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Wr ΑΤΗ BR—Fair to
tonight and (omotMir,
('ontlnneil coM,
11 ul vimmm.
Home of H. 0. Swoboda Gutted by
Fire Originating from Flue-Cold
Hampers the Companies.
A defective chimney in the two-'
and-one-half-story frame house at
X06 Rector street owned by Gross
Brothers, of Fords, and occupied by
M. O. Swoboda, manager of Sibley &
Pitman's Amboy Works, caused blaze
which partially destroyed the build
ing and Its contents shortly before 10
o'clock last night.
When Mr. Swoboda discovered the
lire, which was caused by a defective
flue from an open «replace in the
hall room on the first floor at the
front, he was sitting In another room
and noticed the smoke coming from
under the bottom of the wall. At
first the blaze was confined In the
_wall and Mr. Swoboda telephoned to
" the police station. According to Act
ing Sergeant Morris, he received a
telephone message at 9:60 o'clock
trom Mr. Swoboda that there was a
'small blaze In his home and to Bend
a policeman there. Morris detailed
Officer Weitzen «ο the place and
•bout flve minimes later he received
a telephone message from the pa
trolman to turn In an alarm. Mor
ris rang box 26 at High nnd Lewis
streets and the companies quickly
responded. When they reached the
box they found Patrolman Calvin
standing there, but he said he did
not know where the trouble was.
They were soon Informed by Andrew
Wight and hurried to the place.
Meanwhile great excitement
reigned in the Immediate vicinity of
the Swoboda residence. Willing
nelghbore removed what furniture
they could and Mrs. Swoboda and
her children were cared for by
The flames ascended rapidly. Be
ing a frame house with a shingle
roof, and being shingle-covered down
to the top of the first story, the struc
ture was an easy prey for the flames.
The wind, although not very heavy,
endangered the adjacent structures
for a time.
Chemicals were first used b;
Washington Hose and Chemical Com
pany but the blaze spread rapidlj
and a Une of hose was brought lnt<
the building. Some hose burst li
the street when water was turned 01
and «this allowed the flames to gati
more headway. The fire spread rap
Idly to the second story and guttet
it. The firemen had several lines o]
hose in use and Lincoln Engine Com
pany'e steamer did effective work
The water froze on the ladders anc
roof of the house and several of tt*
firemen had narrow escapes froir
falling. Despite the fact that the;
worked under difficulties, they sub
dued the flames in a little over ar
hour. The first floor of the hous«
was burned to some extent and dam
aged by water, while the second flooi
and part of the roof were ruined.
For a time the upper story was c
roaring furnace inside and the heat
was so intense that the glass in th«
windows actually melted out. It wai
feared that the residence of Theodore
of the five camps of the woodmen
on the north, and an unoccupied
house on the south, would be ig
nited and water was played on thej_
A desk and some other furniture waS
carried from the first floor and taker
to the house of Mr. and Mrs. Free
J. Cox, two doors awpy. Mr. anc
Mrs. Swoboda and their two βοηι
were given shelter at the home ol
Mr. Degenrlng, as their house wai
unfit for occupancy after the fire had
been extinguished. Mrs. Swobodt
saved her Jewels and some money
The fire filled the neighborhood wit!
smoke and the glare could be seer
afar. A large crowd of spectatori
watched the firemen at work.
The police · estimated the damage
to the building at $2,000 and to th<
effects of Mr. Swoboda at a like fig
ure, the latter being covered by $3,
000 Insurance.
Meyer A. Friedman, of ttale city,
was elected first deputy rtate presi
dent ut the first state convention of
the Young Men's Hebrew Associa
tion held In Eisner's hall, Newark
last night. Delegates from associa
tions from all over the state were
present and elected officers Jot an
executive committee' to be known as '
the Young Men's Hebrew Associa
tion ef New Jersey. 1 The local dele
gates were Abraham Frankel, Dr. B. !
Feldman and Mr. Friedman, who
was chairman of the party.
A constitution was submitted and
ratified, In which authority is given
the state body to act as a sort of
supervisor of the locals af the state.
The object of the association Is to
promote between the several locals
a common Interest which will lead
to lectures, debates and athletic
contests among the members, under
state supervision.
After the election of officers ar
rangements were made for their in
stallation on the evening of January
28, in the Hotel* Navarre, Newark,
at which timff"a banquet will be
held. Rabbt Solomon Foster will
be Invited to deliver the benediction
service over the newly formed asso
The committee appointed to ar
range this banquet include A. S.
Kanengieger, chairman; Meyer A.
Freldman and Louis Levy.
Another committee appointed to
procure a uniform ritual service for
the installation of state and local
officers Included A. S. Kanengieger,
chairman; Abraham Frankel, Meyei
Friedman, Louis Levy, J. Weigel
and Louis A. Miller.
The officers elected were: Samuel
Rothberg, state president; Meyer A.
Friedman, first deputy state presi
dent; Charles Wolfe, second deputy
state president; Abraham Wake,
state treasurer; Louis Levy, state
recording secretary; Herman Le
vlne, state financial secretary, and
Irving Solineky, state sergeant-at
Local associations of Newark,
Bayonne, Hoboken, Jersey City,
Plainfleld, Perth Amboy and Pater
son were each represented by three
Investigation by the custom offi
cials into the attempted smuggling
on board the eeamshlp Enfield in
dicate that Captain E. Craddook wae
probably not to blame, although the
liquor was found in hie cabin.
Nevertheless, under the law, he hat
been fined $312 for the twenty-two
gallons of Scotch whiskey, gin and
bay rum found in his cabin.
It Is believed by Deputy Collector
Eggert that the liquor was placed
aboard the vessel by the mate and
steward, both old hands. It was Mr.
Craddock's first voyage as captain
following a promotion.
Captain Craddock was elated over
his promotion and the discovery of
the untaxed liquor aborrd the vessel
upon his first voyage as captain
came as a blow to him. Hia wife
and child bave been ill for gome
time. Should the rase turn totally
against him his discharge might fol
low and under the English laws he
could never again be captain of an
ocean steamer.
It was a heart-breaking ordeal
which the captain faced when ac
cused of having the untaxed liquor
aboard the vessel and he almost
broke down and cried. He did not
have the money to pay bis fine and
set out to borrow it. The money
has now been paid and the liquor Is
In the cellar of the custom house. It
will be advertised and cold at auc
tion after the holidays. The En
field has cleared for Norfolk, Va.
There were ten cases of the liquor
confiscated by the custom authori
ties. The remainder found was en
tered on the ship's manifest and
was not seized.
Double Elk Stamps all day Saturday
A. Kaufman, State Street.
The most reliable Jeweler in town. Tremend
ous sacrifices for the following week. Buy Your
Christmas Gifts Now—And Buy Them From Us.
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In Diamonds, Gold Watches, Fobs, Ladies' Bracelets,
Rings, Children's Toys, in Gold and Sliver. Handsome
Pieces In Silverware. Everything at prices that will
astonish you.
Come !
Come S
Come S
A. Kaufman,
344 State Street
General Estrada Has Asked
United States to Recognize
His Government.
Special by United Pria» Wire·.
AYasliington, Deo. 20 ::—The former
request for recognition of the Nickar
aguan revolutionary government made
by General Estrada is now in thu hand
of the etate department. Estrada de
clares he will not accept any executive
elected by Zelava or the congress. The
intimation is he will continue to flgbt if
either Madriz or Brias are ohosei..
The telegram received by the state
department today was dated December
18 and came from Bluefields by way
of Colon.
The state department has not yet
replied to General Estrada'* request
to recognize the revolutionary govern
ment. It will probably await devel
Madriz, Zelay* 's nominee for presi
dent, arrived in Managua today. Open
violence marked his reception, iie was
escorted to the hotel by a force with
drawn pietols.
Madriz is Willing.
8pecial by Untied Prêts IVire.
Managua, Nicaragua, Dec. 20:—The
United States cruiser Buffalo is report
ed lying just off (.'orinto. No marines
have landed. The threatened demon
strations against United States Vice
Consul l'aidera has not materialized.
It is expected that congress will elect
Madriz president within twenty-four
DK Μΐ«1ϋ ΤΠΠΠΠΐΒ?(κΙ thûX IIS was
' -prepared to accept tbo presidency. He
declared that he did not Intend to be
president of any particular section of
[Leader of the Nlcaraeunn revolution !
the country, but of the entire republic,
which Indicates that -lie does not pur
pose to nllow General Km nul η to es
tablish an lndependeut republic along
the Atlantic coast.
Reception by Notable·,
Soon after his arrival Dr. Madriz
was received by commissioners repre
senting congress, the supreme court
and the municipalities of Leon, Mana
gua, Chlnandega and Masaya. A salute
of 101 guns was tired In his honor.
"I shall accept the honor which has
been offered bie. I am not a candidate
of Leon,(but of the entire republic. My
chief concern .will be to appease the
ancient sectionalism which has divided
certain localities." "
Dr. Madriz declined to comment on
Zelaya's administration and would not
discuss the question of intervention by
the United States, but he expressed the
hope that an amicable settlement
would be reached, as he had trust in
the high sense of justice of the Ameri
can people. ^
Eetrede Won't Recogniz* Htm.
Dr. Madriz sent an envoy to consul!
with the revolutionary leaders at Blue
fields. He was not allowed to land
there, General Estrudu notifying him
that he had no desire to hold any con
ferences with him. Estrada snys he
will nôt recognize Zelayu as president.
He will undoubtedly turn the revolu
tion against Dr. Madriz and continue
his efforts to gain the presidency him
self, looking to the United States to
support his pretensions.
Official HdvloPK from Washington
state that the American government
will not accept Madriz as a president
of Nicaragua, as Madriz is regarded as
a mere tool of Zelaya and as objection
able as the latter.
American Minister to Nicaragua Re
port· Shocking Doing· by Dictator.
Washington, Dee. 20.—Official reports
of William Lawrence Merry, former
minister to Nicaragua, on hie in the
state department, depict General Jose
Santos Zelaya, president of Nicaragua,
as one of the most bloodthirsty mon
sters of modern times—a man whose
crimes in number and fiendish cruelty
rival those of Nero.
He inaugurated wholesale imprison
ment of his political opponents. Ha
employed a host of spiles and threw
men into noisome cells on the slight
est! flusjilcion or tnimp_ed up cjisrge.
(Continued on cage 4.)
Mothers can not beat our Hot
Chocolate, Clam Broth. Beef Tea or
Tomato Bouillon. Try them. Lauer
Drug Co., Smith and State Bts.
He won the race for his sweet·
heart's hand. Huyler's Chocolates
helped him. Always fresh at Lauer
Drug Co., Smith and State fits.
Many a structure In Amboy stand*
llullt from J. K. Jensen'· plans,
School*, stores anil dwellings, too,
AU designed by his liand so true.
Much work for the elty lie has done,
And for the mayoralty ho lias run.
Special by United Prea$ Wirt.
Pittsburg, Dec. 20:—Notice will
be served today on every railroad
system east of the Mississippi river
(hat a demand will be made soon by
the Brotherhood of Railway Train
men for a wage increase averaging
about twenty-two and one-half per
About eeventy-flve roads and 125,
oao trainmen will be affected by the
demand according to W. O. Lee, pres
ident of the Brotherhood. According
to the present plans, the demands
will be presented by various division
committees January 6 or before.
Railroads will have until January 20
to answer. Asked If β strike might
result, "Lee said that the men would
insist that demands be (ranted.
Special 61/ United Pr·» Wtr·.
Boston, Deo. 20:—Instructed from
Chicago by the chief of the Brother
hoods of Railroad Trainmen and
Conductors that 7,500 members of
those organizations had declared for
hour and wage revielons on eastern
roads, the chairman of the system
committees for the Boston & Bains,
and New York, New Haven & Hart
ford railroads, will today notify the
officials of thoee lines of a requeet for
a revision.
■T. Franklin Clarkson, of Edgars, who
hud charge of the construction of the
first trolley road in the United States,
died at the home of his daughter, Mrs.
Bobert Broom, at Maplewood, Satur
day. He went to visit his daughter on
Thanksgiving Day and while there was
suddenly taken jll. He gradually be
came worse and was unable to be mov
ed to his home. Mr. (,'larksson was
about seventy-three years old and ii
survived by a widow, a son, Charles
Clarksson, and two daughters. Mrs.
Townsend Wright Monnell, of Mont
rose, Col., and Mrs. Bobert Broom, of
Maplewood. Mrs. Monnell as formerly
Miss Helen Clarkson, of thjs city,
where she taught in the public schools
for a number of years.
The funeral will be held at Mr.
Clarkson's lato home in Edgar's at- 1:80
o'clock tomorrow afternoon. Carriages
will meet the 1.17 o'clock Pennsylvan
ia train at AVoodbrjdge and those who
go by trolley will get off at Prospect
Mr. Clarkson was born at Wood
bridge. Ile had many friends in this
city and his death is mourned by all
who knew him. Ile was connected with
Thomas Edison, at Menlo Park for sev
eral years and in 1882 wae invited,
"through the intervention of a friend
at court," as ho expressed it himself,
to take charge of the building of an
experimental electric road nearly three
miles long, extending from Menlo Pork
to the road from Metuchen to Oak
Tree. Thjs road was one of Mr. Edi
son 's experiments and, while It was
not. entirely successful, it was the first
electric road bnilt in this country. No
overhead trolley poles were used as they
were not then known, the current be
ing sent through both rails. The con
struction of the road excited comment
broadcast end, while it was abandon
ed, it helped further the perfection of
the preeent »yetem.
Mr. Olarkseon was fond of writing
and his articles frequently were pub
lished in the local newspacrs «ind those
at Woodbridge. His wife was formerly
Miss Amanda Paine, of Woodbridge.
For tears they have ljved at Edgar's.
A special meetlug of the First
Perth Ainboy Mutual Aid Society
was held In the Temple Shaarey
Tflloh in Madison avenue Inst night
called at the Instigation of a few
members, headed by Herman Ellis,
who claim they have grievances
against the EVENING NEWS, be
cause of what they termed the at
titude of the NEWS towards the Jews
Nathan WilenU presided and
closed the meeting after several
bad spoken, but us Mr. Ellis and his
followers protested, tue meeting was
It was declared that the NEWS
placed large and glaring headlines
over fires In houses owned by Jews,
while smaller accounts of fires in
houses of other people were given.
Mr. fellls was particularly bitter be
cause of (he lines placed under hie
picture on the first page of the
NEWS recently. He said it was an ι
A committee of four members, of
which Herman Ellis and Morris Slo- i
bodten are members was appointed
to see the Hebrew business men
about calling a mass meeting to die- '
cuss the matter.
The following Judgment» were
rendered in the district court this
C. B. Smith & Co., against James
Black, I14.R0.
C. B. Smith & Co., against Henry
Holthausen, $18.92.
Seven case» were adjourned, two
not moved and one discontinued.
Lost—On Front St., between Smith
and Oordon Sts., package contain
ing Trues. Return to Newe Office.
R. Reward.
ingerote has purchased the
coai business of A. Olllis & Sons. He
took possession today. The prop
erty on which the business has been
conducted was purchased from the
UHiis firm last week by Herman El
lis, who has leased It to Mr. Flnge
Special by United I'r**» W(r«.
Philadelphia, Dec. 20:—A general
revolt against the working conditions
In the shirtwaist Industry was inau
gurated here today with the etrlke of
7,000 operators. It is expected tliet
5,000 more will walk out bef>!t
Union leaders assert that the
strike may rival the New York
trouble, where about 40,000 opera
tors walked out, the majority now
being back at work. The leaders de
clare that the etrike here !e not a
sympathetic one.
The strikers demand recognition
of the union, a flfty-hour week, pay
In cash only, not In checks.
New Auto for I>r. Anderson.
Dr. Herman Anderson has pur
chased a new thirty-horsepower, flve
passenger Cbalmere-Detrolt automo
bile from C. A. Sexton. His Bulck
roadster has been purchased by an
Elizabeth party.
Judgment Against Glenn.
Ipmal I·· aVHNWtl NMWB·
New Brunswick, Dec. 20:—In the
liatrict court here today Aiken &
Company secured a judgment against
lames M. Glenn, of Perth Amboy, for
»3|.β ι on a bill.
Property-Owners Rush to Avoid
Paying Interest on Bills
Several Large Sums.
As all unpaid 1009 tax bills wjll after
today become a lien on the property
and interest at the rate of 7 per cent,
be charged there was a rush of property
owners to the collector's office this
morning to pay up. Up till noon over
430,000 was received and much more
money is expected to be paid tlii» af
ternoon and tonight. Among those
who pi^d thjs morning was the Lehigh
Valley Railroad Company, whose taxes
amount to about ψ 13,000, the company
' " fh'nl 1*>rrfest uroperty holder
In the city. William T. Meredith, of
, uiu, who also own» mucti real es
tate here, paid his taxes this morning.
The New ^ ork Telephone Company and
Henry Mauror & Hons were among |
those who paid.
Mr. White stated this morning that
tomorrow he would eend the city s pay
ment tq,the county, amounting to $138,
805.31. The money is not due until
Wednesday but It woll be sent tomor
row so that It will be on hand with
out tail.
Appeals Pour In To-day.
Today is the last day upon wlflch »p-.
plications for appeals for laxes may be
filed with Clerk William Ά. Spencer, of
he Middlesex County Board for thf
Equalization of Tain» nnd City ClerJ
LaHoe. Application* fllPd after thl
riato are invalid and the taxes will ha\*4
to bè paid.
This fni't seemed to lie generally
known by taxpayers judging t'rom thl
way in which applications poured liiti
Mr. Spencer's ofiice this morning. Thej
came from almost every dstrict jn th$
county today, including this city, from
which live were received, one' caci
from Pisnataway, New Hrunswlck, Kae j
Brunswick, Woodbridge, Township oj
Rarjtan, Monroe and Cranbury; tw<
from South Amboy; two from Metuch*
en; and three from Highland Park.
Up to noon today twelve application!
had been filed against this city s{nc<
the hearing held nearly two weeks ago.
One was receved from the Burougf
improvement League against the Bor«
iiugh of Metuehnn. The league clalmj
to be purely a charitable organization!
formed for the purpose of improving
the Borough. As evidence of the pur»
pose of its formation, extracts from it<
constitution have beon sent to Mr. Wil«
Ham A. Spencer η an effort to have th<_
assessment of $1,500 cancelled, t
Special to the EVENING NBW9.
Tottenville, Deo. 20:—Alexand*
Strlcklin, α veteran of the clvll-wa
was burled with military honors du
an old eoldler, Saturday afternooi
The funeral was held from h In lal
residence, 236 Centre street, at
o'clock. Rev. Wllbert Westeott, pai
tor of Bethel M. E. church, offlciate(
Lenhart Post, No. 163, Q. Α. H
was in charge of the service. Th
members, headed by the Huguem
Fife and Drum Corp» and a tlrin
squad from the Westminster Cadet
of Perth Arnboy, under the comman
of Sergeant Albert Krogh, escort*
.the funeral procession to Bethel cem«
rietery. Commander H. R. Yetman, of
. Lenhart Post, assisted by Samuel Q.
Γ I Uarretson, of Major .lames H. Dandy;
Poet, of Perth Amboy, who acted as
1 chaplain, performed the G„ A. R. eer*
i> vices at the grave, after which the
1 last tape were sounded and the squad
fired three volleys over the grave.
'The pall bearers were four of his
late comrades, Joseph York, Sr., Da
vid Johnson, John Corson, Sr., and
John C. Heney. t
Officer of the Day George
Haines, was the color bearer. Many
floral pieces were received. l.onhait
Post sent a wreath.
A Joint meeting of the committees
of the five comps of the Woodmen of
the World woe held at the office of
Jaems J. Flynn, In New Brunswick
avenue, yesterday afternoon to dis
cuss plans for the large class Initia
tion that will be held In this oity lu
April next.
The camps that will take part in
this class Initiation are Perth Amboy
and Qoodwlll, of this city; Wood
bridge Camp, of Woodbridge; Carte
ret Camp, of Roosevelt; and Rarltan
Qamp, of Fords. It Is proposed to
secure several hundred candidates
for that event, which will probably
be held In the Auditorium.
Several prizes are to be awarded
for the members securing the largest
number of candidates and also 4
prize for the camp presenting the hir<
gest number In the class. Another
meeting of ttie Joint committee-wHl
be held In January, whçn It will or··
gnnizn and elect officers. It Is ex
pected that the degree team and UnU
form Rank of the two local campfl
will put on the work at that time.
A rehearsal of the local degree
team will be held tonight, In prépara»
tlon for a class Initiation at Keyport
tomorrow night. They will leave
here on the 7:21 o'clock train from
the Central depot.
William J. Counihan and Michael
L. Shannon, formerly proprietor» of
the Majestic theatre In this city, have
leased a new theatre in Boston, seat
ing about 1,000 people, and will con
vert It Into a moving picture and vau
deville house. They are In possee
elon of the place and expect to open
It early next week under the name of
the "Bijou Dream." Counihan &
Shannon had been negotiating for
the houv for some time and last
week coil, eted the deal.
They bave also secured a lease on
the old Lyric theatre at Bridgeport,
Conn., which seals about 1,600 and,
after It Is remodeled, will use It for
vaudeville and pictures. The Bridge
port house will not be ready for oc
cupancy until about May.
I,eonce A. Teller, of this city, who
acted as treasurer of the Majestic
theatre under Counlhan & Shannon,
has accepted an offer from his former
employers to manage the Boston
house, and will leave for that city
the latter part of this week.
The public In notified that garbage
will be collected on Friday this week
Instead of Christmas Day (Satur
day). Please have your barrels out
as early as possible.
8. eteslcowitz has opened a new
shoe store at 09 Smith street, with
a complete line of shoes, boots, etc.,
at wholesale prices. Quality thej
best. Repairing a specialty. Best
white oak leather! Work all sewed
by hand, not machine. Work all
guaranteed. Second handed shoee11
at reasonable prices. Call and se·?
u·. ι
Shirts Washed White
The difference between having shirts
washed white and chemically bleached
whit· show? in the length of time the
shirts will wear.
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or delivery and small monthly pay
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