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Union Pickets Quit
Overland Plant as
Writ Is Enforced
Court Declares Individuals
Cannot Prolong a Labor
Controversy "After Its
Substance Has Fled**
TOLKDO. Dec. 2S.?Removal ->i
pickets from the plant of the Willys
Overland Automobile Company began
to-day. following a Federal Court
order issued yesterday, which granted
? permanen injunction preventing
picket- of aber union? .'rom interfer
;r.g wil ! ? -and workers.
In making the order public, .Jud?e
John M. K:'.'.:-s declared that strik?
ing workers who have remained off
?.he pay roil since the labor di3
tnrl i * -ast June no longer can
be classed a employees.
Judge Kill ts a.:, o ruled that the
court could net recognize the r:._;..ts o?
indivi : ' ? pr( ong a Jabor con?
troversy "'after ts substance ha
Labe- ti bles begun at the n"il!ys
Overland Company Dlant on May ".
?hen son I ? ei iployc i ? left their
work thirty-six minutes earlier than
the us- . [uitting time. Th ? foil? w -
?ng day the: refused to return. The
plant was ? wn on May 8. Work
_wa3 T: May 26, with a force
amour.:.: _- to 20 per cent'of normal
sr.d c -' lucd until June 2. when fur
sr lisord? rs a^ain caused suspen?
sion. Dur '._ a ri r three persons were
_i led '? al wounded.
The United States District Court
then ' -. a han : an i appoiriti d
fficer to take charge ? E I ?
int. i perations were resumed Juno
man latory ord? r of J ?dgc
K: Hit . v th a w rking force of 1,27'?.
Decern er 20, when the motion for
mal : er.t the ;r.; unction was
?1 ; ? ? wn that 13,556 persons
were at work.
Remission of German's
Death Sentence Sonjjrjii
President To Be Asked to Order
Civil Trial for "Black
i WASHING f IN, Dec. 2? Recoi.en
dation will he made to President Wil
son by the i1- part n ni ? f -1 istice that
the court martial sentence of d ath
fourteen m< nths ajro on Lai ' ?
Wits rmer l ierman nava
for p " -? against th? United Staii -.
be set iide ai I i at he b? ti ied
violai ol th? es ?onagre '. w by a
redera' court, ?t was stated to nijrht by
i of the d? part ment.
Wii so e. who is ? ?.; i b\ nil :ia - her?
to have beer captured in N'ogul.es, Ariz.,
early in 1918, is now at Fort Sam
? .?;>.. ? ? a sposi
tion of of the court ma -
lia! wl ed him. Whil? ! lepar -
ment ro' Ju offi :iais : efus? d to
1 .;':?.' ' ? the nature o ' 11 e
eharg i i - W i 50h e, r? p >rts we re
ne? nd had
the "B Tom"
? ? p rsey City and with prop
? - arouse the negrocs
Pi on, it was said, after
""?i ! ? ' '??? mi w ? h?n
the juri of tl militi ? y a?l hor
' - ? hat re a r>' ha ! a - od
the 01 ' ? ?: y lanera! Pal?
mer. ". Depart 11 it of tus ;ee is
prepared to with its recom
:.?,.;? ? - . trial by civil court a
large am? m of informat on cone? ri
colic :ted by its ajrents
?lone 1 rder.
^ ilson, 63, Enjoys
Big Birthday Feast
Dr. Grayson Stil! Prohibits
Auto Rides; Speaking En?
.V. ;?? York Tr tun?
Wa ' ington Bureau
W.A ; Dec. 23 Though
r t V regai led by his
: roving, it lias
wen d?finit de i that he v\ ill not
be abl? ? pi r in 2; enga? ;e
I me to come.
, T-?' Pr? ? ? wa invit? i to ai .?
m of 1 h ? Pan-Ameri
[<???? Financial C ? fer? nce'w i :h
here January 19, but Dr. Cary T. Gray
ion ha dec ned to prive I is cons nt
vice-Pr? . t M rshall will <-'v
we'.con:.> ? ?3 , -' \merican financial
?Perts ? - . ? -?ton.
' '.' r^ ntertained by Dr. Grayson
JBd V. attach?s, howeyer,
?at tr ? ., ,on w\}\ be .so far
?ovani ? coad to recovery that
?will b? to withstand the rigors
Jn '"? ' ,,; i ?' '?' de.
The President enjoyed a quiet day
to-day with : - fam l'y in celebr I
of ?is rd birthday anniver
!a<7. Mr an i Mrs. Francis B. Sayre
fame dov for the oc ca ;. n. A year
*PJ to-day Mr Wilson was in I.on Jon
?to devoted pract cally the entire day
?conferences with Loya George and
oirArthur Balfour on the peace treaty.
The Presid ml enjoyed a birthday
?"mer f ?? ? . [n, ? ., liberal thai
1 r m ? liking I
'ome he was wheeled to the gardens
?"""J? the time the san was shining
w take the "air cure" prescribed by
Brown Offers 825,000 Fee
Horseman Seeks to Retain !
^ Lawyer in Shooting Case
. BALTIMORE, Dec. 28. H. D. (Cur
_?L own- horseman, who is alleged
of ,kV'' shot A1b-rt Piedra, son-in-law
C.k Secretarj of the Interior of,
"??<ioa. on 1?.,.. mber 16, has s? nt a !
"oie message to Harry B. Wolf, at- !
lorney, offering a fee of $25.000 and j
ravehng. , Xpens?s to the lawyer to '
Ju - 'nim at tne trial. The attorney ;
?%? he would consider the offer.
crown asserts he shot Piedra by !
g??nt. He is at liberty under $1,000 j
To-day to Fix
New Rail Policy
Brotherhood Chiefs and
Gompers to Outline Plans
to Force Congress to Drop
Ant i - Strike Provision
Wage Issue Comes Next
Officials Expected to Meet
This by Promise of Lower
Living Costs by March 1
New York Tribune
WASHINGTON, Dec. 28.?Chiefs of
the four railroad brotherhoods, the
most powerful labor organizations in
the United States, meet here to-mor?
row with Samuel Gompers and other
officers of the American Federation of
Labor to map put labor's attitude
toward the return of the railroads to
private ownership on March 1.
Definite predictions of what labor
will do were not forthcoming from
leaders here to-night, but it has been
generally indicated that first of all it.
wish.es to be assured that Congress
will not put an anti-strike provision
in the general railroad biil it will
adopt next session and which will
gov? rn the railroads probably for many
years to come.
? drive will be made on the Senate
and House conference committee, now
at work on the bills that passed the
different h? u s, to make elimination
. of the anti str ke provision from the
completed measure a certainty. There
is little doubt that the conferees will
tak.1 most of the teeth cut o? this pan
. the bill, ami this done labor is cx
p cted to view the return of the roads
on March 1 as something not exactly
to its liking but something it can not
it this time prevent.
Wage ls-ue Comes Nest
Aside from the question of legisla?
tion on railroads in * ongress the
brotherhood chiefs and the other lead?
ers oi railroad employees under the
. ration are interested -in what is
to become of the wage demands be?
fore the Unit? 1 States railroad ad
tration; whether they shall press
them at this time or wait until the
roads an in private hands and then
: : to force them through when
the strong hand of the government
as h????:-. removed.
No exact total of what the demands
still pending would mean in monev has
: ' ? :.? made, but Director Genera] Hines
once declared that if granted they
would add about $800.000.000 annually
to th? expenditures of the carriers.
I he exact amount probably runs s . ?
between thai figure and around
51 00 0? i.OOO
The demands before the railroad ad
.ration include those of the fol?
lowing organiza) ions:
Fedei ted shop craft unions, affilia
o i with the American Fed ration of
* -her. and includii ; the Inter! iti ? !
'.',? ??? ! ? r! oo I of II .i- ?? ; and Help?
ers, the mac! li I . boilermakers, elec
. ' rica! woi kers, ; ailway earn i n and
nalgai ated sheet metal work ts.
''. hi ir d : ;:"'; were submitted in Jan
; uary for an increase from 68 *? 85 cer's
in h ear :-. minimum jt:'c> for ma
? ?' ini =ts, blacksn iths, shi et metal w; rk
I ers, carmen and boilermakers. with a
: in mum of 60 cents an hour for help?
ers, 10 ci nts : n hour increase for ap
orentices, Th - was to be retroactive
.... r, i, 191J1
; ? : ii : v.. \ made also for chantres
h :.. and working conditions. The
Board oi Railroi 1 Washes and W rking
recommended last summer
an increase from ?'? cent s an hour to
? 0 cei ' - an ur for mach inist , et?
al increase s for other
clashes, bu the recommendation was
.. ted upon by the ! '?rector Gen?
Demand . I? July 1 for a minimum
rate of $150 a month for twenty-six
daj s l'or brak n n, flagmen and bag
n. ? nd if $200 a month fo r con
? i s, w ith m i'eage cal? - ranging in
i a asi " Lier ? e rvice : r? m 3.8" : o 4.5a
ci nts for flagm< n, et , to 5.13 c il
. ctors. i r: ;: ? .. ' . -? ; ce the d?
. . ce n I -
? ? : a mile for fia ?? and brakemen
to 7.35 to -.,;! cents a mile for con
Special rules and rates for yard
wi e in : :. as was the de?
mand for time and o half f?
-> ch recentl; ? adjusted
separately by Director General Hines.
ilearii s have bee . h? Id by the Rail?
road W.- e Board, but no determina
til an: meed.
Broi ii. :h i el of I: !\\ a> and SI earn
ship Cierl , frc ghJ '-. . l'ers, express
und station en ; lo; es : They ask an
increa ;e of 20 cen s an ho ir with a
forty-f .ir-houi week, retroactive to
January 1. 1919.
Order of Railway Conductors: No
demand filed, bui President L. E. Shep
pard told the B >ard of Wag? s that if
the ti nmen's demands were granted
? i ? - ihould receive c n ; ?dera?
tion based on brakemen's rat ion, being
61 2 3 per cent of ? onductors' rate, an !
that conductors ? ! ould g? I $9 a day
in passenger service, $8.10 i? through
r\ ice and $ 38 in local
i. i ? .( rvice.
Brotherhood of Locomotive Fire-men
and Enginem? n : Firemen and h? per ?
in pa? - i nger i rv ce, -.- ;< a day of five
100 mili or Ich Ma llet
?V 20 : thr ugh freight
:-. ice i n loc ?motive s w? ighing less
than 200,000 pounds, ? ' 50 a day of
eight hoi rs or less, 100 m ile i or less,
on ocomotives weighing more than
, , 00, so SO; local ? r way frei) I t
r\ ce, mixed tra ns, m ne ru: ??. etc.,
minimum ef -r-0 cents f>r 100 miles or
less in addition to through freight
rates; helper, pusher, transfer, work,
r 7. ;???' truel on, -now olow circus
milk an<i unclassified service, tare,:-';
freight rates ; y rd service $ ' 50 Ma
? - ? ? M l!et locomot es in a1!
except yard s< rvice. ST.2?) a ?lay; inside
ostlers, $6.80 a ?lay; outside hostlers.
$7.20; hostlers' helpers, $6.50, eight
or less, all coal burning locomo?
tives to be equipped with power grate
and automatic : r -do r op "?
ers. All coal burning locomotives in
road service weighing more than 200,
000 pounds to be equipped with me?
chanical stokers and two '..remen to ! a
employed on each engine until , so
. , uij ' I loc ?mot i\ es weigh ing ! iss
than 200,000 pounds to be equipped
with coal passers. Firemen to be re?
lieved of cleaning locomotives, remov?
ing tools i r supplies, loading coal, fill?
ing lubricators, etc.
Switchmen's Union of North Amer?
ica: Demand presented to Board of
Railroad Wages am! Working Condi?
tions in July for the following rates
east of the Rooky Mountains: Night
? .remen. $8 a d iv; rig.H h 'pers, $7.50;
day foremen, $7.50; day helpers, $7;
a^'o differentials for mountain dis
trict' . , . c -v. ? i
United Brotherhood of Maintenance
of Way Employees and Railway Shop
1 aborers; -N-"w schedule presented Au?
gust 11 includes rates for bridge and
building, track, shop and signal em
ployees, ranging from $200 to 3270 a
month for fort-men, and including 90
cents an hour for pile driver, derrick,
hoisting and steam crane,, engineers;
67 to 85 cents for painters, plasterers,
carpenters, masons, bricklayers, etc.;
90 cents for powder men; 67 cents for
stationary firemen; 65 cents for track?
men and track walkers; 67 cents for
track apprentice nnd assistant section
foremen, and 60 cents for crossing
flagmen, retroactive to January I, 1919.
Attorney General Rainier recently
predicted a drop it) prices to th?> con?
sumer between January 1 and March 1,
and the Administration is expected to
meet any insistence by railroad em?
ployees for an adjustment of their de?
mands now with this prophecy.
Whether labor will bo satisfied with
another promise remains to be seen.
Willard Sees Need
Of R.R.Rate Raise
Must Have More Revenue
or Private Ownership
Will Not Last, He Says
BALTIMORE, Dec. 28.?President
Daniel F. Willard of tho Baltimore &
Ohio Railroad, in a speech last night
at a dinner given here by the Balti?
more Chamber of Commerce to Carl
R. Gray, president-elect of the Union
Pacific system, declared that unless the
railroads were granted the means of
getting increased revenues in propor?
tion to increased cost of operation when
returned to private control they would
revert again to government control
from necessity. The increase in cost
of operation, he said, was about 70 per
cent since 1016.
According to Mr. Willard's figures
the post of operation had increased
SI.700,000.000 a year, while the rev?
enues hail increased about $1,000,000,
000, ha\ing -the railroads some
$700 000 000 short.
"Railroad rates may seem high in
comparison to the old rates," Mr. Wil?
lard said, "but never at any time in the
history of railroa'ding were the rates
so? relatively low. A man can travel
further now on a day's wages than
ever before, or on the price of a ton
of coal or bushel of wheat. The rail?
road rates are not high in relation to
the present value of the dollar or of
"1 believe the people want the rail?
roads returned to private control, and
f believe both Congress end the people
desire to be fair in the conditions of the
return. It wouid be a mistake to re?
turn them if the cost and the revenue
were not adjusted to present conditii ns.
"if they are not adjusted and the
return is made on any other basis, the
roads would finally revert to public
ownership of necessity. They could
not be run indefinitely at a loss.
"Yet 1 am optimistic, because I be?
lieve the people and Congress want
to treat the- railroads fairly. If all
the bonded Indebtedness were paid off
, on the Baltimore & Ohio and the whole
property turned over to the employees,
with its profits as they were in 1916,
with the employees put back on their
191G wages, it would not pay them to
take the railroad as a gift. The in?
crease in wages aione has been greater
than the profits of our most prosper
? -.i- ; ear."
Speaker Hissed in Church
For Attack on Dr. Grant
Accuses Pastor of "Blasphemy"
in Comparing Deported 'Reds'
to Pilgrim Fathers
To a chorus of boos and hisses Julius
H; man, a National Security L ague
speaker, rose in the forum of the
Church oi the Ascension last night
.and proceeded to take the rector, the
R ???'. Dr. Percy Stickney Grant, to task
for comparing the deported anarchist.;
to the Pilgrim Fathers, last week.
"1 object strenuously to the blas
ph my hurled at the Pilgrim Fathers
last Sunday by Dr. Grant," said Mr,
n n'.ienint: them in th .
same breath with the vicious anarch?
ist deport d from our shores."
The chorus of disapproval strength?
ened a- Mr. Flyman continued. He re?
ferred to a mention that Dr. Grant had
made of Abraham Lincoln last evening,
"As to Abraham Line"':. ! have this
much to say: "if we had a man like
him running this countr., to-day Victor
Berger would not be fighting for a seat
in Congress. N'o, decidedly no. Abra?
ham Lincoln would have taken him
by the neck and thrown him out cf
this country of ou ? ,
Mr. Hyman made his speceh in the
general discussion that followed the
principal addrei ; of the ? v? ning. This
was delivered b Allan MacCurdy, ex?
ecutive secretary of the committee of
f rty-eighl recently formed at St.
1." -is to bring into existence a new
Mr. MacCi rdy as? erted that the Re?
publican and Democratic parties were
both "corpses," and that there was. no
essential difference between them. He
said that they were a great danger to
the nation, since faith in 'he ballot
had dwindled through their continued
? \u tence.
Leaking Gas Stove Kills
V4* ashington Financier
Ashton i'y. Clapham Found Dead
by W l?e in Their Sum?
BALTIMORE, Dec. 28.?Ashton G.
! ' im, a prominent financier of
V as . gton, ; r? - id? nt of the Consoli
ted Oil and Refining C rnipany, of
Baltimore, and a.so interest? d : the
Daniel 11. Willard Company, of this
city, was asi hyxiated ! : ?? night at his
? mm r home in Rhode Island Avenue,
V\ .. h :: "? n
fie was in Baltimore last evening,
and on returning to Washington wenf
to his summer residence for the night
becaus the apartment in the city oc
cupi d by his family was crowded with
guests. Mrs. Clapham became alarmed
this morning v. ?.en her husband did not
return to their apartments and hurried
to the summer home, where she found
Fumes from a gas stove, which he
had lighted because there was no other
heating apparatus, caused his death.
The body was found near a window he
tried to reach.
Mr. Clapham was for many years
president of the Washington Commer?
cial Hank and during the war served
on the War Labor Board with Mr. Taft.
Red Plot to Embroil U. S.
And Mexico is Charged
Bolsheviki at Tampico Said to
Have Planned Assassination
of Oil Officials
LAREDO, Tex., Dec. 28. Agents of
the Russian Bolsheviki at Tampico have
"proposed the assassination of man?
agers of oil companies, superintendents
of all oil camps and other hhrh per
sonages, with the object of bringing
a! out international difficulties," ac?
cording to Friday's issue of "El Uni?
versal," a Mexico City newspaper.
The paper published a Tampico dis?
patch saying Mexican special police
there arrested two Russians, confessed
agents of the soviet government, who
are suspected of being accomplices o+'
the persons directing the distribution
of propaganda proposing the assassina?
Kentucky 'Wets' Caught
With Huge Whisky Surplus
Distillers Will Pay for Optimism by Being Forced
to Hold 30,000,000 Gallons for Medicinal
Use After Jan. 16; Warehouse Thieves Are Busy
LOUISVILLE, Doc. 28.?More than
.TO,000,000 gallons of whisky will remain
in bonded warehouses in Kentucky
when national prohibition becomes ef?
fective January 16, say former leaders
in the whisky industry.
When the Supreme Court rendered
its decision dealing a death blow to
liquor interests 36,000,000 gallon? were
in bond here. Since then arrangements
have been made for exportation of
nearly 1,000,0(10 gallons to France,
where it will be held in storage, and
a large shipment will be made by Jan?
uary 1 to Hamburg. Germany, but un?
der the most favorable circumstances
whisky men <lo not believe that more
than 5,000,000 gallons can be shipped
out of the United States in the short
The distilleries had every opportunitv
to ship thr whisky from the country
between June 1 and January 16. 1920,
but they were confident of the lif'mg
of the ban for a limited time, long
enough to dispose of the greater part
of it in this country. Besides, they
point out, there is practically no de?
mand abroad for American whisky.
Sold Options at S10 a Case
During the week before the Supreme
( fou'it handed down its final decision
distillers were selling options on whiskj
at $10 a case, with plenty o.' takers
| so confident were consumers and dis?
tillers that the decision would be fa
vorable to the liquor interests. The
price of the whisky was $80 a case, the
$!0 to be forfeited in the event the
whisky could not be taken from ware?
Distillers on whose hands large
stores of whisky will be left believe
the United States government will
compensate them for their losses, al?
though they estimate approximately
2,000,000 gallons a year will be re?
leased from bond for medicinal pur?
Hardly a distillery or wholesale
liquor house has escaped the ravages
of whisky thieves. Thirty barrels of
whisky have been stolen in Louis?
ville by thieves with long augers.
Bore Through Floors
They bore through the floors of ware?
houses and drain the contents, the
loss being discovered only when reve?
nue agents find the empty barrel, 01
some one detects the odor of whisky,
The Stitzel Distillery lost two barrels
of whisky and the Wathen Distillery
i:i Nelson County, was similarly robbed
this week. Thieves broke into the
Rugby Distillery and stole 100 cases
Moonshinlng in the mountains ha?
increased a thousandfold since July 1
as the running down of moonshiner!
no longer comes within the province o
the Internal Revenue Office, but i
un.1er the Department of Justice.
Liquor is plentiful in Louisville
nearly one-half of the saloons sellini
whisky across the bar, apparently un
molested, at 50 cents a small drink.
Kills 7 More;
Continued from page 1
his chair and Ahrens had crawled into
A man believed to be Walter J. Bahr,
; of 107 ( ongress Avenue, Jersey City,
was found dying from wood alcohol
poisoning at 9 Napier Place. Dunton,
Queens, last evening. In the house
with him the polie- discovered two
women and a five-year-old girl, also
unconscious, apparently, from the same
cause. Tiny were- taken to St. .Mary's
H ' ' ital. The- man was taken to Ja?
maica Hospital, where he died.
One of the women. Mrs. Florence
. Goodrich, of IT Melville Piace. Union
Course, revived at the hospital and told
the authorities that the child was her
daughter, Evelyn. She said th:-* they
had lo-'i visiting the other woman,
Mrs. Marj O or .
In the room where the four were
found unconscious two gallon jugs
containing a colorless liquid were
found. Mrs. Goodrich told physicians
th.at she had drunk nothing and ?-a;,:
'. that she and her little girl had been
mad? ill by ea ting candy.
A man who was fourni uncon cio is
in fro.-.* of 452 West Fourteenth Street
was taken to Bel evue Hospital, whore
Dr Jame-; To back, after examining
him thoroughly, said he was suffering
fi im wood alcohol poisoning. A bank?
book in his. pocket bore the name
From Hartford. Corn., and oth?
Connecticut Valley cities, where sixty
deaths have resulted from holiday in
dulgence in what was supposed to be
whisky, the police received confirma?
tion yesterday of earlier reports thai a
twelve-barrel consignment of sup os
wood alcohol liquor had boon shippe?!
from Nov.- York by a man believed '
be Adolph Panarelli, of 311 Bleecker
Street. Neither police nor Federal rev?
enue agents have been able to trace
the missing wholesale wine, oil an??
Ti ey also learned, as a result of the
Hartford investigation, that Panarelli
? -. looked upon by ;: i Hartford pu
ser as only a go-between for the
v:?' venders, and it was said last .- I
that the men from whom the fugitiv?
Pan? relli probably purchased his sup?
ply ". ?1 be arrested to-day. Th ? 'our
Hartford bootleggers, frightened by a
mounting toll that keeps adding to the
list of murder charges against tl em
sought to gain favor by telling all they
knew about their New Yoik sour ? ol
a c oholic supply.
Five of the New York victims bought
their poison, according to the pol i .
the neighborhood of "Jimmie'3 Place,"
as the lodging house and saloon of
James Condon is known, in the vicin?
ity of the Fall River Line p er. Tun
f I ;se vict ?ms d i id Sat urday a
? ? 1. dging h? use. A third died early
vestcrdav and a fourth later in the
the '?fth man reached his home told
his family, who were alarmed at his
condit on, that he had been visit
friends at Condon's saloon. He died
snor. after an ambulance from Harlem
Hospit al an ?ved
This victim was Michael McGowan,
fifty-seven years old, of T? East 127th
St reet. He stagg? red in 'hero oon
after 6 o'clock yesterday morning.
Members of the family bi came alarmed
when he had a severe hemorrhage of
the nose. Dr. Eichler, Harlem Hospital
a : .: ce surgeon, arriv? d ? on ..:
ward in response to a tele; hone call.
He found the man unconsc ous and a
short tim? ta.1 r pronounced him dead.
Deputy Medical Examiner Thomas
Gi ? ...,?'? -, after ordering the body to
the M irgue for an autopsy, which will
be performed to-day, ?earned from
members ol Mc ?owan's family that he
had been visiting the saloon and lodg
ing house of James Condon at 252 Ful?
ton Street. Dr. Gonzales said afterward
that when they gave him this informa?
tion they were not aware that four
other men had become ill there and
Deputy Police Commissioner Leahy,
Inspector Cray, Captain Carey, of the
Homicide Bureau, and Detective
Stephen Dunphy, of the Old Slip sta?
tion, spent most of the night question?
ing Condon and his bartender. Both
denied insistently that they had served
any drinks to the four victim?.
Eariy yesterday both were taken to
the Tombs and locked up on four
sep?rate charges of homicide. Later
yesterday they were arraigned in the
Tom 3 Court before Magistrate Thomas
.Nolan, who' held them for the grand
jury without bail.
Detective Dunphy directed the re?
moval from the cellar of Condon's
saloon to the Old Slip police statior
of about 100 gallons of unldentiiie?
liquors, some of it in five-gallon demi
?ohns, some in live-gallon tins and sora?
in barrels. There also were a numbei
of buttles iabeied gin.
There is an ordinary barroom a
252 Fulton Street on the first floor
und in 25-1 Fulton Street ?s a lunci
room. A narrow hallway between th
two, lighted by a gas jet, gives in
gress to the rickety stairway !eadin?
to tin upper two floors which ar
given over to lodgers, who for th
most pari are employed along th
Th" white-washed rooms are beanie
with cobwebs and crowded with bed;
Th? bar was locked yesterday, but th
lodging nouse, in the enforced absenc
of the proprietor, was being conduct?
by a one-eyed man clad in overall
and a cap.
"Everybody that's left is on thei
feet," he volunteered by way of e'
p ai ling that none of the othc
loel - r- had bee-, afflicted.
John Vasehl left the lodging hour
in 125 West Street, where he live
about 1 o'clock yesterday afternoo
f e first floor is occupied by an en
ployment agency, conducted by Pet?
Groudahl. It was about .'! o'clock, tv
h ?urs later, that Vasehl returned
thi lodging house. He staggered to
chair, according to Groudahl, and sa
he was not feeling right.
"Been drinking'.'" Groudahl asked.
"My eyes ain't right. I can'! set
Groudahl helped him to h?3 bel a?
a short time later, when the man 1.
-.ran to moan, he summoned the pr
pri? tor, Fred Kloppenburd, who in tu:
called a policeman, who after snirtii
the heavy atmosphere of the room
which the man was, lying, sent for ;
ambulance. Dr. Fox, of the Bro
Street Hospital, diagnosed Vaseh
case as one of wood alcohol poison ir
iTe said the man's flesh had taken
a greenish, hue and that he was bli
when he arrived. Vasehl died abc
4 o'clock, within three hours of t
time he drank the supposed poison.
M idical Examiner .-.orris and 1
deputy, Benjamin Schwartz, perform
autopsies on several of the bodies
?'?? Bellevue Morgue yesterday.
every instance, they said, they fou
that death was due to wood alcol
poi -on ing.
Some of the police at hcadquarti
who are engaged in ??inning ?!?
b otleggers selling wood alcohol d
guised as whisky declared that, mi
? the liquor now sold in Fias: S
saloons is made of cologne spirits c
ored to resemble whisky. Coloj
rits is grain alcohol from which
the poison us fusel oil has not bi
removed. It. is intended for the i
of perfume manufacturers, who e
ploy it to dilute perfume oils.
One detective said that since J
the number of "perfume manufact
ers" in New York hud grown fr
bout 100 individuals to about 2'
.'. cei ?i - to purchase cologne spi:
re s tied by the Internal Revenue
;? rf men..
Coiogne spirits, or cologne aleo
as it sometimes is called, is stored
I nded warehouses, and when it is
moved the warehouse is compelled
notify the Internal Revenue Dep.
nient, which is supposed to check
Will You Profit by their
THE American Railway Expr?s? Company is using
over I l?? Dictaphones in various offices in the
United States. In a m <nth8 test covering I 8 operators
it was found recently that the average daily output was
1,591 letters per day, at a transcribing cost of less than
3?-gC per letter. Whether your office is large or small,
we wiii give you a working demonstration of
The Dictaphone on a definite basis of the increased out?
put that means less cost per letter.
Res U. S. Pat. Off. and Foreign Countries
Phone Worth 7250?Call at 28? Broadway, New York City
on the disposition of the alcohol.
Carmine Fellitto, a truck driver. 130
Baxter Street, was arrested yesterday
by Detective Michael Fiaschetti, in
charge of the Italian squad. James
McGinnis, an Internal Revenue inspec?
tor, charged Fellitto with operating a
still. Fiaschetti said the man was a
partner of Constantinc Kasty, arrest?
ed on Saturday at 68 Baxter Street,
where the prtlice found what they say
was the equipment for a large pro?
According to Fiaschetti, they found
in Kasty's possession an application
for a permit to manufacture perfume.
The application was on a blank form
furnished by the Revenue Department,
and it was in an envelope addressed
to Collector Edwards.
Three more deaths from wood alco?
hol poisoning, making nine in the last
three weeks, were reported to the
police of Newark, N. J., yesterday.
Adam Hostinsky, thirty-six, died at
his home. Charles Fera, twenty-six,
bartender in a saloon, was Seized with
convulsions and died before the arrival ;
of a physician. Adam Anton, thirty
six, died at his home after he com- !
plained of being ill.
Fera was the Second bartender :
stricken within two days. Prosecutor
Harrison and Collector of Internal
Revenue Charles V. Duffy have started \
investigations to trace the alcohol that, j
it believed to have caused the deaths in ;
10 Arrests Made
In New England
Three More Die of "Whis?
ky" Poisoning in Hoi
yoke, Two in Chicopee
CHICOPEE, Mass.. Dec. 28?United
States Marsha] Edward J. Leyden to?
day arrested four men?one from Chic?
opee, two from Holyoke and one from
Springfield?on Federal warrants charg?
ing them with violation of the war?
time prohibition law, and also illegal
transportation of liquor from state to
state. The arrests resulted from his
investigation into the deaths of more
than fifty persons in the Connecticut
Valley from drinking wood alcohol con
! tained in a mixture sold as whisky.
I Another arrest was made at Thompson
1 ville, Conn.
Five more deaths had resulted since
early this morning from alcoholic poi?
soning, three in Holyoke and two in
Chicopee, bringing the total for the
? Connecticut Valley, r.ot including Hart?
ford, to fifty-three, divided as follows:
Chicopee, 37, including two women;
Holyoke, 9; Springfield, 4. including
one woman; Greenfield, 1, and Thomp
Those under arrest on the Federal
warrants are John Nasaizewski, of
Chicopee, and Harry Shapiro, of
Springfield, truck driver?, who are
charged with bringing the liquor into
the valley; Adam Ostrowski and John
W; Starzyk, both of Holyoke, charged
with violation of the war-time prohibi?
tion act. They will be arraigned be?
fore ?,'nited States Commissioner John
L. Rice Monday morning. They were
i all released under $500 bonds.
The Thompsonville police placed
Leonard Montana, a saloonkeeper of
i that town, under arrest on the charge
'. of illegally selling liquors. According
' to Chief of Police P. J. Rogers of
: that town, Montana was arrested Sat?
urday night on the same charge. Zig
. mont, according to the chief, confessed
'? to buying some of the liquor from
Montana. Chief Rogers also said that
Montana stated he bought five gallons
of the concoction from Bronerwine's
! saloon in Hartford for $140.
Marshal Alfred T. Caron, of the
Chicopee police, left this afternoon for
1 New Haven. Conn., with warrants
charging murder against four men
: who have been arrested in that city.
NEW HAVEN, Dec. 58.?Six men
were arrested here to-day in connec?
tion with the sale of wood alcohol
"whisky," which they are alleged to
have shipped from this city to Chico?
pee, .Mass. The arrests were made
at the request of D.strict Attorney Jo
: seph B. Ely, of Westfield, Mass.,' who
telegraphed that the men are "wanted
for homicide in Massachusetts."
Maryland 'Wets" Move
To Reverse Approval
Of 'Dry' Amendment
ANNAPOLIS, Dec. 28. - Maryland
"wets" will carry their fight to the
Legislature, which meets in January.
A joint resolution will be introduced
providing for a recall of Maryland's
vote in 1018 ratifying the prohibition
amendment to the Federal Constitution.
The res ?lotion will ask the Secretary
of State at Washington to return to the
General Assembly, through the Gov?
ernor of the state, the record of Mary?
land's vote on the amendment. When
in possession of the record, if it is ob
tained by legislative action, it will re?
main for the Legislature to determine
whether ratification shall stand or be
Similar efforts will be made in the
legislatures of other states which have
ratified the amendment. The object
sought is the reversal of the votes of
a sufficient number of stales to defeat
the ? mendment.
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of ol? Uvxr? toJyUe?.
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14 C?rtl*ndt St. J-UDej^St
Famine Fund Plea
By Pope Expected
Cardinal* Gibbons and
Hoover Urge Pontiff to
Ask V. S. Aid for Europe
BALTIMORE. Dec. 28.?At the re
quest of Herbert Hoover, the man to ;
whom the starving people of Central
Europe are looking for food supplie5.
Cardinal Gibbons has written to Pope
Benedict asking him to send an appeal
to the American people, urging them
to do everything possible to alleviate
the sufferings of the inhabitants in
various countries in Europe, particu?
The Cardinal to-day said Mr. Hoover
had been to see him and told him of
the true conditions in Austria. Mr.
Hoover said the newspaper accounts of
the sufferings of the people there have
not been exaggerated and that relief
must go to them with the utmost dis?
Cardinal Gibbons has not yet heart!
from the Pope, but expects word in a
few days. The Cardinal said there w-as
no doubt that the Pope would issue a
strong appeal in behalf of the Euro?
A concerted effort is being made by
officials at Washington to get supplies
to the starving people, arul it is said
that Mr. Htover will be *he man who
will have charge of the situation. Not
only is there a grave shortage of food,
but also of fuel and clothing. Cardinal
Gibbons is very much interested in the
famine abroad and is doing everything
possible toward sending relief.
The Pope has just contributed 100.
000 lire t $20.000) to a fund which is
being raised for the children in the
devastated countries and in an encyc?
lical addressed to the Catholic episco?
pates throughout the world, he urged
that a collection be taken in all the
churches to-day. It is said that the
contributions here were liberal.
Murder Charged to Negroes
Warrants charging Frank Kelly and
Emma Robinson with murder in the
first d'gree were issued yesterday by
Magistrate Steers in the Flatbns.i
?"ourt of Brooklyn. Kelly and Emm?
Robinson, negroes, are said to hav*
confessed Saturday to the slaying of
Catharine Dunn, a maid in the home
of ( iarence S. Clark, 1146 Kenmor?
Place, Brooklyn, ten days ago. They
were arrested in Newark Saturday and
?re being held for extradition paper?.
The issuance of the warrants is the
first step in having them brought to
Br<i"kl'-n for trial.
FULL OF PRUNES
"From the Santa Clara Valley
in California come the most
wonderful prunes in the
They are harvested by shak?
ing the trees, so that only the
ripest ones are used.
They are preserved in their
own sugar, after being evapo*
rated in the sun.
And they are transformed, by
a new process, into an epi*
curean treat at CHILDS.
Fortunate tne mil
who is "full of prunes'
Beginning atSaks To-day
The Important Pre-Inventory
Sale of Men's Hats
Formerly $5 and $6
5 We have taken ail small Jots of our regu?
lar stock soil hats and derbies, selling at $5
and $6, and reduced them for immediate
disposal. The soil hats are in all the wanted
Winter colors, and the derbies are in Black,
Tan, and Seal Brown.
They will move so fast at 83.45
that none can possibly he sent
C. O. D. exchanged or on approval.
?Broadway at 34th Street
CLOTHES OF CUSTOM QUALITY
Paddingtons are not ad?
vertised all over London
like breakfast food, be?
cause you'll only find
them in the very smart
shops. Ours is the only
store in New York that
sells them?which is
unfortunate for the other
Just off the steamer!
I&tka $c (Bimtjrattjj
BROADWAY AT 34th STREET