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BS^1.<,j It*'-' , H&gro I -j?m to \ ihe II How SheW. i' . Policeman, h Arrests arid by Black I" She Has f AND HER _^^mH mwUM ^EjflHflMBraffi&9fl '.; B!^E?.v ~s: '^^HDn Constance the Cop" is a real polico officer, stout-hearted anil ? daring. She does not hesitate to venture Into a physical mlxup with the sterner sex in the pursuit of i*V her duty. Also does she operate tho "halter hug." which, though It may sound rather enticing to the imaginative masculine reader, still has proved to ho Just as distressingly effective to the culprit as a regular wrestling strnn^ln hrtlrl ITnr fVsnotnrinn'ii !rma . , are both lithe and muscular, and while they unquestionably could he shaped to tenderer ends have, nevertheless, the compressive power of steel cables when hardened by the call of duty. Constance has bright expressive eyes, a smiling month, a sense of i > humor and the ability lo handle a gun. Sho ventured out during a starless night, armed and alert, lo capture a blackmailer, who had demanded money. She has been fired at by secret enemies and promptly gave shot for shot. She arrested, after a dosp-~." "e hand-to-hnnd struggle In New York city, a fugitive wboip sho had trailed for several days. She ran down and caused the arrest of a convict terrorizing the family, threatening her younger sister, dnd attempting to blackmail She arrested and had eonylctcd a Bilk-mill owner for sending her threatening letters. OlltJ IB Hie U;Mi hjH-eicil Jiuiiutr woman of Hackcnsuck, New Jersey. Not only because she does actual tft police work has she earned her title. but because of her name, as well. She was christened, in the small, Inconspicuous beginning of her career. Constance Kopp. The Villain Pursues. The Kopn residence at Wyckoff is surrounded by extensive grounds. Three daughters live with their wldKy". owed mother. The factB preceding Constance's appointment as the only B. woman sleuth of Hackensack reads like the scenario of a five-reel movie thriller. Constance, Norma anilh'louretto all carried revolvers during the reign of terror. And the peril proved to be sinister and shuddering when It was finally revealed in its fulness and . \ the villain brought to book. The trouble was coincident with the suit of the young woman against THE SI I as Made a Real "low She Has A( Has BeenThreai dand Letters, Hi "Made Good"NAME i |0B ! Florette Kopp, B B H of Constance, I Believes That I II Was tto Sul)' I an Abduction I Conspiracy. Harry Kaufmann, a Palcrson silk iiinmifaotnrer, whoso motor car smashed into a buggy containing her sister. They sited and obtained a verdict of $50. Then later Constance arrested and had him lined for assailing her on the street. The prowlers at night about the Kopp residence came in a motor car. nnd shot at the house and its inmates. The Black Hand letters came with regularity. Imt neither the local mi thoritics nor the postal agents could discover their source. One of them read: Madam: We demand $1000 or we will kill you. Give money to girl dressed in black at the corner of Broadway and Carroll street, Paterson, Saturday night. If you don't pay we will fire your house. We know your horse and wagon. We live in Paterson. Iia! Ila! H. K. & Co. Diamond Ring Clue. The Kopps relt that the threat to burn the house was not idle, for one day during (heir absence men had broken in and smashed much of the , furniture and piled It in a heap as though to make a bonfire, in their haste to depart one of the invaders left his overcoat, cano and diamond ring. And the detectives?that was before Constance got to work in real earnest?never were able to trace the ownership. The fire threat sent Constance, with a magazine pistol in iter muff, to keep the appointment. But no one appeared to claim the money. Sheriff neain ot HacicensacK also patrolled the neighborhood for an hour in an automobile but saw no auspicious persons. And the notes still continue to come. "We lived In constant terror." said Miss Kopp in recalling the persecution; "but Sheriff Heath came to our assistance and provided us with a guard at our homo. Ho even tool; the trouble to bring the deputy from llackensack every day. I don't know what we would have done without his assistance and that of a kind neighbor of ours, a New York policeman, who also came over overy night to serve as guard. "One evening. Just after dusk, I happened to look out of my bedroom window and I saw a man stnndlng near a tree, ;;o feet from the house. ... 4 . ' ? r " INDAY TELEGrRAM, CLARKSBURG, W. VA, SUNDAY, .jiBKUARV b'. rvri l who ffisSln IfEi- \ Sbu^S^SBB W M^u .1 " w.v ect of raM I ' v . ^; v Hj ? ; |b i ^PR^^SjHmaHmfSmMH^BHHBHlilSftiHnlHHKBHHHKA 'rXltSBajfy^ Bta>_H'.i* and the Ability to Handle Hesitate to ? ff C0NSTANCE KOPP, Venture Into a Mix.up ^ ^ '*! !sm^^nctr jsm, i9ie. /T^ ~~~~^ vlT How She Made an Aire Signs I asked him what he wanted. Thi was no response. I shot through I window screen. He flred seve shots directly at me. Throe ott times have mv sisters been shot by would-be assassins. "While we did not know who t guilty ones were, of course, we c know that they were brought to wt in a short distance of the house a machine, for a few minutes aft the shots were fired we heard t auto cranked and start away." Capture of the Conipirator. It was the nerve of Constan Kopp, which, from the anonymity the threatening letters, brought light the ex-conivct, George Ewin alias George Johnson. The croo after being flashed before the slg! of the officers of the law, was traili to the Neshantie Mountains by tl good sheriff and captured. And i confessed that he alone was respo slble for the entire conspiracy. "I'm the lone guy that wrote ti Black Hand letters to Mrs. Constant Kopp, of Wyckoff, threatening to kl nap her pretty daughter, Florett The names of the three Italians rrnvf* ns thn men I knew were nlai liing the abduction aro fakes. ^l|\ The Three Kopp Sisters All Hackensack " learned that the Kopp family wen wealthy and I thought this an cas: way to cop a hunch of coin." It was after a lull in the letters am It was hoped that the trouble of thi family had ceased, that the mothe received this communication asltini whether she cared to learn importan Information concerning one of he daughters and begging her to nice tho writer In Somervllle: "I overheard a deep-laid conspiracy to abduct your daughter. Florette. You havo In some way been able to obtain the abhorrence of a dirty gang of Italians. For the time being all Is 0 K. Tell your girl not to answer any fake wire or phone calls to hospitals or other places. This can ae settled, and you and I and tho gang the only ones to know it. Keep your head. Don't go and publish anything in tho newspapers for It will spoil our plans." Constance Kopp again enlisted the services of Sheriff Heath, and tliej went to Bound Brook with three dep utles. Miss Kopp then took a train to Somervllle, the sheriff and his men continuing on in an auto, to cover the 6tatlon there. Met Him Face to Face. Miss Kopp was approached by the ex-convlct, and just as she was uboul to hand over $50 in marked money two local deputies appeared on the scene. Ewlng becamo suspicious and boltad. T mi-Hfnn tft him hv Mffl iJtHWI O n il VhbU ?w Kopp, chloroform and letters wrltter to blms"lf but signed In otber names wcro found on Ewlng. On a smal TT~: ' i st When the Prisoner Showed of Rebellion. ere pad were die names of his three alhe> Kwrn.l neenn.n1ir.Ad anrl thoir Criminal ,..w .QV.lt Cl\.VUIIl|/A(V.CO UIIU t"V? ? ral records. ler Tlie plan to abduct Florette Kopp at and take her to Chicago was also set forth. Sheriff Heath says he is ho sure Ewlns planned to entice Miss lid Kopp to a hotel and there use the th- chloroform on her. in It was deemed, and with good reaer son. too, that Constance Kopp had he qualified hprself to be a real Official Cop. Thus it is that Hackensack is proud of her and considers that the appointment has been more than jusce titled by hor recent capture of the of Rev. Herman Albert Von JIatthesius, to a fugitive from the New Jersey town. <g. Sue hung to his trail and finally k. came upon liim at one of the onht trances to the Now York subway. ; ad Quietly she announced herself, showie ing her shield, saying softly: "You i? aic uuuvr arresi; cunie tvmi me: u- He Bhovverl a strenuous indisposition to nercpt the invitation and put le up a struggle that might have over- v J :e mastered oven a huslty man, for, red cently tho master of a sanatorium, he W e. was both trainer and athlete. I But in all his athletic experience n- he had not run afoul of the halterI hug as impressed npon him by Con r$rfj | I Carried Revolvers During Their Reign of Terror." 3 stance the Cop. Try as he would he r could not break it, and lie was blue of visage when a policeman came to 1 her rescuo-and to Ills. Then the a Sheriff, the Deputy Sheriff and Con- 1 r stance the Cop all went back to Hack; cnsack. t "Gee!" oselalmed the New York r policeman, "I seen some A1 strongt armed performers in my time, but that chlckon cop's got somethln" on all of 'em!" I - I Raising- Drug Plants | THE cultivation of drug plants in fho IT n t tarl Ctnfno onnoni-nlxn -1 wmivsa* uhnwwa wuukiOiuiUB which there has been considerable agitation since the outbreak ot the prosentwar in Europe, is the subject of a Farmers' Bulletin recently issued by the department of agriculture. This publication gives, in adi ditlon to general instructions regard' ing cultivation, harvesting and mar ketlng, specific and detailed Informai tion concerning about 60 of the lead- fj%i i ing drug plants which have been (jPI i grown in tho country. Tho author, Mr. W. W. Stockberger, takes a conservative view ot the possibilities offered by this I ' branch of ogrlculturo and especially f] deprecates the extravagant claima , made In some quarters by persons in) terestcd In the sale ot plants and I seeds, who isk "the public to believe that extraordinary profits may be . realized from growing medicine* i plants, even in a situation no more i promising than the average city baste I yard."