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THE SUN, TUESDAY, ' NQVEMBER 4, 1919.
n. S. AGENTS HUNTING
HOARDED COAL HERE.
Palmer Issues Order, Suspect
ing Speculators of Hold'
RAIL SERVICE CURTAILED
Marshall Answers jUtornoy
Gcnernl Good Fuel Supply
Department of Justice officers here
received orders from Attorney-General
A. Mitchell Palmer yesterday to Insti
tute an Immedlato hunt for coal that
may be hoarded by speculators In and,
about New Yoik city.
With these orders, which were trans
mitted to Joseph Hakcr, head of the lo
cal Bureau of Investigation, came of
ficial communications for Francis a.
Csffey and Leroy W, Ross of Brooklyn.
United States Attorneys, directing them
to ascertain whether there Is evidence of
collusion between dealers to boost
T.'oilnrnl n lithnrlf YlArA n Irl
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that all available operatives will be as--
signed to this wotk and that evidence,
If found, will be presented qplckly to the
Federal Grand Juries.
George Wlnshlp Taylor, one of Mr
CcfTey'n assistants. Issued a general
arnln? that told of the restoration un
der Trcplderttlal proclamation, 'of the
fair prices established by tho United
States Food and Fuel Administration
during the war. He added that prof
iteers would be summarily punished.
Although the cutting of railway ser
vice for the purpose of conserving avail
able fuel began yesterday on many lines,
in accordance with announcements made
rrevlously, It was said authoritatively
hut night that tho passenger schedules
on New England railroads would escape
Immediate reduction. The decision was
reached at a meeting In Boston of Fed
eral managers and operating executives,
who announced also that there would
be no general curtailment of freight ser
lce In New England and that a plan
had been arranged for a priority system
of deliveries to commercial consumers of
bituminous coal. Commercial consumers
requiring bituminous coal already con
signed to them for Immediate necessities
must make application direct to the de
livering railroad, glvlns the amount of
coal required and reason for preference,
Anxtrtr Over Small Supplies.
Much anxiety was evident yesterday
among Individuals and of officers of
companies lest their stocks become de
pleted before the termination of the
strike, and efforts to increase supplies
nere exerted In many quarters.
w. A. Marshall, president of the
Wholesale Coal Trade Association, Is
sued a statement after a meeting of the
organization, declaring that there Is an
average supply of sixty days on hand,
and that the majority of consumers have
fnough coal to last from two to four
months. A few, he said, are In a bad
plight because their storage facilities are
"It Is our opinion," he said, "that the
stocks of bituminous coal now in the
hands of the railroads, the abnormally
large stock of steam sixes of anthra
cite, accumulated by reason of lack of
market, and the production of a normal
quantity of non-union coal, which. If
the strike Is prolonged, will be greatly
Increased by the Influx of .labor from
union districts, will meet the needs of
that small percentage of consumers
A-hose present supply Is limited."
Mr. Marshall Included these views In
a letter which ho sent to Attorney-Gen
"ral Palmer replying to that official's
ommunlcatlon published yesterday
morning. As Mr. Palmer had expressed
..mazement at a suggestion made 'by him
that tho dealers be not Interfered with
lie explained that this suggestion had
been made before the Federal Govern
ment restored the wartime prices and
that his purpose had been misconstrued.
Lmr Pussies Jersey City.
Residents of Jersey City are perplexed )
as to the erlect of an ordinance pro
hibiting the use of soft coal there, as '
shortage of anthracite Is threatened be- I
cause of inability to arrange Its lmporta- I
'Ion, It Is expected that the "city ban
will be lifted pending the emergency. P. i
J Donohue, superintendent of the Pub-,
lie Service Corporation, declared that .
there was no likelihood of the New Jer
sey trolley systems shutting down, as
their supply Is sufficient to last consid
Word was received hero that BOO cars
loaded with bituminous coal had been
seized at Syracuse by order of the fuel
authorities, and that any more ship
ments arriving there would bo taken
over by similar order. Syracuse.' It was
aid, will he the point of distribution for
central New York If the strike Is pro
longed. Several New England States took ac
'lon to protect public Interest, nnd the
State Commission on Necessaries of Life
of Massachusetts Instructed dealers to
make deliveries of bituminous coal only
for Immediate consumption.
Amedee J. Casey, editor of the .Ameri
can Coal Journal, said last night he had
been Informed that apartment houses
snd homes of the Greater 'ew York
district have about fiO per cent, of their
normal supply 'In their cellars. "This Is
an unusually good showing for this time
of the year," he said. "With big office
buildings and plants the situation Is not
so favorable, but thero Is nothing In
particular to worry about at this time."
Wed Three Weeks Gets Alimony.
Fort Smith, Ark., Nov. 2. Courted
twenty-two years and married three
weeks, Mary Allen, D2, has sued John
A Allen, C5, for alimony, alleging that
In the brief married career he failed to
support her. Allen- was placed under
bond by the court to Insure payment of
123 a month alimony.
Buy a bottle of Sloan's Llnamcnt
and keep It handy for
IF I only had some Sloan's Liniment."
How often you've said thatl And
Vn u .1,,.,, :
subsided after hours of suffering !
you forgot itl Don't do it again get
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ouuucii alburn may (.utile UIl I
sciatica, lumbago, sore muscles, stiff
Joints neuralgia, the pains and aches
resulting from exposure. You'll soon
relieve it with Sloan's, the liniment
that penetrates without rubbing.
, 38 years' leadership. Clean, econom
ical. Three sizes 35c, 70c, $1.40
LADY ASTOR WINS
VOTES AT PLYMOUTH
Continued from. First Pope.
nimbly aboard the boat, assisted by a
policeman and a fisherman.
Several pictures were taken. Then the
grizzled captain of the boat, was posed
Desiue iauy as lor, arm tne candidate
Improved the opportunity while the
cameras war olleklne by asking the cap
tain: "will you vote for mo? He
rcadjly nodded assent.
'Cross your heart," Insisted Lady
Astor, and the sailor compiled.
Lady Astor then returned to her car
riage and standing In It mode a brief
talk, exchanged repartee with the crowd
and answered the hecklers, generally si
lencing' them with a few barbed words,
but with all evidences of good humor.
Some of her shafts were:
"I think you all know who Is the
"If some people had what we have
they would not be down here bothering
"You should go down on your knees
and thank God you've got some one
honest to represent you."
"I like people's children to be treated
as I treat my own."
"But for the fact that there are
women none or, you wouia oe nere."
Gets Promises of Votes.
She concluded by asking "how many
are going to vote for me? Hold up your
The men, women and children, almost
without exception, extended their hands.
The Independent unionist candidate,
Lionel Jacobs, who had the support of
a number of unionists opposing Lady
Astor on the ground of sex, to-night
withdrew his candidacy.
The labor candidate, W. T. Gay, and
his liberal opponent, Isaac Foot, have
Indicated that Lady Astor'a American
birth, the possession of wealth, the fact
that she Is a woman, and her attitude
regarding prohibition are points upon
which her candidacy will be attacked,
Lady Astor Issued to-day an address
to the relectors of the Sutton Division
of Plymouth," appealing for their votes.
I come before you In .all humility;
JjmltCUIv FifthTUienue at Thirty ninth 0t.
that America's tomorrows
over here may justify
her sacrifices "over there"
Your Heart And Y our Dollar'
Pq If you have any doubt ask
any boy who went to war
Lady Astor says, "fully conscious of all
my limitations. II you oeciae mat
Plymouth la once again to help In mak
ing history by belnir tne drst English
constituency with a woman membor in
Parliament I shall do an in my power
to maintain the high traditions of the
borough, the Ideals of my sex and the
credit of Parliament
'I Intend to work for peace, progress
and tho prosperity of tho country. I
shall at the same time have due regard
for national efficiency nnd economy,
which women, above all, understand.
During the war I worked for the sol
diers and sailors, their wives and chil
dren, as well as for all others who were
serving at home and abroad. I now ask
them to work for mo In order that I
may work for them In Parliament.
"I believe I know the real Plymouth,
Its children and women and Its social
problems better than any other of the
candidates. With this knowledge and
with your knowlcdgo of me based on
my past record as a guide to the future,
I ask the electors to let mo; represent
The address IsT signed "Nancy AStor."
MRS. LILLY LEGALLY
IN RACE. SON SAYS
Candidate for Assembly Won
Civil Service Post.
Joseph Lilly, son of Mrs. Mary M.
Lilly, Democratic member of tho As
sembly from the Seventh district, re
plied yesterday to the question raised
by the Citizens' Union as to Mrs. Lilly's
eligibility for reelection to-day. The
Union asserted that when Mrs. Lilly ac
cepted a position as director of women
prisoners on Blnckwell's Island In June
last at a salary of $2,100 a year she
became liable to the provision of the
State Constitution which provides that
no member of the Legislature may hold
a municipal office.
Mr. Lilly said that the sections of the
Constitution referred to applied to of
fices held by appointment. Ho said that
his mother was appointed to the Black
well's Island position because Bho was
first on a civil service list after a com
"The provisions of the State Constitu
tion were never Intended to and never
did exclude members of the Assembly
from participation In the civil service
of the State," Mr. Lilly said.
Hear the Wonderful
LA GUARDIA EXPECTS
TO GET POLICE VOTES
Says Men Resent Pleas for
Support for Moran.
Speaking to a crowd of 3,000 persons
at Far Rockaway last night Representa
tive F. II. La Guardla, the Republican
candidate for President of the Board of
Aldermen, declared he had been told that
all policemen when relieved In tho vari
ous station houses In the afternoon had
been requested to vote for the election
of Robert L. Moran, the Tammany can
didate for President of the Board of
His Information, the candidate said,
was that tho police were so disgusted
at the attempt to dictate to them that
they expressed themselves privately as
moro than ever determined to vote for
All efforts to got details of the alleged
attempt to Influence tho policemen by
their superiors failed last night No
member of tho force would acknowledge
that tho reported Incident had occurred.
A report also became current that the
word was being passed about quietly
that oftlclals of tho policemen's organiza
tion though't It wlso to vote for La
Guardla. This could not be verified, as
the men were careful not to have their
actions dlsdverod by headquarters.
Many evidences have reacneu ur,
La Guardla that tho police and firemen,
as well as other city employees, are moro
than favorable to his candidacy.
PALMER GETS MYSTERY VIAL.
Bottle Containing Colorless Liquid
Sent ThrouKh Mails.
Washington. Nov. 3. A curious,
looking package. Inscribed In German
sc'Ipt, was 'delivered through the malls
at Attorney-General Palmer's office to
day It was turned over to tho Bureau
of Investigation, where It was discovered
tha package contained a bottle of liquid,
labelled "Boraclc Acid," on one side and
bearing a German Inscription on the
other. Handled gingerly, the bottle was
put In a safo place until the colorless
contents could be analyzed.
Tho package was sent by parcel post
lrom New York. Officials are Inclined
to think it was intended as a Joke.
BIG VOTE CERTAIN
IN TO-DAY'S BATTLE
Continued from. First Page.
Jacob L. Livingston, the Republican
leader, was specific.
"The Republican party looks for a
plurality In Kings county rai.clnu from
10,000 to 16,000," he said. "Wo con
fidently expect to elect ten or twelve
Assemblymen and fourteen Aldermen, as
well as three of the five Municipal Court
Mayor Hylan Issued an appeal yester
day for tho reelection of Robert L.
Moran, President of tho Board of Alder
mun, who In tho past has followed so
closely the lead cf the Mayor In the
Board of Estimate as to earn a rebuke
from Gov, Smith. For the first time In
the history of tho city a Mayor in ad
vocatlng the election of a candidate, Is
sued it in the form of a proclamation ad
dressed "To the Men and Women of
It road In part as follows:
"To-morrow when you go to the
polls you aro going to decide whethor
you aro loyal to those In public offlco
who are fighting your battles for you.
"Robert L. Moran, the Democratic
candidate for the President of the Board
of Aldermen, has been your true friend,
a loyal and honest public ncrvant.
"The traction trust Is working hard to
defeat Robert L. Moran and to elect
cash doesrit balance
weve g'ot to oo throug'h
every pay envelope -again-!
This couldn't happen at
The Baldwin Locomotive Works
or the Joseph Campbell Soup Company
or the Crucible Steel Company of America
or E. I. DuPont Do Nemours Company
or G. & J. Tire Company
or the Hercules Powder Company ,'
or the Holeproof Hosiery Company
or the Pillsbury Flour Mills Company
or the Remington Arms Company
or John B. Stetson Company
or Washburn Crosby Company
or the Western Clock Company
These firms put up their pay by means of the International
The machine that lists" adds and denominates the payroll,
counts money into envelopes, checks payroll, balances cash and
keeps a'permanent record of the amount put into each envelope.
Let us show you what nn International Payroll Machine will
do for your business. There's no obligation. Just dictate a
Florella La Guardla as President of the
Board of Aldermen.
"You know where Moran stands, but
no one except possibly ths traction
trust knows where La Guardla stands."
The last part of the statement reads
like an editorial In a Hearst newspaper.
The only difference Is that Mr. Hearst
Is advocating tho election of La uuardia,
as well as of ths other Republican can
didates, under the general orusade or
"Swat the Boss."
llylnn Injects Carfare lime.
Tho Hylan lieutenants, known as the
Vigilance Committee, Issued a statement
in which they said neither Representa
tive La Guardla nor Major Curran had
answered their questionnaire as to In
creased fares. As a matter of fact
neither candidate has made an Issue of
this situation one way or the other.
The committee stated that Mr. Moran
and Mr. Boyle, Tammany candidate for
President of the Borough of Manhattan,
stood with Mayor Hylan In his attitude
on the traction situation.
"I shall win," said Representative La
Guardla. "All I can say Is that Tam
many Is endeavoring to make a strategic
retreat and save a part of the ticket.
We are following It up closely and will
carry tho entire ticket In Manhattan,
and, of course. In Brooklyn as well."
Major Curran donounced as evidence
of the desperate straits to which Tarn
many had been reduced that a group of
Democratic women had been told they
would invalidate their Domocratlo on
rolmcnt If they dared to vote for Curran.
In a statement yesterday the Citizens
Union said that In order to win a 100
Buy your suit and overcoat
now today or tomorrow.
The election of men to polit
ical office is but one of the
occasions when you are forced
to choose among two or more
candidates for your vote.
When you judge of the respec
tive merits of the various cloth.
iers of this city it will be well
to consider our platform.
The ready-to-wear trade of this
store has thrived because it has
never deviated from the policy
of the store: To sell clothing
of quality, featuring superior
fabrics, expert tailoring and
correct styling at prices lower
than those prevailing in other
Suits $29.75 to $64.75
Overcoats $29.75 to 105.00
Ujjj Fifth Floor, Front. ,
Manufacturers of Payroll and
Visible Adding Machines
New York Office 398 Broadway
Phone Worth 715
Offices In Syracuse, N. V.. New Haven,
Conn., Newark, N. J., and all principal
per cent victory on the Judiciary Issue the
voters must elect Philip J. McCook ns '
well as Justice Newburger, In other
words that both of the Tammany can
didates must be defeated. ,
Tho same organization also explained
away an advertisement In which Edward
P. Boyle Is making capltat of some kind
words said about him by the Citizens
Union when he was running for the
Municipal Court. '
"We believe that at the present time,"
the statement f aid, "It Is of Importance .
to have In the Itooxd of Estimate a ,
man who would be entirely free from 1
the partisan affiliation either with
Mayor Hylan or with Tammany Hall, j
Mr., Boyle, as a oodlstrlct leader with
Charles F. Murphy and as chairman of
the, Tammany general committee, could
not' be expected to act as freely as Mr.
GRIFFINS FLYING TO TAMPA.
Matte Heventr Miles an Hour on
Leir to Northi Carolina.
BpeM Dsipatck to Tns SDN.
Elizabeth Citt, X. C, Nov. 3. Mr.
and Mrs. C. D. Griffin and their three-
year-old son arrived nero yesterday In
a flying boat, having made the trip from
Port Washington, L. I., in six hours,
maintaining a speed of seventy miles an
hour. Tho party left to-day for Tampa,
Fla., the destination of the filers.
The flight was without special incident
except a forty mile gale over the Dismal
Swamp. Aviators usually give this
swamp a wide berth, fearing Inability to
nnd a landing place If forced to descend.
UtmU Hun, Broadway.
1Mb U Uth U.
We Selt Dependable
Merchandise at Prices
Lotcer Than Any Other
Stor,but for Cash On ly
Store hours 9 to 5:30
Works of Art
Oil paintings, from
the famous art cen
tres of England,
France, Italy, Hol
land ' and this
country hang in our
picture gallery and
constitute an exhibit
worthy of the at
tention of connois
seurs and decor
ators of homes.
They'll not be here
long, however, for
the annual clear
ance sale of oil
i at V off
the original prices is
in progress. The
sale will continue
week.but no longer!
As these paintings
are originals and
"one of a kind,"
the obvious thing
to do is buy now
while the selection
is still large. And
the selection is
our entire stock
Most of the paint
ings were bought
directly from the
artists in Italy,
and Holland. The
were contributed by
There are works by
cians, works by an
artist who was
the French gov
ernment to make
paintings of the war
and who executed
four pictures espec
ially for us.
A variety of subjects
landscapes and ani
mals are added to the
war subjects already
mentioned. They are
in a variety of sizes and
are appr o p r i a t e 1 y
JWyu Fourth nor,3aih SU
There's no doubt about
the advisability of hav
ing personal Christmas
greeting cards - but
there seems to be some
doubt as to the time to
place orders for them.
Those who wait till
Christmas time to order
their Christmas cards
may be disappointed.
Place your order today 1
rWtv-" Main Floor Centre,
tS" Kulri l.anilrm-
Turut&ywu oSa. St
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