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Big Politician
Dry Indictment
Prohibition Enforcement
Executive Also in Net for
Grand Jury Action This
Week, Following Raid
Carpet Stock Is Seized
Property Alleged to Have
Been Used as a Blind for
Huge Bootlegging Scheme
A prominent politician and a prohi?
bition enforcement executive are ex?
pected to be among thirty individuals
indicted by the Federal Grand Jury
this week as an aftermath of tjs*fe $1,
000,000 liquor raid on Friday night of
the Standard Carpet Company's six
story plant at 319 East Forty-fourth
Street, it was revealed yesterday.
United States District Attorney
William Hayward, who directed the
raid, on evidence furnished by two
agents of Chief Hugh McQuillan's In?
ternal revenue intelligence division,
expect'' to connect these high officials
with the biggest rum running and
bootlegging conspiracy yet recorded.
it was said yesterday that already the
smail fry.in the alleged big conspiracy
arc confessing and are involving
deeper and deeper the higher-ups.
Morey E. Birnbaum, president of the
Standard Carpet Company, surrendered
himself to the Federal authorities yes?
terday. He found a complaint already
filed against him by Assistant United
Page Revealed
As Wilson's
Close Adviser
(Continu**! from pa^a ene)
eminent will be free. Then is the time
for the United States to propose to
England joint intervention merely to
reduce this turbulent scandal of a
country to order --on nn agreement of
course to preserve the territorial in?
tegrity of Mexico."
Mr. llendrick's description of the
dinner at the United States Embassy in
! London on March 2Z, 1918, is as fol
i lows:
British Statesmen Jocular
"This occasion gave the visitor a
| memorable glimpse of the British
I temperament. Mr. Lloyd George, Mr.
Baltour, Lord Derby, the War Secre
I tary; General Biddle, of the United
: States army, and Admiral Sims wore
1 the Ambassador's guests. Though the
: mighty issues then overhanging the
| world were not ignored in the conver?
sation, the atmosphere hardly suggested
that the existence of the British Em?
pire? indeed, that of civilization itself
I -?was that very night hanging in the
i balance. Possibly it was the general
somberness of events that caused these
British statesmen to find a certain re?
uet in jocular small talk and remi?
"For a larger part of the evening
not a word was said about the prog?
ress of the German armies in France.
Mr. Lloyd George and Mr. Balfour,
seated on opposite sides of the table,
: aparently found relaxation in review?
ing their political careers, ' and es?
pecially their old-time political battles.
They would laughingly recall occasions
when, in American parlance, they had
put each other 'in a hole': the exigen?
cies of war had n-ow made these two
men colleagues in the same govern?;
ment, but the twenty years preceding
1914 they had spent in political an?
"All this, of course, was merely on
the surface; despite the laughter and
the banter, there was only one thing
! which engrossed the Ambassador's
j guests, although there were not many
I references to it. That was the strug
i gie which was then taking place in
i France. At intervals Mr. Lloyd George
j would send one of the guests, evident
j ly a secretary, from the room. The
i latter, on his return, would whisper
I something in the Prime Minister's ear,
| but more frequently he would merely
I shake his head. Evidently he had been
j sent to obtain the latest news of the
| battle.
"At one point the Prime Minister
I did refer to the great things taking
! place in France.
" 'This battle means one thing,' he
! said. 'That is, a generalissimo.'
'"Why couldn't you have taken this
step long ago?' Admiral Sims asked
j Mr. Lloyd George.
"The answer came like a flash.
"'If the Cabinet two weeks ago had
j suggested placing the British army
i under a foreign general it would have
; fallen. Every Cabinet in Europe would
also have fallen had it suggested such
' a thing.' "
What Mr. Hcndrick terms "President
i Wilson's coldness to the Allies" is
| shown by the writer's revelation of
j the President's oppposition to sending
abroad a group of eminent Americans
i to preach closer relations between
i America and Great Britain. Mr. Taft
j was to head the group. Mr. Hendrick
! relates that Mr. Wilson's predecessor
I ralltd on him to discuss the project
| Mr. Wilson replied that he "seriously
I questioned the desirability of drawing
j the two countries any more closely to
' gether." He was opposed to puttiiig the
\ United States in a position of seeming
\ in any way to be involved with British
' policy. The motives of the United
States in the war, the President con
? tinued, "were unselfish, but the motives
i cf Great Britain seemed to him to be
of a less unselfish character."
Mr. Wilson was quoted as citing the
i treaty between Great Britain and
! Italy as a sample of British states
| manship which he regarded as proving
\ this contention.
"The President showed more and
i more feeling about the matter as the
j discussion continued. '.Til-re are too
! many Englishmen,' he said, 'in this
! country and in Washington now, and I
j have asked the British Ambassador to
have some of them sent home."
In a hitherto unpublished letter to
Frank L. Polk Mr. Page declared: "I
thank heaven and the Administration
for Secretary Baker's visit! It is a
! dramatic moment in the history of the
| race. The State Department has the
j duty to deal with foreign affairs, and
yet no man in the State Department
j has been here since the war began. . . .
! I cannot express my satisfaction at
i Secretary Baker's visit. It was his
? toric?the first member of the Cabinet,
? I think, who ever came here while he
held office. He made a great impres
? sion and received a hearty welcome."
Printing Trades Council
Opposes Vice Society
j The Allied Printing Trades Council
I is the latest protestant against the
! existence and activities of the Soeiety
I for the Suppression of Vice, and John
States District Attorney John Holley
Clark jr.
The complaint charges Birnbaum
with the violation of two sections of
the United States revised statutes. The
violations were committed. , it is
charged, on May 23, 1922, when Birn?
baum is charged to have fraudulently
removed from a public warehouse 295
cases of champagne and 4,900 caser? of
whisky, and on October 6, when he con?
cealed and aided an itte concea.ment of
distilled spirits on which the govern?
ment tax had not been paid and which
had been removed to a place other
than a bonded warehouse.
Birnbaum was arraigned immediately
before United States Commissioner
Samuel Hitchcock and his bond was
fixed at $10.000. He furnished the
bond and was released.
Major Clark said that the infoi*ma
tion in the case was obtained by an
examination of the records of the Col?
lector of Customs of the Port of New
York and by "statements of persons
whose names are withheld in the best
interests of the covernment."
A number of persons connected with
the Standard Carpet Company's inter?
ests, which include the carpet ware?
house and a garage next door, were
summoned before Colonel Hayward and
examined. Among these witnesses
was Miss Nellie Burke, a pretty young
woman, who the government agents
charge is a stockholder in the enter?
prise. She has acted as secretary of
the company, it is charged. Samuel
Wise, a bookkeeper; Mannie and Max
Bohen, night watchmen, and William
Daly, whose connections with the con?
cern does not appear clearly, were also
Further seizures were made at the
carpet company's plant yesterday, when
Internal Revenue Collector Frank ?T.
Bowers ordered the seizure of the
company's stock of carpets valued at
$110,000. Personal property found on
the premises also was seized. It was
charged the carpet business was a
"blind" to the liquor business pl?cged
to have been carried on by the con?
cern, and that the non-payment of spe?
cial taxes justified the seizure jf all
property found.
Ship Liquor Ban Will
Not Disturb Diplomats
WASHINGTON, Oct. 7.?For?
eign diplomats in the United
States may still get their liquors,
according to Administraton offi?
They are now authorized to get
alcoholic supplies under special
regulations, which require that all
such shipments leave the foreign
port with a formal clearance
from the American consular
agent stationed there, and with
this clearance the shipment is
passed through the United States
customs. It was considered
probable by officials that these
regulations would be thought
sufficient to meet the new situa?
tion arising from the Attorney
General's opinion that all ships
bearing alcoholic stocks are pro?
hibited from touching at Ameri?
can ports.
1 _,_
S. Sumner, its secretary. In a letter
sent yesterday to ?George Creel,, the
chairman of the joint committee for
the promotion and protection of art
and literature. Peter J, Brady, on
behalf of the printers, protests against
any compromise with Mr. Sumner, and
objects to conferences between the
literature committee and the vice so?
ciety's official.
Brady's letter says: "We are opposed
to these conferences. In fact, we ob?
ject to any agreement being made with
Mr. Sumner or any representative of
his society. We feel that such con?
ferences or agreements can never come
to any good purpose, but will result in
greater restriction of the very things
which this joint committee was created
to protect?free expression of opinion,
and the unhasnpered development of
art and literature.
"There are enough laws now on our
statute books to protect the 3norals of
our people, and they can easily, and
have been easily, invoked by public of?
ficials whenever it is deemed necessary
with a regularly constituted jury se?
lected from the people themselves to
render a verdict."
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IL S, Marine
Hard Hit by
Dry Mandate
(Conllnuod from (i?ao ?ni?)
can Das3engnr ships everywhere, thus
making it still more difficult for our
flag tu maintain itself in genernl over?
seas competition. If the interpreta?
tion of the Attorney Genernl is correct
the law will be obeyed, like all other
laws, by the merchant ships of the
United States. But the hard fact must
be faced that it imposes another grave
disadvantage on American ships, par?
ticularly on the largest and swiftest
steamers, the most valuable element in
our merchant shipping and our national
naval reserves. The action of the At?
torney General makes it all the more
imperative that Congress should Iba?
no time in the enactment of vigorous
national aid, or the greatest of oui
American steamship lines will most
certainly disappear from the ocean."
Most of the heads of American
steamship companies were out of thr
city yesterday and could not be reached
No statements could be obtained at the
offices of the United Americnn Lines
the International Mercantile Marin?*
Company, the Munsosi Lines or the
United Fruit Company.
Captain C. A. McAllister, vice-presi?
dent of the American Bureau of Ship?
ping, was inclined to take a more op?
timistic view than officials connecter
with steamship lines. lie declared thai
with American and foreign ships or
practically the same footing, traveler;
from this country, who make up tin
greater majority, will prefer ships un
der their own fing. He did not belicv?
that the foreign liners would find.it
feasible to transfer liquor supplie:
outside the territorial limit, or thr.
many of them would call at Canadiar
Evasion of Law Expected
"Ii3iagine the Majestic,'' he said
"coming in and transferring her larg
stores to a lighter and then going ou
in a fog and losing the lighter or beini
delayed for hours until she could lind it
"Presumably there will be as pian;
means devised to evade the law 01
ships as there are on land, but tha
?will all como out in the wash. It. i
? the duty of all good citizens to uphoh
?the law'of the land, and so long as th
i sale of liquor is prohibited on Ameri
lean ships I am glad that the same re
! strictions apply to foreign ships enter
I ing our ports."
Conflicting reports regarding th'
manner in which the Daugherty rulinj
would affect the sale of liquor at Ke:
on the America, of the United State
Lines, attended the sailing yesterday 0
the vessel from Hoboken for Plymouth
Cherbourg i'nd Bremen. The Amcricfi
the first American liner to shil follow
i ing the promulgation of the ruling
I carried her regular consignment o
I liquor for consumption outside of th
I three-mile limit.
Shortly before the America pulle*
i out her chief steward, P. Sickle, sait
I that he would not open the bar evei
j after the liner had passed the restric
I tive zone, and would prohibit the Rah
j of liquors pending further orders fron
| the office??, of the United States Lines
i which is under the supervision of th?
| Shipping Board.
Doom for U. H. Marine
T. H. Kossbottom, general manage
? of the company, however, declared tha
| he had issued no order regarding th?
j sale of liquors? on the America, for hi
, had received no official word fron
Washington regarding the matter. Hi
declined to make any comment on th
newspaper reports, but another officia
of the line said he believed that th?
foreign lines would in some manne
circumvent the legislation so that th'
ships under the American flag would b
the sufferers. In fact, he added, i
would be the death knell for our mer
chant marine.
Captain William Rind, commander o
the America, saici he had received m
orders on the liquor question, s?
the passengers were more or le;;s ii
a quandary as to what to expect. Thi
brought forth an interesting fact. Th
chief topic of discussion among all th?
passengers and the relatives an.
friends who bade them bon voyage wa
liquor. The passengers felt positiv?
in their contention that the Daughert;
ruling would involve international
complications and litigation so that in
the rnd the "foreign ships would be
permitted to enter our ports, as here?
tofore, with their bars sealed inside
the three-mile limit.
Carl (.!. Stimming, director general
of the North German Lloyd, one of
tho passengers returning to Bremen
Otl the America, declared that he was
not prepared to say what action his
company would take in reference to
the Daugherty decision. However, he
added, ho was certain that every other
stcpmship line under a foreign flag
\ would find some way to get around
the !n\v, if tho ruling were finally
adopted, by making Halifax a port of
call or anchoring n ship outside of the
? three-mile limit where the incoming
and outgoing liners could stop and un?
load or take on sufficient supplies for
? the trip to Europe, He considered
beers, wines and liquors as very im?
portant factors Cor tho convenience of
Swedish Liner Bar Sealed
Shortly after the Stockholm, of the
Swedish American Line, docked at the
foot of West. Fifty-fifth Street yester?
day morning, customs officers boarded
the vessel and sealed the doors of all
barrooms, lit the past only the ice?
boxes and closets where liquors were
stored had been sealed. The customs
men explained that the officers and
mei3 of the liner wouid receive, their
usual allowances of beers and wine
while in port until orders from Wash?
ington. The customs men believe, that
some time must be. allowed before the
i full enforcement of the ruling can bo
put Into effect and for that reason
have not been oflicially apprised of
this drastic step.
When the Hannover of the North
Gorman Lloyd docked in Hohoken yes?
terday morning everything was tightly
sealed and only awaited the officiai
stamp of tho customs officers. The
captain of the ship said he had re?
ceived a radio tolling of the Daugherty
ruling and acted accordingly.
Edward Barnes. Assistant Solicitor
of the Customs Department, on which
branch of government the enforcement
of the la'.v would fall most heavily,
was awaiting yesterday further light on
the Daugherty ruling. All ships mak?
ing United States ports were searched
anyway, it was said by the customs
officials. It would make little extra
work for customs inspectors to search
for liquor while searching for nar?
cotics, diamonds, furs, plumes or any
other possible smuggled goods. One
search could be made to do for all
purposes, but the question of the right
of the United States to exercise juris?
diction over a cargo in transit, and
where no attempt has been 3nade to
smuggle, was questioned.
Tost cases brought by shipping in?
terests are expected to be filed with?
out delay and decisions of high tribu
j nais arc awaited with interest by ship
; ping men, admiralty lawyers and for?
eign government reprcsei3tatives with?
in the United States.
Dry Navy Hampered
John D. Appleby, chief zone prohibi?
tion agent, driecting the prohibition
navy, intimated yesterday that the
ships of the navy would proceed
against rum runners, leaving the ' en?
forcement of the Attorney General's
order to await direction from Commis?
sioner of Prohibition Haynes and Com?
missioner of Internal Revenue Blair
; This leaves tho prohibition navy sus
j ponded on two issues, that of the
i ruling of the Cabinet on the three-mile
limit, outside of which the prohibition
navy had been making seizures, and
that of the ruling on tho bone-dry ships
It was indicated that Mr. Appleby had
reason for his silence. He had asked
for seaplanes to help chase rum run?
ners, but he was already up in the air.
Ralph A. Day, prohibition director,
tackled the weighty subject without
batting an eye and issued a written
statement which says nothing what?
ever about how the ruling is to be en?
forced :
"The opinion of Attorney General
Dougherty," said Mr. Day, "did not
cause surprise to this office."
Mr. Day stated that the question
came tip in his office last June and
Mr. Canfleld, his legal advisor, had
rendered an opinion at that time ex?
actly in accordance with the opinion
now given by the Attorney General
As there was a serious divergence of
opinion at that time in the. minds of
counsel for different departments, and
thoir views not being in accord upon
the question, it was decided that the
policy should be pursued of awaiting
an opinion of the Attorney General oi
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a decision of a Federal court. "Our
opinion in the matter was confirmed
and justified," concluded Mr. Day,
Among the Admiralty attorney? -#_,*>
noted the inconsistency of the ?aw yes?
terday was Silas Blake Axtcll, 11 Moore
Street. Mr. Axtell said there was no
question of the right of, the govern?
ment to impose the ruling, but said he
doubted the practical effect of it. "I
do not believe in prohibition," said Mr.
Gaston Lieber., French Consul Gen?
eral, said that every French ship con?
tracted with its sailors to supply wine
with every meal.
"No French sailor would sign a con?
tract that omitted hi? wine," said M.
Liebert. Other foreign governmental
representatives, including tho Itnlian
Consul and Vice-Consul Nundquist of
Sweden, and A. Haug, acting for Nor-'
way, regarded tho ruling as discrim?
Coast Men Doubt Power
Over Foreign Vessels
tr-atilai DispatcTt to This Tribuna
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 7.?San Fran?
cisco men prominently identified with
the shipping interest, of the Pacific
Coast are not inclined to take seriously
that provision of the Daugherty ruling
regarding the carrying of intoxicating
liquors on foreign bottoms. They be?
lieve that as the rtfsult'of protest on
the part of foreign nations the drastic
i*eguIation wwill resolve into a more
drastic enforcement of existing regu?
Concerning the effect on the Ameri?
can merchant marine these same men
were less willing to express an opinion.
They do not question the legality of
the ruling In this connection, but say
that the full effect cannot be estimated
until it is known whether or not the
ruling with regard to foreign bottoms
is enforced.
In general the opinion prevails that
so far as freight carriers solely are
concerned there will be little effect,
but with the passenger carriers, which
also carry freight, fear is fe?t that
where the distance from an American
city to one in Canada or British Co?
lumbia, on this coast, is not too great
there will be a great diversion of pas?
senger traffic. It is believed that there
will be no great diversion of American
bottoms to a foreign flag, as it is
pointed out the foreign bottoms sailing
from their home ports have not suffi?
cient business now to tax their ca?
pacity and that competition based
solely on the expectation of wet pas?
sengers would be ruinous to these en?
tering a new field.
Discussing the situation Captain
Robert Dollar, leading ship owner, ha?i
this to say:
"This, it would seem to me, is an?
other case of the Federal government
making rulings that it cannot enforce.
This one, aside from being too drastic
to be practicable, will undoubtedly lead
to international complications."
"It seems to be a growing American
nationalt trait t.> go to non-enforceable
extremes. There is common sense in
ruling that a foreign ship must seal its
liquor supply when entering the three
mile limit, because foreign shipping ;
must live up to local laws, but for th** |
United States to dictate to another !
country what it may carry and what it '
may not carry on its ships touching at
our ports is, in my opinion, something
that no 'nation has the right to do. A
nation car. naturally dictate what may
or may not be landed on its shores or
distributed in its waters, but to go to
the extreme contemplated in this re- !
cent ruling, if the. facts are as given i
me, is gravely exceeding governmental
authority, it seems to me."
Neiv Orleans Is Little
Affected by Rum Ruling j
Special Disparen, to The Tribune
NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 7.?New Or- !
leans will not be greatly affected by j
the ruling of Attorney General i
Daugherty. There are no Shipping
Board vessels running out of New Or
leans that carry passengers, and the ;
only fleets that will be affected are the ;
United Fruit Company, to Central and ;
South American ports,-and the Oshosen ,
Kaguia, which runs to Japan.
E. F. Koell, Deputy Collector of Cus-!
toms here, said that he did not think '
there was any liquor on Shioping
Board vessels in New Orleans, but that
if there was it would be seized. fie
?aid, though, that he would await offi
#jil orders from Washington before
I ci y., rig any liquor aboard privately
owned ships.
Sinclair Oil ?o. Gets
Concession From Soviet
PKKING, Oct. 7 (By The Associated
Press). -The Sinclair Oil Company, an
American corporation, has been grant?
ed the right, of prospecting and devel?
oping the north hair of the island of
Saghatien for a period of five years, it,
is announced on the authority of the
Soviet Russian delegation now in Pe?
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