THE SUN, SATURDAY, JULY 19, 1919.
CITY IS BLOCKED
Hylan and Craig Oppose Re
ceiving $350,000 Plant
COPELAND IS INDIGNANT
Foiled In Pet Project, Health
Commissioner Says He Will
Be Heard From.
explained, fitted with every appliance,
Including a laundry and kitchen plant
"1 have heard that speech of Dr.
Daven many times and each time I
believe he deliver! It a little better,"
aald Dr. Copeland aarcaatlcally. "Now
the Commlsiloner of Charltle comes
here and aeeka to Interfere with thin
forward movement. I am astounded at
him. If Commissioner Coler wants to
take over this drug problem, I bid him
Godspeed, but I will die In my tracks
before I will permit the Department of
Correction to handle It"
This wan In reply to the statement
of Mr. Coler that the Department of
Correction had had- charge of the In
ebriety Institution at Warwick Farm
and he was opposed to turning It over
to the Department of Health, which
could not operate a hospital for drug
"My only objection," said Mayor Hy
lan, "Is to accepting anything from the
"In our I art city campaign," aald
Commissioner Cor, "we ran mad over
the question of Rockefeller. We are
seeking to sell our birthright for 100
"I didn't roar my head off about
Rockefeller or Carnegie," said Borough
Mayor Hyldh and Comptroller Cfftlf ILSTTZ ?'
Comptroller Cralr said that In the
committee meeting he had heard nothing
shout the right of the Health Depart
yesterday blocked the Board of Esti
mate in accepting from the Rockefeller
Foundation the gift of a hospital plant
Valued at S50 000.
The Mayor frankly aald he did not
believe In the city's accepting any
thing from this source, while the
Comptroller veiled his objections at
first on technical grounds, but later
aid he did not believe In "accepting
Dr. Royal 8. Copeland. who had so
licited the gift, and had planned to hivt
the plant transferred to Warwick Farm
In Orange county, where it might be used
as an asylum for drug addicts, was ex
ceedingly angry after his strenuous bul
Asked If he would permit Himself to be
embarrassed In that manner he replied
"You will hear from me further on
Some time ago Dr. Copeland declared
h wanted to get back to private prac
tice, but consented to remain only be
cause of his Interest In getting the
new system for the treatment of drug
addicts In working order.
The fight against the acceptance of
the hospital was led by Bird S. Coler,
Commissioner of Charities, and Dr. John
P. Davis, who Is violently opposed to
the State Drug Commission and the
rules of the Health Department here
for the registration of confirmed users
Boar Has lleeord Day.
The Board of Estimate had a record
day. It began the consideration of a
calendar of ISI Items, to which were
added nearly fifty others, and, with a
recess of an hour for luncheon, wound up
at 7 :1S o'clock In the evening with a
pitched battle over the Rockefeller
In one resolution corporate stock
amounting to 112.438,(85 was set aside
for pressing permanent improvements
for the various departments. To this
was added 12,600,000 for new school
houses and sites and about $600,000
more In miscellaneous Items. Of this
amount only 12.000,000 was made Imme
diately available, enough to go ahead
with the drawing up the plans and
specifications. This method was used so
that the entire amount would not have to
be registered against the debt limit at
To build a structure for the Health
Department on the site of the old Ten
derloin police station in West Thirtieth
street $1,000,000 was allocated to Bor
ough President Dowling. He Insisted
that the site be named in the resolution
because he said certain real estate men
were trying to have the building put up
on the civic centre.
It was stated that the $11,000,000 to
be spent for building piers on Staten
Island would not have to be counted
against the debt limit after they had
been built, as they had been leased on
a basis of per cent on the cost, with
an increase each ten years, which would
make them self-supporting. The city
was losing money on the Chelsea Piers.
t was stated, on a return of noly 2
Some time ago Dr. Copeland heard
that the Rockefeller Foundation would
be willing to give away Its war demon
stration hospital, at Avenue A and Bast
81xty-fourth street, which had been used
to show the hiost modern methods of
surgery developed in the war. He got in
touch with the officials and they prom
ised to give It to the city and to transfer
I, and put It up again on any site that
the city might name.
Commissioner Copeland conceived the
plan of having It set up at Warwick
Farm, bought by the city for the Inebri
ate Farm, and w hlch he wished to have
transferred to the Jurisdiction of his de
partment from that of the Department of
Correction. The Committee on Finance
and Budget approved the plan and it
was on the calendar of the Board of
Estimate for adoption.
Coler In Front With .Supporters.
Commissioner Coler. whose antipathy
to the Rockefeller Foundation Is of long
standing, had a front seat with a line
'I object to this plan for two reasons,"
he said. "First, because under the char
ter the Health Department cannot con
duct any hospital except one for com
municable diseases. Secondly, the Rocke
feller Foundation Is not giving this in
good faith. If they were offering It
without any string It might be a different
matter. It Is a matter of record that
they never do a thing tor a single In
dividual. All they do things for J to
get control of systems. Here they are
making an attempt to get a grip on the
habits of the nation, the same thing as
they did In the prohibition movement."
Dr. John P. Davln, who had been
nervously waiting to make his protest,
Jumped in and began to berate the sys
tem of handling drug addicts. He said
he was a member of the County Medi
cal Society and other organisations, but
did not pretend to represent any of them.
"The physicians and druggists won't
honor these registration cards that Dr.
Copeland is giving out" he said. "I
protest against such a way of handling
the situation. I protest against driving
men and women to despair and suicide.
"We can take care of our addicts In
our own way. I do not believe In pan
handling the Rockefeller Foundation for
charity. If we go on In this way we
will soon have a tomato can for our
Dr. Davln said the law creating the
State Drug Commission was unjusti
fiable ; that It was pure "political pro
motion." He declared Dr. Copeland had
told his society he did not have the right
to practise medicine, yet he was un
dertaking to handle a most Insidious
"I don't see why we should refuse to
take something for nothing," said Presi
dent Moran of the Board of Aldermen.
''The Rockefeller Institute has offered
these buildings to us and has promised
to put them up at Its own expense
wherever we may want them."
Commissioner Copeland confirmed the
Statement that there were no strings
on the gift ; that the buildings were to
go to the city and not to the Health De
partment : that the city oould use them
for anything it saw fit. It would be
ment to manage the hospital. He had
since read the charter and now thought
there was a grave doubt.
Moras Moves Acceptance.
President Moran then moved that the
.Hoard of Estimate accept the hospital
and turn It over to the sinking fund, that
that body could have It transferred to
Warwick Farm and could then look Into
the rights of the Health Department.
If that department could not operate It
It might be used by the Department of
Every member of the hoard voted for
the resolution except the Uayor and
Comptroller Craig, ami Joseph A. Uulder,
acting In place of Borough President
Riegelmann of Brooklyn. The Mayor
voted "no" and Mr. Craig and Mr.
Ouider withheld their votes. On a mo
tion to reconsider Mr. Ouider voted
"yes," but this gave the proposition only
ten votes. There was an animated dis
cussion as to whether or not It needed
twelve votes or only a majority. Joseph
Haig, secretary of the board, finally ex
plained that the charter provided that
"no resolution on Its original presenta
tion might be adopted with less than
twelve affirmative votes."
When the Comptroller was urged to
change his attitude he declared that if
any department needed a building he
would vote money for It, but he did not
think New York city was yet in a po
sition to accept "cast off clothing."
In reply to the denunciation of the
State or any local authorities handling
of the drug problem as too drastic.
Commissioner Copeland said he was in
a position to say that as the result of a
conference of the Federal authorities
we would soon need all the hospital fa
cilities we could got here, and more, too.
Asked how soon that would be, he re
plied it would be within a month.
The controversy continued after the
Board had adjourned and Dr. Copeland
was advised unofficially that he ought
to accept the hospital anyway and have
It transferred to Otlsvllle, where there
is a tuberculosis hospital. As the Comp
troller went by, the Doctor told him that
his action would give cheer to all opposed
to the control of the drug traffic.
"Oood night," said the Comptroller.
Moves liOBg Adjournment.
The Comptroller moved an adjournment
to September 28, but President Dowling
amended it to "at the call of the chair."
It IS possible that a meeting may be held
In August, and the matter will be pressed
again then, if the Rockefeller Founda
tion Is willing to hold Its offer In abey
ance so long.
Those employees of the Public Service
Commission who worked without pay
during the month of January, when the
Board of Estimate refused to make al
lowance for them because of a fight be
tween Comptroller Craig and Public Ser
vice Commissioner Whitney, may as well
draw up a deed of gift for their ser
vices of that time. The following month
the row was patched up and enough
money appropriated to carry the full
staff along since. The Board of Estl
mate yesterday refused to appropriate
$22,82$ to cover the salaries of these
men for January.
The attempt of Herbert L. Carpenter,
president of the Civic Associations of
Brooklyn, to read a statement criticising
the delay in approving the Ashland place
connection between the Fulton street
elevated railroad and the Fourth avenue
subway was treated summarily. He was
told to "tell It to John'' Delauey, who is
the new Transit Construction Commis
sioner. Many salary Increases were put
through, but Mayor Hylan objected to
those for all except employees who had
been receiving only $1,200 a year.
Some Vanishing; Promised.
When it was suggested by someone
that a minor matter under discussion be
put over. Borough President Dowling
"I am opposed to laying anything
over. I'm going to vanish for four
weeks the first of August"
"I Intend to vanish for eight weeks,"
chipped in Comptroller Craig.
"As for me, I vanish to-night" said
Borough President Riegelmann of Brook
lyn with a broad grin.
"I vanished last February," chirped
the Mayor, referring to his sojourn at
"I can't vanish," aald Borough Presi
dent Connolly with a sigh, "I have too
much work to do."
President Moran of the Board of Al
dermen said nothing, but bag In hand,
he made a dash for a train after th"
meeting of the board. It is suspected,
however, that lie will be back before
long. There Is a tampalgn this Tall.
The usual scrap with Stewart Browne,
without which no meeting of the Board
of Estimate would be complete, was
more than commonly interesting.
"You're a good fellow, Browne," said
the Mayor, "but you make a public nui
sance of yourself."
"No, I don't," was the retort, "but the
Board of Estimate makes a public nui
sance of me."
Mr. Browne complained that he was
not permitted to talk on every Jtem on
the calendar and served notice that he
would test In court the question as to
whether or not the board was not obliged
to give every citizen a chance to talk
on every subject.
SOFT DRINK TAXES
ARE BEING EYADED
Collector Edwards Sends Out
Investigators to Watch
DIFFICULTY OF THE JOB
There Being No Check Upon
Sales, Guesswork Is Ac
quired $50,000 Sought.
IS QUIZZED AS RED
Radical Pamphlets and Pistol
Found in Hit Horn:
Any one who knows of any system by
which William H. Edwards, Collector of
Internal Revenue, can collect for the
Government the soda water and Ice
cream tax that the little soft stuff stalls
of Park Row, the East Side and The
Bronx should produce will be received
with open arms at "Big Bill's" office In
the Customs House.
The new 10 per cent tax on ice cream
and soft drinks that went Into effect
May 1 should yield, according to the
Treasury Department's figures and facts
regarding the New York city dispen
saries of such luxuries, an Income ap
proximating $200,000 every thirty days
during the summer months. Nothing
like that amoknt has been collected . for
either May or June. Figures for Greater
New York were not available yesterday
because Mr. Edwards was not in his
office and his subordinates declined to
talk, but It Is known that four of his
agents are doing the rounds of the little
stands hoping to find tax return delin
quencies amounting to $50,000 or more.
It was learned that Brooklyn and
Ler.g Island yielded a return of about
$65,000 In this sort of taxes for the
month of June. Furthermore It Is ad
mitted that this amount Is far below the
sum that should have been collected.
It was explained that the larger drug
stores, confectionery shops and other
more responsible establishments, where
soda water, ice cream and the like are
sold to the multitude, keep check upon
their sales by medium of the tax
ticket. Likewise they keep record of
such sales, and the collection of taxes
from these places Is automatic.
Problems of Small Stand.
But It Is trie small, cheap stall In the
congested districts the three by four
stalls where once the cent Ice cream
cone, the two cent Ice cream brick, the
two cent soda water and the five cent Ice
cream soda was to be had that develops
the problem that is worrying the revenue
It is estimated that 2, .".00 of these
places have sprung up since the prohibi
tion law went Into effect Added to this
number are 2,500 already existing, mak
ing 5,000 little one fixture soda stalls
that should be sources of large tax re
turns. The difficulty In collecting these
taxes is fourfold.
First these small stands do a helter
skelter business that Is conducted on no
scientific lines. A cent tax Is added to
every purchase of 10 cents or less.
About 89 per cent of Uhe sales at these
places average much less than 10 cents
each. Conceding that the stall proprie
tor knows the law and Intends obeying
it he throws the one cent tax into a
cigar box and there it accumulates. In
many cases the amount becomes so great
that temptation overcomes the proprie
And again a great majority of these
proprietors are aliens unable to speak
English or to understand It The new
law means absolutely nothing to them
as they do not understand It They
manage to learn enough to add a few
cents to their former prices because raw
materials are more expensive and the
word has gone around that all the big
places tiave raised their prices. Natur
ally no taxes are returned from these
There are those who plead that they
believed that no tax return was to be
made upon a scale of less than 10 cents.
The fourth class comprises those who
know the law but have no Intention of
obeying it ; the out and out dishonest
Mr. Edivards's Hope.
It Is from these small dispensers that
Mr. Edwards and his staff hope to collect
about $60,000 or so a month If they
can find a way to do It. The-e are at
present Just four investigators trying to
locate these unbridled sources of revenue.
It is admitted that such a number Is
totally Inadequate, but the staff is short
There being no check upon sales, the
Investigators compute by observation the
daily sales of a stand and multiply by
thirty, thus giving them an approxi
mate monthly figure on which to tux the
Officials Investigating so-called Bolshe
vik propaganda here passed considerable
time yesterday questioning Anthony B.
rteda. an Interborough subway guard,
who was arrested two nights ago with a
loaded revolver and a mass of radical
literature In his possession.
Reda was taken into custody by De
tective Sergeant Qegan and Officers
Mlletlch and Correll of the police bomb
squad. The detectives had received In
formation that a subway guard in The
Bronx was an active distributer of Bol
shevik propaganda, and by a process of
elimination they picked Reda as the man.
They followed him after he had fin
ished his work to his home at 111 East
loth street where he has been living
with his wife. The detectives there found
a number of radical papers and pam
phlets done up in bundles as If Reda had
received them for distribution. The pa
pers appeared mostly to relate to the
I "left wing" of the Socialist party, which
Is the extreme radical branch.
In a trunk In his room they found a
.32 calibre revolver and twenty cart
ridges. Reda, who Is 2D years old and
Italian by birth, is being held for viola
tion of the Sullivan law.
SOUGHT WAR DEATH
TO ESCAPE ALIMONY
Sidney, Sued by Wife, Ha No
Sympathy for Kaiser.
If the former Kaiser Is placed on trial
for his life In London he need expect no
sympathy from John A. Sidney, a man
ufacturer who makes his home In the
Hotel McAlpin. Sidney has a deep
seated grudge against WUhelm because
he did not prolong the war for a short
time longer, or until Sidney had an op
portunity to get into it
Sidney is being sued for alimony by
Alma Sidney, a manicurist at the Hotel
Martinique. Sidney filed 'papers yester
day in Supreme Court with Justice Don
nelly In opposition to his wife's motion.
"I was married to my wife In July,
1117, in the Church of Our Lady of
Lourdes and suffered a bitter disappoint
ment. I was drafted Into the National
Army In August. 1918, and not alone
was I glad to serve my country but also
was I very glad that It gave me an op
portunity to forget my marital unhappl
ness. I hoped to be sent across very
soon and to be killed In action or die for
my country and avoid all future un
happiness on account of my wife. How
ever, I did not have that good fortune,
for before I could get Into action the
armistice was declared."
Sidney states that on only one occa
sion was he cruel to his wife This was
soon after his marriage, when he re
turned home unexpectedly and found a
letter addressed to Mrs. Sidney In the
handwriting of another man. JrV'hen he
asked to see Its contents she refused to
permit him and used abusive language
to him, whereupon he slapped her face.
Justice Donnelly reserved decision on
Mrs. Sidney's motion for alimony.
PROPERTY IS SOLD
Chemical Plant in N. J. and
Vt. Auctioned by U. S.
The largest single day's sale of Ger
man owned property was made at public
auction yesterday by Francis P. Garvan.
Allen Property Custodian, in his offices at
v West I orty-second street. The sale
was of three chemical concerns and
brought $4,419,980. The successful bid
dtrs were W. E. Coffin tc Company and
the American Aniline Products, Inc. of
80 Fifth avenue.
The Roessler Hasslacher Chemical
Company, of 100 William street, with
plants at Perth Amboy, N. J. and St.
Albans, W. Va., was offered first. The
stock consisting of 6,018 shares was
bought In at $505 a share. The stock of
the Niagara Electro Chemical Company
sold at $4,000 a share, the total price
being $440,000. The concern has olllces
at 100 William street and plants at Perth
Amboy and Niagara Falls. N. Y. The
Perth Amboy Chemical Company stock
went for $940,800, or $480 a share. The
concern's plant at Perth Amboy Is on
land rented from Roessler i Hasslacher.
The other bidders were Herbert B.
Rogers and the Liberty Securities Cor
96,000 DOPE USERS
NOT YET RECORDED
Dr. Copeland Can Account for
Only 15 Per Cent, of Nar
cotics Entering City.
PROBLEMS IN NEW LAW
'Numerous Arrests and Magis
trate Blau Sees Increase
in Drug Habit.
PARDON GOES TO
Intended for Sing Sing, ft
Sent to Auburn.
A pardon intended for Abraham Roth,
a prisoner in Slncr Hlnir. which Vt.
proprietor. To the leg.il 10 per cent, tax Mtray somewhere was reported yesterday
is nuaeu - per . w, t() n.lv. ,,.,, Mnt to Auburn prison by
of safety. It is a hit and miss propo- I mls,,aK6 to another Abraham Roth, for
sitlon. but 18 business. merly of sine Slns Attendants at the
It was learned yesterday that not osstning prison have begun an investiga
only have these small stalls been de- ,,on tr) are ,hat tho w dof not
Unguent, but some of the larger estah- , , ,.
llshments have not made honest returns j (;ov,.mor Smlth reoentl,- commuted the
TH. prosecuiwn or in. j ..i "'" sentence of Abraham Both, aged lifty.
bs prompt, Inasmuch as they keep books , .ho hHS bpfn m s n,np ' fop
and their books will be subpoenaed. I manslaughter. It was announced that
Hot only have the Ice cream and soda .,. n Roth',, ,..., hni,
TSJSt 'r'r I ?" " h "'lo home 'he
SCORED BY DOCTORS
parole board meets Thursday.
those wnom -Mr. r.u.ru. .r nardoned because his son. Lieut Roth an
1 avlnlor, was reported killed in France.
LEGION GETS THANKS But Ro,"'' PrUon h not been re-t-.CVZlVfiT
" - ceived at Sing Sing nor can It be found In
FROM JUSSERAND Another Abraham Roth, also
I from Manhattan, who Is twenty-four
years old, was serving a sentence In Sing
Blng since 1914 for robbery and was re
cently removed to Auburn prison. The
pardon papers are thought to have-gone
to the wrong Roth.
As the pardon does not take effect
until next week, the prison officials have
started an inquiry In ample time to pre
vent the wrong man being turned loose.
Another odd thing about the stray
pardon Is that since Governor Smith was
asked to grant It, Lieutenant Roth has
reported alive and well. The War De
partment, however, once sent an official
notice to the prison of his death.
Lenses Often Turn and In
crease Eye Strain.
Horn rimmed spectacles the large,
round variety will have to go. The
American Medical Association has de
creed against them, the reason being
that the lenses frequently turn In their
frames, thus increasing Instead of de
creasing the eye strain.
Several devices have been suggested
to hold the glass In place, says the New
York Medical Journal, but the manu
facturers of spectacles will not sdopt
any Improvement that adds to the cost
Therefore, the big, round "cheaters,"
dear to the heart of newspaper men,
art students, Greenwich Village poets
and students, must be laid away along
with cocktails, cabarets, one piece hath
Bastile Day Telegram Appre
ciated by France.
Replying to the telegram of felicita
tions sent by the American Legion to the
Government of France on the occasion of
Bastlle day, M. Jules Jusserand, the
French Ambassador to the United States,
sent the following communication to
Henry Llndsley, chairman of the organi
"I beg to offer you my heartfelt thanks
for your telegram of the 14th. Be as
sured that my Government and all my
compatriots will be deeply touched by
the brotherly sentiments expressed by
you on behalf of the American Legion
and the National Organization of Ameri
"Born on the battlefield where Ameri
can liberty was secured for all times, the
I friendship between our two nations,
which has Just been strengthened on
other battlefields where the fate of the
world was In balance, will, I doubt not,
The cause of liberty has been won by I
I Inir suits and other memories of t lie davs
possible to put them on the Court House wnen we could eat and drink what we
alte for lodging houses. liked, with no paternal government to
There are Ave units, the Commissioner I guide us.
ANOTHER GRIP WAVE COMING.
Doctors I rued
A recurrence of the recent epidemic of
Influensa Is predicted by Dr. Thomas J.
Tudor In this week's Medical Record. In
his article Dr. Tudor urges study of the
disease now In order to prepare for fu
"The recent pandemic of influensa.
I V. . . ... . I , . , . , ...I mn.l.llt,, I. U
the united effort, of the honest nation. IJnUed stmtM alone of 600 000 ouU
I killing five times as many of our people
again, wwv. jr whle lt laBU(, ded ,rom a oth
" SS -V; '"eluding the world war. aroused
more than probably suffice to dispel the
al Legion Chairmanship.
Cornelius W. Wlckershsm, son of
George W. Wickersham, former Attor
ney-General of the United States, has ' next great
resigned as State chairman of the Amer
ican Legion, It was announced yesterday,
and his place has temporarily been taken
by Ogden L. Mills. Mr. Mills held the
rank of Captain and was for a time at
tached to the military intelligence divi
sion at General Headquarters In Franco.
He also saw some active service. Mr.
Wickersham said he was unable to give
bis lull time to the duties of, the offee,
our profession, and we are now trylngto
digest and assimilate some of the lessons
and to correlate our observations," Dr.
Tudor says. "We would naturally gladly
do this for the benefit of our successors,
who will be called upon to handle the
pandemic, thirty, forty or
probably fifty years hence ; but from the
experiences of the past we believe that
we, too, will need for our own use
every bit of information available.
"The third wave of the disease Is now
subsiding in England, and the probabil
ity is that we will have another, with
more or less extensive recurrences, for
the next year ar so possibly for four or
Thus far only 3 (.200 of the city's
100,000 drug addicts have registered
with the State Bureau of Narcotic Drug
Control. Furthermore, only a few more
than 100 exemptions from registrations
have been granted. Add to these facts
the admission yesterday by Dr. Royal
Copeland, Commissioner of the Depart
ment of Health, that his office can ac
count for only 15 per cent, of the amount
of drugs brought Into this city every
year, and you have some conception of
the problem Into which the drug traffic
Meantime, the wretched line of drug
addicts who appeal dally to the Health
Department's drug dlspensay in Worth
street Is becoming more and more un
wieldy. Despite the rain 400 men and
women applied yesterday, an assortment
of humanity that made the throng of
morbid spectators gasp. At 128 Prince
street, where the addicts are supposed to
register, the number applying for dosage
cards Is diminishing dally, but collec
tively they continue to be the same as
tonishing representation of poverty,
wealth, youth and age.
In Prince street yesterday several of
the drug habitues declared that their
doctors were posting signs that "no ad
dict need apply." The same lack of
welcome obtained In drug stores. Dr.
Copeland declared that he had met repre
sentatives of a large number of young
physicians and agents of a similar sized
body of druggists. The former group
wanted a more concise Interpretation of
the new laws and the latter declared lt
to be the earnest desire of the druggists
to cease handling narcotic drugs alto
gether rather than run afoul of the new
statutes either through Ignorance of
misunderstanding or fraud on the part
of the addict
Copeland Asks DrumtUt.' Aid.
Dr. Copeland explained the new dosage
card system to the doctors and then Im
pressed upon the druggists the lack of
wisdom In their Inclination to cut all
habit forming drugs from their stocks.
The Commissioner contends that a vast
majority of the physicians In New York
city will not only adhere to the letter of
the law but will constitute themselves
t.l. ...I.t.ntu In B ft mln inter! n it.
There still exist, however, the Illicit
dispensing of drugs, me malpractioner
who will try to continue In his erstwhile
trade of drug dispensing and the small
shops and eidosselk pedlers from whom
drugs can be had at prices that would
.i , ...r.. t.. trill th.- hitstncsM than all the
laws In the world were lt not that a
real drug addict gladly Will pay any
amount to get his favorite dope. Just
what the men and women who haven't
the price, are going to do remains to bo
The drug dispensary on Worth street
Issues dope on a graduated scale. The
dally dosages are decreased until the
auiillcant can get no mom Disguises,
changes of name and all sorts of subter
fuges are resorted to by the addicts who
have taken the limit Issued to one per
son. The check system balks them, how -ever.
Physicians are reporting to Commis
sioner Copeland that addicts are coinlnn
to them complaining that they have lost
their dosage tarda Thus the victim are
seeking either to avoid registration or
to get two cards so they can apply to
two physicians. The adamant rule oi
"no card, no prescription.'' nullifies such
"I have told the representatives cf the
doctors." said Commissioner fopeland,
"that It is up to them to exumine the
..I I- - wVui Dr)lu to them with a doaag.
card, identify htm and then prescribe
diminishing doses. 1 suggested to tne
a...m!u. ihui rather than refuse abso-
I lut- ly to handle narcotics lt would be
better if they were to adopt a scheme
whereby certain designated drug stores
1. -It t.i.ili.oH nf the eltv Hiwtld c:irrV
j the druKs with which the prescriptions
couiu De nnea.
itunrtard Prior for Drags.
"1 suggested likewise that they sell
I I lie drugs at cost and they seemed to
! take kindly to the scheme. At the pub
I Ho clinics morphine and heroin nre sold
at 3'j cents a grain. I suggested a
) standard charge of 3 cents a grain In
i drug storoB.
; "There still remains a great deal of
I work to be done before the drug trnfllc
( can he considered under control. This
department can account for only 15 per
. cent, of the narcotic drugs Imported into
this city every year. I can only surmise
I the disposition of the remainder. You
! will have to do the same."
Two women were arrested yesterday
I on the Bowery on charges of having
drugs In their possession. One, who said
she was Nellie Duffy, 659 Court street,
' Brooklyn, had a bottle of liquid declared
i by the police to be a mixture of several
varieties of dope. The other, Agnes
Parkinson, 15 Bay Forty-third street,
Brooklyn, Is eald to have had a quantity
Mi'sl Duffy's husband and child were
in court. She said she had been ad
dicted to drugs for twenty-five years,
starting when she was 11 years old. Her
companion, she said, contracted the
habit eighteen months ago. Both
women were held In 1500 bail for further
The Federal Grand Jury Indicted
Louis Weiss, who owns a drug stone at
108th street and Amsterdam avenue, and
Benjamin Berkowltz, Welss's clerk. They
are charged with "violating the Harrison
drug law by selling narcotics Illegally.
Indictments were returned also against
three drug addicts who are charged with
aiding and abetting In the offence.
Woman Witness Is Arrested.
Federal agents went to Cressklll, N. J .
yesterday to arrest Helen Warren of
that place as one of tlie addicts Involved
In the Weiss Indictment. The woman
took to the roof of her home and in
formed tlie agents that she would Jump
off If thev annroached her. The Cress.
I kill Fire Department was called to thwart
her. She watched the firemen rig seal
ing ladders to the sides of the house
and spread nets In which to catch her
when she dropped. Then she changed
I her mind and submitted to arrest
J Magistrate forrlgan held our men
against whom were preferred charges of
dispensing narcotics from a motor car
at Forty-ninth street and Broadway
early yesterday morning. The men were
Anthony Gefwelde, 64 Fourth street.
Long Island City ; Uolomon Gefwelde, 17
Jackson svenue. Brooklyn ; Samuel De
fante, 338 Union street, Brooklyn, and
James Aulston, 204 West 128th street
Manhattan. These men were held In
81,000 ball for further examination
ueieciiveB cnarge inai iney saw mis
I quartet doing a thriving business and a
I considerable crowd was collected around
their motor caa.
SEAPLANE TO CARRY lQlV TififW TflQT
MANIFESTS TO LINERS luu uvvu luul
i Tin i iinnnn inn
New Sea Postal Service Will A 11 AlAjUlJDL VjUf
A flying boat will carry mall to the
transatlantic liners when they are hours
out of port, lt was announced yesterday
by the Post Office Department The ex
periment In sea-aero mall' service was
decided upon by Otto Praeger, Second
Assistant Postmaster-General, after con
ference with David Lindsay of the Inter
national Mercantile Marine Company,
which operates the White Star Line.
The first experiment will take place on
August 9, when the Adriatic leaves New
York on one of her regular trips. A
mail pouch will be dropped on her deck
several hours after she leaves her pier.
The plan has been tried successfully by
the United States Army and Navy In
meeting troopships, but no commercial
or postal service was ever used. The
aero-marlne service will save the ship
many hours In getting away, for the nec
essary customs and tariff papers can be
delivered by airplane to the ship at sea
by the new method. .It has not been de
cided yet whether a parachute will be at
tached to the pouch.
Postmaster Patten says shipping com
panies regard the plan with considerable
Interest Ships usually load until the
last minute and then a manifest has to
be prepared and filed with the Custom
House as to what the vessel contains.
The ship also has to have a copy of the
manifest In order to dock at a European
port The time In copying and filing the
manifest will be saved by the air service.
Mr. Praeger will be present when the
first aero-marlne flying boat takes oft
the Adriatic's papers and other special
airplane transatlantic mall.
Hydroplanes will carry passengers and
small -parcels from Albany to Saratoga
and Lake George, starting to-day, ac
cording to announcement made by the
Adams Aerial Transportation Company.
James L. Wheeler, former naval air pilot
will be In charge to-day.
Another experimental flight to follow
shortly after the opening of the up-State
service will be one between New York
and Boston, with stops at Bridgeport
New Haven, New London and Newport
Discrepancies Found in Shoo
fly Man's Story Against
DOOR DIFFERENT TYPE
Evans Also Thinks Ancient
Steps Were Not There on
PASTOR IS ACCUSER
OF SCHOOL TEACHER
Kress Lays Marital Discord to
The Rev. Christian Adam Kress, de
fendant In a suit for separation brought
by Mrs. Jessie T. Kress, 252A Steuben
street Brooklyn, filed affidavits In the
Supreme Court yesterday describing how
his wife's friendship with Arthur C.
Lasswell had brought discord and un
hupplners into the Kress home. Lass
well, according to the papers, Is an ln
siructoi at the Commercial High School,
The Rev. Mr. Kress Is now attached
to the A. M. Chesbrough Seminary,
North Chili. Monroe county, N. Y. In
October, 1916, he was appointed pastor
of the Brooklyn Free Methodist Church
on Sixteenth street, near Fourth avenue,
and lived there with his wife and two
In the summer of 1917, he says, "the
plaintiff evinced a fondness for the so
ciety and companionship of one Arthur
C. Lasswell, a member of the church,
who has a wife and two children." On
Bible Institute nights, said the preacher.
Mrs. Kress often came home late. He
would ask where she had been. He con
tinues: "The plaintiff always turned my ques
tion off by saying, 'Institute was out a
little later than usual to-night and I
walked home. With whom did you
walk?" he would ask, and Mrs. Kress
would not answer.
The pastor said he spoke to both hi
w ife and Iasswell concerning the situa
tion thit had arisen.
"I urged him to cease his attentions
to the plaintiff. He promised, hut mat
ters went from bad to worse ami I often
lay on my bed awake around midnight
as a husband weeping and broken
hearted over the thought of plaintiff's
being out with another, anil as a pastor
feeling additionally crushed over the
grief stricken and neglected wife and
children of said Lasswell, all members
of my church."
In the summer of 191S church officials,
and some of the church members took"
notice of the affair, he said. According
to the papers Pastor Kress was assigned
to the seminary by the bishop on Sep
tember 21. 191 s. He went to North
Chili, but his wife remained in Brooklyn.
GETS VALOR CROSS
H. L. Calvin Wounded Trying
to Rescue Officer.
In the cataract of rain that cascaded
from the roof of Brooklyn Bridge ter
minal Into the cobbled pavement of
North William street below stood A.
Drum Porter, Deputy Police Commis
sioner, yesterday afternoon with three
cops at the family entrance to Furth
man's place of business.
The door opened and Phil, the one
eye Ganymede, stuck his aproned self
into the rain for a moment and barked :
"Hey, yes guys. It yez want anyt'lng
go around the Park Row side. They's
fixing this side of the bar."
Which invitation Mr. Porter, his sec
retary, and Lieut. Evans of the First
District supremely Ignored. They were
not hanging around the side door for a
seldel of dark ale but were Investigating
the case of Policeman Patrick Leonard,
charged by Evans with being handed a
high collared schooner out this door on
Leonard himself was there with h:s
lawyer, Samuel Oreenbaum of 37 Park
Row. A lot of other plain clothes men
hovered around, and pretty soon the
barkeeps along the other side of North
William street opened their doors to at
tract the only crowd that the street has
Ken since the great drought
"We give a bigger glassful here,"
called Oscar from over the swinging
doors oR Gutenberg's dispensary, and all
four soda clerks In the Municipal Cafe
advertised their places all during the In
vestigation, as it was with difficulty that
the officials standing In pouring rain
heard Evans explain how he saw the
side door trick performed.
"I am Btandlng up there by Simp
son's," he says, "and what do I see but
this here officer poke his stick in the side
door and out comes a whopper of a mug
of beer. He drank It with seeming satis
faction, walked down the street and
placed lt on the wall near Brooklyn
Bridge Then I went over and asked his
The story amused Leonard, who is a
big, likely chap one of the tallest men
on the force. For nine years he has
been down on that beat without a com
plaint. "The first I knew of this man." he told
("ommlssrtoner Porter, "was when he
came up to me and said ho saw me
drinking. That was a hot one. for 1
never drank in my life, but I thought
I'd get a line on his act and asked him
who he was. Then he told me he was
"I recognized him as a shoo-fly cop,
with the rank of Lieutenant, who tried
to get me on a complaint some years
ago. and when his charge was found to
he groundless, he threatened to get me.
He said that for a young fellow I was
getting away with murder. This Is a
trumped-up charge, but ridiculous."
Ii the first place, the shoo-fly cop
says Leonard poked In a swinging door.
There never was one on the family en
trance of Furthman. Evans also
thinks that the short stairs to the door,
which have been there for years, weren't
there when he saw Leunard rap for a
drink. As Commissioner Porter sew
yesterday, lt would take a pretty tall
cop to lean over the stairs and push In
What seemed to amuse the crowd more
than anything: else In Evans's tale was
that Leonard after drinking most of the
beer, walked down the block with the
glass in his hand, In plain view of the
hundreds of people on Brooklyn Bridge.
But Evans says tlie glass was there sure
enouRh. for didn't he walk along a half
minute later and taste the liquid, which
was something like 2.75 per cent, more
Purthman's, by the way. has grabbed
a fair share of the Park Row liquor
trade for tho laM twenty years, and
Furthman himself says he never had to
sell a side-door glass of beer In his life,
nor lias any of ills bartenders.
SEVEN WORD WILL
GIVES NEGRESS ALL
Alexander W. Waters, Feeling
Death Near, Wrote It in
WOMAN HIS HOUSEKEEPER
"All I Have Got Belongs to
Zulma" Reads Paper
Relatives to Contest.
CITY LOSES FIGHT
TO HALT GAS CASE
Capt Harry L Calvin, 2017 Caton
avenue. Brooklyn, has been awarded the
Distinguished Service Cross for extraor
dinary heroism in action as a member
of the Twelfth Field ArtillerjN near
Tlsny. France. July 21, 1918.
"With utter disregard for personal
danger." the citation reads, "he passed
fur L'OO yards under intense artillery and
machine gun fire to rescue a wounded of
ficer. Finding the officer could only be
moved on a stretcher he placed h!m In
a shell hole and started back for one.
He was severely wounded In the head,
falling unconscious. Recovering half an
hour later he tried to go back to rescue
the wounded officer, but again fell sense
less." Others cited in the list Just published
by the War Department are Private
Thomas Vanderveen, Burum, Frtesland,
Holland : Sergeant Earl H. Perklna, Chi
cago ; Sergeant Perry It Shuey, Leb
anon, Pa. ; Sergeant Jake C. Sartaln, At
lanta; Lieut. John A. Focht, Sweetwater.
Tex. ; Private Eugene McEntee, Port
land, Ore. ; 8ergeant Matthew S. Lanl
ghan (deceased), Lockport, N. Y. ; Cor
poral Frank C. Llttlefleld, Wlnterport,
Me. ; Lieut. Edward N. Ilboult, Ful
ton, N. T. Sergeant William T. Lesh,
BorantOR, Pa.; Corporal Orie H. La Croix.
Mllford, Conn. ; Private Albert S. Lalm
Inger, Soprla, Cal. . Sergeant Robert S.
Lee, High Falls, N. Y. : Private Carl H.
Carter, Claremore, Okla.; Private John
C.Carter. Columbia. S. C. ; Sergeant Wal
ter W. Chiles, Endsley, Ala. ; Sergeant
Emmett E. Collins (deceased), Des
Moines. Ia. ; Private Howard C. Cook,
Chicago; Corporal James M. Cooney,
Shawnee, Okla.; Sergeant E. A. Coyle (de
ceased), Dartc.i Center, N. Y. ; Private
Milan Dabney, San Francisco ; Corporal
Henry B. Glass, Lynchburg, Va., and
Col. James H. Reeves, Decatur, Ga.
Arensed of Stealing Bonds,
Timothy F. Keegau, employed as a
messenger and clerk at the New York
Navy Yard, pleaded guilty yesterduy be
fore Federal Commissioner Cahoone In
Brooklyn of 'laving appropriated Liberty
bonds to the aggregate value of 3,O50.
The bonds belonged to other employees
at the navy yard. He was held
hy Federal Commissioner Cahoone in
35,000 ball for the Grand Jury. He Is
23 years old and lives at 30C Carlton
Corporation Gets Revoked
Stay Burr Obtained.
The tactical move of Corporation
Counsel Iturr to stay the hearing of the
Consolidated Gas Company action for an
Increase In gas rates until the right of
the city to oppose the suit was settled
In the United States Supreme Court was
lost yesterday when three Judges of the
United States Circuit Court of Appeals
revoked the stay and ordered the hear
ing to go on.
The prompt action of the gas company
In turning the tables on Corporation
Counsel Burr was no less surprising
than Mr. Burr's original bit of dramatics.
The hearing was ready to go on before
Abraham S. Gilbert, special master for
the proceedings, when one of Mr. Burr's
assistants, John H. O'Brien, appeared
and announced that Federal Judge Man
ton had granted a stay. Former Justice
William L. Ransom of counsel for the
gas company seemed to be taken com
pletely by surprise, but arose and an
nounced with soma asperity that efforts
would be made Immediately to get the
He made good his word. Late yester
day Corporation Counsel Burr received
the order of revocation signed by Judges
Ward, Hough and Rogers, and with it a
brief note from Mr. Gilbert announcing
that the hearing will begin next Tuesday
morning at 9 :15 o'clock, In the rooms of
the Circuit Court, Woolworth Building.
Robert Livingston, an officer of the
gas company, said last night he did not
believe there would be any more delays
In the proceedings. The company Is suf
fering heavy financial loss under the 80
cent gas rate, which Is being contested,
heT said. He expressed confidence that
the company would win.
POLICE WAITRESSES STRIKE.
Memorial Service to Marlnos.
A memorial service was held yester
day by ths Harlem Patriotic League on
the anniversary of the battle of Chateau
Thierry and Belleau Wood In the home
of the league, 1999 Madison avenue.
Members signed an address commemo
rating the victory of the marines and
speeches were made In tribute to the sol
diers who fell In the battle. The presi
dent, Mrs. Laura B. Prisk, urged that
tho servioe bo made an annual one.
They Are Rrplat-ed by Glrla Ob
tained Through Airenry.
In spite of Commissioner Enrlght's
severest measures gossiping about Police
Headquarters still continues, and rumor
came out yesterday that tho four wait
resses employed In the new Headquar
ters lunch room had gone on strike. It
was said that these young women had
been getting private Information and
learned that they were shortly to be dis
placed by widows of patrolmen, and
that rather than be forced out they
decided to strike.
The rumor concerning the widows
was declared to be utterly groundless
Immediately after the exit of the wait
raa hut on Tunsdav before n new ..1
of soup servers could be hired a squad
of rookie OOPS were Impressed to feed
their hungry brothers. They did not en
Joy this work and their execution upon
the crockery was so great that an em
ployment agency was appealed to for
relief. The new waitresses are now at
The will of Alexander William Water..
50. filed for probate In the Surrogate'.
Court, Brooklyn, yesterday, consists of
only seven words and leaves an estate
declared to be "more than $10,000" tot
Zulma Powell, a negress, 36, who
was a housekeeper in the decedent's
horns for a number of years.
"All I have belongs to Zulma," read
Alexander William Waters died sud
denly In his office, 61 Broadway, Man
hattan, July 3 last. It was 9 o'clock In
the morning. He was sitting at his desk
and had spoken of feeling HI. A pre
monition of impending death seised him.
He took a large sheet of paper, on the
back of which was printed a "dally mar
ket letter," and wrote the seven words
of his will on lt In a large, sprawling
He Manas Will Twice.
Then he signed it "A. W. Waters"
twice, and, according to Edward J.
Rellly, the Powell woman's lawyer, called
two men In the office to witness lt They
were I. W. Heggblade and Harry L.
Torrance. In a few minute Waters was
dead, the paper on the desk before him.
A policeman took possession of It
Waters lived at 228 Lincoln place.
Brooklyn, near Eighth avenue. In one of
the best sections of Brooklyn.
When Zulma Powell returned last
night to the Lincoln place house she
made perfectly clear her Intention to
see that the provisions of the seven
words of the will were carried out
Without mincing words she said she was
going to get what Bhe worked "damn
"Mr. Waters was sick for several
years," the woman said. "I stayed up
night and day and nursed him, and he
told me that when he died I could
have all his things, and I Intend to keep
"He made a will some time ago, but
they tore It up. He told me a couple of
days before he died that he wanted me
to have all hlB belongings, and that
everything in the house was mine, I
don't want any of his father's estate. I
know I won't get lt, because Mr
Waters told me that his father left til
estate to his wife and the children, and
If any of them died that share was to
be divided among tho others. So I don't
expect anything from that estate. But
1 do expect to keep what I worked
damned hard for. I'll fight 'em If they
try to take what Mr. Waters said was
As she talked the woman held two
Pomeranians In her arms. Standing be
side her was a dark skinned girl to
whom the housekeeper referred as "sis
ter." The darkness of the girl's skin
was In striking contrast to that of the
woman who was named in the will, who
is decidedly light In color. She appar
ently Is well educated and dresses well.
Worked for 11 Im for Years.
According to Mr. Reilly, Zulma Powell
has acted as Waters's housekeeper and
nurse hi health was not always tho
best since she was 19 years of age.
When Waters moved to 228 Lincoln place
from the home he hud In Prospect place,
she went with him.
Waters owned the house, according to
his mother, Mrs. Elona de Angel is
Waters, 285 Empire Boulevard, Brook
lyn. He kept one room for himself. Tho
rest of the house was devoted to use as
a high class boarding house. It Is still
being used for that purpose and, ... or.,
ing to'the woman who came to the door
yesterday, Zulma Powell Is In charge
The situation has been complicated
by the fact that letters of administra
tion were issued for .the estate by Sur
rogate Wlngate to tlie mother July 9
Mrs. Waters declared that no will had
been found and added, that beside her
self the following and no other were
Interested In the proceeding : David
1 1. Waters, brother of the decedent ;
Malcolm C Waters, brother, both of
zsa empire nouisvarei : inane T.
I Waters, brother, Lynbrook, L. I., and
! 1 .-! . A. Thurston, sister, of Orange.
The mother eald la. t night that the
! matter was In the hands of iter lawyer.
William C. Daly. To her it md, she
said, as If her son was under the In.
fluence of his housekeeper and could not
shake it off. Jt Is her contention and
the contention of her lawyer that th
will Is invalid.
signed Too I.ate. Is Charsr.
The statement Is made that the two
men, whose names are attached to It,
first saw the frail document after
Waters had died and simply signed
their names to it. one adding that tlie
paper hail been found on Waters's desk.
Mr. Daly said that, ao far as he knew,
Mrs. Waters had not been served with
notice of the probate of tho will.
Waters was a bachelor. He was the
general agent here of several large
fruit growing associations on the Pa
cific coast and was born in Montreal.
He was high in Masonic circle, was an
Elk and a member of the American
Bulldog Association. His mother said
last night that she did not know Just
what the extent of her son's estate was.
In the petition for letters of administra
tion It wit referred to as personal prop
erty not exceeding 8500, real estate of a
Waters was buried from the Aurora
Grata Cathedral. Bedford avenue and
Madison street, Brooklyn. July 6. In
terment In Maple Grove Cemetery.
FIVE ACCUSED OF SH00TI50.
Youth Held for Woindlng Polio
men on Horfare Car.
Five young men suspected of having
a part In the shooting of two policemen
and two passengers on a Second avenue
car the night of June 13 were held In
$5,000 ball each by Magistrate Simma in
Harlem court yesterday. They are
George Heltman. 19. 330 East Ninety
third street; Stephen Lynch, 17, HIT
Second avenue; Joseph Relchel, 21, 1300
Avenue A ; Thomas McKeon, 19. 832 East
Ninety-fourth street, and Albert Knelb
22, 341 East Seventy-ninth street.
They are charged with Interfering
with an arrest of a suspected holdup
man and with wounding Patrolmen
Thomas P. Browne and Timothy Ryan,
who were dragging the prisoner aboard
a surface The passengers injured
In the volley of shots were Miss Elisa
beth McNamara, a stenographer, of 1061
College avenue, and MV'hael Lawrence, a
plumber, of 230 East Ninety-fifth street.
France Honor Delo . Cook.
The French Government has conferred
upon Delos W. Cooke, associate director
of the Cunard Line and former Federal
Kuel Administrator for New York, the
title of Chevalier of the Legon of Honor.
1 his Is in recognition of Mr. Cook'
servioe to Prance as executive control
J of tho traffic executive of tho Allies,
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