Washington (Sep. 20)
The State Department believes “commendable efforts” are being made by the Mexican government to apprehend and punish the slayers of Jacob Rosenthal. In the pursuit of the bandit gang, 500 Mexican troops under General Dominguez now are being employed, the State Department was advised today in a message from H. F. Arthur Schoenfeld, charge d’affaires in Mexico City.
The body of Jacob Rosenthal will be returned to his residence in Woodmere, L. I., for burial.
Following an investigation into the attack on Harry Wolbert, crippled house painter of Somers Point, N. J., whose home was burned while he was spirited away to a swamp, the Atlantic City prosecutor’s office asserted on Saturday belief that the outrage had been due to Klan influence and that six arrests probably would be made Monday.
It was also announced the office was in the possession of twenty names of prominent Klansmen who were alleged to be implicated in the affair. Those seized will be charged with arson and attempted murder. Wolbert is still critically ill in Atlantic City Hospital from exposure and the beating he received.