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Son Identif ies
4Dr. X9 as Noted
Mysterious, Raggcd Wan.
derer, Amnesia Victim.
Turns Out To Be Retired
Physician and Musician
Was Missing Since 1917
Lieut. Commander Brand's
Cry of "Father!" Causes
Parent to Collapse
LAMBERTVILLE, N. J., Jan. 10.?
The ragged pennile?s wanderer dubbed
"Dr. X." since a clcrgyman who bc
friended him here discovered remnants
of scientiflc lore in his tattered mem
ory, was Identified to-day. He is Dr.
John L. Brand, sixty-four yeara ojd, a
retired physician and a talented mu
sician, who vanished from his home in
Bostor: in March. 1017.
The identitication was made by his
son. Lieutenant Commander Charles L.
Brand, chief of construction at the
Philadelphia navy yard. Dr. Brand's
wife, her health impaired by anxiety,
is living with a marrjed daughter at
Fort Leavenworth, Kan.
"Dr. X," his bearded face seamed by
age and the effort to concentrate his
facu.ties, was bent over a table at the
hrme of h>s benefactor. the Rev. J. T.
Bentle , making sltetches of surgical
instruments that seemed fami i r to
him. The group surrounding him was
so engrossed in his efforts to read the
past in the swift, sure strokes of his
pencil that they paid no heed to the
buzz of the doorbell.
The door of the room swung open
abruptiy. A stalwart officer in navy
unifonn stood in the doorway. hi:s gaz*"
fixed on the bent figure at the table'
His eyes ahone with hope and, maybe
"Father," he said, and then as "Dr.
T t, ..?d Lup abstractedly fron* his
tasu: *ather. don't you know me? 1
am y~ur son Charles."
"Dr. X" slumped back in his chair,
gazing fixed!y at the officer in the door?
way. Hts hands trombled and the rapid
tattoo of the pencil his fingars still
clutched was audible in the silence.
Mis face was pale and he panted as if
irom physical exertion as he strove to
w:np his mind back along a path that
"No," he whispered at last.
Then he rose and kalked haltintrlv
toward Commander Brand. He place'd
nis hands on the younger man's should
ers, his nervous lingers fumbiing with
the epaulettes. For nearly a minute
tney s^ood thus, gazing into one an
others eyes. Then the elder man's
body was racked by a sob of disap
po.niment and he crumpled tc the floor
at his son's feet. He could not re
He was put to bed and a physician
calied, who advised that he be not
d sturbed until he had had a chance to
recover from the shock.
Commander Brand read of the case
of "Dr. X." in the newspapers this
mormng and started for Lambcrtvillo
at once to see if the wanderer who
showed evidences of an Eiig ish tech
nieal education, perhaps at Oxford,
and performed miracles with an organ
wai nis father. He was positive in his
Was Charch Organist
Dr. Brand was born in England afid
was graduated from King's Co lege,:
London. The dim recol ection of "Dr. i
X" of a Southern plantation near a
big river on which he sometimes went
to church by boat, Commander Brand '
cou d not explain. So far as he knc.v
his father nev?r had been in the Snuth. i
On coming to the United States he j
sett'ed in New Haven. Conn., moving
to Worcest?r. Mnss., in 1902 ar.d to
Boston in 1912. He waa organist at St.
John's Protestant Episcopal Church in
Wo-cester, a..d la.er a. ??*! Sain?s.' Al
though he had retired from the prac
t ce of the medical profossion. it had
on irrcBistible attraction for him. In
nddition to hi? duties as organist and
to instruction in muaic which he ws
giv ng he resumcd his sclentiflc work,
devoting himself to chemical and bio
Once while in Worcester he had a
slight attack of amnesia. At the time
ici iwov ..* - v.bAvoo ifiuui v.ju. w nen
ahe retqrned no trace of Dr. Brand wa3
to be found. He had gone for a wa.k,
she tearncd at the hotel and never
LEAVENWORTH7~Kas., Jan. 10.?
When notified that the man known as
''Dr. X" .had been idontified as her
husband, John L. Brand, Mra. Brand,
who ta at the home of her dau~hter at
Fcrt Leavenworth, was overjoyed. She
said she had not heard from her son,
Luutenant Commander Charles L.
Brand, who identiiied his father, but
oxpicted a telegram.
Edgewater Noses Still
Offended, Says Expert
Nitrate of Silver and SuHhuric
Acfd in Rain Water; Wall
Paper Qianges Color
Dr. pustav T. Bruckmann, a chemist
retained by the city and state, re?
ported, yesterday, at a hearing of the
commissipn on the bad smcl'.s that
drift across the Hudson from the Edge?
water (N. J.) factories, that the efforta
of the manufacturers to effect an ini
provement were far from successful.
Tests of rain water showed he said,
that it raiiied nitrate of silver. sul
phuric ncid and cocoanut oil at Ed e
wator when the wind was right. He
told also of the exortus of the Hahn
family from Woodcliff, N. J., because
of tho atmosp';eric redecorating of
their dlning room. The wall paper
originnlly had boen brown with a green
border, but after the Hahns left a win
dow open one dny it changed to red
with a pink border.
"Can any plac" be healthy," Dr.
Bruckmann said Mr. Hahn demanded
of him, "where the wall paper changes
color when your wife leaves the win
dow open for a few h-urs?"
The odors that drifted across to
Kivcrslde Drive. Dr. Bruckmann con
tinued. inflamed the eyes and mucous
mcmbrane as well as offendin" th"
nose. The Generil Chemical Works
was the worst offcnder, he siid be?
cause of tho nature of its produds
The hearing was adjourned to J-i"uary
24, whon an answer will be filed by tho
New Jersey manufacturers. and Dr.
Bruckmann will report further.
41 Hucksters Arrested
Police Raid Ontdoor Bowery
The police raided the big outdoor de
partment store at the Bowery and
Bayard Street yesterday, arresting
forty-one of the sidewalk merchants.
The proprietors of stores in the vicin
ity had complained and asked that the
Bayard Street corner be kept clear of
Five of the forty-one pleaded not
guilty to charr/"3 of disorderly conduct
in night court and were fined $2 apiece.
The other thirty-six, seein-r an oppor
tunity for a barga'n, pleaded guilty
and were fined $1 each.
? ? iin i
Twelve More Ca?ualties
Are Reported in the A. E. F.
New York Tribune
Wa hivgton Bureau
WASHINGTON. Jan. 10.?A recap"tu
.lation of the A. E. F. casualtics prior
TO November 11. 1918. follows: Wounded
aeverely, l; wounded s'.ightly, 1. Cur
r'-nt casun'ities, in A. E. F., not in
Siberia: Died of disease. 9. Casualty
in A. E. F., Siberia: Died of disease. 1
Total, 12. '
Erroneousl- reported died of ace'dent
" d other cius?s: Cermrnl Fred C.
Sherman Jchnsonville, N. Y.
\JF fy?**y???n*??wiii nWwnmwiMlu
m a single family have
bought Strobel Suites.
They knew that for lasting
quality and beauty these
suites have no superior?and their
saving of $100.00 to $500.00 on each
purchase was merely a saving of un
W* s<?H ?-ood furniture, lower priced than dse
where, because of our downtown location
which we do not pay fancy high rental for'
You certainly can spare 15 minutes to come
down from 42nd Street to Strobels where you
will find dining and bedroom suites every one
of them priced $100.00 to $500.00 below what
they are marked elsewhere.
AOT?: 15 m'nutesfrom 42nd Street. Takf
3td Avenue "L" or Subway 10 Canal Stieet
vr tiavcl downLatayctte Stieei to Canal and
tym left 4\<j. blocks to l.iiahcih Stieet.
*!<*cialmog only in Hining and Bedroom Suites*
HoSip Strobel &Sons Inc.
53-55 EJjrabeth Street. New York.
Slain by Axman
Continaed from p*?e 1
society on East Twenty-third Street
bccamc interested in his behalf and
obtaincd his parole on March 1 of that
year. On June 24, 1918, he was again
resentenced to from a year and six
months to three years and six- months. .
Continaed His Calis
Samuel Falcon said he met Isaacho
witz some time later and warned him
ti.at ii he ever came to his house agai
-b wou'd have him arrested. Hc con
tinued to call on the Hananias how
ever, nnd appeared at the doctor's of?
fice to hf.ve his teeth treated from time
to timo. It ia posaible, the police
hink, that he hnrbored a grudge
i against the family from the day he en
tered Sing Sing, and that he murdered
the dentist, the bread winner of the
fami'y, for revenge.
The police were Informed also that
tho 10 mer convict also had bem pjy
ing alfention to Mary, an eighteen
year-old siater of the dentist, since his
release from prison. The father and
mother cf the girl, however, deny t^at
he propo?ed marriage, but say that one
dav ho aaked he if she were engagcd.
She replied she was, they said. and he
turned away with a sneer. Detectivea
aav that resentment at this treatment
and the thought that the doctor had
been instrumental in sending him to
prison for his previous offense offered
a motive for the crime.
Ncn< of the dentist's valuables or
money hnd been touched and it wa8
Wrpp-J ihat Iaaachowitz had just paid
him $f>0 for previous treatment.
Tsarcko?itz ia aaid to have lived on
Second Avenue somewhere between
Fourteenth and Eighteenth streeta.
M"mbers of the family in'ormed the
police that he would undoubtedly try
to get out of the country, having re
marked from time to time that he waa
going br.ck to the old country some
time socn. When he was arrested he
had $300 he had drawn from the bank
Thrty Kelatives in House
The Hananias occupy a six-room
apartment on the aecond floor of a
five-atory brick tenement house on
Faat 118th Street, near Madison Ave?
nue. The family, in addition to the
father and mother, consists of one re
maining son and two unmarried
daughters, Ray, twelve ears old, and
Mary, eijhteen years old.
Two of the six rooms were occupied
by the doctor as a work room and ra
cep'ip'i room. The dentist was about
Plrat Appc'ranra With
OrchMtra ThU Sea?on
Reserved aeata on Silti
at Philharmonic Bos
Office. 6Tc to $2.00,
And War Taz.
Carnegie Hall wt?E~ Jan. 14
THE DUO ART PIANO
BOTH LISZT CONCERTOS
Rudotph Ganz pluyin* the one In A-Major. The Duo Art
Plan* rrproducina- Mr Ganz'a plajrln* of tho one In
K-flat, Mr. Gans cnductln*. ?
twenty-four years old. He studied at
the New York College ot Dental
Surgery, from which institution he
was graduated in 1916. at the tcp of
his class. In the same house Hve
about thirty other relativeB of the
Hananiaa, including the Falcons.
While the body was being taken out
of the house to be removed to the city
morgue a crowd of about three hundred
persona gathered. As the bod was
beihg placed in a vehicle the members
of the dead man's farnrly became so
wrought up that their screams cou.d
be heard for blocks, and the father,
mother and brother attempted to throw
themselves out of windows. In his dis
tracted s.ate of mind the father broke
through a window, and, picking up a
large giars sign, flung it into the midst
of a crowd of people on the sidewalk
Copeland Hopes Blue Stays
Commissioner Silent Over Ru
mnr of Sur^eon GeneraPs Post
Dr. Royal S." Copeland, Health Com?
missioner, refused yesterday to deny or
confirm the. report that he is to be the
next sur^eon general of the United
States Pubiic Health Service.
It was reported from Washington
yesterday that Secretary of the Treas
ury Glass had offered him the post to
succeed Surgeon General Rupcrt Blue,
w. o. o tcrm of office cxnires on Janu
"I sincerely hopc that General Blue
will be r?appointed, "said Dr. Copeland
yesterday, when asked if he had been
offered the post. "He is an efficient
man in every way and knows the ins
and outs of the work thoroughly. If I
wcnt down there it wou'd take me two
years to learn what he knows now, and
I think it .s in the very beat interests
jf tl e cou"t'-y that he shou'd be reap
?^o'nt^d. More I cannot say."
Woman, 4 Times Wed,
Failed to Get Divorce
"I Didn't Knnw It Was Aafainst
the Law," Her Plea to
Whon Detective James McCormick
brought Mrs. Edna Leslie, of 418 Suy
dam Street, Brooklyn, into Gates Ave?
nue court yesterday, he told the magis
trate she had married four men in
seven years, that all of them were liv
ing and none of them divorced from
"How could you do a thinjr like that,
Edna?' asked the magistrate.
"I didn't know it was against the
law judge" she said.
According to the police, Edna, who
is twenty-three, married Charles Hoff
man, of 354 Maujer Street, Brooklyn,
in, that borough ii 1913. After the
hirth of a child Hoffman, she says, de
serted her. Next, it is alleged, she
married Robert Simmons, who went to
war, following this with an alliance
with George Fawcett, who disappeared
shortly afterward. Her latest marital
contract. the police aver, was with
"I love him best," the authorities
quote her as saying.
Edna's mother, with whom she has
been living, attributed her daughter's
exploits to loneliness. Hoffman, the
first husband, caused her arrest. She
pleaded not guilty to bigamy and was
neld in ?l,00a bail for examination i
9th A. D. Democrats to Dine
The Thomas A. WiTiams Democratic
District will have its annual enter
ainment and reception to-morrow
nvening, at Palm Garden Fifty-eighth
Street and Lrxin^ton yiveiup
Baker Praises Work of
N. Y. Pupila During War
Secretary Talks to 6,000 Boys
and Girls, Launchin^ "Safcty
Six thousand pupils of Now York
schools, assembled at the Capi o1 Thea
ter, receivod through Newton D. Baker,
Secretary of War, yesterday the thanks
of the government for what the chil
dren of the nation did toward winning
the wnr. The occasion was tho launch
mg of a "safety first" campaign, pro
->os?d by Secretary of State Francis
Hugo, to reduce fatalities amoti" chil
dren m streets congested with motor
"War is in the air," said Secretary
Baker, "a war for real democ.racy. for
better thmgs. On your shou.ders, as
th-?mi: reieration, wPl fal' a great
work. Traditions and dvnasties are
crumbling and the o'd order is passing.
t-? pnf-o vor'd s now en<T,ged in a
war, a race, a terrific competition for
e _oa o. ri^' t and justice. In this
we cnjoy an advantage over nll the
rest of the world. We have had more
than a century of training and prepara
tion, of -reat liberty and of ind'vidual
opportumty. It is your prvilce and
v~ur f'uty to employ this advantage so
that the princin es on which this na
tl?rmiWas founded W?U be peroetuated.
The spirit of democracy is sweeping
every nook and corner of the world.
Your ?rood nation can remain in the
"?jnguard only through your efforts.
The wir you must wage is one of right
thinking, of ri^ht action. of liberaifty,
of understanding. The time of narrow
thinking of bitterness, of suspic'on
and of misconception of the other fel
ow's aim and purpose has gone with
the ending of the technical war just
Actress Wife Asks Freedom
Mrs. Josephine Teller Larrbart, an
actress, who two months ago married
Major Ernest Oliver Lambart, an actor,
fi'ed a suit for a separation in the Su
preme Court yesterday. Major Lam?
bart dtstinguished himself as an offi
cer in the British army and received
the Croix de Guerre and the British
Military Medal. He notv is under con
tract to appear in "The Great I'lusion."
Although Major and Mrs. Limbart
entered upon their marital career on'y
two months ago, and then after a court
ship of on'y one week, they were ac
quainted eight years ago and in fact,
were engaged before the brief court
*r?uheocoup1e ,ived at 2l Et,3t Pifty
hfth Street. Mrs. Lambart recently I
had her husband ha'ed to the night '
court on a c'ar"; of assault. Major
Lambart removed his belor.gings from
h -i home and took up his abode at 147
West Forty-fourth Street.
saxsm v' ".1 L ?"
whit? ^ver>o^c %j?puses
T IS SUGGESTED BY AVEDON THAT THIS SEA
SON, PARTICULARLY, WHEN IT IS ALMOSt
IMPOSSIBLE FOR MERCHANTS TO SECURft*
REALLY RELIABLE MERCHANDISE, WHICH CAN
BE PROFFERED AT A REASONABLE FIGURE, THE JANUARY
WHITE SALE OFFERS AN EXTRAORDINARY OPPORTUNITY
FOR ECONOMICAL SELECTION.
AMONG THE PRACTICAL STYLES (iNE WILL FIND MANY
ATTRACTIVE LITTLE BLOUSES SUITABLE FOR MORNING
WEAR THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. ^
ASSURANCE IS GIVEN THAT THE AVEDON CHARACTER,
WORKMANSHIP AND STYLING, WITH WHICH DISCRIMINAtI
ING WOMEN ARE FAMILIAR, PREVAIL IN EVERY BLOUSE.
448EfikAvmue 34 th Street at
at Fbrtieth Street Madison Avenue
A Pleasant Place to Know About,
"Boozeless" Bowery Bar
Opens With Full House
Shining Brass Rail Gleams Amid Artificial Floweis
Trellis Work and White Tabiecloths at Silv^
tion Army's Novel Cafeteria, Once a Salooi
To the strains of "Humoresque" the
Bowery took stock of another uplift
movemenj yesterday. Inured to modern
ities of every kind, its straggling popu
lation blinked curiously at the "boo~e
less bar" opened by the ?aIvation Army
next door to the Bowery Mission. There
was an artistic something about the
get-up of the new tafeteria that made
them linger outside until some of their
pals made a bold entry.
Violin strains, trellis work and an
abundance of artificial flowers trailing
over the roof and up the wal's seemed
an innovation in the old saloon where,
ten years a^o, before the Sa'vation
Army bought the building, there were
gingery doings around the brass rail.
The Dubious Capitnlate
But the dubious capitulated after a
lengthy survey of the huge joints of
meat, the country sausajjes and the
meringue. pies adorning the windows
and soon after 2 p. m., opening hour,
the first cafeteria on the Bowery was
doing a lively business. When tho
trimmings had been exhausted, *he
fundamentals were found to be rJod.
No need for the Board of Hea'th in
apector to come along with kerosene
and carbolic acid as he has be?n known
to do in the past, when some of the
Bowery eating p'aces s-ank too far be
:ow the required sanitary level.
There was Yankee bean soup at 8
cents a plate in place of the time
honored schooner of beer, prime ribs
of beef at 25 cents, country sausagea
and mashed potatoes at 18 cents and
beef stew #ith vegetab* s at 15 cents.
There were other things?crisp-lookin?
doughnuts under glass, and rosy ap
ples and cakes crested with foamy
:ream. Behind the honest-to-goodnes3
oar, with its shininjr new bras? rai .
ivasarow of scintillating bottles and
-rlasses, but the amber shades of h?*
dictine and the rich green 0f S **
treuse proved to be no^ing but hafe
less pop Ice cream found it,."
across the counter. too Way
In the body of the ;,boozel?8a k..?
were glass-topped tables for -?ft\
men," and in the rear dimlv *?Z .
through the trellis work Snowilv P//d
ered tab'es for "ladies." Tnew $?
nificance is attached in tb Tj1"
caeteria to these .llort ob^T
with the "bum" and "hobo" onnrohriV
pecuiar to the Bowc-y. the^Safe11
Army authorities will CH)i evl* n
crossing the threshold "ladv" or ?!"*
tleman." And anyone w'ho talk? .Jr"1!
bums will have to flnd the neaS.t 1"'
out. So strong i? their feelln* e? 5??
point that the invitavion cardf ffr th!
opening were al. enpraved as folW
"Memonal Cafeter a and Tca R?
for Ladies and Gentlemen." ??m
Prevost Refuses to Plead
AUeged Eyewitnesse? of Browi*
Murder Are Sourht
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich., Jan 10
Lloyd Prevost, held in the cou.itv ,'r
here- charged with the murder Decem'..
ber 23 of J. Stanley Brown. son of
millionaire cigar manufacturer ?a,
arraigned in police court to-day i'n pr,
liminary prcceedings before W |f?M
Sawn, justice of the peace. He sto'cr"
mute when askod to p ead. The exsnv
ination demanded by I'revost's counse
was set for January 23.
A search is to be m-^de this w??>k f->>
two persons who, in letters to the ro?
lice to which they signed only th->
nitials. asseii'ed hey <v r
nesses of the murder. Brown's friends
ire being checked over by the po.icr
in an effort to find correspondire,
The items enumerated below represent
only a few of the excellent values
offered at large price reductions
Nutria Child's Coat *225
Self Roll Collar
Cuffs and Belt
Caracul Coat 33 \nchC$ \0ng 375
Htidson Seal Shawl Collar
Cuffs and Border
Hudson Seal shm coat 395
Australian Opossum Collar and Cufft
Hudson Seal Coat FM Length 450
Skunk Trimmed Collar.
Detachable Seal Belt
Scotch Mole Cape 825
Full Length, Panel Front
Eastern Mink Coatee 950
Natural Minh Tails
Russian Ermine Wrap 1500
Deep Ermine Collar
Mink Coat Wrap si inches iQn9 3200
Dark Eastern Mink Skins
Cloth and Velvet Street Coats 95
Far Hats -
Fur Trimmed Hats
Unusual Values in
Separate Muffs Scarfs Stoles
Capes and Matched Sets
Russian and Hudson Bay Sables
Natural Silver Fox Ermine Mole
Beaver Skunk Squirrel Hudson Seal
Mr. Charles C. Kurzman, who remains
in Paris, sends us weekly shipments
f of every new style dcvelopment t
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