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name as Jacob Freeman of Baltimore was captured. The raid was conducted by federal enforcement officer George W. Hawkins, assisted by members of the sheriff's office and the city police department. The whiskey was returned to the bonded warehouse. The average contents of each of the barrels returned to the warehouse was 27 1/2 gallons. One barrel had been opened and the greater part of the original contents was gone. On November 9, 1923, Jacob Isreal, 114 Jackson Place, Baltimore, was arrested by federal prohibition agents on charges of being implicated in the robbery of the Braddock Distillery Company. Isreal was later released on $1,500 bail by Judge Frank Supplee, United States Commissioner. A hearing was set for the following Friday. On November 19, 1923, Jacob Freeman of Baltimore was held under $5,000 bond by Commissioner Anderson on a charge of conspiracy to transport and possess intoxicants in violation of the Volstead Act. Jacob Isreal was given a hearing in Baltimore that Friday and was dismissed from custody. A third man, named Rosen, arrested in connection with the James Clark Distillery robbery on October 30, was held on a charge of conspiracy.

On February 5, 1924, James Martini, proprietor of the Savoia Hotel, 10 Baltimore Street, and Alfred Sheetz, room clerk for the hotel, who were arrested in a raid conducted by agents Hawkins and Harvey on January 24, were given hearings and held under bond for action of the Federal District Court. Bonds of $1,000 for Martini and $500 for Sheetz were set by Commissioner Anderson. Both bonds were furnished by Anthony Molinari, former proprietor of the Savoia Hotel. Joseph E. Dennison, the prosecution witness in the case, testified that he went to Martini's place with a friend to buy a drink. A fourth man, whom they all knew, was also in the place and


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Miller, Herman J.

Mayor and Council, City of Cumberland


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27 x 20 cms

Stegmaier, Harry

Cumberland (Md.), history

Cumberland (Md.), 1700-1976

Western Maryland Regional Library
100 South Potomac Street
Hagerstown, Maryland 21740

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