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WEATHER — Unset
tied, with showers
tonight or Tuesday.
Moderate tempera
ture,
Perth amboy Evening News
$
Last Edition
TEN PAGES.
TWO CENTS A COPT. \
CITY SUFFERS
WATER FAMINE
THISMORNING
Another Break In 16 Inch
Main Causes Scarcity
from 5 to 8 A. M.
MANY HAD TO GO WITHOUT
THEIR MORNING BATH
Another break In the sixteen-inch
main left the city practically without
water for an hour this morning at a
time when It was moat essential.
The scarcity occurred between the
huurs of 6 gnd 8 A. M., and at 7
o'clock the pressure indicator at city
hall dropped to nothing. At 8 o'clock
the break had been temporarily
Btopped by blocking the main and
the pressure registered twelve
pounds. At 9 o'clock it was still
climbing. Water Is being supplied
the city through the twenty-four-inch
main.
The break occurred on the South
Amboy meadows south of the con
necting pips Joining the two mains.
Within a few minutes, according to
the pressure chart at city hall, the
pressure dropped f.om sixty pounds
to ten pounds, and remained at that
point until the factories began
drawing at 7 o'clock. The decrease
was first noticed in this city at 5
o'clock.
An hour after the break was made
known, a gang of water department
employes were rushed to the South
Amboy shore and discovered It near
the connecting pipe. The valve con
trolling the flow of, water from the
larger main was closed and the city
Is now depending on the twenty
four-inch conductor.
Many housewives were unable to
prepare breakfast because of their
Inability to obtain water. Men whose
positions call them out before 8
o'clock, went to work this morning
with faces unbathed unless they
were forunate enough to have re
course to a cistern or store of water.
Today's break Is the second leak
In the slxteen-lnch main discovered
inside of a week. The other is loca
ted under the river near the Perth
Amboy shore and Is being repaired
by Diver Captain Charles Everett.
TWO ALARMS
OF FIRE IN
EIGHT HOURS
Two fires In the same neighbor
hood, the second following the first
by less than eight hours, occupied
the attention of the lire companies
yesterday. The first a chicken coop
In the rear of a Barclay street house,
amounted to a loss of about $10, but
the second proved more serious, the
damage being estimated at $1,500.
The larger blaze swept out the
butcher shop and dwelling owned
and occupied by Anton Shilakowskl,
at 317 Hall avenue, shortly before
midnight last night.
The blaz», it Is believed, originat
ed behind a cook stove in the kit
chen of the house. Mrs: Shilakow
skl, asleep behind the stove, was
almost suffocated by the fumes, but
she managed to reach fresh air In
time to save herself from succumb
ing. She was awakened, she says,
by her inability to respirate, and
found the room filled with smoke.
Frank Dicky, of Hall avenue, ran
to box 59, at Neville and Johnstone
streets, and turned in an alarm.
When the firemen arrived the flames
had gained considerable headway
and before they were extinguished
the entire lower floor of the struc
ture had *jeen gutted. The damage
Is covered by insurance Issued
through the Neilsen agency.
The first fire destroyed a chicken
coop belonging to Henry Dltmar, of
842 Barclay street. Joseph Arrvay
turned In the alarm from box 59
about 2:45 o'clock yesterday after
noon.
1ST. FORCIBLE
DETAINER CASE
DISTRICT CT.
The first forcible detainer case to
be brought in the local district court
will be tried there on Thursday.
The ease is that in which a bill of
complaint has been filed by Eliza
beth \ikelsky, Louis Kuhn, John
Kuhn and Ida Kuhn, heirs at law of
Joseph Kuhn, of Woodbrldge,
against Bertha Kupas for forcible
detainer of two rooms at 227 Fulton
street, Woodbridge,
The case will be tried before a
jury on Thursday. Francis P. Coan,
representing Joseph E. Strieker, at- j
torney In the case, will appear for <
the complainants.
Troy Pastor Gave Sermon.
Rev. George W. Rockwell, of the |
Memorial Baptist church, Troy, N.
Y.t led the service and preached yes
terday morning In the First Baptist j
church. 1
Automobiles for rent by day or hour.
Sexton's, Telephone 181. Perth
Amboy. 13485 7-26 tf*
MODERN
Woodmen of America
CAMP NO. 15,142,
Will hniti Cdm Meettac MONDAY, Auyurt
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stata JMputy. Erw/bodj idtiko.
REPUBLICANS
FOR HARMONY
County Committee Wet at New Brunswick Saturday-Good
Prospects for Active Campaign—Chairman Pfeiffer
Believes Hanson Wouid Make Good Run for Mayor.
Republicans In this city and
throughout the county are becoming
generally active In preparation for
the coining campaign. Saturday af
ternoon a meeting of the Republican
County Committee was held In
Goodwill Council Hall, New Bruns
wick, and the general political situ
ation was discussed. Many speech
es were made, most of them urging
harmony among the party leaders.
County Chairman Jofcn Pfeiffer pre
sided and was presented with a list
of the district elective offices. Theo
dore Strong was present.
Mr. Pfeiffer, when asked by a
NEWS representative this morning
who was likely to be the republican
nominee for mayor, said he believed
that John Hanson, who a few days
ago expressed his willingness to run
If chosen, would he the man. Mr.
Hanson, Mr. Pfeiffer added, Is about
the strongest man the party could
choose to head the local ticket.
The city republican executive
committee Is planning for a clam
bake to be held Thursday afternoon
at Nickenig'a Excelsior Grove, M&u
rer, when it is expected that some
endorsements will be made.
The meeting of the county com
mittee Saturday was harmonious
and full of enthusiasm, Mr. PfelJfer
says, and prospects for a lively cam
pa ignarebrlglvt
LEADERS ARE
FLOCKING TO«
SEE PRESIDENJ
Special bv United Preaa Wire
Beverly, Mass., Aug. 15:—Pres
ident Taft today played golf with
Congressman Longworth. Political
leaders from all over the country are
flocking to Beverley. Today the
President will see Judge Woodman
see of Cincinnati, an old-time friend,
and Leonardo Osorlron, former gov
ernor of one of the islands of the
Philippines, when Taft was gov
ernor general.
Tomorrow Senator Crane is com
ing to report to the President with
observations on the state of the
party in the west and the result of
his conference with Secretary Bal
linger. Representative Louden
slager, of New Jersey, secretary of
the Republican Congressional Com
mittee, and Vice-President Sherman
are expected this week.
BREAKS NECK
IN FALL FROM
A TROLLEY GAR
Special to the EVENING NEWS.
South River, Aug. 16:—A for
eigner, whose name is as yet un
known, fell from a moving trolley
ear between South River and Mill
town, at 12:25 o'clock this after
noon. Te toppled headlong to the
ground, and broke his neck, d>ing
almost Instantly.
The man la alleged to have been
intoxicated, that being the statement
of those who viewed him immedi
ately after the accident A quart
bottle of whiskey was found in one
of his pockets. According to Con
ductor Finn, who was In charge of
the car at the time, the man stepped
from the car to th« running board
and fell.
Dr. Riva, of New Brunswick, who
happened along at the timo, stopped
to make an examination, but his ser
vices were not needed, for the man
was dead. Coroner Hubbard, of
iJew Brunswick, was notified and las
gone to view the remains.
COUNTY SEAT
UNDERTAKERS
HAD TO DRIVE
Special to the EVENING NEWS.
New Brunswick, Aug. 15:—Because
of a recent resolution made by local
teamsters to prohibit driving on Sun
days, the undertaking firm of Herbert
& Moke was forced to do its own driv
ing yesterday for the funeral of Miss
Jennie Lewine.
The death occurred in New York and
the remains were sent by rail to this
city. When they arrived yesterday, do
coachmen could be found to drive the
team® attached to the coaches and the
hearse. Owing to the condition of the
remains the funeral had to take place
yesterday. Mr. Herbert occupied the
driver'b seat on the hearse, Mr. Moke
took charge of a team attached to a
coach and a liveryman named Henry
Van Nortwick, drove another team at
tached to a coach.
INQUEST IN
CRIPPEN CASE
IS POSTPONED
*
Special by United Press Wire.
London, Aug. IB:—Owing to the
recent death of Coroner Commlns,
who held the first Inquest on tho
death of the woman supposed to be
Mrs. Belle Elmore Crippen, wife of
Dr. H. H. Crippen, it was necessary
to begin all over today, when the In
quest wag resumed. Much of the
testimony submitted at the first in
quest was repeated today. At the
request of Arthur Newton, who rep
resents Culppen, the Inquest was ad
journed until September 9, la order
to give the lawyer time to consult
with his client.
More than 20,000 people In this
vicinity read the EyENINQ NHWS.
LABOR MEN IN
SESSION AT
NEWARK TODAY
Everything Is ready for the open
ing of the thirty-second annual con
vention of the New Jersey State
Federation of Labor today In We
vers'a Colosseum, in Sprln^iield ave
nue, Newark. Officers will be elect
ed tomorrow, when the convention
"will end.
The headquarters of the executive
board are at the Continental Hotel.
It is expected that 150 trades unions
of this state will be represented,-be
sides the 116 unions in this section.
Tonight there will be a banquet
tendered in the Colosseum to the
visitors by the Essex Trades Coun
cil.
•Among those who have signified
their intention of being present at
the banquet are Samuel Gompers,
president of the American Federa
tion of Labor; John Mitchell, sec
ond vice-president of the A. F. of L.;
Dennis A. Hayes, president of the
Glass Bottle Blowers' Union of the
United States and Canada, and John
Toban, president of the Internation
al Boot and Shoe Workers' Union.
When the convention opens it is
expected that Mayor Haussling, of
Newark, will be present and wel
come the delegates. The convention
will bo opened by the president,
Assemblyman Cornelius Ford, of
Hoboken, who will call the delegates
to order for the business session.
The report of the legislative com
mittee will be read by Henry J.
Gottlob, of Newark Typographical
Union No. 103, chairman of the com
mittee.
The following ciwmlttee, com
posed of Newark men, has charge of
the banquet: Henry F. Hilfers,
chairman; William Umstadter, Mor
ris It. Welch, John Roach, Abraham
Ganster, Henry Hebeler, Louis A. "B.
Agathen, W. L. Cochran, William J.
Brennen, August Melster, Adam E.
ZubI and Charles Curtis.
STRUCK MAN
WITH BOTTLE
ON RAILROAD
Walking along the tracks of the
Pennsylvania railroad In the north
ern section of the city about 8:20
o'clock last night, Alfred O'Brien, a
boatman, was assaulted and struck
over the left eye with a bottle. The
weapon Inflicted a gash which the
Injured man a few minutes later ex
hibited to Patrolman Rymarczk.
O'Brien, who was at the time ac
companied by his smaller brother,
names an acquaintance aa his as
sailant. He told the patrolman that
the man had rushed at him in a dark
spot and inflicted the wound. He
was advised to obtain a warrant.
LE BLANC HAS
LEAD IN THE
BIG AIR RAGE
Special by United Press Wire.
Amiens, Prance, Aug. 15:— Only
an unforeseen accident will now
prevent Le Blanc from winning the
six-day cross country aeroplane
flight which began a week ago yes
terday at Paris and will end Wed
nesday with a return flight from
here to Paris. I>e Blanc today com
pleted the fifth leg of the race, flying
from Doual to Amiens, forty-nine
miles In one hour and eight minutes.
CAPT. scoffs BOAT
SIGHTED AT CAPETOWN
Special by United Preti Wire.
Capetown, Aug. 16:—The "Perla
Nova," the boat on which Caplaiu
Scott will go to the Antarctic, was
sighted today, fifteen days overdue.
Scott will board the vessel here and
the Brllish expedition which he is
heading ^ill get under way as soon
as possible.
WANTED—A house girl -who can
speak English and do some cook
ing Apply at 93 State street.
13970-8-15-lt*
Big "bargain, Ford rynabout $200.
Inquire Sexton s, 70 Smith atreet.
J3jyS6-8-15-tf *
BRUSSELS FAIR
IS SWEPT BY
SUDDEN BLAZE
Beautiful White City of Bel
gium Reduced to Heap
of Ashes.
EXPOSITION OF 1910 IS
NOW AT AN END
Special by United Prett Wire.
Brussels, Aug. 15:—No Uvea were
lost In the Are which destroyed two
thirds of the building and exhibits
at the Brussels Universal Interna
tional Exhibit ground. The loss Is
$20,000,000. It is reported that a
collection of diamonds, valued at
$300,QjO#-, was stolen during the
progress of the Are. Today little is
left of the great Belgian exposition
Bave blackened walls and ashes. The
beautiful White City has disap
peared, and tie exposition of 191C
! is at an end.
A spark falling Into inflammable ma
terial In the telegraph building last
night kindled flames which, driven by
a high wind, swept rapidly in all di
rections.
Soon the Belgian, French and lin
glish sections were destroyed.
The firemen and detachments of sol
dlers, called quickly upon the scene,
found themselves baffled by the verl
table gale, which carried, burning ein
bers to all parts of the grounds.
To the left of the main building
arose the picturesque roofs and spires
of "Bruxelles Kcrmesse," a Belgian
Coney island, with water chuts. to
boggan slides and scores of sideshows,
This place was alive with Sunday
crowds and before they could be got
out'-with any semblance of order the
Kerinesse was afire.
The crowds became panic stricken
Men, women and children fought mad
ly to escape. The exits became chok
ed with the struggling masses and
men used their fists to clear the path
way. Many were trampled under foot
and badly injured.
A fire company from Antwerp at
tempted to dynamite!the bridge of the
IJ1 " ' 1
MAIN BUILDING, BRUSSELS FAIR.
French section in the hope of checking
the fire, but the flames leaped across
and engulfed the Italian, Russian,
Austrian, Japanese, Chinese and Nor
wegian buildings. Forty houses 011
Avenue Solbosch, adjoining the expo
sition, were destroyed.
At the time of the outbreak not less
than 100,000 persons were circulating
In the grounds and the Itermesse.
Troops were ordered out aud came at
double quick to aid the police in clear
ing the great grounds. This was ac
complished in fair order, except within
the limits of the Kermesse, where the
vast crowds became entangled in an
almost Inexplicable mass, fighting des
perately to And an escape from the
flames which swept viciously through
the tinderlike structure.
Soon the enormous facade tumbled
in ruins. Considering the rapidity of
the conflagration, the small loss of life
is marvelous. So far as is known up
to a late hour only two are dead. The
injured, as officially announced, num
ber thirty, but probably many hun
dreds received minor hurts.
As the flames reached the menagerie
it was decided to shoot the beasts, but
heat drove Unck the Boldlers and the
animals were left to their fate.
The multitude of people were driven
back to a safe distance and watched
the thrilling spectncle of the debt rue
tion of the White City. Tongues of
fire mounted high into the heavens,
and flaming embers were carried off
by th« wind and fell upon the resi
dences beyond, setting them on lire.
Finally the fire was got under con
trol. TMe Belgian and English sec
tions are in ruins, while all the other
sections, including the American, w?re
partly destroyed.
Bands of thieves engaged In pillage,
and a soldier was stabbed while try
ing to arrest three men whom ue found
rifling a Jewelry exhibit.
The aggregate loss will be enormous.
The diamond exhibitors are heavy suf
ferers.
ALDERMAS L. G. DALTOH
MAY PRESIDE PRO TEM
In the absence of Alderman-at
Large Voorhees, Alderman Lawrence
C. Dalton will probably act as presi
dent pro tern at the Board of Alder
men meeting tonight. The ordi
nance providing for the appointment
instead of election, of a comptroller
in the future, will be read for the
second and final paw«*' \
ELECTROCUTED
ON TEL. POLE
Nlichtel Collins Killed Trying to Save Thomas Crooks,
Fellow Lineman at New Dorp, 8. I., This Morning
—Other Is Seriously Burned and May Die.
Bpeclal to the EVENING NET/3.
New Dorp, S. J., Aug. IB:—Two
West Brighton llnetaen ngured In an
accident here this morning that cost
the life of one of them and caused se
rious injuries to the other. Mlohael
Collins, thirty-seven years old, liv
ing at 58 Lexington avenue, West
Brighton, Is dead, being electrocu
ted, and Thomas Crooks, thirty-five
years old, living at 340 Jersey ave
nue, West Brighton, Is in a hos
pital with a dislocated left shoul
der and severe burns about the left
hand and right knee. Collins was
killed In an effort to save Crooks,
whose life was spared. The crossing
of some telephone wires with lines
carrying a heavy charge of electric
ity caused the accident.
The men were working on tele
phone linen on Richmond road, near
Amboy road, here. Prom what can
be learned, Crooks was at work up
on the top of a pole handling tele
phone wires. The wires crossed
with others and became heavily
charged with eleotrlclty. Crooks'
left hand was on one of them and
the charge held him, but did not
cause death because his body formed
no circuit. Crooks yelled for help
and Collins, who was oh the ground,
hastened to aid him. When Collins
climbed the top of the pole, he
grabbed Crooks, but touched a metal
part on the pole, and was electro
cuted.
The bodies of the two men fell to
the ground. Medical service was
summoned, but Collins was dead.
Crooks' Injuries were given first aid
and he was removed to a hospital.
WANT TREES
REMOVED ON
SMITH STREET
Merchants and residents along
both sides of Smith street from State
street to the Centra] railroad tracks
have started a movement to have
shade trees removed from that thor
oughfare, that they may Install a
"white way" and make other Im
provements necessary for the attrac
tion of business. A petition to the
Board of Aldermen, asking for the
removal of the trees, which Smith
Btreet merchants claim have outlived
their usefulness, is being signed to
day and will most likely be present
ed to the city council tonight.
Merchants and residents along
Smith street, Just west of State
street, particularly object to the
trees on the northerly side of the
Buchanan property. They aver these
trees are a detriment to business and
are the means of keeping away im
provements.
At present these merchants have
plans under way for a "white way"
similar to that one east of State
street. They assert it 1b useless to
construct one so long as trees at the
southwest corner ot Smith and State
streets obstruct a view of upper
Smith street from the principal cor
ner. These plans will materialize as
soon as the trees are removed but
until action is taken in that airec
tion, the merchants do not feel dis
posed to expend money In the con
struction of a "white way," or make
other improvements.
BEEKMAN AUTO
RAN BACKWARD
ON HOME TRIP
Automobilists are often subjected
to queer and peculiar Incidents, but
one that befell Judge John W.
Beekman, of the local district court,
and his son, Harold, yesterday Is not
believed to have ever been equalled,
llarold Beekman, acting as chauf
feur, drove the car backwards from
Woodbrldge to the Beekman home
in this city. The breaking of a pin
in the differential gears was respon
sible for the act, which caused hun
dreds to open their eyes in astonish
ment and hundreds of others to
laugh in amusement.
Judge Beekman, with his son at
the wheel, were driving on the road
leading from Woodbrldge to Se
waren. As they neared Sewaren, the
mechanism la the rear axle began to
buzz around and the car would not
go forward. The backing gears were
tried and caught well enough lTn
able to turn around, Harold Beek
man started the machine backwards
for Woodbrldge. He ran It up and
down hills with ease and only occa
sionally had to stop to allow the en
gine to cool off.
The machine presented a funny
spectacle as it caine down New
Brunswick avenue. It was run back
wards up to Mr. Beekman's garage,
where repairs are being made today.
TOKIO FLOOD
HAS ALREADY
CLAIMED 700
Special by United. Freaa Wire.
Tokio, Japan, Aug. 15:—Tokio's
unprecedented flood has already
claimed 700 lives. According to es
timates made today, the death list
will probably run into thousands as
a result of the destitute condition of
the sufferers and the inability of the
authorities to render but the slowest
relief. Reports from other cities
show conditions to be as bad as at
Tokio.
JUDGMENT FOR $23
IN DISTRICT COURT
In the district court this morning
Jens Jensen was given a Judgment
of $23 against Jeppe Sondergaard;
Emll Sameth recovered $10 from
David Herman, and the Rogers
Lumber Company waa panted $18
In a suit a<$ain^' v
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FAMOUS NURSE
OF CRIMEAN
WAR IS DEAD
Special by United Preas Wire.
London, Eng., Aug. 15:—A dra
matic sequel to the death of Flor
ence Nightingale occurred today In
the death of John Fineghan, an aged
Bolder who acted as Miss Nightin
gale's orderly In her hospital work
during the Crimean War.
Miss Nightingale died yesterday
in her London home at the age of
ninety, and was the only woman who
ever received the order of merit.
When Fineghan was told of her
death he was overcome and floctors
say grief killed him.
During recent years, owing to hei
feebleness and advanced age. Miss
Nightingale had received only a few
visitors. On May 12 last she celebrat
ed her ninetieth birthday and was the
recipient of a congratulatory message
from King George.
Florence Nightingale was born May
12, 1820. She was the first woman tc
follow a modern aru>y Into battle at
a nurse and in tho OVlmoan war gain
ed the title of "Angel of the Crimea."
MAYOR SIGNS
FOR SALE OF
THE WET DOCK
In the absence of any objections,
MayorBollschweiler thismorningaffixed
his signature to the rpsolution adopted
by the Board of Aldermen Monday
night authorizing the sale of the "Wet
Dock" to Adrian Lyon, receiver of the
Perth Amboy Shipbuilding Company for
the sum of $10,000. Contrary to expec
tations, no objections were raised by
Emil Frey, secretary of the Central La
bor Union, who has so actively oppos
ed the sale, or by any others.
Sale of the land will shortly be ef
fected slid notice of the transaction
submitted to Chancellor i'itney for his
approval. The property will be sold la
ter by Receiver Lj^on to thf Roessler
& Hasslacher Chemical Company for
$200,000 who will erect a large drug
factory on the site.
MANY KILLED
BY FALL OF
FOUNDATION
Special by United Press W<r«.
Toronto, Aug. IB:—A despatch
from Massina, N. Y., says fourteen
men were killed there this morning
by the falling of a concrete founda
tion of the power house. An Og
densburg despatch says probably
fifty are dead, many being en
tombed.
Special by United Press Wire.
Niagara Falls, Aug. 16:—The
work at Massena, where a disastrous
cave-In is reported to have occurred,
was the building of a large addition
to the power house of the Alumi
num Company, of America. Officials
of the company here have received
no word yet as to the extent of the
catastrophe.
APPEAL MADE
TO ALFONSO
BY VATICAN
Special by United Press Wire.
Madrid, Aug. If:—A last attempt
to win King Alfonso from his anti
clerical stand through an appeal
from the Queen Mother is to be
made by the Vatican. This is the
interpretation placed today upon the
request of Mgr. Vlco, the papal
nuncio at Madrid, for an Interview
with the Queen Mothsrr. The latter
Is known to be opposed to the king's
attitude In the government Vatican
dispute and has urged a different
course.
Be an advertiser—Jc' * word.
SENATOR KEAN
GIVES TEXT OF
MURPHY REPLY
Proposes That Baird ancf
Murphy Seek Popular En
dorsement at Primaries.
ELECTION OF REPUBLICAN
GOVERNOR DOUBTFUL
United Stateg Senator John
Kean made public last night the tex|
of his reply to the letter of RepulWi
llcan State Chairman Franklin MufV
phy proposing that the senator, DaV
vid Baird and Mr. Murphy himsel||
should seek a popular indorsement
In the primaries for election to thd i
United States senate.
Declaring that the election of 9
republican governor this year 14
doubtful, Senator Kean bases his re*
fusal to comply with Mr. Murphy"*
request on the ground that furthej
dissension within the republican
party is liable to turn the state,
legislature and all, over to the dem->
ocratic party.
"It may be that the course I have
adopted is the wrong one so far a$
my own candidacy Is concerned,''
says Senator Kean after further dls-1
cussing his reasons for not desiring
to enter into a primary contest, but
he will have the satisfaction ol
knowing, he adds, that he has acteci
in accordance with his own best
Judgment toward his party.
iju iuxi iunuws;
"Hon. Franklin Murphy:
"I have before me your letter of<!
the 9th Instant, which I have rea4
with Interest. I should have pre*
ferred to talk this matter over wltM
you personally and feel that I could
have convinced you of the inadvlsa*
billty of the course you suggest, bufyj
in view of the fact that that Is no^:
impossible, I can only say that thi!
situation, as I view It, is now beyonq i
the control of Mr. Balrd or myself»i
In that similar action on our par(i
could only be construed as being!
forced by you.
"As to the merits of the election]
of United States senators by direc^
vote I have nothing to say at thl(
time. The matter has been sufflcl*(
ently discussed. There always ha*
been and always will be an hones!
difference of opinion on the sub* j
]ect..
"It must be granted that our goy*
ernment. is one In which political
parties play an Important pnrt.
Party Interest must and should ha
subserved. As I view the preaani
situation, further dissensions
the republican party would resu/il
disastrously. I would be willing to
submit the question of th'i electio4
of a United States senator tQ jjia —.
prlmary if the democrats were equal}
lj frank, and If by bo doing I 'houlq'
cot jeopardize the success of tlto rej«:.
publican party this fall. The repub* 1
iican party appears to be fa1! of dlfrf
pensions and in no county in th$ ■
state that I am aware of hav<
democrats a serious primary
republican governor is in do>i
leaders of the democratic partjfj
cialni that they can elect anyone,
governor this vph») i and i^l havtt
ulways stood for the republican j
party, I am unwilling that any ac4 j
tlon of mine should Jeopardise thg :
chances of republican success
"There are no democratic candle
dates who talk of filling position*
for endorsement for the position of
United States senator, nor has any
democratic members of the legisla^
ture or candidate for election a$;
such said that he would vote for tha j
choice of the primary for United j
States senator.
y i"
have thi ;
> fight. A ,
subt (tha I
"f urtnermore, tne result 01 pni
mary contests have been disastrous
to the republican party, a notable
case being In our own county. Mr,:
Colby wag nominated by a majority
at the primaries but on election daj»
he was defeated in a county wberw
the presidential ticket received]
some f>3,000 votes out of 87,000
votes, or nearly two-thirds of the en*!
tire vote cast. In Middlesex county
last year In the primary fight eaclx,
faction succeeded in nomlnatin®
part of the ticket, yet on election daj;
while the coroner was elected, show*
lng that a majority of the ballots
cast were republican, each faction;
succeeded In defeating the candW*
dates of the other. Therefore, judged
lng from experience, it would seeak]
to me that a primary contest would?
jeopardize the chances of electing V
republican governor and legislature
and probably result in the election
of a democratic legislature un
pledged to any candidate for United
StF'ns senator.
"la it not better In a state which
has continually indorsed the policies
of the republican party to continue
that party, in power thaa to rend It
asunder by personal controversies? •
It Beems to me that it is wiser for ua
to all unite In electing ft republican
governor and legislature rather thaa
to spend our time and energies la
advancing our personal ambition to.
ward an election to the United
States senatorship.
"It may be that the course I have
adopted is the wrong one so far aa
my own candidacy is concerned.
However that may te I shall have
the satisfaction of knowing that 1
have acted in accordance with my,,
own best judgment toward my party,!
Very sincerely yours,
"JOHN KEAN." I
Senator Kean said last night that,
the law under which candidates majH
seek a popular indorsement for the.
United States senate was merely a
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