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l.,-!-;—,: =r j=j . —-*| VOL. XXVII. PERTH AMBOY, N. J., W EDNESDAY, FEBRUARY G, 1907. WEATHER-Partly Cloudy ONE CENT. I KEEP BRIDGE OPEN DURING THE CHANGES. County Engineer Working To That End. DURING MARCH. Count/ Engineer Morgan F. Lar son said this (Horning that the new bridge may be kept open during the spring and summer, although the work of putting in the throe steel spans will be in progress. Engineer Larson has a plan under wuy that, if perfected, will allow one automobile or one wagon to cross the , purl of the bridge where the work is being carried on. Pedestrians wiil also be able to use the bridge under this arrangement. Providing this plau is not put into use, Engineer Larson says the bridge will not be closed for six months, as is the opin ion of many. Mr. Larson has conferred with Contractors Snare & Tricsts on the subject and all the preliminary work will be completed before the present piling is Interfered with. Engineer Larson also says that a provision could have been made In the contract to keep the bridge open, but tho price for the work would have been increased. As yet it is not known just when the contractors will start work, but, providing the weather is favorable, it is thought that it will he started some time in March. $213,439.55 FOR MIDDLESEX SCHOOLS. Special to the EVENING NEWS: TRENTON, Feb. 6:—Middlesex county will receive $213,439.65 from tlie apportionment of school money for this year: The apportionment has? just been made by the State Board of Education. It includes the money apportioned by the state comptroller under last year’s Perkins LaW devoting to school purposes all money received from the taxation of main stem railroad property in ex cess of one-half of one per cent, on such property. The sum apportioned by the comp troller is $2,530,867.35. The total amount apportioned by the state board is $7,048,945.05, an Increase of 110 per coni, over last year. This great increuse is due to the new law referred to, and also to an increase of ] several million in ratables through- , out the state. The result in Mldjllo- , sex county of receiving a largely In creased amount for its public schools should result In greatly Increased school facilities in the rural districts and practically the wiping out in Perth Amboy’ of its present local tax for state school purposes. All this presupposes that the Per kins law will be upheld by the courts. Tonight, Rugby polo, seven-inch regulation polo ball, Lyceum Roller Skating Rink. 6564-2-6-lt* "Man of Her Choice” at Wilder theatre Wednesday, February 6. 6532-2-4-5-6 Mrs. Oda Nielsen f A criclo,! U.e ILIr \T UTJIl.._ Braga Hall Tomorrow Evening, at 8J5p. m Entirely New Program. ADMISSION 50c Danish American Association. For Sale Sand and Gravel Inquire D. F. Dunn, Contractor,!. 43 Gregory st., Jersey City, or at |h Sand Bank, State st , below Rail-; J road avc., Perth Amboy. J Telephone 968-R |1 Jersey City, N. J. jj -,1. Jt-- --= ! “ x+x+x+X+x+x+x+x+x+x+x+x+x* . i Dr. John A. Henry f | ’ ftFATIST + . 181 Smith St. Perth Amboy I x+x+x+x+x+x+x+x+R+x+x+x+x* - ouA The Savo)T Restaurant S7 j & flnnlittm, Props. <»pen I »ny and Xtftht y SjM «t SMITH S JI.KI T . t BRIGGS NAMED FOR U. S. SENATOR AFTER A BITTER STROCGLE TRENTON, Feb. 6:—New Jersey has a new United Stales senator, win? will take his seat after March 4, uoxt. He is Frank O. Briggs, of this city, now state treasurer and chairman cf the Republican State Committee. Ho was chosen by the Joint session of the legislature at 3:50 o'clock yosterday afternoon on the only ballot taken, and when President Minch announced the result you could hear the stouts of the exultant ones fully tou yards away. The democrats voted solidly for James E. Martino, of Union coun ty, who promises to give the repub licans all kinds of trouble next fall as the probable candidate for governor. The result was reached in the re publican caucus which wavered for hours between the treasurer and Sen ator William J. Bradley, of Camden county, who came precious near leading the prize at several stages of the light. Mr. Briggs got on the joint ballot forty-one votes, which was lire-: finely the majority of the joint logis-; lature of eighty-one members. Two| democrats, Attf Der Heide and Ep-; [linger, of Hudson, and one republic- j an. Buck, of Cumberland, were ah-1 ?$nt. Buck was severely ill with I threatened appendicitis at his hotel in this city. Tito other two were just! absent. ‘But the absentees made no I difference to the result. The repub lican caucus had “unanimously" lgreed to stand for Briggs after tno linrd fought battle and there were ’orty republicans in it. Senator Col oy had dropped out. Senator Ack srraan refused to go in. Assembly nan Fake stood with Colby and Buck ivas ill, When, after a hard morning,Briggs ] jot twenty-three votes in the caucus] ill Hie other men rushed to cover and lie nomination was made unanimous, n tile joint session, however, Acker nan voted for former Governor John iV. Griggs, and Senator Colby for sit-1 irenie court justice Pitney, while ] i’ake cast his lot with the “regulars” ] for Briggs. It was held that but] 'orty votes wore necessary, in view of ho three absentees, to assure a nut- \ ority of “all those voting” as requir k1 by the federal statute. But the | ictiou of Assemblypian Fake, of Ber-: ;on, who has been one of the persist- ‘ >nt anti-Dryden men, in voting for 3riggs, cast aside nil doubt and gave lim the majority of the whole iegis SALOON KEEPER WAS FINED$20 IcknowledgedServing Drinks Late But Pleacted Ignorance That it Was After Midnight. Stephen Melko. proprietor of the aloon at Washington and High treets.was arraigned hofore Recorder Mckersgill this morning on a charge if violating the city excise ordinance >y keepiug open after 12 o'clock at light. Melko admitted that Patrol nan Kozusko might have seen people n bln Hiilnnn drinking Ut 1: 30 o’clock Sunday morning, l>ut declared that 10 did not know it was after 12 I’clock. Ah the saloon keeper had iractically pleaded guilty the record r fined hini $20. Melko paid the Ine and was released. He asserted hat ho did not mean to keep open ftor midnight. “Man of Her Choice” at Wilder heatre Wednesday, February 6. 6532-2-4-5-6 Largest circulation—enough said. Money to Loan on Mortgage 4 Edwin G. Frrser t 81 Smith st, Perth Amboy. 4 . Jet yofir Ouiclc Lunch at the KIRBY’S CAFE First. Class SS2 Uuliiirt Street Hastsnrnnt WITT A ItlliVKSS Buy Certified Milk From j Mins’ Sanitary Dairy j; | Telephone.167-L j lature. Thus the actual vote of tho jibiut session stood: BRIGGS .II GRIGGS . J 1’ITXEV . 1 MARTINH .35 Kept Briggs Men Guessing. It was a heart-breaking finish for :Jthe Briggs victors. They had lost sleop In the endeavor to patch up a truce. When they left the state house, after last night's caucus, they looked glum. When they got up af ter a few hours' fitful slumber yes terday morning, they looked worse than glum. The situation at 3 o’clock yesterday morning was so | bright for the election of Senator Bradley, of Camden, that it seemed that some of his supporters needed to be held down. They said nothing, however, but kept their own coun sel. State Assessor Baird gave up before he retired for the night at the Sterling, and some of his chief lieu tenants, who had been busy for hours, , snatched a nap. Senators Colby and Ackerman, i with a number of South Jerseymen, i who felt that the prize ought to go to ; that section, had sundry private con- ! tabs that lasted far into the stormy * morning, for tho caucus was due to re-couvene at 9 o'cclock and hustling j was necessary. Baird had said that he got out because the “other man had the votes” and efforts were made to get him to turn In" earnestly for Bradley. He looked over tho situa tion and said he would be glad to | !■» n tlw. Pom/lnn ,, „ If l,o ! sommand the votes, but that if there was no chance it was not worth while i for South Jersey to throw away its , strength. It was known that a con-1 siderable q umber of the legislators were anxious to vote for Governor Stokes, among them some from the lower tier of counties, and these men 1 were asked to turn their attention to : Bradley. i The battle was getting along fa Dinusly. Senator Avis and Assembly man Cattell, of Gloucester county, and Jess and Gibbs, of Camden, led llie forces for Bradley and it looked , :is though there might be a deadlock j for another week or victory for the, "amden men. Adjutant General Mur-1 ray, Assemblyman Barber, Senator i _|_I (Continued oil page 3.) HOOKS MADE NOMINATIONS.! 3rotection Company Plans for; Celebration of Anniversary j March I-Parade Discussed. j A number of new plans for Ihej Sremon’s parade were discussed at! ho regular monthly meeting of Pro-1 Lection Hook and Ladder Company! ast night and the committee recent- ' y appointed to confer with the gene •al parade committee in regard to the >vont was authorized to make all the irrangemenls for the company. The committee in charge of the! wenty-tuth anniversary of the com >any, which is to be observed in | Washington Hall Friday, March »l,j ■eported that the arrangements are j >eing completed. The laddies are planning to make | he anniversary one of the largest! leld in this city and one of the com- j uittee said this morning that some|( )ut-of-town entertainers will possi >ly be in attendance. A banquet is iiso being arranged. After a number of minor matters lad been disposed of the following of icers ere nominated; B. F. Henry,, ires idem: James H. McCabe, viee iresident; Edward M. Dilts, fore nan; Robert Colton, first assistant; j Charles Rossi, second assistant; Jas.i ?. Dunham, recording secretary; I itacey Coutts, financial secretary.; A. ( -t. Crowell, treasurer; William Mc ienzle, Ernest McKenzie and Samuel i Jayard members of the finance com nittee. The offices will be elected March 5. Subscribe for the NEWS. Raritan Laundry 'eteplieae 65 W. 44 Fayette Stree ■ ■ ■---" 'villections and de': 'ertes free in Perth ! Vmlwiy WiKidli’ a’ S. waren, Mefjcu There is aiways mure ur less of a blockade on mis.road. DEFENSE OF THAW OPENS WITHFAILURE District Attorney Jerome Took First Witness and Literally Tore Him All Apart. WIFE OlfSTAND TODAY. Thaw s Lawyers Disagree Over the Method of Procedure-Seri ous Rupture Threatened. NEW YORK. Fob. 6:—Lawyer Dolmas took entire charge of the Thaw defense when court convened this morning, having threatened to withdraw if not given a free hand. He called Benjamin Bowman, a stage- i ioor keeper at Madison Square Gur len, who testified that lie heard Stan- . ford White threaten to kill Thaw and ; ho reported it to the prisoner. All the Thaw family excepting tlie j prisoner's wife and mother, were in | :ourt this morning, but upon the ad >ice of Judge Fitzgerald Mrs. Carne gie and the Countess of Yarmouth; NEW YORK, Eel). U.-VMi Hie ;v- i opening of the trln! one of Iho wit- i nesses for Iho defense o! Hurry K. Thaw, a Dr. Wiley of Piitsbmg, was completely nonplused while nndei Cross exam illation hy .Mr. Jerome. Tlu- j doctor testified that in his opinion ! Thaw was insane when he killed Stan- i ford While. He held his ground for nearly two hours, but then he gave way, while Mr. Jerome, prompted by ' Dr. Carles K. MacDonald, tired a ter- , rltlc volley of questions at hint that | seemingly showed the Pittsburg man j to lmve a very rudimentary know!- j Etdge of his profession. District Attorney Jerome put the wit- j less through the most severe cross ex- i iwluutiou over heard In a New York j ;onrtrooni. The prosecuting officer j seemed t" have every medical author- J ty at hL< linger tips. The care with ! ,vhii‘li he had prepared to meet Thaw's i >lea of insanity was*evident la Ills ov- ! Ty question, Htid at times the witness , lesitated in his answers as if com- , ilotelv battled by Jerome's skill and 1 ils knowledge of pathology . When Wiley was sutilctenlly wreck id. Dr Biugaman. also from Piiis un’g. took the stand, lie testltieil that ie had known Thaw for thirty years j mil that as a elilhl the prisoner had mitered from most Infant troubles anil j ;hnt he had an attack of St. Vitus’ j lance. This witness was not cross ex Miihicd. He wus followed hy Alfred l.ee Hum . a cousin of the accused. 11® ' nas called to establish the strain of 1 usaiiity In die Thaw family, but tliere ivas a prolonged argument over the idinissiou of this testimony. It is the mrposc at the defense to show that : die father of the witness died h Inna- I tie- j In sharp contrast with the hnsiuess ike methods of the prosecution. Thaw's tounsel were all along in doubt re garding which w11ness they1 would call TRAFFIC CONDITIONS MUCH BETTER TODAY I Today the trains and trolley cars to and from this city are running on the usual schedule, but the effect of the snow is felt by the merchants who have had considerable trouble yester day and today delivering their orders. On Smith and Stato streets huge piles of snow block both sides of the roadway and a small strip between the trolley rails is the most used por tion of tlie street. The narrow space permits only one wagon or sleigh at a time and as a result a number of arguments and collisions occurred this morning. The wagon drivers re fuse to get off the track when a car approaches and Superintendent Par tain had his troubles this morning trying to keep the way clear. Many ol the wagons could not back up in from of the stores on account of the piles of suow and were compelled to stop in the middle of the street. Street Commissioner Fullerton has a large gang of men and wagons at work removing the snow from the two main streets but as yet travel is difficult. The crosswalks on many of the streets have already been cleaned. Few of the property owners have cleared their walks in spite of the or ders issued by the police and com plaints are liable to be made. (Continued on page -.) OF C. AFFAIR WAS BRILLIANT San Salvador Council's Ninth Anniversary in Wilder Hall With Entertainment and Reception The ninlh anniversary of San Sal-1 vador Council, No. 299, Knights ofj Columbus, was celebrated in Wilder Hall last night and was an elaborate affair. The , decorations were by Eaggrenj Brothers, of Elizabeth. Tho colors! were yellow, purple and white. Thei stage was arranged with a screen of! vines. Tlie orchestra occupied the I stage immediately behind the screen, i Tho ceiling and walls wore tastefully j decorated with flags and bunting. A canopy covered the sidewalk from the1 curb to the door for tho convenience of all those arriving by coaches. The affair, which was most success ful, was one of the events of tho sea son. The opening address was made by Rt.. Rev. Mgr. B. T. O'Connell, chap lain of the council. Tho address of the evening was made by Surrogate j Peter Francis Daly. i Harry Thompson, a well known.' monologuist. of New York, entertain-| ed with several selections. There were about ono hundred and twenty ; couples present. The fourth degree team of the council made their appearance in full regalia. There were sevoral mem- j bers of visiting councils present. Dancing began at 10 o'clock and con tinued until a late hour. Elaborate refreshments were served during the evening by the committee. The music was furnished by Mazzei Brothers, of Newark. The following were the committees j in charge: T. L. Costigan, chairman; J. F. Bergen. R. A. Bolger, G. B. Brennan, F. B. Costello, V. A. Cos tello, J. J. Desmond, .J. A. Hurley, X. .1. Mulligan, W. .1. Murtagb, W. M. , O’Donnell, J. J. Quinn, J. A. Rhodes, ,T. V. Stumps and H. A. Timmons. Reception committee, R. A. White,, T. F. Burke, W. A. Growney, W. P. Van Wycke, G. F. Reynolds and J. K. Sheehy. - *, Floor managers, George L. Bren- j nan, V. A. Costello and F. B. Costello, i iC'onlinmn on page l*.) WOOD FINISHING CO. IS FORMED The Flattona Company Will Make Paints, Varnish, Brushes and Allied Products. Tlio Flattona Wood Finishing Com pany has been incorporated for the purpose of manufacturing varnish, paints, tiller, stains, brushes and paint specialties. Their shops and offltes are under construction on up per New Brunswick uvonue. The in corporators and number of shares each holds are as follows: Ferdinand Wetterberg, 50 shares; Harold C. Hendricksen, 50 shares, and Martin os Laursen, 12 shares. The shares are $10 each. The capital stock is $30,000. Tile building is being constructed by Contractor Mads Dinneson. WERE MARRIED AT ST. MARY’S William Francis Doyle and Miss Julia Agnes Harding, both of this City, wero married at St. Mary’s It. C. Church at 10 o’clock this morning before a gathering which filled the church. A nuptial mass was said by Rev. Peter Corr. Arthur Casey acted as best amn and Miss Moud Harding, sister of the bride, was maid of honor. Several coaches were in use taking the hap py collide and guests to and from the church. A reception followed. The bride was given away by her father, William Harding, of 24 Wil liam street. / "Man of Her Choice” at Wilder theatre Wednesday, February 6. 6532-2-4-5-6 "Man of Her Choice” at Wilder theatre Wednesday, February 6. 6532-2-4-5-6 | T.,nrgRsl circulation - enough said 1 ..... i. TRANSFER] INSPECTOR Board of Health Would Put Matter Up to Board of Education in Future. . OFFICERS ARE RENAMED Victor W. Main, President; Dr. G. W. Fithian, Inspector; and C. M, MacWilliam, Clerk. v ; CONTAGION IS STAMPED 3U Inspector's Report Shows That t Epidemic of Contagious Diseases is Over and Conditions Improved At (he annual meeting of the Boart / of Health last night in the counci l chamber at city hall. Jacob Krelel-) i shelmer and George Reynolds occu pied the chairs vacated by former Commissioners Parr and Coinegys, and the board re-organized. The election of officers was taken U|i and resulted in the re-eiection of the present officers, a% follows: President, Victor W. Main: clerk,! Charles M. MacWilliam, at the pr«s-J ent salary of $100 a year, hls\netaj j term to commence from July 1, Wiiea4 I his present term expires: inspects!1. W. W. Fithian, at the present salary of $li00 a year. | The question of paying the present school Inspector was brought up uml it was decided that two warrants for $100 each should be drawn, ond for each inspector. The idea was, I brought up of handing the school ln*j spector proposition over to the scho<,l® ; hoard. It was said that the inspecHij or could then work to better advant ^ age. The sanitary committ&e will meet : the Board of Education before Febru-j ary 11, when the annual budget wllljj be discussed. It Is the opinion of! the board that the school board will] accept the proposition and the school I inspector will be paid by the school \ board. Committees Appointed. I President Main appointed the com mittees as follows: Sanitary com mittee, Commissioners Quick, St, John and Reynolds; accounting com mittee, Kreielsheimer, Hansen and Ellis; printing committee, Hansen, Quick nnd Reynolds, j Inspector (J. W. Fithian read a re I port stating that during the past month he had heard of only fifteen | cases of diphtheria, thirly-one cases | of scarlet fever and four cases of measles, and during the past week i practically no cases of contagious dis eases have been heard of. inspector "i*'-!an explained the various present .othods of disinfecting buildings. He xplained the bl-chloride spray sys tem and that with formaldehyde. fi5r. Fithian. recommended the bl-chloi nda spray for various reasons. Otio/was the simple and easy way in which it can be applied and its good action compared with that of formaldehyde [ gas. He said that the average living j apartments in the city contain only ; throe rooms and thus explained tho j advantage of the spray. i i ne inspector in ms unwn mow ! made note ot tho old dump nuisance at Johnstone street and he said that ■ tho best method of stopping U. would I ho to force the contractor to live up 1 lo his contract. Three bills for amounts of $17.80, j SO cents and $41.40, respectively, : wore ordered paid, and warrants ' drawn. An unsigned communication was j received telling of the condition of a ( back yard on State street near Com merce. The communication was laid on the table, after which the board adjourned. MADAMEODA | GOMES AGAIN. Madame Oda, the famous Danish ! actress, will appear for tho second | time in this city tomorrow night. I Brage Hall has been secured and | there is every indication ot a larger audience than greeted her several j weeks ago, if such a thing is possible, i Madame Oda is greatly pleased. | with her welcome in America. She^’ lias beeu entertained by some of thqg leading actresses here, among '.here. Julia Marlowe and Mrs. Fiske. Updii^J leaving here she will go west and, 1 upon reaching San Francisco, wilt make a tour of California. Madame Oda is accompanied liJi her son who is an artist of much abil ity. Before returning to Denmark be intends to make a sketch of Now' York harbor as seen from the window in the office of J. P. Holm’s news paper, the Danish-American in th>j Tribune building, New York. < Tonight, Rugby polo, seven-inch regulation polo hall, Lyceum Roller Skaliug Riuk. 6561-2-6-lt* “Man of Her Choico” at Wilder theatre Wednesday, February 6.