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THE SUN AND NEW YORK HERALD, THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 1920.
built a fore that appeala to try, law
breaker In tha Statu with th, Intimation
that he would .be protected It he chow
to violate the prohibition ttatute. The
city of Scrahton 'it the wettcat place
outside the Atlantic Ocean and In that
district the United States District At
it;cy Ib Itogfr Ilnrnctt, Pnlmor'a law
pirtner, Josoph O'L'rlcn, attorney for
the big brewlne and distilling Interests
in that sectlop, Is u Palmer dolegate to
Ban Francisco.'1
"Do you mean the breweries and dli
tlllerlcs are running up thereT' de
manded Senator Kmyon.
"Certainly the breweries nre, and rvo
duclng something n good dal over one
half of ono per cent, ; the distilleries are
not running, but the bonded warehouses
nre running wide opon, condition Is
presented of notorious and Infamous Vio
lation of the law. The saloons run wldo
open and r-'ll whiskey openly and three
or ,f?ur per cent beer."
"Ono can go right In and order
whiskey right ovor the bar and get It?"
asked Senntor "Kcnyon.
"Certainly." Judge Bonnlwell de
scribed this condition as prevailing In
Lackawanna, Lucerne and Bchuylklll
counties- nnd reiterated that Mr. Pal
mer's law partner Is District Attorney
theru.
"Why," he said, "three or four men
ar declared to have mado $.1,000,000 to
11,000,000 out of this campaign by rca
for. of the relaxation of prohibition en
forcement. A. J. Casey, n rich distiller
at Srrant.C'3, Is a Palmer delegate, and
Charles A. Fagln of Pittsburg a dele
gate at large for Pnlmer and counsel
ii, hivi. nml (llBilllcro. The nro
hlbltlon enforcement officer for Lacka
wanna county. Orady, I Democratl
county chairman, or whb last year. The
district enforcement officer Is Leo Cros
fan, brntMi-ln-lnw of O'nrlen. In short,
nil the i;partment of Justice or prohibi
tion enforcement officers In the State are
pans of the Palmer organization.
"Over across the State line In Ohio
three week ago a truck with forty
barrels of whiskey was seized, and It
was found that two Deputy Untied States
Marshals wera conveying It to Insure Its
safe delivery. It was Pennsylvania
whis-kcy being taken across the State
line to Ohio. Last week In New Jersey
local officers stopped two trucks of
whiskey going to Summit Hill. The
drivers Innocently explained they had
lost their way; they were on the way
to New York with Federal pisses for
tha delivery of tho whiskey. Why, those
passes! arc Issued as freely as one would
Issue passes to visit the Zoo."
Produce One of Passes.
Judge Eoiinlwell produced one of the
passe3, commenting on the easo with
which thejr were to be procured.
"I woula have olected my dolegate
ticket and Hefented Guffey for National
Committeeman," declared the witness,
"but for the relaxation of law enforce
ment during the campaign. Before that
the law had been well enforced. You
can tell the effect of the loosening by
the price nf whiskey. It was from $1,600
to $l,D0O a hirrel before the campaign;
In the middle of the campaign It fell to
$300j barrel j.watered down to 75 proof
)f r..an :ri ) up to "5 cents a glass."
"Yw pr jfolnj tn make Palmer Presi
dent 1 you go tm wltn this line of testi
mony;" interrupted Senator Reed (Mo.)
"fisnld laughter "Palmer seems to bo
redbdng the cost of living all right."
"Not k the consumer." retorted Judge
Bonnlwcjl, stoutly. "His activities have
reduced lots of things to tho manufac
turer; not to the consumer."
Judge Bonnlwell was asked to name
the grout of men whom he hnd described
as rmiklns: $3,000,000 to $t.000.000 out
of the period of wetness In Pennsylvania.
He named Cornelius Dorrlnn, VA. J.
Casey. P. K. Cusack and Andrew Bras
n, and proceeded to .explain that they
put ur $2,". 000 bond each for the privi
lege of taking whiskey out of ware
' houses, Practically all the whiskey, ho
wild, hnd been handled In the names of
Dorrlan and Braslln. "They even
opened headquarters In Philadelphia and
put salesmen out." he said, adding that
that Information had been given him by
James H. Plerson.
0 Tha committee noted the name with a
View to summoning Mr. Plerson.
Boy Hotel Men Were Anseased.
Judge Bonnlwell continued that he
was Informed In Northampton county
that Federal agents had assessed the
hotel proprietors for funds for the
palmer campaign. "Francis E. Walker
of Eaaton," he said, "saw ono check for
$50 for the Palmer campaign, given to
Pnrko Davis, the Palmer manager.
"Oh, If tho committee will call Judge
John M. Garman of Wllkesbarre It will
get a full description of this orgy. This
was a case In which beer, renl beer, had
been pelted, and while It was waiting
for determination of Its character they
Allowed the owners to know where It
was and go at night and substitute bar
rels or near beer for It. One enforce
ment officer blackjacked a saloonkeeper.
My own mall was held up, undelivered
from May 12 to May 20 during tho pri
mary' campaign."
Senator Kenyon suggested there
teemed to hi a food deal of feeling be
tween Judge Bonnlwell and the Attorney-General.
'Oh, we know him and regard him
as a menace to. the country, replied
Judge Bonnlwell.
The commlttot ordered, after some
discussion, that this answer should be
stricken from the record.
"W. Wayne Hyndman, the chief pro
hibition enforcement officer In the
State,' continued the witness, "Is on
tho Inside of the Palmer organisation.
In Philadelphia one of the enforcement,
orriccrs la an ex-pugilist named Con
nors, who ,s under heavy bonds for
nearly Killing a man In a saloon,"
"The saloons run there too, do theyt"
was asked.
"About half of them ohey the law un
der the greatest temptation, for they
know the other half mako no pretend
of obeying It, ' was the reply.
.Not n Prohibitionist.
Answering a (tuestlon about his per
sonal views of the prohibition law
Judge Bonnlwell said he was an. old
fashioned Democrat, believed In no Fed
eral Interference with tho personal hab
its of people, and when ho was nom
inated ar.d ran for Governor In 15U was
known as the wet candidate. He was
not a prohibitionist, but quite tho con
trary. "I am opposed "to the Eighteenth
Amendment," ho continued, "but I con
sider that it Is Impossible to Justify vio
lation of a law so long as It Is tha law
and means are provided to enforce It."
When Attorney-General Palmer arose
to-make his statement ho said ordinarily
he would not dignify charges by such
a witness, but his good name had been
attacked, and when thus attacked by a
character a?sassln before a committee
that could not possibly understand the
motives he must speak.
Pennsylvania people, he explained,
would know tho merits of the matter, for
all Judge Bonnlwell had said had been
repeatedly said there. But there It was
recognlied that Judge Bonnlwell's word
was not evidence.
This remark brought protest from
Senator Reed, which was followed by
Mr. Palmer, taking the affirmation.
"All these charges were sent broad
cast before the primary of May 18,"
said Mr, Palmer, "in order to defeat
me and get control of the State delega
tion. The Democrats of the State know
the truth, and from top to bottom not
a candidate on the Bonnlwell ticket was
elected. After his nombntlon for Gov
ernor In 1018 word was brought to me
that agents of the .liquor Interests re
garded his nomination as a great vic
tory for them and were prepared to
show how he could bo elected. It was
claimed his nomination ha,d followed an
arrangement In behalf of the liquor In
terests. "Hearing this, I went to our State
leader and declared I would repudiate
such a candidate, which I did, and our
State committee, except two members.
Joined In the repudiation of tho Bonnl
well 'candidacy."
Plot (o Defeat Sproul.
"Do you mean there was a Republican
plot to defeat Gov. Sproul?" demanded
Senator Edge.
"On tho part of the liquor interests,
yea. Gov. Sproul Is a lifelong friend of
mine, but friendship has nothing to do
with my political actions. Judge Bonnl
well has slandered me with charges that
my campaign was financed through
grants of Immunity from prosecution. I
defy him to prove such a thing in a
sbgle case. He charges that the United
States District Attorney for central
Pennsylvania Is my law partner. It Is
false: he has never had any association
with me.
"He tells of two United States Deputy
Marshals hauling whiskey Into Ohio. I
learned of that and the two men have
been suspended, and If It proves they
were guilty they will be removed. The
enforcement officer In central Pennsyl
vania has made scores of arrests for
law violations, but detection of these
violations Is not tho business of the
Department of Justice. That Is under
the Treasury. '
"Even If It was my desire I could
r.ot obtain immunity for offenders. The
law Is abused !fi Pennsylvania as In
New York because It allows liquors to
be withdrawn from bond for medicinal
use. The withdrawals nre authorized
by the Treasury agents, the Department
of Juatlce force merely acting as con
duct for conveyance of the applications
to Washington, Much liquor has been
withdrawn, and of this much has un
doubtedly been sold for beverage use.
But the Charges made here arc so utterly
false that they must not go to the coun
try without refutation.
"Will the wltnera wy that A. J. Casey,
whom he has mentioned, is a law
breaker? Mr. Casey has been my friend
since boyhood. It Is true Indeed that
many liquor men have supported me, but
more than the liquor question Is In
volved when Judge Bonnlwell under
takes to keep the State from giving Its
support to one of Its sons. The ver
dict of tha people In the primary has
declared that the charges he makes
aro false."
Judge Bonnlwell replied briefly. He
tald the etory of the lfs deal for his
election by the liquor Interest! had been
told and denied and utterly disproved
long ago, Senators Knox and Penrose
had denied It and everybody In Penn
sylvania knew It was not true.
The announcement of Senator Edge's
resignation from the sub-committee
caused no great surprise, for his dl
pleasuro with the proceedings has been
apparent throughout. He explained In
his letter that all the Important facts
tho committee had been Instructed to
secure had been brought out and 'there
was no need to go further, He wrote:
"An requested by ypu, I consented to
servo on the subcommittee to investigate
the primary campulgn accounts of
spirants for the Presidential nomina
tions. I have assisted In this Investiga
tion to tha best of my ability and have
noted with conscientious care nil tho evi
dence and Information adduced at the
nuthcrous hearings held by tho commit
tee which I could attend.
"Two primary points In effect were
specified In the resolution (Senate resolu
tion 357) providing for this Investiga
tion: (1) to Investigate the campaign
accounts, receipts and disbursements of
tne candidates for the nominations: (2)
to report 'all other facts In relation
thereto that would npt only bo of publlo
interest but would aid the Congress In
any necessary remedial legislation.'
"Under the first head, as far as the
Information could bo secured, I feel that
the subcommittee has fully fulfilled tho
Instructions and performed Its duty Im
partially, and In Lrlnglng out tho evi
dence has done a great public service.
InTeitlantloii of Ilnmom.
"It has now reached a point where In
crrfnf rmrt nnlv charees and counter-
charge, Intimations and Insinuations arc
advanced, resulting In an Investigation
of endless 'rumors' from which nothing
constructive can in my Judgment bo ad
duced. The Investigation has reached a
, nint h,r nartlsanshln and factional
ism aro indicated by the witnesses' tes
timony, and this I do not oeiico me
Ilnnnln rnntemntated In Its instructions Or
would caro to countenance or consider.
f violation of any Fed
eral law has been brought out; indeed
there is no Federal rrcsiuenuai primary
law to bebroken. Wherever tho cor
rupt practices law of any State has been
lolated tho officials of such State must
nlr.nn Hufarmlnn It from the evidence
evoked by the commltte or on their own
Initiative, and with such State officials
alone rests tiny real authority In this
phuac of the matter,
"Anyhow, In the very order of things
l trm.t h nerfpctlv obVidUS that It
would be eminently unfair and I believe
unjustifiable, alter euner pariy se
lected a nominee to continue the investl-
l,lv onnflnori AH it Is by ttlC
resolution under which we arc operating,
to Presidential canuiaates.
"Judging from the ransc or activuj
the Investigation nr -dy has developed,
It would In my Jr nt bo practically
Impossible to cor It to pre-conven-
tlon happenings a.i .. anynow, wim inc
close of a convention there automatically
ceases to be any candidates for the nomination.
"If the Senate thinks the public In
terest will be served by more comprehen
l invn.tlo-nllnii then It Is obvious that
the reaolutlon should be materially
broadened.
"In the constructive responsibility
carried with the Senate resolution to
formulate a report that 'would aid the
PAnvmii In rpmprllAl legislation.' mV
Judgment would not be Influenced by the
consideration ot unvennen rumors,
.V.n rtra and rmn1 Arfh n rtrfa r nnrl tf ft
practical remedy can be devised for the
waging of a Presidential primary wltn
Its heretofore assumed educational latl
tnrtp without or with reduced exoondl-
tures, I am prepared to consider that
problem now. certainly runner partici
pation In what seems to promise an al
most nrile rontroversv. basod In ereat
n.rt ftn nimnr InBnlrAfl hv fnnMnnnl nr
partisan feeling developed by recent con
tests, win contribute notning construc
tive upon which to determine legislation.
TI,A..rA T miitl PAer.ntf.,11,. Inalu
that I now bo relieved from further in
quisitorial proceeding with the sub
committee.
30,000 WHISKEY I
PERMITS ISSUED
Prohibition Director Says
13,000 of These Aro Drug
gists' iyul Doctors'.
200,000 GALLONS GONE
Original Bonded Stock
000,000 Gallons Much
Depleted.
of
i
Forged permits have not been the only
troubles of the Slate Prohibition Direc
tor's office since It took over the. duty
of saying who shall nnd who shall not
have the right to purchase liquor. Dl.
rector Charles R. O'Connor revealed yes
terday that about one month back It was
found necessary to set bounds to the
nmount of liquor which was being re
leased through medical prescription and
sain by retail druggists.
When prohibition enforcement began
tho number of prescriptions a physician
might Issue In the course of a year call
ing for tho pleasanter forms of medical
remedies was practically unlimited, It
3oon became apparent, however, that
those particular remedies had risen very
high In popular estimation. Ono physl.
clan In New York city Issued as many
as seventy-two whiskey prcscrlptlonn In
one day. Beginning the first of last
month the doctors were limited to 100
Prescriptions in, three months.
The retail druggist nojv Is limited to
a sale of not more than 100 wine gallons
a month. Pnrmerlv mnnv rlrtitn-intR snlil
i as much as that In one week.
According to -Igurcs given out by Mr
O'Connor, there are 29,577 permit holders
In Now York State. About 80 per cent,
of these llvo In this city. In addition to
! this number there nre pending, during
their investigation, 3,000 more permits
of various classes. Of the 29,577 pet
mlts lEsued, 111,040 are permits to drug
gists to use and manufacture (that Is
to make tinctures and the like), lnclud.
Ing permit to physicians to uso six
quarts of whiskey u year In their offlc
practice.
The next largast group Is comprised
of the permits to manufacture and sell,
of which thero aro 11.041. Then there
are 3,001 permits to physicians to pro
scribe, l.ISJ permits to wholesale dealers
In non-beverage alcohol, 122 permits al
lowing the export of liquor and 47 grant
ing tho right ot importation.
Mr. O'Connor aald that he understood
tho amount of liquor In bonded ware
houses at the beginning of the year to
havo been In the neighborhood of 800,000
gallons. Ho Is of the opinion that of
that original stock 600,000 gallons has
gone. Of course, an additional number
of gallons, not nearly bo large In quan
tity, has been moved Into the warehoufes
from distilleries, nnd a small amount
has been manufactured under tho provi
sions of the prohibition amendment.
CHICAGO M. D.'S AID
WETS 300,000 TIMES
Spurious Booze Prescriptions
Put at That Number.
Sl trial to Tub Hl'N jind New Vobk Hkuid.
Chicago, June 2. -Three hundred
thousand spurious prescriptions havo
been written In Chicago by physicians
since tho dry law went Into effect on
January 10. That estimate was mado
to-day by Cnpt.' Howard, Federal Pro.
hlbltlon Director of Illinois, as he pre
pared for tho hearings to be given to
twenty physicians and as many druggists
of Chicago who are charged with evad
ing tho prohibition amendment.
"Since January- 16," he said, "ap
proximately 600,000 prescriptions for
whiskey have been penned by Chicago's
3,000 physicians. We estlmato that
300,000 ot these evado the spirit and In
many Instances the letter of the law.
"Ono physician, bedfast and unablo to
visit his patients, managed to wrlto 200
prescriptions In two days during the
first days of prohibition. When we pro
tested to his wife, who came to get a
fresh book, she grew angry, saying we
were about to take her husband's only
menns of llvllhood nway from him.
Needless to say, she did not get tho
fresh book she pought."
"Wets" on the Judiciary Committee In
sist upon having this act included In the
resolution ordering the repeal of all war
time emergenoy legislation, except tha
Lever food control act, the trading with
the entmy act and the District ot Co
lumbia rent profiteering measure.
The resolution would become effective
Immediately upon Its approval by the
President. Representative Igoe, Demo
crat (Mo,), made an effort to have the
commltteo Include the Lever food con
trol act among thoso to be repealed, but
his proposal was voted down.
Continuance of tho food control law,
said a report written by Chairman Vol
stead, was necessary because "It con
tains provisions ngalnst profiteering that
are very much moro drastic and effective
than any law Congress can pais under
tot peace power."
"The condition that It seeks to meet
Is the direct and no doubt temporary re
sult of tho war," added the report re
ferring to profiteering. It Is believed
that Congress Is Justified In retaining It
In forco.
"The trndlng with tho enomy net
should remain on the statute books un
til peace can bo scoured through official
action. It furnishes the only authority
for tho regulations under which com
merce Is now carried on with Germany
and her allies."'
VETOED FOR BAD GRAMMAR,
Phrase
Transposed Kills
Lnler Corrected.
Bill,
Washington, June 22. Because of
"bad grammar" President Wilson to
day vetoed a bill to mako tho Interstato
transportation of Immoral motion pic
ture films a felony, Tho President In
his vetn.mcssngo said tho transposition
nt a phrase In the bill mado It ambigu
ous. Tho House on receiving (ho veto mes
sage conducted an Investigation and
found that an enrolling clerk had
transposed a phrase, The bill as "cor
rected" by the President was repassed
to-night by the House,
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RE LL-ANS
ESP TOW INDIGESTION
Cordon &Dihrarth
Real
OsangeMaimaiade
WAR PROHIBITION
ON SLATE TO GO
House Judiciary Committee
Recommends Repeal.
Washington, Juno 2. Tho wartime
prohibition act would bo repealed should
the unanimous vote of the House of
Judiciary Committee to-day be accepted.
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ALLEGED SHOPLIFTER ESCAPES
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Iner Chase, 25 years old," picked up
by detectives as an alleged shoplifter,
was locked up to await arraignment In
the Women's Court yesterday, but de
cided not to stay. She climbed up the
bars to the transom, crawled through It
and walked out through the corridor of
the court building without being
molested.
Once In tho street she went directly
to the Hotel Bryant, 779 Sixth avenue,
where ehe had been living. She wns
packing a suitcase, it Is said, when the
dotectlves sent out on an alarm from tho
jail burst In. Inez was taken back to
court. On the shoplifting charge she
was held In (500 bail and $500 moro was
added because she was suspected ot
utlng drugs.
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