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'Accused Leader of $5,000,
000 Bond Theft Plot Is
in Cleveland.
xo rnoausE op giving up
Jliss Brico Questioned Cafo
Men Subpoenaed Alleged
"Squaror" Hold.
Developments In the $6,000,000 bond
jilut mystery came thick and fast yes
jfrdny. Eugene r. McGee, an attorney of 149
Jtroadwny, testified wlicn ordered to
i.ii so by Federal Judge A. N. Hand
that ho had conferred with "Nicky"
Arnsteln, alleged "master mind" of the
jilot, as recently as last Tuesday In
i ne Hotel Wlnton In Cleveland. Am-r-ieln
did not surrender himself to the
minorities yesterday, na it had been
l'tlmatcd he might, and the search for
htm whs still going on Inst night.
It was learned that another man
tttoe connection with the bond thefts
1.- fsild to havo been almost as Im
portant as that of Arnsteln la also be
ing sought far and wide by detectives,
'ill name is being withhold by the
authorities, but ho is believed to havo
Uen engaged In the brokerage busi
ness down town.
r.innlo lirtce, actress wife, of Arn
i cln. was questioned for two hours
More Special United States Commis
sioner Alexander Gilchrist, Jr. She
injected much humor Into the prooeed
i"st, but caw little Information that
i ,n be or value to Edwards H. Chllds,
icccivcr for her husband, who is try
in; to lucate his assets.
"Threo Little noy' Vllt Ac(rei.
She testified that she had lost the
",vs of two of her safe deposit vaults
e veral months ago and had not looked at
i ie vaults since. These are among tno
viuita in which the receiver has asked
1 ie court's permission to look for stolen
fccurttlcs. Tlio actress told a strange
t ic of a visit paid to her at the New
Amsterdam Theatre Roof, where she Is
performing, by "threo llttlo boys who
lookid lllio Wall Street messengers."
Kmc .'aid they sent word that they wanted
to sec her about a "key to a safe deposit
vault " She did not so into details about
the Uslt.
The names of Charles Gondorf, wire
tapper; a Cleveland Rambler known as
"Chouts" Ginsberg, and other characters
i" unsavory reputation were mentioned
ir.jstcrlouily In connection with the
Ci: e
f-'neral nroadwny cafe men received
f iWxenas ordering them to appear before
' .'imlsslonur Gilchrist, and It Is under
saa they will be questioned about large
rums Arnsteln Is said to havo expended
In (he purchase of liquor stocks within
t e last two months and about persons
he has entertained at their establish
r:ents. Robert Bradley, a ttijeuy-thrcc-year-eld
msssonser, was a'rtosted by Detec
tives Gllflllcn and Mcrlngdlo of the Old
rlip police station, charged with having
itolcn $3,500 worth of Liberty bonds
from the. brokerage firm pf Henry V.
Doherty & Co. of CO Wall street.
In a confession alleged to havo been
made In Police Headquarters ho accused
Tany Cnndelora of 20S West 128th street
wuh having led him astray, charging
tn.u Cnndelora had told him that he had
" niarcd things" for Bonnie JJlnkowlts
t dispose of i 178,000 worth of stolen
bonds, and tlint Ulnkbwitz had been
r. urierod because he trlrd' to cheat his
i ,'iHt6.i out ot their share.
o avoid a repetition of the gigantic
) i , It 1! Hrown. Hist vice-president ot
the American Surety Company, made
the tugpestlon yiwterday that some sort
of clearing houso Bystem be developed
tor handling securities, so that the dan
der from dishonest messengers might be
Tell of Sleeting Arnsteln.
Mr. MeGee's testimony of his recent,
meeting with Arnsteln was given most
unwillingly and came at the conclusion
ef the hearing in the bankruptcy pro
(eirlings brought against the missing
man. Saul S. Myer. attorney for the
Vaional Surety Company, which Is
rushing the proceedings against Arn
ndn for the purpose of recovering
money It has lost through having been
umpelled to make gdod on the bonds of
thieving messengers, Bprung a surprise
upon him by calling him as a witness.
In the presence of Commissioner G1I
rlirist Mr. McGee refused to answer
nucstlons appertaining to his client on
the ground of privilege. He was taken
Wore Judge Hand, who overruled his
(ibjeotlons and directed him to reply.
When asked by Mr. Myers when he
had been retained as attorney for Arn
ln, whom ho claims to represent, he
rtited that Arnsteln had telephoned his
law partner, William J. Fallon, at the
Utter's homo in Mamaroneck, L. 1., last
faturday, Sunday or Monday. The caP.
was made over the long distance wires.
Mr. Fallon has been engaged In the
I'rltz murder trial In The Bronx, so he
eent Mr. McGee to Cleveland, where
Arnsteln said he might be found. Mr.
McGee testified he left this city Mon
day night and returned on Wednesday.
Rhon he went direct to the Hotel Com
modore to sea Fannie Brlce and tell her
that her husband had retained his firm
to represent him.
"Did you bring Arnsteln back to this
citi with your Mr. Myers aaked, and
Mr. McGee replied that he'dld not.
"Where did you leave hlrsT' he was
"At the Hotel Wlnton," he replied.
Arniteln'a lawyer Surprised.
Mr. Myers then caused a putxled ex
pression to flit across Mr. McOeo'a face
by asking: "Old you meet him in room
04 of the Wintonr
Mr. McGee answered that he had met
Arnsteln In the lobby and that they had
Ti;ti Tor atxfit two hours. He denied
that Arnsteln had given him any money,
papers or document, and said that as
far as hla own knowledge went no one
connected with his office, had heard from
Arnsteln since.
He denied that he was retained as at
torney for Fannie Brlce, and said that
Eyes Inflamed?
If your eyes are inflamed, weak
iired or overworked; if Uwy ache; if
picture showi make them feel dry
and strained, get a bottle of Bon
Opto tablets from yoar druggist,
dissolve one in a f carta of a glass of
water and use as an eye bath from
two to forrr tbaa a day. Bdtt-Opte
allays iaSaamattoa, iarifarxtee.
$8 Bp tae eyes.
on the occasion of his conference with
her on Wednesday the actress requested
him not to tell her of her husband'o
whereabouts. Ho said he had made no
tirrangement to ootatn hall tat ArnutAtn
nor had he made any definite offer to
,dnttver Um to tho blitrlot Attorney
iuiu wo latter BiriYw to romp: a I 50,
000 bond.
A great number of men whbso connec
tion with the case was not explained
were mentioned, to Miss llflce, and she
was asked If she knew any of them.
Their names as given by Mr. Myers
were Maurice Decker, Nick Cohen.
Charles Oondorf, Arnold llothsteln,
Iula Bleet, Fred Jackson, Philip Kna
tel. Ed Stronr, Charloa Drucker and a
man known as Sam Qloux. She altw
was aaked If she knew David Sullivan,
the broker under Indictment charged
with having received stolen boniln, or If
aha had ever met Joseph Gluck, one of
the messenger awaiting trial In the
Tombs. She replied that she knew
neither of them.
Throughout the hearing the actress
kept herself huddled In a targe mink
coat She wore a tan colored toque with
a email vUor. Her examination will bo
continued on Monday.
During this proceeding Isidore Wasser
vogel, an attorney, was asking Judgo
Otto A. Rosalsky of General Sessions,
to reduce the ball of "Big Eddie" Furoy.
central figure ot the group alrcndy un
der arrest (or bond thefts. He said that
Kurey cannot possibly raise 1100,000. De
clison was reserved.
Representatives of tho New Tork
Stock Exchange conferred with Assist
ant District Attorneys Doollng, Unger
and Tallcy In regard to the case. Mr.
Talley, whon asked If he thought Mr.
McGee had sny legal right to eoncoal
tho whereabouts of his client, Arnsteln,
referred to the rtofrano case. Itofrano'a
attorney knew where his client was hid
ing but waited until ho had made cer
tnln satisfactory arrangements before he
produced him.
Two Held In lloniln of 8S.ROO.
Robert Bradley, tho messenger
charged with thefts from Doherty & Co..
and Candelora, whom ho accuses as nn
accomplice, were arraigned before Mag
istrate, March In the Tombs Court and
hold In 2,E0O bail each.
According to the police Bradley
charges thnt Candelora approached htm
on Broadway In December and Induced
him to Join an automobile party. After
finding out where he worked, he said
Candelora told hlra It would bo an easy
matter to "hold out" some bonds.
After several minor thefts, according
to the police, the messenger asserts he
was taken to Watcrbury, Conn., by Can
delora, who showed him a plnco thero
where he could dleposo of the bonds. It
was on this ride, according to the young
man's story, that Candelora spoke of
his knowledge of the BlnkowlU case.
On a subsequent trip to Wnterbury
Cadelora Is alleged to have bocomo en
raged because tho mewenger's pllfer
Ings wero not largo enough and to have
beaten him. Fearing detection the young
man fled to Detroit. A girl friend wa
used to decoy him back to this city and
his arrest followed.
Fannie Brlce treated her examination
much ao If It were a "turn" on the
variety stage. She lost no opportunity to
enliven the proceedings with Impromptu
side remarks, and at one Juncture
turned to tho newspaper men and said :
"Say, you fellows are grabbing oft a
pretty good monologue. I think I'll use
It myself."
She testified that she kept two ac
counts In the United States Mortgute
tmd Trust Company tinder the names of
Fannie Brlce and Fannie Arnold. She
also had a small account, she testified,
with the Colonial Bank.
'i:i,000 Come From Gambling:."
Asked about Die checks aggregating
$13,000 that she tried to cash several
days after her husband's disappearance,
.k.. ..niolnri II, nt lie had left them
niic va,...v. ..... -
with her on Feb. 12, but had told her
that bo would not have sufficient funds
for her to cash them until a week later.
This money, she said, was derived from
gambling, and not from bond thefts, ns
Joseph GIUCK has staieo. one nau iurii
up the returned drafts, she said.
When Mr. Myers held n whispered
Conversation with Mr. Chllds, the re
ceiver", she remarked. "I Buppose now
. wittnfr tm nnmethlnr blir." When
he asked to see her check books, she
turned to a representative oi tno nrm
A Vorhaus. who
was appearing for her. and said: Give
Mr. Myers tne cnecit uuuk. ; nc na
play with them."
tvi.. ni.iinni hniit her financial
transactions began to annoy her Miss
Brlce shouted; "say. mere are um n.
.i.i .. i nn Mmmhfr. telephone num-
hero and the royalties on my songs. I'vo
got such a great memory, woum uu uo
., i. i i.i hiiu nr tno ens com
panies for three months for tho same
service ana uiam b u.
m.. !.-.. ..i.i that Arnsteln had
conducted a "shirt hospital" on Broad
way at ono time and that he had sold
second hand automooncs acr
had been dolled up."
Asked If she was willing to let the
receiver open her safe deposit boxes she
said. "Betcha life I am." She said that
.i nmn.riir In her vault In the
ativ iiou
Lincoln Trust Company except a vanity
bag, cigarette case and gold mesh bag.
but added tnat uns waa uhb vi
boxes to which she had lost tho key.
But Still Supports Edwards's
Policy in New Jersey.
.MHMMtinr nn th re.nort vestcrday
that tho Association Opposed to National
t..kll.llnna ft lonillni? Its SUDDOrt tO
Gov. Edward I. Edwards of New Jersey,
candidate for the Democratic Presiden
tial nomination on a wet platform. James
It, Heavy, secretary vi
"The Association Opposed to National
Prohibitions has not come out In In-
jt nt Via rvinrilriACV of GOV. Ed-
UUIBWIIUIl. v. ... . .
wards for tho Presidential nomination
or of any othor candidate, ine aasocia
ii.. n'nt nledffo ltn sunnort to any
one at present. We are more Interested
In platforms man canaiaaies.
"It Is true, however, that the associa
tion aa nnnnrt Mr. Edwards strongly
in his campaign for the Governorship of
New Jersey, and we feel that the wisdom
of our course nas Deen juauncu m ma
..nn. t la tiinn true that we are back
UtlVMil. -
of him In his record and shall continue
to support such a course.
m.. Irontnra ftf ttlA OiUOCiatlon RTfl
1 1IU " -
Arthur Coppel, Joseph W. Harrlman,
Pcrciral S. Hllw ijauroncs rocuisrs,
James B. Seavy and Cornelius J. Sulli
Nut Wrenches
That wM Ml break ird with Rat Guard Drat
snmnt setldtntil rotitfee of the ttfjmtlnx sat
Will Labt For Years
r. r
IUUllatirfc-oiW. All tit,
auv or voua dialm on warrs
HIMWT Wt G&, 2 Ca! SI
Ntw Yowt Cmr
Confirmed from Pint Page,
of Nations covenant ot the President ap
proved. But, as usual, tho Tammany
outfit and their pais had their way.
Benjamin Wiles, chairman of the
platform committee, anticipating trouble,
trlod to hurry through the passage ot
the document after It was read, but he
was not quick enough.
Mayor Lunn cemanced to he heard,
Then Francis E.. Cullen of Oswego,
the chairman, Invited him to take the
platform. The Mayor spoko of the fact
that few members of the convention
had any chance to know what would
bo In the platform until they heard It
"1 think sn attempt to railroad
through a certain part of this platform
regardless of method and consequences
Is most unfortunate," he said, "I would
consider myself a traitor to Democratic
principles If I did not raise my voice
against it
"I am not a Prohibitionist and never
have been, but I know of only one way
the amendment can bo taken off the
books. It Is by repeal. They have sug
gested here no way for repeal. No man
In his senses would my wo could get
thirteen States to voto against the
The way to do It was to havo a ref
endum, the speaker fraid. and he wanted
to have the party In New York Stnte
go on record as wanting every ono to
have a chance to express his views.
"Your plank says you do not helleve
In Federal prohibition." added the
Mayor. "You can't get rid of It. I do
not believe any one within tho heirlng
of my voice Imagines that whiskey ever
will come back."
Cries of "0-O-Oh" from various parts
of tho hull expressed the anguish of
some stalwart Democrats.
For Constitutional Plebiscite.
Tho SIaor then suggested this sub
stitute: "We favor nn amendment to tho na
tional Constitution whereby all amend
ments to the Constitution of tho United
States hereafter shall be ratified by a
referendum vote of the whole people."
There were nttempts to cut the
speaker off. Cries of "Sit down" and
"Put him out" were numerous In various
parts of tho hall.
Senator Downing, faithful Tammanj
man, rising to a point of order, said:
"I suggest that Mr. Lunn read our plank,
I think It Is the most progressive docu
ment ever drawn, It shows thflt we
stand unalterably opposed to prohibition
by Federal amendment."
"That's right," In loud tones from all
over the hall, Indicated tho temper of
the audience.
"I havo had no copy of the platform.
Where do you get It?" asked Mr. Lunn.
Some boos at this point caused the
speaker to shout: "I believe in free
dom of speech, especially in a Demo
cratic convention."
There were hlfses when Mr. Lunn told
the convention their plank ould not be
able to pass In Psn Francisco. On a
rIMng vote the Mayor's proposal for
substitution was snowed under.
Then George Dunellon, Tammany dis
trict leader and counsel for a liquor
dealers iis;oclatlon, suggested that the
substitute be added ns a separate plant:
to the platform. John B. Johnston of
Kings made nn Impassioned spsech to
say It was good Democratic doctrine. It
nas added.
The convention hall was vtry cold when
the delegates, women and others, who re
lied on tho announcement for noon, gath
ered In the hall. They had a sad wait
until after 2 o'clock. And things did not
warm up much then.
The band played "Tammany" when
somebody thought they saw "Chief Mur
phy enter the room. But It aroused no
Mr. Murphy did not take his seat In the
convention hall at all. Instead ho was
represented by Representative, Thomaw
F. Smith, secretary of Tammany Hall.
Later to-ntght. though. Mr. Murphy
made this statement after his slate had
gone through:
"The Democratic women of the State,
as represented In this convention, have
demonstrated fully by their hearty In
terest and their intelligent activities the
wisdom of giving them the full fran
chise." Woman Introduces Chairman.
Mrs. Marv E. Morse of Buffalo re
ceived tho honor of Introducing Jlr. Cul
len ns the chairman.
The Republican Senate wrjs accused by
Chairman Cullen In his opening Epcech
of holding up the peace treaty for selfish
partisan purposes to nffect tho coming
Presidential campaign. Ho tried to make
it appear that the President had told
the Senate to go ahead and adopt "In
terpretative reservations" that would
meet their complaints that the league
covenant took away our sovereignly, and
added: "It should bo our duty to stand
for the Immediate ratification of tho
treaty with Interpretative reservations."
Mrs. Alice Duer Sillier of New York
In a brief address aald the women were
epposed to United Slates Senator James
W. Wadsworth, Jr., because he had per
mitted himself to become '"a symbol of
'There is only one way to get the
women Into your party and that Is to
give them what they want," was the
trsnk declaration of Mrs. Miller which
caused roars of laughter.
Gov. Smith was heartily applauded
when Introduced to speak.
After accusing the Republican party
In the nation of holding up the ratifi
cation of the peace treaty for partisan
purposes and of giving aid and comfort
to the forces of unrest by stifling his
programme of social legislation In the
State, tho Governor said :
"I love tho Democratic party. I am
sure thnt It has honesty of ourpose, but
I will never put It forward one Inch
In this State at tho exponso of tho State
The Governor was loudly applauded
by tho Tammany contingent, one of
whom aaked the proverbial question,
"What's the matter with Al Bmlthr
when the speech ended. It was noticed,
however, that the up Staters, who have
not got what they believe- they aro en
titled to from the Governor, did not pull
off any buttons or break any galluses.
The renorto of the various committees
were passed upon nnd arrangements
12 lof(ttcmxtt7j6
High Grade
Negligee Shirts
at U5 & 12.65
were $2.50 t $4. 0
Alt Neat Fsttemt.
Soft Cults Only,
$3.00 Stiff CUtl
shifts at $1.95
$5.00 Russian
cord shirts,
Extra Heavy Silk Shirts
Wero $15.00, Now $11.95
W bay diamonds and diamond
iswilry tram ttuiea. Individuals asd
Joseph Wood worth Weeks
. Staauad Beater aaat Cash Barer. .
turn sr, rating mxw&hlah
mad for circulating petitions for the
slate for delegate at large.
There were elghty-flvo women dele
gates In the convention out of a total of
4C0. None ot thou tcH part In the
debate, but most of them enthusiasti
cally applacded the nntt-prohlbltton
plank. There Is a feeling of resentment
on Uie part of some of the up State
women against the selection of Miss
Marbury ns one of the "Big Four," but
ft may not result In any organised op
position to her In tho primary,
Wood's "Fight Against Hard
ing for Ballot Place, Stra
tegic JfOYO.
The entry of Major-Oen. Leonard
Wool Into the Ohio primary contest In
April bids fair to mako the Buckeye
State a strategical centre In the Repub
lican ante-convention campaign.
With United States Senator Warren
O. Harding, a nntlvo son, an avowed
candldnte for the nomination the Wood
organizers hore yesterday said they had
been reluctant to force tho Wood candi
dacy until they learned of the allwod
unsympathetic attitude of the Harding
workers to Gen. Wood as second cholco
of tho Ohio delegation,
Tho absence from the city yesterday
of two of tho managers of the Wood
campalRn somewhat distracted attention
from the request of National Chairman
Will H. Hnys for regular conferences
with the vnrlous candidates' campslgn
managers, An announcement from An
gus McSween. manager of tho local
trustees of Senator Hiram Johnson's
boom, said ho would be glad at any
time to meet With the national chair
man, and this acquiescence rather took
the edge off a disposition that was
evinced yesterday by the Johnson crowd
to resent the selection of William Boyco
Thompson as a delegate nt large from
Now York to tho Republican conven
tion. Col. Thompson Is chalrmnn of the
ways nnd means committee ot the
State committee and was selected at the
unofficial convention of tho party as one
of tho "big four." William M. Bennett,
perennial candidate for anything the
O. O. I. has vacantia nrmred his
opposition to Col. 'YTiomflWh'Wft U.o
Tho determination of Gen. Wood's sup
porters In the preconventlon campaign
to enter the lists In Ohio was put square
ly upon tho Harding crowd yesterday.
Although nono of tho General's more
Immediate associates would talk for
publication. It was mado clear In the
gossip about the Wood headquarters
that the failure of tho Harding sup
porters to accept the proposal of tho
Wood managers, mado some months
ngo. to have the Oldo delegation pledged
to Gen. Wood as second choice, was the
direct cause of tho present situation. It
was said that tho apparent disinclina
tion to accord Gen. Wood second posi
tion left nothing for tho Wood sponsors
but to contest the Stale In the belief that
thev could capturo nt least a fair share
of the delegates. Gen. Wood Is known
to ho popular tn Ohio, and Col. Procter
believes that the reaction toward the
Hoosevclt principles wilt bo reflected In
the primary oto to such an extent as
will warrant his entry.
Frederick Moore, who was In charge
of tho Wood headquarters yesterday In
the absence of Norman Gould, pro
ffFsod not to be alarmed over the re
ported Impetus of tho booms or Gov.
Frank Lowden of Illinois and Senator
Harding. It Is tho belief of the Wood
mHr..ni ifint nn ncmihtnAtlon of
strength that might be nrTanged cannot
'heat the General In umo. wnne xne
latter's campaign has been admittedly
ow, in cinrtlnir It la their belief that
more than nn a'andonment of the Hnrd-
Ing campaign In Illinois and Micnigan
and the Lowden fight In Ohio will fol
low tho primaries.
Nicholas Roosevelt, formerly a eap
i.,in n hn l-'lirhtv. first Division, has
been appointed private secretary to Gen
eral Wood and left New York to-day for
Chicago to take up his work. He re
turned fiom Europo In tho summer and
has Blnce tocn connected with tho Amer
ican International Corporation. He Is
26 years of age. tho son ot J. W. Roose
velt, a cousin of tho late Col. Roosevelt,
and lives ot 174 East 61th street.
Herbert Hoover, when asked yester
day by irewnpaper men to define his own
statls and comment on his reported can
didacy for a Presidential nomination.,
"We are making decided progress to
ward the determination of the attitude
- thn mit nnlltleAl nartlcfl on the so
lutions of the great business and social
Issues for the next election.
"For Instance, Sir. Penrose has de
clared that I am not hie knld of a Re
publican. Mr. Bryan has declared that
1 am not his kind of a Democrat. Mr.
Hearst has declared I have not his va
riety of patriotism. I at once agree
with those gentlemen.
"Having now disposed of this mo
mentous matter, let us get on with tho
Issues our methods of taxation, for in
stance." Pr.ood to rin ko. Mr. Hoover declined
to add anything to his quoted expres
Ball's 2,00O,000 to Family.
The will of Alexander H. Bull, for
merly chairman of the board of direc
tors of tho Bull Steamship Company, 17
Battery place which was filed yesterdny
In tho Surrogate's office, Newark, dis
posed of a $2,000,000 estate. Ernest M.
Bull, his son, receives 1,050 sharp of A.
H. Bull Steamship Company, the re
mainder at tho stock going to Sirs.
Evelyn Bull, his widow.
by the
Central Railroad Company
Improved express train service between New York
and Philadelphia effective March 1st.
Ezpresa ir&iss will Ic&vs Liberty Street Station week
days at 7:00 A M, 8:00 A. M., 10:00 A. M., 12:00
Noon, 2:00 P. M., 4:00 P. M., 5:00 P. M., 6:00 P. M.,
10:00 P. M., and 12:15 Midnight, all with connections
from West 23rd Street, except tho Midnight train.
Parlor cars on all day trains and draing-club cars at con
venient hours. Sleeping car on Midnight train open from
10:00 P.M. to 7:00 A. M.
Additional trains will also be run from Philadelphia
to New York.
Platform at Albany Calls for
flopeal of Federal 10th
Wilson and Smith Praised and
Peace Treaty Adoption at
Once Is Urged.
Auiant, Feb. 2. Tho platform
adopted to-day by tho Democratic un
official convention Is as follows;
"The Democrats of the State ot New
York view with patriotic satisfaction
America's record in the world war.
"Partisan clamor cannot dim the
lustre of our country's deeds at arms,
or besmirch the administrative perform
ance. "Our record Is our platform.
'.The Democratic party of the nation
has enacted more constructive and
progressive laws In holt a. dozen years
than tho Republican Party In halt a
"Tho Federal Reserve net, bitterly
fought by the present leaders of tho
Republican party, prevented panic dur
ing tho war, made possible the financing
of ourselves and our Allies and to-day
steadies tho world through tho perils of
reconstruction: tho Farm Loan act, the
Ircels Post law. the Selective Service
law, laws providing for direct election
ot Senators, war risk Insurance nnd child
labor prevention.
"Democratic Congresses provided for
the tquitablo distribution of the burdens
of taxation so that for tho first tlmo In
our hlntory wealth has homo 11m Just
share of thn cost of government
"The record of tho Democratic Ad
ministration In meeting the problems ot
tho World War, in raising an army of
over two million men, In organizing tho
productive ngencies of Our country to
munition nnd feed that army, and In
munitioning, feeding and financing our
Allien to tho limit of their necessity
constitutes a matchless monument to
I "The placing of that magnificent army
In Franco with record breaking prompt
ness so that not n man under convoy ot
tho American Navy was lost, and the
speed and force with which tho United
States dealt its blow on battlefields
three thousand miles away was an
achievement which excited the admi
ration of the world.
Treaty ItotlUcntlon Urged.
"Wo stand for tho Immediate ratifica
tion of the peace treaty and a League of
Nations without destructive reservations
to the end that normal business relations
In the country and In the world may be
resumed ,ani futuro wars prevented.
"We deplore the refusal of the Repub
lican United States Senate to act on this
all bnportnnt question nnd the conse
quent tremendous loss of national pres
tige. "America must not relinquish her
world leadership for the solitude ot the
Western Hemisphere. She must ever
maintain her position as, a friend of all
peoples struggling for llbertv.
"Wo commend labor for Us great part
In the world conflict. Sluch of tho sacri
fice was made behind tho lines.
"We seek such adjustment of the rela
tions of labor and capital that will do
away with the strike, the boycott and the
"Tax burdens must bo reduced Imme
diately and equitably. Rigid economics
must bo had wherever possible In gov
ernmental expenditures. We demand
that Congress shall speedily enact laws
to readjust the machinery of Govern
ment to a peaco basis.
"Wo commend the wise, energetic and
experienced management of the affairs
of this State by Gov. Alfred E. Smith.
Ho brought to his office unusual ex
perience In State affairs. His adminis
tration haB been clean, capable nnd
conducted with single minded devotion
to tho public Interest.
"He has labored to reduce State ex
penditures by elimination of super
fluous activities and centralization of
administrative responsibility.
"lie has sought to conserve our hu
man resources through a well consid
ered social welfare programme and our
material resourcos through State devel
opment and distribution ' of hydro
electric power. He believes that Now
York State can suppy electricity to Its
people as cheaply and efficiently as
Canada. '
"His Investigations havo disclosed
gross scandals which aroso under Re
publican administration In the Agricul
tural Department and the Workmen's
Compensation Bureau. The Republican
Legislature has been less solicitous to
remedy these and other abuses than to
deprive the Governor of credit for so
Henator YTadairorth Ilebnked.
"We approve the action of Gov. Smith
In convening tho Legislature for the
prompt ratification of the equal suf
frage amendment We condemn Sen
ator Wadsworth for his adverse vote,
cast In defiance of his constituency,
whereby he has delayed national equal
suffrago perhaps until after the Presi
dential election.
"The complete enfranchisement of
women should speedily become a part
of the basic law of the land, and women,
In the exercise of their political rights,
should be given full and equal repre
sentation In party affairs and not half
hearted subordinate representation.
"We are unalterably opposed to pro
hibition by Federal amendment We be
lieve It to be an unreasonable Interfer
ence with the rights ot Uie States as
guaranteed by the Constitution. We
foel that the recent enactment was tho
Imposition of tho Ideas of an active ml
norlty against the wishes of the great
majority of the American people, We
therefore declare for Itfl speedy repeal
and to, the end that tho personal liberty
of the people of our State may be thor
oughly aafesuarflM until auca tlmo as
this repeal may be brought about we
declare the right of our Stato In tho ex
ercise of Its sovereign power to so con
otruo the concurrent clause of the Eigh
teenth Amendment nn to be In accord
with tho liberal and reasonable views
of our people,
''Wo-favor nn amendment to the na
tional Constitution whereby all amend
ments to the Constitution of th United
States hereafter ahall be ratified by a
referendum of tho whole people,
"We congratulate President Wilson on
his steady recovery ot health. During
his Illness as well as throughout his toll
some effort for his country and Uie world
no calumny hao boon too cowardly, no
charge too base, for those who thought
to profit by mallgnlne him.
"Disloyalty to our Government and
wanton attacks upon Its official heads
must fee met by a strong campaign ot
education which will Instill In every man
reject for our Institutions. This ap
plies to the citizen qulto as well as to
th Intending citizen.
."Declaring our allegiance to the politi
cal faith ot our forefathers, we oppose
any restrictions upon free assemblage or
free speeoli. We have no quarrel with
any citizen, or group of cltlsenB, who by
poaqeful and lawful means seek changes
In the structure of the Government. Hut
we denounce) with all the energy we can
command any group who, understanding
our Government, would by appeal to
popular passion or prejudice hold up to
criticism or ridicule the Constitution of
our country, tho guaranty of our liber
ties during all our national life.
"Dcmocratlo party principles aro the
bOBt safeguard against the Rourbon and
tho Bolshevik, tho Reactionary nnd the
"The Hcoubllcan party leadership Is
without vision of the new day. It has
no remedy but repression. The Demo
cratic party proposes to cure social un
rest by removing the evils which give It
"We believe In America, the hope of
the world, the refugo of the oppressed,
the land where shall over lv oiiiortunity
for all who would enjoy our Institutions,
but no room for any who would over
throw them."
Abandon Polities as They
Cut Alcohol Per Cent.
Spertcl to The Sc.n and Nrw Youk nnuui.
ATUUmc Crrr, Feb. 26. Five hun
dred of the country's leading brewers attending-
the United States Brewers' As
sociation conference nt tho Traymore
voted to-day to draw their battle lines In
so ns to mako the fight against prohibi
tion only on a beer alcolollc content of
2.75 per cent, by weight. Beverages
containing alcohol up to this perccntnge
aro non-Intoxicating nnd are so admitted'
to bo by Federal authorities, the brewers
were Informed. In addition to uniform
ity in the beer fight throughout the
country tho decision to sdvoeatc noth
ing but standardised 2.7S will havo a
favorable effect In the Supreme Court,
the brewers believe.
Still more Interesting was tho declara
tion In a resolution adopted toward tho
closo of the conference. Immediately
following an address by William P.
Guthrie, nsiwclate counsel with F.llhu
Root for tho appoclation, which stated :
"Wo are out of politics entirely. Once
we were forced Into the political field,
but we havo concluded to avoid enter
ing It again."
Mr. Guthrla's speech was optimistic
that the Rhode Island and New Jersey
pleas attack 1 1 vr the Eighteenth Amend
ment, especially on tho abridgement of
State rights, would makb a favorable
Impression nt tho hearing to bo held
March 8 before the Supremo Court
After the conference It was learned that
an emergency fund was hastily called
for and S100.000 was raised in pledges.
The shoe business
takes a step forward
Leading shoe manufacturers, large wholesalers and pro
gressive retailers now use the L. B. Card ledger.
They changed over from bulky books when they found
that bills were going out late and that delays in accounting
were interfering with the work of other departments.
As a matter of fact, business had increased so rapidly that
keeping accounts the old way was like trying to force a No. 6
foot into a No. 4 shoe. No allowance was made for growth!
Here are four distinct advantages of the L. B. Card
ledger: (1) It saves time and floor space. (2) It is more
flexible than bulky book ledgers. (3) The initial cost is
less; and so is the cost of maintenance. (4) It is easy to
prove the work daily.
You can depend on this: The L. B. Card ledger will
never lag behind the rest of your business or grow weak and
weary and short of breath at the end of the month. It will
get your statements out on time -whatever your business.
One of our representatives mffbe glad to talk card ledger to you and
shorn its adaptability. Write, 'phone or call
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$1,000,000 TO ENFORCE
Sum Granted Customs Sorvicc
to Guard Against Im
portations. WASitmaTON, Feb, 28.-r-Internal Rev
nue nnd prohibition enforcement offi
cials will confer to-morrow as to the
courso they will pursuo In respect to
tho sale In New Jersey of beer contain
ing 3H per cent alcohol. It was Btated
to-night that officials had taken cog
nlzanco of the action ot tho Stato Leg
islature legalizing such a beverage,
and upon passage of tho measure bo
gan 'the compilation of briefs setting
forth the Government attitude.
It was Indicated thore was only ono
course open to tho federal officials. They
anticipate lengthy litigation, and before
tho court battlo 13 on will seok Injunc
tions restraining dealers from soiling
tho beverage. The bureau has consistent
ly contended that any beverage contain
ing more thnn half of ono per cent
alcohol Is Intoxicating and therefore
vlolatlvo of tho federal prohibition law.
Houso and Senate conferees today
reached nsreoment upon tho second
deficiency nppropriatl6n bill, except for
four Senato nmcndnients on which the
Houso managers desire further instruc
tions. One of these amendments appropriates
$1,000,000 for tho customs Fcrvleo to
enforce prohibition laws rclatlvo to the
exportation nnd Importation of Intoxi
cating liquors. Tho House managers ac
cepted the Senato amendment providing
$1,000,000 to enforce the national pro
hibition act within the United States.
t):cr.amer.dfflViflrettf$id Wen to
tho House wero those appropriating
$3,500,000 for tho caro of draft records,
$100,000 additional for the purchase of
tho Speedway Hospital In Chicago and
$3,000,000 for the repair ot naval ves
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