1906-08-10 Reese Price arrested
THOS CAUGHT HEAVY FINES E IN POLICE RAIDS AH but two of the thirteen prisoners taken in the raids of houses of bad reputation in this city last night pleaded guilty in police court this afternoon. The Inmates who pleaded guilty were fined $50 each, and the proprietresses $58 each, netting the city over $500 in fines. J. C. Burger, of Elmira, N. Y., was one of those who pleaded not guilty. He came to the hearing with his law yer and explained that he was trying to collect a bill lor dress goods when he was taken into custody. He was released. The other man who pleaded not guilty was Reese Price, brother of Mrs. Rogers, who runs the Duffy house. Mrs. Rogers is a sister of Mrs. Duffy. Price put up a forfeit of $50 last night and came around today with his lawyer. He tried to excuse himself, but to no avail, and his $50 was taken. In the raid three men ane one woman were taken in one house, two men and three women in another house, one woman and two men in the third. THREE HOUSES RAIDED. The police made a raid on three disorderly houses last night, a notice as it were that such institutions must remain closed in this city. Eight women and fouor men were arrested. All will be fined the limit In police court this afternoon. One of the places raided was the famous Duffy property on Scranton street. Mrs. Jennie Duffy, the proprietress, was in New York. Her sister, Mrs. Cassle Rogers, is in charge, but Mrs. Rogers was not at home. She was arrested later in a Franklin avenue hotel, and will be arraigned this afternoon on the charge that caused the raid, and on the additional charge of keeping a speakeasy. While the police were In the Duffy house, it was then 11:30 p. m., a man who gave his name as J. C. Burger, his residence Elmira, sought admittance. The police admitted him to the house, and to the patrol wagon, and he was allowed his liberty this morning on depositing $50. He now says that he sold Mrs. Duffy some goods, and he called last night to get his money. Another man, who gave his name as Reese Price, was also liberated this morning on a deposit of fifty dollars. The others await a hearing.