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TEN CENTS A WEEK. PERTH AMBOY, N. J., FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 1913. TWO CENTS A COPY.
PROGRAM OF REFORM EXCISE
ROARO UPSET RY CITY ATT'Y
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Members Musi File $500 Bond Be
fore They Can Serve-Gives Opin
ion at Last Minute.
MAY DEFEAT REFORM PLANS
Meeting Not Held—Gerno Leaves the
City and Board Is Tied-Much De
pends on Gallagher.
City Attorney C. G. Hommann upset a sensational pro
gracs-or the new Bo^rd of Excise Commissioners last night by
giving an opinion shortly before the meeting hour that each
member should file a bond of $500 before entering upon the
duties of the office. This is taken as a move -which will upset
Civic Union principles and defeat the election of Daniel W.
Boehm, a staunch Civic Union member, as president. Politics
is believed by some to be the reason for the raising of the point
at this time.
Members of the board appeared discouraged when Mr.
Gerns exhibited a signed statement from City Attorney Hom
mann. The five commissioners were gathered in committee
session at the time. A fair-sized audience awaited in the coun
cil chamber. About 9 o'clock City Clerk La Roe came from
the committee room and said the meeting had been adjourned
until next Tuesday night. The reporters were then called in.
With laughter on the part of one or two and indignation visi
ble in others, the commissioners told of the city attorney's
opinion.
Michael Seaman hailed it as "a dirty mean trick."
Mr. Gerns said it was evidently the law and inquired what
)t'ould be done about it but file the necessary bonds.
Daniel W. Boehm, who was slated for the presidency, said
it was a shame. He informed the reporters repeatedly that
they cojild not put the facts concerning the incident too
strongly. f
Commissioner Nels Hansen made no comment upon the
city Attorney's action while !a the presence of the reporters.
Hugh J. Gallagher appeared to be highly indignant over the
appearance of the city attorney's opinion. He wanted to know
why previous boards had not been troubled with filing bonds
and why the point was raised when a reform-inspired body was
about to act. The commissioner maintained that if under the
law the present board could not act without first filing bonds,
the acts of the previous boards must have been illegal. He sug
gested the police be notified today to close up all liquor-dealing
places on the ground that they were not legally licensed to do
business.
Some laughed at the statement, but Mr. Boehm appeared
to take it seriously. He immediately left the meeting room in
search of Judge Adrian Lyon for an opinion'.
Judge Lyon Upholds It.
Mr. Lyon upheld the city attorney
and maintained the old hoard was a
defecto body. Under a fundamental
law of the state its acts are declared
to be legal, so long as Its work was
not contested while it was in power.
Yet Mr. Lyon (old Mr. Boehm the
suggestion of closing all drinking
places because they were held to be
not legally licensed, was a point
worth raising. He suggested the
board raise as much of a yell as poa
sible In its reform work, Mr. Boehm
said. It is unlikely, however, that
the closing of existing places will be
attempted. Lawyers generally hold
the acts of the old board legal, inas
much as the board la now out of of
fice.
Mr. Peterson Is Criticised.
Peter A. Peterson, head of the
Civic Union, came up for criticism
from the Civic Union candidates,
Messrs. Gerns and Boehm. He was
adjudged a poor man to give counsel
to an excise ooard and wag termed a
bad campaign manager.
Mr. Seaman, the third Civic Union
member, alone, stood by him. He
said the lawyer had repeatedly urged
him to file a bond to comply with the
law.
Mr. Gerns declared the lawyer had
Continued on page 2.)
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EDITOR EVENING NEWS:
The account of the dismissal
of Miss McAteer, night superin
tendent at the City Hospital, in
Tuesday night's edition, is food
for thought.
As one somewhat familiar
with the former management of
the hospital, I would like to
ask the simple question—as on
whose authority Miss Blair was
empowered to make this dis
missal?
The by-laws of the Hospital
Association state, "The superin
tendent and nurses shall be ap
pointed by the Managing Com
mittee."
Is it not rather peculiar that
neither the president of the as
sociation, nor the chairman of
the Managing Committee should
be aware of the actions of the
"acting superintendent?"
Yours truly,
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Jan. 2, 1913.
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CHANGES OF EXCISE
CONDITIONS PLANNED
Drastic means of curtailing the
liquor trade and to cleanse and ele
vate it are under way by the Civic
Union members of the Board of Ex
cise Commissioners. Several amend
ments to excise ordinances were to
have passed first and second read
ings last night. No meeting could
be held and the prepared program
was abandoned because of an opin
ion of the city attorney that bonds
must be filed before the commission
ers could act. Among the proposed
modifications of the excise laws are
understood to be the following: In
crease of the retail license fee from
$450 to $650, granting of no two
kinds of liquor licenses to one per
son or firm, issuance of no licenses
to women and permitting no females
to frequent drinking places and al
lowing no music or shows where
liquors are sold.
These and other provisions, if
adopted, are to ba stringently en
forced to the letter. In almost every
instance a second violation is to
mean the revocation of the license
of the offender. This, however, Is
declared by lawyers to be question
able, for It Is contended an excise
board cannot of Its own accord re
voke a license. It may refuse it
when application Is entered for re
newal.
An excise board can only sit as
a trial court and act upon the revo
cation of a license when complaint is
made in writing by two citizens, ac
cording to City Attorney C. C. Horn
mann. The right of the board to
prohibit females from drinking
liquors Is likewise questioned. This
provision is aimed to keep women
and more particularly girls out of
back rooms and beer gardens. It is
admitted that licenses can be kept
out of the hands of women by the
board's refusal to grant them. In
reply to a question regarding the
constitutionality of an act to keep
women and girls from tending bar
and from drinking In a place, a
prominent attorney said today It
might be done by terming such
places "disorderly houses." For the
first offense of allowing women In a
drinking place, a line of $100 would
be imposed, it Is understood.
So drastic are some of the new
measures proposed by the Civic
Union members that by one of the
new amendments the board would
try to amend the Bishops' law, which
it has no authority to do. It would
raisa the retail license fee la an
effort to decrease the number of
places and aid in Improving the sur
viving ones. By Its proposed amend
ment to grant not more than one
license to a person or firm, It would
break up combinations of saloons
and bottling establishments, and
wholesale and retail places. The
former board contended such action
was not advisable, as many saloon
keepers did a bottling business and
it was better to have them pay a
bottling license fee than to have
them sell illegally and unawares.
NO MESSAGE
AT PRESENT
Mayor Garretson Sees No
Nead of One Now.
Mayor Garretson will not send a
message to the council at tills time.
He says it may be done later. The
reason is believed to be the tact that
the Board of Aldermen is Demo
cratic. While members worked well
together last year and in harmony
with Mr. Garretson as acting mayor,
it is not known what attention would
be given to recommendations which
he might make at this time. Ap
pointments which had to be confirm
ed by the council heretofore made by
Mr. Garretson, were first submitted
tor approval of the aldermen. This
was done principally to eliminate any
embarrassment which might be
caused slated candidates.
Improvements which Mr. Garret
son haB had in mind were carried out
to a large extent while he was alder
man-at-large. He has several new
ideas in mind, but none in particular
which are urgent at this time. A
message with a number of recom
mendations may be sent to the coun
cil In the course of a month or so.
Woman Soon Re-arrest*1*!.
Within a few hours after her re
lease from jail this morning, Mary
Deitweiller, fifty years old, was re
arrested for drunkeness. Patrolman
Hartmann arrested her yesterday af
ternoon for acting disorderly about
.Amboy and New Brunswick avenues.
She was lectured by Recorder Pick
ersgill this morning. A short time
later Chief of Police Burke re-ar
rested her.
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MANY PUPILS
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Two $Jore Truant Officers
Named by School Board
That 200 pupi:s arp to
school only c£ Lalf time at School
No. 4, was the unplausable condition
revealed by S. E. Shull, superintend
ent. of public schools, in summing up
the general educational status of
Perth Amboy, before the Board of
Education, last night. Buildings arn
rapidly going up in Meade street, and
the need of room for that school will
become more and more pronounced,
declared the superintendent. Besides
in the Epring, usually about sixty new
pupils are enrolled there. Mr. Shull
also pointed out that In the north
western section there were many
children over BChool age who did not
attend school and for whom there is
no room should they apply.
Mr. Shull said that it made him
feel ashamed sometimes, when he
picked up a local paper and saw the
number of truants arraigned before
the recorder. Nearly all the names
of those appearing in the court, he
has noticed, have been those oi
chronic truants. He called attention
to the Inability of one truant officer
to handle the thousands of children
attending the different schools.
Mr. Shull was given two more tru
ant officers to look after the youth
ful miscreants. Michael J. Deegan, of
214 Hall avenue, and Michael Bart
kowiak, of 055 Catherine street, were
appointed. The former will also as
sist as janitor at Nos. 2, 4 and 6
schools, and the latter in Nos. 1, 5, 7
and 8 schools. Their duties will be
gin January 6. Thomas Silver, of
175 Rector street, was appointed to
assist the janitor of the grammar
school, his duties to begin when the
addition to that school Is completed.
Each of the three will receive a sal
ary of $05 per month.
J. K. Jensen, architect for the
manual training school building,
grammar school addition, and central
heating plant building, submitted a
report that showed progress. The
| report showed that certificates for
$19,592 had been issued on the gen
eral contract; $3,713.00 on the heat
ing contract; $3,340 on the boiler
house, and $7,896 on the manual
training school. The heating system
will probably be ready to be tested
within two weeks.
It was decided to have the books
of the schools repaired In smaller
lots so that more use can be got
from them.
Miss Annie Gates' resignation from
the faculty of No. 7 school was ac
cepted. Two applications for posi
tions in the schools were received.
Medical Inspector M. S. Meinzer,
reported the following: Number of
visits to schools, 8; contagious cases
found, 11; excluded from school, 11;
number of pupils examined, 500;
general healthfulness of pupils, aver
age; sanitary condition of buildings,
good; number fumigated, one.
Truant Officer Meshrow reported
that he had been sent for 247 pupils,
had returned 59, found 81 sick, and
52 were truants. Seven summons
were Issued.
Superintendent S. E. Shull report
(Continued on page 12.)
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Fort Leavenworth, Kan., Jan. 3.—
The special train bearing the thirty
three labor leaders sentenced to
terms from one year and one day to
seven years for their connection
with the great dynamite conspiracy
arrived here safely. The convicted
prisoners are now in the federal
prison while their lawyers are busy
trying to secure a new trial. Prom
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the time the train left Indianapolis
after the men had been sentenced
by Federal Judge Albert B. Ander
son until it reached this place nit
greatest precaution wag taken to pre
vent. any attempt at communication
with the prisoners and to guard
against accident. The doors of the
cars were locked and the sliadetj
drawn, and armed deputies stood 011
each platform whenever the. trail
stopped. Deputy United States ma|
shals were on duty at the static
here. The road lied had been carl
tully i'lsperN d to prevent auy al
tempt to ditch the train. The prisr»<|
erer, were wj
here, just .
they wi«re tsken from the noui
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Special by United Preaa Wire.
Paterson, Jun. 3.—Seeking protec
tion from her husband's alleged cru
elty, Margaret Travallo appeared be
fore Justice of the Peace Samuel
Percey today and related a story that
roused the horror of the court. The
woman said her husband had tied her
to the bed in the form of a cross and
poured a quart of gasoline over her,
commanding her to beg for her life,
lighted a match and held it ready to
set her in flames. While she plead
ed the match burned out and then
Travallo lighted a cigarette with an
other. He laughed as the terrified
woman poured out her pleas for
mercy. Finally she fainted and when
she came to her husband had un
bound her and went away. A week
later she said, he made her stand in
the corner of the room, drew his re
volver, told her to say her prayers
and when she had finished fired a
shot into the wall over her head.
Travallo was arrested and placed un
der heavy bail.
SENATOR JEFF
DAVIS IS DEAD
Special by United Pres.* Wire.
Little Rock, Ark., Jan. 3:—United
States Senator Jeff Davis was strick
en with apoplexy at his homo early
today. He died before doctors, who
had been hurriedly summoned, could
do anything to aid him. He was
born in Little Rock County in 18B2
and served as district attorney, at
torney general, governor and was
elected senator in 1907.
Senate Adjourns in Respect.
Special bv United Press Wire.
Washington, Jan. 3:—Early ad
journment of the senate was sched
uled today in respect to the memory
of the late Senator Jeff Davis. He
was known among his colleagues as
a man with a big heart as well as
with a big intellect. His hobbles
were the South, the negro question,
the trusts and the criminally rich.
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REID'S BODY ARRIVES
Special by United Press Wirt.
New York, Jan. 3:—A driving rainstorm and a heavy fog marked tf
I homecoming of the body of Wbitelaw Reid, late ambassador to the Con
I of St. James, today. The big armored cruiser Natal, pride of the Briti,
' cruiser division, led the procession down the coast to the naval anchora;
I in the North river below Grant's tomb. Flying at half mast was the re
; barred union jack of England, and at her main truck was a large Americ;
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: flag. Astern in tentagonal formatiou came the battleships Florida, Nort
| Dakota and four destroyers.
This afternoon the party was taken ashore while an ambassador^
salute of nineteen guns from the Natal and the Florida broke out alterna. JJ
| ly. The body was taken to the Cathedral of St. John the Divine with!
j marines from the North Dakota as the guard of honor and eight petty1
officers from that warship as pallbearers.
A special guard was retained for duty in the cathedral until the
funeral tomorrow. President Taft, Secretary Knox, and other cabinet
officials, Ambassador James Bryce and members of the diplomatic corps at
Washington will attend the funeral.
The services will be in charge of Bishop Greer, aided by the rector of
the cathedral.
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London, Jan. 3:—The Turkish-Balkan peace negotiations will probably'
be broken off this afternoon and the Balkan alliance will renew the wan
immediately If Turkey does not consent to give Adrianople, the Turkish hojl
city, at today's session. This was the decision of the allies' delegates at ani
informal meeting held today before the convening of the peace conference
scheduled to begin at 4 o'clock.
From a semi-official source it was learned that the allies' delegat
this morning voted to give Turkey twenty-four hours in which to agree
cede Adrianople. At the expiration of that time they agreed to walk o
of the peace conference and advise their government to renew hostiliti
against the Turks.
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