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VOL. XXVII. NO. 1067. • PERTH AMBOY, N. J., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 1906. WEATHER—Partly Overcast ONE CENT.
Confesses to Numerous Petr
Robberies in this City During
the Past Year.
TELLS OF OPERATION
Has Broken Into Freight Statioi
and Robbed Many Gas Meters
and Telephone Boxes.
ACCUSED OF STEALING A RING
When Arrested on That Charge Po
lice Put Him Through Third De
gree and Obtained Statement.
By the arrest of Christian Bastlan
seventeen years old, the police havi
solved the mystery of the gas mete
and telephone box robberies whicl
have been going on in thiB city fo
several months. Bastian was arrest
ed on a charge of stealing a diamom
ring. When put through what th
police term the tliird degree, he mad
a complete confession of all hi
When arraigned before the recor
der this morning he asked that h
be sent to the Rahway Reformatory
ue was I.U1U IV Sl&U unrBauuu i
that effect and his wish would prob
ably be granted.
In his confession Bastian said:
“My name Is Christian Bastian.
am seventeen years old. I have n
hpine at present. I voluntarily mak
the following statement to Chie
Burke, in the presence of Detectlv
“My first stealing was at the Cen
tral Railroad depot about a yea
ago, where I entered and got $29. It
My father made it good and I wa
let go. On April 1st, ’06, I tappe
four gas machines at No. 4 No1
street, and got $1.75. I also tappe
a machine at Cohen’s house in Mad
son .avenue, and got about $2.
then collected a bill for Mr. Ford fc
$17 and kept it. I tapped Poland'
machine In State street twice. I go
about $6 In all.
"I also tapped D. Wolff’s telephon
and got 55 cents. I tapped Houser'
for $1.75. I tapped a bicycle stor
In the Shangold block and got twentj
five or fifty cents. I tapped one i
Grecian’s flats and got twenty-iiv
cents, and Morris Plane's house fo
seventy-five cents, and a shoemakc
in Cook’s building for fifty cents.
“(Signed) CHRIS. BASTIAN.
“Witness:—JOHN A HUFF.”
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When it comes
*■ _ -—
Have you always got
your stock bright and
Have you always got
the patterns that you
Did you ever have to
wait for some small
We bad troubles along
these lines before we
ran our own mouldings
add so know that
others must have had
Now. we can give you
what you want, when
you want it, and at no
higher prices than you
are paying now.
Why not trade with 11s
and take no chances?
Mouldings cut to length
f All Ready for the Big Event for
Benefit of the Hospital to
Continue Ten Days.
, MAYOR WILL OPEN IT*
i Elks Take Charge Tomorrow
Night and the Firemen
. ATTRACTIONS IN MANY TENTS.
■ Everything that Goes to Make Up a
Big Exhibition Will be Found
on the Grounds.
, Everything is complete -and tonight
) the carnival will be -thrown open to
• the public. Acting Mayor Pfeiffer
i will officially open the affair with a
• speech, and a host of city officials
- are expected to be present. Each
I night following a different lodge will
i be in charge, the Elks being first on
} the list.
s Tonight is Hospital night, and the
booths, barkers and ticket men will
- be made up of the Hospital Board
> and the Ladies’ Auxiliary. Friday
. night the firemen of the city will be
) In charge, and nearly all the lodges
- in town will aid the affair in every
In Plainfield $6,000 was cleared,
1 and the parties in charge predict
) even more than that here by , the
> .time the carnival ends.
f Many donations have been receiv
3 ed and more are coming in each day.
All the donations, such as cakes, fruit
- and fancy articles, will be for sale On
r the grounds.
The admission to all the amuse
s ments is ten cents, and it is necessafy
1 to visit the carnival more than once
v in order to see all the attractions.
J The grounds and tents will be
- lighted entirely by electricity so that
I no danger by fire need be feared.
r It is expected that thb crowd Will
s be enormous tonight, and arrange
t ments have been made with the po
lice to have three or four men on the
g grounds to preserve order,
s The list of attractions is as fol
i The Bijou Excelsior Circus—Trick
e Ponies, Riding Dogs, Funny Clowns,
r Aerial and Novelty Acts,
r The Electric Theatre, Presenting
Latest Moving Pictures and Electric
Gus White’s Big Punch and Judy
Ferris Wheel, the Latest. Condor
- Lander’s Big Vaudeville Show.
Chief Longfea'ther Indian Attrac
tions and Novelties.
Linn Cooper’s Big Snake Show.
Don Ford’s Handcuff & Mysterious
Miller & Taylor’s Tent of Illusion,
Madam Coopers, Persian Palmist,
Charley Hobby’s Tin Type Tent.
Gene Tracy, the Man With the
Hickey & Furman, Candy Pull and
Miller’s Latest Games—The Old
Woman and the Shlllalahs and Strik
er and Catcher Baseball Game.
Pop Watt, and His New Novelty,
Tod Wilson, with Mr. and Mrs,
Hooligan, the Whole Dam Famll>
Louie Traux’s Attractions, Bee
Hive. Fish Pond, Hand and Mallei
John Tobb’s Latest Novelty—Rifle
Range and Roly Poly.
Latest Improved Merry-Go-Ronnc
With the Latest Novelty, Lovers’ Tub
Kotton Kandy Machine.
OflHIIlM tv. »* naun o wuuvi auu
Board and Chewing Gum Game.
These will be found scattered abou
the grounds in different, tents.
The coldest for the dolls is oper
to any child in this vicinity. Th<
one collecting the most money get!
the finest doll and the next highes
get the other dolls.
TIDAL WAVE AT
NEW YORK, .Tune 20:—A tida
wave fifteen feet high struck Cone;
Island at 7:30 o’clock this mornini
and several persons on the bead
narrowly escaped death. The step
and bathing pavilion connected witl
Seeley's Hotel were smashed. Ever;
window in the hotel was shattered.
Money for the Hospital.
Mrs. W. S. Ha., acknowledges th<
receipt of $10 from Louis A. Green
ley, of Portland, Ore., and $10 fron
Charles Scribner’s Sons, of Ne\
York, for the city hospital.
LeavO "WANT" advs. at branch oi
-— - .•.——
J. J. Kean, the Man Who Stole
Freddie Muth, Goes to Eastern
Penitentiary in Record Time.
JUDGE WAS DISGUSTED.
Took Just Two Hours to Indict
Convict and Sentence the Man
Who Would Destroy Homes.
HE MADE A LONG STATEMENT.
Only Two Witnesses Were Called to
Give the Judge An Idea of Case
—Prisoner Pleaded Guilty.
, 1'IIII.ADHI.PHIA, June 20. Jn a lit
tle more than two hours after he was
arraigned in court here John Joseph
Kean, the kidnaper of Freddie Muth.
was sentenced to twenty years at hard
labor in the Knstern penitentiary. Sel
dom has Justice moved so swiftly In
this or any other city. It was 10:10
o’clock when the prisoner was arraign
ed before Magistrate Hisenbrown. Fif
teen minutes later he was committed
without hail. Ten .minutes after that
the indictment clerk prepared the In
dictment, and at 11:10 a true hill was
found, and the prisoner was taken be
fore Judge Sulzberger.
An hour later Kean was placed on
trial. At first when the Indictment was
read to him he said, “Not guilty In
some respects." The crier then rend
the indictment again, and the prisoner
Only two witnesses were-cnlled—Ed
gar Clear, a special policeman, and
Charles Muth, the kidnaped boy’s fa
ther. Kean Interrupted them and said
he wanted to ninke an explanation.
After a rambling nnd disconnected
account of his crime, in which his pitl
ful attempt- to palliate Its seriousness
only excited the disgust of all who
heard It, Kean was stopped by .Judge
Sulzberger, who Imposed sentence.
Keuu almost collapsed In his recital
and after hearing his fnte had to be
helped front the dock.
Freddie Mntli, the seven-year-old
boy for whom the police of the entire
eastern section of the country have
been looking since he was abducted a
week ago, was taken to the city hall
by his parents for Kean's hearing.
Washed and dressed in clean linen, n
pretty jacket and knickerbockers, he
presented a very different appearance
from that of the forlorn and bedrag
gled child who was reacued by the po
lice. The parents’ faces beamed with
happiness, but showed traces of their
days and nights of suspense.
‘■Last night was the first tliat we
have slept since In; was taken from
us," suid Mrs. Muth. “Oh, the agony
of It all I shall never, never forget. I
thought many times we would never
In his quick trip frpm lilterty to the
jolltude of Cherry III11, the institution
which Dickens made famous in bis
“American Notes" by condemning its
system of solitary confinement, no
friendly hand or voice was raised In
the prisoner's behalf. If lie behaves
i himself Ills sentence under the law will
lie reillllHl iu iwfivc jnun HUH uuri*
months. The court hud the power to
give him a life sentence.
F. L. LARKINS, 367 STATE 8t..
#111 do plumbing, steam, hot water
and hot air heating on monthly pay
ments. $10 per month.
Leave “WANT” adva. at branch of
Buy Your MILK from
j Heavy Whipping Cream Fresh Every Day
j Telephone 107-1**__
! Raritan Laundry
! Telephone 69 W. ** 8tre«
j Collections and deliveries free in Perth
• Amboy, Wftodbridge Sewaren Metuch
1 en. South Amboy aud Staten Island.
1m i . 'fv .;-i* vM
Could Not be Made to Lock Prop
erly and Several Boats
Were Held Up.
IN COMMISSION TODAY.
People Still Fear Something Will
Happen to Tie Up the Struc
ture Over Steel Spans.
CROWDS VISIT THE STRUCTURE
Will be Handy for Girls Who Work
at the Vaseline Factory -Benjam
in Bloodgood One Engineer.
The Amboy bridge was in trouble
again yesterday afternoon when the
draw could not he made to lock prop
erly, aa In the morning. Some boats
Dr. William H. S. Demarest In
augurated As President of
the Institution Today.
Large Representation of Leading
Colleges of the Country Was
Present at_the Ceremony.
IN SECOND REFORM CHURCH.
Other Addresses Made for the Fac
ulty and the Sister Colleges—Dr.
Demarest Speaks at Length.
Special to the EVENING NEW8:
NEW BRUNSWICK, June 20.—
William Henry Steele Demarest, Rut
gers, 'S3, was today installed as pres
ident of the college from which he
was graduated just 23 years ago. The
Inauguration ceremonies were held
i lilo nmi'ii i n ir Thar urnrn 'ltlontlutl
bridge is in commission and things
look hopeful. Hundreds have cross
ed the bridge, on root and In autog,
wagons and carriage. As many more
have gone down to see It.
The number of autos to cross next
Sunday and succeeding Sundays and
on July 4 will be large. If everything
Is all right with the draw and the ap
proaches, Including the roads lead
ing thereto. Two tenders are In
eharge of the draw, Benjamin Blood
good and a South Amboy man. The
draw will be-turned for boats day or
night. ? !
People can with difficulty realise
that the bridge, which they had come
to view as a somewhat visionary
thing, Is actually open for traffic af
ter four years of waiting and legal
wrangles and tangles.
It seems almost a probability to
many In this city that traffic will be
Interrupted because of court or war
department orders, regarding steel
spans or other things, but those In
position to speak pooh-pooh such
The bridge will be used by many
South Amboy girls who come to this
city daily to work at the Chesebrough
plant. Heavy wooden rails, similar
to those on the bridge, have been
erected at eithei side of the road for
some distance south of the Sayrevllle
end of the bridge, to help support
the roadbed and to keep scared horses
from going off at the side.
PRICE OF LIGHT
When four more electric street
lamps are hung in this city the price
by the representatives of a score of
other universities, colleges and tech
nical schools, and by hundreds of
loyal alumni of Rutgers. The facul
ty of the colleges wore the academic
costume, and the gay colors, the scar
let of Rutgers, the brflwn, white, yel
. low, scarlet and black, betokening to
the tutored eye the degree of the
master or doctor wearing the hood
and gown, made the spectacle an un
usually Attractive and brilliant one.
The annual meeting of the alum
ni and of the trustees of the college,
always scheduled for the morning of
commencement day, were held ear
lier than usual. In order to leave
the way clear for the Inaugural. At
10:30 the academic procession form
ed in front of Queen's. It was led
by Governor E. C. Stokes and Presi
dent-elect Dentarest, ex-Governor
Foster M. Voorhees and Dean An
drew F. West, of Princeton; Dean
F. VanDyck, of the faculty, nnd Ray
mond It. Johnson, of the senior class.
Then came the trustees and represen
tatives of other colleges, escorted by
the faculty of Rutgers and the New
Brunswick Theological Seminary.
The following universities nnd col
leges had accredited representatives
at the Inaugural: Harvard, Austin
George Fox: Yale, Prof. Albert S.
Cook, Prof. Frank C. Porter; Uni
verslty of Pennsylvania, Prof. Felix
E. Schelling; Princeton, Dean West,
Prof. Henry Thompson; Columbia,
Prof. Bradner Matthews; Dartmouth,
Prof. A. W. Vernon; Franklin and
Marshall, President John S. Stahr;
Fnion, Prof. Sidney G. Ashemore;
W I III lilt liieui. VUI. truiuun,
Hamilton, Rev. Aniory H. Bradford;
Amherst. Col. Mason Tyler; Trinity,
Prof. Urban: Haverford. President
Isuac Sharpless; Alfred, Prof. Alphe
ns Kenyon; University of Rochester,
Rev. William R. Taylor; College City
of New York, President John H. Fin
ley: Lehigh, Prof. Henry S. Drinker:
Hope. Prof. Butphen: Stevens, Pres
ident Alexander Humphreys; Johns
Hopkins. President Ira Remsen; New
York University, Prof. John J. Ste
The Inaugural exercises opened
with invocation by Rev. Joachim El
mendorf, ’.r>0. New York. The keys
of Rutgers were delivered to the new
president by Governor Stokes.
Governor Stokes said:
"Inaugural ceremonies are always
scenes of inspiration. They nre the
seed time of hope and Joyfully antic
ipate the romlng harvest. Rutgers
College has had a long line of dis
tinguished presidents, and has wel
comed them one by one in the course
of Its ltO years of honorable history.
She antedates even the nation's birth.
Her first Inspiration came from Hol
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per lamp to be paid by me city to me
Public Service Corporation yearly
will drop from $97.60 to $96. ac
cording to the agreement of the Pub
lic Service with the city.
Alderman Schultz, chairman of the
committee on lamps and lights, has
placed several new lights about the
city and more were nddcd at Monday
night’s meeting. When the number
is Increased by four more the price
will drop and new lights over that
number will soon pay for themselves
because of the reduction of $2.60
In the yearly cost of each lamp.
Ordered Money Paid.
The fifteen tier cent., retained bv
the city from the payment to Hender
son Brothers for the brick pavement
on State street, between Market and
Gordon streets, has been ordered
paid. It amounts to $396.11. The
ten per cent, likewise retained from
Martin Hansen on the Kearny ave
nue and la’Wls street sewer has also
been ordered paid.
Snbscrlbo for the NEWS.
School Board Last Night Decided to
Pay Them the Price Demanded
for 600Jons. ||
THE ORDER WILL BE DIVIDED.
Other School Matters Were Dis
cussed at Session—Moore Bros.,
Get Contract for School Supplies.
The coal contract was divided by
, t he Board of Education at an ad
journed meeting last night, and the
coal will be supplied to the schools
next year by five dealers, C. M. Pe
I terson & Company, G. J. Haney, E.
J. Dorsey & Sons, Perth Amboy Coal
Company, and W. H. McCormick.
.... of these bid $6.25 per ton when
the board received bids a week ago,
as told in the NEWS. The coal is to
be delivered at. the order of the.
board. The contract was awarded |
last night at the recommendation of
the chairman of the building com
mittee, ,1. L. Crowell, to whose com
mittee the bids had been referred.
The total amount needed will be
about 600 tons.
The contract for furnishing the
stationery supplies next year was
| awarded to Moore Brothers, their
bid being $1,355. The fact that
j Frank Neer did not know that a cer
tified check must accompany the bid
| made his bid of $1,314.99 unable to
| be considered, although he appeared
i with the check a few minutes after
the bids had been opened. But. such
) technicalities have to be watched with
j care and the board hail no alterna
tive but to award the contract to the
j higher bidder. The contract was
awarded to Moore Brothers after a
Heating System for No. 3.
A resolution was adopted that the
board are afraid that bad results
may ensue from the removal of part
of the foundation. It was asserted
lhat the architect should be here, as
be is under pay by the board, and
ilie contractors have to go accord
ing to the architect. The schemes of
stopping the work until Mr. Jensen
returns or of hiring a substitute ar
rhitect met with little favor. Presi
dent Walker said that he expects to
hear from Mr. Jensen in a day or
two. Commissioners Moore and
Stum reminded Mr. Walker that he
had said the same thing a week ago.
Chairman Crowell, of the building
committee, said that he had Instruct
ed the contractors to put supports
Discussion Over Heating.
Commissioner Sturrt moved that
the board readvertise for bids for .the
changes in the school No. 2 heating
system. The four concerns’ bids re
ceived some months ago have been
held in abeyance, as have also the
bids for furniture for schools Nos.
2 and 5. Commissioner Massopust
seconded the motion. President
Walker said that he did not see how
the board could readverttse, as bids
conforming to the specifications had
already been received. Commission
er Crowell, chairman of the building
i•/xtit m i < t cni/1 Ihuf Mio crlmnl lmn
was to receive but $(>,500 from the
Board of Estimate originally, for
No. 2, and that, when it was found
tiia thfe cost of rebuilding and heat
ing repairs would exceed that sum,
(lie board had to economize in every
way possible. Thus, the higher bids
appear out of the question. It was
brought out, that N. S. Kellogg’s bid
of $740 provides for a boiler, heat
in courts, and interior sanilarles,
Mr. Crowell’s Denial.
Chairman Crowell, of the building \
committee, continued: “I know I \
have been accused of putting the re
quirements for the heating specitl- i
nations at No. 2 in a false light to
different people. I am not guilty t
and I'll take an affidavit that I had
no intention of misinforming any
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iKmra iipijruprmuj |j,uuu lu ihdiuii u
! new steam-heating system In school
: No. 3 at Maurer, the awarding of the j
contract and the work to he under the
supervision of John Pfeiffer, superin-|
jtendent for the Maurers, who gave
the school building and pay the taxes
>on it. The resolution was worded
, so as to read that the school board
lease the building for five years in
consideration of $1,000, to he expend
ed for a heating system. The pres
jent system in the building is entirely
Four teachers were appointed, two
; being reappointed and two new. The
reappointees are Miss Mabel Abbey
: and Miss Alnta Young, both at $475
I per year according to the new salary,
I schedule based on the number of'
years of teaching experience. At the
same schedule, tho new teachers,
Miss Carrie Frymtre and Miss Louise
I Harrett, will receive $475 and $450
next year, respectively. The srhed-;
ule is $420 for first year: $450, sec
ond: $475, third, and thus gradual
Condition of No. 2 Dangerous.
A heated discussion took place re- j
yarding the work at school No. 2,
where excavating for the improve
ments hqs been started. The archi
tect. J. K. Jensen, is out of town, >
and some of the members of the
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One Carload Fresh Pennsylvania Horses,
Suitable tor All Purposes.
Also 50 Head Second-hand Horses.
Also WagoDS, Carriages, Harness
ot every description.
TO-Moil HOW, JUJSTK 81st.
Coin mooring at 10 o’clock, at
People’s Auction Market
POLKOYVITZ BROS., Props. Stable Tel. 30-L
93-95 New Brunswick ave., Perth Amboy, N. i.
WE ALSO SELL HORSES AND WAGONS 01 COMMISSION.
II Sales will be Held Every Second Thursday