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Local Revenue Agents, As^
sert They Have 'Master
Mind' Among Prisoners.
Alleged Band of 'Millionaire
Bootleggers* Had 13d
Street Warehouse.
Henry T. Semel, President of
F. 8. Distilling Co., Accused
as Chief.
Local do* agents mado yesterday
what they assert Is their biggest catch
since tho Volstead act went Into effect
a year ago. Into the dragnet fell one
of *ho alleged "master minds'' of the
whiskey ring, two of his associates, a
dotpctlvo sergeant of tho New York
police and three other men charged
with conspiracy to traffic in illicit
The so-called master mind, according
1o Franl: L. Boyd, supervising prohibition
agent, is Henry T. Semel,
president of the United States Distilling
Company, 3."S West Forty-third
street. This corporation was organized
recently to remove bonded whiskey
from Government warehouses for medicinal
purposes. It held a permit for
unlimited withdrawals under $100,000
surety bonds.
About a week ago the enforcement
bureau was tipped off that a gigantic
bootlegging plot had headquarters In
Forty-third street and branches
Throughout the city. It was said tnat
the Chicago booze ring, recently exposed,
bad purchased quantities of
bonded liquor from that source.
Following the sale of seven cases of
Scotch whiskey for STOP, three revenue
agents headed by Kobert D. Murphy,
raided Semcl's place yesterday afternoon
and confiscated 36"? cases and
seven barrels of whiskey. This was only
a drop in the bucket, they said, of the
business tire company had been doing.
Seme!. Alarico Valle and Dan Pollock,
the two last named officers of the
United States Distilling t'<empany, were
nrrested on charges of Illegal sale and
transportation of liquor under the Volstead
act and conspiracy under the
criminal code. They were arraigned before
United States Commissioner Samuel
M. Hitchcock and held in $1,300 bail
each for hearing.
I)ete??tlve in the Met.
Morris Grossman, a detective, first
grade, attached to the Fast Slxtystwenth
street police station, was artested
on charges proffered by Assistant
United States Attorney Ttobert A. Peattie
He was accused of conspiring to
alter and forge counterfeit permits to
withdraw liquor from bonded warehouses.
but was paroled In the custody
of counsel pending arraignment this
me rning.
Mr. Pcattie explained that the Government
has been after Grossman for
pome time and has in its possession rubl
er stamps the detective Is alleged to
have made October 12 for use on bogus
withdrawal fermlts. One of these. Mr.
Prattle said. Is marked "original,' another
"copy? and tho third prints a
serial number.
Max and Irving h orinman aim rcrur
i.and I.oeb were arrested on charges of
misusing their liquor permits and con,-plrlng
to violate the Volsteail act.
They are charged specifically with retrieving
fifty-six bottles of wh'skey from
their premises at 114G Sect/nil avenue
Ot. bonds of $1,000 each they were reJ
leased pending hearing October 20.
In the words of .Supervising Agent
Boyd, yesterday's raid "was a knock-]
out." Kor months the bureau has known
that a systematic trade in booze ha.?
been conducted here with enormout
profits. The men at the head of the
plot have made so much money that they
arc known as the "millionaire boot
>ggera" Quantities of good whiskey
taken out of bond at $S.."0 a gallon. In.
eluding the Government tax. were soli
to saloon keepers ut from 100 to 25'
nor cent, profit, who In turn sold It ovet
the bar at 75 cents and $1 a drink?tw<
or three times more than they pal.
for It.
Only Ten Physicians kfrl. Permit"
The reason only 3G.r> coses of whlskc
wore seized at Scmel'a place on Wes
Port.v-third street. Mr. Boyd said, wa
the fact that the Government, In an at
tetnpt to prevent Illegal withdrawals, ha
stopped all removal of whiskey fron
bond since August 31. Mad the raid or
eurred two months ago., according t
John J. Qulgley, Boyd'a assistant, abou
30.000 cases might have been confls
The United States Distilling Compan;
?that name, by the way. does not ap
pear In the telephone book or In othc
directories?occupied three floors of ai
old six story building. The ground floo
Is used as a blacksmith's shop and horse
shoeing shop. When the storehouse wa
filled about $3,000,000 worth of whiskey
at the prevailing price, could he kep
there. The whiskey seized yesterdn
was worth about $10,000. CJovernmen
-.gents are combing the city for othe
Although 3.034 physicians In Xei
York elty applied for permits to pre
scribe liquor Inst year, only ten have np
piled to have their licenses renewed.. Til
time expired October 1, but C. R. O'Con
nor, Federal prohibition director for th
Htate of New fork, ha# extended it untl
November l.
Mr. O'Connor Issued a statement yes
terday uratna physician# who desire per
mlts to file their application# Immodl
ately. The permit I# for the year 1921
Many druairnist# have field application*
Mr. O'Connor r.ald.
Crnls I.ose# Appeal In (ontenip
Action Over City llnnd#.
The Court of Appeals yesterday dl#
missed tly appeal of Comptroller
Cliarles L. 1'ral?r from the order'of th<
Appellate Division In nrooklyn whlcl
tL affirmed .Justice Manning's convlcttor
of the Comptroller for contempt o
court and fined hlai $*24 39. The Comp
froller was adjudged In contempt fm
the Issuance of city bonds In vlolatlor
of a restraining order obtained fron
the Supromo Court against the Boarr
of Estimate by William J. Schleffclln
chairman of the Cltlsena' t'nlon.
The Comptroller now will have t(
P*v tho fine and costs under penalty
(.f a Jail sentence In event of default.
Mrs. H. L. Wilson No. 2
Verdict Here?Secret Te
a Darling Creature" L
lira. Laura Cava Wilson, who is the
daughter of Major Cave, a railroad
builder of Dallas. Texas, and who lives
at 300 West 109th street, won a verdict
| for $200,000 damages yesterday before
j a jury in Sheriff Knott's court, in a suit
j charging alienation of affections. There
was no defence interposed to her action
against Mrs. Bertha Loblt Wilson, and
the Jurors readily awarded her the record
The plaintiff testified that Hunter L.
Wilson, an insurance broker, of Houston,
Texas, married her In 1910 and
lived with her until March, 1916. She
said that he separated from her without
repaying the $35,000. she had lent
to him to straighten out his Unancial
I affairs.
Subsequently Mrs. Laura Cave Wilson
learned that her husband had obtained
Contractor Loses Action Filed
for $3,760,000.
More than $20,000,000 will be saved to
; the city by a decision handed down yes'
terday in the United States District
j Court by Judge Augustus N. Hand, who
the causes for action in a suit brought j
by Holbrook. Cabot & Rollins, contractors,
to recover $3,760,000 additional
; compensation for construction of part of
the Brooklyn Rapid Transit subway at
! Times square.
Corporation Counsel John P. O'Brien,
commenting on the decision, said:
"This decision will mean a saving to
the city of New York of upward of twenty
millions of dollars in the claims already
made or about to be made by the
contractors who did subway work. The
court said as to the alleged promises,
that even though made, they could not
hind the city: that while the rapid
transit act provided that the Public
Service Commission might modify contracts.
this provision did not authorize i
a modification whereby the contractor
should receive additional compensation'
j for the same work."
Identity of Suicide Victim Is
Found in Crime Files.
The police were convinced yesterday !
' j that "Charles Raymond," S8 years old, !
who committed suicide last Wednesday :
by inhaling gas In a furnished room
at 306 achermerhorn stsoet, Brooklyn,
Is John Collins, aged and notorious exeonvict,
with a record of convictions
for burglary, assault and larceny.
In a letter written Just before death
the man declared that Charles Raymond
was a fictitious name. The police
investigation of the case led them to
; the Bureau of Missing Persons. The
records of the Bureau of Criminal Iden
tlflcatlon also were examined. There
UiJC ll*-c U10L-U>urvu LIlttL l H ? linger
' prints of the dead man and John Col|
lins, ex-conviet, were Blmilar. Collins's
| picture Is In the Rogues Gallery.
Deputy Fire Chief Daily, who died on j
1 October 14 at his home, 173 Adelphl ;
street, Brooklyn, left his estate to his j
seven children, according to the will !
j filed yesterday In the Surrogate's j
Court, Brooklyn. The estate is given j
as over $10,009 in real and over $10,-1
' 000 personal property. A grandchild, i
! Eleanor Siebs, gets $300.
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Fails to Oppose Entry oi
xas Divorce and "Such
letter Figure in Case.
a secret divorce In Texas and had married
Miss Bertha Bobit of Galveston,
Texas, and was living with her fn the
Waldorf in this city. Mrs. Wilson No. 1
complained to the District Attorney of
Dallas, but no action was taken against
her husband at that time upon her complaint
that his divorce was illegal.
Mrs. Wilson No. 1 hurried North and
had a talk with her husband, she testified.
He said her "darned fool lawyer"
was to blame for not giving her notice
of the divorco. Tho first wife received
a number of letters meant for the second
wife and retained possession of them.
One of them congratulated the second
wife on having married "such a dUrling
The first Mrs. Wilson has sued her
husband for divorce In Texas, naming
his second wife as corespondent.
Greek to Get Loving Cup for
Bringing Vessel Here.
Capt. John Gouiandrls, master of the
Greek liner Themistocles, In yesterday
from Piraeus, will get a loving cup for
the gallant way he brought the ship
througli a ten day storm that lasted
until Sunday. He remained on the
bridge until tho flerco blow moderated,
and by his assurances calmed timid
passengers who thought the Themistocles
was bound for Davy Jones.
Dr. Dimeteros Constantinides, who
was bacteriologist for Charlotte, N. C.,
came on the ship. He went to Greece
for his family a year ago and found
his estate at Avalla In ruins. Only
about a quarter of the normal population
of the place, about 40,000, was left.
The town had been sacked by Bulgarians
and Turks and most of tho inhabitants
either killed or captured. The
doctor's wife and her mother were
among the dead.
IN $500,000 THEFT PLOT
Four Indicted for Robbing
U. S. Army of Platinum.
After un elapse of three years agents
of the Department of Justice yesterday
completed their case against members of
a gHtig that Is said tb have stolen
$300,000 worth of platinum from the
Army Ordnance Department during the
jV giri Known as no ?eucr, suiu iu
be the wife of Joo Spainish, now In
Dannemora Prison, was arrested in u
flat In West 138th street. The charge
against her is conspiring to steal and
sell platinum valued at $19,000.
.S"he was indicted with Abe Roth nnd
H. B. Crone In the I'nlted States restrict
Court at Nashville, Tenn., last
month. Both Is now In Brooklyn under
$23,000 ball awaiting extradition to
NashvUe. H. H. Brown, one of the gang,
pleaded guilty and turned State's evidence.
Crone was tried last week, the
jury disagreeing.
Tho discharge of Mrs. Fern Walton
Wright, a teacher of Public School 27,
who is as accused of beating Elsie Roething.
a crippled chtld, was recom nended
yesterday (n Harlem Court by
William O'Shaughnessy, Assistant District
Attorney. Magistrate Simpson
thereupon exonerated Mrs. Wright.
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quality. All have the esp
choice Havana filler.
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Indicts Jeweller Schonfeld,
Who Said He Lost $100,000,
on Perjury Charge.
Samuel Schonfeld, a Jewel merchant
1 of 71 Nassau street, who, on June 5
said he had been robbed of $100,000
: worth of unset gems by two strangers '
. who threw pepper Into his eyes as he
, stooped before his open safe, was In- ,
I dieted yesterday by the Federal Grand
Jury on charges of perjury and conceal- 1
ment of assets.
j The Jury believes that Schonfeld -was
! not robbed at all but concocted the
whole startling story in order to make
: his creditors think he was a ruined man. |
j On June 9, four days after the supposed ,
theft, Schonfeld went Into involuntary |
bankruptcy. Tho stories that he and
others told before United States Commissioners
were placed before the Grand
Jury, together with other evidence obtained
by Federal agents. On tho resulting
Indictments Schonfeld was arraigned
yestorilay before Judge Rufus E. Foster
In tho United Staes District Court and
held for trial in $5,000 ball, which he
Schonfeld was In business as the
Schonfeld Manufacturing Company on
the ninth floor of tho Cockcroft Building,
Nassau and John streets. On the
morning of June 5 he sent his jiepbew,
Joseph Schonfeld, out to have three dia- j
monds set in a lavalllere. Whilo Joe was
gone the uncle set up a loud crying. To
two of his employees, who rushed Into
the salesroom from tho workroom, and
to the police and reporters who arrived
later, the Jeweler gave a narrative full
of detail.
lie desclrbed minutely two men, a
short ono nnd a tall one. who had called
to buy diamonds for the lavalllere* He
told how they made their selection, how
I he sent his nephew out to have the set- j
; ting done and described the positions ]
i of tho men as they sat waiting for the !
I completion of the purchase. He said
' that one of tho strangers spoke of pos- i
j slbly buying anotlu r diamond and
; caused him to reopen tho office safe and
! take out again the leather wallet containing
the treasures. Then, said Kchon!
feld, ono of tho men dashed pepper Into l
his face, blinding him, while the other
beat him and kicked him In the stom- j
ach, after which they ran out of the i
place with the wallet.
Right aft'T the supposed robbery
Sehonfeld's creditors surrounded him.
Some of them filed the bankruptcy peti;
tlon against him on June 9, und on June
! Jil he was adjudicated a bankrupt. In
tho bankruptcy proceedings before Commissioner
Gilchrist and Referee Seamen
i Miller, Schonfeld astonished the examiners
by the completeness <>f his recollection
of tho appearance of the two robbers.
He even recalled that each of
them wore what ho called "half shoes."
It developed that he carried a bugl&ry
insurance of $30,000. The trustee In
bankruptcy, Arthur Y. Dalzlel, was of
course anxious to get this money for
the benefit of the creditors in case there
had really been a robbery.
Schonfeld. his nephew and several j
merchants with whom Schonfeld did
business, were questioned exhaustively
by Oscar A. Lewis, attorney for the trus- j
tee. Upon apparent conflict between the
testimony obtained by Mr. Lewis and that!
offered before the Grand Jury, where
Louis A. Schwartz. Assistant United
States Attorney, managed the examination,
the Indictment is based.
The indictment has two counts. Tn the
count which charges perjury it Is said
th&t no diamonds whatever were stolen
from Schonfeld and that he knew his
j story to bo false.
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Girl Has Unwelcome Suitor
Placed Under Bond.
The gifts of silk stockings, theatre
tickets anil other tokens of affection
which Henry J. McCalllg, 38 years old,
an accountant, of 649 Lexington avenue,
bestowed upon Miss Henrietta Holbein,
a public school teacher of 316 Kast
Fifty-fifth street, fulled to Interest her,
and according to her testimony in Yorkvllle
court yesterday she became annoyed
and sent back the gifts. <
Miss Holbein caused McCalllg'a ar- ,
rest when ho established a post in front
of the school and at her home and
walked tho beat in the hope of meeting 1
Miss Holbein charged that McCalllg <
called her several times a day on the
telephone and wrote her letters. Magistrate
Schwab found McCallig guilty
of disorderly conduct and put him un- ,
der bond of $500 to avoid Miss Holbein
for six months.
Each Will Carry Mails and
Eleven Passengers.
Two big aeromarine navy cruisers,
each carrying eleven passengers besides
Its crew, will start this afternoon on
a 1,500 mile flight to Havana, according
to nn announcement made yesterday
by Charles F. Redden, president of
the Aeromarlne Engineering and Sales
Company of New York.
The two boats are the first of a fleet
of six which are to inaugurate a passenger
and mall uir service between
Key West, Fla., and Havana. They |
wili Start about 2:30 P. M. from the Hud- j
son River In front of the Columbia
Yacht Club at Eighty-sixth street.
There wlH be appropriate services by
representatives of the Cuban Government
and of tho United States Navy
and Post Office departments and a
luncheon at the club before tho start.
WIDOW ASKS $100,000
Will Sue Executors for Sum|
Left to Repay Loan.
Mrs. Milla T). Shonts. widow of Thco- j
dor? P. Shonts, one time head of the ;
Interborough Rapid Transit Company,
filed notice yesterday In the Supreme
Court, of her Intention to sun the executors
of the estate for J100.CO0 Mr. Shonts
left her in his will to repay her for
money loaned. She declares that the
executors and tho Guaranty Trust
Company as temporary administrator
have rejected her claim for the money.
Mrs. Shouts is contesting her husband's
will and tho executors have declined
to distribute his estate pending
the contest. Her husband left his
friend. Mrs. Amanda Thomas, the bulk
of his estate. His widow alleges tliut
ho was unduly Influenced by ^rs.
Thomas at a time when lie km Incompetent
to niako a will.
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Two Youths Make Discovery \
in Clump of Woods Near
West New Brighton.
With a heavy manlla cord around the ,
neck with a hangrytn's knot the body
jf a young woman about 14 years old j
svaB discovered last night in a clump of ,
ivooda in West New Brighton, Staten ;
Island. '
Tito girl was well dressed and the |
Staten Island police were inclined to
believe that she was of French ex- l
traction. An absence of bruises or
rents in the clothing led them to believe j
that she might 'have hanged herself
from the limb of u tree, and that the
breaking of the cord had caused her I
to rail into tno position in wnicn sne i
tvas found, but the darkness of the l
woodH at the time the discovery l
was made was such that It was Itnpos- i
ilble to make a thorough Investigation
af tho place.
This Uarkness and the thickness of :
ho leaves about tho. spot where the
rlrl lay also prevented tho police from i
xamlnlng the ground very carefully, so i
:hat they could not stato definitely last
light whether cr not there were any
ndicatlons of a struggle having taken |
Tho presence of the body was at first
eported by two young men of West
Sew Brighton, who had come upon It
fter dusk. They were Edward Hehnellor
of 236 Pelton avenue and Raymond
Schreisner of 15 Seneca avenue. They
eported the matter 10 the police of tho
tVest New Brighton police station.
When a force of policemen and dc- j
;ectlv?s tinder Acting Captain Krnest ,
t'an Wagner went to the place with the
roung men darkness had set In and at
first they could not find tho spot, but
iftor procuring lanterns and wandering i
ibout for more than two hours the
jfficers discovered the body. (
The girl's hair was light brown, licr <
>yes blue, and 'Sho had weighed about
125 pounds. Her height was five feet i
Ive Inches. She was attired In a blue ;
serge dress of good quality, rimmed
with black and brown beads, a yellow
satin underskirt over a white muslin |
tnderskirt, pink flannelette bloomers,
ilack silk openwork stockings, and i
jro'wn oxfords. A white corduroy tur
ban trimmed with black and white
Heads lay near the body.
From the fact that the body was not
overed with leaves the police Immediately
Inferred that the girl could not
vtve laid there long. This was also thV j
belief of Dr. George Mord, county ,
medical examiner, who later looked at I
the body and said that In all probability |
I he girl had not been there for more j
than about sixty hours. He thought
that she had been dead for forty-eight
nours at least. The spot where the body ,
was found Is about 300 feet from the
nearest street or roadway and Is on
nne of the highest points on Staten
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for a sincere, straightstion
of prices:
We are in entire accord ^
a general price reductioi
I normal living conditions,
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ons, whether on motor v<
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[ling costs. However, no
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$50,000 GEM THEFT
| Adolph Brenner Charged With
Suspicion of Receiving
Hare Valuables.
j On the strength or Information given
j by twd alleged drug addicts confined
i In tho Tombs. Adolph Brenner, a Jew|
ellcr, of 117 West Sixteenth street, was
' arrested yesterday in connection with
i the $iO,OG) 1ew? 1 rohhrrv in the home
Demoted Inspector Was a
Close Friend of Enright's.
As an aftermath of the most recent
siiakeup in the Police Department
'."apt. William F. Fennelly, who was
reduced from the rank of Inspector,
submitted an application for retirement
veaterday to Commissioner Enright.
Fennelly lias been in the department
nearly twenty-nine years, four more
than are required for ordinary retirement.
Capt. Fennelly until the shakeup was
considered one of -Mr. Enright's closest
friends in the department. He and the
t'onimissioner were lieutenants together
xnd were brought into closest contact
is members of the Lieutenants Benevoent
Association, of which .Mr. Enright
iv a a president several years ago. When
Mr. Enright became Commissioner he
Bestowed what favors he could on Fennelly.
Ho elevated him to the rank of
acting inspector on May 3, -1918, and a
month later made him a full inspector
When the police bills were pending before
tho Legislature a year at-o it was
the then Inspector Fennelly that Commissioner
Enright selected to represent
the department In Albany. The police
field games of the last two years were
arranged by Fennelly.
Fennelly entered the department Not-ember
2, 1S91, was made a sergeant
February 3, 1507. and a lieutenant December
23, 1902. It was during the six
succeeding years that ho and Mr. <Enright
bocumo last friends. He was appointed
a captain May 2o, IMS.
AulomoblV Accident Delays Dorklug
of Muiinoii Diner.
The Shipping Board steamship Martha
Washington, operated tay tho Munson
Line, with ninety-three passengers from
Buenos Aires and other ports of South
America, docked In the midst of a
longshoremen's strlko at Hobokcn yesterday
and "officials and clerks of the
Munson forces handled tho baggage and
the ship's lines.
Longshoremen taken over from this
borough refused to Unload the ship when
they found a strike was on. Tho men
iuit work at noon yesterday when their
demand for the reinstatement of a foreman
was denied. The smashing of an
lutomobile while being lowered Into tho
hold of a ship caused tho dismissal of
the foreman.
Xanana Grand Jnry facts Facta on
drafting; Ofllclals.
Charles )!. Weeks, District Attorney
bf Nassau county, began to present yesterday
to the Grand Jury at Mlneota
tho evidence obtained iri the John Doe
proceedings against certain officials of
Nassau county who are alleged to have
accepted nion'-y to allow gamblers to
operate in defiance of the law.
David Gideon, William H. Busteed and
John Shaughnessy, who were sentenced
by Justice Townsend Soudder on Monday.
were the principal witnesses examined.
Three other persons were also
before the Grand Jury. The examination
of witnesses is expected to require
a month.
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forward statement of
vith the public sentimem
i on all commodities as
provided there are sound
lormal conditions can be i
the part of manufactur
manently affect price le1
;hicles or any other comm
twnward trend in manufi
one can today determii
the next six months. We
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sreafter purchases froi
at list price, and tak
d June 30, 1921, a ri
>rice paid by the pui
tiring this period.
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vay at 61st Street
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Broadway Plttal
ihlngton Street at Put
> of Montgomery Hare, 109 East Sixtyfourth
street, on June 2. Brenner, who
has a store on Seventh avenue, near
Fortieth street. Was taken into custody
by Detective Delshler at tho direction
of the District Attorney's office
and charged with suspicion of
criminally receiving stolen property.
Arraigned before Magistrate Robert
C. Ten Eyck in WoHt Hide Court, Brenner
was held in $13,000 ball for a hearing
Monday. Tho police reported that
they had not yet recovered the Jewels
alleged to have been purchased by
Brenner, and they parpcsal asking for
a court order to searqh uie eafe belonging
to tho defendant.
These developments in clearing up
the Hare robbery started from revelations
made by Harry Moppen, confined
in the Tombs 011 another charge of
burglary, and Frank tVolfson, another
prisoner, reputecl to bo a drug addict,
who, the police say, admits having
stolen tho Hare jewels. Moppen told
Assistant District Attorney Edward
1 Weil that he had negotiated the sale
of the stolen Jewels to Brenner for
for tVolfson. t?pon later interrogation
"Wolfson corroborated Moppen's
story, and said that lie had received
from Moppen, according to tho
i police.
I Mr. Well snlil Wolfson claimed that
In the last three years he had stolen
at least ItCiO.OOO worth of goods, but had
always been cheated in disposing of
of them, lie said that M?PP?n was the
only one who had treated him fairly,
all others taking advantage of him be;
cause "they knew" I was a dope fiend
and I had to take anything they wanted
to give me."
Wolfson. according to the police, told
of committing tho Hare robbery at a
time when he saw Mrs. Hare leave
the house. After a boy had delivered
! laundry, ho said, he entered through
1 the basement door, and, eluding seven
servants who were In tho house, made
j his way to Mrs. Hare's room, where ho
i noticed a secret panel In the wall partly
l open. He scooped up the Jewels which
1 were In this wall safe, he said, and
escaped from the house without detection.
Hater' he met Moppen, told him
! of the jewels ho had stolen and Moppen
offered to help dispose of them.
His stories of having participated In
j other robberies are being checkod up.
; Wolfson denies tljo charge on which
i he was lodged in the Tombs, but has
1 talked in detail of the Hare robbery,
I according to Mr. Well, and Identified
i tho "Job" us his after he had visited
j the house with detectives and recalled
' the surroundings.
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