The Captain of the Rockaway Beach Police Station wants to know who left a monkey in a red bathing suit in a bathing house there, because he had to lock up the monkey in the station house, and he says he never had a prisoner before that kept so many policemen busy watching him. The monkey is of regulation organ-grinder type, except for the red bathing suit with the rosettes, and the life saver’s belt he wears.
Martin ward, attendant of Roche’s Pavillion at South Street and Broadway, Far Rocka- way, found him in a bathing house, being attracted by the scolding cries of the little animal. He took him to the owner of the pavillion, who telephoned the police station.
Norman King, 6 feet 4 inches in height, the biggest patrolman of the precinct, was sent down, and about 300 little boys and girls followed him back to the station with the monkey peeping out of his pocket and making faces. Lieut. Scoville didn’t know just how to enter the monkey on his blotter, but finally put him down as lost, strayed, or stolen, and tied him to a post of the back porch, and the patrolmen seem to think that at least five of them have to keep guard on him all the time. It is said that a lot of Yale undergraduates were at Rockaway yesterday afternoon, and the police in some way connect the monkey with them.