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THE ROCK ISLAND ARGUS. THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 6. 1915.
GIVES POLICY OF
Wife and Daughters of British Diplomat
Keokuk Concern in Wholesale,
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A ri"rit ad(!!?;on to tU- dipcnatic sut at Wcshhirfon was Mrs. Heathoote S. Grant, wifp of the uavai
f:r!isr ' in ta-HKy Alth(.uKU sbe is very popular socially she prefers spending a large part of her
! c hiirmuij; little daughter. Her children are quit as fond of their maiuma as slip is of them,
im- i;;uMm i-ouid not t-- fo'jnd in 'he national capital.
OPIUM TRAFFIC GROWS
Genet al Henry of New York Sayi There Are 60,000 Smokers
in New York Alone.
Sixty tLoiittr.r.d popie srr.okf opium i of
In New York ("ty u'one. That 1
fthr.ut the pf p'.r.r.'Ion of Terre Hauto,
It.i1 If fv Kn.diiu pi;)es wore laid
'ti(l to eiid th y wj-j d rt-.irh from the
H;i'terj to Van Cor: land park and
b;; k. !f they all puffed at once, the
Ho-.i-i of hliu-k smoke -
"'., 'Jeii"-"1 v-'-on A. Henry, sur
veyor of Lh port of N'w York, thijks
lliat elouil of liiarl; smoke shelters al
ini.st every man ami woman in the
ity w hose mode of livelihood some
t ines run roun'r to the law. It 1h en
tirely likely that (lenerul Henry knows.
It hah liet n said that In has a greater
f:.n:'. of i:if(.rinarioii ahom the opium
hr.ioi:iiiK haiiit in thi.- cou.itiy than
liny otlir man The tfi ten iveu under
hirt direction hnve loi more toward
HtanipiiiK out the tr;:lhe than have the
IlleiH of any other pint. Ami in spite
of this ai'Mv:;.v, Or.ernl H.iry he
llrveg that the (,p.inn binokiiiK habit
it. Hpreadint: i-i this country.
"1 do not h Hi ve that the estimate
1 liar f.ti.dOn people 'Miieke' in New
York alone in exceBslve,-' biiid he.
"Nor do I think that New York has
more tlan it rluiTv of smokerF. Chl
cago is tUI"d with them. So is I'hila-il'-Iph'a
60 in ev.ry other Iar:e -ity
with whujte lon'M'ioiis I am familiar.
I helieve tjittt rh' use i f opium in
this form Is iticn asim-'. My Informa
ii n leads me to hem , that t!i re are
fi w centers in which lahnrllitc me.i are
gathered in hirte numheis where it
would not in- poh.-ihic to f.r.d an opium
layout that in bei:i- k pt tairly busy.
Tli t'lrnee 111 i s i narii h for "the
black smoke" are ctuit.inuiiliy makinp
cimrtf" Show 1:., a brickyard,
wlore mai.y tin-.i ;ir- employed and
where there is a Chinese laundryman
11. ;ir by and l'l! hove my suspicions."
the opl'.im vice. Persisted in. it
wrecks the user who is not of Moil
uoilan blood. Kveryone knows that.
Jirt before iho user bag become a
mere "d?pe" It is responsible for a
larger snare of crime than people sus
pect. "Criminals resort to It when they
are about to 'do a job' " said General
Henry. "It makes them keener, mure
re kleas. It inspires them with a sort
of desperate courage without becloud
in their facilities at least in the
earlier stance of the habit. Everyone
of New York's gunmea 'smokes.'
Hrldge Webber once kept an opium
joint Monk Kastman. the one time
e.ait leader, was a 'dope.' Th'1 list
might l e fr.creas' d 1 y altnost tiie imm
l.er of proft s.-iicrr.al criminals in Ne w
Perhaps the fact that the Chinese
"missionaries" are hard at it, findiiig
new customers for the black smok".
may he accounted for by the presence ! steamer for
I reached it w ill become increasingly
'difficult to handle the stuff. Which ac
. counts for the Mongolian activity in
. peddling it just now.
' l'nder the law of 19ri9 between jU'.---on
ami (P'im.oo pouads of opium are
imported annually," said General Hen
ry, "presumably fcr medical purposes,
in fact. T.'.o'Mi pounds annually is ail
that can be legitimately used. We can
only guess at the amount thai is smug
gled in. The difference between tint
. legitimate "o.uou pounds and the total
of Importations, dut,y paid and other
jw'se, represents the amount of opium
; Kvery possible device is used by the
smugglers. At one time they filled
the joints of bamboo with the drug.
That being discovered, they begun to
import Chines, furniture made of bam
boo. The.i they brought in Chinese
animals in bamboo cages. Always the
hollow joints were tilled with "yea
shte." Lately they have met with
such slight success in their effort to
iuing it in under the eyes of the cus
toms men ihat tjiey are trying to dodge
i through the lines. They throw the
linkages containing the crude gum off
j steamers in the harbor and it is licked
I up by boats, 'liny bide cans iu coal
h unkers aod when sailors leave the
a stroll ashore they pack
And General Henry believes that
the American people have net yet
awai.ctied to the d.ir.eneis 1 ha carter
of opium valued at J130,000,000 In In-
d!a warehouses, which must be sold.
The l'.ritish government is at last co I
'operating with the Chinese govern- j
ment in aji effort to stamp out the .
habit. The I'nited States government i
has made a start by prohibiting the
Importation of opium except for uiedi-;
cai purposes under the act of 11"9, but ;
the law is so full of knotholes that
no one really needing smoking opium ',
and possessed of the price has heen
known to suffer. Representative Fran
cis Burton Harrison of New York has
; Introduced a Bertes of three bills iu
'the present congress which it is) in one of the rooms at the custom
thought may chink up some of these j nu,if!), is an jlU(lvSij,.g exhibit, which
'holes. An effort is to be made to hur- (iPl ra Henry hopes may he com
ry action, because an International j mai.deered by congress during the
I conference on the opium trade has c ommittee hearings on the Harrison
I heen called to meet in the Netherlands . hm. hp wants to show just w hat the
tv.o or three.
"We haven't stopped them." said
Henry. "But we've hurt them. Since
our first raid on Jan. 25, lltll the
best rail ever made by this office, by
the way e have made 110 arrests,
secured convictions. 2o cases are
; pendiit, several have bepn dismissed
! on suspended sentence, we have de
stroyed $-0. worth. and fines
.amounting to t2'ti" have been im
J posed. Still it comes in. It is largely
; smuggled over the Mexican border and
j to a less extent over the Canadian
I Keokuk, Iowa, Feb. 6. The an
! nouncement was made today that the
j policy of the Mississippi River Power
1 company is to sell its product from
j its giant generators and mammoth
; pow er house to large distributing
points in a wholesale way. and that It
is not in a retail business. Also that
while It will welcome incoming trans
mission lines built by others as a part
of genuine electric propositions, it has
no plana at present for building any
: new transmission lines in addition to
; the big lines nearly finished from the
! dam to Burlington on the north and
j to St. Louis on the south,
i It is said that this announcement is
caused, at least in part, by the fact j
that for several months its mail has ;
I been swamped with inquiries from 1
: small towns about many ru- '
! mors flying around without any ;
' foundation in fact involving
, the bulldr.ig of new lines by the
Mississippi River Power company. It
j seems that a new story in that vein is 1
started on its travels almost every :
week in some locality or other,
j "Other parties, north and south of
j our Keokuk dam. doubtless w ill pro- j
I ject transmission lines which will j
! pay," the company manager said to a ;
' reporter today, "but very considerable j
I caution should be used, in advance of ;
! such investment, in calculating care- i
j fully the expenses of building and j
I maintaining such a line as compared
j with the assured income. Whether a !
; transmission line will pay a profit to I
j its builders depc?nds on two things j
. its length and the density of the popu- i
: lations within its market limits and ;
j these two things, which mean cost J
j and income opposing each other, must '
i be fixed with some exactness before a j
i new transmission line is commercially j
, justifi"'!. This company has not the
bast connection with any line projects I
or promotions away from the Missis- ;
sippi river." i
it was stated that the company pre
lers tat others retail the e'.ectric
c urrent, leaving it to deal only in a
wholesale way in current from its
rireat power house in the Mississippi
river here; that the .Mississippi Hiver
Power company w ill be pleased to sell
electricity to parties building incom
ing lines from east or west to its
points of delivery, but it has no pres
ent plans fcr building br?nch lines
away from the river for itself, and all
such statements made to the public
The jiiinouneed policy of the com
iany is to dispose of its power to
large distributing points where it is
desired by wholesale purchasers as
locally here, to Burlington. Fort Mad
ison, Quiney, Hannibal and S'. J-ouis.
And this is to be dene, it is stated
plainly, under a policy of equalizing
equitably the rates to the different
cities at varying distances from the
power house, so that all shall have
equal opportunity to reap the benefits
of the great water power installation
That perfect frankness with the pub
lic and all interested would continue
to characterize the power company
was s'ated incidental to the other top
ics mentioned above.
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If the nations agree
act.ion and there is
upon j smok rs do and how they do it. There's
little a safe blowinir outfit, for examnle tak-
I count mat sucn a cecis.on win ne,en w hen Deputy
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"Blink's" place at 1 Roosevelt street.
These are half a dozen suits of body
armor, built up of bands of fine steel
and cloth covered, which would turn
the bullet of the average revolver.
There rrc knives and hatchets and
guns by the barrel.
"Kvery time, we raid a joint we find
evidence that it is frequented by pro
fessional criminals,-' said Norwood.
There are barrels filled with the
"toys"--or tiny porcelain boxes, such :
as cold cream is sometimes sold in j
and in which the smokijg opium is j
sold. There are the street signs in
Chinese, advertising it for sale. There
are dozens of the unique hiding places
devised for its safekeeping. One was
a hand rail, upon which customers of
a laundry leaned their elbows. It had
! been hollowed out for its entire length.
' Here and there holes had been bur
! rowed in He under side, in which the
i customer's fingers might discover a
I tiny "toy." Detectives have looked
, on during the purchase and yet have
; been unable to discover the method.
, There are bottles of "opicurine" sold
: openly as a cure for the habit. It, was
the "yea-ahee" itself slightly diluted.
No wonder it brought peace to the
souls of those drying up for lack of
! the black smoke.
i "Charley Boston got wealthy by the
1 sale," said Norwood. "He did a busl
'ness of not less than $10,000 a month
' in his various stores. letters found
iu his possession proved him to be on
terms of the utmost intimacy with po
illce chiefs ln many cities. He made
'and unmade policemen. He will not
; be ont of prison for months yet."
i General Henry expects a vigorous
; opposition to one of the Harrison bills.
which provides for the registration of i
all who deal in or prescribe habit-form-:
ing drugs. He has been surveyor of
the port fc.nte June, 1910, add his ex
perience has convinced him that there
are plenty of citizens who are ready
to sell It if they can do so safely,
i They will resect clipping of profits.
I "I do not think It worth while to
try to prohibit Its manufacture here,"
6ald General Henry. "I do not thiuk
that prohibition has ever proved prac
ticable. Speak-easies. I m told, have
flourished in dry Maine. But if a suf
ficiently high tax is clapped on. and
proper provision is made for surveil
iaace, 1 do think the evil can be re
duced to a minimum. l'nder the pres
ent laws we are almost helpless. m-.
porters, for txampie. are forced to;
jjiksep a record of their sales of the i
drug. But, those who buy from import-1 he. "As long as they have the dope
ers are free to Bell again, and no one ! iu tnem they would do anything. They
has a right to ask a question." k not know ft.ar Herbert Corey's
Incidentally General Henry would j N Mork , u t th ChicaKO Daly
nave a law neany pt-uaiiiug t tuour ,
feur who gets into trouble wnue under
the influenc e of the drug. He believes
that a large portion of the automobile
accidents that, cost 221 lives on the
streets of New York last year are due
to the smoking of opium.
"The dare devil recklessness of
some of the offending chauffeurs can
be accounted for on tnat theory," said
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