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Commissioner Enright of New York has been so impressed by reports of the transportation of Jersey and Petln sylvania beer into and through Man hattan that he has ordered the water front police to inspect all covered trucks which look as if they might carry loads of contraband .... Having been relegated to a place of minor importance as compared with the traffic in whisky, the making and •elling of beer of higher alcoholic content than permitted by the dry law has been something at which the authorities have been tempted to ‘wink’. The decision of the officials in North Hudson towns and in New York to start a drive against trans portation of the contraband beverage gives rise to the promise that the traffic may be stamped out in this district before it develops into the serious combination of graft and crime and becomes as difficult to control as the whisky traffic." -. DETAILS FOR BOOTLEGGING BOSINESS AMAZE AGENTS "Consolidated Importing-Export ing Company” Fully Equipped to Do “Business” ADVICE TO CUSTOMERS "Holiday Shortage” Used to Per suade Indecisive, Hesitating Customers Federal agents were astonished at the complete preparedness to do busi ness in wholesale bootlegging, of a modern mail order house organization —the Consolidated Importing and Ex porting Company of New York. Hundreds of copies of circulars marked “confidential” were found in readiness for mailing. The first paragraph of the circular warned dealers of a threatening holi day shortage. "Take our advice and buy now while prices are lower,” it reads. A guarantee is made against break age in shipment. “All goods arc shipped under an assumed name,” the circular reassures. “If anything goes wrong at your end just state you never have ordered. Remember you are dealing with us, however, and our forty-eight years in business has equipped us so we can guarantee good delivery.” Forty-eight years in business, and yet1 the nnllificationists are asking for the repeal of the Volstead law on the gronnd that it has made bootleggers. The above statement from the circular verifies fhe fact that the Volstead law - his merely revealed the criminal boot leggers. Here is a concern that ad mits they have been in business for forty-eight years. This circular con tinues : "Bear in mind that real goods are icarcc. We offer you old uncut goods you can blend with your own moon shine. It is necessary you blend some original goods with your own for a perfect product. Just mix our flavors with pure 100 proof alcohol, also blending oil and color after reducing to 100 proof, and to every gallon of this home-made product add a quart of real uncut whisky which will give you the best hooch on the market. The same applies to Scotches, Bourbons, and so on.” Fancy Labels on Tap But the real business was done in labels. Prices ranged from 75 cents a dozen for pretentious home brewers who wanted to put a little “dawg” on their product, to 40 cents a dozen in 2,000 dozen lots for the big scale deal ers. Gordon gin labels, gaudily turned out with tin foil and printed silk, were listed at 75 cents a dozen in 1,000 dozen lots. For internal domestic ex porters labels were available, for Johnny Walker, Black and White, Haig and Haig, King George, Green Stripe, Old Curio, White Horse, John Dewar, Seagram, Three Star Hen nessy, and Bacardi, at $2.25 a dozen or $1.75 for assorted 100-dozcn lots of labels, warranted "works of art.” Prescription Books for Sale Realistic prescription books were also on tap. "Druggists will be glad to get these books,” the circular states. “Every offer on this sheet is made to you as our agent and as such full pro tection will be given you. That means that no one else can get our merchan dise in your district. We will refer only reliable customers to you if you wish. It is now up to you to build a good reliable and growing businesi with big profits to you. Do your part, we'll do the rest.” Some offer from a firm that admits it has been in business 48 years! NO FOREIGN LIQUORS AT TORONTO EXPOSITION A Toronto dispatch of August 22 Stys that it was the intention of the authorities in charge of the Cuban and Mexican exhibits at the Toronto ex hibition to have as part of their show a section devoted to a display of choice liquors and beverages made in their countries. They appealed to Attor ney General Nickle for permission to bring the wet goods into dry Ontario. The attorney general in refusing the request, told the deputation "the dif ficulties are iaeurmouatable”. ItHREE MARYLAND COUNTY j | JAILS WHOLLY TENANTLESS | According to the wet Baltimore Sun i there are three counties in the state of Maryland, all in the southern part of the state, with empty county jails. The counties arc Calvert, St. Marys and Charles, while in a fourth, I’rince Georges, there is only one prisoner. The Sun gives Dr. Arthur I*. Herring, state commissioner of mental hygiene, as authority for the statement. It furthermore quotes Dr, Herring as saying that as 'he state is growing more virtuous it is growing more prosperous. Almshouses in all of the counties are virtually depopulated according to Dr. Herring, who said that fewer than ten inmates are to be found in most of them and that these could be taken care of in a single state institution at a great saving to the counties. No, the Baltimore Sun does not credit prohibition with this decrease in population of county jails and alms houses. "RED LIGHT" MAYOR, RENO, SPEAKS "Paid Reformers" are Accused of All the Ills That Human Flesh is Heir to Mayor K. E. Roberts of Reno, Nev„ made an address before the Lions Club of Sparks, New, August 21 in yvhich he criticised "paid reformers." Mr. Roberts was elected mayor of Reno on an issue of the “red light” or the "home" in which the “red light” won. He said that the reason for the present disrespect for law is due to the fact that there is not enough com mon sense exercised in making laws. He is quoted in the Nevada State Journal as follows: "A minority of paid reformers in the United States are trying to legis late morals into the people. I am not in favor of such an attempt. You can't make a man good by law. Sup pose your club was to pass a law for bidding all members smoking until they became eighty years old. Some might obey but some would sneak in and others would follow until all showed no respect for your club.” A Reno American Issue correspond ent in commenting upon these wet platitudes expressed by the mayor, says: “A few of the ‘paid reformers’ of Reno are Bishop George C. Hunting, Rev. Tanner Brown, Rev. Ralph Mil-1 ler, Rev. Norman W. Pendleton, Rev. ! Brewster Adams, and other leaders of Christian denominations and Chris tian work, including E. E. Jones. Anti-Saloon League superintendent, the faculty of the university and teachers in tfce public sihools. No doubt the mayor was taking a slap at the Eighteenth Amendment and Vol stead act and red light ordinance." FRENCH HAVE E LITTLE SCHEME A THEIR OWN — Would Flood Dry Countries With ! Apple and Pear Cider of French Manufacture 2.5 PER CENT ALCOHOL All That is Necessary is to Repeal All American Prohibition j Laws At the recent session of the Georgia legislature a bill to repeal the prohi bition law was defeated by an over whelming vote in the House. In! order that the other branch of the law-making body might have its dis approval put in emphatic form, 44 of the 51 Senators signed a resolution of disapproval of the bill. When Georgia first adopted prohi bition in 1909 it was thought best to permit the manufacture and sale of so called light beer. Hence the alcoholic content was fixed at two per cent. After several years the legislature, | responding to the demand of public I opinion, reduced this to one-half of i one per cent. This was done because \ the people came to a realization of the fact that a prohibition policy that per-! mitted the manufacture and distribu tion of intoxicants containing two per cent alcohol was almost as hopeless a cure for drunkenness as was the old license system under which Georgia operated for almost a hundred years. UNDERWRITERS NOT LIABLE FOR MOONSHINE FIRES Insurance agents in various parts of Ohio are announcing that their com panies will no longer be responsible for losses from fires that occur from the operation of moonshine plants. In the eastern part of the United States this has been the rule for some time. YOUNGSTOWN POLICE CHIEF REMOVED FROM OFFICE Chief of Police Watkins of Youngs town, Ohio, was removed from office after a trial in which it was proved to the satisfaction of Governor Dona hey that he was guilty of non-enforce ment of law. Mayor Reese of the same city who had been suspended by the governor on the same charge, was reinstated and is again on the job. WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN TO BE SPEAKER ON PROGRAM OF BIRMINGHAM CONVENTION December 20 the Last Day of Convention of Anti-Saloon League of America, Birmingham, Alabama, Will be Governor’s Day; Mr. Bryan Will Address Convention Evening of That Day « * December 20th, the last day of the Birmingham Convention of the Anti-1 Saloon League of America, is to be j Governors' Day. There will be quite ' a number of governors present who will speak. On the evening of that day the prin-: cipal address will be made by William Jennings Bryan. Mr. Bryan has been engaged in the i warfare against the liquor ttaffic since' l'tlO, when lie made his tight against the brewers in the state of Nebraska.1 Front that time until the amendment was ratified and the Volstead law w;as , enacted, Mr. Bryan travelled exten sively, speaking in the interests of pro hibition. He not only did this work without compensation but insisted upon paying his own expenses, which he did. This is a worth-while fact for the public to know, since wet papers throughout the country have tried over and over to give the impression that he was receiving large compensa tion for his work for prohibition. The only compensation lie ever re ceived, was after ratification and the enactment of the code, when the po litical aspects of the question had largely passed and the issue was law enforcement, lie gave the Anti-Saloon League of America about four months of his time at a rate of compensation that was about one-half tff what he re ceives in his regular lecture work. He made it plain when lie agreed to lake a place on the program of the convention, that lie receive no com pensation and be permitted to pay his own expenses. WOMEN CANVASSERS OUT TO REPEAL MISSOURI DRY LAW Nine women canvassers started so liciting names in St. Joseph, Mo., on August 29 for a state-wide referendum to secure the repeal of the Missouri dry laws. Frederick Parks of Kansas t ity, directing the activities of the can vassing force, said the Anti-Prohibi tion Society of Missouri is behind the movement. DR. WHEELER ADDRESSES SCOTCH NO-LICENSE LEAGUE On Saturday, August 11. the first meeting was held by the No-License Party in Aberdeen, Scotland, in an intensive campaign which will cul minate with the poll in November. This meeting was addressed by Dr. Wayne K. Wh'eeler, general counsel of the Anti-Saloon League of America. VARIEGATED ASSORTMENT OF BOOZE SEIZED BY DRYS Federal prohibition agents seized large quantities of champagne, gin, rvc and Scotch whiskies as well as home-made wines, moonshine and beer in ten of eighteen places raided in I.ong Branch, N. ]., August 26. IMPORTANT COURT DECISIONS Edited by Boyd P. Doty Attorney World League Against Alcoholism AMOUNT OF LIQUOR FOR SICK CAN NOT BE FIXED BY LAW On July 6, Federal Judge Geo. M. Bourquin released Dr. J. B. Freund, who was charged with issuing more than 100 prescriptions w ithin a 90-dn^' period and who prescribed more than one pint of alcohol to one patient in ten days. The decision in substance held that— "The government can not substitute its judgment for that of the physician, ruling similarly to Federal Judge Knox, of New York, who, on May 9 last granted an order restraining pro hibition authorities from interfering with the practice of Dr. Samuel W. Lambert with respect to the amount of whisky which might be prescribed to one patient.’’ MONTANA RULING GOES FARTHER “The ruling of the Montana federal jurist, however, goes farther and holds that the portion of the federal prohi bition enforcement act which seeks to limit the number of prescriptions is invalid as well as that portion limiting the quantity prescribed. “The invalid section of the law with reference to the number of prescrip tions is ‘nothing but an arbitrary re striction upon the number of patients a physician shall treat in ordinary course of circumstances, or is an un reasonable mandate to malpractice in respect to them,’ read the court’s de cision.” CASES NOT ALL ALIKE "Continuing, the court said that ‘if therapeutics were an exact science and diseases and their course of unvariable diagnoses and patients were all con stituted alike,’ the provision arbitrarily fixing the amount of alcohol which could be prescribed might be valid, but ’since in respect to all these fac i tors the truth is otherwise, every pa-1 tient presenting to the physician a different problem for solution, this provision of the statute is invalid.’ ” The decision continues: “It is an extravagant and unreason able attempt to subordinate the judg ment of the attending physician to that of Congress, in respect to matters with which the former alone is com petent to deal, and infringes upon the duty of the physician to prescribe in accord with his honest judgment, and upon the right of the patient to re ceive the benefit of the judgment of the physician of his choice.” MUST HAVE RIGHT TO FINISH "It may be that, even as legislation for reasons of health can compel vac cination, it might in like behalf ex tend prohibition of alcohol for thera peutic uses. But so long as legisla tion tolerates or sanctions such uses of alcohol, the duty and judgment of the physician, the necessity and wel fare of the patient and the right of both can not be subjected to arbitrary and unreasonable legislative interfer ence like the statutory provision afore said. “The physician with unrestricted power to begin a course of treatment must have like power to finish. Other wise may be danger greater than that involved by denial of any power for the latter might be supplied by substi tutes. These statutory provisions to restrain the judgments in the exercise of power to prescribe alcohol, deprive physician and patients alike of liberty without due process of law and are un constitutional.” CAN CURB OTHERWISE “The court held that the bureau of internal revenue has the power through its regulations to cope with abuse of the use of alcohol without attempting to dictate to the physician in the treatment of case3 where alco-( hoi is prescribed,” DRY SENTIMENT GROWS IN ENGLAND Bishop Thomas Nicholson of the Methodist Episcopal church who has just returned from England, is quoted in the Chi cago Daily Tribune as saying: "I find prohibition sentiment gaining rapidly in England. Sunday closing in Ireland and the passage of Mrs. Astor's re stricted anti-drinking bill arc the entering wedges to com plete prohibition.” HOOVER DISTILLERY RAIDED AT UNIONTOWN, PENNA. A quarter of a million dollars worth of whisky, bootleg prices, was re cently seized in the Hoover Distilling Company’s warehouse, Uniontown, Pa., by prohibition agents from Pitts burgh. The seizure was the result of the confiscation of 330 eases of whisky by state police after, according to author ities, it had been taken from the dis tillery to be transported to Pittsburgh. Afer a personal investigation John T. Davis, state prohibition director, de clared that the permits for the removal of the liquor were illegal and ordered the liquor stored in the warehouse seized. The amount of whisky placed under government seal was reported to be 2,122 eases. The agents said that the whisky would be removed to Pitts burgh. John T. Hoover, owner of the distillery, left for Africa for a big game hunt the day after the seizure. SEN. COUZENS SINGS BOOZE SOLO IN PAREE United States Senator Couzens of Michigan, who was appointed to that high office and not elected by the peo ple of his state, and the man who wants Congres to legalize five per cent beer regardless of his oath to support the Constitution, is in Europe. In Paris he was interviewed but the cables do not say lie said anything about the death of President Harding, about President Coolidgc, about the impending coal strike, about this coun try’s views on foreign affairs or about the crops and transportation. But Senator Couzens is quoted on the sub ject closest to his heart—he detailed his anti-prohibition views. He said prohibition is undemocratic in principle and enforcement and that Senators Edge of New Jersey and Spencet of Missouri will be associated with iVlm in a drive for beef and wine when Congress meets. “I have not talked with Mr. Ford on prohibition lately but 1 know un officially that lie disapproves of it be cause he thinks that it is a restriction on personal liberty.” Evidently Senator Couzens had not seen the following statement by Mr. Ford. "Booze had to go when modern in dustry and the motor car came in. Only upon one condition can the na tion safely let it come back—that is, if we arc willing to abolish modern in dustry and the motor car.” W.C.T.U. SEMI-CENTENNIAL OBSERVED SEPT. 5 TO 14 Hardy Pioneers in War on Drink to Hold Big Convention in Ohio Capital OLD VETERANS COMING Fired Shot Against the Liquor Traffic Heard Around the Whole World It is announced that scores of the original temperance crusaders of Ohio and the United States will attend the state and national W. C. T. U. con ventions in Columbus, Ohio, between September 5 and 14. The Columbus Dispatch says: “The same hardy women who early ift life took up the torch ot temper ance, banding together to pray in front of saloons and drug stores and taking more militant measures when it became necessary, will attend in great numbers the national crusade convention celebrating the fiftieth year since the W. C. T. LT. \^as organized. “Special efforts now are being made by the local units throughout Ohio to bring together and send to Columbus as many of'the original crusaders as arc able to attend. As with the Civil War veterans, the ranks of those who fought for their cause fifty years ago are fast thinning. In their wheel chairs, automobiles or by other means of locomotion, they will join in the “march of allegiance,” pa ade and pageant on Saturday, September 8. History of the W. C. T. U. records that it was in Hillsboro, the home town of Prohibition Commissioner Haynes, that the praying temperance women first began working, doing the job so well that Hillsboro never since 1 has had a saloon." PROHIBITION HERALD OF -A COAL MINERS’ PROSPERITY Miners Financially Able to Carry on Prolonged Strike, it is Announced PROHIBITION DID IT Pouring Miners’ Money Down Sa* loon Rat-hole is Well-nigh Lost Art (Harry M. Chalfant in Pennsylvania American Issue) While copy for this issue of the pa per is being prepared, a great coal strike is looming in the Anthracite re gions. There can be no doubt but that prohibition has been and will con tinue to be a mighty factor in this con test. Never in all their history havo the miners of that region enjoyed such prosperity as they have since the day when prohibition was adopted. It is conceded that the law is not well en forced in that territory; also it is re called that already within the past three years the Anthracite region lias passed through one long and stubborn strike. Announcement now conies on the eve of another strike that the miners liav.e accumulated vast sums of money 111 the banks of that region and that they have millions of dollars in their union treasuries for the relief of their members in case the strike should be prolonged. John L. Lewis, head of the Mine Workers of America, declares they are prepared financially to give the oper ators the worst trouncing that any set of operators ever had in the history of the coal business. Of course, Mr. Lewis understands as everyone else does, that it is the helpless consumers who will be trounced, rather than the operators. That does not alter the fact, however, that prohibition has brought great prosperity to the mine * workers. Without regards to the merits or demerits of the strike, it must be conceded by everyone who lias any knowledge of the situation that the coal miners of Pennsylvania, whether they dig hard coal or soft coal, have enjoyed since the days of prohibition a prosperity the like of which they had no knowledge under the old license system. This writer knows of a mining com munity in western Pennsylvania where there are 112 houses and whose resi dents are nearly all employed in the mines. The people who live in those 112 houses are owners of 116 motor cars. Were we living back in the old days vm of the saloon, that community would ^ probably have a half dozen or more places in which to quench , the thirst, but the number of motor cars owned by its residents would be a mere frac tion as compared with what they own today. The papers announce that more than a million workers in England are without employment at this writ ing. If the saloon and the brewery I are necessary to prosperity, might we j not suggest to our English friends the advisability of starting a few hundred ■ thousand saloons and putting these men to work as bartenders and booze makers. That would furnish them employment and undoubtedly would yield .hem a good income. Then England would not have a spectacle of a million men sitting around in idle ness. On this side of the water, how j ever, under prohibition all available labor is promptly absorbed and the savings of our coal miners have been so great that they now feel justified in waging a war for still higher wages. _ BIG LIQUOR CONSPIRACY SENSED ' Too Many Claimants Appearing for $2,500,000 Worth of Booze Government officials according to statements made in the Philadelphia I federal building August 27, says the j Philadelphia North American, expect j to uncover another gigantic conspiracy involving whisky valued at $2,500,000, as the result of the attempted raid made on the bonded warehouse at Ed j dington, Pa., early on the morning of | August 27 by 50 masked bandits who I were routed by state troopers. « The conspiracy, it is understood, is due to the fact that there are too many persons making claim to ownership of the intoxicating liquor that is stored t j in the warehouse. A few months ago ; the owner of the warehouse filed a pe tition in United States court to re strain the government from removing whisky stored in the warehouse, lay ing claim to it through the fact that it was stored by persons who had never paid any storage for the liquor. The petition is denied by the government, it is said. ft is the belief of the government officials that the liquor was owned by Andrew Mellon, now Secretary of the United States Treasury, and was shipped to France but subsequently returned for storage in this country. In 1919 Mr. Mellon is said to have sold the liquor to a New York syndi cate and a quantity of it was purchased by a resident of Philadelphia.