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While - On Tour Vacations
Keep in Touch With
Doings -at Home By
New Haven, A tig 8 Forecast for
New Haven v and vicinity: Fair-' to
night and Tuesday.
Conditions . favor for this vicinity
fair weather with cool nights and
warm days. " .
VOL. 57 NO. 187 EST. 1790
Entered as second clas matter at the post office
at Bridgeport, Conn under the act of 1979
Subscription rates by mall: rafly $6.00 per year. One
month. Doily 60 cents. 179 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport
in pi
Death List
A a j- a -r-
Steamer Split In Two By Explosion of Boilers
When She Started to Sink Steamer Anyox
Brings 106 Survivors of Wreck to Eureka,
Thirty-one Others Missing and Believed to Be
Dead Captain Goes Down With Ship.
as he
t few
What England
Really Thinks
Read tomorrow Lynn "Wilson's
first extended comments on inter
national political situation in his
letters from London. Inside
facts written on spot 'or Times .
readers exclusively by trained
observer. Sneers at America
and who Indulges -in them. What
he replied when woman's escort
apologized for her remark that
America should cancel -war debt
of England. Impression Ameri
ca has made on thoughtful Euro
peans. Burdens of post-war
taxation and paralysis of busi
ness. Significance and far
reaching effects of coal strike.
How Russian gold is being used.
Three types of labor leaders and
what they purpose. "Will there
be a revolution in -England?
How rate of exchange is chang
ing Europe's opinion of America.
Underlying force "behind King's
visit to (Belfast and meetings be
tween Lloyd George and De Va
lero. Why thoughtful English
men wish to conciliate Ireland.
Why Great Britain is losing her
historic character as nation of
warriors exalting alor on land
and sea, and lining up for per- .
manent peace. Why she seeks
American friendship.
Eureka, Cal-, Aug. 8 The steamer Alaska which srtuck on
ithe rocks at Blunt's Reef Saturday night with a probable death
list of forty-eight, was split in two by explosion of the boilers
when the boat started to sink, survivors said here today, and
V i a i i 11 2 i IV.
passengers and memoers oi tne crew were mrown into me sea
by the explosion.- .
The steamer Anyox today brought,
106 survivors of the wreck to Eure
ka. Seventeen dead were also
"brought here, including three women
and a child. There were 31 others
minssing and believed to be dead
Twelve of the -dead have been iden
tified. The list of missing may bo
changed for (lists of passengers and
crew aboajrd have not been verified.
'It was "brought out the Alaska was
I i : .-....-. rt Com l4V.miarn in
'Jll in.r.iJUiiiH -
a. dense fog when she struck a, sub
merged ledge of -the reef. This
tehock was almost instantly foyoWed
,hy another as the vessel struck until
top-croping of " the reef above water.
The Alaska struck the reef shortly
iafter nine o'clock. Immediately
-wireless distress signals were flashed.
Written brightest in the high lights
of the disasters are the names or
three-captain Harry Hobbey of the
Alaska; Mrs. Grace Campbell, stew
iardess of the same ship, and Captain
S Snodney, of the rescue ship Anoyx.
Passengers and crew were awesome-
lv reneatmg toaaj, xno mc5"i"""
words of Captain Hobbey,
mounted the Alaska-'s bridge :
seconds after the ship strucx:
"T'm eoing down with this
(Continued on Page Six.)
Arrest 16
V lUiaUJio vi
Motor Laws
- The activity-of the local police over
the week-end resulted in the arrest pf
Isixteen violators of the motor vehicle
laws. Judge Arthur M. Comley nolled
ithe charges in the majority of cases
'this morning in the city court, and re
leased the accused upon payment of
fnomraal fines.
Those who fell into the toils of the
(police included:
. Tony Caraavale. 396 Pembroke
street, speeding and improper public
.service registration, find $15; Edward
lltyan, Norwalk. speeding, fined $10;
iJohn Monroe, 82 Fulton street, reck
!less driving. $5; F. C. Stanley, 147
Harral avenue, no tail light, nolled;
.Frederick Stahl. 66 Oak street, speed
ling, continued until August 11;
(Gabriel Bernard. 7 Columbia Court,
(no lights on jitney, $2; Edward Dell,
(222 Laurel avenue, no headlights, $2,
m Reck. Lawrence street, no
Rights, nolled.
Massoth. 822 Wood ave-
tnue, reckless driving, $10; Jacob
Tjnft-man 742 Pembroke street, no
!nr,i nnrt no tail light, $2; S. P.
iZack. Milford, speeding, $10; William
Nichois, 43 Stratfield road, no license
ncht S2: Edward Gables, 4 Reed
ietreet, speeding,-$5; Jacob Bernstein,
,1737 Noble avenue, recmcsa uiivms,
UlO; Benjamin Kranick, Central ave
inue, overloading jitney, $5.
Walsh Gets
His Passports
Paris, Aug. 8 Frank Walsh, of
TCew York and Kansas City, a Sinn
Fein sympathizer, today received a
; passport to visit England. The pass
port came direct from the British
home omce in juonaon. it was under
stood that Dudley Field Malone, for
mer collector of the Port of New
York, had interceded for Walsh, after
the British government originally re
fused to grant - the passport.
Stepson Gave
Aged Woman
Bad Beating
Charged with brutally beating his
aged stepmother, Isidore Belinsky,
21. of 275 Lexington avenue, was
sentenced to ten days in jail by
Judge Arthur M. Comley in the( City
court, this morning. It was ueiin
sky's sixth appearance' in court on a
criminal charge, and at tne present
time he is on probation, having been
convicted of shoplifting a few
months ago.
'He was charged with having at
tacked his stepmother two weeks ago,
blackening both her eyes and knock
ing out several teeth in addition to
inflicting several bruises about her
body. The assault followed an ar
gument when the parent claimed she
reprimanded the youth for bringing
stolen goods into the house. un
several occasions, she testified that
Belinsky came home with several suits
of clothes, bottles of liquor and large
quantities of cigars and cigarettes.
Immediately alter tne assault.
when the youth learned the police
'were on his trail, he ran away to
New York and did not return until
Saturday when he was arrested.
Inter-Anipfl Supreme Body
Meets To Divide the Upper
Sttesian Question Harvey
Confers With English
Premier. .
Paris, Aug. 8 With Great Britain
and France at loggerheads the inter
allied supreme council met here to
day to settle tne upper esiiesian iub.
It was expected the allied statesmen
also would discuss the advisability of
romivlTur itha Rhln eland (penalties.
th Turko-Greek war in the Near
East, the fighting between the Alban
ians and the Serbians and the Rus
sian famine and plague scourage.
America, re-entered alMed delibera
tions. Georsre Harvey, the American
ambassador to England, taking his
seat at the council table as observer.
Ambassador Harvey conferred with
Premier Lloyd-George during the
morning. .
There are divergent views between
Great Britain and France on practi
cally aU of the issues on the agenda
France wants to send reinforcements
to Upper Silesia at once. Great Brit
ain holds that this is not necessary.
Great Britain wants to remove the
Rhineland penalties and to withdraw
the allied troops lrom Dusseldorf and
(Continued on Page Six.)
Payrolls Are
Now Showing"
An Increase
Ruling To ;
Show Cause
Situation in Jitney-Trolley
Controversy Reverts to
, What It Was Before Order
Was Granted. 5
That the bottom has been reached
ho industrial situation, ensia m
.Li- vc.ftrnA hv the best baro-
vnnim in matters -of this kind,
the factory pay rolls as registered at
the various banks.. Inquiry made
this morning at the First National
Bank, the City National Bank, and
the Bridgeport Trust company showed
oither a marked steadiness or -
i nivis that is taken to mean
is in sight.
These three institutions handle the
great majority of factory accounts in
this city, ana at tne j.i -
nf the smaller and medium
sized manufacturing plants showed a
hM.lt.hv trend as indicated
hv the nav rolls of Saturday. In al
most every instance an increase was
noted, and in at least two imu -pick
up of 100 per cent, over the
previous week was noted.
- The First National and the Bridge
port Trust company both show a
steadiness that has held for several
with no sien of a further drop.
In banking circles, locally .the feeling
seems to prevail today that a steady
improvement has set in. although no
one believes that it will be very rapid.
Rumors persist that within 60 days
th Columbia Graphophone company
in ion the wav .with a marked in
crease of production, and with the big
east and west side plants again work
ing steady it is believed mat many
,ther plants will regain confidence
and increase production. '
In confirmation of the tale as told
by the factory pay rolls, salesmen
visiting Bridgeport from factories in
other parts of the state report a slight
increase in buying upon the part of
local purchasing agents, although
Bridgeport, industrially, is said to be
quieter than any city in the state.
Arrested on the complaint of the
officials of the Christian Union, Hugh
Armour of Manchester, N. H., was ar
raigned in the city court this morning
on the charge of drunkenness. He
was sentenced to five days in jail, hat
upon promising to leave town, execu
tion of the sentence was suspended.
New Haven, Aug. 8 The re
straining order issued a week
ago Saturday by Judge Edward
S. Thomas, under which all
peace officers of the state have
withheld interference with the
operations of' jitneys in the
state will be vacated at mid
night, tonight, by a decision
filed today.
In his decision Judge Thomas says:
"The alleged reports of the plain
tiff on the facts set forth in the bill
of complain are not free from doubt.
Concluding this as I do the tem
porary restraining order must be va
cated." The revocation of the order will be
effective at midnight tonight. The
situation in the jitney-trolley contro
versy will revert to what it was be
fore Judge Thomas granted a tem
porary restraining order. This con
dition will continue pending a deci
sion of three judges who will hear the
issue on August 16.
The decision follows: "
"On the order to show cause is
sued to- the respondents for the revo
cation or modification of the tem
porary restraining order granted in
accordance with the provisions of
Section 266, of the judicial code on
the ex-parte application of the plain
tiffs, all parties to this action have
been fully heard, together with the
attorney general ' representing '. the
State of Connecticut, and counsel for
the Connecticut Company, who ap
peared after a petition to intervene
had been filed, which petition was
granted on .the ground that it was a
necessary party to the plaintiffs ap
plication and as ' such, entitled to
(Continued on Page Six.)
Million And A Half: .
Famished Refugees Now
Pour Into White Russia
Late Telegraph News
Pai-ia An . S Premier Llovd Georere will not attend in per-
ison the Far East and Disarmament Conference in Washington
i next November. The British Premier made a statement to this
i effect here today. " .
N Banff. Alherta, Aug. S The body of Dr. W. E. Stone, pres
ident of Purdue University, Lafayette, Ind., who lost his life
while attempting to climb Mount Eanon, in the Canadian Rockies,
on July 15, is being brought to Banff today. Details regarding
the recovery of Dr. Stone's body have not been received here.
New York, Aug. 8 A group of American bankers have
purchased $50,000,000 worth of two year 7 percent Argentine
bonds, it was learned in Wall street today. v -
Springfield, Mass., Aug. 8 The 36th annual convention of
the Massachusetts $tate brancn oi tne American Federation oi
' Labor,'whiph leaders say is likely to prove one of the most im
"portant ever held in this state, opened here today with Presi
dent Thomas H. Gerraughty presiding and about 400 delegates
present. ,It is expected that between 100 and 150 resolutions
will be presented during the four days' session, ' . ..
London, Aug. 8 A million and a
half of famished, disease ridden,
Russian refugees are pouring into the
Pinsk and Brest -Litovsk districts of
White Russia near the Polish fron
tier, according to F. L. Thompson, an
American relief worker, who arrived
here today. The Russian fugitives
are arriving at the rate of 2,000
daily. They are in terrible condition,
especiafly the children.
'"he British foreign office has sent
an agent into Russia to investigate
the famine and cholera conditions.
Although he was supposed to have
arrived at Moscow on Juiy 30, noth
ing has been heard of him. Belief
was expressed that his dispatches
may have been held up b"y"-the So
viet officials, who are censoring out
going messages in an evident attempt
to minimize the true condition.
Government officials were amazed
today at the report that Lenine would
come to Great Britain. They .id
they did not believe it and character
ized it as "increditable."
Up to this afternoon, no word had
been received from Riga that the re
leased American prisoners had arrived
there from Russia. It was expected
that Kameneff, the Soviet envoy at
Riga, would flash word to London as
soon as the Americans reached that
city. Walter L. Brown, director of
American relief in Europe, who left
(Continued on Page Six.)
"Portugee Joe"
Bound Over
Josejh Toney, alias "Portugee Joe,"
of 65 Lexington avenue, was bound
over to the Septemeber term of the
Criminal Superior Court by Judge
Arthur M. Comley this morning.
Tcney was charged with burglary,
and his bonds were fixed at $2,000.
"Portugee Jpe" is the possessor of
' ponce record, and was arrested at
three o'clock this morning in a
store at 189 6 Main street by Patrol
man Grossman. While patrolling his
beat, the officer saw a man prowl
ing around the interior of the store,
end after summoning aid entered the
place through -the rear and placed
Toney under arrest.
-. Upon being searched a loaded re
volver was found in his possession,
which he is said to have drawn on
the officer. Toney gained entrance
to the place by cutting the woodwork
around the lock on a rear door, and
forcing the door with a jimmy.
Who Is Owner
Of No. 91-506?
- Who owns automobile registration
number 91-506 The man who was
driving this machine Saturday after
noon at Woodmont made the mistake
of blowing his horn before passing
a cross walk, and then keeping right
on going apparently presuming that
the pedestrians would jump, for their
lives that the machine might hot be
delayed . '
As it happed a rather portly indi
vidual was crossing with his family.
There were several children in the
party and fortunately they all jumped
in the same direction. The portly
person gave chase and halted the
motorist, and then gave him a fine
dressing down, and generally loud
ad pointed set of advice that any mo
torist has gotten at this particular
corner since the corner was there.
A large number of bathers were on
the adjoining bathing beach and the
free show was enjoyed by all. v
Get Fines
of $200 and
Two of Most.Persistent Of
fenders for Violations of
Tj i q u o r Ijaw Severely
Dealt With.
Ten violators of the Houor laws
faced City court Judge Arhtur M.
Comley, Assistant Prosecutor Vin
cent L. Keating this morning as a
result of the police activities over the
week-end. Fines of J200 and ten
day Jail sentences were imposed upon
five of the accused, although two of
the Jail sentences weer suspended,
while the cases of the other five were
Michael Klntor and John Fogarasi,
who were termed by Judge Comley
as being "the two most persistent of
fenders to come 'before the court for
violations of the liquor laws," were
sent to Jail for ten days in addition
to being fined $.20J each. The men
conducted a saloon at 802 Pembroke
street, and were arrested yesterday
when several bottles of liiuor were
confiscated in their place.
Adam Venesky off 353 Bradley
street, who owns a saloon at 39 S
Water street was fined $200 and re
ceived a ten day jail sentence for
possessing liquor Execution of the
sentence was suspended
Richard Cone, who conducts a sa
loon at 6 5 Cannon street, was fined
$100 for having a place reputed to
sell liquor, and $100 for -possessing
four quarts of whiskey found m an
open safe in the barroom.
Michael Mhrae of 2 Lesko Court,
who was arrested on a search war
rant that disclosed a quantity of 11
qaicy in his house home, was fined
S200 and sentenced to ten days in
jail. The jail sentence was suspended.
Contiffuances were granted in each
of the following cases, bonds inr each
case being fixed at $300:
Frank Haradosky, 308 Pine street;
John Drago, 41 Lexington avenue;
Philip FT. Baum, 1,512 Park avenue;
Frank Gunnaro, 41 Lexington avenue
and Frank Comlnisky. 682 Fast Main
500 Policemen
Required To
Stop "Rioting
London, Aug. 8 Unemployment
riots broke out in the East End to
day, and it reauired 500 mounted po
licemen to disperse the rioters and
restore order.
Three thousand idle men, upon be
ing refused' work, stormed a lumber
yard. The office was wrecked and
much timber burned.
Spain May Lose
Her Territories
Paris, Aug. 8 Spain" Is threatened
with the loss of her vast territorial
possessions in Morocco, unless vigor
ous measures are taken to check the
military successes of the Moors, ac
cording to advices received here to
day. The rebellious tribesmen are
reported to have laid seige to Melilla,
one of the chief cities in Spanish Morocco.
Lightning Drives
Woman Insane
New Tork, Aug. 8. With two
known dead, as the' result of the
heavy electrical and rain storm
which struck this city and environs
late vesteTdy, it was believed today
that the death list would be increase
when full reports were received from
the beaches and outlying districts.
Liightning killed Arthur Sonants, a
15 year old caddy, at Weequahic
Park, in Newark, and Neale Sheehan
of the same city.
A young woman -was driven insane
by a lightning flash . Heavy damage
was done in nearby New Jersey and
at Coney Island and telephone -servic
in this city was badly crippled by the
flooding of conduits.
Mas save
eace Parleys
Orders Immediate Release of Mackeown, Leader!;
In Irish Republican ArmyGovernment Officials
Displeased At Action of Premier-Other Parlia
mentarians Released. -
London, Aug. 8 Threatened break-off of the Irish peace-;
negotiations and the renewal of warfare in Ireland was averted
today by Premier Lloyd George. The Premier, . sent orders
from Paris to release immediately John Mackeown, a leader
of the Irish Republican army and a member of Dail Eireann (the
Sinn Fein Parliament.) , "
When It Is recalled that-under
the present form of local gov
ernment the securing of a nomi
nation is oftentimes the equiva
lent of an election the import
ance of the primaries becomes
obvious. Air voters s&ouldIooK
upon it as a dnty to attend the
primaries and Indicate their
choice of candidates for the fall
elections. While these primaries
will not be held -for some little
time yet It will not be possible
for any one to vote in them who
has not registered for that par.
pose before 5 p. m. Saturday,
Aug, 13th.
It has been brought to the at
tention of The Times that some
persons have bad diftractty in
securing the necessary blanks
other than from the district
leaders, of the political organiza
tions. In order to make it more
convenient for Bridgeport voters
to perform this very Important
civic duty The Times has secured
a supply of the registration
blanks which It will he glad to
give any who call for them at
its office at 179 Fairfield avenue.
Gov. Small Is
In Springfield
Springfield, I1L, Aug. 8 Governor
Small, accompanied by his son, Les
ter, -and several members of his party
arrived in Springfield late last night,
making the trip from Kankakee by
automobile. The governor said " he
would go to his office in the state
house about ten A. M. He announced
in Chicago last week that he wouW
not return until Tuesday and his ear
lier arrival was unexpected.
When the British announced that
they would release the imprisoned
members of Dail Eireann, Mackeown
was the only exception. The British
authorities maintained that he should
not be liberated, because the serious
charge of murder xhad been lodged
against him. V
The Sinn Feiners were chagrined
when the British made an exception
of- Mackeown because Eamonn De
Valera had been given assurances that
his request for yie release of all im
prisoned members of Dail Eireann
would be met bv the Rr-itich
V . ramn uemers renewed
their demand - for the - release of
Mackeown. ...
The premier interviewed nH nF.
ed the temporary release of Mackeown
uu ename mm to attend the meeting
of the Sinn Fein Parliament on Aug.
16, and to take part in informal Sinn
u.v,Uoeuuuo previous to tnat
date. Some of the government offi
cials were displeased at the Premier's
action, but others said that hi Wo--
vention has saved the
uuus ana prevented a collapse of the
According to advices from Dublin
the officials of Dublin Castle have al
ready begun to release the Sinn Fein
Paris, Aug. 8 A message from the.
Irish Republican cabinet, brought by
courier to Paris, was delivered to
Premier Lloyd George here today. Up
to the early afternooh no reply had
been sent.
Lindquist Held
In $500 Bonds
Following investigation by the po
lice of several thefts of pig tin from
the yards of the Crane Valve com
pany, Victor Lindquist of 21 Waldorf
avenue was arrested last night. Lind
quist was found prowfing about the.
property of the Crane company, and
when arrested and searched $225
worth of pig tin - - was found in his
Officials of the company had "com
plained to the police that $2,500
worth of pig tin had been stolen from
their yards within the past month.
A strict vigil was kept on the prop
erty, and resulted in -Lindquisfs ar
rest last night
Judge Comley continued the case
until Thursday morning,- and fixed
bonds a $500.
The nine barrels of whiskey con
fiscated by the police - Saturday
morning at the home of Jame Mc
Cann on Broad street was removed
from police hadquarters this morn
ing undr heawl guard to a private
warehouse. The liquor was valued at
$15,000, and was the largest haul yet
made by the local authorities. .
Philadelphia,' Aug. 8. A bomb be
lieved to have ' been planted in a
"Blackhand plot" early today, de
stroyed the slioe repair, shop of Da
vid Sohnberg on aJckson street. By
a miracle no one was injured, though
scores of people in neighboring
houses were nearly hurled out of
their beds. It is believed the bomb
.thought it would. Sohnberg-told the
pouoB He, nsa revcivcu jjiajiy letters
demanding money.
The case of Dennis Corvay of 46
Lexington avenue, charged with inde
cent assault upon a minor, was con
tinued until August ll by Judge Com
ley in the city court this morning
Bonds were placed at $1,000.
Charged with being fighting drunk
and creating a disturbance at his
home, 116 Lexington avenue. Tony
Orsini was fined $10 in the city court
this morning. Tony assaulted several
men and women in the house before
he was finally subdue.
'Gerry And 'Lou9
Will Not Talk
New Tork, Aug. 8 Jockeying
for position in the Lou Tell-egen-Geraldine
iFarrar separation
suit continued today with both
principals silent and the lawyers
for both parties waiting for the
other side to make the first
move. '
At the offices of Harry Stein
way, attorney for TeUegen, it
was stated today that papers for
a suit in separation would be
filed Wednesday, probably - in
Westchester county. Telegen's
lawyer, however, expected some -move
from the opposition before
'then. 1 ,
Binkowitz Murdered By
3 Men Not Yet Nairied,
Officer Virelli Says
Big Problem
Is Fixation
Of Tax Guts
Washington, Aug. 8 The real work
of revising the 1918 revenue law was
begun toda-"- by Republicans of the
Ways and Means committee with the
expectation that they would have the
new bill ready for the 'House of Rep
resentatives by the end of next week.
The big problem was said to Ibe de
termination of the cuts to be made
in present taxes. There are almost
as many views, at least on some parts
otf the subject as there are members
kof the committee.
One difference revolves around the
transportation tax. Some comirfittee
men favor immediate repeal of 'all of
this levy, while others believe it
would be the part of wisdom to fol
low the treasury suggestion that one
half be cut off now and . the re
mainder next year.
Treasury suggestions for new taxes,
except possibly an increased levy on
cigarettes and tobacco products, ap
peared to have few supporters. It
had been explained, however, that to
revise or repeal some of the taxes re
garded as particularly objectionable
or burdensome it might 'be necessary
to impose some new or additional
Kxchange Rates
on Upward Turn
-New York, Aug. 8 Local ex
change authorities attributed the
mand sterling to 3.64 -4 to hurried ;
covering by the short interest in the ;
London market. They pointed out
that Saturday's rates were substan
tially higher, indicating some nervous
ness even then by the short faction.
Developments in the international
situation over the week end, it was
said, threw no . light on the markets :
strength. Other remittances improv- .
ea su stant:aiiy with the London -quotation,
lire rising six points.'
trancs and pesetos 14 and rates on
Switzerland, Copenhagen, Stockholm '
and Holland 18 to 2 0 points.
. That neither John W. Worthington,
alias Whitehouse, nor Arthur M.
Goldsmith, alias Goldschmidt, receiv
ed any of the bonds stolen by Bennie
Binkowitz, the boy bank messenger,
who was found brutally murdered in
Milford, is the opinion of State Police
man Frank Virellia, who has been
working on the case for some time.
According to the theory held by Vir
elli, neither of the tow men first
mentioned either received any of the
bonds nor were they implicated in"
the death of the young messenger.
' Although neither of these men were
directlv implicated in the reports
made by federal investigators who
are engaged in running down evi
dence which it is alleged connects
Worthington as head of the mail
theft combination, their names were
used in such way in connection with
the Binkowitz -affair that one-, might
be led to believe that the pair kneatJ
far more about tne jviiitroa muraer
than has hitherto been stated. But
Policeman Virelli differs with"" the the
ory. , ... '
Just who did slay- the youngster,
who may have been kep for several
days a prisoner in a house on the out
skirts of the city, .investigators find
it impossible to say at this time. Po
liceman Virelli during- his investiga
tion of the. case has learned that the
lad, after the theft of the bonds, was
kept locked in a room for some time.
He was homesick, however, and want
(Continued on Page Six.)
Great Question In Washington "
Now Is Whether Disarmament
Conference Will Be Wet Or Dry
Washington, Aug. 8 --That part of
official Washington which is constitu
tionally opposed to the principles of
Mr. Volstead, is awaiting with eager
interest a decision on the momentous
question of whether the disarmament
conference which convenes here in
November is to be wet or dry. Those
who agree with Mr. Volstead are also
interested, and are expected to have
considerable to say if the decision goes
against them.
That the problem involves some
nice considerations is disputed by no
one. On the other hand, it involves
the mapority and dignity of the do
mestic law, as constituted in the
Eighteenth Amendment and the Vol
stead' act; on the other, it brings into
play delicate questions of diplomatic
usage and international . courtesy
deemed essential to the success of the
- Mare than a thousand foreigners.
varying in rank from prime minister
to messenger, are expected to come to
Washington in connection with the
conference. The British delegation,
it . is estimated, will number hardly .
less than 200, while those of France,
Italy, Japan and China will probably
fall little short of that figure. Bel- -gium,
the Netherlands, and Portugal
will be also represented. . In addi
tion, observers are expected from
practically every nation in the world.
Of all the countries to be repre
sented, the United States is the only
one with prohibition, and the ques
tion already, i.as arisen whether -these
guests must, while in Washington, do
as the Washingtonians do.
. It is hardly to be expected, officials
point out, .' that dry enthusiasts, will
sit idly by and see the lid lifted with
out raising their" voices - in -protest.
The Anti-Saloon Leageu is'stiil func-
r . (Continued on Page SIx.

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