BELMONT TRUNKS SEIZED.
The New York Times
April 16, 1914
But August Jr., Gives Bond for Auto Claim and Catches Panama Boat.
Special to The New York Times.
NEW ORLEANS, April 15.—Only the quick posting of $100 bond for his appearance in the First City Court here saved August Belmont, Jr., who had been whiling away a week at the Grunwald Hotel, from missing his Panama boat at 11 o'clock this morning.
The bond was posted to rescue Mr. Belmont's trunks from a City Court Sheriff, who had seized them as security for a $17 damage claim made by John Remley, an auto dealer.
Young Belmont made a hurried trip to the City Court last night when told of the damage claim, shook a $1,000 bill under the nose of Mr. Remley, and said he would fight the case to a finish.
According to Mr. Remley, Mr. Belmont, who gave his address as 120 Fifth Avenue, New York, "but was only there one week out of every fifty-two," hired an auto Monday afternoon. Mr. Remley says the machine bumped into something on Canal Street; damage, $17.
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