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THE SUN, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1919.
HOPE TO FRENCH
Assures Them ire Is Pre
pared to Lift Dry Bun,
ARMISTICE J)AY . TALKED
Superseding Indictment Re
turned Against Several
Liquor dealers and other persons hav-'
lnr ho uso for prohibition wiro made
almost. cheerful yesterday when a rumor
winged over from Washington Iri effect
that tho President has assured the
French Government that ho "would do
everything posslblo" to lift the wartime
ban. According to this Interesting and
widely accepted story France asked the
President what could be expected In;
connection with her champagne trade,
remarking at tho same time that vast
stores of champagno havo been piling
up In the cellars of Kpornay and Rhelms
awaiting shipment to America. It was
In answer to this cjuory, bo the fresh
rumor, runs, that the President stated
lie would do what ho could.
Apparently there Is something doing,
1.8 they say in Boston. Not only liquor
venders but many other persons In tho
most respectable professions and trades
havo gravevlne Information from the
reat of government which points, nil of
it to 'tho probability that tho ban will
be raised nnrt that for two months the
U. S. .A. will be distinctly wottlsh. as
damp as In the old, carefree days beforo
the war busted right In our face,
fchrewd. longheaded persons not given tp
running astray on mero rumor, nro con
ducting themselves in a way to indicate
that they know something., One of the
very best known Federal officials In tho
country, a man whoso name is a sort of
household word, gave an order last Sat
urday to a New York wine dealer for a
dozen cases of the best American cham
pagne, the delivery being contingent of
course upon lifting of the ban and the
resumption of the fo mer legal selling
of alcoholic beverages.
Tub Sun's information that the banks
heavily Interested In whiskey certificates
have received nssurances that sufllclent
time will be given them and their
debtors to realize on whiskey stocks
created a stir down town yeaterday.
While several bankers were Inclined to
think that tho sum of, the liabilities
mentioned, $100,000,000, was too big,
their notion being that the banks haen't
loaned 'out more than half that su-n,
they agreed nevertheless that assurance
had been given by some one In large au
thority at Washington. Nobody could
be found who would mention this per
ton's name. It wasn't the President of
Dr Middle of Month.
Opinion leaned strongly yesterday to(
tho belief that tho liquor ban will be
lifted by the middle of thin month, and
fi good many persons have a hunch that
November 11, Armistice Day, will be
the date selecjed by the President in
case ho In disposed to permit a resump
tion of the traffic. On thator whatever
other day may he selected, the liquor
business will get underway with a rush
and a roar. Kverythlng Is In readiness.
The minute Uncle Sam gives the word
out of bond will come 00,000,000 gallons
of whiskey. Tho big wine concerns
have stored and waiting thousands of
barrels of domestic wine, besides thou
sands of cases of wino in bottles. The
breweries will rush vast quantities of
the old and newer brews to the thirsty
patrons of tho corner, saloon, and people
no Inclined will have a flno opportunity
to stock their cellars, provided they have
the prico and the space.
Law enforcement continues to move so
smoothly in New York that the revenue
officers havo not found It necessary to
mako an arrest In twenty-four hours.
Chief Ilevenue Agent Harry W. Mager
paid last evening that it was the most
remarkable showing that has been made
onywhere in the country in the way of
demonstrated respect for the law and
taw abiding tendencies. As a matter
bf fact there have been less than forty
liquor men, proprietors or bartendnrs,
Arrested In the week the Volstead net
has been In effect, and that small figure
is regarded by the revenue officials with
Ell tho more surprise because It Is based
pon a trade containing for the whole
city about 8,000 saloons alone.
The retiring Federal Orand Jury
handed to Judge John C, Know In the
Criminal Branch of tho Federal Court
superseding Indictment charging sev
eral, agents of the Department of Justice
tend a number of liquor dealers with
bonsplrlrig to violate the war time, pro
hibition law. The superseding Indict
ment covers the cases of Agents
Paquale PIgnuolo, William J. Polling
and Charles P. McCnrver, former Agent
pilchard Yancey, Morton P. Allen, a
friend of Yancey j H. McLean, proprietor
tf the Hunters Island Inn, and Timothy
tT. Shlno, proprietor of a cafe In Seventh
Lvenuo near the Pennsylvania Station.
The Indictment names four saloon men,
put does not name them as defendants,
trheee are Michael J. Brennan, Thomas
J. Carew, II. J. Sussklnd and Alexander
boldman. The Indictment mentions con
versations alleged to have taken place
petwecn the persons named In the course
fit the conspiracy charged to defeat the
81rnth School Opens.
Down at the Custom House, the In
ternal Revenue . Department began Us
pohool for booze sleuths. The school Is
the idea of Chief Mager, who stopped
the gun play and rough house methods
fctarted by the agents of the department
before he got on the Job. Mager's no
tion is that Wild West methods aro ab
surd. He figures that revenue ngenti
mutt first obtain precle evidence and
then must behave In a perfectly orderly
banner. The "clareroom" established
j enterday was a first rate Imitation of n
saloon, with plenty of wot goods to deco
rate sideboard and bar. 'Officers were
instructed how to approach the bar, how
to vault It, If that becomes necessary to
pet evidence that Is being whisked out of
light; how to test tho suspected liquors
tlther by tho new ehillloscope device or
bV old fashioned methods, taste and
Smell. In the future Prexy Mager's pu
f'.ln will be expected to walk Into a bar
Mid detect almost Instantly nnd partly
( on the attitude and conduct of the pa-!
irons there whether the law la being vio-l
lated. One of the courses teaches the
men how to assemble liquid evidence and
how it should be presented before Judge
Samuel Gompers said yesterday, In
support of the report made by the Asso
ciation Opposed to National Prohibition,
that In his opinion prohibition will en
The present is n most unfortunate
moment further to upset tho count r "
Mid Mr. Gompers. "Uy adopting pro'il
bltlon wo have chanced the wricking of
the social and economic aDnc of tne na
tion We hav Invaded the hat.lt. nf ih
has been satisfied to labor nnd then enjoy
his pitcher of beer In the evening In gos--lp
with friends or family, now goes Into
the streets discontented and dissatisfied
and moets other men iw discontented
and ns dtsastlsrled an himself. They
rub together their mutual grievances and
sparks, sometimes fire, is produced, I
beliove Bolshevism in lUissta began' In'
prohibition. The apostles of Bolshevism
In America aro using prohibition as their
best weapon for stirring up discontent.
It Is a dangerous course the American
people havo chosen.'
LA LORRAINE SAILS
ONLY HALF COALED
Will Stop at Halifax With
900 Passengers for Fuel.
After being partly coaled by her crew,
the 'French' liner La Lorraine sailed yes
terday; for Hivre, by way or Halifax, an
unusual courso for the line, where she
wtll complete her coaling. She carries
900 passengers, including 170 In the .sa
loon, Mr. nnd Mrs. George W. Kessler are
returning to France to resumo 'their
.work for blind soldiers. The Ilev.
Charles 8, Macfarland of Montclalr, N.
J., general secretary of the Federal
Council of Churches of Christ in Amer
ica, w)ll attend tho meeting of the
French Protestant Federation in Lyons.
He takes with him J71.000 for the re
construction of French Protestant
churches destroyed In the war, contrib
uted largely by the foreign mission
boards of tho Methodist nnd the Protest
ant. Episcopal churches. After"the Lyons
conference Dr. Macfarland wlll'rosiimo
his duties with tho Y. M. C. A. in the
territory occupied' by the allied droops'.
AMBASSADOE WILLAEI) HOME.,
V. 8. Envoy Will Ilemnln a Month
In This Country. '
Joseph E. Wlltard. American Ambas
sador to Spain, who arrived yesterday
by' the transport Orizaba, from' Brest,,
said ho had nothing to talk about that
would interest the. public, thnt,ha would'
be hero ab'out a month, 'spending most of
the period in his home town, Blchmopd,
Va., after reporting to, Washington. He'
left his wife and the rest of his fauilly in'
The Orizaba brought 1.Q87, spldl'ers
and civilians. Including several Y. M. CV
A. workers, twenty-two solllcrs" wives
and one soldier's mother-in-law. Mrs.
Theodore M. Gleason, daughter of Cyrus
Townsend Brady, also was a passenger.-
$2,000,000 STRIKE '
FOND SOUGHT HERE
Now York Unions to Raise It
for Stcol Workers at Big
' "Meotiiig on Saturday.
FOSTER. TO BE SPEAKER
Labor Men Stirred by Eight
for Collective Bargaining
A campaign .for a two million dollar
fund for 'the' steel strikers will be In
augurated by ' organized labor In New
York city on Saturday night at Madison
Square Garden. Tho campaign neces
sarily will' bo brief as tho money Is
needed at once. Tho mass meeting at
the Garden will bo one of tho largest
labor demonstrations of Its sort that
tho city has ever seen. Every man In
tho city will be asked to pledge Its
quota toryard the $1,000,000, and dona
tions from. Individuals will be solicited.
E. I: Hanna, chairman of tho Central
Federated Union, will preside ns chair
man at the meeting, and tho speakers,
according to the tcntatlvo programme,
will bo William Z. Foster, Itabbt Stephen
S. Wise, Dudley Field Mnlouo and others
not yet selected.
Ernest Bohm, secretary of the Central
Labor Union, said yesterday it was not
oipected that there would be great diffi
culty In quickly raising tho money It Is
known tlhst .several wenlthy New York-,
.ers, not nctlvcly Identified with labor
organizations, havo signified their will,
lngrieas to subscribe comfortable sums.
It Is believed, too, that the meeting and
-itsobject will havo great Influence In
tllfl dlrfiptfnn nf rnnsnfldjitlno' nnv.rAt
WttrVlng labor factions, that now begin
io-rsoe mai meir nope tor decisive vic
tory In their fight for more money, do-,
creased working hours nnd better work
ing conditions depends upon harmony,
r Foster, secretary of the Steel and Iron
jvprkirs'. organization committee, Is ex
pected to toll theA)8tory of tho steel
strike from tho employees' standpoint.
Resolutions Indorsing the, coal strike
may be offered,- If they nTe presented,
one,, of vine lnbcr 'eaders said yesterday,
tl'ey wlll'bo nnontmhusly pdopted.
The calling, of this mass meeting
means that organized labor In New York
Is not only morally but financially in
sympathy .with the steel strikers. Sev
eral prominent labor leaders were nsked
what their followers thought of the Pcnn
sylvanK Federation of Labor's recom
mendation for a-State wide general strike
In sympathy with tho coal nnd-stcel oper
tlvcs. None would predict a duplication
of such action by union labor In this
State, hut all declared that tho vote of
the Pennsylvania Federation clearly In
dicated the consensus of opinion among
That union labor has only Just begun
Its fight for the recognition by the em
ployers of tho righteousness of collective
bargaining by representatives chosen by
workers was the opinion of ono of theso
"Tho sooner tho public knows the
truth 'about tho present economic strug
gle the better." ho declared. "And the
sooner all this talk about Bolshevism
ceases tho better. No ono man nor group
of men can swing tho opinion of COO, 000
men so far as to causo thoso 500,000 men
td quit work on tho edge of what prom
ises to bo a hard winter.
"The rank and-llle-of union labor Is
doing Its own thinking. Just as news
papers are, no longer dictators, but fol
lowers of public opinion, so are the labor
leaders tho tools of their followers and
not dictators. .When Samuel Gompers
told the defunct Capital and L: hor con
ferees that the labor representatives at
that meeting could no longer partlei-iate
because capital refused to concede to
labor the privilege of organization that
capital has always taken advantage of,
he voiced tho sentiments of 90 per cent,
of all working men In this country.
"The Government Is making a vaBt
mistake In seeking to prohibit men from
striking. If tho Government's Injunction
proceedings had BUUlcod to strangle the
coal strike there would havo been more
rioting than will occur during the strike.
Labor unrest Is going to thrive on or
ftmall AVnge Knrnrrs nestles.
"Tho end Is not In sight. Hefor'o this
Is over tliero -will be an organization of
clerks, writers and semi-professional
men under way. And in the long run
thero will bo a very u finite alignment
of nil wage and small salary earners.
Just as surely as you stand there this
thing Is coming to pass, and soon. If
that Is Bolshevism It Is up to the capi
talists and tho employers generally to
make the best of It. The workers them
selves are demanding It.
"Here In New York wo have had nu
merous examples of the absolute neces
sity for labor to select union repre
sentatives from outside of their own or
ganizations. We have unions wherein
there is not a man or woman educa
tionally capable of driving a bargain
with the employers of their particular
branch of Industry. Theso aro small
unions to bo sure, but representative of
tho theory that underlies this whole
"Naturally these workers had to rely
for their bargaining with tho smart law-,
yers employed by the bosses upon a
smart man. Is it unfair, then that ,tho
employers, who havo the funds to cm
ploy skjlful counsel, should bo faced by
clever men selected by his employees?
The employers nt the' labor cunferenco
declared that they could not bargain
with any one who was not one of their
employee" That would be quite all right
If nil employers wero fair nnd square.
But all tho trickery and all the evil In
the world Is not to bo found In the
Tho apparently overwhelming victory
of the British Labor party was nailed
with great delight by labor leaders hero.
It was predicted that a well organized
jintlonal labor party would arise In
America, and that tho British elections
would be duplicated in this country.
LEWIS NIXON SUED
ON A NITRATE DEAL
Assignee of Claim Holder
Asks Fee of $10,000.
ItusseH E. Watson of New Brunswick,
N. J., began suit yesterday for $10,000
Lampt anl Shaia from HO to tSQO
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New York, offered at
very moderate prices.
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Member Federal Reserve System
against Lewis Nixon. Now Vork Publlo'
Service Commissioner, who la also head
of the Nixon Nitrate Work at Mlllvllle,
N, J. Tho action, which was entered
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Mner I.nilninl In From' I'nrnpr,
Tho Whlto Star liner Lapland, from
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The Way to
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Judge the Essex
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because it has many details in common
with other similar weight cars, they could
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Put Aside Its Size and Type
Consider Only Performance
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Costs Less to Operate
Easier to Handle
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your esteem because it so completely meets
your motoring needs.
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Essex if you judgejit by performance and
That is why everyone is so enthusiastic
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worklngman. Wo have upset that man.
'. man wno until now