l'S Perth a m boy evening news.
PERTH AMBOY, N. J., SATURDAY, MAY 18, 1907.
STRIKERS ATTACK WORKMEN
AT N. J. TERRA COTTA PLANT.
4 Arrests Made;
As Result of :
$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
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
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
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
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.
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 —
Rumor at Stale House, Trenton,
That Governor Will Act in
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
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
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
PORT READING R. R.
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
Mother Goose Carnival. May 24.
Tickets for sale at Sexton's.
Try Dandrocide for falling hair.
Sexton's drug store.
Ice cream twenty-five cents a quart.
Sexton's drug store. ;
SECY. ROOT IN
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
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
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
Fine writing papers at Sexton's,
blue or white, twenty-five cents a
Largest circulation—enough said.
.atest Fatality at Railroad Cross
ing Inflames Public Mind Ag
ainst Unsafe Conditions.
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.
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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
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
IBAPTIST YOUNC MEN
I HAVE PLEASANT TIME.
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
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
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
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
One from Perth Amboy, One from
Woodbridge and One from
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
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
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
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.
Unused rooms in your house may
indicate nothing more than "neglect
Three Boys Secured Explosive
from Boat on Tottenville
Shore and Brought It to
Foot of Fayette Street
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
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
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
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
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.
Ice cream soda, Garben's phar
Taken on storage and
remodeled during the
summer months; insured
against fire, burglary
and moths, at moderate
117 Smith st.
Don't l· orget the
Singing Society Vorwaerts
to be held at
Geo. Loeser's Excelsior Grove
Pftnks Monday, May 20
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
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,
Send those soiled Lace Curtains
the Raritan Laundry
and note tlie difference in appearance of your
home. 44 Fayette Street
Telephone 65 W.
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