IN DANGER AT LONG BRANCH
A Wealthy New York Jeweller Telegraphs Here for a Detective
The name of H. Muhr's Sons, the wholesale jewelry firm of 14 Maiden lane, came up at Police Headquarters last night in a rather startling manner. The Muhrs do a large business. Their headquarters Is in Philadelphia, where they have two stores, one at 146 North Broad street and the other at 629 Chestnut street. The members of the firm are Jacob, Joseph, and Simon Muhr. Joseph lives at 22 Trinity place, Philadelphia, but of late has been attending to the business in this city and has occupied a cottage at West End, Long Branch, with his family.
Louis Froesheim, who said he was the confidential clerk of the firm, hurried Into Police Headquarters last night and told Inspector Conlln that Mr. Josoph Muhr feared that relatives were trying to prove him Insane. Mr. Joseph was very nervous about it. Mr. Froeshelm said, and had made an arrangement with him to come to West End at once with a detective in case. Mr, Muhr sent word that he was in danger. That Mr. Joseph thought he was in danger Mr. Froesheim proved by exhibiting a telegram that was dated at Long Branch and read as follows:
"Send Heidelberg or able bodied man here at once Danger."
Heidelberg Is a detective sergeant. The Inspector told Mr. Froesheim that he could not send a public officer out of tho State, and advised him to procure tho services of a private detective. Mr. Froesheim succeeded In doing this, and he and the detective started for Long Branch at 10 o'clock last night.
Source: The Sun - 7th July 1888