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fUtln, Oolder, High
Perth AMBOY Evening news.
Fourteen Families Aroused from
Slumber at Broad and Division
Streets Shortly Before Midnight.
The Owner, Tube Dimond, and Fam
ily Were Marooned at St. George
Until This Morning.
Many during rescues occurred ut a fire which damaged the large frame lene- ;
went house of Tube Dimond at Broad and Division streets to the extent of sev
eral thousand dollars shortly after midnight, and, but for the excellent work
of the firemen, the entire building would have been consumed. While no one waa
hurt, the tenants fled to the street in their night robes, some even forgetting
their children who were taken out by the firemen and several men who were on
the sceno before the companies arrived.
The fire started in the grocery store of Nathan Newman, which occupied
I he corner of the building, but it» origin in unknown. John Amos, who lives
nearhr, wae returning home from the Majestic theatre where he had been help
ing Truckman A. F. Munoz load aecnery on hie truck, when as he neared the
•tore he noticed a bright light inside. This was at 11.50 o'clock. He ran and
looked in through the door and, seeing a blaze inside, broVe the glass panel
tanking that be eould put out the flames. In kicking out the glass Amos cut
hie ankle, but, undaunted, lie tried to reach the blaze. The smoke drove him
back, eo he ran to box 62 at Washington and First streets and sent in an alarm
for the firemen,
Amos then ran back to Hie building
where, with tho assistance of Adolph
Kase and Michael Harrigan, the Bleep
ing tenant* were aroused. By thie time
I he flames had gained considerable head
way and were creeping up the front of
the building. Immediately over the
store Mrs. Wolff Slappek and her three
children were soundly sleeping and on
tho third floor, directly above, Mr. and
Mrs. (J. If. Prnno and family were Ιο
ί ng likewise.
These two families were in Uie great
eet danger as the flames now enveloped
the front of the building. The rescu
ers aroused them first and they Were
none to soon for the ajiartments. were
filled with dense smoke and Mrs. Prane
was nearly overcome. When little Ju
lius Slappek, who slept in the front
loom/ on Broad street, was awakened,
he saw the^-flnmes shooting paet the
window^ and with his smaller brother
ran to the street. Mrs. Prane was so
weak 1'rom tho smoke that. bIio had to
be curried out. Abraham Davidson
«roused the Slapppk fimily and assisted
Mrs. Hlappek to tlie street, as her hus
band wus out. of town.
Although the bililding was occupied
by fmirteeii families, no one wae hurt
in spite of their hurry to reaeh the
street. When aroused, the tenants, see
ing the smoke in their rooms and hear
ing the crackling of the flames, were
so frightened tha^ they only thought of
reaching safety and home ran to the
street leaving their children ami babies
in the rooms.

Aged Man Carried Out.
Michael Harrigan alone brought five
babies from the upper floors of the
tenement house to the street and J.
Kaufman carried out Kelman David
son, seventy years old who lived on the
first floor next to the blazing store.
Kaufman placed the aged man, who
could not walk, on his back in spite of
his weight, and carried him to the sec
ond floor of his own home across the
street, where he gave hiiu in charge of
There were many other rescues and
within β short time after the fire had
been discovered, every person was out
of the building. The firemen arrived
in the meantime and, while some de
voted their attention to fighting the
flames, others ran through the apart
ments to make sure that no one was
The firemen, by excellent work under
the direction of Chief Mead, confined
tho fire to the grocery store and the
two apartments above. When the com
panieu arrived the flames were licking
the entire front of the building and· it
looked as if the structure was doomed.
Chief Mesd at once sent, in 2-2 the call
for the Lincolns' steamer and later 1-3,
the Washingtons' call. Although the
McClellan and Lincoln steamers were
at the fire, neither wns need as the
pressure of the city water was excellent.
With the aid of four companies, Chief
Mead poured tons of water on the
flames and managed to save the build
ing, although the store and tho two
apartments directly above on the second
and third floors were gutted.
The firemen worked harder than ever
last night and at 2 o'clock this morn
ing the fire was declared out and the
back taps sounded.
Damage Over $5,000.
Although no accurate estimate has
been made of the damage It will, in
all probability, exceed $5,000. Tho
building ie damaged about $2,500 and
the stock in the grocery store valued
at $2,000, was a total loss. Mr. Di
(Contlnued ou page 4.)
This Coupon
and ΙΟ cents
Admits any child to the Matinee
Saturday, Jan. 30, at the
Majestic Theatre
And a chance to
Win (he Big Doll
Writes to Police Chief and
Street Commissioner In
Regard to Matter.
Mayor Bollschwéiler is anxious to
have all sidewalks cleaned immediately
after a enow storm an<l not left in the
condition they were after the last one.
Ho also wants all streets Tiejit clear
from incumbrances.
The mayor has had City Clerk LaBoe
look up the ordinances regarding these
matters and today sent the following
to Chief Burke of the Police, and Street
Commissioner Adair: ·
■'Dear 8ir:—
"I am enclosing η copy of a few sec
tions of ordinances of our city, per
taining to snow and incumbrances on
our streets and sidewalks. It is my
desire that I ho street commissioner and
the police department work in unison in
the matter of keeping the streets and
sidewalks clear or snow and ice and
other incumbrances. As you know,
building material is not to be placed
in a street without the permission of
the Street commissioner. If the police
department could be kept informed of
these permissions the patrolmen would
known just what obstructions were
there by authority, and could report
others to the street commissioner, or
havo them removed.
"As to snow and ice the police de
partment could render great assistance
to the street commissioner in notifying
property-owners of their duty, etc., in
the time of a storm and we would uot
have a repetition of the bad condition
of eidewalks as we had in our recent
"Trusting you will get together and
work with -each other on these lines,
I am,
"Yours very truly,
' ' Mayor. ' '
Special to the EVENING NEWS.
New Brunswick, Jan. 2(i:—Louis Ilor
kay, seventeen years old, accused of
carrying concealed weapons and of as
saulting a policeman in Perth Amboy
was put on probation for two years by
the court this morning. If he is again
brought before the court he is to go to
the reformatory at. Rahway. Lawyer
Joseph E. Strieker presented a petition
in behalf of llorhay signed by about
seventy-five people of Perth Amboy
asking the court to be lenient with the
Mayor Bollschweiler has called a
meeting of the Citizens' Relief Commit
tee for next Tuesday night, at which
Secretary Albert Leon will submit a
final report. Tho committee will prob
ably disband at that time.
Goodwill's Contest.
Goodwill Fife & Drum Oorpe is mak
ing arrangements for holding a contest
April 17, when a steel-engraving will
be awarded. A committee, composed
of Elvin Dingjer, chairman; Harry
Tooker and Charles Damgaard, is mak
ing the necesaary préparations, »
Survey# Woodbridge Property.
Forrest L. Smith is surveying a tract
belonging to William Edgar in Wood
bridce todaj·.
Upertal to th€ EVENING KBWB.
Trenton, Jan. 2ft : —'Thomas P.
Fay, a well known Lons Branch law
yer, who defended Albert C. Twi
ning, former officer of the Monmouth
Trust & Safe Deposit Company, wai
cltled today to «how cause before
the supreme court why he should
not be disbarred from, practicing
law. The grounds upon which the
disbarment proceedings are based
are the actions of Mr. Fay in filing
a rule in the supreme court and then
taking out a writ of error staying
the imprisonment of Twining in
direct disobedience of its said-to-be
orders of the court.
Mr. Fay was here today trying to
get the branch supreme court to fix
a date for hearing an application for
a retrial of Twining. Just as he
was leaving the court room at noon
he was served with notice of the die
barment proceedings which were in
institnted In the name of Attorney
General Edmund Wilson in accord
ance with directions given by the
supreme court late yesterday after
Mr. Fay had apparently not anti
cipated any such action and wae
greatly surprised when served with
the notice. He left at once to catch
a train for which he was leaving
when the rule was served.
Soon after the order was served
upon Mr. Fay he «nid: "The order
was entered exactly as I understood
the court ordered. If there Is any
difference of opinion as to what ac
tually took place in court It was
surely a misunderstanding. I have
been practicing too many year#·'to
enter an order different from what I
understood the order of the (»urt.
Ko client's interests demands that a
counselor should do anything not in
accordance with strict integrity as
an officer of the court.
"It Is unfortunate that any ques
tion of this kind should arise until
Mr. Twining's Interests are disposed
of. Reputable lawyers ha^e too
much respect for the corfrt and the
Judges to wilfully violate any direc
tions of a Judge or a court."
The rule, whtfih was filed with the
clerk, recites that last Saturday Mr.
Fay appeared before Justfib Vool·
heee and Justice Minturn, who were
sitting in Newark ai a specially* con
stituted branch of the court, and
asked for an order vacating the .con
(Continued on page 4.) ·
t *
Bpcrlai to tfte EVENING NBWB.
Treniou, Jan. 29:—The court of er
rors and appeals today sustained the
conviction of Frederick Lang who was
found guilty of the murder of hie niece,
Kate Gordon, at Bouliamtown several
years ago. Lung «hot and killed i*er
as she was about to board a trolley car
bound for New Brunswick where she
was employed in a cigar factory. ΙΓβ
wanted her t*> marry him and she had
Lang was sentenced to be hanged., as
his conviction took place before tho law
substituting the electric chair for the
gallows went into effect in this aiate.
An appeal was taken in the'case on
toe gTound that Lang was insaec. On
this contention the case has been car
ried through all the court· of the state,
ending today with the "SOurt of errors
sustaining the supreme court in its con
fession that Lang was sane* enough to
know what h« was doiag and that his
conviction shoulil stand.
If the sentence is Dow carried out
Lnng will be the last person hanged in
this state.
Λ. P. Kennedy, one of the member*
who held over from (ho old Board of
Health, is elated, it is reported, to be
come the next president of the board,
when it. organizes next Tuesday night.
Several names are mentioned in con
nection with the office, which was so
successfully filled for a part of a term
by George F. Reynolds. Mr. Snedtrker
and Mr. Sibley, the latter a new mem
ber, have been mentioned, but all in
dications point to the election of Mr.
The board meets to reorganize for the
year next Tuesday eight. It is jiructic
ally assured that Mr. Snedeker will re
main a member of the Board of Health,
though he was recently made a water
A social session of the Elite was
held last night In their lodge rooms
in the Odd Fellows' building, which
was well attended by out-of-town
visitors. Plenty of home talent was
present, which royally entertained
the gueste.
A supper, which followed, was one
of ihe features. Some of those on
the entertainment program were
speeches juid funny stories by Jo
seph E. Λ-lcker, A. P. Kennedy,
Harry Fox, Henry MrCullough and
Mr. Jones, the latter of South Am·
Mr. le^Cullough, who was chair
man of the committee in charge. Is
preparing for a similar entertain
ment and spread to be held in their
room3 tomorrow night.
The Middlesex Local Union Execu
tive Committee will hold a meeting in
the Presbyterian chapel Tuesday night.
Those who belong to the union from
here are: Charles M. MacWilliam, Har
ry E. Comings and Miss Jennie Peter
Have your doctor's prescriptions
filled at Sexton's, 70 Smith street.
21988 1-29-lt·
Special by Unltett Pre·» Wire.
Colon, Panama, Jan. 29:—Presi
dent-elect Taft arrived at Colon at
noon today. He wae welcomed by
Colonel Qoethalz and the army offi
Child Lost and Found.
The police were notified by telephone
yesterday afternoon that a three-year
old child living at 24 Barclay street,
had been loet. It was found later.
Watch for the Bargains
When we open our new store at
With a full line of
Furniture, Carpels, OilCloth and Linoleum
Friday and Saturday Only-Just 2 days more
A Keal bankrupt Sale at
The U. S. Court ordered the entire stock of Men's and Ladies' Wear
ing Apparel to be sold in three days at any price.
I will not refuse any (air price for this stock. M. cAHtL, Receiver.
Large Gathering in theRooms
of Po Ambo Tribe No. 65.
Last Night.
Speeches Made and Sash
Presented to the Retir
ing Sachem.
One of the largest gatherings of
Red Men ever seen at a meeting of
Po Ambo Tribe No. 65 assembled In
their wigwam in the Jefferson build
Ing last night to witness the annual
Installation of officers. There were
over ISO present. Including an unus
ual Tiumber of the members, visitors
from Opecbee Tribe No. 91. of Eliza
beth, and Miantonomo Tribe No.
11S. of Plain Held The latter dele
gation came to this city in a special
car of the Public Service Corpora
District Deputy Charles F. Fur
man and staff, of Opechee Tribe, In
stalled the new officers. After the
Inltallatlon, speeches were made by
District Deputy Furman, Senior Sa
gamore Henry Moser and Richard
Kerr, of Opechee Tribe; Charles
Holsteln, chief of recorde, David Al
len, sachem, and Peter Green, keep
er of wampum, of Miantonomo
Tribe; and Past Sachems Charles
Slmmen, Jorgen Martinusen and
Frank R. Newman, of Po Ambo
yribe. District Deputy Furman, dur
ing his speech, presented the retir
ing sachem, Charlea Slmmen, with a
Following the speechmaking the
member· and their guests went to
Washington hall, where an elaborate
supper was served by Caterer Al
chtn. There were more speeches
and a social time was enjoyed until
a late hour. There was singing by
several of the members and visitors.
The officers Installed were as fol
lows; prophet, Charles Slmmen;
sachem, Hans Hendrlckson; senior
sagamore, Thomas Qardner; Junior
sagamore, Ralph Bullis; keeper of
wampum. James J. Flynn; collector
of wampum, Philip Schwartz; chief
of records, Hans S. Smith; trustee
for eighteen moons, August Farlan
der; first senap, Thomas Lucas; sec
ond senap, Otto Oleen; first warrior,
Carl Lorentzen; second warTior,
John Dorentzen; third warrior. Frit«
Jorden; fourth warrior, Hans Ander
son; first brave, John E. Drjfte; eec
ond brave, William Peterson; third
brave, Iver Jacobson; fourth brave.
J. Beldenbeedle; guard of forest, H.
Strandberg; and guard of wigwam,
H. Henderson.
The committee in charpe of the
arrangements was: Hans 8. Smith,
chnirmanriThomas Lucas, secretary;
John OlseBr Fritz Jorden and Ras
mus Luna? ν
Upalal bp United fmi Wire
Baku, Russia, Jan. 29:—One man
was killed and eleven Injured by a
bomb explosion which wrecked the
shop of a rich merchant of whom
anarchists had demanded 10,000
rubles. The merchant was Injured.
Several foreigners roads application
for enlistment in the United Statei
Army through the local recruiting of
flee today. Most of them were rejected,
not being in possession of their first
papers nor being able to read aud write
Bpezial to tht HVSNIKO NSWB.
New Brunswick, Jan. 28:—A tnan
was heard screaming for help in the
Rarltan river here this morning.
Jacob Scharble, a hoteikeeper along
the river front, heard the cries and.
with the aid of some others, pulled
the fellow out. He was unconscious
when rescued and was taken to St.
Peter's Hospital. He has not yet re
gained consciousness. He was well
dressed, but no one has appeared tc
Identify him.
Charles Peterson, of the firm of C
M. Peterson £ Company, has pur
chased the property at 225 State
street which was a part of the Hopf
estate. The sale Involves approxi
mately $5,000 and was oonsummat
ed through the agency of N. A. Niel
sen. This house Is at present occu
! plod by Rev. W. H. Bawden
Having purchased the stock of |
Drugs and Kedicines
and the Prescription Books of the,
late Dr. L. S. Hlaekwell, 1 amj
prepared to renew his Prescriptions
Seaman, Pharmacist
Cor. Smith and High Sts.
Efforts Being Made to Per
suade Complainant to
Withdraw Charge.
If Holdup Man Is Freed He
Will Return to Old
Country at Once.
An effort is being made to free
Axel Larson of the ctiarges at" i net
him and, if successful, the North
Amboy man who held up several wo
men within the past few weeks. will
return to Denmark by a steamer
sailing next Thursday.
Relatives of Larson's wife have.'
they declare., secured the promises of
all but one of his victims not to
press the charges. This one, ac
cording to statements made by Lar
son's relatives, is Miss Josephine
Flanagan, of Metuehen. who has
thus fur, they say, declined to with
draw the complaint. Friends of the
Metuehen woman In this city were
appealed to yesterday to use their !
influence with her in trying to per
suade her to yield to the request.
Larson's ajleged offenses were seri
ous. however, and Miss Flanagan's
friends in Metuehen consider her
stand well taken.
There Is another side to the
story, however. Larson's wife, who
was a seamstress prior to her mar
riage, Is a young woman of sterling
honesty and character, and there is
much sympathy for her. She bas
two small children, and it a cousin
of her husband.
It is understood that Larson's
case is to come up again at Eliza
beth,where he Is lu Jail, next Wed
nesday, and. If the charges are not
pressed, his relatives hope to secure
his release upon a promise to return
to Denmark on a steamer sailing the
following day. His parente and oth
er relatives la that country a1"® 'n
comfortable circumstances and It Is
said by his friends here that be
could get a new start and, in α short
while, send Tor his wife and off
Larson had been idle for some
time and his wife thought he was
looking for employment while he
was away from home. On the night
when he committed the Railway
hold-up which resulted in his ar
rest, his wife sat np all jyght long,
worrying for iis safety'. When nn
officer, authorised to search the
bouse, came there the next morning,
Mrs. Larson feared he was an under
taker coming to tell her that her
husband had been injured or killed.
When told of the purpose of the of
ficer's visit, she was nrostrated. but
agreed to let him search the rooms
for booty. He knew of her good
reputation, however, and took her
word, it is declared, for the fact
that she had no loot concealed.
Special fcy United Pre·« Wire.
London. Jan. 29:—The body of
George Scott, one of the best-known
theatrical men in Europe, was found
today in β room In the Savalstock
Hotel, in Convent Gardens. with a
bullet wound tn his head It is be
lieved he committed suicide. He re
cently had been appointed manager
of Frohman's theatre.
Joseph E. Strieker, acting a* at
I torney for Hyman Friedman, as
signee of the stock of Carp & Beanu,
sold the stock of furniture at 332
State street yeslerday afternoon to
Isaac Miller, who keeps a furniture
store at State and Fayette streets,
for *65».
There were numerous bidders on
hand, the sale having been advertis
ed extensively, but none volunteered
to increase the bid of $G5 6.
The assignee has sold the borse
and wagon which formerly belonged
to Carp & Be.inn and a several thou
sand dollar book account will short
j ly be sold by him. There are about
j sixty creditors, who will each re
j celve, approximately, 20 per cent.
An increased attendance was
manifest in the meeting at Simpson
Methodist Episcopal Church last
night. The pastor. Rev. Dr. George
C.Wilding, preached from Luke xii :
32. and his theme was ' The Glory
of the Kngdom that Jeeue Christ
Promised to the Little Flock that
Stands for Him Vpon the Earth."
Miss Marina Graae read the
ί scripture les6on from Luke xii : 22
37. An interesting after service fol
lowed the sermon and quite a num
ber of parsons took part.
We extend herewith our sincere
thanhs for the liberal patronage and
kindness extended to us during our
stay in Perth Amboy. We regret
that interests elsewhere compel us
to discontinue business here. As
suring you that we shall always be
glad to see you at our Keyport es
tablishment, we are. yours truly,
21978-1-29-lt* A. SALZ & CO.
Notice t« Term Celt* Workers.
There will be a mass meeting of
terra cotta workers on Saturday
night, January 30, at V p. ta. at un
lou headquarters, 188 Smith street
Business of great importance will be
dlacussed. Prominent out-of-town
speakers will be present.
ί 11984-1
Eleven School Boys Ran in
Relays to Neighboring
Town in 31 Minutes
Young Runners Made Excel
lent Time-Plan Another -
Contest Shortly.
With greetings from this city te
Me'uchen, eleven school bo;,s ran Mj
relays from Perth Amboy to the law
ter town jesterday afternoon. covow
Ing the distance In thirty one min>
utes. They curried a message from
the EVENING NEWS and delivereej
it to Postmaster Truman T. Pi-.rso#
at Metuchen, who sent a reply.
The young men were posted alone
Ibe route and at 5 o'clock the flriw
relay w;is started at State and 6mitl§
streets. Karl Monroe, the first :>ner
wan sent off on hi» journey by thi
patrolman at this busy corner. Mont
roe ran as far as Klnfey'a coal yard
in New Brunswick avenue, where hf
ga\e the sealed tube containing thi
NEWS message, to Harold Petereotf.
The latter kept up a rapid gait ι<|
Baker place, giving the tube tçf
Louis Kaplowltz, who carried it af
fur as the first bridge. Runy<-!j
Giles wai waiting for him there and
lie covered the next relay in good!
time as far as Senior's farm. Hymay
Schwartz bore the tube to Rogan"»
hill, handing it to Edward Kenf,
who ran to Fords, giving the roe#<
sage to Julius Rlppenbein. The 1*W
ter went to Underbill's, whexe Ml
turned it over to Elmer LaigQ^
Tangaard received the tube frorlj' m
Larson a half-mile further on, aaj
then gave It to Carl Chrletophprsoof
who ran a half-mile.
The final relay was then taken tiff
by Val Afflerbaeb, who ran a mile
and a quarter, giving the tube con
taining the massage to Postmaster
Pierson at exactly 5:31 P. M. MT,
Plerson read the note and wrote ·
reply on the back of the paper, sat"1!
Ing to the last runner, "it was done
in exactly Iblrty-one minutes."
The bove said this morning that
they will name themselves "the
They hope to run to New Brunei
wick on Lincoln's birthday, February
The jne»8ai?->r*ii#""1they ~
froftt the NEWS vu ae follows:
The Oreetlogs They Carried.
"Perth Amboy, Jan. 28. 130t.
"Mr. Truman Plerson,
"Postmaster, Metnchen,
"Dear Sir:
"Perth Amboy extend* greeting*
to Metuchen. To prove that we art»]
really neighbors a number of sturdy
young sons of this city have iigree<i
to carry this message to you by à
series of relays on foot. WT111 you
kindly sign this, noting carefully tb#
time when it is placed in your hand·;
that we mlgiit note with whaft
promptness it Is delivered."
Mr. Pltrson's Wifh.
Mr. Pierson sent this reply:
"ό:31 P. M.
Metuchen is proud to have PertH
Amboy as a neighbor and We expect
to see the day when Metuchen and
Perth Amboy will be one city and
New Brunswick will be the bigge··
of our suburban towns.
The Presbyterian church urill girej
the evening service Sunday to th®
memory of Felix Mendeîasohn. who wm(
boru February 3, 1809. An exteimlve
program of music lias been arranged
by F. J. t'os, the organist, to celebrate
the centennial anniversary of this great
composer. The numliers are sc-Wtei
from his "St. Paul" and "Elijah 'η
The pnstor will tell something of hi·
The program:
Organ Prelude—"Consolation."
Anthem—Aria from "St. Paul.''
llymn. ,
Solo—"Hear Yo Israol," Miss Bar·
Anthem—"Be Not Afraid."
Script lire.
Trio—"Lift Thine Eyes,1' Mi··"» Bur'
per. Miss Remmieke, Mr. 81aiglit. '
Offertoire Solo—By Mr. Slaight.
Choir Sentence.
Anthem—"He Is Watching Over 'Is·
Address by the pastor—Mendelssohn
the Man.
Solo"Ο Kest Iu the Lord," Mis
< onklin.
Prayer—Vesper Hvtnn.
Organ Postlude—Pilgrims' Song.
Mixed Chocolates fresh every day,
25c. a pound. 6exton's, 70 Smith
etreet. 21Î88-1-29 It·
A newspaper without advertise
[meute would be no more Interesting
than a city without stores, or buel*
! nets of any kind.
Investment Securities
H'.eh grade Stocks, Bonds
;and Mining Investments.
Miscellaneous securities,
bought and Bold on commit· t
Quotations and information
trtHka— afjj ; UnU

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