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Last Edition TEN PAGES. TEN CENTS A WEEK. PERTH AMBOY, N. J., SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 1910. J TWO CENTS A COPY. j CITY TO SELL"WET DOCK" FOR j 10.000 Aldermen Act In Accordance With Wishes of Public at Hearing Last Night-Resolution Carried. PROMINENT NAMES ON PETITION MAYORS VIEWS. ON COUNCIL'S ACTION. Personally I heartily approve of the action of the Board of Aldermen In disposing of whatever title they might have had in the Wet Dock property. The petition presented by Judge Lyon, signed by a very great number of representative citizens, among whom appeared a great many of our largest property-holders, urging the Board of Aldermen to disposo of the city's interest without any further delay, was given the consideration it merited by our present board. However, as mayor of the city, I don't think that I should sign the resolution immediately, but will Bay that unless there is very substantial reasons, and I mean by that, reasons that are more substantial than those already advanced by the opponents, I will sign the resolution by noon-time next Monday. A. BOLLSCHWEILER, MAYOR. To provide for the sale of what ever interest the city might have In the "cove" or "wet dock" property for $10,000, a resolution was adopt ed at a special adjourned meeting of the Board of Aldermen last pight. Prior to this action a pub lic hearing was held on the subject, during? which a number of citizens and some of the aldermen expressed opinions. All conceded that It was for the best interest of the city to dispose of whatever claim It might Jay to the land, but some took excep tion to selling it for $5,000, the price stipulated In the original resolution received by the council at a special meeting last Tuesday night. At the conclusion of the public hearing, a five-minute recess was taken. The .resolution was amended when the al dermen again took their seats and there came vociferous applause. This action means much to the city. It will cause the affairs of the old Perth Amboy Shipbuilding and Engineering Company and the Mid dlesex County Bank to be cleared up; Improvement to the property which has been little moro than an eyesore for years, and then a large modern chemical factory, that tt is elalmed will be a credit to the city. Is going to be erected. The property will first go into the hands of Adrian Lyon, receiver for the Perth Amboy Shipbuilding and Engineering Company, after which it will be sold to the Roessler & Hasslacher Chemical Company, for something less than $200,000. The meeting last night was a spe cial adjourned one for the purpose of holding a public hearing on the matter. At the beginning, Alder man-at-Large Voorhees stated the purpose of the meeting and the reso lution, providing for the sale of the city's interest in the land for $5,000, was read. Alderman Sandbeck arose and stated the public should know who the proposed purchasers of the property were, before further action was taken on the subject. Adrian Lyon stated there was no ob jection and said that the Roessler & Hasslacher Chemical Company would acquire it for the purpose of erecting a modern factory. William McCormick voiced his sentiments as being fully in favor of the sale of the city's interests for $5,000. He said the city must have more industries in order to support the merchants and gave It as his be lief that the sale would in time net the city upwards of $50,000. He was warmly applauded. Adolph Koyen, of the local Feder ation of Labor, wanted to know if it would be out of the way to permit voters- to decide the matter at the coming fall election. City Attorney Hommann then stated that such ac tion could not be taken, as it must be handled by the Board of Alder men. When the question was asked as to how the people got a voice on such transactions, Alderman-at Lj rge Voorhees replied that the Board of Aldermen represented the people. Use Money For Park. Emil Frey, secretary of the Feder ation of Labor, next arose to speak. He stated he had arrived at the con clusion that It was for the best in terests of the city to sell itB claim to the land, but that it should not ! go for so small a Bum as that stip I ulated in the resolution. He con i tended that the city should derive a larger sum from the sale and then convert that into use for a park and public play ground in the western I section of the city. He stated here I was a good opportunity to secure a j much needed recreation place with out an appropriation. Albert Leon, secretary of the I Board of Trade, spoke in accordance with a resolution adopted by the Board of Trade, favoring the sale of ! the city's interests in the property. He expressed in convincing terms the benefits derived from- the clear-^ ing up of the. estate, both by the' I merchants and general public. At the conclusion of his talk he pre sented the resolution of the Board of Trade to the clerk. At this juncture Alderman Dalton arose and stated that inasmuch as the name of the proposed purchasers was known, he Would like to hear from any who might object to the chemical company locating there. There came no objections and some spolro heartily in favor of the chem ical concern. Obnoxious smells and explosions that it is alleged are emitted from the High street plant of the company were made mention of. One man, who said he lived near there, claimed he was not annoyed by smells or explosions. Alderman Seaman stated he was chairman of the judiciary committee to which the "wet dock" subject was first referred. He stated he had come to the conclusion to vote "yes" on the question of selling the city's interests, but believed, despite the special master's report, that the city has a right to the land in question. He referred to the long law suits that would necessarily follow an at tempt by the city to acquire it for its use and stated, on the other hand, the city would receive good benefits from the taxes when it was sold to so responsible a concern as the Roessler & Hasslacher Chemical Company. Raise Price To $10,000. Alderman Seaman made the mo (Continued on page 3.) COUNTY BLDC. IS SOLD TO GEO. BRADFORD Special to the EVENING NEWS. New Brunswick, Aug. 18:—The building In which the offices of the county clerk and surrogate of Mid dlesex county were situated, was Bold t'lls morning to George Brad ford for the sum of $126. The building Is a brick structure and will have to be torn down and taken from the premises to make room for a new building that is to be erected by the county. Jjftsebers' Outing Tomorrow. Tffe annual outing of the Boss Barbers' Association will be held at Pine Grove, in upper New Bruns wick avenue, tomorrow. There will be a program of sporting events in the morning. The clam bake will be served at 1 o'clock. OUR COLLARS MADE BAST TO WEAR. The collar* we launder are easy and comfortable to wear. There are no rough edges to rub or dig your neck. The folded Beam 1» amooth and even. The collar sets inug In front and flta perfectly without binding and necktie illp* through collar easy. Try ua. R A HIT AN LAUNDRY, Tel. 147-L. 49 Smith 8t LOBSTERS Soft Crabs • Virginia Oysters. Fresh Every Day WHITWORT"** QUICK I AUTO RUNS INTO POLE • AT BRIDGE A Matheson Silent SI* automobile crashed into a telegraph pole at the southerly end of the Raritan river bridge this morning and J. 8. Blanche and three other men, of New York, had a narrow escape from Injury. The auto Is Bald to have rammed the pole while running about forty miles an hour. The oc cupants were badly shaken up. The car was badly damaged. foresTfTres MAY DESTROY WALLACE, 10. Special by United Prete Wire. Wallace, Idaho, Aug. 13:—The city of Wallace is in Imminent dan ger of destruction by forest flres, which are sweeping through the Coeur d'Alene district with no signs of being checked. Fiery embers from the burning mountains are falling In the streets and the fire de partments and scores of volunteers are in readiness for instant service The heat is terrific. More thai} 20,000 people in this icinlty read the EVENING NEWS. PRINZ LOST HIS LIFE FOR FIVE DOLLARS Made Fatal Parachute Drop at Asbury Park Yester day Afternoon. WAS ONLY SUPPORT OF WIDOWED MOTHER Asbury Park, N. J., Aug. IS.—A widow's humble home in Newark Is flesolated today because of the disaster which overtook Benjamin Priuz, twen ty-one years old, when he made his fatal attempt to drop from the sky in a parachute. The boy when he met his death was trying to earn $5 to con tribute to the support of his mother, for whom he was the breadwinner. Prlnz had risen to that height In a balloon. He dropped with a parachute about 1,000 feet, and then opened up a second parachute, dropping at great speed meanwhile. Something went wrong with the second umbrella, and It failed to check the tremendous ve locity downward. In the last 1,000 feet of th« fall Prlnz's body came hurling through the air like a cannon ball. Women faint ed and men turned sallow with fear as the slight form of the parachutist crashed Into an. old apple tree, break ing down the heavy branches. When George O. Gonover, on whose proper ty the body fell, ran to the spot he found that Prlnz's head had been torn from his body. Prlnz and James Fleming had made a precarious living doing parachute stunts with hot air balloons. They Joined tho Johnny Mack troupe of aer onauts that was hired for aviation week here. When Fleming and Prlnz went up, by arrangement Fleming dropped when he had reached a height of about 1,000 feet. Prlnz went sailing upward while Fleming ■jvas going easily to the ground. Soon Mack flrod a pistol as a signal to Prlnz to drop. It was computed that the airman had reached fully 6,000 feet before the pistol's crack met his ears. Fleming landed eufely several minutes before that The first parachute Prlnz opened worked all right, but there was trouble with the fastenings of the second wh#n he tried to shake it out. A hush fell on the group of men and women watch ing him as they realized that Prlnz was coming down like a stone. When his body hit the earth the noise could be heard like a dull pistol shot hun dreds of yards away. Fleming collapsed as he saw his partner drop. "I signaled him before I let go," he said, "and Benny told me he was all right. His life belt must have given way, or maybe in talking with spec tators before going up he omitted to make it quite secure. I'll never make another ascension." Prlnz leaves a widowed mother, whom he supported with his slender earnings. The chief of police of New ark had a hard task to break the news to her. Prlnz had made hundreds of ascensions and never met any trouble before. Examination of the body by physicians showed that he had come Sown head first. A branch of the tree six inches In diameter was splintered Into matchwood by the force of his head's impact The accident was a shock to the avi ation management, coming right after ihe accident to Walter Brooklus, whose aeroplane fell on the opening day, in juring seven spectators. ENDORSEMENT BY DEMOCRATS OF 5TH. WARD Democrats of the fifth ward are following suit of the Fourth Ward Democratic Association In starting activity for the fall campaign. Fifty of them assembled last night and formed the Fifth Ward Democratic Club. Officers were elected and gen eral plans for future action were dis cussed. Extensive enthusiasm was Bhown, giving Indications that the arganlzation will flourish and play a prominent part In the coming cam paign. The sentiment of the meeting iji aicated that George S. Sllzer will be the club's choice for governor Albert Bollschwetler for mayor ana L. C. Dalton for alderman. The books of the organization will be kept open for a week to admit as many more as wish to become mem bers. The object in view is to ob tain as many members as possible, >o as to make the cl^> a strong and prosperous one. intomobllce for rent by da;' or hour. Sexton's, T^Uuhone 181. Perth 18485 7-26 11* POWER HOUSE WILL BE 200 FEEUQUARE Public Service Contracts for Machinery for Mamouth Structure Hers. BUILDING 50 FEET HIGH -WORK UNDER WAY Contracts have been awarded by the Public Service Electric Company for powerful electrical generating machinery which will enable the company to proceed with the con struction of its new power station in this city. As has been told, the site was secured some time ago on Buck ingham avenue at the water front, but the detail plans for the building were dependent, somewhat, upon the size and type of apparatus to be In stalled. This question having been settled the plans will be completed and it Is expected that bids will be invited in about ree weeks' time. The company has Just ordered from the Westinghouse Electric nnd Manufacturing Company two 4,000 kilowatt turbo generators and from the Alberger Condenser Company two condensers. This will give a capacity of 8,000 kilowatts, or ex pressed In horsepower, about 10,600 horsepower. The building will be designed to accommodate a third generator of 4,000 kilowatt to pro vide for future business when the demands of the section develops It. A steel frame and brick building about 200 feet square and fifty feet high will be erected. Work Is al ready under way on the rebuilding and enlarging of the dock and it is the company's intention to have a thoroughly modern power plant In operation about the middle of next year to supply current for trolley cars and for commercial power and lighting. PLAN ACTION TO APPEASE PROGRESSIVES Special by United Press Wire. Beverly, Mass., Aug. 13:-—To coax an endorsement of the Taft adminis tration from Colonel Roosevelt to appease the progressive movement and insure, If possible, the republi can victory at the polls In November, President Taft and his advisors have practically agreed upon the follow ing plan of action: Secretary Balllnger will be per mitted to resign by September 15, the elimination of Senator Aldrlch and Speaker Cannon from the coun cils of the administration, the res toratlon of the entempe cordialle be tween the Insurgents of the House and senate and the administration, and Senator W. Murray Crane to be the official political advisor vice Postmaster General Hltchock. It 1b known that the President has been privately advised that unless there Is a decided change lsj the present attitude of the administration thtere can be no hope for a republican con gress. heavTwinds INTERFERE IN BIG AIR RAGE Special bv United Press TVire. Mezieres, France, Aug. 13:—A high wind today interfered with the start in the fourth day's flight of the cross country aeroplane race from Mezieres to Douai, eighty-seven miles. LeBlanc and Aubiun, the only two in the race who stood any clAnce, barring acci dents, of winning the big event, re fused to risk theirmachines in tte heavy wind that prevailed. They may start this afternoon. HUNDREDS ARE DROWNED IN JAPAN FLOOD Special by United Press Wire. Toklo, Japan, Aug. 13—Hundreds of persona have been drowned, scores have been entombed or caught under debris in their houses, and 2,000,000 persons in Japan are facing starvation as,the result of the floods, acoordlng to reports re ceived here today. Conditions every where are the most severe In Japa nese history. EARTHQUAKE !N THE WEST INDIES TODAY Special by United Pre si Wire. Washington, Aug. 13:—A severe earthquake, supposed to have oc curred In the West Jndles, was re corded today by the Jiesmograph at Georgetown University. The shock continued iroin 8:02 to jgHJH A. M. WOMAN HELD UP AND ATTADKED BY 3 MEN Mrs. Tokash, of Ashley Avenue, Stopped In Lonely Spot Early This Morning But Made Escape. POLICE SEARCH FOR THE TRIO While walking home unaccompanied through a section of the city known as "Budapest," comprising Inslee street and the surrounding territory, Mrs. To kash, of 441 Ashley avenue, early this morning was attacked by three men who jumped from behind a clump of bushes. One of them snatched at her pocketbook, another grabbed for her handB. The intended victim screamed, turned and fled, running almost into the arms of Patrolman Rymarczvk to whom she told her story. A search was made for the trio, but they could not be located. Mrs. Tokash was returning home about 1:40 o'clock this morning after visiting at the home of a friend. Her way lead her through a dark thorough fare walled on both sides by thick shubbery. It was with apprehension that she attempted the trip through the bush lined walk, but it was the short est route borne. Suddenly three men jumped out from behind the hedge and confronted her with the command to throw up her hands. Mrs. Tokash screamed and drew back, and taking advantage of the surprise of her interceptors, she turned and ran. After taking Mrs. To kash home Patrolman Rymarczyk scour ed the territory for the men but was unable to get a clue to their identity. PRAYING FOR RECOVERY OF MR. CAYNOR Special by United Press Wire. Hoboken, Aug. 13: —Mayor Gay nor's condition Is reported very much improved today. He slept more than eight hours during the night. The physicians Issued a bul letin at 9 o'clock this morning say ing the mayor's condition was grati fying. When his wound was dressed the mayor was cheerful and joked with the doctors. When the wound was sprayed no evidence of Infection was found. Secretary Adamson called on the mayor this morning and ihe latter asked about the work in the office and discussed current affairs. He spoke optimistically of his c*- .ces of recovery and said he hoped to be in the Adirondacks soon. Clergymen Unite In Appeal. New York, Aug. 18.—Jewish rabbit are today lifting up their voices In appeals for the speedy recovery of Mayor William J. Gaynor, who was shot down by James J. Gallagher, e discharged dock watchman, Just as »he mayor was about to sail on the steam ship Kaiser Wllhelm der Grosse. Tomorrow prayers will be offered In all the Christian churches. David H. Greer, Episcopal bishop ol New York, hrs asked that all Episco pal clergymen pray "for the speedy and complete recovery of the mayoi from the cruel and murderous attempt against his life" and "that the clergy voice the sentiment of the community in denouncing so foul an act." Roman Catholic priests and Protest ant ministers will also join In the ap peal for the recovery of the mayor. Mayor Gaynor continues to steadily Improve. If he does not suffer a re lapse he will probably be able to leave St. Mary's hospital, Hoboken tvithin two weeks. Grand Jurors Visit Gallagher. Hoboken, N. J., Aug. 13.—The twen ty-three members of the Hudsou coun ty grand jury paid a visit to James J Gallagher, Mayor Gaynor's assailant, ia the Hudson county jail. Gallagher shook hands with all the jurors who would exchange the courtesy with him and managed to put in a tearful plea for justice to himself. It is probably the first time on record for a grand Jury to visit in his cell a man accused of crime upon whose case they may be required to act and was declared to be a most extraordinary proceeding. The visit of the grand jury to Gal lagher was incidental to a tour of In spection of the county institutions which the Jury was making. When the Jurors reached the Jail Foreman John E. Muller told Warden Sullivan that some of them wanted to see Gal lagher, and the would be assassin was callixi. Being a spontaneous and proficient weeper, Gallagher brought out a choice assortment of tears and sobs. He re lated to the Jurors the history of his connection with the dock department as a watchman, the alleged persecu tions inflicted upon him and the loss of bis job. Occasionally he would make a grab at some juror's band and shake it, but the most of them kept out of range. Gallagher, while pretending to op pose the idea that he is insane, is craftily aiding his lawyers in prepar ing for that defense by telling of the derangement of his mother. He is beginning to sleep well at night and has developed a ravenous appetite. TAYLOR IS RELEASED FROM COUNTY JAIL flMctoi to (A* BVBNIltQ NEWS. New Brunswick, Aug. 13:—Jo seph Taylor, who was committed to the county jail from Perth Amboy some time ago for disorderly con duct, was this morning discharged on advice of Dr. Carroll, county phy sician. Taylor ha« a growth on one of his eyes and hig friends have ta ken him t<> V Philadelphia hospital ;*!: r "V*, FRIGHTENED HORSE, BOV IS ARRESTED Charged with maliciously fright ening a horse Thursday afternoon, drawing a carriage in whieti were Mrs. A. P. Lubach and Mrs. J. J. De veny and the infant child of the lat ter, Dennis Byrnes, about seventeen years old, of 181 State street, was this morning held in $200 bail for the grand jury. Mrs. Lubach, who resides at 93 Jefferson street, appeared against youns Byrnes this morning and said that his actions had caused her horse to become unmanageable and that Mrs. Deveny and the child hnd narrowly escaped being thrown from the wagon. From Boynton Beach almost the entire distance to this city, Byrnes, driving a delivery wagon> remained near her animal's head, urging it to greater speed, Mrs. Lubach told Recorder Pickersgill this morning. Several times he passed her, but on each occasion slowed up to meet the carriage, she stated. Mrs. Lubach says she owns a horse that Is easily excited, and Byrnes, who until a few days ago, was In her employ, knew this. Accordingly, when the two vehicles met, she claims, Byrnes sought revenge for having been dis charged and attempted to scare her horse Into bolting. When Mrs. Deveny was almost thrown out, she declared, the car riage had reached lower State street. In attempting to avoid another wagon Mrs. Lubach's animal reared on Its hind feet, almost throwing out the occupants. Byrnes denied having urged on the horse with malicious intent, claiming he was trying to race. His mother, who was present In court this morning, declared her son's ar rest was nothing more than spite, in asmuch as the boy had left Dr. Lu bach's employ last Wednesday. Bail was furnished by the lad's father. RECREATION PLACE NEAR YACHT CLUB Street Commissioner George Adair will next year convert the stretch of land running parallel with the sea wall in Front street, between Market street and the Harltan Yacht Club house, into a public recreation ground to be fitted up with seats and benches. Alderman L. C. Dalton and the street commissioner a short time ago viewed the proposed Bite relative to making the change. The street commissioner will shortly begin repairing and filling in the land. Benches formerly used in city hall park will be taken from storage and placed on the ground. OLD RESIDENT Of S. A. PASSES AWAY Special to the EVENING NEWS. South Arnboy, Aug. 13:—Daniel Coyne, about seventy-three years old, one of the oldest residents of South Amboy, died at his home in George street shortly after 7 o'clock this morning. Mr. Coyne had been com plaining for six or seven years, lie is survived by a widow, a son, Peter Coyne, and three daughters, Mrs. William J. Masterson and Mrs. Patrick P. Fallon, of this city, and Mrs. Sigfried, of Jersey City. Kelease Fronke On Bail. Charles Franke, arraigned in the local police court yestorday as the assailant of Edward Johnson, will be released this afternoon In $500 bail. . NOTICE. All members of Maple Grove No. 5, Woodmen Circle, are hereby noti fied to meet at Foresters' hall, State street, Sunday afternoon, August 14, at 3 P. M. sharp, for purpose of un veiling monuments of Sovereign Hayes and Olsen. By order of Guardian. V, SKIRM. 18928-8-1 J\ ItllllT** " STRENGTH OF KATZENBAGH IS ENHANGED Result of Affirmative De claration In Reply to Im portant Questions. BOOMERS DETERMINED TO MAKE HIM CANDIDATE Special to the EVENING NEWS. Trenton, Aug. 13:—Those who are In charge of the details of the campaign being waged to make Prank S. Katzenbach, Jr., of this city, the democratic candidate for governor a second time, are Jubilant ly declaring that their favorite haa greatly enhanced his political strength by the affirmative declara tion he made in reply to a list of questions which had originally been submitted to Woodrow Wilson, who refused to discuss them. Although the Katzenbach boom ers have been unyielding in their de termination to make the Trenton man the democratic standard-bearer, they have been worried a great deal by the passive, if not negative, atti tude of the man himself. Now that he has frankly committed himself on several important questions of state craft, after Dr. Wilson had side stepped answering the same ques tions, his friends are confident that he has immeasurably advanced the chances of the nomination coming to him. it was three weeks ago that Dr. Wilson declared that If a majority of the "thoughtful democrats" want ed him for a gubernatorial candi date, he would respond to a call. In the Interval not a single Mercer county democratic leader has public ly expressed a wish for the Princeton man to head the ticket this fafy while on the other hand there have been a large number who have been ^ very outspoken against the idea of / nominating him. Notwithstanding/ this marked lack of support in hly home county, even Mercer count* Katzenbach men have to acknowlf edge that in other parts of the state**— Dr. Wilson seems to be strong with the democrats. This situation they attribute chiefly to the Influence and activity of former United States Sen ator Smith, who is leaving nothing undone to swing a majority of the delegates to the state convention to the Wilson standard. John P. Dullard, of this city, who was Mr. Katzenbach's personal rep resentative in both the campaign for nomination and election threa._yeA.Tji— ago, and this year is ef- . .....-L slmllar capaciiy, today" had this to say about Senator Smith: "Those who assume that Senator _ Smith's mere say-so settles things have only to recall that three years ago the senator did not favor Mr. Katzenbach's nomination. Mr. Smith did not succeed, however, in prevent ing the nomination, because the men whom he counted among his strong est supporters told him, not angrily, but earnestly, that the sentiment was in favor of Katzenbach and It would be a mistake not to nominate him. The result was that the situa tion was accepted and the projected plan to nominate James E. Martlne, of Plainfleld, was dropped. In the present instance, some of the men who are closest to Mr. Smith are Just as insistent this time in advising him against favoring the nomination of Dr. Wilson as they were three years ago In advising him that it would be a mistake not to nominate Katzenbach." "The opposition to Dr. Wilson," continued Mr. Dullard, "Is by no means based on preferences for other candidates. There 1b a strong feeling that Dr. Wilson would not be popular with the rank and file of the party. He would not Inject enthusi asm into the campaign and he will encounter the strong opposition of the labor people." J. C. T. NOTICE IS CAUSE OF FAKE RUMOR A notice posted in the cars of ths Jersey 'Vntral Traction Company to tlio effect that cars would not run after nine o'clock last night until this morn ing resulted in rumors to the effect that this change of schedule would ba permanent. Vice President Brown, of the Jersey Central Traction Company, stated this morning that the temporary suspension of traffic after nine o'clock last night was necessary to allow timo to take down the false work under tha Penn sylvania Railroad in South Amiboy. This work was completed at five o'clock this morning. Cars are again running on regular schedule and will run as usual tonight. Sunday Excursion to Bellewood Park. Every Sunday. Lehigh Valley railroad. Special train leaves Perth Amboy 8:10 a. m. Returning, leave Bellewood 6:30 p. m. Fare 76 cents round trip. Music, Amusements. 13029 7-6 8t wk w f s • $ 1.50 MATCH CHCNK GI,EN ONOKO AND RETl*!^ j/ ? Lehigh Valley railroad Sunday, August 11th, special train from Perth Amboy 8:10 A. M Returning leave Glen Onoko 6:00 P. M., Mauch Chunk 6:16 P. M. 13830-8-9-10-11-12-13* THE REAL TEST of a Are insur ance company's strength is Its net surplus above capital and all other liabilities. The Continental tops the American list with a net surplus of $12,267,000. Represented b* BovnUm Brothers & Co dinar ■=*« ::.C.