National Affairs: In Philadelphia

More and more turbulent grew Philadelphia's liquor ring investigation (TIME, Sept. 17). The city's bootleggers, finding the local distilling plants padlocked were not downhearted. They ordered shipments of alcohol from Porto Rico via New York. These goods were seized, however.

Mayor Mackey of Philadelphia clutched the rostrum of the Arch Street Methodist Episcopal Church and begged Evangelist "Billy" Sunday to conduct "a great campaign in this city as an antidote to the bootlegger, hijacker and gunman." Mr. Sunday, responding, said the proposition was attractive.

Federal Agents. To the railroad station went newsmen, photographers,...

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