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VOL. XXVII. NO. 1067. ? PERTH AMBOY, N. J., WEDNESDAY, Jl'XE 20, 190fi. WEATHER-Partly Overcast ONE CENT.
Confesses to Numerous Petty
Robberies in this City During
the Past Year.
Has Broken Into Freight Station
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 have!
solved the mystery of the gas meter
and telephone box robberies which
have been going on In thiB city for
several months. Bastlan was arrest
ed on a charge of stealing a diamond
ring. When put through what the
police term the third degree, he made
a complete confession of all his
When arraigned before the recor
der this morning he asked that he
be sent to the Hahway Reformatory.
He was told to sign an allegation to
?that effect and his wish would prob
ably be granted.
'?? ? ? e~.? J n" ?->Un? ?1,1 .
in niH UUI11C8H1UII nuauuu sum.
"My name Is Christian Bastian. I
am seventeen years old. I have no
hpme at present. I voluntarily make
the following statement to Chief
Burke, in the presence of Detective
"My first stealing was at the Cen
tral Railroad depot about a year
ago, where I entered and got $29,14.
My father made it good and I was
let go. On April 1st, '06, 1 tapped
four gas machines at No. 4 New
street, and got $1.75. I also tapped
a machine at Cohen's house in Madi
son .avenue, and, got about $2. I
then collected a bill for Mr. Ford for
$17 and kept it. I tapped Poland's
machine In State street twice. I got
about $6 In all.
"I also tapped D. Wolff's telephone
and got 55 cents. I tapped Houser's
for $1.75. I tapped a bicycle store
in the Shangold block and got twenty
five or fifty cents. I tapped one in
Grecian's flats and got twenty-five
cents, and Morris Plane's house for
seventy-Aye cents, and a shoemaker
in Cook's building for Afty cents.
"(Signed) CHRIS. BASTIAN.
"Witness:?JOHN A HUFF."
(Continued on Pago 2.)
V 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 had troubles along
these lines before we
ran our own mouldings
and 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 us
and take no chances?
Mouldings cut to length
Sewaren, N. J.
All Ready for the Big Event for
Benefit of the Hospital to
Continue Ten Days.
MAYOR WILT OPEN IT.
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 PfeifTer
will officially open the affair with a
speech, and a host of city officials
are expected to be present. Each
night following a different lodge will
be in charge, the Elks being first on
Tonight is Hospital night, and the
booths, barkers and ticket men will
ue inane up ui lue nuspmui dwiii
and the Ladles' Auxiliary. Friday
night the firemen of the city will be
iiin charge, and nearly all the lodges
in town will aid the affair in every
In Plalnfleld $6,000 was cleared,
and the parties in charge predict
even more than that here by , the
time the carnival ends.
Many donations have been receiv
ed and more are coming in each day.
All the donations, such as cakes, fruit
and fancy articles, will be for sale on
The admission to all the amuse
ments is ten cents, and It is necessafy
to visit the carnival more than once
in order to see all the attractions.
The grounds and tents will be
lighted entirely by electricity so that
no danger by fire need be feared.
It is expected that thb crowd will
be enormous tonight, and arrange
ments have been made with the po
lice to have three or four men on the
grounds to preserve order.
The list of attractions is as fol
The Bijou Excelsior Circus?Trick
Ponies, Hiding Dogs, Funny Clowns,
Aerial and Novelty Acts.
The Electric Theatre, Presenting
Latest Moving Pictures and Electric
Ons White's Big Punch and Judy
Ferris Wheel, the Latest Conder
Lander's Big Vaudeville Show.
I Chief Longfeather Indian Attrac
lions ami iNuvuiuns.
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 Shilllalahs and Strik
er and Catcher Baseball Game.
Pop Watt, and His New Novelty,
Tod Wilson, with Mr. and Mrs.
Hooligan, the Whole Dam Family
Louie Traux's Attractions, Bee
Hive, Fish Pond, Hand and Mallet
John Tobb's Latest Novelty?Rifle
Range and Roly Poly.
Latest Improved Merry-Go-Round
With the Latest Novelty, Lovers' Tub.
Kotton Kandy Machine.
Shaffer & Wilson's Cane and Knife
Board and Chewing Gum Game.
These will be found scattered about
the grounds In different tents.
The contest for the dolls la open
to any child in this vicinity. The
one collecting the most money gets
the finest doll and the next highest
get the other dolls.
TIDAL WAVE AT
NEW YORK, June 20:?A tidal
wave fifteen feet high struck Coney
Island at 7:30 o'clock this morning
and several persons on the beach
narrowly escaped death. The steps
and bathing pavilion connected with
Seeley's Hotel were smashed. Every
window In the hotel was shattered.
Money for the Hospital.
Mrs. W. S. Ha., acknowledges the
receipt of $10 from Louis A. Green
ley, of Portland, Ore., and $10 from
Charles Scribner's Sons, of New
York, for the city hospital.
LeavA "WANT" advs. at branch oi'
J. J. Kean, the Man Who Stole
Freddie Muth, Goes to Eastern
Penitentiary in Record Time.
JUDGE WAS DISCUSTED.
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.
, PHILADELPHIA, .tunc 20.-Jn a lit
tle uiore 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 Eastern penitentiary. Sel
doty has justiee moved so swiftly in
this or any other city. It was 10:10
o'clock when the prisoner was arraign
ed before Magistrate Elseniirown. Fif
teen minutes later he was eoinmittisl 1
without hail. Ten .minutes after that
the indictment clerk prepared the in
dictment. and at 11:10 u true hill was
found, and the prisoner was taken be
fore Judge Sulzberger.
An hour luter Kean was placed on
trial. At first when the Indictment was
read to him lie said, "Not guilty in
some res|iects." The crier then read
the indictment again, and the prisoner
(July two witnesses were-called?Ed
gar Clear, a special policeman, ami
Charles M-utli. the kidnaped boy's fa
ther. Kean interrupted them and said
lie wanted to make an explanation.
After a rambling and disconnected
accouut of his crime, in which his pltl
ful attempt- to palliate Its seriousness
only exelteil the distrust of all who
heard It, Kean was stopped by Judge
Sulzberger, who Imposed sentence.
Kean almost collapsed In his recital
and ufter hearing his fate had to be
helped from the dock.
Freddie Muth, 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 lu clean linen, a
pretty jacket and knickerbockers, he
presented a very different appearance
from that of the forlorn and bedrag
gled child who was rescued by the po
lice. The parents' faces beamed with
happiness, but showed traces of their
days and nights of suspense.
"Fast night was the first that we
have slept since he was taken from
us," said 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 lil>erty to the
lolltude of Cherry Hill, 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 he behaves
himself Ills sentence under the law will
be reduced to twelve years and three
months. The court hud the power to
give him a life sentence.
, F. L. LAKKINS, 367 STATE St.,
#111 do plumbing, steam, hot water
and hot air heating on monthly pay
ments. $10 per month.
Leave! "WANT" advB. at branch of
Buy Your MILK from
Heavy Whipping Cream Fresh Every Day
j Telepnone K17-L
Telephone 69 W. F?ye?? 8tree
Collections and deliveries free in Perth
Ambov Wood bridge, Sewaren, Metuch
en. South Amboy and Staten island.
Could Not bo 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 Im Handy for Girls Who Work
at the Vaseline Factory -Benjam
in Bloodgood One Engineer.
The Ambov bridge was In trouble i
| again yesterday afternoon when the
draw could not he made to lock prop
erly, as In the morning. Some boats,
were delayed for a lime. Today the1
bridge Is In eommlsslon and things
look hoiieful. Hundreds have cross
ed the bridge, on foot and In auto?,
wagons and carriage. As many more
have gone down to see It.
The number of atltos to cross next
Sunday and succeeding Sundays and
on .Inly 4 will be lurge, If everything
Is all right with the draw and the ap
proaches, including Ihe roads lead
ing thereto. Two tenders are In
charge of the druw, Benjamin Blood-'
good and n South Amho.v man. The'
draw will be turned for bouts day or
People can with difficulty reallie
that the bridge, which they had come,
to view ?? a somewhat visionary
thing. Is actually open for traffic nf
ter four years of waiting and legal
wrangles and tangles.
It seems almost a probability to
ninny 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
front going off at the side.
price of licht
When four more electric street
lamps are hung in this city the price
per lamp to be paid by the cltv to the
Public Service Corporation yearly
will drop from $97.50 to $S5. ac
j 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 added 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 $2.50
In the yearly cost of each lamp.
Ordered Money Paid.
The fifteen iter cent., retained by
the city from the payment to Hender
son Brothers for the brick pavement
on State street, between Murket and
Gordon streets, has been ordered
paid. It amounts to $3N5 11. The
ten per cent, likewise retained from
Martin Hansen on the Kearny ave
nue and lu'wls street sewer has also
been ordered paid.
Subscribe for the NEWS.
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.
Sprrinl to the K VKNINO NEW8:
NEW B1UJNSWICK, June 20.?
William Henry Steele Demarest, Rut
gers, '83, was today installed as pres- I
ident of the college from which he I
was graduated just 23 years ago. The
Inauguration ceremonies were held .
this morning. They were attended 1
by the representatives of a score of i
other universities, colleges and tech- I
nlcsil schools, and by hundreds of ?
loyal alumni of Rutgers. The facul- ? 1
ty of the colleges wore the academic '
costume, and the gay colors, the scar-, t
let of Rutgers, the brdwn, white, yel-'t
low, scarlet and black, betokening to 1
the tutored eye the degree of the 1
master or doctor wearing the hood 1
and gown, made the spectacle an un- I
usually attractive and brilliant one. 1
The annuul meeting of the alum-j t
nl and of the trustees of the college. '
M,.t.o/li>lo^ f/ll. Ihn moet.1.1.. f ! '
(imti.Tn n'HCUUlcu hm i uc iimi mii^, ui i >
commencement duy, were held ear
lier than usual, In order to lenve t
the way clear for the Inaugural. At!.'
10:30 the academic procession form-1
ed In front of Queen's. It was led 1
by Governor E. C. 8lokes and Presl- 1
dent-elect I>emnrest, ex-Governor i
Foster M. Voorhees and Dean An- I
drew F. West, of Princeton; Dean '
F. VanDyck, of the faculty, and Ray- 1
uioiid It. Johnson, of the senior class. 1
Then came the trustees and represen- i
tatives of other colleges, escorted by I
the faculty of Rutgers and the New
Brunswick Theological Seminary. |t
The following universities and col- ;
leges had accredited representatives
at the Inaugural: Harvard, Austin
George Fox; Yale. Prof. Albert S. I
Cook, Prof. Frank C. Porter; Unl- t
versify of Pennsylvania, Prof. Felix:)
E. Schelllng: Princeton, Dean West, j c
Prof. Henry Thompson; Columbia, t
Prof. Bradner Matthews; Dartmouth, t
Prof. A. W. Vernon; Franklin and l
Marshall, President John S. Stahr; i
Pnlon, Prof. Sidney G. Ashemore; i
West Point, Lieut. Col. Gordon; I
Hamilton. Rev. Amory H. Bradford; <
Amherst. Col. Mason Tyler; Trinity, <
Prof. Urban: Haverford, President <
Isaac Sharpless; Alfred, Prof. Alphe- I
us Kenyon; University of Rochester,
Rev. William It. Taylor; College City 1
of New York. President John H. Fin- i
ley; Lehigh. Prof. Henry 8. Drinker: t
Hope. Prof. Hutphen: Stevens, Pres- |
ident Alexander Humphreys; Johns i
Hopkins. President Ira Remsen: New ;
York University, Prof. John J. Ste- i
The Inaugural exercises opened
with invocation by Rev. Joachlnt El- t
mendorf, 'f>0, New York. The keys i
of Rutgers were delivered to the new ;i
president by Governor Stokes. ! I
Governor Stokes said:
"Inaugural ceremonies are always
scones of Inspiration. They are the j |
seed time of hope and Joyfully antic
ipate the coming harvest. Rutgers j i
College has had a long line of dls-ji
tlngulshed presidents, and has wel
comed theni one by one In the course ,
of Its 140 years of honorable history.
She antedates even the nation's birth.
Her first Inspiration came from Hol
(Continued on pago 8).
II! ' |
of our business career we ask you to cele
brate with us this Saturday (June 2.'5id).
? MUSIC, SOUVENIRS and
3- ?*/* f"-.
/04-106 Smith Street, Perth Am -oy, X. J.
? ? ? I
School Board Last Night Decided to j
Pay Them the Price Demanded |
for 600 Tons. |1
THE ORDER WILL BE DIVIDED, j
Other School Matters Were Dis
cussed at Session-Moore Bros.,
Get Contract for School Supplies.
The coal contract, was divided by bi
the Hoard of Education at an ad- in
jotirned meeting last night, and the ot
coal will be supplied to the schools tl
next year by five dealers, C. M. Pe- hi
erson & Company, G. J. Haney, E. tl
I. Dorsey & Sons, Perth Amboy Coal in
Company, and W. H. McCormick. st
..i of these bid $0.25 per ton when ri
he board received bids a week ago, cl
is told in the NEWS. The coal is to d>
ie delivered at the order of the. h
lioard. The contract was awarded | ti
nst night at the recommendation of S
he chairman of the building com- h
uittee, J. L. Crowell, to whose com- C
nittee the bids had been referred, ci
The total amount needed will be ei
ibout 600 tons. u
The contract for furnishing the
itationery supplies next year was
awarded to Moore Brothers, their 4!
bid being $1,355. The fact that c
Prank Neer did not know that a cer- s
ifled check must accompany the bid c
made his bid of $1,314.99 unable to h
be considered, although he appeared b
with the check a few minutes after 2
the bids had been opened. But such si
technicalities have to be watched with V
aire and the board had no alterna- tl
Ive but to award the contract to the ci
higher bidder. The contract was a]
iwarded to Moore Brothers after a j ei
ihort recess. j e<
Healing System for No. 3. w
A resolution was adopted that the H
>oard appropriate $1,000 to install a IN
lew steam-heating system in school I tl
S'o. 3 at Maurer, the awarding of the ! ii:
?oirtrnct and the work to be under the j tl
oipervislon of John Pfeiffer, superln- w
endent for the Mnurers, who gave n]
he school building and pay the taxes h
in it. The resolution was worded ol
<o as to read that, the school board ii
ease the building for five years in w
?onsideratlon of $1,000, to be expend
ed for a heating system. The pres
ent system In the building is entirely c<
Four teachers were appointed, two q
being reappointed and two new. The a
reappointees are Miss Mabel Abbey d
ind Miss Alma Young, both nt $475 at
l>er year according to the new salary n
schedule based on the number of
roars of teaching experience. At the
same schedule, tho new teachers, I
Miss Carrie Frymlre and Miss Louise ^
Barrett, will receive $475 and $450
next year, respectively. The sched
ule Is $420 for first year; $450, sec
ind; $4 75, third, and thus gradual
Condition of No. 2 llangerous.
A heated discussion took place re
garding the work at school No. 2.
where excavating for the improve
ments hijs been started. The archi
tect. J. K. Jensen, is out of town, i
and some of the members of the
part! are afraid that bad results
ay ensue from the removal of part
the foundation. It was asserted
iat the architect should be here, as
b is under pay by the board, and
le contractors have to go accord
ig to the architect. The schemes of
opping the work until Mr. Jensen
stums or of hiring a substitute ar
litect met with little favor. Presl
ant Walker said that he expects to
ear from Mr. Jensen in a day or
vo. Commissioners Moore and
turn reminded Mr. Walker that he
ad said the same thing a week age.
halrman Crowe)], of the building
immittee, said that he had lnstruct
4 the contractors to put supports
Discussion Over Heating.
Commissioner Sturh moved that
he board readvertise for bids for the
hanges in the school No. 2 heating
ystem. The four concerns' bids re
elved some months ago have been
eld in abeyance, as have also the
ids for furniture for schools Nos.
and 5. Commissioner Massopust
econded the motion. President
t'alker said that he did not see how
le hoard could readvertise, as bids
informing to the specifications had
Irendy been received. Commisslon
r Crowell, chairman of the building
immittee, said that the school board
as to receive but $6,500 from the
oard of Rstimate originally, for
o. 2, and that, when it was found
in this cost of rebuilding and heat
ig repairs would exceed that sum,
ie board had to economize in every
ay possible. Thus, the higher bids
ipear out of the question. It was
rough I out that N.- S. Kellogg's bid
f $74 0 provides for a boiler, heat
i courts, and interior sandtarles,
>lr. Crow-ell's Denial.
Chairman Crowell, of the building \
immittee, continued: "I know I \
ave been accused of putting the re
uirements for the heating speclfl- it
itions at No. 2 In a false light to
ifferent people. T am not guilty ,
:rd I'll take an affidavit tfiat I had
i) Intention of misinforming any
(Continued on Page 2.)
CZ CD F3 CD 1ST
White, New, Home, Domestic,
Singer, Wheeler, Wilson and all
guaranteed machines at lower
prices than elsewhere. Jiasy
336 State st, Tel. I90-W-2
S AUCTION SALE
One Carload Fresh Pennsylvania Horses,
Suitable for All Purposes.
Also 50 Head Second-hand Horses.
Also Wagons, Carriages, Harness
ot every description.
TO-Moil ROW, JUNE 21st.
Commencing' at 1<> o'clock, at
People's Auction Market
POLKOWITZ JBUOS., Props. Stable Tel. 30-L
93-95 New Brunswick ave., PerthAmboy, N.J.
WE ALSO SELL HORSES AMD WAGONS 01 COMMISSION.
Sales will be Held Every Second Thursday^"'".. '