SUNDAY MORNING SALOON FIGHT
Early yesterday morning, in Bennett & Ehrstein's lager bier saloon,
corner of Throop avenue and Bartlett street, a number of customers got
fighting, and Charles WOLF, of 54 Bartlett street, caused the arrest of Wm.
HERDER, of 600 Flushing avenue, and John HENRY, of 78 Throop avenue,
charging them with having beaten him.
OLIVER COTTER'S SUNDAY RAID
Mr. Oliver COTTER reports that yesterday he found liquor being sold at
Henry AUMANN's saloon, 163 Broadway and also at H. KETTLER's on Grand, near
Ninth street, and Martin ALTHAN'S on Broadway, near Fourth street. Mr.
COTTER has preferred charges against AUMANN on former occasions and says
that yesterday there were thirty persons drinking beer and other liquors, pl
aying billiards and bagatelle, when he and his associate entered the place,
whereupon AUMANN and his friends assalted him and his friends, and AUMANN's
friends rescued AUMANN from him, COTTER. Mr. COTTER says he will apply to
Justice WALSH for warrants for all concerned in the assault. Mr. AUMANN
says that he knows COTTER, met him in the hallway and refused him
admittance, whereupon COTTER showed a revolver and was put out by him,AUMANN.
1 August 1898
Too Many Cans.
Anthony NOVOTNY, who keeps a saloon on Jane street, Dutch Kills, was
arrested on Sunday night at 10:30 o¹clock by Detective KELLY and Officer MC
GILL. NOVOTNY put up a clever game to baffle the police, but not as wily as
the police in the end. Adjoining the saloon is a butcher shop and NOVOTNY
ran a pipe from his saloon into the rear of the butcher shop and served out
the "golden rod" in cans to anyone who would come along. The two officers,
seeing so many cans coming out of a meat market, had their suspicions
aroused and determined to investigate. Detective KELLY watched his chance
and slipped in with one of the customers and caught the saloon-keeper
drawing beer from the tap. NOVOTNY was immediately placed under arrest by
Detective KELLY, whereupon Michael LAFF tried to release the prisoner. The
detective also arrested the latter for interfering with an officer in the
discharge of his duty. Both men were arraigned in police court this Monday
morning and NOVOTNY was held in $1,000 bail until the 19th inst. and LAFF
was placed under $500 bail to appear at the same time.
12 September 1898
The following cases were disposed of by Justice SMITH in the Hunter¹s Point
Police Court this Monday morning:
CEVENA, Frank, 76 Prospect street, arrested on Sunday by Officer WELRENHOLM;
held in $1,000 bail to the 24th.
FROELICH, Frank L., 333 Steinway avenue, arrested by Officer WIGHT; held in
$1,000 bail to the 16th.
JOHNSON, Henry, 87 Vernon avenue, held in $1,000 bail, arrested by Detective KELLY.
Officer BUSCHMANN arrested a soldier named Patrick SULLIVAN at the Long
Island Railroad depot for intoxication. He was fined $1 and then Justice
SMITH paid his fine out of his own pocket and SULLIVAN was allowed to go.
8 October 1904
Bartender Shot and Saloon Man Suspected
Carmelli NETTI, an Italian bartender at 19 Marion street, Ravenswood, Queens,
is in St. John's Hospital, Long Island City, with a bullet in his neck, which
he says he received in a fight in a saloon kept by John AGINLIO, who was
arrested as a suspicious person. NETTI's condition is serious. All the
Italians in the saloon refused to give the police any information.
10 October 1904
Subject in Whiskey Deaths is Arrested
Suspected of having sold whiskey containing poison, Rufolph FRITSCHE,
keeper of a saloon at 723 Tenth avenue, Manhattan, was arrested last night
on instructions from Coroner SCHOLER. Some twenty-five persons have died in
the neighborhood of FRITSCHE's saloon during the past two weeks, apparantly
from the same cause, some form of alcoholic poisoning. The "Pink Elephant"
whiskey, which FRITSCHE sold for 10 cents a pint, is suspected of being
directly responsible for most or all of the deaths.
Woman Saloonkeeper Pays Penalty to State
Albany, Oct.-State Commisssioner of Excise CUULLINAN has received
$1,365 in payment of a judgement recovered by him in an action against Mary
F. WYMAN and the surety on her liquor tax bond. Her saloon is at Surf avenue,
Coney Island, and she violated the liquor tax law by having her barroom open
and selling liquor on Sunday.
5 February 1905
Held to Grand Jury for Excise Violation
Oswald STEFFEN, a young man who tends bar for his father, who keeps a
saloon at 57 Myrtle avenue, was held for the action of the Grand Jury
by Magistrate STEERS today after a hearing on a charge of violating
the Excise law that Sunday, by serving drinks without meals.
4 May 1906
MARGARET GUEST LOSES ROLL IN A SALOON
Accuses Customer and Bartender, but Only the Former Is Held.
Joseph PURCELL, who says he lives at the Hotel Margaret, early to-day
lost $150 in a saloon of Adams street and Myrtle avenue, where he went
at 5 o'clock to get a drink. In the saloon he met a man who said he was
Louis HOWARD, of 233 Duffield street, with whom he go chummy. In
paying for a round of drinks PURCELL pulled out a roll of $150, all new
bills. He alleges HOWARD made a grab for the role((sic). There was a
tussle, and the bartender, Lorin SMITH, PURCELL says, interfered and told
him to get out. When PURCELL told the bartender he had been robbed, he
says, SMITH said he knew HOWARD was all right.
PURCELL then made complaint at the Adams street station, and Detective
MAHON arrested HOWARD, who had five crisp $5 bills. He said a negro
gave him the money, but PURCELL insisted that HOWARD robbed him.
SMITH was arrested as an accomplice.
Mr. PURCELL was finally persuaded to make a formal charge against
HOWARD, and the latter was held in $1,000 bail on a charge of robbery.
SMITH, the bartender, was discharged.
22 May 1906
CHARGES HENRICE WITH SALOON SWINDLE
William J. HENRICE, of 1203 Bushwick avenue, was before Magistrate
STEERS, in the Gates avenue court, to-day, on complaint of Mrs. Lena
BRAUN, of 1268 Jefferson avenue, who accused him of swindling her
out of $500 in a business transaction. HENRICE pleaded not guilty and
was paroled in the custody of his counsel until Friday.
According to the story told by Mrs. BRAUN, HENRICE claimed he had a
lease on a saloon at Gates and Ralph avenue, which he agreed to sell to
her for $1,800. She gave him $500 of the purchase price, and then learned
from a prominent brewery firm that a mortgage was on the property and
that HENRICE had no authority sell it. Mrs. BRAUN then demanded the
return of her money, and she claims HENRICE refused to listen to her,
and even ordered her out of the saloon.
BREWERS SAY THEIR NAMES WERE FORCED
In the old suit of the American Fine Arts Company against Margaret EPPIG
and John A. EPPIG to recover $188,000, Lawyer Fernando SOLINGER
to-day in the Supreme Court moved to strike out the complaint for failure
to give a bill of particulars as ordered by the court. Damages are claimed
for certain alleged orders for lithographing to advertise the brewery, but
defendants deny that there were any contracts and impute the fraudulent
use of their signature and that the quantity of stationery and lithographs
alleged to have been ordered would have lasted them three hundred years.
Counsel for plaintiff said they were willing to furnish as full a bill of
particulars as possible. Decision was reserved.
24 Nay 1906
FUGITIVE BIGAMIST SUES EASTERN DISTRICT BREWER
On the application of creditors an involuntary petition in bankruptcy was
filed yesterday against the Paul WEIDMAN Brewing Company, at North
First and Berry streets. Judge THOMAS, in the United States District
Court, appointed Edward G. BENEDICT receiver of the property, who is
also empowered to conduct the business temporarily. BENEDICT was
ordered to provide a $5,000 bond.
The Paul WEIDMAN Brewing Company has been in business for twelve
years and was considered to be in sound financial condition. Thomas W.
KILEY & Co., of which the fugitive bigamist is the head; John FISHER and
George HALZHEIMER, however, allege that between May 1 and May 21
an act of insolvency was committed when the company transferred
certain of its fund to creditors, with the intent to give these creditors,
with the intent to give these creditors a preference. The amount involved
is not stated.
It was stated that unless the receiver be given power to run the business
great loss would result in the re\uination of the machinery and good will
of the plant. It was said that the Williamsburg Trust Company had begun
foreclosure proceedings against the brewery, but Judge THOMAS, in his
order, restrains the creditors from bringing any further legal action
against the company. The assets of the company are said to be
$40,000 in chattel mortgages on saloons, outstanding accounts of
$5,000, and merchandise on hand of the value of $25,000.
KILEY & Co.'s claim is for hardware furnished the brewing company.
26 May 1906
ACCUSED OF ATTACKING WOMAN SALOONKEEPER
George H. REYNOLDS, 28 years old, of 256 Amsterdam avenue, Manhattan,
was in the Lee avenue court to-day on a charge of assaulting Pauline
SHERLOCK, who owns a saloon at 1120 Myrtle avenue. The alleged
assault occurred while in the woman's saloon. Hearing was adjourned.
22 June 1906
SALOONKEEPER HELD AFTER SEVEN POSTPONEMENTS
Henry HAWKINS, a mulatto saloonkeeper at 100 Myrtle avenue, was held for
trial at Special Sessions by Magistrate DOOLEY in Adams street court yesterday
afternoon on a charge of violating the liquor tax law. The alleged offense
took place on May 7, but on various excuses adjournments have been granted seven
times. HAWKINS says he does no more than any other saloonkeeper in Myrtle
24 June 1906
BOLD ROBBERS GOT HER FATHERS CASH
SALOONKEEPERS DAUGHTER HELD UP ON WAY FROM BANK AND $1500 TAKEN
POLICE OUT ON COLD SCENT
HIGHWAYMEN EVIDENTLY WERE PRIMED FOR CRIME
Jennie SAKOL, the seventeen-year-old girl who says she was robbed of $1500
yesterday afternoon by two men, told her story to the detectives who were
placed on the case last night at the home of her father, 420 Stone avenue.
She declared that all she knew about the affair was that a satchel
containing the money was suddenly snatched out of her hand by one man, while the
other gave her a sudden push which caused her to stagger on the sidewalk at
Atlantic and Snedeker avenues. She finally fell heavily to the ground, sustaining a
few bruises on her arms. She maintained that the attack was made so suddenly
that she had no time to scream for assistance.
The two men escaped in a covered wagon, she claims, for which the police
are searching. It was reported that they have discovered the name on the
vehicle, which they refused to divulge last night.
W. A. DAVIS, of 435 East New York avenue, said he had heard the
excitement, and discovered the men making off. He gave a description of them to the
The girl's father, Samuel SAKOL, keeps a saloon and assembly room at the
Stone avenue address. He cashes many checks on Saturday, and for that purpose
keeps on hand a supply of cash. Just before the close of banking hours
yesterday he sent Jennie to the Atlantic avenue branch of the United Bank with a check
for $1700, which he told her to cash. She carried a hand satchel in which to
carry the money home.
Well known to the bank officials, she was soon ready to return with a
large number of bills of small denomination.
Suddenly, according to Jennie, two men stepped up to her from a doorway.
They were young and well dressed. One smashed her on the jaw and knocked her
across the sidewalk. She fell, half stunned, while the other man grabbed the
As she struggled weakly to her feet the men jumped into the wagon that had
apparently waiting on the curve and drove away. Before pursuit could be
organized they were out of sight.
Jennie hastened to her father's saloon and told him of her adventure.
SAKOL was naturally overwhelmed. Excitement rendered him incoherent, and there was
some delay in notifying the Liberty avenue station of the experience of
Jennie. By the time the detectives reached the place where Jennie located the
robbery the trail was cold.
Mr. SAKOL does not question the truth of his daughter's story. She is
described by him as a truthful little girl with no entangling alliances in the
shape of flirtations with young men who might know of her weekly trips to the
bank. The saloonkeeper believes that the thieves were in his place to-day when he
started Jennie for the money, and knowing the route she generally took,
One witness declared that the name of "L. WEISS, L. I. " was on the wagon
in the case.
SALOONKEEPERS KICK AT WATER METERS
REGARD NON-INSTALLATION IN OTHER BUSINESS STORES AS UNJUST DISCRIMINATION
The liquor dealers of Kings County not long since received notices from
the Water Department to put, at their own expense, water meters in their stores
within thirty days. Upon investigation the liquor dealers discovered that in
the service of these notices a discrimination had been made against
saloonkeepers. Instead of serving these notices in the regular order, starting
from one end of the street to the other, covering every business house,
the saloons had been selected and other concerns omitted.
The United Liquor Dealers' Association of Kings County took the matter up.
An interview with Commissioner ELLISON was arranged for last Friday
afternoon. The liquor dealers' delegation, about 1,000 strong, met at Arcanum Hall
last Friday. It being, however, impossible for so many to meet Commissioner
ELLISON, a sub-delegation of 100 went to Manhattan and saw the Commissioner. Gen.
BARNUM, a lawyer named BYRNES and J.P. SMITH, the editor of "Wine and Spirit
Gazette", acted as spokesmen. Commissioner ELLISON was told that the liquor
dealers of Brooklyn did not object to the installation of water meters, but
protested against having their stores picked out for that purpose while other
stores and concerns were passed by.
Commissioner ELLISON denied that orders had been given from his office to
make such a discrimination. He said that the orders for the installation of
the meters had come from the office of Mr. McGUIRE, who is Water Purveyor in
Brooklyn. The commissioner, in the presence of the delegation, called up on the
telephone the Deputy Commissioner in Brooklyn and gave orders not to make any
discrimination in sending out the notices for the installation of water meters.
He told the Deputy to prefer charges against any of the inspectors who would
discriminate in this matter.
The committee from the Liquor Dealers' Association then asked Commissioner
ELLISON to rescind or suspend the orders that had been sent to the
saloonkeepers until such time when all storekeepers on a certain street, or
block had been served with these notices.
Commissioner ELLISON declined to do that.
26 October 1906
THREE MEN IN BRAWL IN WOMAN'S SALOON
A drunken brawl in a saloon at 1120 Myrtle avenue, owned by Mrs. P.
SHERLOCK, resulted in the arrest of three men who were held at the Vernon
avenue station. Charles BLUM, the bartender, was struck on the head with a
beer glass. The excitement attracted a policeman who arrested Percy CLAYTON
of 123 Willoughby avenue; Louis DIETRICH, of 37 Buschwick avenue and Jacob
MILLER of 221 Madison street. This morning in the Lee avenue court they
were discharged wit ha warning to keep away from saloons.
30 October 1906
SHOT IN SALOON ROW; ASSAILANT ESCAPES
In an altercation today in the saloon of Carlo Ro??, 22 Second avenue, the
proprietor shot Ton? MASINO, 43 years old of 32 Carroll street in the neck,
then he made his escape. MASINO is dangerously wounded.
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5 November 1906
WEALTHY BREWER RESCUES A GIRL
Locked Along in Home by Mother, She Plays With Matches
SETS HER BED ON FIRE
Rescuers Have to Break in Door to Save Her.
Six-year old Eva WAGNER, daughter of Mrs. Anna WAGNER, is dying in the
Bushwick Hospital as a result of terrible burns she received this
morning while playing with matches in her home, 346 Pulaski street.
Julius SCHARMANN, the wealthy proprietor of a brewery across the street
from the little girl's home, was one of the first to discover the blaze
and rushed across the street to her rescue. He broke down the door to
the apartment and dragged the child from her cot. He was also burned.
Mrs. WAGNER left her home this morning to make some purchases at the
corner grocery, leaving little Eva in bed. She hadn't been gone long
before the girl got hold of some matches and had set fire to her bed. A
passing letter carrier, Louis MEANY, attached to Station A, who was
delivering mail in the house next door, was startled to see a woman
rushing from the apartment in which the WAGNER's live, shouting "Fire!"
At the same time, Mr. SCHARMANN became aware of the blaze across the
street. He and MEANY rushed up the stairs, and breaking in the door,
were just in time to snatch the golden-haired girl from her fiery couch.
Both were burned about the face and hands. A call had been sent in to
the Bushwick Hospital, and when the surgeon arrived he said that the
little girl had been burned so severely that she may die. The mother
12 November 1906
WHIRLING BELT BRAINS BREWERY EMPLOYE
Man, Working at Motor, Slips on Oily Floor to Awful Death - Panic Follows
The sight of a young man caught in the belting of a powerful motor in the
machine room of the brewery at 371 Pulaski street, whirling at terrific
speed in a huge circle and his head and body dashing against the floor
at every revolution caused a panic among the crowd of brewery employees today.
The victim of the horrible mishap was Charles RECHESBACH, 21 years old, of
126 Sumner avenue. He was working at a large motor engine, putting on
extra speed, when his foot slipped on the oily tin which covered the
flooring, and he fell forward into the machine. He put out his right
arm to save himself and that member was caught in the whirling belting.
In a second the unfortunate man was snapped from the floor and flew around
with the rapidly revolving belt.
The sickening thuds of the poor fellow's head and body against the floor,
and the shower of blood and brains which flew from the flying corpse
unnerved the strongest man in the machine room and sent the weaker
ones into a panic.
When some cool head stopped the machinery the mangled remains of the once
powerful young man were taken from the bloody belting and laid in a corner
of the room.Although poor RECHESBACH was dead an ambulance was sent for. Dr. THOMPSON,
from the Bushwick Hospital responded. He said the brewery employe was killed
a second after the belting caught him in its deadly grip.
26 November 1906
THREE EXCISE PRISONERS IN FLATBUSH COURT
Three persons were brought before Magistrate STEERS today in the Flatbush
avenue court for violating the excise law.
Alice MURRAY,proprietor of a saloon at 343 Albany avenue,
was held for examination on Dec 20,
Otto BACHMAN,a bartender employed at the saloon of William DOSS
at 694 Coney Island avenue
George A.RITZHEIMER, a bartender for Harry DITTMAR,at 1274 Nostrand
avenue,were held for examination Dec 20.
27 November 1906
PEACEMAKER KILLED IN SALOON BRAWL
For attempting to act as peacemaker in a fight in the saloon owned by James
CURLEY,at 683 Marcy avenue.Thomas HARVEY,35 years old,was shot in the region
of the heart and killed early this morning by George DAVIDSON,34 years
old.DAVIDSON is said to have been involved in a quarrel with Edward
HIGGINS,over some money which he alleged was due to him.He pulled a revolver
and HARVEY seeing the action tried to interfere and prevent a casualty.
Patrolman WANDLING, of the Gates avenue station,was on duty in the street
outside,and hearing the shot ran into the place.As he entered he says,he saw
DAVIDSON with a revolver in his hand staggering about the rear room waving
the weapon over his head in a reckless fashion.As WANDLING,nightstick in
hand, approached him,DAVIDSON steadied himself.
DAVIDSON was taken to police head quarters later to be measured according to
the Bertillon system and photo-graphed,and on the way back to the court, he
said to Detective McCURDY,who was escorting him; 'I'm in a pretty bad fix,
ain't I ?''
''Well, it has all been caused by drink.'' mumbled the prisoner.
When brought before Magistrate FURLONG,charged with murder,DAVIDSON said
nothing.He was represented by counsel and an examination was asked.This the
magistrate granted and set the case down for Friday.
2 December 1906
Found Four Men in Saloon on Sunday
Alfred POLEDO, 19 years old, a bartender of 261 Fourth avenue, was held
in $1,000 bail in the Myrtle avenue court to-day on a charge of
violating the Liquor Tax law. Patrolmen STANTON and MCSHARRY, of the
Bergen street station, entered POLEDO's saloon yesterday afternoon and
found four men seated at tables in the rear room drinking they said.
4 December 1906
Two Killed by Boy in Saloon
In self-defense, so he says, fifteen year old, John NAPORANO, of 27
Garfield place, shot and killed two men in his father's saloon, at that
address, yesterday afternoon. The two men, according to the boy's
story, became engaged in a fight, and while he tried to act as
peacemaker, they turned on him. He retreated and shot the men with a
revolver that was kept behind the bar and which has not yet been found
by the police. The dead men are Francisco DAMEANO, 26 years old, of 42
Garfield place, and his cousin, Diarato BOTILLO, 23 years old, of 449
The shooting took place in the same room in which, less than a year
ago, and older brother of NAPORANO was killed by an Italian who has
since evaded arrest. The widow of the brother, it is claimed was a
witness to the double killing yesterday.
Louis BARNETTI, of 250 Fourth avenue, who was present, was arrested
and charged with carrying concealed weapons. A fully loaded 38-caliber
revolver was found in his pocket.
The boy was taken to the Children's Court before Magistrate KEADY,
who adjourned the case without bail until Dec 18.
10 December 1906
TWO ALLEGED EXCISE VIOLATORS ARE HELD
Two cases of violation of the liquor tax law were before the Myrtle avenue
court this morning. Louis HERMAN, 25 years old, of 460 Metropolitan avenue,
who was arrested yesterday afternoon, was held for examination Wednesday.
Tony NAROMA, 23 years old, of 341 Nevins street, was held in $500 bail for
examination to-morrow on the same charge.
11 December 1906
MOTORMAN DROPS DEAD IN SALOON
On his way to work this morning Henry HORAN, 50 years old, a motorman, of 59
St. Nicholas avenue, stopped in the saloon of Thomas GOETZER, at 280 Wyckoff
avenue. Just as he was raising a glass to his lips, he fell senseless to the
floor. A surgeon from the German Hospital pronounced him dead from apoplexy.
14 April 1907
SALOON BRAWL IN BROADWAY
Two ambulances broke down while answering calls in the Eastern District
last night, and as a result that section of the city had no ambulance service
up to a late hour this morning. The ambulances disabled were those of the
Williamsburg and the Eastern District hospitals, and they both met with the
same mishap, namely, the breaking of the front axle.
A saloon brawl was responsible for the call sent in to the Williamsburg
Hospital. Eugene KAYSER, 42 years old, who owns a hotel at 32 Broadway,
was in the cafe of his hotel at a late hour last night when a fight started.
He interfered and in an effort to restore quiet, tried to eject William HESSON,
29 years old, of 88 South Sixth street as KAYSER had the advantage over
HESSON physically, the latter resorted to missiles and threw successively
at his opponent a whiskey bottle and a heavy beer glass. Both the bottle and
the glass struck KAYSER on the right side of the face and tore a large and
ugly hole in his cheek. The saloon was crowded at the time and a free fightensued.
Patrolman ROYAEL, of the Bedford avenue station, and Patrolman MAHONEY,
of the Clymer street station, arrived on the scene at the same moment. While
MAHONEY used his nightstick on the brawlers, ROYAEL summoned an
ambulance. While it was dashing to the saloon with Dr. RUBIN, the axle
broke at the corner of South Fifth and Berry streets.
The surgeon was thrown violently to the street and was cut about the arms and
face. Nothing daunted, however, he seized his grip and ran up Broadway to
When Patrolman ROYAL (sic) heard of the accident he sent in a call to the
Eastern District Hospital. He was informed over the telephone that that
ambulance had met with a similar mishap at the corner of Bedford and
Manhattan avenues. The patrol wagon of the Bedford avenue station was
then called and KAYSER was taken to the Williamsburg Hospital.
The fight in the saloon finally became so serious that the two policemen were
unable to cope with it and the resedvos of the Clymer street station were
called out. It took the bluecoats nearly fifteen minutes to quell the
It seemed as if the whole of lower Broadway had been aroused and had
turned out to take a hand in the melee. HESSON was arrested and taken to
the Clymer street station.
2 May 1907
SUNDAY SELLING CASES IN CONEY ISLAND COURT
Patrick O'REILLY, proprietor of a saloon at Sixty-sixth street and
Eleventh avenue, was in the Coney Island court yesterday for selling
liquor on Sunday. Magistrate VOORHEES reserved decision.
Conrad MONALD, proprietor of a saloon at Fifty-sixth street and Twelvth
avenue, arrested on the same day on a similar charge, was found not guilty.
13 May 1907
BARTENDERS ARRESTED FOR VIOLATING EXCISE LAW
Three excise arrests were reported yesterday, as follows:
John CASTALANO, bartender for Frank CRECO, at 137 Twelfth street, taken to
the Fifth avenue station;
Albin SCHENCK, of 220 McDonough street, bartender for Charles YOERGER
at the same address, taken to the Gates avenue station;
August AUHAZE, of 207 Wyckoff street, bartender, employed at
27 Nevins street, taken to Bergen street station.
4 June 1878
JUDGMENTS AGAINST TWO CONEY SALOONKEEPERS
State Commissioner of Excise CLEMENT reports that he has received
$1552.64 in payment of a judgment recovered in an action brought
against John T. ROWE and the surety on his liquor tax bond. ROWE
trafficked in liquors at Coney Island and violated the liquor tax
law by having his ballroom open and selling liquor on Sunday. Mr.
CLEMENT has also received $1,512.08 in payment of a judgment
recovered in an action brought by him by Louis ROSCH, who trafficked
in liquor at Coney Island, and kept his barroom open on Sunday.
17 June 1907
Polish Wedding; Then Excise Raid
The visit of Arthur VAN FLEET, a clothing salesman, of 1182 Washington
avenue, the Bronx, to friends in Greenpoint yesteday ended
disastrously when he visited a saloon at 121 Franklin street.
Above the barroom is a hall, where there was a wedding of two Poles
going on at the time VAN FLEET and his friends entered the saloon.
There were some of the bridegroom's friends standing around the bar,
while the proprietors, Michael and Andrew KOZIEWECZ, were
dispensing the hospitality of the place. VAN FLEET, with his friends,
and the Poles became engaged in a discussion, which, as several
policemen from the Greenpoint avenue station appeared on the scene,
developed into a free fight, and some one hit VAN FLEET in the right
eye with a soda bottle. He fell to the floor, and the officers collared
the other men in the saloon.
Finally, after VAN FLEET had been removed to a drug store and the
rioters placed in a patrol wagon, Andrew KOZIEWECZ was " found "
missing. The policeman began to search. There was no trace of him
in the barroom, and they went down into the cellar. Standing in a
corner there was a huge ice box, with the dust recently brushed off
the knob of the door. An inspection seized one of the officers, and he
opened up the ice box, and discovered the missing Andrew sitting on
a keg of beer, with his arms resting comfortably on two cakes of ice.
He was dragged from his hiding place, and with VAN FLEET and the
other men who had been in the saloon, taken to the Greenpoint
In the Manhatten avenue court to-day VAN FLEET and the other
patrons were fined $1 each, and the proprietors were charged with
violating the excise law.
Gets After Saloon Recently Raided
Capt. Francis CREAMER, of the Bedford avenue police station, last night
visited the saloon at 2 Hayermeyer street, which was recently raided by
headquarters detectives over the head of Inspector BALDWIN, and arrested
the proprietor of the place, Dominico GAINARO, and his bartender, Frank
MENFREIA, on a charge of violating the excise law Before the arrest the
captain had sent two men to the place and they were served with drinks.
When CREAMER reached the store the back room was crowded.
After taking his prisoners to the station house Capt. CREAMER returned
to 16 Havermeyer street, another saloon owned by Frank LIGNORI, which
was also raided recently, and arrested the proprietor on a charge of violating
the excise law. There were twenty men in the back room of this place.
The three men were taken before Magistrate HIGGENBOTHAM in the Lee
avenue court to-day and held for a hearing.
19 June 1907
Bartender Held For Assault On An Old Man
Bryce QUIGLEY, of 31 Utica avenue, a bartender, employed at Lawrence
WISE'S saloon at 1727 Atlantic avenue, was held in $2,000 bail for
examination on June 24 in the Gates avenue court to-day, on a charge of
having assaulted James HICKEY, 50 years old, of 1209 St. Marks avenue.
The men got into an altercation in WISE's saloon last night, and HICKEY
alleges that QUIGLEY hit him over the head with a blunt instrument,
inflicting a scalp wound.
24 June 1907
SUNDAY CLOSING RUNNING IN SPOTS
Police Make Thirty-five Excise Arrests and Declare the Borough Is Dry
PEDDLERS TAKE HOLIDAY
Push Cart Men Complain Because Stores Are Open
"Sunday closing" took on all manner of phases yesterday.
The police announced that Brooklyn and Queens were
"dry" yesterday, though residents of the boroughs weren't
painfully aware of the fact. Even Coney Island was
"officially" dry, and reckless persons who attempted to do
the good Samaritan act by travelers perishing of thirst were
still officially made to feel the stern resentment of the law.
While this part of the Sunday closing problem was being
attended to there was rebellion in Brownsville. Not because
that section was dry, for it wasn't---except officially, of
course. But the push-cart men were closed---that is, they
were not permitted to hawk their wares. They complained
because many stores were wide open and captured much
of the trade which ordinarily comes to them. In response
to their complaints several merchants were arrested. In the
police courts to-day much of the time was taken up in
hearing Sunday closing cases of one sort and another.
Following the order given by Deputy Commissioner
O'KEEFFE some weeks ago to the captains of Brooklyn
and Queens to enforce the Excise law, thirty-five arrests
were made yesterday. At Coney Island four arrests were
made. This is significant, in view of the fact that Capt.
PARKERTON, recently in charge at the Island, found it
diffucult to discover violations of the law. Capt. LANGAN,
who went there last week, found it easy to make arrests.
The following excise arrests were made yesterday for the
Boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens for violation:
Rocco FIOULLO, of 868 Kent avenue, for selling a pint of beer
to William SKALACE, 10 years old, of 611 Myrtle avenue. The
prisoner is employed as bartender in a saloon owned by Felice
FIORILLO, at 868 Kent avenue.
Frank PRIMROSE, of Broad and Grand streets, Maspeth, charged with
having a crowd in the rear room of his saloon and selling liquor.
Andrew RUSECKER, bartender, of 105 Brooklyn avenue,
employed by Saloonkeeper John FRIEDLES, of 105 Putnam avenue.
Felix CAMPBELL, 11 Douglass street, employed by Michael SMITH, at 91 Myrtle avenue.
Claus BLACK, saloonkeeper at 102 Buffalo avenue.
Thomas CAVANAUGH, saloonkeeper at 301 South First street.
Abraham DIAMOND, saloonkeeper at 519 Myrtle avenue.
John COLLINS, employed as a bartender for NOONAN & Co. at 1464 Broadway.
Stephen DAKIER, saloonkeeper of 203 Corona avenue.
Peter BUNDER, bartender at MCGUIRE'S saloon, 9 Nassau street.
Monroe WHITE, saloonkeeper at 52 Jay street.
Adolph SCHROEDER, of 253 Nassau avenue.
Joseph BROWN, bartender, of 207 Walworth street, employed in the
saloon of Patrick TOBIN, at 587 DeKalb ave.
August VOIGT, of 560 Koscuisko street, in his saloon at 609 DeKalb avenue.
Eric ANDERSEN, bartender in saloon of Charles SULLIVAN, at 1 Sullivan street.
Lena SCHMIDT, at St. Nicholas avenue and Woodhaven ave.
Joseph SMULSKY, employed at saloon of John KERSKY, Grafton ave & Thrael(?) place.
James WOOD, waiter in saloon of Henry POHLMEYER at 321 Fifth avenue.
Louis COSTELLANO, saloonkeeper, at 1314 Sixtieth street.
Vionifia FOYNANO, at saloon 1448 Sixty-fifth street.
Dominick BARILLO, saloonkeeper, at Fifty-fourth street & New Utrecht ave.
Isaac RUBIN, in his saloon at 337 Flushing avenue.
William LUGE, saloonkeeper, 729 Smith street.
James H. FARRELL, bartender for Charles ROTHAUGH, at 3 Sommers street.
Henry WILSON, saloonkeeper at 762 Macon street.
Harry DAVIS, bartender in Olney's saloon, 2858 Fifteenth st.
John KENNEDY, bartender in saloon of James KENNEDY, Seaside walk and Bowery.
Paul KLENCHAUS, of 89 Central avenue, Corona.
Richard SHARP, saloonkeeper, of 84 Elm street, Long Island City.
Henry BAYLIS, OF 189 Baltic street, bartender in saloon of
Thomas HALRAHAN, 413 Henry street.
William FEIST, saloonkeeper, of Grand street and Remsen place, Maspeth.
Benedict SAHLE, saloonkeeper, of 92 Eagle street.
Dominick SALIDINO, saloonkeeper, of West Seventeenth and Canal avenue.
Dominick CONDINO, saloonkeeper, of 596 Carroll street.
James DRAGARIS, bartender, in hotel of Parrish and Co., at Bowery and Shelton Walk.
24 June 1907
SALOONKEEPERS HELD FOR SUNDAY SELLING
Harry DAVIS, of 2850 West Fifteenth street;
Joseph BREGARIUS, of the Bowery and Stratton's walk;
John KENNEDY, of Schweikert's walk;
Dominick FALADINO, of West Seventeenth street;
Matthew DUST, of West Seventeenth street, Coney Island
Dominick BARTILO, of 6424 New Utrecht avenue,
Donlisso MOGNANO, of 1448 Sixty- fifth street, Bay Ridge
were held in $1,000 bail yesterday by Magistrate VOORHEES in the Coney
Island court on charges of violating the liquor tax law for a further hearing.
1 July 1907
FOURTEEN ARRESTED FOR EXCISE VIOLATIONS
Fourteen arrests for alleged violations of the Excise law were made
yesterday in Brooklyn and Queens.
The police said that no special orders been issued for a crusade,
but refused to give a reason for their activity.
It was said that in several cases complaints had been filed by
Sunday observance societies.
The prisoners taken were :
Angelo RADALPHI, 558 Sackett Street
Giuseppe ROPOLO, 652 Fourth Avenue
Frank MC CUE, 2595 Fulton Street
Samuel RUBERT,138 President Street
Philip BROWN , Grand Pier, North Beach
James GAFFNEY , 169 Sackett Street
Alexander SEABICK , 63 Hudson Avenue
William KING , 1590 Atlantic Avenue
Lewis BROWN , 178 Bridge Street
Thomas CONNOLLY, 72 Atlantic Avenue
William GOLDLING , 283 Lorimer Street
Otto BACHMAN, 694 Coney Island Avenue
John A BETZ , 1022 De Kalb Avenue
John F KENNY , 227 Fulton Street
EXCISE CASES AT CONEY
Three excise cases figured in the Coney Island Court to-day.
Joseph FEISE, 35 years old, of 25 Myrtle Avenue, a waiter in a hotel at
Surf avenue and West Sixteenth street, charged with serving drinks
without a meal, pleaded not guilty and was held in $1,000 bail by
August VOGELSAND, 27 years old, manager of a hotel st West Third street
and Park Place, was charged with a similar offense and also held for
further examination in $1,000 bail.
The third case was that of Wilbur VAN NOTE, who was arrested in a
hotel at Neptune avenue and West Second street. He fared better
than the others, being discharged for lack of evidence.
3 March 1909
Bartender and Accused Saloonkeeper Freed
August NEDENDAHL. 41 years old, proprietor of a saloon in West Seventeenth
street, Coney Island and Joseph BAUER, a waiter in a saloon on Surf avenue
both charged with violating the liquor tax law, were discharged by Magistrate
VOORHEES in the Coney Island court today. When the cases were called for a hearing.
On lack of evidence, the charge of maintaining a disorderly house,
preferred by the police of the Coney Island station against Ida CROWE,
of 2835 West Seventeenth street was dismissed and the defendant discharged.
Catherine BACHUS, an inmate of the house, who was arrested on a charge of
being a disorderly person, was fined five dollars.
8 March 1909
Fewer Arrests for Sunday Violations
Although there were fewer arrests for violations of the excise law in
Brooklyn yesterday than on either of the two preceding Sundays, the law was
more strictly enforced than ever before during the police administration of
Commissioner BINGHAM. Places in the first and Second Assembly districts which
seldom, if ever, have been closed before, were locked up tight promptly at
midnight Saturday, much to the surprise of regular patrons. this was due to
the advance announcement made by Borough Inspector Miles O'REILLY that a
strict observance of the law would be insisted upon. The total number of
arrests in Brooklyn was 41, against 52 a week ago. In the entire city the
number was 112, an increase of three over the previous week.
In the Adams street court today only one excise case came up. It was that
of Charles HANDELBERG, who was tending bar in a saloon at 307 Livingston
street yesterday. He was charged by Policeman Edward RUSH with serving drinks
in the room to customers.HANDELBERG pleaded not guilty and was held for a
hearing on March 12.
Two saloon keepers and two bartenders were in the Gates avenue court
yesterday and today as a result of the activity of the police of the
152d,154d and 158th precincts. All pleaded not guilty and were held for
further examination, John VERDERBER, proprietor of the saloon at 182 Fillery
street, was arrested by Detective FOERSTER of the Vernon avenue station. His
case was adjourned until March 11. William HOUDEK, bartender for Henry
SCHIN??ISTER at 1739 Broadway, was held until March 11. Henry PRECHT,
proprietor of the saloon at 435 Tomkins avenue, who, was paroled until
tomorrow to give a bond for his appearance on March 18. Samuel LEONE,
employed by Angelo DAPIEL at 1727 Atlantic avenue, was held for examination
on March 18.
The lid was on tight in Coney Island and many parched throats resulted.
The vigilance of the police was rewarded by two arrests. In the afternoon
Patrolman LANDMAN arrested John KENNY, of West Seventeenth street and Coney
Island avenue. The specific charge was that KENNY sold drinks over the bar in
his hotel. In the Coney Island court today KENNY pleaded not guilty and was
held in $1000 bail, by Magistrate VOORHEES, for examination. This also was
the fate of Mary VAN NOTE, of West Second street and Neptune avenue, who was
gathered in by Patrolman MANLEY, charged with having sold him a "pint."
Nine arrests were made in the territory covered by the Fifth avenue police
court. Twice the police visited the saloon at 375 Ninth street, first
arresting Charles CROWLEY and later Thomas GILFADEN. The other prisoners were
Joseph BANBERGER, 411 Eleventh street; J.P.NAGLE, Seventeenth street and
Eighth street; Patrick McBRIDE, 554 Sixth avenue; George MOFFATT, 7523 Third
avenue; Helga ENUNDSEN, 983 Third avenue; Charles NELSON, 3902 Third avenue
and Charles FISSEL, 101st. street near Fort Hamilton avenue. All pleaded not
guilty today and were held for examination.
One case only came up in the Bedford avenue court. It was that of George
ESSIG, of Harmon and Hooper streets, who was held for examination.
10 March 1909
TWO BARTENDERS HELD IN BAIL OF $ 1,OOO EACH
The two bartenders employees by John GOURLAY'S Plaza Hotel at 266
Broadway, who were arrested upon different occasions charged with violating
the excise law, were before Magistrate HIGGINBOTHAM in the Bedford avenue
court today and were remanded in $ 1,000 bail each for Special Sessions. As a
result of the arrest of one of the bartenders on the night of Feb. 21 by
inspector Miles O'REILLY, half a dozen policeman, including Capt. CRUISE,
were up on charges yesterday.
John HEDGES, 34 years old of 194 Montrose avenue, was given the first
hearing. He was arrested by Inspector O'REILLY and Lieut. FLEMING, after the
latter had cleared out the back room of the hotel, where it is claimed more
than a dozen men were drinking. A week later, on a Sunday night, Policemen
MAHONEY and MARLEY of the Clymer street station, walked into the back room
and again found the place crowded with people drinking. They then arrested
James H, NOLAN, the bartender.
11 March 1909
FOUR EXCISE CASES IN SOUTH BROOKLYN ARE DISMISSED OR ADJOURNED.
Among the salonmen who have places in the district covered by the Fifth
avenue precinct there is much jubilation today. All four of the excise raids
made early Sunday morning fell flat in the Fifth avenue court today and the
prisoners were discharged
The establishment of Charles CRAWLEY, 375 Ninth street, next door to the
Twelfth Assembly District Democratic Clubhouse, was visited twice by the
police. The case against the bartender was adjourned, as the officers who had
made the arrests had to appear before the Grand Jury today, CRAWLEY,
accompanied by a number of prominent politicians, was in court. Detective
FENNEL, who had arrested him, made simply a charge of exposure, alleging that
there were a number of men in the place at an hour when the saloon could not
legally be open.
On being cross examined, he admitted that when he had entered the place a
dozen men expecting that there would be some excitement, had followed him
into the place. CROWLEY'S explanation was that he had telephoned to his
attorney to meet him on the corner, that when Lawyer Sidney W. FRY came it
was snowing, so that the two went into a rear room of the saloon to discuss a
legal matter. This statement was corroborated by FRY, who was the attorney in
Joseph CAMBERGER, OF 411 Eleventh street, another prisoner, admitted that
there were five men in the saloon building early Sunday morning, but
explained that they were all relatives and were in a room used for dining,
there being a dumb waiter connected with the apartment above.
James P. NAGEL, son of the owner of the saloon at Eighth avenue and
Seventeenth street, testified that the men found in his place were all
employees waiting to get paid for their week's work. Each of the five men
bore out NAGEL'S defense, and he also was discharged. The fourth prisoner who
was given his liberty, was Patrick McBRODE, of 554 Sixth avenue.
BARTENDER HELD IN $1OOO.
Emil RAPP, bartender in the saloon at 324 Albany avenue, was held in &
1000. Bail for Special Sessions by Magistrate FURLONG in the Gates avenue
court . RAPP was charged by Detectives CALLAHAN and ROBERTS, of the borough
inspectors staff, with selling whiskey on Sunday. The deceives say they
ordered whiskey and were served with it, and that a boy who accompanied
them had sarsaparilla.
RAPP admitted selling the whiskey but said he sold a sandwich
with the drinks, as it was against the rules in his place to serve
drinks without the food.
15 March 1909
There were 115 excise arrests in the five boroughs yesterday, as against
112 last Sunday. In Brooklyn there were 51 yesterday and 42 the week before,
and at that it was hard to find a saloon that was open for business.
John RYAN'S "wine room" at Flatbush avenue near Fulton street did not
escape the unusual vigilance that was placed upon saloonkeepers yesterday.
Plain clothes men entered his place in the afternoon and found several men
sitting at tables in the rear room drinking beer. Edward MORAN, the barkeeper
Joseph McGUIRE'S place at 181 Pearl street also was raided by plain
clothes men and Thomas O'MALLEY, the barkeeper was arrested. Other arrests
for excise violations in the 149 precinct were Louis MALLOCK, a barkeeper at
25 Bridge street, James JACKSON, of 32 Sands street; William SMITH, who lives
at 32 Gold street, but who works as a bartender at 278 Gold street and John
BILLANTIO, of 185 Columbia street. All the defendants were taken before
Magistrate DOOLEY, in Adams street court today, were represented by Lawyer
John S. BENNETT. They pleaded not guilty and the hearings were set down for
Eight excise arrests, five of which were made by men connected with the
Fifth avenue station, came before Magistrate GEISMAR, in the Fifth avenue
court today. Each prisoner entered a plea of not guilty and the cases were
adjourned. The police aver that at 478 Third avenue, where the bartender,
Thomas QUINN, was arrested, three were nineteen men in the place.
Charged with violating the Sunday law by selling meat, Debevoise MEYER, 22
years old, of 1061 Fortieth street, was held for examination by Magistrate
GEISMAR. MEYER was arrested at fifty-ninth street and Fort Hamilton avenue.
Henry DOLOT, 55 years old proprietor of a saloon at 621 Eighteenth avenue
and John HACKMEISTER, 80 years old proprietor of a saloon at the Bowery and
Kensington walk, Coney Island were held in $1000. bail each on charges of
having violated the liquor law, by Magistrate VOORHEES, in the Coney Island
George HEHL, bartender in the saloon owned by Herman KNAPP, at 18 McDOUGAL
street , Morris KAHN, employed by WELZ & ZERWECK at 186 Utica avenue, were
held for further examination on charges of violation of the Liquor Tax law by
Magistrate HYLAN, in the Gates avenue court. HEHL who was arrested by
Detective REICHWEIN, of the Ralph avenue station, was held until Wednesday,
and KAHN, the prisoner of Detective HIRSCHEWITS, was held for a hearing on
Tuesday, March 23. Bail in both cases was set at $800.
Saul KAPLAN, proprietor of a hardware store at 1448 Fulton street, who
sold a gas mantle to Detective PINDEN of the Atlantic avenue station was
fined $5. for violation of the Sunday law.
22 March 1909
SALOONKEEPERS HELD FOR EXCISE VIOLATIONS
A record in excise case examinations was established in the Gates avenue
court today when Magistrate O' REILLY took testimony, both arrest and cross,
from the witnesses, denied Attorney BROWN'S motion for dismissal and held
Fred HEDLUND, proprietor of a saloon at 135 Utica avenue, in $1000. bail for
Special Sessions, all in lass than four minutes. detectives HARRON and
FARRELL, of Inspector HARKINS staff, said that on March 14 they had entered
HEDLUND'S place, found three men in the rear room drinking an amber colored
liquid and the proprietor standing behind the bar.
Jacob SCHLERLE, proprietor of the saloon at 45 Delmonico place, was
paroled for examination March 30 on complaint of Detective FINCH, of the
Vernon avenue station, who said he found six men seated at tables in the rear
room of the saloon yesterday . Jacob DING, of 125 Reid avenue, another
saloonkeeper, was held for examination. Complaint was made by Patrolman
REICHIVEIN, of the Ralph avenue station, who said he bought a glass of beer
Robert FARRELL, proprietor of a saloon at 1846 Bath street, his bartender,
Joseph GRODRICK, and Paul. ROSSIMOLL, proprietor of a saloon at 2916
Eighty-sixth street, appeared before Magistrate VOORHEES in the Coney Island
court today on charges of violating the excise law. Each was held in $1000.
bail for examination.
In the Fifth avenue court, Thomas O' ROURKE, of 760 Third avenue, Graziano
MANDATO, 819 Third avenue; Jacob MARKS, 152 Twenty-fourth street; P. H.
MURPHY, one-Hundredth street and Fourth avenue, Gustave WIMMER, Ninth street
and Sixth avenue, and Michael HALPIN, Twentieth street and Fourth avenue,
were held for examination on the same charge.
29 March 1909
FOUR EXCISE ARRESTS IN SOUTH BROOKLYN
Cases Held Over In Court--Other Alleged Violators Discharged
Four men, charged with violating the excise law, were before Magistrate
HYLAN in the fifth Avenue court today. All were held for examination.
The prisoners were:
Samuel ROSENBAUM, OF 772 Third Avenue;
Morris BLENENSTOCK, 5601 Third Avenue;
Theodore GROTH, 7523 Third Avenue,
Woelan URBANSKI, 707 Third Avenue.
Patrick H. MURPHY, of 100th Street and Fourth Avenue, and Robert
WALLSKEIN, of 620 Third Avenue, whose cases were held for decision last week,
Frank DAVREN, 5201 Fifth Avenue, and Michael HALPIN, 672 Fourth
Avenue,were examined on charges of excise violations and as there was lack of
evidence, they too, were discharged.
31 March 1909
Fifty-two arrests, seven more than a week ago, were made in Brooklyn
Sunday for alleged violation of the Excise Law. This was a larger number than
in the borough of Manhattan and the Bronx combined. Four arrests were made in
Queens. In the entire city there were 109 arrests yesterday, against 105 for
the previous Sunday. No arrests were made in the Second Assembly District.
The police declared the saloons were closed tight.
Four cases came up in the Adams Street court.
Harry L. JENSEN, a barkeeper at 225 Myrtle Avenue, was arrested by
Detective BYRNES and RUSH, the officers claiming they entered by a side
door and saw men in the rear room drinking beer.
was arrested in a saloon at 35 Hudson Avenue while serving drinks to customers,
and Charles POSTLACHIE was arrested in the saloon at 351-353 Atlantic
Avenue on the same charge. At 163 Hudson Avenue,
James TAYLOR, a bartender was arrested. The prisoners were held in bail for
Patrolman John MAHONEY and James MARLEY of the Clymer Street station
visited John GOURLAY'S Plaza Hotel at Broadway and Havemeyer Street last
night and arrested the bartender, James H. NOLAN, of 870 Driggs Avenue. The
"cops " say they found ten men drinking in the rear room of the hotel. When
the case was called in the Bedford Avenue court today the prisoner admitted
that the men were drinking in the place but declared each person was served
with a sandwich. NOLAN was held for further examination. A week ago Inspector
O' REILLY swooped down on GOURLAY'S place and arrested John HEDGES, another
bartender, on the same charge. That case is still pending.
Frank FUREY, 37 years old, an Italian bartender employed by Michael POPE,
AT 915 Nostrand Avenue, pleaded guilty to a charge of violation of the Liquor
Tax law in the Gates Avenue court today. The man said he had been employed in
the saloon a week and admitted selling a glass of beer to Detective
HIRSCHEWITZ, of the Atlantic Avenue precinct. It was the first time. in the
history of Gates Avenue court any bartender had admitted selling liquor on
Sunday. Magistrate HYLAN asked FUREY if he did not want time to consult
counsel. The man did not seem to understand the question and despite his
admission, a plea of " not guilty " was entered for him and the case set over
to March 9.
Detectives CALLAHAN and ROBERTS, of Borough Inspector
O' REILLY'S staff, invaded the Atlantic Avenue precinct last night and
arrested Emil RAPP, bartender at 324 Albany Avenue. The saloon is owned by
John SPEHAN. RAPP pleaded not guilty and was paroled until tomorrow to
furnish a bond.
Detective FINLEY and FINCH, of the Vernon Street station arrested Godfried F.
SCHEER in his saloon at 30 Sumner Avenue and charged him with having his
premises open. SCHEER was held in $500 bail for examination tomorrow.
Five men charged with Sunday excise law violation were held by Magistrate
GEISMAR in the Fifth Avenue court today. They are:
Henry McMANNUS, 5923 Third Avenue,
Karl WILDERMUTH, 5202 Third Avenue,
Louis BOORMAN, 441 Third Avenue,
Alexander MILLER, Seventy-third Street and Thirteenth Avenue, and
Samuel GOSS, 528 Fourth Avenue.
In the Coney Island court today, Magistrate VOORHEES held three prisoners
charged with violating the excise law in $ 1.000 bail each for examination.
Joseph BAUER, of 8722 Bay Twenty-second Street, a waiter at WEILKINDS Hotel, Surf Avenue;
Frank PATRINO, bartender in a saloon at West Fifteenth Street and Neptune Avenue,
Henry WICKEL, bartender in a saloon at East Fifteenth Street and Neck Road.
3 January 1910
The men from the office of the Tenth Inspection District paid a visit to
Greenpoint yesterday in a search for excise violators.They arrested the
bartender in the saloon of Owen McCAFFERY. Another excise arrest was also
made when local detectives took into custody Herman ALBERS. Both of the
alleged Sunday violators were taken to the Bedford avenue court.
FEUD OF RIVAL GANGS BREAKS OUT IN SALOON
Michael QUINN, were before Magistrate CONNOLLEY today in the Gates avenue
court on a charge of assaulting Thomas RILEY, of East New York & Rockaway
avenues. The assault was the out come of a feud between two rival gangs in
the East New York section. The four men were in a saloon on New Years Day,
when RILEY entered. A fight immediately followed, during which bottles and
glasses went flying.RILEY was struck on the face and head several times,
sustaining wounds which had to be attended by an ambulance surgeon. It was
alleged RILEY is the leader of another gang and that several nights before
New Years, had caught a member of the opposing gang and severely beat him.
6 January 1910
Proprietor of Hall Assaulted Him
FRANK GROSSBARD,one of the proprietors of Somer Hall, Somer street and
Rockaway avenue, and CHARLES LEWIS, and GEORGE DONNELLY,special policemen
employed by GROSSBARD,were before Magistrate HYLAN today in the New Jersey
avenue court on a charge of assault made by HARRY ROSENBERG 22 years old,of
170 Arllington avenue.
ROSENBERG testified that on the morning of Jan 1, he was assauled in the hall
by the three defendants,who were assisted by Detective MARTIN DOWNS,of the
Brooklyn detective bureau.He was leaving the hall about 7am,and his brother
PETER and PETER GETTINGER when GROSSBARD punched him and struck him with a
blackjack.The Two special "cops" then jumped on him and rendered him
When ROSENBERG recovered consciousness he declares,DOWNS was bending over him
with a blackjack in his hands.At the time of the assault Detecives WALSH and
DONLON,of the detective bureau,were in the room,and both had drawn blackjacks
and sood ready to assist DOWNES.
Earlier in the evening ROSENBERG said DOWNS had a fist fight with SAMUEL
KOOMER,alias SAM ENGLISH. A ring was formed in the hall and DOWNS was getting
the worst of the fight when he drew his blackjack and started to club his
opponent.The fight was stopped when the special "cops" led ENGLISH out of the hall.
5 May 1910
ALBANY, NY, May 4 - Excise Commissioner CLEMENT today reported he has
collected the following judgments for violation of the liquor tax law:
George W. PANGBURN, Jr., of Coney Island, $1,402.00
Jackeno DEDOMENICO, of 468 Adelphi Street, Brooklyn, $1,570.47.
The certificate of Charles A. TENNANTI of Coney Island has been revoked.
10 July 1910
TWO BREWERY HANDS HURT WHILE AT WORK
Within an hour of each other, accidents occurred today to two brewery
employees at Palm Garden, Bergen Beach. THe first victim was Edward OEMER,
of 81 Atlantic Street, Maspeth, who sustained fractures of the right arm and
two ribs on the right side by being kicked by a horse while hitching a team.
The other unfortunate was George Klintzwitz, of 189 Meserole Street, whose
right wrist was smashed by a beer keg falling on it.
Surgeon ELEBASH, of Kings County Hospital, attended both men and took them to
25 November 1910
BAR ROOM FIGHT MAY END FATALLY
During an altercation last night in a bar room at 534 Court street,between
the bartender,Paul TOLL and Thomas NELSON,a laborer. NELSON was shot in the
chest by TOLL with a .32 calibre revolver. The wounded man was removed to the
Long Island College Hospital by ambulance Surgeon CRANE,who believing the
wound would prove fatal, notified the Coroner.
Detectives LEAVY and McCARTHY arrested TOLL and locked him up on a charge of
9 January 1916
LIEBMANN EMPLOYEES SEE SHOW AND DINE
A theater party at the Montauk preceded the seventh annual dinner of the
employees of the S LIEBMANN's Sons Brewing Co. , at the Imperial, Red Hook
Lane, last night.The occasion brought about a gathering of the entire
among those present being Julius LIEBMANN, Charles J. LIEBMANN, Alfred
LIEBMANN, Samuel LIEBMANN and Adolf LIEBMANN. There were 61 present in
Members of the firm and Joseph Schmidt, the manager, delivered short
Among those present were:
F. JONES JR.
F.D. O KEEFFE
19 June 1928
SEIZED BREWERY'S OWNERS MUST PAY GUARDING EXPENSE
Federal Judge Frederick H. BRYANT, of Malone, N.Y., who presides over
the Northern District of New York, to-day rendered a written opinion
compelling the owners of the Manor Brewery Company of West New Brighton,
S.I., to bear expenses of guarding the premises from the time of its
seizure of Volstead law [prohibition] violations, August 7, 1926, until
disposal last month of the libel brought by the Government amounting to
The opinion of Judge BRYANT upheld the action of Percy B.G.GILKES, clerk
of Federal Court, who place the burden of expense for guarding the
brewery upon its owners. An item of $109.45 charged to stenographic
notes was not assessed against the brewery by Clerk GILKES, and this
also was sustained by Judge BRYANT.
27 June 1928
Violated Sunday Law
Four Bath Beach storekeepers, who were accused before Magistrate HAUBERT
in Coney Island court yesterday of violation of the Sabbath law, in
selling groceries and bread last Sunday, pleaded guilty. Each paid a
fine of $5. They were described as
Benjamin STRAUS, of 7514 Twentieth avenue;
Morris ABRAHAMOWITZ, of 7409 Twentieth avenue;
Harry WEINSTEIN, of 6722 Bay Parkway,
Fred GROSS, of 6210 Eighteenth avenue.
22 June 1929
BROOKLYN SPEAKEASIES WORSE THAN OLD SALOON, SAYS AMELI
Tells 12th A. D. Republicans Public Must Obey Law
'The speakeasy problem of Brooklyn and New York is worse than the old-time
saloon,' according to Howard W. AMELI, U. S. Attorney, who spoke to two
hundred members of the Twelfth A. D. Republican Club at their final meeting
for the season last night at their clubhouse, 409 Ninth street.
'Whatever your personal opinion of prohibition is,' continued Mr. AMELI,
'it is a part of the law of the land and all good citizens should help to
enforce it. We people of Brooklyn are in the center of the wet area,
consequently we have the greatest trouble with juries, for a great many people
do not believe in the Jones law and will not hand down an indictment even when
the evidence is plainly shown.'
Asking for the cooperation of the public, Mr. AMELI declared that
prohibition was the most important problem in the country today.
Following the meeting there was a package party. The proceeds will be used
in a fund to procure votes for Col. F. H. STEVENSON, district candidate in the
popularity campaign of The Standard Union.
25 June 1929
ALBERT D. BUSCHMAN DIES IN FLORIDA TO BRING BODY HOME
Pioneer Coney Island Business Man to Be Buried from Son's Home
The body of Albert D. BUSCHMAN, pioneer business man of Coney Island, who
died Saturday at his home at Daytona Beach, Fla., will be brought tonight to
the home of his son, Edward BUSCHMAN, at Gerard avenue and Shore Drive, Manhattan
Beach, where services will be held at 8 P.M. tomorrow.
Mr. BUSCHMAN was born in Germany seventy years ago and came to the United States
in 1877. He was first engaged in the grocery business and later became a well known
soda water manufacturer. He purchased and conducted the old Atfel Brewery and
conducted it as the Golden Horn Brewery.
He was regarded as one of the largest individual holders of real estate in Coney
Island, having purchased many parcels for investment in the early days of Coney Island.
Twenty-five years ago, Mr. BUSCHMAN became paralyzed in both legs and retired from
active business. he was a member of Kedron Lodge, 803, F & A. M.; Sheepshead Bay
Odd Fellows and the old Gravesend Exempt Firemen's Association.
Mr. BUSCHMAN is survived by four sons, Albert of Albany, Edward of Brooklyn and
Daytona Beach, Walter of Rochester and Harold of Cleveland, and a daughter,
Mrs. Adelaide REA of Garden City. Interment Thursday will be at Greenwood Cemetery.
14 February 1931
SIXTY DAY TERM FOR LIQUOR SALE
Benjamin JACKERSON, 47, of 173 South Ninth street, found guilty of
charges of sale and possession of liquor and maintaining a nuisance
by a jury in Federal court, was sentenced by Judge Mortimer W. BYERS
to sixty days in a Federal detention prison and fined $200.
JACKERSON was arrested Dec. 14 by a detective attached to the
Fourteenth Inspection Division.
4 March 1931
SPEAKEASY DEATH RELATED TO JURY
The story of the murder of Stanislaus SZDKOWSKI in a speakeasy at 99 Nassau
street on April 1, 1929, will be told to-day before County Jedge Albert
CONWAY and a jury at the trial of Michael O'DONNELL, of 16 St. Marks
avenue, who is charged with the crime. O'DONNELL is under indictment for
murder in the first degree.
Late yesterday Assistant District Attorney KLEINMAN and Edward J. REILLY
and John H. MCCOOEY, JR., attorneys for the defense, completed the
selection of a jury.
It is alleged against O'DONNELL that he shot and killed SYDKOWSKI during an
altercation in the speakeasy. O'DONNELL has claimed he shot in self defense
after a group had set upon him in the belief he was a police officer in
search of evidence against the place.
19 March 1931
MORE DOCTORS ARE INDICTED IN LIQUOR RING
Six in Brooklyn and Long Island Among 396 in State
Informations against more doctors and druggists, many of them from Brooklyn,
were expected to be filed today in the alleged liquor-prescription racket
uncovered by dry agents. Twelve doctors of the 396 said to be connected in
the gigantic ring, were named in informations yesterday and thirteen drug
store proprietors were indicted by the Grand Jury.
"We are going to file more information's as soon as we can get the papers
prepared," George Z. MEDALIE, United State Attorney, said today. Horace J.
SIMMONS, special prohibition agent, directed the arrests of the men after
raiding various drug stores and a suite of offices in the Guardian Life
Building, 50 Union Square, Manhattan, where the alleged syndicate, headed by
the Nathan BERNSTEIN, had its headquarters.
All of the druggists indicted may be imprisoned for five years and fined
$10,000 on each county charging violation of the Jones law. The doctors face
a fine of $500 on each county, some of them having as many as nine counts
Mr. MEDALIE said the Grand Jury was by no means finished with its
investigation and promised more indictments shortly. He also said he was
going to demand an early trial for those already indicted.
Among those indicted yesterday, the following live in Brooklyn: Isaac M.
BRAND, 6930 Fourth avenue; Louis GREENFELD, 86 Ralph avenue; Richard DIAMOND,
86-28 144th street, Jamaica; Philip Livingston, 2552 West Twenty-ninth
street, coney Island; Murray EPSTEIN, 526 Stone avenue, and Louis KRON, 4790
SIMMONS, who claimed the syndicate did a $3,000,000 a year business also
directed a raid on the Hotel Alba and the BERNSTEIN apartment where, he says,
he found prescription blanks which indicated that at least 1,000 doctors had
taken part in the conspiracy.
24 April 1931
BARTENDERS KEEP IN TRIM BY MIXING DRINKS (SOFT) WHILE WAITING THE DAWN
Old-Timers Reappear at Annual Ball in Bushwick
By Donald MUNRO
What is a bartender and what has happened to the old-time
dispenser of beverages with a kick? were questions answered in the
wee small hours to-day by the State president and international
representative of all the bartenders in the United States, at the
thirty-fourth anniversary and ball of the Bartenders' Union, No. 70,
held in the Brooklyn Labor Lyceum, Willoughby and Myrtle avenues.
It is the one organization with an eager eye to the future.
"Most of the old-time bartenders are working in 'soft drink
parlors," said Emanuel KOVELESKI, of Rochester, International
representative to the American Federation of Labor, and president of
the New York Culinary Alliance (bartenders and all those employed in
the dispensing of cheer).
Those who have any doubt that a bartender can amuse himself when
he isn't behind the bar would have discovered that he does. More
than 1,000 persons were present.
Like the proverbial busman on a holiday, the new style bartender
spends his off time mixing drinks (soft).
The ball was the scene of much cheer and the dance floor was
circled with a ring of tables - those who watched the dancers used
the tables as an elbow rest - nothing else. There were glasses on
the surface of the tables, but they contained only ginger ale.
Several vendors who should have been stopped sold long, green
rubber snakes with red eyes - why, none seemed to know.
"We don't take everyone," said Mr. KOVELESKI, as he rested from
shaking hands with scores of his friends.
"In the old days, a man had to pass a test to show the union
examiners that he knew how to mix a Tom Collins or any real drink.
He took some ice, placed it in a glass, poured the correct amount of
gin on top of that, added a small quantity of pure lime juice and
then topped it off with a small amount of sugar. The examiners
certified by actual experience.
"We have no such tests to-day because this is a dry country,
but, instead, ask certain questions."
The State president could not specify how dry the State or even
the borough was, or how the 42,000 bartenders in New York and the
96,000 in the nation earned their living, or why bartenders
continued to exist in the "arid United States." He did say,
however, that New York had almost half of the bartenders in the
nation - that is the "legitimate bartenders," not including those
who worked in speakeasies.
In the past year or two almost a thousand of the old-time
bartenders who resigned from the union when the Eighteenth Amendment
was passed, have rejoined, according to KOVELESKI. Before the
"catastrophe" there were 78,000 members in New York State alone, but
the membership fell to 42,000 after prohibition had taken its toll.
A modified story was told by Jacob SCHIFFERDECKER, chairman of
the ball committee, who declared that Brooklyn bartenders were
working at soda fountains, at racetracks, at Coney Island and in the
"I have been a member of the union for forty-six years," said
Mr. SCHIFFERDECKER, "and I know that the old-timers are a better
class of men than those who work in speakeasies. We don't take
those fellows who have only been in the business two or three years.
We want the craftsmen who before they were admitted to the union
showed us that they knew how to mix a real drink.
6 May 1931
Veteran Brewer Sees "An American Tragedy" In Making of Near Beer
Washington, May 6 (U.P.) - Benny DESSAU, who learned the brewing
business in the United States nearly forty years ago and now owns big
breweries in Denmark, has come back to find what he calls "an American
tragedy" in the breweries that once were turning our real beer.
This description was inspired by a trip the other day to a brewery near
New York where he learned his trade, and which now is producing "near beer."
DESSAU, who is a delegate here to the International Chamber of Commerce
convention, also was a student of brewing methods in Milwaukee and St.
DESSAU expressed a hope that real beer would be manufactured in the
United States when he returns here next year for the Chicago World's Fair.
He sells the United States large quantities of near beer now.
2 September 1931
Thirty-nine and Four Druggists Accused of Dry Law Violations
The first arrest was made on Feb. 13 when Hyman Burlind, a druggist, of 189
East Twenty-eighth street, was accused of having a fully Equipped Cutting
Plant in His Store, Known As the West to Bridge Pharmacy, 131 -- 19 Jamaica
Avenue, Richmond Hill, Which Was Being Used to
Adulterate Government Bonded Whiskey. SAY DOCTORS AIDED
Several of the physicians indicted are accused of working in concert with
Berlind by trafficking in medicinal whiskey prescriptions so that he could
account for liquor issued on his Government permit. It was charged the
whiskey was used as the base of synthetic whiskey or sold without
prescription at a high price.
The second druggist, Edward KENNEY, of 45 Windsor place, Forest Hills, the
government charges, did not have a permit to sell or handle liquor, but
sold synthetic whiskey to persons presenting legitimate prescriptions.
THOSE INDICTED-The indicted physicians are
STROLL, George M., 120 West Fourth street
WINSLOW, Paul D., 45 Park avenue
AHLSWEDE, Edward, 121 East Sixtieth street
DAWE, Cortland W., 160 Foxhall street
GOLDMAN, Samuel, 1701 Avenue Q
TESLER, James, 576 Montgomery street
ZIMMERMAN, William, 419 Powell street
FANKUCHEN, William, 86-43 104th street, Richmond Hill
FUCHS, Carl F.B., 857 Jefferson avenue
CORISH, John L., 102-26 134th street, Richmnd Hill
CAMPIONE, Joseph J., 103-12 Lefferts avenue, Richmond Hill
PETZ, Gustave R., 87-23 134th street, Richmond Hill
LOUIS, William, 86-43 104th street, Richmond Hill
WOLDWYN, A. Lawrence, 114-59 Lefferts boulevard, Richmond Hill
CARDOZA, A. Lopes, 104-84 111th street, Richmond Hill
ABRAMO, Dominick J., 97-40 110th street, Richmond Hill
JUSTER, Vincent, 91-11 169th street, Jamaica
GOLDBERG, Leo G., 104-09 164th street, Jamaica
STAMER, Emanuel L., 159-03 Hillside avenue, Jamaica
SOCKIN, George L., 104-09 164th street, Jamaica
LEBOWICH, 87-29 150th street, Jamaica
LIEBERMAN, William, 416 Hillside avenue, Jamaica
HANFLING, Harry, 150-01 Eighty-eighth avenue, Jamaica
KAMINSTEIN, Isidor, 89-19 Sutphin boulevard, Jamaica
RENOURD, Clarence A., 203 Ocean avenue
SMALL, Louis G., 3606 Thirtieth street, Astoria
NELSON, M. Russell, 582 Jamaica avenue, Astoria
PETER, Henry G., 81-13 Myrtle avenue, Glendale
WEITZ, Martin L., 133-27 226th street, Laurelton
ROSEN, Max William, 198-39 Thirty-second avenue, Bayside
WATTS, Joseph C., 39-23 212th street, Bayside
EPSTEIN, Isidore L., 213-74 Fortieth avenue, Bayside
VOGEL, S. Zachary, 118-18 Metropolitan avenue, Kew Gardens
CERNIGLIA, Frank J., 63-36 Carlton street, Elmhurst
KUHLMEYER, H. I., 12 Forest parkway, Woodhaven
FERRARA, Anthony W., 80-15 64th road, Middle Village
ANDERSON, Paul E., 61-26 Grand street, Maspeth
AMES, George C., 100-03 195th street, Hollis
GOLDFARB, Arthur E., Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park
The druggists' assistants named in the indictment are Jesse WILLINGHAM, a
negro, of 147-59 109th avenue, Jamaica, employed by BERLIND, and You Wah
CHAN, a Chinese, employed by KENNEY. They are charged with aiding their
employers in selling the liquor.
28 March 1957
Notice is hereby given that License No. 2RL-11747 has been issued
to the undersigned to sell liquor, wine and beer at retail in a restaurant
under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 13 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn,
City of New York, County of Kings, for on premises consumption
ROBERT J. ANDERSON
Notice is hereby given that License No. 2RW-12128 has been issued
to the undersigned to sell liquor, wine and beer at retail in a restaurant
under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 665-667 Sutter Ave.,
Brooklyn, City of New York, County of Kings, for on premises
Notice is hereby given that License No. L-1053 has been issued
to the undersigned to sell liquor, wine and beer at retail in a package
store under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 407 Graham Ave.,
Brooklyn, City of New York, County of Kings, for off premises
MEEKER GRAHAM WINE & LIQUORS
(Carmella SANTORELLI, Owner)
Notice is hereby given that License No. L-822 has been issued
to the undersigned to sell liquor, wine and beer at retail in a
package store under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at
852 Utica Ave., Brooklyn,
City of New York, County of Kings, for off premises consumption.
BELLA BAKER (dba B. BAKER)
Notice is hereby given that License No. L-126 has been issued
to the undersigned to sell liquor, wine and beer at retail in a package
store under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 661 Washington Ave.,
Brooklyn, City of New York, County of Kings, for off premises consump-
MARCY OSTER (dba Marco Wine & Liquor)
Notice is hereby given that License No. 2RL-9459 has been issued
to the undersigned to sell liquor, wine and beer at retail in a restaurant
under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 1011-13 Bedford Ave.,
Brooklyn, City of New York, County of Kings, for on premises con-
SAM GRAND (dba Bamboo Lounge)
Notice is hereby given that License No. 2RL-12000 has been issued
to the undersigned to sell liquor, wine and beer at retail in a restaurant
under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 948-50 Jamaica Ave.,
Brooklyn, City of New York, County of Kings, for on premises con-
JOHN E. HEALY & STANTON K. TRAUFIELD
dba Nichol's Inn
Notice is hereby given that License No. 2RL-12356 has been issued
to the undersigned to sell liquor, wine and beer at retail in a restaurant
under the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law at 4407 Eighth Ave., Brooklyn,
City of New York, County of Kings, for on premises consumption.
DONALD A. SAARI
(dba The Lighthouse)
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