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TO BEGIN NEWLIFE
Tells Amazing Story of the
Ease With Which He
Was Able to Buy Nerve
Twenty-four houra out of a potlco cell,
a toy of 1. Pale, thin anl hardly able to
, uK one foot after the other, told today
),ow he took to uslni? cocaine and heroin
nd what the drug have done to him In
the Iwo yeara.he has been their victim.
William Schaffer, 822 Olive street, Is the
hoy He was arrested as a. disorderly
character. Magistrate Tracy, at the
Eleventh and Winter streets station, gave
him his freedom yesterany. ouuy .., -Klns
his light against tho drugs.
chaffer Is a flaxen-hnlred youth who
n fairly sturdy In the dayB before ho
began experimenting with heroin. Ho
weighed about HO pounds then. Today
ills weight Is down to 120 and tho clothes
he wears are sizes too large, though once
they ntted him. His head hangs weakly
and he has trouble walking moro than a
Schaffer has been treated twice for tho
drug habit. Onco It was In tho House of
ri i pctlon. where he sreved three month
nfter stealing from a department store to
get money for the drugs. A month ngo
he was discharged as cured from the
"But ou can't keep away from It
.around here," Schaffer explained, as he
told his stoo. "I kept away from the i
drugs two weeks nnd then two men Held
gome heroin before me. I've been pretty
bad since then."
His being "pietty bad" resulted In an
attack of heart failure, which caused his
arrest. When Patrolman MoKonna, of
the Eleventh nnd Winter streets Btatlon,
found that Schafter was not drunk, tho
boy was sent to tho Hahnemann Hos
pital and then back to tho police station.
"J had a close call," said Schaffer. "I
was filled with heroin and cocalno all day
and a convulsion got me. That's the way
they all die," he added, shaking his head.
Scharter can clear up me mHiery inai
surrounds the making of 17-ye.ir-old co
"Hard to get cocaine? Well, I should
say not'' he exclaimed. "I never had
any trouble buying all I wanted when I
had the money. Did they mind selling to
a boy? They did not. I could show you
a good many drug stores where you can
buy It now. But most of It comes from
the cocaine peddlers.
"J started taking drugs Just about two
y fiats ago I used to stay around a pool
room at Eighth and Vine streets. Tho
fellows In there asked mo If I didn't want
to try some heroin. So I did. I took it
every day for a month and then I thought
I'd stop. But I couldn't"
Tho only limes since then that the
Schaffer boy has lived without drugs have
been the periods Just following his re
lease from hospitals.
"1 worked for some chemists at Eighth
aiid Callowhlll streets when I first began
lifllng the stuff," Schaffer went on. "But
7 couldn't hold on long after the habit
fcot Yne. I started taking one tablet of
one-sixth of a grain a day, Saturday I
took 35 tablets.
"Of course, I didn't always have money
to buy heroin. I used to steal things from
department stores when I needed money.
Once you get tho habit you can't go more
than three or four hours without heroin.
"I used to take little things from the
counters and I never got caught. But
Inst march I picked up somo Jewelry and
they caught mo out on tho lHvnik."
Schaffer was sentenced to three months I
In the Houso of Correction for that. p
" rtieasea on June 6 and then got work
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A SELF-CONFESSED BOY DRUG VICTIM
William Schaffer, who tried heroin "to see what it was like," tells how boys
are made drug fiends and his own experiences trying to break the habit.
man. Ho held some heroin undor my
nose and then 1 Just had to buy It. They
sell two tablets for a nickel. Since then
I have been taking 25 or .10 tablets a
Schaffer says he has taken heroin for
tho last. "I'm scared," he declared. "I
know what happens nnd thoy all die when
they get like I am. I'm going to stop,"
Schaffer thinks getting out of tho city
to a farm Is the best way to keen from
Using more drugs.
"But what chance havp I got'?" he
akcd. "I don't know where I enn go.
Sure, I know lots of other young fellows
who are taking drugs. How old are they?
Oh, 16 nnd 17 and some younger, Any
one can huy the stuff If thoy know where
SUGAK IN VAST SUPPLY
Warehouses Overstocked by Eeccnt
Shipments From Hawaii.
Si. gar warehouses of this port are
stocked to the limit by recent arrivals of
enormous quantities; of the raw product.
So great has been the pressure that In
some cases It has been found necessary
to make uso of various piers along the
water front for storing the cargoes.
The AmPrlcan-Hawailan steamship Tex
an docked yesterday at Sprcckles' Sugar
Refinery, Becd Btreet whnrf, with 18,000.
000 pounds of sugar, from Hllo, Hawaii.
This makes the total arrival of sugar for
the last eight dajs 46,000,000 pounds. Jlost
of the product is admitted duty free.
Tho Alaskan, a s'fltcr ship of the Texnn,
brought 1?,4O0,O0j pounds of sugar from
the same place Inst Wednesday. She was
preceded by the ttmmslilp Isle of Jura,
from Cuba, with n 10,000,000-pound
MEMBER OF DOUMA
TALKS OF WAR AS IT
CONCERNS THE JEWS
Doctor Levin, Here to Raise
Fund for Destitute in
Palesine, Says Crisis
Was Needed to Arouse
Developing and Printing
.'!f .r'"13 fptt'nir along all right." said
Rchaffcr "I .ildn't go with the old crowd
nnd I thought I hnd won.
'i?.Ul, "f "ls,, d0"n at EShth and
AIne streets I met a fellow nnmeU Hart-
While War Rages
many neruine nnd toilet need
rormfrljr .Imported rannnt he got,
me nt Krfatlj ndvnnred price.
American women, hcmcier, will
find American niaken rqnnll) irnnd.
and Our (Inn eilrncU. toilet
Philadelphia's Standard Drue Moro
1518 Chestnut Street
denla 'Inllet Mater, Bc nnd si.2.1.
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"TIIH lIKTTr.Il I1IVI1"
Spcrlaltles fnr the Amateur
not found elieuhere.
Keep vour prints fresh as
well iiii toRcther In our
Plcfure Frames and Framing
Imported and American
Cameras from SJ to S'.'OO.
Dr. Shmaryahu Icvln, member of tho
First Ilusstan Douma and a leading Zion
ist, Is in Germany, and who was stranded
In this country, is heic nnd will bo the
principal speaker tonight, at a mass meet
ing arranged by the Zionists for the pur
pose of raising a fund for the Jews In
Palestine, who are suffering starvation as
a result of the European war.
Oscar Straus Is the Initiator of the
movement to raise JX0.000, and Louis D.
Brandcls, tho noted Boston lawyer, is the
chairman of the National Committee. Tho
latter also will be here tonight to nddiess
tho mass meeting In Musical Fund Hall.
PRANK J. CURRY
1IIK (AMIJItA M'l.CIAI.IST
812 Chestnut St. 812
Tg7- f i- regggrflifij . r-'wi
big white and yellow
very sweet and juicy
8llced Club 6andwlch
K a "um ana Butter a
0- i Coffee, Tea p
: I 1Q2't-26 Chestnut St.
; W4 ris a
ft & DUllnctlw
etv Perig-,, HiK2k
The white ones are just the thing-
Grapes for Jelly
I.lttln led and 'villi,, follnn-p itn.
Concords and lug vhlto talile grapes
Bartlelt and Seckel Peara
nxTi: riNK quautv
For Apple Pies and Sauce
Miu'll want our liter, sound Jersey
Rocky Ford Cantaloupes
Genuine Itocky Tords from Colo
rado. New Vegetables
Fine Jersey SWEET POTA.
TOES, biff, tender CORN, M&,
sound TOMATOES, fine, meaty
LIMA BEANS and BRUSSELS
David H. Simon
Fruits and Vegetables
Reading Terminal Market
FEAT TO FIT FEET
WlVot in !7-kolijM
1 II Ol III A OOlllUll
For Early Fall
Style Shoes for Women
This exclusive tiioilel embodies alt
the new features ct stjle Tlie vamp
and heel foxing Is silk bound Topping
of highoMt quality iloth. in Mack, (aun
BM and mode uli.nlcb, uiili xiiup of
patent, dull or bronze leather.
A wonderful achievement of the boot
The Big Shoe Store
1204-06-08 Market St.
J;NY HOSIERY niQTIT.P1.Tnnn un ifth-Stor Clo 6.30 P. M. fc
To the thousands and
thousands of men who know
and wear Perry clothes, no
matter where they he, this is
our hail and our welcome at
the entrance to a new sea
son At Perry's.
Our invitation to them
and to the other thousands
who would he Perry cus
tomers, if they knew us as
well to all a hearty hid to
come and see us
To see the splendor of this
new season's wonderful pat
terns; to see again, or to
learn, the difference of
"iN. n, T." workmanship, fin
ish, and fit
And to make the acquaint
ance of the manliness of this
Big Store, the friendliness
of our service
Perry & Co., n. b, t."
16th & Chestnut Sts,
Dr Solomon Soli Cohen will bo chair
man of tho meetlngand many of the
moot prominent Jews In the city are ex
pected to attend and contribute.
This l the first of a gerlea of meetings
that will bo held in the Icadlngr cities of
America where the nttltudo of the Jews
toward the war will be discussed.
"I do not care to discuss the question
as to who Is right find who Is wrong In
this war," said Dr. Iovln "Nor do I
hold that public opinion Is always right.
That Is a separate question. What I do
wish to point out, however, Is how far
the nations are forced, when they find
themselves In a dangerous position, to
tako Into consideration the power of the
world's opinion. You may go contrary
to It In times of peace, but when a catas
trophe comes, one becomes more pliant,
because the cntlro world sits In Judg
ment, nnd history may como to collect
"As an example we see that even tho
Russian Oovornment has suddenly be
come sensitive and alive to the fnct that
Jewish soldiers ate sacrificing their lives
In this war. This war was necessary In
order to open Its eyes to see that seven
million Jews In Its domains are also
human beings. At present, however, the
Russian Government Is making- only
promises, and these under a 'blind ad
dress.' 8ho has them announced through
anonymous sources in Copenhagen. Rut
this Is characteristic of war times. Even
the great bear hna bestirred Itself and
begun to heed publlo opinion."
Speaking of the attitude of the oews
throughout the world to the war, ho
"But as the Jews are scattered through
out tho world, and they must tight
brother against brother, it Is quite hard
to apportion their sympathies. It Is nl
most commondabto that Germany Is not
angered with tho Russian Jewish sol
diers, nnd Russia with Its Gorman nnd
Austrian Jowlsh soldiers. England, how
ever, desires greatly that all Jews who
are not taking a definite side In the war
should sympathize with England and
with England's caUBe.
"U appears strange thnt nt this time
thero Is no united Jewish public opinion
on the present war. The Jewish opinion
Is greatly scattered because the Jowlsh
nation Is scnttered."
Dr. lvln also spoke of the terrible
conditions In Palestine as a result of th
war. Palestine Is dependent "for Its existence-
upon tho rest of the world. And
when the rest of the world Is at wnr
there Is nothing left for the Jews In
Palestine except starvation
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I REV. ROBERT E. L. JARVIS
AND MAKE SURE OF
YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE
BETHANY'S PASTOR RESIGNS
The Rev. Dr. It. E. It. Jrtrvls Will
Join Evangelical Extension Work.
Much to the surprise of tho majorlt
of his congregation, iho Rev Dr, Rob
ert E, It. Jarvls has resigned the pas
torate of Rethany Prosbyteilun Church.
He gives up his work to become director
of the evangelical extension department
of Stony Crook rresbytorlflti Assembly,
a position which will take him to all
parts of tho United States.
Members of tho congmgatlon are to
meet on Wednesday night, September 23,
to take action on Dr. Jarvls' resignation,
and to consider tho selection of a suc
cessor. John AVanamaker was largely
Instrumental In bringing Dr. Jarvls to
Bethany, and, because of the strong at
tachment between tho pastor and him
self, he said he could not cast his vote
to consider the resignation.
W o are showing a
groat variety of these
graceful neck orna
ments now nnd artis
tic designs, set with
Amethysts, etc. at a
price range of
$2.50 to $125.00
C. R. Smith & Son, Inc.
Market Street at 18th )
Metal and Slag
Roofs Are Standard
RESIDENTIAL WORK A
Crescent Compound keeps roofs
watertight for five years, and is
Real Estate Roofing Co.
2343-2349 Wallace St.
ncllroplnr 1H07 Kcusloncllace 3067
Workers of Republican,
Democratic and Washing
ton Parties Eager to Make
Good Showing in the Lists.
With the exception of October 3, to
morrow Is the last day on which voters
can qualify for the November election,
and Republican, Democratic and Wash
ington party workers will be In every
division In Philadelphia, urging voters to
register In order to entltlo them to vote
The registrars will sit at the polling
places from 7 to 10 o'clock in the morn- j
Ing and from i to 10 o'clock In the eve- i
nlng Poll tax receipts can be purchased '
from the registrars, If tho voter's name i
Is on the division assessor's list. If It Is
on a prior list he may obtain a lecelpt I
at tho tax ofTice In f"Mv Tlnll A nnii '
tax or property tax paid at any tlmo
since November 3, 1912, will, qualify an
elector to register thin fall.
Party enrollment Is not necessary this
fall, and Is useful only to swell the party
strength on pnper, but workers of all
parties will bo at the polling places to
urge the electors to enroll when they reg
ister. Democratic leaders are making h. par
ticularly strong effort to get the voter
of their party to register and enroll.
Approximately only 6000 Democrats reg
Islercd on tho first registration day, Sep
tember 3, as compared with nearly YO.OOO
Republicans. The Democratic registra
tion for tho primary election last spring
was more than 32,000, but party leader
have been holding meetings In nearly
every ward In Philadelphia during the
Inst two weeks, In an effort to make, an
strong a showing as the Democrats made
In 1912, when Wilson received ftf.JW votes
In Philadelphia.' The Palmcr-McCormlck
League nnd Chairman H. Gordon Brom
ley, of the Democratic City Committee,
have organized workers In the wards to
get the Democratic electors to the polling'
places tomorrow and on October 3.
Republican leaders have expressed
themselves as well pleased with the Re
publican registration of September t, but
liavo Issif-d another call to the voters
of their party, and will have workers In
every division tomorrow In an effort to
duplicate the large registration of the
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Our fresh lo Is ready far you t
Nicaragua Blend Coffee
Th famouff blend ti thn vtmrmt In
coffee qualltr nt a rcaeon&hle pries.
MERRILL & HOPPER
Ttl.'ADINO Tnn.MI.NAI, MA11KF.T
Stalls 1217-28 Arch fit. Bide
and bis New Baby!
Of course it will be a "great
reason being, it was needed.
The Ryerson W. Jennings Co.
wishes that every reader of its first issue
knew of the peculiar excellence of their
fried oysters (a la Finelli) ; if they did,
they would stand in line both in Pcnn
Square and "Fourth Street waiting their
turn to get served.
Store hours, until further notice, 8.30 to 5.30.
Makes the Mam!, fliimiril Wm 01? u it-n icnn.
7,r,. r .,. . . y "-- uu. mac IT CJI II UW
'""O'r; '"' 'c fm others. Having enjoyed for
season more si thanAthosL nl l , "' n'" " "P'"' nd merchandise-now this
ete,tIOse who are accustomed to the best things to wear will find this establishment
THE LOQHCAL SHOPPING PLACE
"c aui oe found attractive and alwnvx rn;f.,f .;,, ...
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CHARACTERIZE T7TK svr 4nW rT 7 "li'l'CESS AND
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ECTIOXS IN EACH DEPARTMENT,
es offered. The New Autumn nnd TVlnf,
T1 -,,.!. J ir. .
rZ.rM Q ."'"g: Second Floor, South
Colored Materials, First Floor, East
... NEW FALL SUITINGS
Gaba nlinc ' Ior I,ractlcaI wcar choo Serge or
cloth Pen! tdeSSr-1 ?" ,AU"" "'! "tna.t Broad
cioins. i eatt tie iiotins, Gabanlincs Scraps! Pnniin
rhc5!W'r -are etc ,,e KifeicSi,, DrcBS
0PCthcVw SiT',Jaflfe0,rta,i0n f FREXCH CHONS in all
NEW FALL LAfP; ;.. rr u ...".
Flouncinw in allid U-'i '" ' i'Ar5'.a '. Znhh "lakes.
I11ntA,"l ... nJMA
t. itii .', ,h.1AL't$- .'" new (Iesiciis and .
-'.iw winter. Gold or Stiver HniwU nnJiri-.:"-:"-:
XR"VT?'PC : tin ... . ' .um.uiKS,
' t. "V" ""?. tnrts, ticrtt. Ivorv. Silv
?es, Bands and All-Overs at very
Jet Shoulder Ornaments,, flouiicincs. handings tasel huckles
Beaded & Tinsel Flouncing, for afternoon and cventnp costumes
Hxtcnsiye assortments of pearl trimminys. incIuillTis "u.fs. Te":
dants, Barnitures. ornaments, all-overs and lmudines
cr & Gold, in plain
! imtinpin. !.. ...
i.r. .:;.'' ..l"''l"r c,,c" tele and dressmakers .hnnlrl .- ,u.
7 - r..t,. . ' fcWW "i"
v .lie in
.'EV SPAXGLEH Tl'XFCS
j-'iiors ann a complete ne of Vm-rltv v.. I ' '! '"
before. Widths -JO. 45 and 72 inched ncver Shown hcre
S imnortant tlmf .. -
"Cat 111 HIP ,,f ,c 7 r ..,. - 3HUUIU sec ini
the niece or v tU.Vi, ' ..:1!ju,"' Pl-rea to supply by
j .nwi iiiiuucu,
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wumciva ANU MISSES' AUTUMN APPadibi
Smraarit Taillemr Suite
Nov Gowns and! Wraps
New Fall Coats
only the newest anil
Charming Dance Frociks
Serge Street Dresses
A new Jmporitatson has just been recoivna Mm "H
celebrated J. C. Cording a Co.! Ltd f3u?l fr?m London of
U Lrdang & Co., Ltd. strictlv V II T Iuoireoio or the
AonmiaS September Silk SsJe
AH New Fresh Silks t Urn Thsn Present
Surly iij-cjtttratians for this mile enabled us to avnirt ih
vrcaeut condition nf hinh ,..., .-.. .... "m. oiofo tue
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KEN'S DRESSES and COATS
for the .enir.nc.,' V'r:"1 a", the correct material
' " ' " , nun o iurmer September Sales.
CIUFFp.V TAFFETVS. for dansant frocks a soft i ,
SS'.'.'f0."" :."'.".k ''''." 7sc vd'
"" "- " " ...-. mi- ucsircn ueigit for afti
cvenmc Frocks f n nr. wi.it. i?i.. r- .' ir
Apricot Nile Lilac. Tunuoi'sV. VlVphan . Taun""'
I etc tie
Price . .7. ... . ::"n-"" """" ,CS..'?J vtrl
Ivnrx? r.vi tU ,hF H"1 wWe for all purposesColors,
tM r1, Sld' T"rfl"'fe. toral. Taupe. Old Blue. Bottle Green
Plum. Xavy. Seal. Con, and filack. 3b inehe nm n
wide, bale Price " S'Sg yOf
CHBPB POPLIN', for street wear This will he the favored wcav-
ii..'. roa ui,Car,k c"10". such as Xy. Copenhagen!
Hunter Green, Ptirn e. Mo e. Tet ,u v, . h '
r i t . . ". "- - SMV.
charmeuse, erepe ,le chTne inl " a"lcrePe .",ai, !allii.
t-oats of chinchill.i
nnvi kt..nn ...
- -f, ".",!, Kicen, wnitc
cioii.. cheviot; v'v ; " c "sa ,s!s-
rose and corn ' '
Gray and. Black. 40 inches wide. Sale Price. .
Ty B SILKS, in the heavy shining quality EHc
Qlker iiitrrcsiiiin. citb. ..-I t m.. "v.
accent of IliV iRniY A 't. ?r. g "$ , "C'BJ Fcks. On
Inrt Mmni..' ' - - 'J ' -"'"ns sitaucs we cannot
AT A'ODSRATS PRICES
TABLE CLOTHS & vtpi-iv c ,
CJuest or regulation ii iiickf ,b,ru,,fo1 Found dfM'
UEV SHEETS; ?H LOW tx Wevc TOW,
Irish jJinen! i,u-" & HOLSTLg CASES, o mf
Uta&" P8mak 'CHEOX CLOTHS & XAPKW t0
Madeira ir Lace-trimmed Ll'XCHFnv sittc r .- . .
W' VaSJif '.uSi UKSf Vr" Ucc-trh-wa
of eNuite dcMgn amoSf' tb,ffoi &'fe
m.WKi- is. vh,t. nJntl,'.. !?,M8 8 .wli.
double beds ' " BB " msk ur
U26-U2S l)Mit Street
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