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Latter Denies, However, That
Cessation of Visits to Matte
awan Is Due to Break.
EVELYN NESBIT IN COURT
Defendant in Suit for $2,041
Says Her Present Income
Is on an Average
$6,000 a Year.
Mrs. Wiiiiam Thaw bai tOABoi her
visit? to bot flon, Harry K. Thaw. nt
thP BfattaaWaa Btate Hospltal. and
Mr*. Georjre I_ CaTBOB-fl and tlie to'r
mer Coaatflfla of Fannouj-h, th. two
rirttnt of Stamford White'fl Blayar,
tO see :;ini onlv tWlOfl fllBCB
his lateal BaaoccflBaful nttempt. al
White PlalBB. to ragaln his llberty.
Th'-se factfl liave stnrtod reports?
whir,; Thaw dBBtflfl that blfl mother
Hiirl he are BftimngBd.
Only oacfl fltoca the Whltfl Plalnfl
hearitiK has Mrs. Thaw ,-alled Bl Mat
tcawan lo ??? bat flon, by whon* flh?
8tf?,d so bravely during his two trlala
aud in the suhsequent procaedlUgfl
lOOklag toward blfl release. Now iu
her if-venty-first year. she fOOgbt IpOl
and hard for tbfl treedom of "her boy."
na ahe affflCtlon it.-ly termed him. HflT
last visit. howe.er. was a short one,
as if flhfl caUfla- tO have flOBM papBTfl
signed or nn understandlnjr reached.
It wlll he recailed at the last Wbltfl
Flatns rrooredinKS, in ^hirh Thaw
?ought his freedom, lt was brousht out
by Evelyn Nflflbtt Thaw that Harry
had written his wlfe they had "better
jEttrk to mother, Bfl she had all the
money nnd was *-a>y"; also that "Mrs.
Thaw was rrazier than Harry, and
eat-r to her." Ia hoartng this t? sti
mony an air of IndignatkNI paflBB- BTflt
the stern countetiance of the mother.
it flflBBMd to ebangfl tmt tvbok aititude.
Has Given Up Her Rooma.
For several years Mrs. Thaw lived
-ithm B Blllfl 0? the Matteawan State
P?>
_S?ND?oX*
89 Kfr-nt Htrcrt
fiondu Purrhaf-d in l.o'.don Charffed to
tioma Aeeoaata at Eafllteli t
ln business, honesty
pays ? and dishonesty
gets paid.
Cross English
Specialties
t n ti k _BT 3hown it !.. n of i ?
Hand-acwn PiK^km i-a><
Btrlt, Buppllod wl-ii :; <r\sia! UotiU-*
artth uround OlaM Btoppera anfi f.iit
S- rfn Top* Caee la ">'. Irrh<*e I.on-j x 4
H e' t -1 Deep \V,?n <'a?" la fl?7 7C
CVeaet -compl-to. ?p # . # ?*
BT1CBPIK ano BUTTUM BOX?Showa
at ftiKh' ?f <.'ut it, au Colora Morocco,
Velvet i.ined. Co~tr la Inpplled with
UtH for About a Dot.ti and a Half
Ptlokplna. and Box Part Haa Rinic Groov*
and 2 Compartmonfn for I'uff Llnka, But
ii-i ?tr. ran* rspieni wlth ButtM and
ia I In.r-r*. hone. x _?* "VVide x 1'. Daefl
Wher Hoa-_? ttO C(\
rornpleto . ***'OU
PlKKkln. $2.75
CITF I.INK RBTR?Shown In (ut I'liin
Peirl i.inka ln Attractive a?o C/_
tOBaalry Box?f'omplat*. ?po._?v"
MONOGRAM CU1T LTNK1 ln Sfr-rltnj*
8ilr*r. Anv 3 Initlala Slad<- (O *_*T __l*i
Ovflar -Fro'm . yi.UKJ
TvAT'H BHACBLST- Hwara Ifl Cttt
Gunmetal or Stt-illn*; Bllver Watch on
Tllark S-al or Tan I'ljakln (_Q |"_ft
fHrap?From . ^O.W
WAT^H BRACEL.ErTS For #0 OC
Ben? Complato wlth Wateb... *fm*AW*3
l ?talo?i?a> '?.nl T'pon llriiiimt
Prooipt Attentlon to Mail Ordera
Repalra a Rpeelalt
riRBT FLOOR- ? I.KATHKR GOOBS.
LUOOAOE, 0-OVE8
8ECOND KI.OOR ? STATIONERY.
TBfVKP. MOTORIT1ES. GLASS AND
MRTAI. NOVKI.TIKS HABDI.ERT.
MARK~CROSS
Vaorld'a l.rratrkt I.eathrr Htorea
I'p- ] 210 Flfth Av-nue
Towo < Near 261 li Hlreet
Bowntonn?.53 Broadway
i?..p' *it. (Hy 11-11
Ito*i am?M5 Trrtnont Str*ft
Airnri*'*. Throuxhout lli?- World
FACtORY'^POCK'Et
Rrtall
Prlci ?18.
li -i -lir
woto. S7.7S
Othera, 5-.7.'?
t.i 10(H).
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KOW UKADV. Our new ??, tt''0"L,i_I,
catetocoa. Bv.rythlni In ",:''1 -____!
"atchea and lawalry fully llluatruied. and
t'vlna our arf-nulrn
"BPECIAL TO POCKET" PRICES
Olttrii rnanv auKK'-Htlona for that rumins
'">1M*>* call or m-iid for ratalo?u< Bfl
BENNETT MFG. CO.,
? 1*5 Broadnay. N. "a., near I'oiiliindt.
Beiah. 167a Kalaranc-a, a_> National Uaalt.
THE COCAINE TRAFFIC.
'I lie messenger in the sina'.l drug store.
Hospltal and made daily cnlls upon
her son. The houra were from 2 to B
o'clock and Mrs. Thaw never arrlved
late or left ahead of tlme. A llvery
m.-ui had r dally Htnnding order to
call for Mrs. Thaw, no matter what
the weather. Phe earrled on each trlp
a hasket of carefully prepnred food,
which had been made ready by a eook
in her eniploy. Now she has glven up
her rooms in the Lynch home at Fish
kill Landing and discharged the 000k.
Thaw h ih had to partake of the fare
at the hospital.
Tbaw's legal battle seems to he
marking tlme. Now end then County
Judge A. H. r. Heeger, of Grange
County, vislts Thaw, and, it is re
ported. has been engaged as his chief
counsel for the next legal move.
A story told by a hospital offh lal
shows that Thaw ls still bopeful of lil>
erty. A suggaatlon was mnde to Thaw
that-lie try to escape, and he was in
formed that a high-powered autoino
1.11,4 would be in walting at tho pate to
whisk hin into Connecticut and thence
to Boston. where he could take ship
for Europe. Thaw spurnod the offer.
declorlng that when he got his freedom
lt would be by due prOBSBi of law and
that he would not be declared an ln
SBJM fugitlve from Justice.
Mra. Thaw Defenda S it.
Evelyn Nesblt Thaw was the prin
cipal attractlon in the Clty Court
yesterday ln an action brought against
her by C.orham & Co. to recover .**_." 11
which the plaintlffs alleged was due
for goods aold and delivered In 1905.
She denied that she told the manager
of the flrm to charge tlie amount to h-r
account.
In answer to queatlona about her
husband's income at that time, Mrs
Thaw said Harry had from .'JrJO.OOO to
$80,000. After her husband was con
vi( ted she said her Income was flxed Bt
$1,000 I month, but ahe asserted the
| Tliaws skipped payments so ofter that
the got on an average only 96,000 a
yfiir.
COunSBl for the plalntiff firm asked
her what her family eoaa_BtOd of.
"Just myself and Mr. Thaw." she
said.
"Any children?"
"Certalnly not," she replied.
' Hy T<*!egr*Ph to Th?? Trlhur.*
Plttsbtirgh, Dec. 8.-Mrs. William
Thaw lndlgnantly refused to-nlght vo
dlBC-Bi the reason for the cessatlon of
her vlsits to Matleawan to see her son.
Harry K. Thaw. The report that th.-re
bad be?>n estrangemeiit between them
BrouOO- special anger. "When she was
asked if thla were true ahe replled,
"There ls no answer to auch foollsh
ness as that," and refused to talk
further.
?-?
STOVER ANGERED BY CRITI0S
Says Drlve Paving ls Delayed Be
cause He Oan't Get the Money.
Tark fommissloner Stover was much
put out yesteiday when he read reports
thnt al a meeting on Monday nlght he ha<l
b'-en crltlclsed by membera of the We*<t
Lnd AsBOciatlon for the delay ln repavlng
Klverside Drlve from 72d street to 120th
Street.
"If the reports are true that such crltl
(Ism was levelled at me," said the I'ark
Commissioner, "then I say that auch critl
clsm was hlghly unreasonable and un
JUBt."
Mr. Stover said he had explained in fre
quent letters, the latest one on November
21, and by a speech to the association
how he had made appeals ever since he
became Park Commissioner for funds to
lay a permanent pavement on the drlve.
To have an att_ck made on him after ex
planatlons that he was unable to get the
funds from the Board of Estimate was ab
solutely unfalr.
"I have not reeeived $1 from the Board
of Estimate for the rehulldlng of the
drlve," said the Corrrml^ioner. "I have
ra-paved lt over and over agaln out of park
IlialnlananfO funds and with park labor.
i ashad tha west End AssoclaraBB tO help
BM get the necessary fumls"
a
MAN RUN OVER BY TRAIN, DIE8.
I'assaic, N. J., Dec. 3. -Arle Gldeon,
tho stenographer and son of Mr. and
Mrs John Uldeon, of No. 1U6 l'nion ave?
nue, (T.fton, who was run Otfot by a
I.ackawanna express. In Athenla, late last
nlght. difd ln the General Hospltal thla
morning. BOOBBBt of the great loss of
blood, due to the length of tlme he lay
,,.ar thr- tra.-ks after the accldent, he was
to waoM to withstund the opera tion pcr
Xvrm-d upun hitu. ? j .
place ln Wnllahout street had been
j under suBplclon. In his testlmony
yesterday Nemerlck confirmed the fact
that The Tribune ha6 brought out ln Its
exposure -that lt ls a comparatlvely
i easy matter to get the evldence against
cocaine sellera?when he told how he
\ had taken a ahort tlme to get a< -
j qualnted with the drug users in her
' neighhorhood and had then been able
: to bny It from Mrs. Fisher with their
introduction.
District Attorney Cropaey began hia
j iidive pursult of the cocaine sellers by
Interesting Deputy Commissioner
i Walsh in the matter. They intend to
' keep after these lllegal merchants un
| til they dean up Brooklyn.
? We have already recelved reports
: from wholesale houses that the sale of
the drug has been greatly redu. ed,"
naid Mr. t'ropsey yesterday, "and lt is
eartaJa that our flfty-elght convictlotiH
have stirred up the tranVkers in co?
caine ao that many of them are giving
lt up as a bad Job to taekie in Brook?
lyn."
Urgea More Draatic Penalty.
The District Attorney of King*
County belleves the law should be
made more drastlc, but declures re
sults ii.ay eaelly be obttalned under
the present law lf the police actually
do the work they are supposed to do.
"I belleve that an amendment mak
lng the poasesston of cocaine, without
n physl'ian'H preacription, a felony ln
itself, without Inslstlng that the prose
cution prove the possessor Intended to
MU lt, would be a good addltion to the
lnw. and I belleve the punlshment
should be lncreased from the present
llmlt of one year's lmprlaonment to
something like flve years," he said.
Mr. Cropsey thought that prison sen
tences of some length were probably of
more ubc ln curlng the vtctlms of the
cocaine habit than any other possible
retnedy.
ln this connectlon the fsct standsout
that one of the chlef things prison
keepers have to contend with ln carlng
for their prlsonera ls to keep them from
obtalnli.g cocaine. Bo prevalent Is this
habit among criminals that cocaine
has even been sent bllndly Into filng
Sing prison by outslders without any
knowledge that lt would reach their
own frlends wlthln.
Warden Kenncdy, of Sing Sing. told
a Tribune reporter re< ently that on one
occaslon he had bought a few eamp
. halrs neoeasary for extra a**ats In the
ehapel. and though the transactlon was
handled entlrely by the prison authorl
ties. he thought of the poaslbillty of
cocaine smuggllng, and had the chalrs
carefully examlned on arrlval.
Ha found each chair had had n smnll
hole bored iu the woodwork. whleh had
b.-en filled with cocaine. then carefully
covercil up nnd vnrnished over. Inves
tlgatlon ea to the source of this pros
paettVO gift to the OOC-Joa users iii th?*
prison had led nowliere, because the
dealer who supplled the chalra could
ot flnd at. what Btage of their handling
the drug bad been hldden.
Tlv warden aald hla guards had
found cocaine hldden In the backa of
ii alr brushes sent to convlets by friends
OOtBlda. They had found lt even on
poatenrda. where lt had been hldden in
minute quantitlee under the stamp; in
the mlddle of clgarettes sent In to mn
victs, and even ln the hatbanda jf
visitors who came to see them.
l'ractically the same condltlona are
true ln the prlaona on Blackwell's Isl?
and, and even in the TombB, where
men are not conflned for long periods.
Taft Urgaa Congresa to Aet.
The world-wlde peril in the growth
of cocaine, oplum and other drug
habit*, which was the reason for the
calllng of a apeclal internatlonal con?
ference on the aubject at The Hague
last summer, recelved promlnent men
tion ln Prealdent Taft's message to
Congress yesterday. Bills are In pros
pect in the preaent Congress over which
both State and Treasury departments
hav worked. and which will probably,
aui.ng oth-r tbinge, put a ,_.-k to iu-1
Idruggists denounce
j cocaine law laxity
,_
Divided Responsibility for Enforcement Per
mits Vile Traffic to Flourish in
City, They Declare.
Another factor favoring the sellers of
coeatofl ln this clty came to lisht yeste
day, as The Trlbune's expositlon of the
prevalence of the tratfle ln tlie deadenlr.g
drug began to slnk into the minds of pub?
lic aplrlted cltl.ens. It was the division
of responsibillty for tho enforrement of
the lawa against the tramc now on the
statute booka of the state.
t'aawell A. Mayo, edltor of "The Ameri?
can Druggist" and vice-preaident <>f the
American Pharmaceutlcal Association.
called attention to this divlded respon
sihllity ln the following words:
"The real dlfficulty ln stamping oi?
the traffic, In my opinion, lies In the
fact that there is divlded responsibllity
for the enforcement of such legislation.
The responsibllity ia divlded between the
State Department of Agrlculture. the
State Board of Health, the local Health
Department, the State Board of Phar
mai-y and the police.
"It is the duty of nll thrse, to enforce
the laws restrietlng the production and
?Blfl of c,,,-;llne. II the laws are not en
foned each of these authorltb s naiurally
places th<- hlame for the laxlty on OBfl
of the others. I bclleve thoroughly In the
concentratlon of reaponslbllity, and thlnk
the enforrement of all legislation regard
Ing the aale of drugs should be placed In
the handa of the Hoard of Pharmacy, and
that th.- board should be given amole
means and provide.l wlth a r-ufflclent
number of inspectors to enforce the law
In every respect. Without such means
the board Is helpless.
"There can be no question of the need
of the most severe restrlctlon of the sale
of cocaine. The retall pharmacists w?re
th? first to rcallxaj the need of restrktloP
on the sale of hablt-formlng drugs. I
lntroduced a resolution at the 8t. Louis
meeting of the American Pharmaceutlcal
Association, ln 1901. provldlng for the ?;<
polnfment of a commlttee to considcr tbfl
uuestlon of the acqulrement of drug
baMtfl and the best niethods of legislatlvo
regulatlon of the dunger.
Need Enforcement of Law.
"The committee appolnted under thia
resolution submltt'd a comprela.-n.ilve re
petl tbfl following year, and its hu<
OflflflflCfl drafted a flflOdfll antl-narcotlc
law, whlch haa been enacted wholly or
lu part in about forty states. It is pos
sibly true that these drugs do reach the
public more or Icse indlrectly throuah tho
drua: trade, but the men wl.o would be
gullty of traffic in auch dru*s for lllegltl
BBrtfl parpflflfli have no standtng 111 the
tt.ule and are 1 ondemned unqu.illfleilly
I.v thfl trnde at large. We hav- amplfl
legislation tO govern the sale, of BBIOOtlfl
di iga, but what is Boeami i? aaforoflfl-flBt
of thfl lawa."
The laat opinion was emphatlcilly re
pflBtOd hy Profa?Off OOOTffl ''. Iu- i.m.m.
1 hairman of the rlfllfltlflei commlttee of
the Board <>f Pharmacy and dlrflCtOC of
the I'olunihla COBflflJfl of Pharmacy. Pro
faaaOff Diekman explalt.c! ti.it since tli*
!,dment to the OBCatm law In Aprtl.
i MO. the Jl'iard of F'harmacy had be< n
ppBflflfl? to rontrol the flfBf tratllc. and
that tlie pfOPflff BatbOdtlflfl to d > so were
either tiie Clty Board of HflflJtb or tbfl
polhe.
"The Board of Health hflfl ?n OT-lnaBflfl
tO flsaody the eame effect as the atate
htw." said the professor, "and they can
.lo a wh-.le lot lf they want tO K<t after
lt Furmerly the exertitlon of the cocaine
laa v..i* under the Board of Phannacy.
and when we held the power we? dflBD?l
the rMaton out. B-it now the board has
nothing to d?> wlth the matter.
? We agreed to the amendment making
the poOflflflflbM of the drug without a
dOOtOffl prescription a felony, because It
?BflOMd an If tli.it was a more effectlve
method Of reachlng the seller who trled
to p.iss himself off n_ a us> r of the drug.
I'lithr tbal amendment thfl druggist ls
roqalrfld to flll out a cocaine sale certlfi
rate, and lf any one Is OBBgM wlth 10
eaJBfl OB his person without one of thes*.
i certltlcates be Is llable to $.V?D line or one
year's imprisonma-nt, or both.
Hintt at Cocaine Oraft.
?There Is no doubt ln my mlnd that
the police could flBfflfCfl ?be present law
wlth a great deal of case lf they wanted
to The trouble la tnat tbflf JOB't Al
though there ls no way of provlnf lt. lt
terstate flhlpments of these drug". ex?
cept for medlolnal purposes. President
Taft said on this subj-ct:
Tn my mesaage on foreign rolatjons
eommunlcatfld to the two booaeflol Con*
iream December 7, l!?ll, I called spedal
attention to the aawmbbna .'?*?Jl$_?
eonferenee at The Hague. to the faetthat
that eonferenee was to ra-vlew aii partt*
nent munlclpal lawa relatlng to thfl opium
and allled evlls. and eertafnl- al Intei
natlonal rolflfl regardlng thflflfl ajrflfl. ?*}
, Ih. fact that it seemed to me most
tMunttal that the Conareflfl should take
mml.ate action on the sntl-narcotlo
ejrishatlon before the Comgrfon, to whlch
1 1 ad prevlously called attention by a
h,TI e Internatlonal conventlon ndopted
hy the eonferenee conforms almost en
ttrelv tO the prlndples eontalned ln tha
nrot,o-.ed antl-narcotlc legislation whlch
has hen before the last two 1 oiiKressea.
lt waa most oofortunate that thto pw
arnment, havlng taken tba nltlatlv? ln
the Internatlonal action whlch ryent
uated ln thfl Important Internatlonal
onlum conventlon, falled to do Its share
hl the preat work by i.eglectmg to pass
Ihe necssary legislation to correct thfl
deploraWe nar.oth- evil ta thfl tTnltad
qtnte- as well as to redeem Internatlonal
Dledgea upon whlch It entered by vlrtue
ot the nhove mentloned .-onventlon.
The Conaroea at Ita ntamnt session
sho.tid ena.t Into law those hllls nmv
before It whlch have beea so oarofully
drawn up In collaboratlon between the
Department of State and the other ex?
ecutlve departmenta, and whi.h have be
hind them not only the moral sentlment
0f the country, but the practical support
of all the legitlmate trade Interefltfl llkflljr
to be affected. Blnoa the Internatlonal
conventlon waa slpied adherence to It
has been made by sevecal I-.uropean
states not represented at the eonferenee
at The Haene, and also by seventet n
Datin-Amerlcnn repnbllcs.
One Arreet in Manhattan.
The (Mtlzens Commlttee, which as an
outgrowth of the Cooper fnlon mass
meeting last August la making a thor
ough and constructlve InvestIga tion of
police work and police admlnistration.
has considered the cocaine and drug
evil of New York Clty wlth Ita lmplied
police connlvance and poselble corrup
tlon ao importapt that a BPfldal auh
commlttee ia at work on that end of
the inquiry alone.
When ita report ia ready, which wlll
not be mueh before the flrst of the
new year, lt is understood the condi?
tions expoeed by The Tribune wi.l be
exhaustlvely covered.
One arrest under the cocaine law was
Hji.de yeattrday in J_-u._-.tun. when a
ln a self-evident fact that the police are j
gettlng something out of It"
Professor Dlekman attacked Mayor
('aynor's "outward respectablllty" vlews,
and went on to suy that the Board of
Health earrled on perlodlc campalgns
against cigarette smoklng ln the aubway.
and appeared frlghtfully agltated when
ever any one e-xpectorated on the eide
walk, but that lt did not seem to be
doing much to stamp out this evll, which
was laylng ita heavy hand on the city'a
youth.
t'ommlssioner Lederle of the Health De
partment shlfted the blame along to the
police by eaylng that the Btate law had
M.perseded the Health Department ordl
nance, and that lt would be foollsh to
proaoeatO a man for a mlsdemeanor under
the ordlnanco when he could be prose
cuted for a felony under the law.
Commissioner Waldo, whose department
recelved the whole weight of the respon
slblllty by this argument. appeared
stunned by the burden. He made no at
tempt to shlft lt or explaln why the law
was not more strlctly enforced.
The position of the State Board of Phar
macy ln the matter waa more clearly out
llned by Its president, Olarence O. Blgc
low, of this clty. He said that slnce the
1310 amendment the hands of the board
were absolutely tled ao far aa any en
forcement of the law went. All that the
board could do now, he aald, waa to hear
complaints on vlolatlons of the pharmacy
law and, lf there seemed to be sufflelent
evldence to lndlcate a vlolatlon. turn the
matter over to the Attorney General for
direct action.
The board has only three inspectors at
work ln this clty and one more upsUte,
he said. He asserted thlB force was ut
terly unable to cope with a altuation Uke
the cocaine evll, and that even with more
Inspectors the board could do nothlng, ex?
cept with the authority of the Commls
ajonsf of Educatlon, ln whose department
the Board of I'harmacy ls.
Authority la Too Dividad.
Thla weakness ln the sltuatlon waa em
phasized by George Kleinau, president of
the German Apotheeary Society, who de?
clared that tho whole system waa a botch.
Mr. Kleinau ?>ald he had been going up
to Albany for fourteen years advocating
laws which were so changed when th*y
ihially came through the t.eglBlature that
thulr effect was completely spolled. lt
w.i* BBOBBBIITi he polnted out, to have a
single authority charged wltb the en
(oraBBMfld of the cocaine law. He thought
tho beat authority for this purpose would
be the Hoard of Pharmacy, provided Its
appolrument should be taken out of the
boada of tho Bogaato and given to th?
Qoaroraoa*. The right to admtnlster law?,
Mr. kleinau held, should not be vested
In ti.e BogOBt-i slnce they ou_ht to be a
purely educatlunal body.
Dr. William 0. Anderson, president of
the New Vork Pharniareutlcal Confer
.-n. ?*, was also of thr* opinion that the
prooOBt laws were -Ultlcient, if the police
WOUld enforce them.
"It would pay the clty to put apeclal
dotOCtrroa on the trall of the 'coke' aell
ers," ho said, "and stamp out the trad.
by tho mo-t vigoroua measurea. Tha
Tribune could not be engaged ln better
vaork than leadlng publlc opinion In a re
volt against auch a trafflc."
The punlahment of the trafflcker In co
OalBO should be as drantlo aa that met*d
?_t to the man who rnenaces Bociety with
a revolver or a stlletto, according to Dr.
William H. Guilfoy, reglster of the De
pai tinent of Health.
"Instead of lettlng such persons off
with shurt terma of lmprisonment," said
Dr. t'.uilfoy, "they should recelve the m.st
.Irastic punlahment. In that way the
trnrflc could be effectually curtalled.'*
Dr. Guilfoy aald he had never come
BOrBBB a death Sat-tgeata giving the hablt
tial i_ae of cocaine as the cauae of mor
t.illty, but lt was not Infreque.nt to flnd
such with chronle morphlnlsrn ss tlie
eaoaa H? faclB-ad the cocaine flend wns
a much more modern problem than the
morphlne BOOT.
"Cocaine flends can wlthstand the rav
aKcn of the drujr." Dr. Cluldfoy t-ald, "for
from flfteen to thlrty ya*ars, and aoma
tlmes longer. 1 have h'ard of cases where
men got over tb<* habit after beeomlng
slaves to lt, but I have never heard of a
wornan flend belng able to Btop lt uaa
once she became addlcted to the drug."
man giving the name of Paul Wagner
wns picked up ln ? hallway in Ptanton
street by Patrolman Whitman, of the
6th street atatlon.
Whltmun was walklng along PtanSon
Btreet, when he eaw Wagner crouch
Ing ln the hallway ns lf 111. He saw
him apparnntly trylng to throw Bome
thlng into the street. The actlon made
Whitman susplcloua, and on selzlng
Wagner, who ls forty years old, he
found three nne-eighth ounce bottlea of
cocaine in IiIh coat pockets.
The piiaooor was bookad under a
charge of havlng cocaine ln his posses
slon. Whitman declared the man had
thrown away part of the stuff while
etmggllng about bafOTO his arrest.
ln th** Lssex Market cmrt Chief
Magt-tratO IfeAdon held Wagner ln
ijJ'f.iH'O bail In spite of the prlsoner's
Olatn that six men had held bl/n up
and fon ed the cocaine into his pockets.
BECKER ANGERS SHERIFF
Didn't Offer to Hire Oonveyanco
to Prison, Harburger Declares.
Sheriff Harhurger pronounced as "an
miqualltlcd He" yesterday the aaaerUon ot
LioOtOBBBt Charlea Becker to Warden
Kennedy, of Sing Sing prlaon, that he had
volunteered to pay for the uae of a car
rlage from the station at Oasinlng to the
prl.on f.>r hlniBelf and the Sherlff'a party
when tho lleutenant was uken there.
Instead. Beakor complalned the Sheriff
made lilni walk the whole way.
Tho subject came up through a letter
which Colonel Joseph F. Scott. Superln?
tendent of Prlsons, wrote to the Sheriff
In reply to the latter's request for a con
veyance. Colonel Scott remlnded the
Sheriff that the state allowed mlleage for
every priaon.-r and the prlaon authontle"
had no Jurlsdlctlon over prlsoners until
they were brought Into the prison The
Hin.erinteii.lent of Prlsons added that for
_j oaata ihe Hherlff could have hired a
carriage at the station.
.Sheriff HarburgOT said: "Lleutenant
Boekaf never told me that he wanted to
hhe a carriage. But even lf he had. lt
would have. made no dlfference. I haye
made other prlson_ro walk, including the
four gunmen convicted of the murder or
Hernian I'.os.-nthal. as Becker was. and I
?iee no reason why I Bhould make any
dlstin.tlon. I won't do lt. I will coiitlnue
to walk the prlsoners until the Btate fur
nlshes a conveyance. and I am going to
have a hill intro.luced ln the next session
ef, tu- L__ia_-tu.? iut a prlaou y-_w I
SEIZED AS MF,
F
Negro Girl Who Confessed Tak
ing $2,000 in Gems Near
Death in Hospital.
BRUSHES PAST DETECTIVE!
Had Returned Stolen Things to
Mistress When Sleuth Ap?
pears?Has 2 5 -Foot Drop
Into Courtyard.
Rather than submlt to arrest after
ahe had confessed to robbing her mis?
tress of more than $'_,0<)0 worth of
Jewels, Sarah Clayborne, a negro maid
employed by Mrs. Rlehard A. Jones, of
No. 601 West 112th street, Jumped
from a window on the second floor of
that address last night and landed ln
the cement courtyard, twenty-flve feet I
below, Detective Thompson, of tho
Weat 125th street police station, who
trled to prevent the maid from jump
lng, ran to the courtyard and plcked
her up. He aummoned an ambulance
from the J. Hood Wrlght Hospltal,
whlther the girl was taken in a serioua
condltlon.
Sarah, a buxom young woman, had
been employed by Mrs. Jones, whose
husband is a Wail Street broker, for
several weeks. Her work had been
satiafactory until last Saturday.
On that day Mr. and Mrs. Jones went
out early ln the afternoon, leaving
Sarah ln charge. When they returned
that nlght the girl waa gone. Mrs.
Jones retlred to her bedroom to change
her clothea. When ahe started to put
on soma of her Jewelry she couldn't
flnd lt. A hurrled search of her bureau
showed that her jewelry box, contaln
Ing diamond rlngs and other Jewelry,
had been stolen.
Suro It Waa "Inside Job."
While Mra. Jones was bewalllng her
loss her husband went to the West
125th street police station and in
formed the desk lleutenant of what had
occurred. Detective Thompson was as
signed to the case, and accompanled
Mr. Jones back to hla apartment. He
made a cloae investigation of tha
rooms and found a window openlng oa
a fire escape drawn up. In splto of
this Thompson felt sure the jewelry
theft was an "lnside Job."
The detective then went away, but
returned to the Jonea apartment
shortly before midnight on Saturday
and walted for Sarah. She came ia
about 1_:*>0 o'clock on Sunday morn?
lng. radlant with apologles for her
tardiness in getting home. Thompson
asked Sarah many questlons, but she
had an answer for every one. 8he
gave the names and addresaes of two
famllie8 she had visited during her ab
aence, and Thompson found she had
spoken the truth about this. He, how?
ever, had a large bump of susptcton,
and refused to belleve all of the mald'a
story.
The detective spent a large part of
yesterday about the apartment houae,
worklng on the case. Late ln the af?
ternoon a honeyed volce ealled up tha
telephone operator and asked to apeak
to "Missy Sally Claybo'ne. suh." Thomp?
son, who was near by, grabbed the re
ceiver and llstened to the conversation
that foUowag.
The sletith found that Mosea Ander?
son, ofXo 74 West 134th atreet,
Sarah's s weet heart, was on the other
end of the wire. The converaatior. be?
tween the maid and the sweet toned]
"Mo6e" convlnced Thompson that h<a
ausplcions were correct.
Sarah Qivaa Back Jewelry.
He went back to tlie Jones apartment-1
and t<>ld Sarah she was under arrest.
The maid grumbled and said ahe hadK
glven Mrs. Jones back her property,
Thompson nsked Mrs. Jones about thia
and was told the Jewelry had been re
turned by Sarah, who said ahe ha
taken It and put lt ln her room.
Thompson went to Sarah and told
her she was under arrest, charged with
grand larceny.
"Whut's dat you say, grand larcinm Hi
I told you I done n.-turn all that attiff,
man?all the rlngs and such, but _
don't know as I ever see auch a thlng
as a grand larcinny."
Havlng delivered herself of thia ln
dlgnant outburst, Sarah went to her
room to get her hat and coat. Thomp?
son walted ln the hall. Suddonly Sarah
dashed from her room, ran paat Thomp?
son Into the kitchen, and slammed tha
door behind her. The door had a anap
lock and Thompson had to break lt
down before he could get ln. Juat ao
the door gave way beneath hla weight
and ho tumbled into the room. Sarah
huped through tlie open window.
When the detective reached tha
courtyard Sarah was unconsoloua. 8ha
had three broken rlbs and Internal tn
jurlee, and waa removed to the hos?
pital. a prlsoner. It was aald aha
mlght die.
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