Business: Polluted Commerce

One day last month seven trucks rumbling out of the Holland Tunnel into Manhattan were met by policemen and confiscated, their drivers hauled off to the New York County House of Detention. Next day two obscure Brooklyn coal dealers named Nowosatka and Slutzky were arraigned in Felony Court on a charge of receiving stolen property. Fortnight ago a grand jury indicted them for dealing in coal stolen from the Pennsylvania property of Philadelphia & Reading Coal & Iron Co. and trucked into New York. The truck drivers were named as witnesses. Last week...

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