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Coal Bought at
S8.10 Sold for by Dealers District Attorney Lewis Re? veals Ncm Evidence of Profiteer! up in Brook? lyn; Facts Go lo Palmer Anthracite Pool Shown Inflated Prices Result of Tactics of Combine of ,> Per Cent of Operators* Two important leads in the investiga? tion into coal profiteering have been uncovered and will be developed by District Attorney Harry K. Lewis of Brooklyn in the course of his inquiry ?uto the exorbitant prices of domestic coal in that borough. Mr. Lewis will ? rward to Attorney General Palmer to ,-idence ho already has ob-! with the request that action be taken against thos? guilty. The new ? a re : ; rst?S me dealers have born pur-, y t;.' so-called com penj coal?coal produced by the rail-; roarf controlled operators -for an aver- ; ige price of $8.10 a ton at the mines a id re? t the prevalent local ?ang* as high a f2Q a ? ?. S? pi ' ".?' pi ?? imer have ? the commui y by 1 ? m of a si 11 element - opei ? ?'??. o^r ?mated .'it ' ? enl ire ? n ei ns. In 1 the ii ces of i i retail firm, Mr. Lev ... CQ] : the rl rst three we? I tober 4.557 tons of "compai ' $8.10 a ton and 5,204 ? ' coal at an average price of i ? lines. Accordii g ; .': . : Brothers had added the tv together, divided the result as a . " entir< ? |)f-.,?'!'^ (e Bo Summoned ?? ? uve red y ester? thai loca: I ive be ?n pur? ng ' ai average price f or.] charging the pre .ailing in the tiers are to be Mr L? wis ? ! pu rcha -'-?1 by ? r.e ! thro i ; ' P ? . . ? ?? . ? - ? I is agel ? - ? ? lal. commissioi as pel Fuel Co ; ! ; ? this firm, will b? ? ? M r. ' ev s ? day and I to furnish 1 pel erat? ? ? who . toi ht the ' ? yi ?. . ? ? ?? ed that ii itic cons ira? rs of are concerned, very ? \ the av< rage rate of harged b th? "company" Mi !,evi is det< rmined to ertain th< reason for this. It uiis also learned that the whole? sale this city dealing in ??? ?. ? decided on November ! r! I ?:' not to pur ? ? re ;.: from the prof teering ? lenl ?pi ratoi s. This. :hed a- the time that a ? nax ' :. bitumir ous prof ? : ? ? . Id t i i? advice bi carried out, I will mean that the to producers will to bring their price - dov?. evel of the other orera 820 Extra Profit for Retailer \ p ? ?' Mr. Louis's inves at the rptailer has a ? .v of profit in hand : he coal sold at the ? . long tons of 2,240 .: . . retailed by the short f 2,000 po s. V ..?>: ding to the ?? . ? le by the experts of the '????"? ? Administration dui .- ' 5 per cent was an ample figure l or shrinkage between and the consumer. Tl is 112 pound: of coal leeway for the retailei : of anthi aci t? co count ? appi oximately 75,000,000 long ton Coincident with the decisions of the ocal wholesalers m advise against the purchase of speculative coal, it was discovered that these firms have a fair practices committee, of which William H Lewis, of M. A. Hanna <& Co., is chairman. ).. R. Brevoort and John W. Whitely, of Whitely & Kemmerer, also ?re members. This committee will tnak? a report to C. Lowry Humes, the united States Assistant Attorney Gen ,rd-- who is investigating the anthra "?'" situai on, it .> understood. W fntz Denies Combine To Fix High Coal Price From Tht Tribune's Washington Bureau WASHINGTON, Nov. 9.?Denial was made her? to-day bv D. B. Went.-, ;"? ent of the National Coal Associa? tion, of evidence introduced before the rpecial Senate committee un recon ,': ? ow holding sessions in New '?' ? ' o? effect that coal operators, ves and the Interstate ommerce I ommission during the coal 22 EAST 57th STREET Nnf"1 ? ?fth and MadlM>n At?-*. for Specials To-day and To-morrow Replicar of Six Latest Pari? Model? 1u WRAPS J"?de of "Lou Roque," the highest priced all wool fabric obtainable RUh soft silk lined ?no lambs wool interlined. $ 95 The most distinguished models M ?M best value offered this K| *U^n' Pr*vaiHn* ?h?d>?. All 22 E. 57th St. (t?M0 Fifth ?ni Madison Aves >_:_ _ *??r U?uS T*flp' ??'le?'' ?nd ?illinir workers *U? ?J?? _1," lllu tielett Bmpluyni?? A*en j """ *a??rtt??? la to-d??y'a Tribune.?Advt, Ghetto Trade Staggers Under Lack of Customers and Money Cut-Rate War Among Garment Brokers Along Curbs of Bowery Thoroughfares Rages With Vio? lence of Pi e-Armistice Days Things are dull in the Ghetto. Business, take it from the first and second hand clothing dealers of bayard Street, has gone "ker-smesh." The collapse of trade in the Ghetto's curb market has precipitated a cut-rate war that has brought the hungry-eyed gar? ment brokers to the point of physical violence. Late yesterday a bearded broker tot? tered aroung the corner of Mott Street into Bayard. He was staggering under a pile of overcoats of all vintages and descriptions. He lurched into the mar? ket that surges and babbles and harangues at the corner of Bayard and Elizabeth streets. Out of the uproar of mixed tongues the bearded broker gathered certain information that caused him to shriek pabifully. Then he dropped his coats and pasted another bearded gentleman in the right eye. This was followed by a son of ring-around-a-rosie in which each financier held fast to the other's beard. Price War Waxing Hot The trouble that caused this be whiskered row is typical of the eco? nomic malady that has caused more than one Bayard Street merchant to have two lits and a bad spell in the , - ; few days. When the b arded gentleman of the coats had finally parked himself c.n the curb ol Elizabeth Street and given way to torrential tears, a studi ?us ndividual who lia?l forty-eight of unrelated shoes drape?! over his shoulders explained to a Tribune reporter what it was all about. It that when the coat men lanl charged into the garment exchange he foui . that :i? Morris Rabinowitz, late of Przemysl, had beats ? him to hi? prospective customer. It is well to re mei ber here that there is nothing so scarce \0 Bayard street and vicinity these smoky fall day-- as a customer who can make a noise like real money. The> are as few and far between as '.< o ral in the Jersey Legislature. Mr. Rabinowitz undersold his rival cigl th of a cent on eacl gar men '.. "That's a good profit for these times," explained the studious in divi lual, "and 1 guess maybe Morris i'nouid make another six dollars for thai smash by the eye that he gets for nothing. He'll sue for $10,000 to- ! morrow and settle for six Thursday. Good business for these times when business is so rotten that [ can't sell a first-class pair of shoes for one quarter what they cost nie a month ago." The slump in" trade has caused the ghetto greater consternation than any? thing it has known since that lurid day five years ago when Sam Green, over on Rivington Street, put a jazz orches? tra in his knish foundry and took all the customers from Kavilovitch's res? taurant across the way. The famous knish war was exciting. Th? present trade war is only depressing so far. It. may become wildly exciting at any minute, however, if the battle of prices' goes on. Retail Business Dull Nobody in Bayard Street yesterday seemed able to explain what had caused the scarcity of customers and the. gen? eral economic stringency. Some blamed it on the election, while others said it was due to prohibition. "Say," said one merchant who was trying to get rid of some remarkable "four-track" shirts at 69 cents each, "if I could ever set my eyes on a drunken sailor again I'd die for joy.-' The wholesalers on the curb market are not the only ones who have felt the financia! depression. The retailers, whose little shops border both sides of Bayard Street in an unbroken line from the Bowery west to Mott. are, to use the expression of a policeman who dis? cussed the situation with a Tribune re? porter, "fit to be t ied." The retailers pa.-e up and down out? side their stores like hungry wolves. The passerby who makes a noise like money is no' invited in. He is dragged in -by the hair of the head if neces? sary. If he ?;(ts ou* without buying he :? either "broke" or a better man than the retailer. Customers are just thai scarce. A Tribune reporter left one Bayard Street retailer in a paroxysm of griel yesterday when he decline?! to purchas? "a fine, stylish, high-grade coat" ni S15.'65 after the ;rarm"nt had sagged ii pri? e all the way from ?i.">. While quotations on the coal wen dropping painfully half a dollar at ; time the proprietor's youthful son Zebulon by name, sat near by readinj ing a volume entitled "How ty Tall Business to Win; or, 192 Ways to Meet Pers lade ami Convince a Customer." ( ri -is las * -' in? . acte i concert to I na.ntain - ?. :'? \ fuel. \V? ntz also denied t he r? p ?rted ac lo pph P. Tumulty, Secretary Pri t, in connection wifch ; he issuanc? ? '" priority coal o rders lasl sum ".?'? "A wh? fly w ??"';.: impression has gone out to the !;' c through statements . ma ' . ni the Un ited States Sen? ate* Conn on Reconstruction, of which Senai - ? alder is chairman, per -. ' ng to ig] '?rices in the bitumi ? . coal indu try," Mr. "Vv'entz said. "Broadly, the cnt re ndustry has been accused of 'practicing gross extortion on the whol? pub] c of the United ? "The Senate committee asserts thit 'wri rdoing had been admitted by D. B. VVentz, i epi ? . enting the National; Coal Association; by Commissioner Clyde B. Aitchison, of the Interstate Com merce Commission, and Daniel Willard, representing the railroads.' No such ?" ? ?) made by me, nor do I understand that any such admission has been made by (;ti:cv of the others. So ai ? i ; n the matter straight on the record, l wish t ? deny emphatically that there vas aii\ wrongdoing in any ? ' taken by tin representatives of the National Coal Association or the Interstate Commerce Commission or the American Railroad Association in their efforts during the coal shortage emergency, to increase the production and shipments of bituminous cea! ami i obtain the movement of sufficient supplie to parts of the Ur ted'.States ?? ?'? ich v. r n dii e need of coal. "It has been asserted by F. T. Miller, spe ial assistant to the Senate Com? mittee on Reconstruction, in testifying as a witness befoi th? c? mmittee, that the influer.?.-.' of Joseph P. Tumulty, secretary to the President, was sought by officia!.- of the National Cual Asso? ciation to persuade the Interstate Com? merce Commission to issue orders ? ? ??? luld ?'liable operatoVs to'dodge' i ntri ' neci fy : i .; '????? ? ? price- t ha n those preva'linir in the open market, during the shortage emergency. "This statement of Mr, Miller's is flagrantly false. It : true that oflicials of the National i cal Association e i deavored t?> keep M;. Tumulty inti? mately advised of the conditions m the industry. This was done simply ami solely that the President might 1??'- fully &nd accurately informed.'' Army of Idle Grows as Jobs Become Scarce (Continued from paq? one) time or by shutting down for periods of varied length, for the purpose of re? pairs or on some other pretext, and then resuming. "The part time plan is, of course. unsatisfactory, both to the employer and the employee. It results in di? minished production and its only ad? vantage seems to lie to save the face of tile work., r by not reducing his scale of wages, although his total earnings are materially reduced." There has been a noticeable increase during the last week or ten days in the number of men observed sunning themselves during the day on benches m Madison. Union .?nd Washington Squares. Dr. Flynn was asked if this did not indicate a pronounced dearth ( t employment. "You must bear in mind," he an? swered, "thai I'M: lim< of the year al? ways ushers in a . lack season for work? ers in certain seasonal occunations? farm labor, construction, railroad main tenance and othei oui loor work, With the first frost, this ciass of vv? rk? ? ? make for the cities in?! N'ew York drains the entire territory east of | Cincinnati. The majority of these i park* idlers fall, I believe, into this category." The dispute between the men's and j boys' clothing manufacturers Bnd ? workers, which threatens to result in I a general shutdown of that industry, ! remained deadlocked yesterday. Jt is | estimated that 35,000 operatives, half the number in greater New York, are out of employment and that the re? minder are working three days and less a week. At a meeting of the market commit? tee of the Clothing Manufacturers' , Association, a proposal by the union ? to name a joint sub-coruniittee to in- ; vestigate conditions in the industry ! was rejected. The union had submitted this proposal in connection with its rejection of the association's demand that it agree to substitute piecework for a weekly wage system and that the scale of pay be based on that, existing | in Chicago, Rochester and other mar- I kets. William Bandlar, chairman of the market committee and president of the I association, said the committee felt i that conditions in the industry were no ' different to-day from what they were I at the time of the recent investigation by Felix Frankfurter, which was made ; at the behest of the union and the as- j sociation, and that, a further inquiry would result in nothing but delay. A meeting of the entire membership ! of the Manufacturers' Association is to be held in two or three days. At that : time the market committee is to make j recommendations for future action by ? the employers. What these recom? mendations are to be cannot be learned. This afternoon the executive com-: mittee of the National Clothing Manu? facturers' Association will meet. Rep- j resentatives from all the clothing cen? ters of the United States will attend. Labor and other problems will be dis? cussed, and il is possible that some tiling may be forthcoming that will give an approximate line on the reduc? tion in the price of clothes that, it is confidently believed, will ensue in the : ?iring. The unemployment, problem, the necessity of cutting wages and of lowering prices, if manufacturers and, merchants: are to be enabled to dispose i of their '-links and to obtain cretiit from tin banks to carry on their busi? ness, are inextricably intertwined. M. H. Dodge, head of the industrial ' division of the Merchants' Association of New York, said that while wholesale prices were still on an average 100 per cent, higher then they were before the war retail prices showed a decline. The policy of the Federal Reserve Hank, inaugurated a year ago, to con line business credit to manufacturers and del i : essentials and to curtail even thai within reasonable bounds, is also ha\ ing : I s effect.* It i. particularly noticeable in the; fur, jewelry and automobile industries. The manufacturer or dealer in luxuries ??anno; burrow money with anything like the ease he could during the boom days uf the war. (M-.; n; ry commercial loans of nine? ty ? tyi duration couid be obtained a ear ago at from 5 to C per cent inter? est. Today the rate for dealers ill essential.-, runs from 5 to 9 per cent. and the amount, that can be borrowed more narrow ly ! United. Your portrait by Sarony will be the best per? petuation of yourself that you can give. Why not have it now? Ellis Island Women Spurn Servant Jobs ~ Factory and Restaurant Work Sought by Majority ; of Those Attracted to U. S. by High Wage Lure 400,000 Come Annually Officials Predict That Labor Conditions Will Relieve Shortage of Domestics If you are hunting a domestic for employment ?n your home don't go to Ellis Island. That advice, voiced yesterday by Frederick A. Wallis, Commissioner of Immigration, has ample basis in the experience of thousands who have nought to solve their servant problems at the island during the last year. The Social Welfare Department has been deluged with applications for women to work as domestics, but virtually none have listened receptively to the offers. Commissioner Wallis lias been trying to get a servant for his wife? and hasn't succeeded. The reason is not that the women hold any particular aversion to house? hold work, it appeared from interviews wifh numbers of the newcomers yester? day, but rather that, they have heard through corresponaencc with relatives or friendd in this country before they left their native lands of the fabulous wages paid in this city in other fields of endeavor. They have simply decided in advance to ?0 for the* big money. But tiiere is a ray of hope ? .'. the household horizon :n correspondence being carried on between Commissioner Wallis and the representative of a Eu? ropean government which has recently arranged to open a bureau in this city to care for the interests of its immi? grants in this country. No Bar to Domestics In a letter received yesterday the. Commissioner's correspondent says there are. any number of high class women in his country anxious to come to the United States and work as serv? ants, but that in a majority of eases they have not sufficieir, funds. He in? quires whether it would viola:?: the immigration laws to send such of them as can make arrangements on travel money advanced by prospective employ? ers in this country, to he paid back from their wages after they have land- ! cd. The Commissioner replied that do- : mesticB, strictly speaking, are ?sxempt ? from the exclusion provisions of the i United Stato3 immigration laws, and that he could see no bar to the ad mittance of the women in the circum- j stances. Demand High Wages "It looks good to me," Commissioner Wallis said. "Under present conditions it is virtually impossible to procure a servant, and although there are indi? cations that wages in all departments of labor are on the verge of a decided decline it probably will be some months before domestics become read? ily available. "Of the 100,000 women, at the pres? ent rate, who pass through the immi? gration station iron} foreign lands each year the percentage who are receptive candidates for positions as domestics ? in this country is nil. I have been trying for weeks to procure a servant for my wife, but none of the women 1 have spoken to will consider the pro? posal. They would rather work in restaurants, or even the factories, be? cause they think they can earn more money in those ways." Managers of employment offices say there is an increase in the applications for positions as domestics, but that there is no willingness on the part of the applicants to accept a reduced rate of pay. They believe, however, that servants of all classes will shortly be compelled to lower their demands." The marked industrial recession of the last few months appears to have affected men more than women, they say. Those women who went fron; household work to the factories during the war and have since been forced back by the business stagnation, have -saved enough to enable them to hold out for their demands. The usual wage asked is from $60 to $75 a month, according to the em? ployment offices. German Coal Baron Site.* Briton for $300.000 Hugo Stinnes Says Sum Is Due Him ?'nuVr Contract for the Sale o? Goods . Hugo Stinnes, millionaire coal an 1 ?ion merchant of Germany, yesterday t.'ir? ugii his counsel. ex-Judge Wal'.-.-r C. .\'oye.i. riled in the United States District Court a complaint against Har vey Allan Miller, a British subject re riding in this?, city, and the National] City Bank to recover more than 5300, 000 sai?! to he due him. It appears in the complaint th.r Stinnes in December, 1919, employed Miller to come to the United States to ?, ;rriia.se coal, metals and other coni n ulities H.i shipment to Europe and other countries. Miller, ir is said, agreed to accept ?1,500 a year for his Services, as well as a share of the j profits accruing from the business car? ried on by him. Siiunes says he established through the Bank of Rotterdam ere 1.7 with ti c Niiiona! City Bank amounting to $500 0?O for Miller's use in trie pur :nc * his business. Th?> complaint declares trat sirce la '. June Miller has been engaged i.n buying and selling coal and other com? modities and has made a profit cf more than $300,000, which Stinnes say: be? longs to him. Miller, ''or his part, it is alleged, ha?- repudiated and ?Itnied the existence of the contra:?; ana has refused to carry out his alleged di tie? ?.II.GT it. A Miller is known to have mom ? u r" 00 i " ? - . ? ? ?? ? >'?? t:' :.a'. City Bank, ?' a . ' Ma; r, on a motion 1 terday grani temj restra g M nionej until argument is hea I. r ! -. Flour I mlrr ?10 a Barrel ? MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. r1 first time in almosl sold under the $10 a barr- . ? lilis here to d?v Addressed to Employers Who Wish to Reward Conscientious Employees You have one or more employees whose good work during the past year you wish to reward with a bonus. May we point out to you th?at a bonus should sene the double purpose of rewarding good work and promoting it ? A cash bonus is a good reward but a poor reminder. People forget. Rut a bonus of Guaranteed Prudence-Bonds, backed by selected First Mortgages, perpetuates both the reward ?and the , recollection. It will still be working both for you and for your employees, when a cash bonus has ceased to be of any benefit to cither of you. Our booklet describing Prudence-Bonds in detail will be sent upon request. Wc pay the 4rc Normal Federal Income Tax Send ior Booklet CSS "Realty Associates Investment Corooration 31 Nassau St-New"York ?-*??'162 Remsen St.Brooklyn Denominations of *?oo, $500 and *iooo Ooaraflty Tro?* C(?mp?*iny of Now TorV. Tn-ir!? of T*il? lyi-. Y y Every Element That Makes the Perfect Business Home has been incorporated in the new 24-Story Office Building of the Gotham National Bank Location?In the heart of New York, Broadway at Columbus Circle overlooking Central Park. Accessibility?Ten transit lines at the door, pre viding direct connection with every part of the Metropolitan district. Character of Building?Unsurpassed in the pro? vision of comfort, safety, convenience and per? petual light. Management?The Bank's occupancy and man? agement of this building guarantees permanent good service. Possession about February ist, 1921. The<Gotham National Bank RENTING OFFICE 1823 Broadway at Columbus Circle Telephone Columbus 1425 Brokers protected. eady for the Came jf HE Saks Motor Apparel Shop is the most com? plete in America?here you will find everything needed to assure comfort in motoring over the road to the gridiron?from lap robe to great coat ?foot warmer to thermos kit?at prices very low considering the quality of merchandise presented. Men's Fur Coats . S 45.00 Women's Fur Coats . 210.00 Men's Fur Lined Coats . 140.00 Women's Fur Collared and Lamb Lined Coats 75.00 Men's Fur Collared Ulsters 100.00 Men's English Motor Ulsters 42.50 Gauntlets.. Fleece or Wool Lined 10.00 Men's Leather Vests 11.75 Men's Reindeer Leather Shirts Wool Sweaters and Vests 7.50 Thermos Bottles , 4.75 Motor Luncheon Kits 16.00 to S625.00 to 695.00 to 575.00 and 79.50 to 175.00 95.00 18.50 27.50 18.50 17.50 12.00 50.00 Leather Coats, Men's St Women's Fur Motor Rohes Silk Plush Motor Robes Plush Robes "... Wool Blanket Rugs Fleece or Hair Lined Gloves English Motor Caps . Men's Sheep Lined Coats . Men's Moleskin Raincoats Men's Wool Mackintoshes English Wool Gabardine Raincoa Fur Caps Foot Warmers S45.00 to $135.00 39.50 to 495.00 45.00 to 95.00 9.75 to 45.00 12.50 to 55.00 5.50 to 12.50 2.75 ? 22.50 to 79.50 27.50 . 40.0a ts 25.75 and 45.00 9.50 to 45.00 . 10.00 to 25.00 <*road?ay ?>flKs &(?am|?ctttt| Sixth Floor oAt 34th St.