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REPUBLICAN PRESIDENT ASS’T SU PT. AN D C LERKS T. J. Clark Suc ceeds Convery as Pres. G. 0. P.JJ0NTR0L John N. St- John Displace: Geore Harcfiman — Ira B. Tice Clerk to Board and Jos. B. Quick Gets Donovan’s Job. A general shake-up in the water department was made by the newly organized Board of Water Commis sioners last night, the board now having throe republican members and two democrats. me ronowing wero nameu: Asst. Supt.—John N. St. John. President of Board—Thomas J Clark. Clerk to Board—Ira B. Tice. Clerk to Supt.—Jofceph B. Quick. The board re-organized at an ad journed meeting last night. The new commissioner, Ira R. Crousev oc cupied the chair vacated by William P. O’Hara at the last meeting. With Mr. Crouse as commissioner the board now has a republican majority of one. When the board re-organized a general shake-up was made resulting In Assistant Superintendent George Hardiman losing the position whlcn he hae held' for sixteen years. John N. St. John succeeds him at a salary of $7 50 yearly. Commissioner Thomas J. Clark was elected president of the board, to succeed Patrick Con very, who has oc cupied thut chair for three years, since the board was first created. Ira B. Tice was named clerk of the board, to succeed Adam Eckert, who lias held that position for throe years. Joseph B. Quick wuis appointed as clerk to the superintendent to succeed Michael J. Donovan, who lias held the position a year, at a sal ary of $700 per annum. The elections in detail were us fol lows: President, Thomas J. Clark—i for and 1 blank. Assistant superintendent, John N. St. John—3 for and 2 blank. Clerk of board, Ira B. Tice—8 for and 2 blank. Clerk to superintendent—3 fot; and 2 blank. There was no opposition to any of / the offices, no opposing nominations being made, the democratic members simply declining to vote. The terms of Superintendent J. G. Burns and Engineer S. J. Mason have not yet expired. Superintendent Hums has two more years to serve. Following the appointments, Presi dent Clark aroso from the presiden tial chair, thanking the board for the honor. He said that he would try and serve'the board In a businesslike manner as heretofore, and now that he Is president of the board, he would do everything that the rules of the board call for. > Following President Clark’s re marks, Former President Convery arose and thanked the board for past favors extended, and wished his suc cessor the success which he had met with while occupying the presidential chair. He again thanked the board for the. hearty c6-operatlon with which it had worked with him. He said that, while serving his presiden tial term, ho has never done anything for which ho felt sorry afterward, and If he had, it was a fault, of the head and not of the heart. Mr. Con vory appeared somewhat surprised. At the conclusion of his speech, Mr. Convery spoke highly of Adam Eckert, the retiring clerk of the board, who had so well and faithfully attended to his duties as clerk. Fol lowing Mr. Convery’s speech tho reg ular routine business was taken up. President Clark entertained a mo tion before any other business was done, that the board vote their thanks to the retiring chairman. Draught System Completed. A communication from tho Engi neering Company was received and read. It stated that the draught sys tem at. Runyon haB been completed for some time, and a public test could be made at any time. , An ordinance providing for the is t suance and sale of water bonds to the amount of $100,000 was read and . _f_ (Continued on page/ 2.1 • . rr* ' «£ j3£— Buy Certified M|lk Front | 6ls’ MpPaiir JURY BOX IS ^ BEING FILLED. Good Progress Is Being Made in the Preliminary Work of the Thaw Trial. QUESTIONING OF THE TALESMEN I Court Opened 'fills Morning With Two Jurymen Already Chosen, the I Result of the First Hay’s Work— Sluirp Questions I*ut by the Prose cution Referring Particularly to the Noteworthy “Unwritten Law.*’ MOW YORK, Jan. 84:—Hairy K. Thaw was pale when the second day of his trial began tills morning. The as_a a -1___ 11-1 .....I . cause he was not a resident of the I county and the next three were clml 1 iengedyfor cause. ^ It became known this morning that i Mrs. Evelyn Holman, mother of Thaw’s pretty wife, is in New York and really to testify against her son in-law. District Attorney Jerome knows where she is, hut is keeping i her whereabout* a secret. i __ NEW YORK. Jhu. 1M. The curtail) was rung up in the criminal court here j for another net in the tragedy of real life known as tin; Thaw-White ease. The setting was not the gay all eight : restaurants of the Tenderloin, where I the principal actors in the tragedy ouce , were familiar figures. It was not the j roof garden crowded with the sum j mer revelers who on tiic night of the tragedy clinked tlielr glasses In rhythm to the dunce music of the or chestra and listened laughingly to the ! sougs of the sonbretto and then were hushed Into u silence of horror ns three pistol shots cracked and a famous and ! wealthy architect lay'dead at the IIt j tic round table where he laid been • 1 chatting with friends. ] The story of the play was brought j ; down to tho grim courtroom scene j where twelve meu are to sit amt render i a judgment which may mean either the taking of another life, this time i by the state, or a determination that 1 Harry Iv. Thaw was justltied in the ■ claim that he shot the man who laid "ruined Ills wife.” There may he a | third decision, that TUawlwas insane at the time lie committed! the crime— "emotional insanity" it is called—hut there will he no opportunity to say that Thaw is now a lunatic. Two jurors were chosen out of nine 1 teen talesmen examined I > well and | truly weigh the evidence that will hi* | presented to them mid render a ver ! diet with even uamled Justice. L j third juror, had Ihvu accepted and I sworn, but he was excused for roasous J of a private nature. | sir. Jerome asked each talesman iu ! turn if ho would be iiifbi'Miced by any Iso called higher or unwritten law to j the_ exclusion of the actual laws of the 1 state as they would be laid down l»y j Justice Fitzgerald. There was none to say he would not accept the court's rul ing us to all questions of law, whether j they agreed with the law or not. I On the question of insanity as an cx inae for crime Mr. Jerome explained to each talesman that the law excused only those persons who were laboring under such a defective reason as not to know the nature or the quality oi the act committed or even lo know that the act was wrong. I TTncw sat during the day at tlte table set apart for his counsel. At times he seemed to take a lively interest in tlte | examination of the men summoned to (Continued on page 3.) k Match race tonight, two miles, at i Lyceum Roller Skating Rink. ! 6410-l-24-3t* Wanted—Cylinder and Gordon feeders. Call Perth Amboy Evening Noticeto the Public In some way bogus tickets for our [annual masked ball have been circu ; iated throughout the city and wo wish 'to warn'the public that, only those who ' hold tickets bearing the Seal of the Lodge will be admitted to Washington Hall on. the night of February 1. Thor No. 46, Danish B>oth«'rh*od Chris L. Lund, C'A'irmankuf Cnrti. NOTHING MORALLY WRONG CAN BE POLITICALLY RIGHT, ARMSTRONG TELLS GARFIELD BATTERY. , Capt. Ferd Garret sou. Dr. Frank Crowther. Thomas Armstrong. DRYOENGOTBUT 4 VOTES TODAY Legislature Must Ballot Every Day Until Man Is Elected But No Quorum Was Present. ALL AGREED TO STAY AWAY. Only the Mercer County Legislatures Will Assemble ut the State House at Noon Each Day Until Tuesday, •v When a Quorum Will be Present— Governor Stokes Looms Up as the Most Likely Candidate at Present. special to the EVENING NEWS: TRENTON, Jan. 24:—United States Senator John F. Dryden, on .he third ballot of the New Jersey nirlalninoA to aaaa a ..nnJIJn4^ 4 „ mcceed himself at Washington, tak an at noon today, received four votes, t’ho voting was merely a perfunctory natter and the ballots were cast by .he Mercer county members, Senator 3arton B. Hutchinson and Assembly men Barber, Burk and Thompson. Jenator Hutchinson, who presided, leclared that no quorum being pres ent, there was no election. Tho vot ng was then adjourned until tomor row at noon. The same program will ae followed each day until next Tues lay when the next regular ballot for Jnited States seuator will be taken with, all of the legislators present. Following the two ballots yester day afternoon there was a conference of the republicans to decide upon future action. The United States statutes require that the voting for senator shall continue dally until a choice is made. With no sign of a break In the ranks of the anti-Dryden forces the question was just how to meet the situation. It was decided not to force matters at present and thus bring on a deadlock. Then the decision was reached to arrange the perfunctory voting by the Mercer members so as to stave off further skirmishing until next week. All the republican members excepting the Mercer men gave pledges to remain away from the capltol until Monday night, and thus prevent a quorum. The thirty-seven democrats, not con stituting a quorum without republi can aid, can do nothing either so the election is held until next week. This situation is suitable to the dem ocrats too, for they have also failed to unito upon a candidate. Governor Stokes Gaining. Who will it he? That was the question heard oftenest late yester day afternoon. While there was con siderable talk on the part of tho law mnlfPI'U illlH wmmi of till! lonrlneo tlinnn was such a diversity of opinion that i definite line-up was not possible. 1’hree prominent state officials said to your correspondent that Governor Stokes was a possibility. In the svent. of the re-election of Dryden be ing considered an impossibility, there itro those who think that the' gover nor would be absolved from his promise to the people to serve out his term as chief executive. The name of Governor Stokes is heard in con nection with the office more than that of any other South Jerseyman, In fact, more than any other candidate. Senator Bradley, of Camden, former president of the senate, looms up as a ^lark horse. It has been said that If Dryden withdraws “Davy” Baird, of Camden, will swing the South Jer sey votes to Senator Bradley and ac complish his election. "Davy” said yesterday afternoon that he was for Dryden, but he refused to talk when asked where he would be If Dryden withdrew. Justice Mahlon Pitney yesterday received the votfcs of Senator Colby and Assemblyman Drake, of Middle sex. Mr. Colby is outspoken for him (Continued on page 2.) *X4"X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+V £ DANA’S . + | Aftenanderhoidning | $ FR CDS,ST 1,'IL, f.OUDAG $ FEU dan and. J X hX+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X+X.r Stirring Addresses Heard by’Joui Score Guests at Banquet at Packer House. BOSSISM JS DECRIED. With eighty-two members present the Garfield Battery, the oldest po litical organization in the city of Perth Amboy, celebrated with a ban quet and speechmaking at. the Packer House last night. Thomas Arm strong, of Philadelphia, was the speaker of the evening. The members met in the Odd Fellows' building at about. 8.30 o'clock and marched in a body to tho Packer House where Proprietor Floersch had arranged a sumptuous repart. All the tables had been tastily decorated for the oc casion and a large table at the north side of the dining room was reserved for the speakers. At exactly 9 o’clock Captain Ford Garretson opened the affair with a short speech of welcome and intro duced Dr. F.C. Crowther as the toast master. Captain Garretson told of the work done by the members of the battery in the past few years and In glowing terms said he predicted a brilliant future for the organization ii'ltl. n fnnnv atnmr nbrtiif a man named Smith who was so su perstitious that he thought ho saw a small white arm grasping the foot of his bedstead one night. He quickly reached under his pillow and, tak lug careful aim with his revolver, fired at the arm. He gave a cry of pain at once and found that he had shot off two of his toes. When Captain Garretson mentioned the name Smith for the illustration, a hearty laugh followed at the expense of City Surveyor Forrest L. Smith. Recorder H. E. Plckersglll was to have officiated as the toastmaster,but on account of sickness was unable to attend. * Aldei iiiiui-nt-Liirge Speaks. Toastmaster Crowther then an nounced that Alderman-at-I.iirge John Pfeiffer would address the gath ering. Mr. Pfeiffer was greeted with a storm of applause, and said ho was unable to reply after such a generous introduction from the toaktmaster. Mr. Pfeiffer told of tho different im provements that have been made since tho Republican party has been In power and said he predicted this city would make greater advances in the next few years. Mr. Pfeiffer dwolt on many subjects and during his ad dress his listeners many times show ed their approval of his remarks by applause. City Clerk Charles M. MacWilliatn was introduced next by the toast master as tlie man who has the grip. Toastmaster Crowther stated that the subjoct that had been allotted to Mr. MacWllliam was “The Grip. Mr. MacWlliiam spoke with much feel (n.,,iH tnld a few stnries tn illustrate the sentiments of the battery. Bosa ism was also discussed by the speak er who said ‘‘There is no organiza tion that fears bossism less than the ! Garfield Battery, and l wish to say that bossisnt may come, and bosslsm may go, hut tho Garfield Battery goes on forever. The members of the bat tery echoed Mr. MacWtlliam’s senti ments with loud applause and cheer ing. South It- Farrington Introduced. South K. Farrington was introduc ed by tho toastmaster as the man who had been requested to speak on ‘‘Platform Planks.” “I know of a number of kinds of planks,” said Dr. Crowther, “such as hemlock, spruce and oak, but I think Mr. Far rington is just pin(e)lng to talk to you.” Mr. Farrington spoke for about i ten minutes and dwelt largely with ! the ques'.ion of founding a platform, i He also discussed the matter of rals i lug the t'acherg’ salaries, usiug a ; number of figures to prove his states 1 ments. "1 th® public school j teach.ms si "'I'd receive more : said Mr. F, n’ingtou, “gg they t FORDS TERRA COTTA WORKS. New Factory Opens Today With Abel Hansen as Owner and Manager. BUILDINGS JUST ERECTED The New Plant Will Employ a Large Number of Men and Will Manu facture Terra Cotta and Sanitar) I'tcusils and Vessels of Every De scription—To Maintain an Office Hen- — A Very Large Place. The Fords Terra Cotta and Sani tary Works, of which Abel Hanson, of this city, is manager and owner, opened for business today. The new concern employs a number of men and will be one of the leading terra i owner, Abel Hanson, was formerly employed at the Standard Term Cot ta Works, which has just entered the trust. Mr. Hansen entered the em ploy of that company about twelve years ago and advanced through ev ery branch of the terra cotta business until he finally became foreman of one of the departments. Mr. Hansen resigned his position with the Stand ard in November and at once devoted his time to his new plant at Fords which was then in the course of erec tion. Abel Hansen was until January 1 a member of the excise board and has many friends in this city who have wished him success in his pres ent venture. The new concern will manufacture terra cotta wash trays, sinks, lavatories, bath tubs, acid tanks and solid porcelain ware. Mr. Hansen will have an office In this city. PRESENTS^ 2 INDICTMENTS. Believed That No Indictments Will he Found in the Cheese quake Affair. Special to the EVENING NEWS : NEW BRUNSWICK. Jan. 24: — The grand jury came in late yester day afternoon and presented thirty two indictments. Both sides in the Milltown sbootiug affair were indict ed. It is understood that no indict ments will be found in the death of Mrs. Eliza Wolf at Cheeseciuake. i ur. £ i ii ii u jury nil ts nor yei laKon up the matter of the justices of the peace. When it does, a whole day will be devoted to the matter and It Is understood that every justice in the county will be summoned before the jurymen. Reformatory “Trusty” Escapes. RAHWAY, .Ian. 24:—George Her i man, a '‘trusty” from the reformatory here, was arrested at. Weber's black smith shop Tuesday upon a complaint, issued by Justieo of the Peace W. R. Frazen, on a warrant sworn out by a room mate, Joseph White, charg ing Herman with stealing jewelry and other things from White. Herman was held for the grand jury and sent | to Elizabeth. Match race tonight, two miles, at Lyceum Roller Skating Rink. 6410-l-24-3t* NOTICE. Every workman employed in the manufacture of terra cotta is request ed to meet at Union Headquarters, No. 138 Smith street, on Saturday, January 20, at 8 p. m, . Open meeting to be held by Terra Cotta Workers | Union .No. 77. Prominent speakers will be present. 6;!t:-i-2 t-2i'' --- SEVERE COLD SNAP CAUSES 8UFFERINC. ■ i *• i _r - POSTAL MEN GET A RAISE Appropriation Bill Likely to Pro i vide for Increase in Wages for | Postal Clerks and Carriers. | j ESTIMATE INCREASE $5,000,0001 I j First and Second Class Postofflces In 1 ' Towns of More Than 25,000 Will lx- Advanced from $<J<)0 to $1,000 ■ —Railway Mail Clerks Will be In I creased $100 In Kadi Grade—Let ter Canters Also Tukcn Care Of. (From the NEWS Correspondent.) j WASHINGTON, Jan. 24:—Postal! ■ clerkk and letter carriers In all of the1 I larger cities in New Jersey will be! I Interested in the report that the com-j j nlttee on postofflces and pOst roads I I of the house of representatives.^ fa-1 .rr.~r.U1sr AtonnanA t V, „ l.r,Axt4n« of I I a proposition in the postofflee appro ! priatlon bill to increase their sal i salaries. If the plan Is carried out clerks in 1 drst and secoud class postoffices in to-ns of less than 25,000 population wi . be advanced from $600 to $900, and those In towns with more than 25,000 will be advanced from $600 to $1,000. Railway mall clerks will be Increased $100 in each grade. The letter carriers will also be taken care of liberally. Those in cities of less than 25,000 will be advanced from $600 to $900: and in cities of more than 25,000 and less than 75,000, from $600 to $1,000. The aggregate Increase will amount to approximate ly $5,000,000. C. S. A. $25J00”F0R ; RARITAN RAY. New Jersey, All Told Gets S887, 250 of the River and Harbor Appropriation^by Congress. (From the NEWS Correspondent.) WASHINGTON, Jan. 24:—In the river and harbor appropriations bill reported today are these items: Rari tan bay, $25,000; Woodbrldge creek, $19,000; Keyport harbor, Matawau creek, Raritan, South and Elizabeth rivers, Shoal harbor and Compton creek and ChesseQuakes creek, $68, 00. The total for New Jersey is $887,250. C. S. A. creenspanIrothers’ i HORSE IN WILD RUN.; IHMnnlishcd Wagon in Mud Flight at Noon Today—Hit Telegraph Pole—Fell on Pavement A horse belonging to Greenspan ■ Brothers, who keep a grocery store at 219 Smith street, ran away at noon today and demolished the wagon wj wuinu il was hilcuuu. i lit) uuiao waf tsanding on Kim street when It became frightened and dashed info Smith street. In turning the cor- ! ncr the wagon hit a telegraph pole j and was shattered. The frightened! animal then ran up Smith street as j far as Oak street, where it again j turned the corner. Tho flight was j continued to Market street, where the horse slipped and fell on the con crete bottom for the new bithulithic pavement. Bystanders rushed to the i scene and captured the horse before ) it could arise. | WIFEIs MISSING. Mike Soak, of Hear*bey. Is Mystified at Her Three Days' Absence From Home. Mike Soak, of Keasbey, reported to the police at noon today that his wife Mary Soak had been missing from his home for three days. Mr. Soak says he cannot solve the mystery and wants the police to search for the missing woman. She is described as follows about twenty-seven years old, height 5 feet, 8 inches,- weight 150 pounds. She had one tooth out on the upper front row. Match ru<V tonight, Hn o miles, at River and Sound Are Full of Floating Ice. 30FT. SCHOONER FAST Two Men Who Tried to Cross tha Sound to* Tottenville Had to Turn Back With Bateau This Morning. The Temperature This Mornin 12 midnight it above zero 2 a. m.1 above zero 4 a. m.1 below zero .1 a. m.2 below zero 7 a. m.1 below zero The cold weather has already caus* id ail kluds of trouble and unlees It nhufua urtnn pnnolHtirfihla Hamniza will result. The temperature tills morn* Idr was below zero and even colder weather la expected. Large cakes of * ice were seen floating in the sound this morning and above the county bridge the river from shore to shore is frozen over. All navigation up the river is blocked, although tug boats have repeatedly broken up the ice; Yesterday the ice was about three inches thick in the river, but today the IhicknesB Is about double. The weather is Increasing in its severity and fur caps and warm gloves are the protection of many against the biting cold breeze that played unceasingly since yesterday morning. The conditions at the new bridge today are even worse and in many places the ice is already stack ed up against the piling of the struct ure. A number of schooners are stuck iu the ice up the river and men in small boats had considerable trouble In crossing the sound between Totten ville and this city today and lagt night. The cakes of ice were numer ous and at times the occupants of the bouts feared for their safety and turned back. As yet no leaks in the water malus he' ? been reported, but a number of A p: • In private houses have already ff t ; st with the cold. The coal dealmrajjr are rushed with orders. f Skating is good at Raritan Latte I and on the old water works pond it Eagleswood ,.nd yesterday afternoon a number enjoyed the sport. One yeai ago today the weather was clear. The minimum temperature was 33 and the maximum 46 degreeg. The following record shows the changes in the temperature for the last twenty-four hours in comparW son with the corresponding date of last year 1906 1907 3 a. m.52 18 6 a. m.54 14 9 a. m.60 12 , 12 m.«l 16 i 3.30 p. m.60 18 ^ fi p. m.57 15 9 p. m.59 10 12 p. m..51 8 Aversire t pm nora in re yesterday— 14%. Average temperature for corres ponding date last year—66%. Barometer—8 a. m., 30.49; 3 p.‘ m., 30.46; 8 p. in., 30.52 inches. The cold weather had also affected the public schools and In nearly every building some of the rooms are under the required temperature. In school No. 1 and in the high school the room oti the northwest corner of the build-, ing was bo cold this morning that a number of the pupils were dismissed The temperature In the cold room tn school N'o. 1 was slightly below 60 degrees. Superintendent Shull said this morning that three teachers are absent on account of sickness. Mina Edith Sofield, Miss Martha Morris and Miss Helena Wright. ERECTWC HOUSE. Two-Story Brick Apartment. Struct ure Near Federal Building Being Built by Hans Grcisen. Hans Grelson, a local contractor, is constructing a two-story double apartment house on the Bouth side of Jefferson street, a short dtstance west of Maple street. He is building the house for himself. It will, when completed, accommodate four famil ies. The front Is constructed of yel low speckled brick, with blue-stone trimmings. It will contain mo improvements. The brick work nearly completed and the roof imrH will be set In place In a lays. - — — fS?