FRANCE: Vintners Roused

At the Waldorf-Astoria, Manhattan hotel, one Pierre Dehsdin, French champagne salesman, issued a public rebuke to U. S. bootleggers: "I have reason to suspect that a good deal of imitation champagne is sold in this country under forged trademarks; and I think that something should be done to stop this imposition, which is unfair to the French manufacturer.

"My firm still exports a small quantity of medicinal champagne to the U. S.; and we are obliged to meet the competition of spurious liquids which never were champagne at any...

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