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Faroes local CIRGULATIO! i__as VOL. XXVIlJ^ MAYOR’S MESSAGE IS • READ TO THE COUNCIL Sweeping Changes Are Urged By Mayor Bollschweiler In His First Letter to Aldermen. FLORAL DISPLAY FOR MAYOR. Mayor Bollschweiler’s first mes sage, urging the need of a number of local improvements, was submitted to the Board of Aldermen last night at the first regular meeting this year. It was read by the city clerk. The mayor sat adjoining Alderijian-at l,arge Pfeiffer. An elaborate floral display had been arranged at the In stanee'of friends. The Council Cham ber was filled. The message in full is as follows, covering nine typewritten pages: “To the Honorable Board of Aider men of the City of Perth Amboy: "Gentlemen:—Following the cus tom of my predecessors in office, I beg to offer to you a few suggestions for changes and improvements in municipal affairs, and I *trust that you will give them careful considera tion; for I feel that the different mat ters of which 1 will make mention will be of great benefit to the city and its citizens. “Let us be ever-mindful that we are the servants of all -the citizens of tills community, and that, in our ef forts to serve them, we should always keep tiieir welfare at heart, rather than to glorify the political parties which we represent, and to this end we should work together hand in hand, so that the greatest good can be accoinfilished toward the advance ment of our rapidly growing city. Hew City Hall. “1 desire to call your attention to the need of a modern city hall, and, as part of It, new and better quarters for the police department and the police court. The city offices are to tally inadequate;, .there being no fa cilities for privacy in the small and incommodious spaces which are al lotted to the respective officers. There is little or no provision for the proper filing and storing of valuable city documents, making it extremely diffi cult for the city officers to carry on the municipal business in an orderly and convenient manner. Good, roomy offices should be provided for each emu! uiiium anu ucpat unciu ui city as speedily as possible. These offices are necessary, so that each official could be found in his particu lar place at a particular time of the ' day. Further, provision should be made for office and desk room for the mayor, as he now has no place at all which he might term his head quarters or where he may keep his city records and papers. I do not think that such a building would mean the outlay of any large amount of money, and I feel very certain that the returns in the way of increased efficiency of the / city departments would more than offset the cost. It has been represented to me that the present city hall property could be so remodelled as to carry out, with very modest expense, the suggestions above made. Lockup n Disgrace. "The question of the police depart ment is, to my mind, a very serious one both from the view of quarters and of personnel. The present police offices and police court room are not at all what they should be for the proper handling of police business. The lockup, in its /present condition, is a disgrace to any civilized commu nity. It is an unsafe, unsanitary, filthy and barbarous place of deten tion which should not be tolerated: it has frequently occurred that the magistrate was obliged to let petty criminals go, rather than to confine them in this place. No provision is made to keep prisoners of the sexes apart, nor to keep juvenile offenders I from confirmed criminals, or the sane! from the insane. Persons in a state' of delirium are obliged to be con fined in ordinary rough, filthy, un padded and unprotected cells. The subjects which, either by misfortune or circumstances, are compelled to be detained In this place, are obliged to undergo a confinement bordering on barbarism, and it is hoped that some provision will be made by your hon , orable body In this regard, Whereby it will become possible to obtain de cent and humane treatment to those persons which the police department, must place under arrest. Recommends More Policemen. “I would recommend for your consideration the Increase of the personnel of the police depariment, which is now made up of su perintendent, three sergeant one roundsman and twelve patn making a total of seventeen Although this cosmopolitan niunity has In the past been i from any disorder and much ij crime, reflecting great credit i our police system so modest In I be-. If nevertheless Is my jud I that the ton e should -be enlar/ I order «nr vast illation the police protection In keep ing with the growth of our city. Perth Amboy, territorially speaking, covers a large area and, with the out lying portions steadily building up, It might be well to consider the ap pointment of a patrolman to do duty on horseback. I trust that this will receive your earliest consideration, and no doubt the council will receivo the thanks of all good citizens by au thorizing the increase of the present force. One l'uid .Man for Kacli Fire Compuiiy “I understand that the Are depart ment is fairly well equipped in the way of apparatus, but this most im portant branch of the city’s affairs should not be neglected In the slight est degree. Our firemen are giving us remarkably efficient service and are receiving practically nothing in return, and their slightest need should receive immediate attention. Are we sufficiently well equipped in the way of j apparatus appurtenances to cope with a conflagration, should one occur? We have been extremely fortunate in not having had large fires, but they are bound to occur sooner or later, and if we are not thoroughly equip ped then let us make changes in i measure to make such exigency as remotes a s possible. 1 would suggest the appointment of a man to each of the engine companies and to the hook and ladder company, to. care for the j apparatus, the building, the horses, etc., so that all may be kept In the j best condition and instantly ready! for full capacity services. They | should be paid salaries large enough for them to devote their entire time to the city's service.- They could also act as drivers and engineers, If nec essary. Favors Improved Streets. "I would recommend the present j policy of improving the streets, and | trust that the same will be continued, j However, in keeping always with the financial condition of the city and with dim regard to the 'wishes of the taxpayers and owners ot property along the line of intended improve ments. Preserve Pavements Better. “Another matter to which I beg to call your attention is the utter; lack of regard which Some persons j have for the preservation of our | streets, and which they have torn up ' and neglected to put back as they found them. It appears to have been the practice in the past to tolerate these conditions, with the result that highways have frequently been loft In a dangerous, as well as unsightly, state. I would recommend that proper i provision should be made, either by ordinance or other regulations, whereby offenders of this character would be properly dealt with if they made any excavation without first obtaining the city’s permission, and no such permission ought to be given to anyone without first entering into a bond or giving some other satis factory security that the highway j sought, to be dug up will be put. back j Into the condition in which it was j found. (Clean Streets After Saturdays. ! “I would call the attention to those . who are in charge of the street de-j partment to the condition of the main thoroughfares on each Sunday morn j ing. Papers and refuse of all kinds j are littered over tl\e streets after the i previous evening's shopping, and, in consequence, these streets present a most untidy appearance on Sunday.; This can be prevented by having some: of the street department employes work, a couple of hours late on Satur- j rtav nieht or earlv on Sunday morn ing to remove the accumulation of: refuse. Aside from the feelings ol I the citizens themselves, it certainly gives a had impression to visitors. Hullding Code. “in my opinion, one of the most essential needs of the city is a proper building code, drawn up by practical men, and the appointment of a capa ble and experienced man as building Inspectors, with full authority to carry out all the provisions of the code. There is absolutely no way now to keep in check the buildings which are erected within the city limits, and the result has been that ■ we have many unstable, insanitary and unsightly buildings, l'he city Is being rapidly built up, and we should have a strong and comprehensive set of building laws and an inspector to see that they are properly observed. The. tire limits should also be ex tended to include all the principal business streets, for better protection In that direction. I'ut 'Wires In Conduits. .•'There is now. so i ijdt informed,) rv~. (Ctmtinued1 on pact 3.1 / AUTOPSY TO REVEAL FACTS l County Authorities Examine Into the Direct Cause of Mrs. Wolfe’s Death. WILL BE BURIED TOMORROW. Prosecutor Berdine*, Coroner Beek mull and Two Physicians Per formed the Autopsy at Stillwell & ilason's Morgue in South Amhoy Ids Morning — Prosecutor Re fused to Make Any Statement. Special to the EVENING NEWB: SOUTH AMBOY, .Tan. 8:—An au topsy on the body of Mrs. Eliza Wolfe was held at Stillwell & Mason's morgue this morning. What the out come was, Prosecutor Berdine re fuses to state, but it is probable that the men now hold in New'Brunswick will have to stand trial for man slaughter. Hugh Canlff, for whom the authori ties have been looking since Spencer Berdine was arrested by Detective Peltier larst Sunday, went to New Brunswick today and gave himself up. These men, as has been told in the NEWS, are accused of chasing the aged woman down the road in her night clothing when she fell at the home of a neighbor and expired of apoplexy. The body was to have been buried last Sunday, but the funeral was de layed until an autopsy could be held. This was done today, and the funeral vHll take place tomorrow at the Cheesequake M. E. church, Rev. IT. i M. Brown, of Cliffwood, officiating. | Those present at the autopsy this i morning were Prosecutor Berdine, ; I Coroner Beckman, Dr. .1. L. Suydam, the county physician, and Dr. A. .T. Jackson, of Matawan, who was sum moned to attend Mrs. Wolfe at the time she died. R. R. BRIDGE BY 'JULY I Work on',New York & Long Branch Structure Over Raritan Half Completed, Work on the new New York & Long Brafh;h railroad bridge across the Itaritan river is rapidly progress ing. When the weather is fair the work Is going on Sundays as well as week days. ‘‘The bridge is now about half com pleted,” said the superintendent of the work yesterday afternoon,” ',1 though it does not appear so to the average person." The contractors expect to have the bridge entirely completed by the first of July, so as to accommodate the increased summer traffic. A large force of masons is busily engaged setting the huge sand stones in place on the piers, which are to support the bridge. Six of these large piers are now under construction of the thirty-one to be built. ”*The most tedious and difficult part of the work has been done,” said a foreman yesterday. ‘‘That is tile work under water,” he continued. The iron-work, which follows the masonry, it is said, can bo put up in a little over a months’ time. As well as working Sundays, the contractors, MacMullen & McDermott, have extra men at work. FOUR GUNBOATS ARE IN SANTO.DOMINGO Small Revenue Craft Built at Local Yard Arrived Safely at Future Home. Positive information that the four gunboats built in this city by Lewis Nixon for the government of Santa Domingo have arrived safely at Santo Domingo has just been received, al though if was taken for granted that they had reached poyt a few weeks ago. The little craft will be used in the internal revenue service of Santo Domingo, and are small' enough to penetrate the rivers. FOR BENEVOLENT ASS N. Boss Barber Discuss New Plan of Organization. An important meeting of the Boss Barbers’ Association was held at the shop In til Smith street last night and was largely attended by the mem bers. Several matters of importance were discussed, one of which was the proposed changing thg association into a benevolent organization, to be voted upon at the next regular meet ing, which takes place on Monday, February 4. ! '.eave “WAhJT’' advs. at brancb of : l.ee* . ; W. V„ APPOINTMENTS ARE MADE BY THE COUNCIL. Crouse For the Water Board and Reynolds and Kreielsheimer for Board of Health H. W. JONES TO LIBRARY BOARD. Tin* Democratic Mcmlu-rs of tie Council, Messrs. Garland and Dal ton, Declined to Vote on Naming Republican'., Crouse for Water Hoard, and Anderson, Martinuscu, and Garretson as Assessment Hoard. _ The first regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen for 1907 last night was marked by several import ant features, including the reading of the mayor’s message and the mak ing of several appointments. Fortner Alderman Ira R. Crouse was elected water commissioner for five years by a vote of four to non Messrs. Garland and Dalton declined to vole, they being the democratic members of Ine council. John Anderson, Jorgen Martinu sen and Ferd Garretson were renamed as commissioners of assessments on street improvements for one year by a vote of 4 to 0, Messrs. Garland and Dalton not voting. The following appointments by the mayor were confirmed: George Rey nolds and Jacob Kreielsheimer wen named on the Board of Health, and Henry W. Jones as library commis sioner. Committees of Council. The committees wore appointed as follows • Judiciary—Dalton, Van Pelt, Stacey. Finance—Dalton, Stacey, Schultz. Taxation—Warter, Van Pelt, Dal ton. Poor—Schultz, Dalton, Warter. Streets and Sewers—Stacey, Gar land, Schultz. Lamps and Lights—Schultz, Gar land, Van Pelt. Public Grounds and Buildings— Van Pelt, Dalton, Stacey. Police—Stacey, Warter, Dalton. Water—Garland, Van Pelt, Schultz. Printing—Warter, Garland, Van Pelt. Fire—Van Pelt, Stacey, Garland. Salaries—Garland, Schultz, Van Peit. Inslce Street Impassable. Thirteen lnslee street property owners asked an investigation of the street’s impassable condition, inud being two feet deep and holes numer ous. Referred to the street commit tee, after Alderman Schultz had said he did not see-what could be done at this time of year except to use ashes. The alderman-at-large said the street Is impassable. The street commis sioner will do all possible. The street commissioner was or dered to communicate with the P. R. R. about crosswalks on William l street, on motion. Bonds for $25,000 in anticipation i of taxes were ordered issued, on mo-j tion. A refund of $271.80 was ordered to J. P. Goldsmith for a certificate of sale, overpaid. The Smith street wood block, Mad ison avenue and upper State street brick pavements were referred to the commissioners of assessments on street improvements for final assess ment. A petition from D. Shumsky, 228 Oak street, lor a junk license, was re ferred to the judiciary committee. An invitation to Eagle Hose Com pany’s banquet after the meeting was received and accepted. All the aldermen were present ex cept W. T Stacey, of the second ward. REBUILD NO. 2 DOCK AT LEHIGH VALLEY Old Wharf To B« Putin Good Condi tion and Work Begins Tomorrow. The Lehigh Valley Railroad Com pany will commence work tomorrow to rebuild llie old No. 2 dock at the Lehigh Valley' company’s wharves. This dock lias been used as a switch dock, to send cars out oon to receive lumber and clay from vessels that entered. Of late, the dock has been In such a dilapidated condition that it was unsafe to use, and dock No. t is now in use. A force of twenty carpenters and dock builders will lie set at work tomorrow to commence rebuilding it. % WILL VISIT JAIL Freeholders Invited to Inspect Place by | Jailer Rogers. Special to the EVE NINO NEWS: NEW BRI N8WICK, Jan. 8:—Jail-, er Rogers has invited the Board of Freeholders to visit the county jail j to see the condition it is in. The free- j holders will probably inspect the, place Thursday. y Sim's for <ia„o<M). Special U the EVENINcf NEWS: NEW BRUNSWICK, Jan. 8:—The case of tfeudore Willett, of South River, agu. ktJL JjSGfandee was heard tdiday. Cat* fd Willett’s brick-| yard and c §2,000 in connee-1 tfoA'ipritk <1 BpRlft Is brought | to recover t t. , WALKER SAYS HE’LL BE THERE Former President of Board of Education Reiterates His In tentionof Attending. CONTEST FOR THE PRESIDENCY A Secretary and Vice-President Are Also to lie Named, and Likely Can didates for Jesse Colyer’s Place An* Said to Be K. B. Walker, the Former President, and C. K. Moore—Development Are Awaited. The first regular monthly meeting of the Board of Education for this year will ho held at the high school tonight and another effort to elect a president and other officers Is expect ed to be made. There Is a contest on between Wil liam P. Bradley and Joseph L. Crow ell for the presidency. Former President Walker said this morning that he would be at the meeting tonight and would preside. “I think I have a right to open the meeting," said Mr. Walker, “and I shall certainly he in attendance. The new secretary is also expected to be namedt tonight and some of those in a position to know have (tick ed either Charles F. Moore of E. B. Walker as the candidate. A deadlock may occur, in which case Secretary Colyer would probably remain in office pending the choice of a new secretary. City Attorney Hominann has stated in interviews, as told in these col umns, that, former President Walker has no right to lake part in the meet ing or retain the chair until a new president is chosen, as his term in the board expired at. the end of last year. The opinion of the attorney the former president should remain as president pending the election of his successor does not apply in this case. City Attorney Hommann says, as tile president in the former diffi culty was still a member of the board at the lime. LOCAL BANKS HAD ELECTIONS Perth Amboy Trust Company and First National Bank Held Annual Meetings The stockholders of the Perth Am boy Trust, Company held their annual meeting today and re-elected the fol lowing directors: Garret Brodhead, E. Jj. Brown, Joseph E. Chapman, D. C. Chase, William A. Conner, Adam Eckert, C. C. Hommann. H. M. Keasbey, Edward M. Kelly, John H, Gregory, James C. McCoy, George P. Putnam, George I,. Record, Robert 8. Ross, Sidney Riddlestorffer, DeWttt Van Busklrk, Arthur L. Walker, C. J. Wittenberg and George W. Young. The directors will organize and elect officers on January 24.. After the meeting of the stockholders luncheon was served by Caterer Floresch. A number of guests were also in attendance and were enter tained by tile newly elected officials. First, National's Flection. The stockholders of Ih First Na tional Bank held an annual meeting and election today and re-elected the following directors: Robert, Carson, Edwin O. Fraser, George .1. Haney, Hamilton F. Kean, Peter Nelson, Charles I). Snedeker and John W. Whslun The meeting lasted only a short time, after which a luncheon was served by Caterer Floerscb, of the Packer House. A number of the de positors were entertained during the afternoon. Tomorrow the directors will hold a meeting and elect a presi dent. ANKLES FRACTURED Workman Fell Into Hold of Boat ' and Was Injured. Sylvester Kosmo, an employe at the American Smelling & Refining Company’s plant, sustained a frac ture of both unkies last night while at work. He was taken to the city hospital in the company's ambulance. Kosmo, who is a Slav, fell into the hold of a boat. Sues for RuiiiIm-i- Rill. Special to the EVENING NBWa . NEW BRUNSWICK, Jan. 3: — Clayton Af Pierson, lumber dealers, of South River, have brought suit against the New York Granite Com pany which is now in the hands of a receiver for a lumber bill. Alleged Wife-Beater Flees. Mrs. Steve Janey, of 49 Hunting ton street, told Patrolman Shultz last night that she had been severely beaten by her husband. The police man accompanied the woman to her home, where it was found that the husband had disappeared. Buy Certified Milk From Ids’ Sanitary Dairy |. Tiieptwnc I6/-L | fa / GOV. STOKES U II WORK FOR His Annual Message 1 the State Legislature This 1 noon—A Strong Document. I HOW THE HOUSES 0 1 I upecial to the EVENING NEWS: , TRENTON, Jan. 8:—Wlth>a louder and more positive whir than for sev eral years, indicating unusually rapid running, New Jersey's law-making machinery was set going again this afternoon, when the 131st legislature was organized for business. When the gavels rapped for order there was every indication that there was beginning the most notable session since the democrats were overthrown in 1893. For the first time since that date the democrats were in con trol of one branch, and today that j party had everything its own way in the organization of the house of , assembly. i Senator Thomas J. Hlllery, of Mor ; ris, the republican leader, called the | senate to order, and after prayer (here was read a certificate from the secretary of state showing the sena tors-elect and also the hold-overs. The new senators were then sworn. They were Samuel K. Robbins, Bur lington; Robert K. Hand, Cape May; j William C. Oebhardt, Hunterdon; I George S. Sllzer, Middlesex; John I Hinehcliffe, Passaic, and Jacob D. Price, Sussex. Thus there were four democrats and only two republicans, one of the significant facts of the or ganization. The new members for mally took their seats, giving fifteen j republicans and six democrats, a dem | ocratlc gain of two. When permanent organization was reached, the republicans named for president Senator Bloomfield H. Minch, of Cumberland, who, at the caucus December 27, defeated Senator Hlllery, the logical candidate, for the honor. Senator James F. Mintum, of Hudson, was named by the demo crats. Senator Minch was chosen by ! a party vote. Howard Tyler, also of Cumberland, was made secretary. This will be his third term. Then there followed the election of minor officers. These were all filled by the nominees of the republican caucus, ^nd have already been published. There was appointed a committee ! to wait upon Governor Stokes and in form him that the senate was organ-1 tzed and was ready to receive any communication from him. The re ception of the governor’s message followed. The message was red. The usual resolutions were .adopted getting into full running order the senatorial machinery, and then the committees were announced. The senate adjourned, to meet Monday night. Captain James Parker, of Pater son, republican clerk of the last as sembly, called the house to order. Following roll-call, the oath of office was administered to the members elect. The membership showed twen ty-nine republicans and thirty-one democrats. Organization was then taken up. For speakers, the demo crats nominated Edgar D. Lethbridge, of Essex, who was chosen by a strict party vote. Then the organization was completed by the election of minor officers. The assembly was not gotten in running order without sev eral sharp tilts between Abram Klen ert, of Passaic, the democratic leader, and Alfred N. Barber, the veteran republican of Mercer, who is the mi nority pilot. It was shown early In the organization that the small work ing majority the democrats have will mean the most lively times through out the session in the lower house. The assembly named a committee to wait upon Governor Stokes and !.. !•_ I. I ... 4 I.. .. ../<n.lc to receive any communications from him. Soon after, Private Secretary Edward W. Gray appeared, bearing (he governor’s message. The docu ment was read. Committees were announced and the usual resolutions, completing the dotails of the organization, were put through. Then the assembly ad-j journod to Monday night next. Officers in file House. The officers chosen by the bouse were as follows: Clerk, Michael Hig gins, Essex: assistant clerk, Myron C. Ernst, Hudson : journal clerk, John Schuyler, Hudson: assistant jonrnal clerks, J. Randolph Woodruff, Essex, and O. R. Kugler, Hunterdon; super visor of bills, P. Anthony Brock, Hudson; assistant supervisor of bills, John Hopkins, Hudson, and John W. DeMott, Passaic; bill clerk, William H. Post, Passaic; as sistant bill clerk, Henry J. Earle, Jr., Passaic; sergeant - at - arms, Frank Hague, Hudson; assistant, John P. Kerwin, Passaic; speaker’s secretary, Daniel A. Dugan, Essex: doorkeepers, John Dal.v, Bernard Garvey, Peter Golden, Irving Daniels, Hudson; Michael Dunnlgan. Jr., V. J. Braun, Sr.. Simon G. ICohu, Elmer Day, Joel M. Harrison, Essex; Charles Wlrth , ntul William Kilroo, Passaic; Orville t. / fDllts, Hunterdon; pages, James F.j A | Donnelly, Julius Subbert, of Hudson;.. Joseph Cavauagh, John McConlough,! ,, Louis Hopp and Leo McMann, Essex; H James Lyman, Passaic; Herbert Hoi-:, combe, Hunterdon. President Minch, in the senate, an-! nounced the committees of the upper!1 house. They are as follows: ; Standing Committees. Agriculture—Plummer, Robbins, Price. cjlH Appropriations*—Bradley, Acker man, Robbins, Cornish. Banks and Insurance—Frelinghuy1 sen. Avis, Mlnturn. Boroughs and townships—Hand, Brown, Stlzer. Clergy—Shinn, Avis, Colby. Commerce and navigation—Colby, | Lee, Hinchllffe. Corporations — Robbins, Hand, Wakelee. « Education—Wakelee, Colby, Gob hardt. Elections—Bradley, Colby, Corn ish. Finance—Ackerman, Frellnghuy sen, Lee. .JL 4 Game and fish—-Waijelec, Shinn, Brown. Judiciary—Hillery, Wakelee, Mtn turn. Labor and industry—Shinn, Hil lery, Hinchllffe. Militia—FreJinghuysen, Robbins, Plummer. Miscellaneous business—Brown, Hillery, Hand. . Municipal corporations—Hutchin son. Ackerman. Bradley. Printed bills—Brown, Plummer, Hillery. Public health—Colby, Frelinghujr sen, Price. Railroads and cannjs—Lee, Shinn, AvI*. tty - Revision of laWS^-^Avlfu* -p son, Gebhardt. -.initial, !■: Riparian rlurhts—Aekermatip iVn.l Hutchinson. ' . \ fm Stationery and Incidental expenses i,” —Lee, Bradley, Hutbhinson. Unfinished. business—Plummer, 1 Hutchinson, 'Silver. A Senate Joint C'<ttoimitt<*os. Federal relations—^Frolinghuysen, * Avis, Hinchllffb; ,1 1 State home .for girls—Plummer, J9 Itohhins. Cornish. J8H Passed bills—«~Avis, Hand, Geb- j hardt. Public grounds and buildings— I. 'hinson, Shinn. Bfown. \ ft i’rlnting—Lee,1 HIHery, Price. .A ale home for boys—Bradley. # Shinn. Frellnghuysen. | School for deafmutes—Colby, Hil-J lery, Minium. Sinking fund—Wakelee, Robbins Price. Soldiers' home—Wakelee, CtibywH Silzer. J Slate hospital—Avis, Hutchinson, .j^B Ackerman. 3 Slate library—Bradley, Wakelee |j Cornish. ■ State prison-—Brown. Lee, Plum i mer. I Treasurer's accounts—Frelingbui » ,.B sen, Bradley, Gebliardt. tie New .Jersey reformatory—Robbins I / a Wakelee, Silzer. j J State village for epileptics—Hand f Lee, Colby. /./-a Home for feeble-minded women- f Ackerman, Hand, Mlnturn. Training school for feeble-mln«7 l girls and boys—Shinn, Plumin' Avis. ’ Sanitarium for tuberculosis dis eases—Hlllery, Ackerman, Much- J llffe. The three Middlesex county mom hors were assigned to seats on the \ M extreme left of the speaker In the rear row, directly- opposite to the po>ug| % sllion they occupied last year. •■*. % The feature of the day was the gov ernor's message. Following Is the » | document in full: " I The Governor's Mom sage. Gentlemen of the Senate Assembly: The last legislature l.milde.1 present and the future and set ample for emulation. It added resources of Our schools by taxing ra roads as individuals ore'taxed, increaa- -f ed the revenue thereby and dedicate that revenue to the cause of tion. Last year the results of icy were problematical; today they be determined. The ratables of almoal every taxiug district In the state have been increased in the increased amount of aecond class railroad property the revenues swelled by jjjte therefrom. The tax on the main under last year’s legislation flgu by the state board of asoessoi at 503,529.70 at against ¥950,991.21 under the former system. Of this a--‘ $2,533,867.35 is to l»e apportion rectly for the benefit of our schools reduction of local taxes, while the malnder is turned into the state tri ary, to be appropriated, with and dltions as the legislature deems to the same ends. Based upon ap priations equal In amount to those I tofoT'c made, the following exan Illustrate the benefits that will a .. (Continued on pave 7.