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mmm 1 l'S Perth a m boy evening news. CIRCULATION LAST EDITION. ι VOL. XXVII. NO. 247. PERTH AMBOY, N. J., SATURDAY, MAY 18, 1907. WEATHER-Fair ONE CENT. STRIKERS ATTACK WORKMEN AT N. J. TERRA COTTA PLANT. 4 Arrests Made; As Result of : Disorder. $75 IN FINES.! First Onslaught Last Night on Workman Leaving Factory to Go Home and Another Followed on Night Men Going to Work. The strikers at the New Jersey Terra Cotta Works showed the first violence about 6 o'clock last night and as a result three were arrested and confined in the lockup over night. ; They were arraigned in the police j court this morning and fined $25 each. Superintendent W. H. Griswold an-1 ticipated trouble yesterday afternoon ' and sent to Constable James O'Brien and Detective Moran to guard the plant. The strikers were quiet until about fi o'clock when a man from South Amboy attempted to leave the plant. The strikers attacked him and but for the assistance of some foremen he would have been severe ly beaten. The men disappeared be fore O'Brien and Moran, who were at ■the other side of the plant could reach the gate. A little later the fireman and 9 watchman who are employed in the factory during the night attempted to go to their duties. Before they could reach the gate some of the strikers attacked them and for a time there was considerable confusion. Moran and O'Brien arreàted three of the rioters, but the crowd was so large that they could not hold them. The police were notified and in a short time a number of officers were at the plant. Crowd Surrounds Officers. By this time a crowd of nearly 2, 000 people had collected and it ap peared as if a riot was about to take place. When the policeman arrived Detective Moran pointed out the three ringleaders of the strikers and they were arrested by the police. The men were Mike Kosar, thirty years old; Steve Kalpinsnash, thirty-five years old, and Mike Ewan, twenty seven years old, all of 4 7 Huntington street. The crowd closed around the policemen and it was with consider able difficulty that the three prison ers were taken inside the factory gate. They were handcuffed and when another detail of police arriv ed were rushed through the crowd and safely landed in the lock-up. It was feared that the crowd would at tempt to take the prisoners away from the police, but as the men were handcuffed the task would have been difficult. Another Arrest Made. One of the ringleaders of the strik ers could not be found by the police last night, but at 8:30 o'clock this morning the police received a tele phone message from the factory that they had another prisoner. He was brought, to the police station by Pa trolman McDermott, where he gave his name as Celine Laslo. O'Brien preferred a charge of trespassing against him, as he was caught inside the factory fence. More trouble was expected· this morning, but the police were on guard at the plant and none of the men were interfered with in any way. Other Strikes Still On. The strike at the Perth Amboy Cigar Works, in which 800 women and girls are involved, is as yet un settled. It was also stated at the C. Pardee Works this noon that the 200 employes of the Tile Works who have demanded more pay, have as yet re fused to return to their duties. The officials at the New Jersey Terra Cotta Works at. noon said that none of thfc strikers there had return ed to work, but that since last night no further violence had been shown. Sunday School Institute Here. Friday, May 31, a Sunday school institute for Perth Amboy, South Amboy, Woodbridge and Metuchen will be held in the Baptist church in this city. Afternoon and evening ses sions will have an interesting and valuable program. Rev. ΙΟ. M. Fer gusson and Miss Rose Scott will speak. To Meet at TottenvUIe. Thursday night, at 7:45 o'clock, a group rally of the Epworth Leagues of Tottenvllle and vicinity will be held in St. Paul's church, Tottenville. A number of local people will attend. Huyler's candy fresh at Sexton's. 8716-5-17-2t* Found, an amount of money— Owner can have same by calling at ^police headquarters and proving pro p's* r;,j|ty. 8719-5-18-lt* yil -Vo^Eave your prescription filled at ■[I cç>unef%n's. Pur® drugs, prices moder ■l· will S714-5-17-2t* Mil the — Hu June MAY DEMAND RESIGNATIONS Rumor at Stale House, Trenton, That Governor Will Act in Game Commission. MAY REORGANIZE THE BOARD. Testimony in the Investigation Being Conducted by the Assembly Com mittee Shows Loose Method of Do ing Business and It Is Believed It Will Keflect Upon the Hepublicnil Administration in New Jersey. Spécial to the EVENING NEWS: TRENTON, May 18:—There Is a persistent rumor about the state house that Governor Stokes will ask for the resignation of Game Commis sioners Benjamin P. Morris, of Long Branch; David P. McClellan, of Mor ristown, and Percy H. Johnson, of Bloomfield, as the result of the dis closures of alleged graft and crook edness in the fish and game commis sion made by the assembly probing committee. The rumor has not been officially confirmed, but from a per fectly reliable source It is known that the governor is considering the matter of the resignations. Week to Compile Evidence. At the close of the examination of President-Secretary-Treasurer Morris Wednesday, the investigators gave him a week in which to compile from tl^e books and records of the commis sion certain evidence which he insist ed he could produce, but which he was unable to locate in the books and vouchers when on the witness stand. It may be that Governor Stokes may defer action until after the re-examination of Mr. Morris on the supposition that he may be able to explain some of the transaction? and alleged deals that now appear sc black. Counsel John H. Backes told the other commissioners and officers Thursday that they were not to con sider themselves excused front sub poena, and it is believed that aftei the re-examination of Mr. Morris the Fish and Game Commission will b< taken up again, particularly if fur ther evidence does not upset the pres ent testimony. It is considered likely that the re sult of the investigation will be a move for the entire reorganization of the Pish and Game board. The view is taken that the showing of lax and careless methods of the commission ers, the alleged deals oi Commission er Johnson, and the evidence of graft by many of the wardens and other officials is not. at all complimentary to the present administration. This lias led to the belief that the state leaders will demand a reformation in fish and game matters all along the line. PORT READING R. R. ABANDONS PROJECT. Special to the EVENING NEWS: NEW BRl'NSWICK, May 18:—| The Port Reading railroad has gone before Justice Swayze to have aban doned the whole proceedings in the condemnation of land belonging to M. D. Valentine Brothers Company. The railroad announces that it does not want the land in question and will build the switch somewhere else. In this proceeding the condemnation commission valued the land at $13, 500. The railroad appealed and a jury, after hearing testimony, raised the value to $14,000. The court has announced that the railroad must pay the Valentines $1,553.05 as costs in the proceedings. CADETS WILL MARCH AT SOUTH AMBOY MAY 30 The Westminster Cadets, at a spec ial business meeting last night, decid ed not to march with the G. A. R. on Decoration Day. The cadets also de cided not to attend church on Mem orial Sunday with the Grand Army. Λ firing squad, composed of Emery Tyrrell, Otto Rasmussen, Joseph Bartholomew, Charles Damgaard, Earl Barnes and Albert Bunten, in charge of Corporal Harry Tooker, will march with the Grand Army on Memorial Day and fire the salutes at the cemeteries. The tiring squad were formerly all members of the VVestminster Cadets, but some resign ed at different times. The cadets will go to South Amboy on the afternoon of Decoration Day, accompanied by a life and drum corps, and hold their usual services there. They will march with the Grand Army of that place in the morning. Mother Goose Carnival. May 24. Tickets for sale at Sexton's. S502-5-ll-12t· Try Dandrocide for falling hair. Sexton's drug store. 8717-5-17-2t* Ice cream twenty-five cents a quart. Sexton's drug store. ; S7 1 SECY. ROOT IN DEUTSCH GASE State Department Was Appealed to by Prosecutor to Foil Steam ship Line's Demands. LOCAL MEN ARE DUE MONDAY. The Uni land Line Demanded S î ,.ΊΟΟ to Bring Party Back and Would Not lledure Demand Below $300, an Exorbitant Pipire—Found Way to Kvude Treaty for Extradition and to lletrun by Belgium Line. S. F. Somogyi and L. B, Moore, of his city, are due to arrive Monday on he steamer New Amsterdam, of the Holland-American line, with Joseph Deutsch, the absconding banker ex radited from Holland. Prosecutor Berdine is uncertain whether they ire on a Holland or Belgium line steamship, but a letter received by 3. F. Moore, of this city, seems to es :ablish the fact of their sailing last Saturday at noon on the New Amster Jay as told in Thursday's NEWS. It will be remembered that the ) Holland line demanded $1,500 for bringing the party ov3r because, the Dfficlals said, they-couldn't allow a man accused of crime to mingle with :he other passengers. The prosecutor thought this looked like a hold-up. The extradition treaty with Holland, is with other countries, demands · hat a prisoner be returned by the ι most direct route. This provision , ?ave the Holland line a seeming ' monopoly in the business. The pros- ] acutor managed to get the price drop- ' ;jed to $500, but thought that even ι ;hat was pretty high when the regu- ] lar first class rate on the Holland ι line is $85 per head. Mr. Berdine took the matter up ι with the state department at Wash- ; ngton and Secretary Root arranged ] hings through the consulates eo that ι Deutsch could be brought back on ι :he Belgium line if the Holland per- . Sisted in sticking up to its prices. This •ullng was communicated to Somogyi md as nothing further has been , ieard from him, the prosecutor pre sumes that an is well. Sufficient money was sent Somogyi to bring the party home. NEW PASTOR FOR THE SWEDISH CONG. GHURGH The Swedish Congregational 2hurch on Gordon street near Bright sn avenue, has a new pastor, the He v. Oscar Joertberg. He has just, arrived in this city and is residing at 120 South First street. Mr. Joertberg will preach his first sermon in this :ity tomorrow morning. Rev. Theodore Englund, who has had charge of the church, is now pas tor of a church at Plainfleld. He has been preaching here weekly since e;oing to Plainfleld. The new pastor came from Chicago In response to a call from the local congregation. Accident Delays Paving. The explosion of dynamite yes terday afternoon damaged a fly wheel on the Standard Bitulithic mixer on Merritt'e wharf to such an extent that the work on Market street will be held up for a few days. The street was to have been completed by to night. Fine writing papers at Sexton's, blue or white, twenty-five cents a box. 8715-5-17-2t* Largest circulation—enough said. SIGN MONSTER PETITION TO CITY FATHERS. .atest Fatality at Railroad Cross ing Inflames Public Mind Ag ainst Unsafe Conditions. HUNDREDS 0F~SIGNERS. îemand Gatemen on Duty All Night or Raised Tracks to Safeguard the People. * * « φ $ $ * # ίι «: « « * φ « * * PETITION'. * * * * We, tile résident* and tax- ■' * payers of (liis city, believing * lS and are satisfied by recent * * horrible catastrophes that the * * rules and regulations of tin· ♦ * several railroad companies * * operating their roads in and * * through our city are inade- * * quote for the protection and * * comfort of human life, do * * hereby petition your honor- * * able body to instruct and di- * * rect our city attorney to pre- * * ceed against the several cor- * * porations operating in our city * * in the endeavor to protect the * * lives of our people. * * * * # « φ * lj: φ :<t # * * * £ * The recent fatal accidents on the rarious railroads running through his city has caused the public to be :ome aroused and the death of David Vilner at the New Brunswick ave lue crossing of the Central railroad ruesday night, lias resulted in a lumber of petitions being circulated elative to having the crossings in he city guarded. Five petitions have been circulated ind already several hundred people lave signed them. The petitions will >e presented to the Board of Alder nen on Monday nigh I. The first of he pétillons was circulated by Jo leph Polkowitz, who lias secured over !50 signers. Among those who have ilaced their names on the paper are lome of our most prominent, citizens, ncluding some of the aldermen and day or Bollschweiler. Mr. Polkowitz said this morning hat the signers of the petition plac id their names on it eagerly and were inxlous to have the railroad compan es forced to take action for the safe .y of the public, either by having a gateman on all night, or by raising he tracks. He said that, if possible )ver 2,000 signers would be secured jefore Monday night. The Board of Aldermen nas been η conference with railroad compan es relative to having gatemen plaecd >n the crossings for some time, but is yet no decision lias been reached. V motion in regard to the matter was made at a meeting of the board by Mderman Stacey.who said this morn ing that the circulation of the peti ions is another step toward forcing ihe railroads to take action. The coroner's jury at the Wilner inquest yesterday, ae told in the NEWS, found the Central railroad re sponsible for failure to have a gate man on duty, and, in addition to the verdict, handed In a recommendation to the authorities of the city that they demand the operation of the gates throughout the twenty-four hours. PLEADED GUILTY TO BITING CHILD'S EAR. Special to the EVBNINO NEWS: NEW BRUNSWICK, May 1 Si Martha Coye, a colored woman 01 eighteen living at Metuchen, pleaded guilty yesterday afternoon to at tempting to maim and disfigure An nie Jackson, of that borough, March 9 by biting part of her ear off. The court warned her as to the enormity of her offense and as to her plea and she seemed willing to let it stand as she had made it. Such an offense is a high misdemeanor. The court did not impose sentence preferring to have the probation of ficer investigate the case and see it there were any mitigating circum stances in connection therewith. DYNAMITE EXPLOSION HEARD FAR OFF SHATTERS BOY'S BUY LAND FOR A DAY RESORT New Company Purchases Large Tract Along River West of Madison Avenue. LOCAL MEN IN THE SCHEME.; Property Nought, from Richard Wayne Parker, of Newark, Today —Tract Has u Water Frontage of .'tOO Feet and FxtendK (100 Feet From liCwis Stroi't to the Klvep—| Will Commence on Work at Once. I The purchase was concluded this morning, by a large company formed by local men, of a tract of land 300 feet long along the river front and 000 feet deep, between Madison ave nue and the railroad bridge, for a day summer resort and bathing beach. The tract was bought from Richard Wayne Parkei*, of Newark. Work will be begun at once to get the grounds in readinees for the com ing season, and the promoters intend to provide modern, up-to-date recrea tion grounds. The tract reaches from Lewis street to the river. The price paid is understood to be $25,000, but this is not positive. While men interested in the new company are reticent concerning their plans, it is understood that those back of it are A. Greenbaum, of this city; Harry Wolff, of New York: Max Goldberger, Thomas F. Burke, Rich ard Bolger, Herman Brower. Leo Goldberger, Max Gibeon, S. Tucker and one or two others. When some of them were questioned this after noon, they acknowledged the truth of the story, but expressed doubt as to whether those handling the negotia tions had returned from Newark yet. The site is admirably adapted for such a purpose and the scheme bids fair to be brought to a highly success ful issue. The deal was concluded this morn ing by Messrs. Burke and Bolger. A member fo the company said that the price is in excess of $25,000. He said further that the exact make-up of the company is as yet not definitely stated, but the above list is conceded to be substantially correct. The tract extends from South Second street, the first street this side of the New York ; & Long Branch railroad, to South i First street, and also east of South : First street, nearly to Madison ave : nue. IBAPTIST YOUNC MEN I HAVE PLEASANT TIME. j The Young Men's Association of the Baptist church closed the season last night with an entertainment and debate in the chapel followed by re i freshments and after-dinner speech es. Rev. William Powell Hill presid ed. There was a large number pres jent, many ladles being in the audi | ence. The entertainment opened with a ι piano solo by Charles Hinkle follow j od by a vocal solo by Ernest Hils ! dorf. Some clever tricks and feats ι of magic were given by Adolph An jderson, assisted by Henry Lund. The 'boys announced that it was their ilrst appearance before an audience.. They did well and received hearty ap plause as balls appeared and disap peared, rice turned to water and a paper fan was made into shapes of everything from a meat chopper to a parlor table. A debate on the subject, "Resolved,! That War Is Justifiable," was the next feature. The affirmative side was upheld by J. Logan Clevenger and Prof. Hultz while the negative side was ably defended by R. B. Rock and Roy H. Minton. The judg es, who were Ernest Hilsdorf, C. W. Sneath, Ernest Hancock and Prof. Joseph Walker, awarded the decision in favor of the affirmative by a vote of three to one. While the judges were out Charles Trout pleased the audience with a ι vocal solo, accompanied by Charles Hinkle. After the program the men pres ent were invited into the rear room where the Misses Watson, Hill and Johnson served ice cream and cake and orangeade. Nearly everyone was called upon to respond to a toast and ! the gathering broke up about 11 I o'clock. ι Aerie of Eagles Grows. Perth Amboy Aerie, Fraternal Or der of Eagles, held an Important session In their lodge rooms In the McCormlck building last night. About eighty of the members were present. Worthy Vice President George S. Walker presided. The degree of the order was conferred upon eight can didates and ten applications for mem bership were received. The new PRISONERS IN COURT PLEAD. One from Perth Amboy, One from Woodbridge and One from South Amboy. rwo GUILTY, ONE NOT GUILTY. Ignatz Urioncki, Charged With Steal ing from Annie Gretclien and Helen Herhowski, IMended ..Guilty—! Frank Fuller, Charged With Steal-j ing llevolver from William Cutter, Admits His Crime—Other Cases. Special tu the EVENING NEWS: NEW BRUNSWICK, JVlay t S : — Α ι the afternoon session of the county courts yesterday Judge Booraem heard several pleas among them being that of Ignatz Drinoski, of Perth Amboy, in jail charged with stealing two watches valued at $11 from Annie Gretchen and a $3 ring from Helen Berkowski. Drinoski had signed an allegation and plead ed guilty to the charges. The court deferred sentencing him until it could get a report from the probation officer as to the case. Frank Fisher pleaded guilty to 3tealing a revolver from William Cut ter, at Woodbridge, May 9. Fisher broke into ihe house during the day and stole the revolver. It was later recovered. Fisher told the court he was addicted to drink and blamed the habit for his crime . This he said was his first offense. His case was also unacted upon yesterday. Walter Sullivan, of South Amboy, pleaded guilty to entering the store house of the Pennsylvania railroad at South Amboy April 7 and sVealing tools valued at $10. To a second in dictment for breaking into the same place and stealing $10 worth of tools one week later he pleaded not guilty and made a like plea to the charge Df stealing beer from Edward J. O'Connor valued at $3 April 13. He then withdrew his first plea and made them all "not guilty." He will be tried Wednesday. Bail was fixed at $1,000. JUDGE BOORAEM TO GET AFTER JUNK DEALERS. Special to the EVENING NEWS: NEW BRUNSWICK, May IS: — Judge Booraem held juvenile » · rt Lhis morning. Among those arraign ed were John Frank, eleven years old, accused of stealing a watch, a bank containing some money, a pock et-book, roller skates and several oth er articles. It was stated that Frank had a bad record. The parents sent word that they did not care what the court did with their son. Judge Booraem postponed action until the parents were brought into court. John Chisner and John Ilutash, eleven and twelve years old respect ively, were arraigned accused of stealing 100 pounds of metal from the Lehigh Valley railroad. Special Officer James McDermott testified In thet case. The boys admitted taking the metal and selling it to a junk dealer. John Kosh was in court with his mother. Ho Is accused of throwing iron from a Lehigh Valley car while other boys carried it away. They sold it to a junk dealer. Judge Booraem says he wants the names of all junk dealers who buy metal from boys as he is going to stop the practice. He declares that if the dealers did not but it the boys would not steal. Try a black and white cigar, five cents at Sexton's. 8719.5_17.2f Sweet cream for table use, any quantity, at Sexton's. 8718-5-17-2t* Unused rooms in your house may indicate nothing more than "neglect to advertise." Charles Erick Threw Stick Into Fire. FOUNDRY LOSS Three Boys Secured Explosive from Boat on Tottenville Shore and Brought It to Foot of Fayette Street This City. With a shock that was heard for miles around, the explosion of a stick of dynamite at the foot of Fay ette street about 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon, badly injured Charles Ericksen, seventeen years old, of 12 Broad street, and damaged the win dows· and moulds in Patrick White & Sons' foundry to the extent of over $100. Patrolman L. C. Jensen was on the scene immediately after the explos ion occurred and made a careful in vestigation of its cause. Later he in terviewed Ericksen in the office of Dr. J. S. Hayes and learned from him the following story. Ericksen said that he and two other ' boys, one of whom, he said, was the son of Tonnes Tonnesen, a shoemaker, of 73 New Brunswick avenue, went over to Tottenville early in the afternoon and entered the old scow owned by William Gray and which lies south of Bay Cliff Park. They found a box of dynamite in the bow of the boat and, after securing about ten sticks of it rowed across the sound to the foot of Fayette street. The dynamite was taken from the boat and placed on the shore. Some boys had built a small fire there and Ericksen, while his companions were on the bank above, picked up a stick of dynamite and threw it into the fire. A terrific explosion followed which shook ev ery house for blocks away. Ericksen was thrown to the ground but arose quickly and, with his arm shattered, ran across the street to wards the iron foundry. He was caught by a negro employed by the Standard Bitulithic Company, who tore off a piece of his shirt and tied it around the boy's arm. Λ crowd soon collected and Ericksen was placed in/-1 a wagon and taken to the office or Γ · Hayes on Smith street where it \ ό found that the flesh on his arm . ound the elbow had been torn loose. The doctor found that no bones were broken. Five stitches were necessary to replace the dang ling flesh. Ericksen was taken to his home by Charles Johnson and a friend. He nearly faintad with the pain of his injured arm. Shock Heard for Long Distance. The noise of the explosion was heard plainly at the city hall and people living twenty blocks away de clare that they felt the shock. Peo ple in Tottenville also heard it. The stick of dynamite exploded below the bulkhead and within four feet of the Fayette street sewer, which empties at this point. It tore a large hole in the ground. Immediately after the explosion people came running from all direc tions. Seven or eight other sticks of the explosive were lying near the hole made by the explosion of the first stick and this kept many from ven turing too near. It is also regarded as remarkable that the entire ten pounds did not explode, which had It done so would have caused havoc in that part of the city and perhaps cost life. There were many conflicting stor ies after the explosion occurred and one man declared that the boy car ried the dynamite from the boat when it exploded and that it blew him four or five feet into the air. A number of other stories were in circulation, but Ericksen's own story is regarded as the correct one. (Continued on page 2.) Who is He ? Who is our most popular fireman? Vote for your friend. Watch Mon day's paper. L. BRIEGS. 8735-5-18-lt* We do developing and printing for amateurs at Sexton's drug store. All kodak supplies. 8720-5-17-2t* Watch Jack and Jill fall down the hill. Mother Goose Carnival. 8509-5-18-lt· Ice cream soda, Garben's phar macy. 8639-5-14-6t· FURS Taken on storage and remodeled during the summer months; insured against fire, burglary and moths, at moderate ^[prices. i J. ftreielsheimer 117 Smith st. 4. —it Don't l· orget the PICNIC of the Singing Society Vorwaerts to be held at Geo. Loeser's Excelsior Grove Pftnks Monday, May 20 L ΈΨΨΈΨΨΈ'ΕΗΗ—»Ι« Ί< Ί« Ί» ΓΑμ Cola House and Lnt •f ΓΟΓ OdlCi 134 So. First St. ' :: Edwin G. Friser : ■■ 81 Smith st. Perth Amboy. > IF IN A HURRY CALL JACOB GOLDBERGEII STEAMSHIP TICKET AGENT 432 State st., cor. Washington st PERTH AMBOY, N. J. The Savoy Restaurant, Iry Us Open Day hd1 Nlfcbt « SMITH SI*£ET, Hello Bf-J Send those soiled Lace Curtains the Raritan Laundry and note tlie difference in appearance of your home. 44 Fayette Street Telephone 65 W.