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Subject: Hadden Trapp & Crawley arrested.
Date: Monday, January 16, 2017
Surnames: Crawley, Hadden, Humphrey, Trapp
"Seeks Release of Maid She Accused of Theft
Mrs. Helen Hadden Trapp of Bayside, daughter of "Archie" Hadden, failed for the second time on Friday in an effort to secure the release of her former colored maid [sic], Mary Crawley, who is now locked up in the Queens Jail at Long Island City.
The maid was held on two charges under $1,000 bail [in each case for the (unclear)] Queens Grand Jury, following examinations in the Flushing Magistrate's Court before Magistrate Fitch for the Grand Jury on a charge of being implicated in the loss of a bank roll by an Italian grocer named Carmeno Jaemmalli. Mrs. Trapp and the maid were both released in this instance on bail furnished by a surety compant and secured by Mrs. Trapp's father.
Two days ago Mrs. Trapp made a charge against her maid of having stolen her jewels, but after the maid was held by Magistrate Fitch she attempted to withdraw the charge. On Friday Mrs. Trapp appeared before District Attorney O'Leary in Long Island City and offered a surety company bond for the release of the maid.
District Attorney O'Leary refused to agree to the maid being released at that time and Mrs. Trapp had to go away disappointed.
It was learned later at the District Attorney's office that Mr. O'Leary has set his investigators at work on the case and is making a careful investigation preparatory to presenting the case to the Queens Grand Jury on next Wednesday.
County Judge Humphrey was not at the Court House on Friday to hear the application of Mrs. Trapp for bail for her maid."
Brooklyn, Kings, New York, USA,
Saturday 22 July 1916,
Page 2, column 2,
Available online at Old Fulton New York Postcards.
If anybody does more research on this story, let us know how it turned out. B^)