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EQUITY IN BOOTLEG
HIGH COURT HOLDS
Dealer, Selling on Credit,
iias \o Redress it Car Is
Seized as Hum Carrier.
MOSAIC LAW ANALOGY
WIipii Ox (iiimi 31an to
Death Its O'.vncr Lost
I fights. Justice Quotes.
OT1IKit SEIZURES POSSIBLE
Steamships and Pullman
Sleepers Mil? lit, Be Confiscated,
.Special Despatch to Tun Nrw Yo*k He*ALU.
\rn York Herald Hnrean. )
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The I'nited Stat en Supreme Court, In
another decision upholding enforcement
of prohibition laws, held to-day that an
automobile dealer who retains part ownership
in a car by virtue of having sold
it on the instalment plan can be deprived
or his interest in the machine
through court confiscation If the purchaser.
even though unknown to the
sales agents, uses it for illegal transportation
The decision obviously places on automobile
dealers responsibility of making
certain that their credit customers are
not bootleggers. The decision on the
ease was eigii to one, Justice McReynolds
Hundreds of automobiles seized during
the first year of the Volstead law will
be affected by the decision, according
lo Government attorneys. The Commissioner
or Internal Revenue reported
1.021 cars seized In the first dry year.
Justice MrKenna held that the statute
provided for the confiscation of transportation
vehicles In such circumstances
regardless of the fact that an innocent
owner might have a part interest in the
property. However, the court reserved
opinion whether the owner of a vehicle
which had been stolen and usea for
bootleg purposes would bo subject to
The case arose in Georgia, where J.
W. Goldsmith, Jr., sold an automobile to
J. G. Thompson, a taxicab operator,
and \V. M. Lamb, on which $800 remained
due. Thompson was arrested
with fifty-four gallons of whiskey in
ttie car on which the tax was not paid,
it evidently being "Southern moonshine."
Goldsmith said he was innocent
of any of Thompson to use
the car for bootlegging and argued that
his equity in the car was exempt from
confiscation, but the Supreme Court affirmed
the decision of the lower court
that it was not.
Justice McKenna's opinion indicated
the belief of the court that, should the
court hold the right of confiscation to
extend only to the offending purchaser
it would be aiding violation of the law.
In such circumstances bootleggers always
could buy cars on time and thus
stand the chance of losing much less in
case of arrest.
The opinion goes as far back as the
Mosaic law for its original foundation.
i\n old Mosaic law held that if an ox
gored a man to death the ox should he
stoned and his flesh not eaten, the
owner of the animal thus losing his
property right because of Its offence,
Justice McKenna said. The analogy to
the present case was that the automobile
assumes a sort of a personal status
under the law and that if it violates the
statute by carrying liquor Illegally It
shall meet the fate of confiscation and
the owners, Just like the owners of the
ox 3,000 years ago. lose their property
In his appeal Goldsmith suggested
unique .seizures of property If the court
held he lost his equity In the ear. Referring
to these Justice McKenna said:
"It is said that a Pullman sleeper can
be forfeited If a bottle of illicit liquor
be taken on it by a passenger and that
a steamship - can be confiscated if a
package of. like liquor is innocently received
and transported. Whether the
Indicated possibilities under the law are
Justified, we are not here called upon
i 5th Ave. at 42nd Street
16 Wall Street
U. S. Seaplanes to Be
Shot From Catapults
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17.?
Naval airplanes, instead of
"taking1 off" from the decks of
ships while at sea, will be hurled
from catapults if experiments of
the Navy Department prove successful,
the House Naval Committee
was told to-day by Capt.
T. T. Craven, director of naval
aviation. Tests are being made, j
he said, at the Washington Navy
Yard, where it is planned to
shoot a seaplane from a catapult
soon to see if the plan is feasible.
Capt. Craven said he was con- !
vinced the new method would
prove superior to present attempts
to get under way from
decks, limited in size.
HEAVENS' FASTEST |
NEBULA IS FOUND
Self-Luminous Mass May Some
Day lie a World Like
'.Special Despatch to Tiib Nbw YuRK Hbraip.
Boston*. Jan. 17.?Professor V. M.
i Slipher of Harvard, stationed at the
! Flagstaff (Ariz.) Observatory, peered
j through his telescope a few nights ago,
j according to a. despatch received at the
Cambridge Observatory, and much to his
surprise saw a faint, cloudlike, self luminous
mass of attenuated matter situated
far outsit the solar system, travelling
at 2,000 lciaometers (1,250 miles) a
second. This r >* ? of speed is twice as
great as the fatwst nebula yet discovered
and 1.000 times greater than the j
average speed of the lowly star. In fact,
it is the greatest velocity known to astronomy.
This speeding mass was identified as
the nebula Dreyer No. 584, in the Constellation
of Cetus, and It is showing its
starry heels in flight away from the i
Harvard astronomical savants are '
manifesting much interest in the matter j
because of the nebula's supposed great i
distance from the stars ordinarily seen 1
and because of the tremendous speed at i
i which it is travelling.
It is said that astronomers never yet !
have found a nebula which is a swirling ;
mass of gases?and likely to become a j
new world, which may become inhabi- j
.table, like the earth?that travelled at
greater speed than 1,001) kilometers a j
second, and those of them who are at I
stations of high altitude and with mora |
powerful than the ordinary telescope j
are keeping close watch to gather de- |
tails concerning the latest find in nebula?. |
The glass shows that this nebula is j
receding, but nothing definite yet can
be established as to its lateral move- I
ments. Not even the faintest glimmer
of its light can be seen from the earth
with the naked eye. To the smaller telescope
it seems a blur.
DR. SILVERMAN^ TO
RETIRE ON JULY I
$12,000 a Year Pension?Will
Dr. Joseph Silverman, for the lost
thirty-three years rabbi of Temple
Emanu-El, Fifth avenue and Fortythird
street, and one of the foremost !
Jewish clergymen of the country, will
retire July 1 to devote the remainder ,
of his life to the study of literature. The \
resignation of Dr. .Silverman was an- ,
nounced hist night by Douis Marshall '
after a meeting of the church board.
| Mr. Marshall said that the congregation
had voted a pension of $1,000 a month
for Dr. Silverman, and had decreed that
he shall become rabbi emeritus of the
temple 'when he ceases his ministerial
AtiKtCI LTI HK ESTIMATE CIT.
Washington. Jan. 17.'?Kstimates of
the Department of Agriculture for the
fiscal year 1922 have been cut nearly in
half by a House appropriations subcommittee,
which plans to report a bill
Wednesday carrying $23,000,000. This
is $19,000,000 less than the estimates
and $9,000,000 less than the total appropriated
for this year.
serves the banking
of one of the wc
The Uptown Offic
pany, situated in t
i business district s<
Wall Street in its
? the district of b
i stores, hotels, thea
shops and New Y
Igest railroad termn
plete unit of the I
With all the*resc
tfgftgg Bankers Trust Cor
it our uptown oi
p($F equipped to render
fe offered at the dowi
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16 Place 1
TIRED 'GAS FITTERS'
FIND MUCH WHISKEY
Visits in Brooklyn Bring 40j
Keepers and Bartenders
Before 1'. S. Official.
DISGUISE AIDED ARRESTS
Reisenweber Employees Held
Rut Manager Is Released
Izzy Rinsteln. prohibition enforcement
agent. celebrated the first anniversary
of nationwide dryness yesterday
by getting very busy in wet spots of
Brooklyn, with the result that more
than forty saloon proprietors and barkeepers
were held in bail by United
States Commissioner Rawjuin. On his
tour of hooch hunting Izzy was accompanied
by his old associates, Moe Smith
and Herman Rlttenberg. The trio were
disguised aa working gas fitters. All
wore dirty overalls and carried wrenches
and other implements known to the gas
Many bartenders, seeing the three
tired looking individuals, although strangers.
did not hesitate to pour out well
filled glasses of whiskey?some of the
bonded variety and some of the other
type. After being paid from 50 to 75
cents a shock for '.lie stuff the kind
hearted bartenders, and In many cases
the. saloon heads, were arrested, much I
for the Se>
Including Madras and '
Linens, Silks, etc., of I
P R I
at present market vale
SHIRTS from importec
and other fabrics will bt
572 Fifth Ave.
CHINA of exquisite de
tion and table glassw
I had at Ovington's.
In accordance with the an
i them for the month of Jai
from ten to fifty percent.
S O V I N C
j "The Gift Shop
312-314 Fifth Avenue
n Office of the
e of the Comhe
center of a
econd only to T*!
banking needs *]
ig department ||'|ljJ|
itres, specialty Up
ork's two big- J*,
lals?is a com- rl;
Jankers Trust [
>urces of the npany
ffice is fully
' Reserve System
1W YORK HERALD, T
to their surprise?sometimes with the
aid of the police.
Fred Ullman. head waiter; George
Decco, a waiter, and Charles Gallagher,
a clerk employed in RelaenWeber's, Columbus
Circle, were held yesterday in
f 1,000 bail each by United States Com- '
mlssioner Hitchcock charged with oell'ng
drinks to local police detectives. Pat- i
rtck Kyne, manager of tlie restaurant,
was taken to the Fodertl Building loi 1
arraignment, but after a talk with the ,
District Attorney's office ho was rc- 1
leased. as it was found he was not held j
responsible for the alleged liquor activi- j
ties of the three employees.
While Kyne wan talking his case over
with the District Attorney his name was
called as Juror in the Federal District!
Court to serve in Volstead act violations,
but owing to existing circumstances
could not be thor* lo answer. Tom ;
Hcaly was on hand in case his Iriend
Kyne needed bail.
Charles Leopold of 1831 Seventh avenue
was locked up last night in Police
Headquarter* on a charge of conspiracy
to defraud the Government in connection
with the enforcement of the dry
law. He was arrested by Har6ld Dobh*.
a special enforcement agent, who said
the offence was so serious that $10,000
ball would have to be forthcoming before
the prisoner could lie released.
Ueopold is president 11 ad treasurer of
the t'harles I/eopold Company, 543
Tenth avenue, dealers in non-beverage
alcohol. It was learned late last night
that after a two weeks Investigation
T>eopold Is charged with illegally withdrawing
and t ransfiorting liquor.
Whether forged permits were used could
not be learned at this time.
I'. S.-SALVADOK AGREEMENT.
Washington, Jan. 17.?The exchange
of ratifications of the recently negotiated
commercial travellers' convention between
Salvador and the United States
will take place to-morrow, the State
Department announced to-day.
Batiste Cottons, French
ies are greatly reduced.
1 Cotton Cloths will be
t figured proportionately
nary China |
Sale is on |
-table crystal too H
gS^) Entire stock of China FJ
and table crystal in the H
I January Sale at I o% y
sign and graceful decora- H
are at its very best may be n
cient custom you may ouy H
nuary at discounts ranging Id
j T O N'S S
of Fifth Avenue" M
i Near 32nd Street M
Tower of Strength "
itti Avenue at
UESDAY, JANUARY 18,
Broadway at Ninth, New Yon
He or She Who by
This Store Would
Thrive Must Con
A good example is the best
lesson each of us, high or low,
in the offices or on the floors,
can give to our associates.
These are the short days of
the year, and the fact is our
longest days are too short to
get through with the work we
have to do.
Tempus doth fugit!
A new afkl chic frock
of crepe de chine for
Miss 14 to 20.
Specialized at $39.50
Paris started the vogue ;
for the simple crepe de
chine frock. It is now !
having a tremendous success,
because the models
that the French dress- I
makers created are so
"LUCETTE" is typical of the
Parisian frocks. Simplicity is
its keynote?it is effectively
pleated and the only bit of
ornamentation is the wide sash
of Georgette crepe in a contrasting
You may select it in
?navy blue with gray sash
?pray with navy blue
?bla.-k with white
?Putty with tanperino
?navy blue with French blue
Second floor, Old Bldg.
For the favored taffeta frock,
we have secured a pleasing
variety of this early-season material,
some with the soft, p~aj
cious quality which is easily
draped, some with the upripht
bouffant quality. The jaunty,
perky quality is always adapted
to the spirit of the early
months of the year.
There are quaint pink checks
like gingham, fh pink and white
?those with a broken stripe, a
satin stripe, or with satin coin
j dots of varyinp sizes, in black,
brown, navy blue. Some are j
the fine imported taffetas from
i!6 and 40 inches wide; $2.85
to $4.50 a yard.
Main floor. Old Bldg.
The famous wash
o 4- 1 r\xar?) c4- nrioo
ac ii/nrwji piivb
Has sold as high
White and pink; in
effects in plain and crink
Much in demand for i
especially for southern we
Guaranteed to wash ir
Castile soap or Lux; iron
against turkish towel or ot
Nainsook lingerie, hand ei
terns and with a daintily scalloj
corset covers, chemise with the
various necklines and the kim<
or heavier and serviceable naini
Sizes 34 to 44.
Towels at $15?were J
Hemstitched huck towels, 20x3'
5,000 yards toweling s
December price was 60c; pure
from tint; for tea and roller towels.
$12 Kitchen towels, n
125 dozen; 22x33 in.; pure
"GLASS" woven in.
400 yards Table dams
09 to 70 in.; silver bleached, fir
Hemmed Napkins, .$6
165 dozen at $6.75; 20x20 in.;
187 dozen at $8.50; 22x22 in.;
CROWN cloths, napki
2x2 yard cloths we
2x2*4 yard cloths we
2x3 yard cloths we
22x22 in. napkins were $1
45 in. damask., war
54 in. damask war
63 in. damask,. war
*1 in. damask war
Linen Pillowcases, $2.i
Hemstitched; 22x36 in.; were !
Linen sheets, $18 to $5
Single bed size, $18 to $42 pair
k Telephone Si
Women's Skirts %
For Southern we?r.
j The new white skirts \
this year are unusually
Of soft creamy sports
flannel, plain tailored and
pleated models is one
type. This is to be worn
with one's heavy white
buckskin oxfords and
simple sweater. At $10
and $12.75?according to
More feminine and particularly
suitable for the
South are the skirts of
shimmering white sports
They arc in three
models, plain and pleated
and in a jacquard pattern
and plain and '
novelty weaves. $15.75.
Second floor. Old Bldg.
New Red leaf,
The English Shop is
rarely fortunate to have so
attractive a new collection
of English separate skirts,
designed by English sports
tailors?the simple English
models, with attractive
pockets, some fastened
with woven leather buttons.
They are made in homespuns
and tweeds in fascinating colors
that only these old country
fabrics have, and come in unusual
checks such as raisin color,
mauve and gold, blue and gray
green, purple and yellow, and
in plain colors with almost invisible
plaids in lovely seagreen,
blue and gray, and in
stripes?mauve and yellow and
green and blue; as well as
iovely checks in brick color and
Second floor, Old Bldg.
Mirrors Reflect the
Lowering of Prices
100 of our finer mirrors
?made with the finest of
mirror plate?have been
reduced to $10 to $150.
They were $15 to $200.
Period mirrors of all types,
shapes and sizes. Panel or
over-mantel mirrors, occasional
mirrors, oval, shield or panel
Frames are gilt, silver, polychrome,
mahogany; in French,
Spanish, Queen Anne, Adam,
Eighth Gallery, New Bldg.
able sports silk
as $io.$o yard
wide stripe and check
ly weaves; 39 and 40
sports suits and skirt*-,
1 lukewarm water with
ed on the wrong side
her soft surface.
? Main floor, Old Bid?.
D5 to $3.95
[tibroidered in several patped
edge, includes drawers,
round top and gowns with
sno or set-in sleeve. Sheer
sook is used in this lingerie.
Third floor, Old Bldg.
>s in the
f> in.; 170 dozen.
it 35c yard.
linen, heavy firm weave, free
ruir <*U dnVPtl
linen; namr "PANTRY" or
isk, $2.85 yard.
ie quality, soft finish.
.75, $8.50 dozen.
were S10.75 dor.en.
wore $12.50 dozen.
re $13.50?To-day $0.75
re 017.50?To-day $12.60
re $21.00?To-day 916.00
15.50 doz.? To-day $11.50
i $3.50 yd.?To-day $2.75
$4.50 yd.?To-day $.1.50
< $5.25 yd.?To-day $3.75
I $0.00 yd.?To-day $4.25
; double bed size, $22.50 to $55
rir?? Floor, Old Bulltting.
tuyvesant 4700 Store Hours, 9 to g
tfj I T I1
Duplicates were in our stock
earlier at $75 to $90; but 2,500
of these fine, warm, useful coats
are now to go at this almost unbelievable
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these were sold at a price so far below their actual
cost. There may have been a time, but not within
our reckoning; and that one fact, just as it stands,
is sufficient to tell all men that this is something
quite beyond the ordinary inn of sales.
The manufacturer had these coats in stock. He has
been holding them. But you know, as well as* we, the
present state of affairs in the clothing industry. You've
read all about it in the newspapers. So this manufacturer
did the logical thing at last?he took his loss.
The Ulsters are REAL Ulsters
That little word is emphasized because there are so
many "approximate, or almost" ulsters* on the market toI
day. The fabrics are hard and soft-finish coatings?so
sturdy that you'll wonder how they could ever wear out.
The colorings are the RIGHT browns, grays, greens and
heathers. Many have plaid backs; yoke linings are plain
or quilted satin.
Two models, slightly varied
Both are double-breasters*. with half belt, large patch
pockets. One has muff pockets, also; and is slightly different
in general outline from the other. Fine coats for
winter?for riding, driving, walking. AND?just as good
another season as they are to-day.
Burlington Arcade floor, New B!dg.
A 30-piece Layette, $15.35
This special layette contains everything which a
mother needs for her wee baby and everything is dainty.
It includes: 3 bands, 3 shirts, 2 flannelette wrappers, 2
flannelette barrows, 2 flannel skirts. 2 flannel gowns, 2
slips, 12 bird's-eye diapers, 2 pairs of bootees.
Other layettes are priced up to that which is hand
White and Ivory Furniture reduced
Were Now Were Now
f? high-chairs ..$10.95 $ 4.95 2 wooden hampers,
8 baskets $19.50 $ 7.50 < | |
on stands. . $11.95 $ 7.95 1 wardrobe ....$75.00 $50.00
2 wardrobes ..$21.95 $15.00 1 wardrobe ....$95.00 $65.00
1 blanket chest $25.00 $15.00 2 trimmed baskets
1 blanket chest $15.95 $10.50 $17.50 $ 7.95
1 bed $42.50 $25.00 3 screen baby bunks
1 bed $50.00 $32.50 with mattress.$19.50 $13.50
3 bassinettes ..$15.00 $11.50 Third floor, Old Bid*.
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If the public bought out
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Our entire stock
At the February prices
We could not replace it in todav'* market to
sell again at anything like the same low prices
And our buying power in the furniture world,
due to our very large business in New York and
Philadelphia, is not equaled by any store in the
country. We always command the lowest prices.
Furniture is NOT coming down
in the near future, so far as we can see. If you
expect to need furniture within the next six
months now is the time to get it.
Only in this February Sale at WanamakerV?
the only one now going on?are prices down?
temporarily?10 to 50 per cent.; at least half the
stock down 20 to .10 per cent.: many things ?f,
50 per cent. less.
Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Galleries, New Building.