James E. Axtell arrested 1905

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James E. Axtell arrested 1905 - j .-?-? MANY FICTITIOTJS "ATJTO" NUMBERS....
j .-?-? MANY FICTITIOTJS "ATJTO" NUMBERS. Police Say Those Belonging on Up-State Machines Are in Use Here. According to Bicycie Rouudsmun Casey and Bi cycle Patrolman Mallam. of Hc-adquarters. fictitlous automobile. license numbers are becoming common in this city. Commissicner McAdoo recently issued an order to the members of the traffic squad di rocting that when they avrest automobile drivers they look up the numbers of the machines, m detect fictitious numbers. To expedite the lnvisti gations each member of the trallic s.iuad received a book containing the nanies and numbers of all automoblles registered in this State. In cases of accidents ln which automobtles were concerned Roundsnian Casey says it has often been lmpossible to tracu an automobile drivtr uniess he was arrested at the time of the mishap. When the nurnber of a machine xvas taken. he says, it was found to bo that of a machine owncd up-State. In the West Side Police Court. before Magistrate BMnn, yesterday were arraiirtied James E. Axtell, of Xo. 306 West 64th-st., ar.d -.nan Hughes (col? ored), of Xo. 33o West 57th-?t.. charged with drlvlng machines to which xxcrc attached wmng llccnse numbers. The prlsoners were aeld in $100 each for trlal. The mimlkr 11,546. attached to Axtell's car, is that of a Fanhard car owned. according to the re.gi.sier, by W. A. Lanison a bankor. of Xo. 310 Wvst i?7th-st. Axtell told the court he Durchased the machine- from Umson six weeks ago. Accoid liiK to the law the nuinber should have been changed four days after the transfer of ownersliip. Th?- machine Axtell was drlvlng was not a Fan? hard. Hughes ls a chauffeur employed by the Auto? mobile Transportution Company, and he said tne machine he was drlvlng waa the property of that companv. The nurnber on the car, 3,067. ls that of a machine owned by Dr. F. M. Sears, of Blngham ton. Axtell and Hughes were nrrested because they falled to carry llghts to illuminate the numbers on the rear of the machines. j , I i : i :

Clipped from New-York Tribune21 Jul 1905, FriPage 8

New-York Tribune (New York, New York)21 Jul 1905, FriPage 8
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