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Tew®iPerth amboy Evening news
Last Edition
DOCK" FOR j 10.000
Aldermen Act In Accordance With
Wishes of Public at Hearing Last
Night-Resolution Carried.
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.
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
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
Raise Price To $10,000.
Alderman Seaman made the mo
(Continued on page 3.)
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.
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.
Tel. 147-L. 49 Smith 8t
Soft Crabs • Virginia Oysters.
Fresh Every Day
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.
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.
Made Fatal Parachute Drop
at Asbury Park Yester
day Afternoon.
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.
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
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*
Public Service Contracts for
Machinery for Mamouth
Structure Hers.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Mrs. Tokash, of Ashley Avenue,
Stopped In Lonely Spot Early This
Morning But Made Escape.
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
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.
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
When his wound was dressed the
mayor was cheerful and joked with
the doctors. When the wound was
sprayed no evidence of Infection was
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
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
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
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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.
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.
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.
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
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Result of Affirmative De
claration In Reply to Im
portant Questions.
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
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
"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."
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
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 •
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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.
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
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