LAWYER THIGKSTUN KILLED
BY EXPLOSION OE HIS GUN.
Was Cleaning the Weapon in Barn at His Metuchen Home—Blew the Side of
His Head off—Was Found by his Mother Who Went Out to Call Him—
K Has Been Practicing law in this City But a Short Time—Was to Have
Gone to New Brunswick Today.
GUNNING TOMORROW *
Hail Made Arrangements to Spend the Day
fnr Sport with a Meluchen Friend—No
One Saw the Accident and the Report
Attracted r.o Attention -Was Dead when
Thomas Mark Tliickstnn, about
twenty-five years old, a lawyer of this
city, with offioesiu the Scheuer build
ing, was killed about 8 o’clock this ‘
morning by the explosion of his gun. 1
Ho was at his home in Motnchen and <
was cleaning tlio weapon preparatory f
to a gunning trip tomorrow with his '
friend Milton Mook, of Metuclien, <
and a young lawyer of Metuchon.
This morning Thickstun had busi
in Uon- Urnnoiviplr Hp tnnlr thfi I
gnu out in the barn and started to <
clean it. It is thought it contained ’
an old Bliell, loft', in from last year. 1
The explosion blew off the side of the <
young man's head, killing him in- ’
slantly. The report was not noard in '
the house, but his mother, thinking '
that it took him a long time to clean *
the gun, went out to see what kept 1
him as it was getting tiime for him to' ’
'ffcTto^ITew"BrmiswTcii" tlpon opening :
the barn door the ghastly sight of her 1
sou lying dead on the floor, greeted 1
v The family physician was cnlled, 1
hut Thickstun was dead when his
body was found. A Nev/s reporter -
was the first one to tako the sad news :
to Mr. Thickstun's brother Charles,
who is employed in the law office ot
judge Adrian Lyou, of this city, ana J
who started immediately for home.
Mr. Thickstun was well known in
this city. He was born in Metuchen
and Jins lived tliore ail his life. He
gradnatod from the Metuchen High
School witli honors and entered the
law office of Judgo Adrian Lyon. A
short time ago lie made the highest
avorage in his class when ho took the
examination for admission to the bar
After his admission lie opened an
office in the Scheuer building. Mr.
Thickstun was said to have boon the
youngest lawyer in the State.
Tho Palaoe Millinery Store on Stato
street, under the management of
Madame Fotgio, is doing a rnsliing
business. Her long exponcEco in
New York stores has proven of great
I value to her iu'this undertaking.
Advertising is tho life of trade.
Tills picture repr w-nts the name of an
al icl.i found in the school room. Can you
The winner of Saturdays prize was Mrs. Van
Tun answer to Saturdays puzzle was Pencils.
The prize for to-day will be
I E OX FRENCH TOILET SOAP.
YOUNG MEN’S FORUM
AT THE M. E. CHURCH.
fears Stiring Address by Dr. Whitney of New York and Rev. S. T.
Jackson-Should Have Ideals and Aim High Whether they
Reach the Mark or not.
Tlio Young Mon’s Forum attended
Simpson M. E. church in a body last
light and listenod to stirring words
specially for young men. Short
.ddresacs woro mado by Dr. George
J. Whitney and Rev. S. Trevena
Dr. Whitney took for his subject
‘Ideals.” He told every young man
o have an ideal and to aim for it.
Although they never hit it, they
vonlil at least come somowhere near
he work. He recited the story of tho
■agio and the snake on the pyramids
n Egypt. The suako, he said, slowly
int surely crawled up tho pyramid,
vhilo the eagle flew there. Once on
op both looked about. After a short
ime the snake got tired and said he
vould go down as he was not used to
iunfcr high Plate s'. “While the obwAitHbW
traigln. for the son. Some people,
he doctor said, always aim for the
[round and they get it, others aim for
he sky nnd they reach high places.
After Dr. Whitney had finished Mr.
rackson told an interesting story
llustrating his point. The church
yas crowded. As the Young Men’s
forum passed ont, Mr. Jackson shook
lands with each one of them.
ME OF THE BOYS
HAD MILKED THE COW
Fivo were Arraigned Before the
Recorder this Morni.'g Charged
With Annoying Mr. Ca'lton
Samuel Ca’lon, of Hartford street,
was in court this morning to pre ;s a
;harge of annoyance against seven
foungsters ranging from thirteen to
icventeen years, who have been, he
iayH, bothering liiin for Borne time
aast. Carlton says the boys insult his
wife, throw things through his doors
ind bang the shutters and mark the
weatherboards of his house, lfive of
tho boys were in court this morning.
L’hey were George Stouo. George
Stankov, Willie Maher, Danny Dwyer
aid Patsy Dwyer.
They denied they had done any
harm to Mr. Carlton and said thoy
had never done anything wrong in
The Recorder took occasion to ask
II ailYUUU UL Hits UVO unu iiiiiivuv*
Danish woman’s cow. The woman’s
30w hart been milked on Hartford
street soma time ago, and she had
been to the police about the matter.
None of them knew how to milk, they
said. One of the bovs had hit a
Danish man in the leg with a stone
md had lamed him. He admitted
;his. The Recorder gave the boys a
short lecture and warned them to be
iiave themsolves in the future. They
When in need of millinery visit
‘The Palace” in the Ricci building
on State street. 3951-11 -9-3 adv
All Republicans are requested to
meet at Dana Hall, Smith St.,Tues
day evening Nov. ioth, 8 o'clock.
Senator elect Jackson and Assem
blymen Fordyce, Martin Henry and
elected City Candidates will be pres
Will Hold Big Ratification Meet
ing in Dana Hall Tomor
Tne Republicans, are. preparing for a
big ratification meeting to bo held in
this city tomorrow night. Dana Hall
hns been engaged ana n big demon
stration is expected. The Republican
Club will be in charge. Perth Amboy
distinguished person as a stiongnoid
of Republicanism on election day and
the Republican Glnb is given the
credit for doing it.
At the meeting tomorrow Senator
elect Jackson will he present a^ well
as Assomblymen-olect Fordyce, Henry
and Martin. A big time is anticipat
ed and Republicans are urged to turn
out and whoop-er-np. .
MR. MASSOPUST S FUNERAL
The funeral of the late Joseph
Massopust was held from his former
home, on Wayne street, lyasterday
afternoon at 3*o’clock. Interment was
made in Alpiue cemetery.
About 200 people attended the fun
eral. The Catholic Benevolent Legion,
of Woodbridge, The Kxcelgiar Society,
of Maurer, the Vorvraert* and Hnr
monie Singing Societies, nnd the
Germania Singing Society were out in
a body to pay the last respects to the
dead. The Harmonic Society saug
“Still Rnht der Soo” over the grave.
The Vorwaerts also sang. The flowers
were numerous and beautiful. Many
large pieces were among the'oflerings.
Mr. Massopust was born in bohemia
sixty-eight years ago. He came to
this country and settled in Perth Am
boy where he lived for seventeen
years a much respected citizen. He
leaves five sons and a daughter, rrijnk,
who is in Wisconsin, May, Charles,
William, Anton, and Joseph.
President Zeyen, of Vorwaerts,
made a short address.
Eugene Mullins is now a trolley
Jacob Heunickson, private in 87th
battery United States Army, is in
town for a few days.
Harry Mendel and E. L. Glnck
leave tonight for Bridgeport, Conn.,
for a few days visit.
George W. Rogers. Walter A. Snow.
Pyrographic Portraits a Specialty
Novelties in Burned Leather and
Water Colors. Original Designs
Submitted and Executed.
15 Williard Place, Montclair, N. I
Letter From the Expert who Went
Over the Books Made
BELIEVED KIM INSANE.
Accounta«t;SaysMr. Creen was Undoubted
ly uut or His Mina When he Committed
the Deed—Letter Written to Mrs. Green
Unsolicited to Allay and Fears that
Something Might have been Wrong.
In on effort to allay any suspicion
and to quiet any rumor |wnich;might
be started as a result of the sudden
ending of Jerry A. Green’s life in this
city, H. F. Searle, the expert account
ant and auditor, who went over the
books of the Penfleld concerns after
the receivers were appointed, lias,
unsolicited, written a letter to Mrs.
Green assuring her that there was
nothing wrong in Mr. Green’s
accounts. A copy of the letter is
“H. F. Searle, C. P. A.
Pnblio Accountant and Auditor,
Organizer of Accounting Systems for
Office and Factory,
“Now York, November 2nd, 1903.
“Mrs. J. A. Green
Perth Amboy, N. J.
“Dear Mrs. Green:—
“It is with the greatest sorrow tlmt
I loam of the death, by his own hand,
of your husband, and write to express
my deepest sympathy for you in your
“I have known Mr. Green quite
intimately for fBe last two years and
during the past mouth or two have
been engaged in straightening out the
affairs of the various “Penfleld” com
panies during the process of which
work I have boen brought into daily
contact with him and have obtained a
very thorough insight into his manner
of conducting the duties instructed to
his care. I am probably better ac
quainted than anyone else witli the
very involved affairs of these com
panies and Mr. Green’s connection
with them, and take this opportunity
to testify to ro\ respect and esteem
for him ns having been a man of the
highest sense of honor and strictest
integrity of character, and to state
tnat no blame whatsoever can possibly
be attached to him for the wreck of
the companies with which he was
connected and, so far as I know, no
one has over even hinted that ho was
in the slightest degree responsible
for the condition of affairs. He had
the utmost faith and confidence in
Mr. Penfleld and tho sudden collapse
was as great a surprise and shock to
him as it was to all persons interest
ed. In my opinion he has not been in
his right mind since the failure
occurred and was undoubtedly insane
when he committed his act of self
“I felt tlint it might be of some
comfort to yon to learn what I and all
others ^understanding the situation
rniuK oi yonr laiu uununuu s uuuurt'
tion witli the ‘‘Penfield" affairs and
to know of the high esteem in whicli
he was neld by myself and all others
acquainted with him.
•‘Very sincerely yours,
‘‘H. F. Searle.,”
Mr. Snow's Enterpriss.
Walter A. Snow, well known in this
city, is associated with George W.
Rogers, the,famous newspaper artist,
in tlie Pyro-Art studios at Montclair.
They make specialties of burned leath
er, and water colors. The work ii
beautifullv’done and the young ruei
have struck a field which is not over
crowded. Mr. Snow is doing this ii
counectiou with his other work witl
the clay company.
Real estate! Real estate! Reat
he bargains in special column oi
P. N Y G R EEN,
Successor to L. Albert & Co.
Everything in Portrait. Landscape
and luterior ^holography.
MEN IN FIERCE DUEL I
KNIFE ANO FORK ASl
One is Stabbed Close to the Heart and is Likelv to!
The Other Had His Ear Torn Partly Off—F(9
Locked Themselves in a Room and Went at Ea(
MEMORIAL SERVICES 1
Large Congregation in Presbyterian Church Hears New York Speak- jj|
ers--Made Great lmpression...Death of Mrs. Booth-Tucker in
Railroad Wreck a Great Shock. Ik
FLAG FOR THE i
Ladies of Sixth Ward Presented
Handsome Banner for
School No. 6.
UNFURLED TO BREEZE.
The Rotuai «Nf o/ Satnr^*^1
afternoon, was presented with a hand
some flag fo* School No. C. The
ladies iu that school district hnd raised
the money to make the Durchase. The
presentation took place in room No.
1. A large number of people was
present, After the flag had been form
ally presented, the assembly went
outside and watched the banner
raised. In true sailor fashion it was
hoisted in a little roll and by a quick
jerk of the halyard the roll opened
and the glorious red, white and blue
floated over the assembled crowd.
Rev. Percy R. Perris, of the Baptist
chuich, made the speecli of presenta
tion. He spoke of the efforts of the
ladies in raising money for the flag,
of the good work they had done and
of the significance of the flag itself.
The improvement of the school system
patriotism and the influence of schools
over which one flag is raised were
touched upon by him during his talk.
Superintendent S. E. Shull made a
short speech of acceptance in behalf
of the Board of Education. He spoke
of the commission from England
which came here some time ago to in
spect our schools, and one of whom
said: “I have fonnd the secret of
American prowess. It is in her
The poor foreigner, coming from a
laud in which he was persecuted,
finds under the American flag a haven
of refuge and an opportunity to begin
life anew. Equality of rights and the
pursuits of happiness are his. Prof.
Shull also spoke of the importance of
our school system and of the large
number of school children in our
nnrmlatinn One fifth of rnir total
population are school children. The
Professor's remarks were eloquent
aDd he was applauded at the close of
Ins speech. The flag is of bunting
and one of the largest in the city.
Entertained Cast in Kindergarten Play.
Saturday night there was no re
1 hoarsal of the kindergarten plays tc
he given in Wilder Hall tonight. In
stead, the performers aDd the nshen
1 were entertained by Mr. and Mrs.
1 Parker Runyon. It was a merry parts
and they played seven tables of "500. ’
Refreshements were served. Mr. am
Mrs. Nedham were also present, tm
latter having done wonderful worl
1 with the program.
Madame Forgie is showing a splen
did line of millinery at her store ir
i the Ricci building, on State street.
Memorial services for tlie late Mrs. S^B
Booth Tucker, prominent as Consul h^B
in the Salvation Army, were held in
tne Presbvterian church last night. sil
The local staff of the Salvation army o|i
was on the platform. The pulpit was h|^
draped with an American flag and u|
Mrs. Tucker's favorite hymns were q|
sung. “My Jesus I Love Thee,” tI
“Shall We Meet Beyond the River,” til
“ Sweeping Through the Gates” and l^fl
“ Rock of Ages. ” 9
The mnsic was beautiful. The in- c|
fluence of the departed workers purity nfl
and sweet faith seemed to pervade the trl
atmosphere. Dr. H. G. Mendenhall 111
gave brief, but beautiful eulogy on el
Mrs. Tucker's life and work.
n in charflg^HBBpiE
local staff, and Ensign Wilson, ofjal
New York, also spoke. They talked tl
on the uncertainty of life and of the
necessity of always being prepared to
go. In Mrs. Tucker's life they saw a
beautiful lesson in sublime faith and
an eloquent example in lietoic work
of saving sonls. They spoke of the
army's, work, its use and the effects
of Mrs. Tucker's work, xhe offering
taken np is to be used for the further
ance of the army’s work in this city.
Miss Violet and Harry Wiseman sang
a duet. There was a large congrega- H
tion present and all were deeply im- ™
Justice Fcrt Handed Down an
Opinion in the Matter of
the Excise Board.
Jnstice Fort, this morning, handea
duwu an opinion regarding the stand
ing of the Excise Board as it lias ex
isted in this city for the past year.
He sustains the srand taken by Mayor
Seaman that the board is unconstitu
tional as it exists. He says that Mr.
Smith violated no ordinance because
tli.i Kao rrl had HO riftht t A lioca t h a A * H
| dinance which lie is accused of violat
Performed Difficult Operation. tl
Dr. H. H. Brace performed a sue- g[
eessful, but diiBcnlt operation Satur- p
day afternoon at 8 o’clock. Mrs. g
Peter Damm, of 124 South Second t(
street, was the patieut. He was
assisted b.v Drs. J. G. Wilson, W. E. a
Ramsay. J. L. Lund and F. C. Henry, g
Mrs. Damm has been ill for seven
weeks. Lately it was discovered she
was affected with pyosalphinks and -
Dr. Brace, who was called, deter- p
mined on an operation as the only t
means of relieving the patient. The “
woman is doing very well.
We know how to cook l
and how to serve it and
don’t brag on something
iwe do not have. T
'• WORRELL, 46 Smith St. m
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