WATCHMAN WHO TELLS STORY j
OF DROWNING, HELD BY POLICE.!
. . . — ....
Fell Into the
DRAG FOR BODY
Special to the EVENING NEWS:
TOTTENVILLE, Jan. 7:*—While
the police are dredging Uaritan Bay
for the body of an unidentified man.
who is believed to have been drowned
after he had been knocked overboard
early Saturday morning by a night
watchman whom he had tried to shoot
at Port Richmond Beach, S. I., the
watchman, Alexander Gardner, of
Rossville avenue, Rossville, is locked
up in the county jail at Richmond on
a charge of homicide, where he was
'taken after being arraigned befor"
Magistrate Marsh in the second dis
trict court, Stapleton, Saturday.
He will be held there lor a further
examination Friday morning. Cap
tain Joseph C. Gehegan, of the sub
precinct, and his men, with the aid
of one of the police launches from
Manhattan, are making a thorough
search of the premises and the bay.
The police were, at first, wont to
discredit his story, but, as he has
' made such a straight and voluntary
admission of the facts, they are’some
what inclined to believe that he did
hit a man.
Tile Watchman's Story.
Gardner, who is about thirty-five
years old, and is employed by the
Halted Construction Company at Hu
guenot Beach, tells the following vo1
untary story. He say that just be
fore midnight.- he was making his
rounds of the many new buildings'
erected-along the shore, when he saw
a man trying to get into one of the
closed houses. He was fumbling with
1 lw» IncU whpn Iip nullnri In Ilim mid
asked what he was doing, and re
ceived the reply, “None of your busi
ness”; when, he said, the man drew a
revolver and told him to get out of
Gdrdner said he went -at once to
the Terra Marine Club nearby and
aroused Charles Nicholson, an em
ploye of the construction company,
and William Mildred, manager of the
club, t)\d told them what had hap
pened. They armed themselves and
went to search for the man, but no
trace of the burglar was found.
Gardner walked out on the' long
pier, which is said to be about four
hundred feet long, and just as he
'■ neared the end the man came out of
a small Shanty and sprang at him.
Being armed with a piece of iron, he
* struck him on the head. He said
they struggled on the pier for several
minutes, and after he managed to
get loose, the man staggered to the
edge of the pier and fell over into.tho
All this time the struggle was go
ing on Mildred arid Nicholson say
they heard no noise of a struggle.
They ran to the end of the pier but
The police have the piece of pipe.
Three Pastors Exchanged Pulpits
Last Night at Opening Services.
The week of prayer among the
Presbyterian, Baptist and Simpson
M. E. churches opened last night,
when pastors of three churches ex
changed pulpits at the evening ser
vices. Rev. J. H. Northrup occupied
the pulpit in the”Baptist church; Rev
W. P. Hill occupied the pulpit at the
Simpson M. E. church, and Dr. W. C.
Snodgrass preached in the Presby
terian church. Tonight and tomor
. row night services will be held in
Simpson M. E. church. The service
tonight will be led by Rev. J. H.
Northrup. The subject of his sermon
will he, “The Church of the Diving
SPOKE OF SOCIALISM
Rev. Dr. Snodgrass Touched t0n the Sub
ject In Sermon Last bight.
During his sermon at the First
Presbyterian church last Rev.
Dr. W. JC. Snodgrass
socialism' and said that he not
believe in it. He declared there
» cannot be a commoni*^
• without a common fatherhood.
Guy Brothers Minstrels
January 7, at Wilder, theatre.
dozen lines or
3 GARS WRECKED III CRASH
ON LEHIGH VALLEY TRACKS i
NEAR NEW BRUNSWICK AVE.
Two wooden coal cars were
smashed at one end and a long flat
brick car was completely demolished
in a wreck on the Lehigh Valley rail
road, just west of New Brunswick
avenue, early yesterday morning.
The accident was caused by a bill
of nine empty runaway coal cars
striking another bill of cars standing
opposite the New Brunswick avenue
A brakeman who was on the run
away cars jumped in time to save
himself just before the smashup.
The accident is understood to have
happened between 3 and 4 o’clock.
An engine and crew of brakenten
were drilling In what is called the
upper yard, near Eftgleswood.
Prior to the accident, the engine
had sent several bills of empty cars
down other tracks without trouble.
On account of darkness the crew
could not see the line of cars stand- j
ing on the track upon which they |
were about to send a number of cars, j
The bill of nine cars was given a start
from a point just east of the Florida
Grove road. On account* of the down
grade the cars attained great speed
and soon got beyond control of the
brakeman. .lust before the accident
the brafceman saw the predicament
he was in and jumped for his life.
The fleeing train of cars struck the
others with a terrific Impact, bread
ing the long brick car in half and
piling the truck of one car under one
of'the coal cars and demolishing the
ends of two other cars.
The Lehigh Valley wrecking crew
was busily engaged all day yesterday
clearing up the debris. The two coal
cars which were only damaged were
sent away to be repaired. The de
molished brick car was taken to one
Bide of the tracks and burned.
MAN IN HOUSE
Mrs. Leo Schwartz Discovered
Intruder Ascending Stairs to
Second Floor and Screamed.
Sergeant Mulligan received a call
at liollce headquarters at 11.40
o’clock last night from l.eo Schwartz,
of 24 Market street, stating that there
was a thief in his house. The ser
geant went to the house at once, but
after a thorough search was unable
to find the intruder.
Mrs. Schwartz said that she saw
a man, about five feet seven inches
tall, and dressed In dark clothes, com
ing ui> the stairs to the second floor.
Upon seeing the man, Mrs. Schwartz
screamed, and the fellow at once
turned and ran down stairs to the
lower floor. It is thought that he
then went to the cellar and left the
house in that way.
The thief was evidently frightened
away before he had secured any plun
der, as Mr. and Mrs. Schwartz say
that they have missed nothing.
Mgr. O’Connell Will Address Knights
of Columbus Sunday Jan. 27.
San Salvador Council, Knights of
Colunibiia, will hold their regular
meeting and installation of officers in
their hall in the Savings Hunk build
ing Thursday night. The date for
the vesper service lias been fixed for
Sunday evening, January 27, thej
hame day Monsignor O'Connell is to
be invested. The monsignor, who is
also chaplain of the council, will con
duct the service and deliver the ad
dress to the council. It is expected
that a number of visiting knights will
be here on that occasion.
After the installs lion Thursday
night, refreshments will be served
and a social time will follow.
HELD PRIVATE DANCE
j Young Men’s Polish Association Had Affair
at Bragn Hal'.
The Young Men's Polish Associa
' tion held a private dance and recep
j tion In Braga hall Saturday night.
'The committee of arrangements was:
John O’Dell, Ignat* Poulson and John
Shultz. The floor-manager was Mike
! Kowalczyok. Music was furnished by
: ThAmoB nuuvsi Is
| TORE UP PART OF STREET.
Break In Water Pipe Under Market Streel
; On account of a break in a house
! service water pipe a portion of the
I newly laid bitulithic pavement on
Market street had to be torn up near
King street toda’i'. /
Settle Southern Pacific Strike.
CHICAGO. Jan. 7:—Through Pres
: ident Roosevelt's intervention the
| strike of the Southern Pacific flre
; men is in process of settlement at a
I conference at the Palmer House to
! day. ■ ,
|iV - - e | _ I
Brothers Minstrel. Monday,
7 at Wflaw tnektre.
MANY AT THIS
Goottof-Levine Nuptials atTemple
Shaarey Tfiloh Followed by
A pretty wedding took place last
night at the 'rtmple Shaarey Tflloh
when Phillip Goottof, of 5<i New
Brunswick avenue, was united in
marriage with Miss Julia Levine, of
327 % State street. The wedding
took place at 6 o’clock last night. f
The ceremony was performed by
The best man was Joseph Smerl
ing. and the maid of honor was Mrs.
Sarah Smerling, a sister of the bride.
The bridesmaids were Miss Annie |
Goottof, Miss Lena Goottof, Miss I
Jennie GootTof,. sisters of the groom,
and Miss Bessie Dorls*and Miss Rose-|
Rosinsky. The bride was dressed in j
white silk, trimmed with lace. She,
carried a large bouquet of white and ,
reel carnations. The ushers were
Bennett Goottof, Philip Smerling and
Nathan Rbsinsky. Following the j
ceremony a reception and wedding
supper took place at Washington i
hall. Ten coaches were busily en-,
gaged conveying the guests to the
hall. After the reception dancing
was a feature. Music was furnished
by Professor Steinhauser.
Ivlin. viv/ullv/i. in um; vii uic uonuv I
sisters, who have for several years
managed a confectionery and cigar
store in this city. They are now lo
cated at 327% State street. Mrs.
Goottof will still contintie as a part
ner in the State stree sore. Mr. and
Mrs. Goottot will reside at 138 Fay
LEASE FOR PROPERTY |
Property Near P. R. R. Depot Not
For Railroad Company.
A lease for the building on State
street, opposite the Pennsylvania rail
road station, was drawn up Saturday
j by a local lawyer, it is understood, to
! parties other than the Pennsylvania
i railroad, which, it has been reported,
contemplated securing the land ad
jacent to the depot for an enlarged
ROW OVER BOARD BILL.
Two Boarders Arrested on Complaint of
Their Landlady—Agree to Settle.
Patrolman Andrew Jensen was sent
! to. 92 New Brunswick avenue Satur
day night to settle some trouble be
tween a landlady and two boarders.
: The policeman found that the two
men, Joan Larsen and Mads Larsen,
had been making trouble and were
trying to get their clothes from the
place without paying a board bill
which was overdue. Jensen placed
both men, who were brothers, under
,arrest at once, and after spending the
night in a cell they were arraigned
! before Recorder Pickersgll! yester
day morning. Both men agreed to
! settle, and after giving Mrs. Mary
| Lindhard, the keeper of the boarding
house, $5 and an order for the bal
ance, they were released.
Scranton Crisis is Over.
SCRANTON, dan. T:—The typhoid
crisis has passed, and only live new
eatfeB arc reported today.
Believe Mrs, Wolfe
Scared to Death
The funeral of Mrs. Eliza Wolfe, j
eighty years old, who died of fright |
and exposure, near Cheesequake, as
told in the South Amboy columns of |
the NEWS Saturday, was not held
yesterday, as announced, being held
up by order of Prosecutor Berdine1
until an autopsy could be performed 1
to ascertain the exact cause of death,
in the meantime. Detective Richard j
A. Peltier jhas investigated the cir
cumstances jsurrounding the case, and
yesterday arrested Spencer Berdine,
of Cheesequake, on a charge of man
slaughter, accusing him of being Im
plicated in the matter. The detective
is also looking for Harry Kenniff,
who is said to have been associated
with Berdine, but who has disap
peared, having shipped as a deckhand
on the clay scow Red Bird, which Is
now at Brooklyn. The Brooklyn au
thorities have been notified, and ills
arrest is expected today.
Detective Peltier was only assigned
to the case yesterday and within a
few hours he had practically a com
plete story of the affair and one ar
rest was made.
The story of the woman's death
first appeared in the NEWS Friday.
Dr. A. J. Jackson, of Matawan, was
the physician summoned. He said
the woman died of apoplexy and sum
moned Stillwell & Mason, undertak
ers, of South Amboy, to take charge
of the body. Mr. Mason, when he
heard some of the details of the case,
notified’Coroner Beekman who, after
viewing the body and inquiring into
the circumstances surrounding the
case, gave the undertaker permission
to proceed with the interment. The
arrangements were made for yester
day afternoon. In the meantime
someone had notified Prosecutor
Berdine of the case and he asked
Detective Peltier to investigate.
The facts .learned by Peltier, whicfi
have led to the arrest of one man and
the delay of the funeral, are to the
effect that a gang of hoodlums have
been in the habit of annoying Mrs.
Wolfe for a long time. She had a
son, Johnson Wolfe, who frequently
became intoxicated. On the night in
question two boys, John Mulcheski
and Louis Schulmaster, found the
son lying in the road, drunk. They
proceeded to take him to the home
of his mother. They were joined by
Spencer Berdine and Harry Kenniff,
who went along, as they said, to
"have some fun with the old woman."
The fellows created a great deal of
noise and rapped loudly on the door
to arouse Mrs. Wolfe. When she
opened it to admit her son, Berdine
and Kenniff. it is declared, started to
torment her and she picked up a:
bucket to defend herself. They then
drove her from the house, according
to Detective Peltier, and chased her
down the road.
Clad In Night Clothing.
She was clad only in her night
clothing. She ran screaming to the
home of Amos Bowne, witli the men
after her. There is an incline lead
ing up to the house and as she start
ed up this she fell and died within a
Miss Olive, Bowne. a daughter of
Amos Bowne,'had been sitting up late
reading. She says, so Detective Pel
tier states, that she heard the men go
by on the way to Mrs. Wolfe's home,
shouting and laughing and later she
heard the old woman scream and
looking out, saw her running toward
and (die noticed the men, one of
whom she declares, answers the de
scription of Berdlne.
The Bowses went out to pick up
Mrs. Wolfe and called to the men to
help, but they passed on without
It is believed the attack of apo
plexy was brought on by fright. The
autopsy will be held at. Stillwell &
Mason's morgue, tomorrow morning
at 10 o'clock.
Mrs. Wolfe has three daughters
besides the son already mentioned.
They arc Mrs. Ida Kingsinger, of New
Dorp: Mrs. Dora Inman, of South
Amboy, and Mrs. Adallne Bogert, of
The prompt and efficient service on
(he part of Detective Peltier Is being
favorably commented upon about
Cheesequako where the people are
glad the rough gang has at last got
Itself where the courts can break it
STATE ST. PROPERTY SOLD
A. Kramer Buys Land at Buckingham Ave
nue—Formsriy Convery Properly.
The property at the northeast cor
ner of State -etreet and Buckingham
avenue, formerly owned by Cornelius
Convery, has been sold to A. Kramer
through the Karkus agency. Mr.
Kramer took title -last Friday.
Local iJilon Held A* Important Meeting
LARSEN IS NAMED TO SUCCEED i
BROCCER AS COUNTY ENGINEER.
POLICEMEN CHASED ENGINES
IN CRUSADE ACAINST SUNDAY
NOISES ON STATEN ISLAND.!
Four engineers, one of them a Tot
tenvtlle resident, were arrested on
Staten Island yesterday In the open-1
ing of the crusade which the Anti-1
Nnisance League of Staten island be-|
^an a short time ago on the Balti
more & Ohio railroad's freight term
inal at St. George.
After chasing around the yards for
half an hour, the police arrested
Ernest C. Butts, Adam Cook, William
.1. White, of Stapleton, formerly of
Tottenville, and William T. Eckett,
all engineers, who were charged with
"Sabbath-breaking.” Later they were
released in $500 ball. The charges
were preferred by the league.
The league was formed some time -
ago with the Object of preventing un
necessary noises on Staten Island on
Sunday. It was alleged that freight
cars were switched and shunted on
Sunday, locomotives bells rung and
their whistles blow in violatian of the
About 11 o'clock yesterday in
spector Schmittberger and Capt. Gal-'
lagher, of St. George station, and half
a dozen patrolmen started for the
freight yeards. They were accom
panied by members of the league and
followed by a big crowd of Staten i
Islanders. There were fully three i
hundred men and boys In the throng
by the time the yards were reached. 1
There was also a crowd of spectators j
on the trestle overlooking the yards, i
After climbing over tracks and !
dodging "shunted" freight cars, the
police spread out in several direc
tions where engines could be heard
putting and snorting. It was not an
easy'task to catch some of the loco
motives, as the engineers did not
know the police were after them.
When an engine would come down
the track the police would stand In
the middle ot the roadbed and wait, i
A hundred yards away the machine
would stop and then go back.
Policemen would then run up the
track, waving their arms and clubs,
but the engine would be, probably, a
quarter of a mile away by that time.
NEW CITY HALL
Mayor Bollsclmeiler Will In
clude That In His Message,
It Is Understood.
At the Board of Aldermen's meet
ing to be held tonight, It is under
stood that Mayor Bollschweiler will
recommfend in his first message the
erecting of a new city hall which will
contain numerous additional offices,
one of which will be an office *or the
CREEK CATHOLICS ARE
Hundreds Attend Services Today in
Church of St. John the Baptist
On Broad Street.
The Orthodox Greek Catholics to
day are observing Iheir Christmas
day. Services are being held in the
Hungarian-Slavish Greek Catholic
church in Broad street. Rev. Father
Csoney is in charge. In accordance
with their regular custom, a number
of members from the church are cos
tumed In uniform. The loaders carry
a wooden model of the church, In
which Is contained the scene of the
birth of Christ. At noon today It was
Impossible to enter the church ill
Broad street, as tne crowd of people
extended clear across the street.
ROYAL ARCANUM TO MEET
New Officers Will Be Installed Tomorrow
Night In Middlesex Council.
District Deputy Grand Regent Her
ring, of Elizabeth, will make an offic
ial visit, and install the newly-elected
officers of Middlesex Council No.
1100, Royal Arcanum, at their reg
ular meeting in their rooms in Odd
Fellows’ hall tomorrow night. All
tnembers are earnestly requested to
be present, as other matters of im
portance will come up at this meet
ing. The committee on the smoker
to be held on January 22 will also
probably, make a report. The dawn
toast In the December bulletin will
also be read.
TWO JUDGMENTS GIVEN
IN DISTRICT COURT.
Two judgments were rendered in
the district court, this morning. One
case was not moved and hIx other
eases were adjourned. The judg
ments were as follows:
William M. Appleby against Arte
mas Clark, for $4 0.
William H. Hall et. als. against W.
J. Van Pelt, for $70.
Runaway Hud Hocked Up.
Joseph Wass, of 386 Smith street,
a youth who frequently runs away
from home, was found on Fayette
street, near Madison avenue, last
night by Patrolman Tonneseu, who
took him to the police station, where
he spent the night, Wass was sent
home this morning.
Guy Brothers Minstrels Monday.
Januarv 7, at Wilder thestre.
Letters Sent to Local People
Urging Them to Copy and
Send Nine Times.
An endless chain of prayer has
reached a number of people in this
city, and It Is likely to spread rapidly,
if everyone receiving one of the let
ters complies with the request con
tained therein. But many who have
received the unsigned communica
tions through the mail have not car
ried out the inatruotions, and the at
tention of the NEWS has been called
to the scheme, which would soon
reach Immense proportions, were it
carried to any great extent in this
Nine times !1 is 81; times 9, 7 29;
times 9, 6,561; times 9, 59,049, or
two for every man, woman and child
in town, and so on.
The letters are as follows;
Endless Prayer Chain.
"Oh Lord Jesus, we implore thee,
oh Eternal God, to have mercy on all
mankind. Keep us from sin, by thy
precious bloofd, and take us to be
with thee eternally. Amen.
“This prayer was used by Bishop
Lawrence, recommending It to no
written and sent to nine persons.
Those who pay no attention to it meet
with terrible accidents. He who re
writes this prayer for nine days and
sends it to nine other persons, com
mencing the day it is received, will,
on the ninth day, experience some
great joy. it was said at the holy
font of Jerusalem that he who re
writes this prayer will be delivered
from all calamities.
"Please do not break the chain."
TAX BOARD ATWORK
Busy Week Ahead of Commission
ers Hearing Appeals.
Clerk W. A. Spencer, of the County
Board of Equalization of Taxes, is at
work preparing a list of the judg
ments made by the board a few days
ago. In all, there were sixty-nine
appeals from the city, and Mr. Spen
r.or uu l.t t ml it v tliHi lie exnected to
make the board’s decisions on them
The county board has no session
today, but will sit in Metuchen to
morrow morning; in Raritan town
ship tomorrow afternoon; Wood-i
bridge and Roosevelt Wednesday, and
on Tuesday they will be busy at South
Amboy all day. The schedule for
next week has not yet been prepared.
Guy Brothers Minstrels Monday,
January 7, at Wilder theatre.
20 Dock or Ship Carpenters wani-j
ed nt L-liigh Valley Coal \A 1 arve-J
apply 10 Franklin Gfifleu, at hisj
offt e at Coal Whaives v
For Year. J
Special to Die EVENING NBWb:
NEW BRUNSWICK, Jan. 7:—Tito
Board of Freeholders organized for1
the year this morning and reappoint
ed all the 1906 officials except County
Engineer L. C* N. Brogger, Jr., ot
Morgan F. Larsen, of Perth Am
boy. who was formerly connected with J
Brogger’s office, was appointed to .
succeed him at the same salary,, j
$2,000 per year. He was appointed wJM
for a term of two years.
Frank H. Pownall, of Jamesburg, wH
was re-elected director. He present- T|
ed an opinion from County Solicitor
Strong that he could remain director j
without re-election, but the minutes j
of last year showed that he had been
elected for about ono year.
The supervisor of roads, James MTn,
Vandenburg, was renamed and his \\
salary was raised from $800 to
$1,500, as suggested In a letter from
State Roads Commissioner Hutchin
son, who said that a better showing Ip
had been made in repairs on roads In
this county with $2$,000 last year
The following were reappointed at
the same salaries as last year: Cleric
M. Irving, Demurest, of Woodbridge; j
County Solicitor Alan H. Strong; is
County Physician Dr. J. L. Snydam.
of Jamesburg; .1 unitor . Rudolf Jen- \
sen, of New Brunswick.
County Physician 9nydam pre
.seated his annual report showing that fl|
he had visited the county jail twice
weekly and attended to all cases, and C
that the jail Is in a better sanitary '■§
condition than in several years.
There were six murder cases dur
ing the year, and Dr. Suydam was at JB
five coroner's Inquests. I
The murders were as follo^ s:t ,^B|,
Rachel Wright, Old Bridge, April
Katie Gordon, Piscataway, April 20;
.1 and George Whiteman, Rooster ft|
l i at BiowntoWe, May 7; Raphael
Ferraro, Port Reading, June 29; Geo. C
Sabak, Perth Amboy, September 3; .11
Joseph liovaniez, December 14. Jf
MGR. O'CONNELL TO Bt '
INVESTED JANUARY 21 M
Bishop McFaul Will Confer the Pur- | /
pie Formally on Pastor of St.
Mary’s R. C. Church.
The date has now been chosen hM:
when Monstgnor It. P. O’Connell, Of ft
St. Mary’s Roman Catholic churchJot |
this city, will be vested with the a
robes of his office by t the bishop. sp
liishop James A. McFaul, of Trenton, .m
will he hero to conduct the service,
which is to take place orh Sunday
morning. January 27. II is JwpectW!
that a large number of other Wergy
men will ho preHenl on this occasion.
That evening the Knights oflpol- jj*
umbus vesper service will be heldV
Ill VKI t PIRATES AT WORK jf
AT K. V. R. R. (OAK OOCKf
II was reported to the police Sftt-7
urday that sonic river thieves h»d
stolen three brass sheaves from
Kehlgh Valley coal docks Friday _
night. About twenty-five feet of rope
disappeared at the same time. It was
said that the sheaves were about
iwenly Inches in diameter snd were
worth quite some money. The police
are trying to get on the track of the g
alleged river pirates, whose work- :
ings have been felt by a number
Guy Brothers Minstrels
January 7, at Wilder theatre.
The NEW3 in every home.
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