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LOCAL CIRCULATION. ERTH AMBOY EVENINQ LAST EDITION. Wi * VOL. XXVII. NO. 24G 16 PAGES. PERTH AMBOY, N. J., FRIDAY, MAY 17, 1907. WEATHER-Fair ONE CENT. ϋ« CORONER'S JURY FINDS WILNER'S DEATH WAS DUE TO NEGLIGENCE OF CENTRAL R. R. 1J Holds That Young Man's Killing Was Caused by Wilful Neglect to Pro vide Gateman at Night. RECOMMENDATION TO THE CITY Jury Calls Upon Local Authorities to Require Gatemen on Duty At All Crossings at Night. ι VKKIHCT OK CORONER'S JURY. We, the jurors appointed to take and lion· evidence in tlic ease of (in* dentil of David Wiiner, at (lie New Brunswick avenue crossing of the Central Railroad of New Jersey, in the <"ity of I'erth Amboy, oil the evening of May I I, 1007, having heard the evidence, do find as follows: t. That the said David Wiiner met his death by being struck by tlie engine of train No. 5W5. 2. That the death of said David \Vilner was due to the willful negligence of the management of (lie aforesaid railroad in not. pro viding a gntcnian at the aforesaid crossing during the night. Signed, Jurors Henry McCullough, James SI. Glenn, S. K. Shull, W. C. Snodgrass, Λ. Bollschweiler, Adolpli Greeubauni. RECOMMENDATION. We recommend to the authorities of (lie City of Perth Aniboy that, in the interest of public safety, they require the management of all railroads running through said city (o maintain and operate gates at all crossings in said city during all (lie hours of day and night. Dqted, at the City Hall, of the City of Perth Amboy on thi|| 17lh day of May, 1007. ' Signed, Henry McCullough, James .M. Glenn, S. E. Shull, W. C. Snodgrass, A. Bollschweiler, Adolph Greenbaum. The coroner's jury :it the inquest today into the killing of David Wil ner, seventeen years old, while driv ing over the Central railroad cross ing at New Brunswick avenue at 9:39 o'clock Tuesday night by a south-bound local Central train, ren dered the above verdict. The jury was out nearly an hour. None of the unfortunate boy's relatives attended the inquest, which was held in the council chamber at city hall by Coro ner H. O. Bishop. The members of the coroner's jury were Henry McCullough, foreman; Superintendent of Schools S.E. Shull, Mayor Albert Bollscliweiler, James M. Glenn, Rev. Dr. W. C. Snodgrass and A. Greenbaum. Division Superintendent Edwtml Kerwin, of this division of the Cen tral railroad, and Special Officer Dis brow, of the railroad company, were present. There was over a half hour's delay in \vaiting for the wit nesses. Engineer Horn on the Stand. Engineer Howard W. Horn was the first witness. He said the train was running at twenty-five miles an hour and that the bell was ringing contin ually and the whistle was blown at the Lehigh Valley crossing. He said lie saw the wagon at almost the same instant that the engine hit it, and that he intended to stop at the Cen tral depot. He said he feels safer when there is a flagman at a cross ing. He was ou train 335 and it was 9:39 o'clock when the engine hit the wagon. His headlight was all right, he said. ill lrapuuse tu ΐ(ΐιι:^ιιυιΐΜ uy juror Mc.Cullough he said he begins to shut down about at the Lehigh Valley crossing to stop at the Central depot. It was his second night on that train. In respohse to a query by Mr. Shull ho said he didn't know there was no flagman there and he did not no tice whether the gates were down on the night previous. He said he cou d have stopped in about 300 feet. If a train were going about ten miles an hour, he could stop in seven ty-five feet. He said there is a pret ty clear view of both sides of New Brunswick avenue from an engine when going south, but not when going north, and a wagon would have to be very nearly on the track for an en gineer to see it. On being questioned by Mr. Glenn as to whether such an accident would have occurred had there been gates down, he said the horse might have walked through the gates. He has been an engineer two years, running extra. Replying to questions by Dr. Snodgrass he said he has generally run on this division and is familiar with the tracks. Fireman Didn't Xotice Gates. Fireman Ernest W. Adams said he had just stepped out of the cab into the back of the engine when he no jiuced the engineer put on the emer pney brakes and they hit something, fth he and the engineer professed prance as to whether the crossing guarded. Adams gauged their the tftne of the accident ns ft not over twenty-five miles an hour. He said lie looked only at the victim when the engineer stopped the train after hitting the wagon and did not notice the gates. Questioned by Mr. McCullough he admitted that gates are down at night at several cross ings. Adams has been running through this city three months. He thought the last slop was Sewaren, when asked by Coroner Bishop, and that the bell is started after leaving every station. Ho did not remember whether they stopped at Maurer or I not that night. He said the bell rings all the time on his engine. i The third witness, Conductor Cy reme Warman, said he did not no tice, when the train was stopped, whether there was a gateman there. Replying lo Mr. Glenn lie said he had been on that train but two nights. He had been a railroader for twenty two years. He didn't know, when asked by Foreman McCullough, what crossings are protected by gates at night. He said his first duty in acci dents is to protect the train and com pany, but he failed to notice whether gates were up or down. He admit ted that he feels safer if he knows that crossings through a city are pro tected. Answering Dr. Snodgrass he said they are not furnished with lists of guarded and unguarded crossings before starting out on a run. Klagmaii Says Gates Wore Up. James Cannahan, the iiagman on the train, said the gates were up when he went back after the accident. Eye-Witnesses Testify. hit... Π». %W Ï ». 1 1 3 nron outside her door when she saw the Ice cream wagon approach and get hit by the trâin. The gates were up, she testified. She said the gates are up after 8:30 o'clock every night, when the gatenian goes away. She has lived in* that house for five months ι and lived there previously a year, and she passes the crossing nighlly. She lives west of the track in the first house, only a few feet away. It took a number of questions to bring out which aide of the crossing she lived on. She said the horse was going at j a walk when crossing the track. Frank Mancinelli, of 111 New Brunswick avenue, said he saw the wagon approach. He said that, from his place, he can see an engine's headlight coming south only when it gets near the, avenue. He answered in the affirmative Dr. Snodgrass' question that the wagon was open on the sides, affording a view. Division Superintendent Testifies. Division Superintendent Kerwin, of the branches along the main line, tes tified that the gateman at the New Brunswick avenue crossing is on duty only from 6:30 a. in. to 8:30 p. m., and that train crews are not given in struction as to protected op unpro tected crossings. Asked whether acci dents are not due to the fact that no gatenian is on duty, although there are gates, he said he did not as sume that people would take it for granted that the gates would be low **" 1 1 ' ' "· - (Continued on page 2.) COPPER W'KS. HAS LATEST STRIKE HERE. Laborers In Nearly All the Local Plants Have Taken a Turn At Going Out. CIGAR PLANT ONLY ONE CLOSED The strike epidemic is still in the air and yesterday a tew men employ ed at the Raritan Copper Works quit work because they were refused more pay. At the plant this morning it. was stated that the trouble was trif ling and that it was only a difficulty with a few furnace men. The strike at the New Jersey Terra Cotta Works is still in evidence, but at the plant this morning an official said that the fifty men who left the plant yesterday have as yet made no demand for an increase. The cigar factory strike, in which 800 girls and women are involved, is still unbroken, and all work in the plant is shut down. The strike at the Pardee Tile! works is also unsettled and as near as can be learned the 200 employes have made 110 formal demand for higher wages. Policemen were on guard at the cigar factory and the New Jersey Terra Cotta Works yes terday afternoon, but none of the strikers showed any violence. BORROWED $10 ON A "FAKE" DIAMOND RING. Λ well dressed man went into the pawn shop at 390 Stale street short ly before 7 o'clock last night, and after producing a large diamond ring, asked the proprietor to loan him $45 on it. The proprietor said he did not have that much ready cash, and refused lo make the loan. "Well," said the gentleman with the ring. "I only want a little money for tonight, can't you loan me $10 on it?" The proprietor consented and pro duced the money, after which the owner of the ring left the store. Shortly afterward the proprietor of the place examined the ring more closely and discovered that he had loaned $10 on an imitation diamond. He hurried to the police station, where the story was told to the pol ice. Detective Huff was put to work on the case and accompanied by the proprietor of the loan office started to search for the man. He was found later at the Central railroad station. He was arrested and taken to the police station, where he gave his name as Charles Brown, and said he was a salesman for a fountain pen company. He refunded the $10 to the pawnbroker and as no further charge was entered against him, was allowed to go. FREIGHT BRAKEMAN HIT BYAN OVERHEAD BRIDGE Special to the BVENINO NEWS: SOUTH AMBOY, May 17:—Wil liam J. Purcell, of No. 46 Wright street, Newark, a freight brakeman of tho Pennsylvania railroad, run ning on train No. A-6 between Jer sey City and Camden, was seriously injured by being struck by an over head bridge near Jamesburg. He was placed on passenger train No. 4 86 and taken to St. Francis Hospital at Jer sey City. Dr. J. L. White, of this place, accompanied the injured man from South Amboy to Jersey City. The hospital authorities report that Purcell has a fractured skull and has a very small chance of recovering. TWO HORSES KILLED IN FIELD BY LIGHTNING Xprrial tn the KVKNINO NHWS: NHW BRUNSWICK, May 17: — While plant ins corn In a field on his father's farm near Cranbury yester day afternoon, Clifford Stults was knocked from the corn planter by a bolt of lightning and both his horses were killed. When the shower came up young Stults started for the barn. His fath er and mother wore at the house watching him coming across the field. There was a vivid flash and the par ents saw both the horfees fall and the boy tumble from the machine. They rushed to where he lay unconscious. He revived later and is nearly recov ered today. Have your prescription filled at Sexton's. Pure drugs, prices moder ate. 8714-5-17-2t* Pine writing papers at Sexton's, blue or white, twenty-five cents a box. 8715-5-17-2t· Try a black and white cigar, Ave cents at Sexton's. 8713-5-17-21* . .... FISH & GAME COMMISSION IS HARD HIT. Investigational Trenton Reveals Interesting Facts About State Boards. COM. JOHNSON IS ACCUSED. TRENTON, May 17:—The investi Kation into the business methods of the New Jersey Statu Fish and Game Commission continued yesterday at the capitol by the house committee. Testimony takon reflected on Com missioner Johnson, of Jersey City, even more seriously, it is declared, than that Wednesday on Commission er Morris, of Kong Branch. The most sensational testimony of yesterday was ihat given by Herbert Dane, game warden in Hudson coun ty, with jurisdiction over Jersey City, where Commissioner .Johnson resides. Mr. Dane practically accused Mr. Johnson of endeavoring to call him off from doing his full duty in order that both of them might profit fi nancially by such a proceeding. This was in connection with the raid on the Kilz & Co. storage warehouse when the rail birds were found in quantities to impose fines of $ IS,000. After this violation has been com promised by the payment of $2,000 and costs, Dane declares Johnson came to hint and endeavored to put through a deal whereby Silz & Co. should be immune from prosecution and in return for this he, Dane, was to get a position as legal advisor for the company at an annual salary of $1,200. Dane swore that he told Johnson lie could not consider such an offer. He understood, he said, that he would have to wink «it violations of the law and in return ho was to di vide the $1,200 with Johnson. He said that Silz & Co. never made any proposition to him. * ouecieu on "KaKo" niitlals. He declared that while he was secretary to .lohnson during the lat ter's term as socretary of the com mission lie had used the initials of a girl stenographer on letters he took by dictation and that Johnson col lected stenographers' fees on these initials. When he retired as secre tary to the secretary, Johnson, he •aid, reported that the stenographer was dead. Former Game Warden John J. Fleming, of Newark, testified that he was dismissed from the service at the instance of President Morris because he was too zealous in making arrests. Commissioner MoCJellan testified to having collected monthly "ex penses" during t trip to Europe. He admitted that the commission had sometimes taken politicians on "jun keting" trips on the state inspection launches. Game Warden Samuel Ij. Kirk patrick testified that waidens had to "divvy" with the commissioners or lose their jobs. He also declared that Johnson had tried to make him per jure himself in order to share in the Silz fine. The last witness yesterday was Franklin Phillips, of the state voting machine commission. He showed that within five years the commission had spent $190,00 for voting ma chines and the balance of $200,306.48 for expenses in installing the ma chines and keeping them in repair. The committee will continue its work Friday morning of next week. ANOTHER ROBBERY OF QUARTER GAS METERS. Mrs. Λ. K. Cohen, of 26N Madison avenue, reported to the police at 10:4Γ> o'clock last night that some one had entered her house and rob bed three quarter gas meters. Patrol man hong was detailed to make an investigation and found that the me ters had been tampered with. Mrs. Cohen said she discovered the rob bery at 10 o'clock, but had heard no one in the house prior to that time. It is believed that the meters were broken open by a member of a gang of petty thieves that are working in this vicinity. PRISONER KNOWN HERE IS HELD IN BROOKLYN Chief Burke received word this morning from the district attorney of Queens county, Brooklyn, that Joseph Hoffman had been arrested and held on a number of charges. They asked Chief Burke for information as to his character, having learned that he was arrested here some time ago charged with passing bogus checks on the Ph sf National Bank. - PLEASED WITH COUNTY ROADS State Inspector the Guest of the Freeholders During a Tour of Inspection Yesterday. NORTH OF RARITAN FIVER. Party I'nsscd Over tlio Principal Roads in tin· Vppi'J; Knd of the Count)' and Were Caught in (lie Heavy Rain—Upon the Report of the State Inspector Depends Future , Cirants of tlie Htato to This County. j The members of the Board of Free holders, in three automobiles, left New Brunswick at 10 o'clock yester day morning to make a general in spection of the county roads this side of the Raritan river. The freeholders were accompanied ! by State Road Inspector Hutchinson, j and State Engineer Meeker. Many ! of the stone roads built by the free holders were gone over and the routes of a number of new stone roads were also inspected by tho party. Freeholder Hanson said this morn ing that the trip was chiefly for the benefit of the state road inspector, as the board cannot build any new roads unless they are approved by j him. The county pays two-thirds of the expense and the state one-third in each case. The party spent some time examining the road near Colonia and later came through Maurer to Gadeks, where the conditions are In- ! tolerable at the present time. "The state inspector," said Mr. Hanson, "complimented us on our work and 011 the progress we have made. He is pleased with the way the work is progressing and 011 his report depends our future plans." Mr. Hanson said that the roads south of the Raritan river would be inspected. The party returned to New Brunswick at about 5 o'clock in the afternoon. They were caught in the heavy rain storm during the af ternoon and drenched. LICENSE GRANTED IN BOLLSCHWEILER'S NAME The excise board held an adjourn ed meeting last night and granted Al bert Bollschweiler a renewal of his hotel license at 12 Front street. At the last meeting there was a short discussion as to whether the li cense should be in the name of Will iam Hartmann or Mr. Bollschweiler. Lawyer James S. Wight and Mr. Bollschweiler were present and stat ed that they had conferred with Judge Lyon on the matter and deem ed it advisable to grant to Mr. Boll schweiler a renewal and later, when the difficulty was settled, the license could be transferred to Mr. Hart mann. The application of Mr. Hart mann was withdrawn and the renew al to Mr. Bollschweiler granted. Mr. Hartmann Is Mr. Bollschweiler's father-in-law. Oscar Schroeder was granted a re newal of his saloon license at 4 7 Smith street, after which the meet ing adjourned. The session lasted about fifteen minutes, all of the com missioners being present. TERRORISTS CAUSE ALARM IN POLAND. WARSAW, Poland, May 17:—Ter | rorists raided a railway office today land escaped with $5,000 after a fight in which four persons were killed and nine injured. LODZ, Poland, May 17:—Cos sacks shot, down forty-iive citizens this morning following a terrorist attack on a mail wagon. See Mother Hubbard's dog on his head. Mother Goose Carnival. 8508-5-17-lt* Try Dandrocide for falling hair. Sexton's drug store. 8717-5-17-2t * MORA» TO FIND! WHERE HE'S AT Has Retained Lawyer James S. Wight to Defend Him in Any Action That May be Brought. WRITE TO STATE COMPTROLLER Lawyer Wi«lit Says He Haw Examined the Law of 190β Carefully and Declares (hat Mora η Is a Slate De tective Under That Statut*'—Says a Detective's Itusiness Is to Pursue an<l Apprehend Various Criminals. State Detective James Moran, of I h is city, has engaged Lawyer .lames S. Wight to write to the state comp troller in regard to his duties aH a detective. Mr. Wight and Detective Moran held a conference this morn ing in the matter and the laws on the subject were carefully gone over. Detective Moran says that he re ceived his license as a state detective for the sum of $100. and a bond of $4,000, which, in his opinion, gives him the right to carry on a detective business and a detective agency. Mr. Moran resents many thrusts that have been made at his official capa city and intends to learn just where he stands in the matter. Lawyer Wight, this morning, said: "In my opinion Moran is a legal state detective. He lias a commission from the state comptroller, and the Act. of 1906 allows him to engage in the de tective business and to run and es tablish a detective agency. If the act. grants that much, what is the detective business other than the pur suit and apprehension of criminals, which would give Detective Moran the right to make arrests." The outcome of the case is awaited with interest and Moran declares that he is acting within the law, and for this reason has obtained legal advice to satisfy persons who have attempt ed to injure him through false state ments. THINK MAN DROWNED IN FEW INCHES OF WATER RAHWAY, May 17—The unknown man who was found dead yesterday at Perkins Cut, just outside of Rail way, on the Amboy division of the Pennsylvania railroad, was last seen with two men Wednesday night near the spot where the body was found. It Is supposed that the man rolled down the thirty-foot, embankment, landing in a shallow pool of mud and half an inch of water face down, in which position he drowned. He was about fifty-five years old, 5 feet 8 inches tall, had gray hair and mus tache and had lost his left arm and left foot. He had no papers or any thing on his person to establish his identity. The body was taken to Herner's undertaking establishment at Woodbridge. Coroner Bishop, of Perth Amboy, was notified yesterday and gave per mission to move the body, but a:· yet has made no investigation of the ca:;j. GOVERNOR SIGNS BILL FOR LAND EXCHANGE. Dr. Frank Crowther went to Tren ton yesterday and conferred with Governor Stokes in regard to assem bly bill No. 4 68, which provides for the conveying of tlie site of the sur veyor general's office to this city, to provide for the enlargement of the city hall. The city in return is to give a site for the building adjoining Dr. G. W. Fithian's property. Dr. Crowther explained the bill to the governor thoroughly and was re warded by having the bill signed. The bill passed the legislature on the last day of the session, and was among a number of other unsigned bills until yesterday. Boy's Thumb Crushed. Joseph Bolash, sixteen years old while working at the Raritan Coppet Works, this morning, had his left hand crushed. He was placed in the company's ambulance and removed to the hospital, where it was said this afternoon that his thumb would prob ably have to be amputated. Mayor Schmitz Abdicates. SAN FRANCISCO, May 17: — Mayor Schmitz has abdicated, turning over the city government to a com mittee of seven citizens renreepiiting the leading commercial interests· We do developing and printing for amateurs at Sexton's drug store. All kodak supplies. 8720-5-17-2t* Sweet cream for table use, any quantity, at Sexton's. 8718-5-17-2t* Subscribe for the NEWS. MANDOLIN GLUB FIFTH » Large Audience in Wilder Last Night to Hear \\ Program Offered. ^ HUMORIST AND A SOLOIST. Music Was Well Krndind and Andl encc Expressed Their Appreciation by Hearty Applause—Soloist Was Encored Several Times and Was α Favorite—Mart King Told Funny Stories and Delighted All Present. The large audience which attended the fifth annual concert of the Lyric Mandolin Club In Wilder Hall last night showed that this musical or ganization has lost none of its charm for local amusement lovers. The club waH assisted in its program by Dan W. Quinn, a vocal soloist, and Mart King, a humorist. Miss Lillian Graham led the club as on former occasions and won much praise for her creditable work. Mr. Watson accompanied Mr. Qulnn on the piano. The opening number was the "As sembly March," followed by "So rella," a Parisian craze. The audi ence expressed their approval by hearty applause. Mart King followed with a num ber of humorous stories in which the "Irishman" and the "Negro" fur nished the fun. Dan W. Quinn, who is well known in this city as a vocalist of the hu morous order, sang "Welcome" in a pleasing stylo gind was compelled to give an encore. The Lyric Mandolin Club played selections from the "Red Mill," and was tremendously applauded. Mart King gave a few more stories, after which Dan W. Quinn sang "The Grank Old Flag." Mr, Quinn com pletely captivated the audience and as an encore sang "Poor John" in a cockney dialect which caused much lane-liter. "Laughing Sam" and "The Baby Parade" were rendered by the Lyric Mandolin Club in such a manner that they responded with "Arrah Wanna" as an encore. The selection "The Baby Parade" was well rendered.The cries of an Infant were cleverly imi tated by William Graham on the drums. Mart King concluded his part with a few stories of the "Negro" and a poem entitled "Walk." Mr. Quinn sang A Lemon In the Garden of Love" as his concluding number, but by request repeated one of the numbers which he sang in th city last year, "I Want to go Torao»*^ row." "A Tiptopper March" by the club closed the program. •M'ler the audience had departed 1 .u chairs were pushed aside and the members and a few invited friends enjoyed dancing until after midnight. Prof. Andrew Nelson furnished the music. The members of the club who took part last night were Miss Nellie Wog lom, Miss Laura Ernst, Miss Marlon Foote, Miss Julia O'Toole, Miss Delia VanName, Miss Madora Dayton, Miss Lillian Graham; Messrs. Clifford Gillis, Fred Ernst, Louis Ernst, Ray mond Howell, George GUlis, John Sofield, William Hewitt, Seymour Williams, Frank HUsdorf, C. Howard Smith, Ernest HUsdorf, William Graham and Alfred T. Kerr. VARSITY REGATTA ON CAYUGA LAKE DECORATION DAY. The Lehigh Valley Railroad will sell tickets at one faro plus $1.00 for the round trip from Perth Amboy to ithaca and return. Tickets sold May 2 8-29; return limit May 31. Good on all trains except the Black Dia mond Express. The race of the Cornell-Harvard first varsity crews will be the prin ciple event. Observation train will follow the races alonp 'he lake side, tickets for which can be purchased at Lehigh Valley ticket office, Ithaca. 8193-5-10-17-20-24-27-· DECORATION DAY EXCURSION TO NIAGARA FALLS. ι The Lehigh Valley railroad will ι sell tickets at special low fare of $9.00 round trip from Perth Amboy. Good going May 29, returning until May 31 on all trains except the Blaclc Diamond Express. See Lehigh Val ley ticket agent for particulars. 8642-5-17-22-25-28* Monster Salo Now in progress at A. Sah: & Com pany's. Read their announcement oil page 16 and attend sale. ' 8693-5-17-lt*! Ice cream soda, Garben's phar macy. 8639-B-14-6t· Mother Goose Carnival, May 24. Tickets for sale at Sexton's. 8502-5-ll-12t· Ice cream twenty-five cents a iitiart. Sexton's drug store. Huyler's candy fresh at Sexton's. 8716-5-17-2t· ~ Forglem~ikke~Thor~Logo No. 46 Stlftselsesfest, den 18 May. Varm Spisnlng. 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