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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.
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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
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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
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(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
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'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
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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.

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