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thunder storms
this Afternoon or
tonight: some
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VOL. XLIi. No. 214.
THREE ΠΕΝΤ8 E1«h'"n cent· * we»k
IIIIVIIiCj WrtlO Delivered By C»rrler
(* *4 '
Another long argument on the subject of municipal garbage
collection took place in the council chamber last night between
members of the aidermen, the outstanding features of which were :
The introduction and passage of a resolution authorizing the
advertising for bids to be received on August 7 for six teams of
horses and six five-yard wagons suitable for garbage collection.
Receipt of a letter from the mayor in which he explains his,
failure to approve of the resolution authorizing the street com·
iiuttee to go ahead with municipal garbage collection. .
Receipt of an opinion from City
Attorney Leo Goldberger advising
the board that it cannot legally hire
teams or men from Graham & Mc
Keon to carry on the garbage col
Defeat of a resolution by Alder
man John J. Clark authorizing the
advertisement for bids on the gar
bage contract in order that the work
might be awarded to a contractor.
A report of expenditures for the
first two weeks of the municipal gar
bage collection trial showed the bills
to total $1,710 which is a saving of
140 under the price which the alder
men have been paying on an average
to contractors.
A statement by Alderman Thomas
Tatten, chairman of the street com
mittee, that municipal garbage col
lection will save the city as much
as $700 a month if given a fair
chance and time to secure the nec
essary equipment.
The garbage situation continues to
present a serious problem to the al
dermen, despite the fact that the
city now lias been doing It* own col
lecting sin^-e the first of July. Owing
to the fact that the city was not
equipped to go into ga.-bage collec
tion at once Alderman Patten as
chairman ol yie street committee,
found it necessaary to hire teams by
tl'fc day from Graham Ac McKeon,
the contractors who formerly did
the garbage collecting. Additional
men also were hired to do this work.
L?st night the bills for these ad
dilionil intn and the teams were
before the εIdermen for action. Gra
ham & McKeon had two bills for
s-180 for tiam hire, making a total
of $960. which Aldermen John J.
Clark, John E. Sotteld and Benja
nln Riedy refused to vote for.
'llie other bills were ordered paid,
but these three aldermen maintained
that the city attorney in an opinion
before the board, said the action of
the council was illegal in hiring
teams for this work and they would
be guided ny uie -v.
opinion. Alderman Clark eaid the
original bill of $950 had been split
into two bills in order that each
might be under $500, and thus come
■within the law which makes it nec
essary to get bids on work costing
nure than $500.
Alderman Clark said that al
though he was a member oi the
sireet committee he had never been
asked to meet with the other mem
bers of the committee to act on this
jnattjr. Instead, he said, "the
r.iembers held a meeting in Pete
McKeon's yard on Sunday morning,
July 2 and decided what to do."
He also said he wanted to know how
the bills before the board called
for services from July 1 when 'he
tho board had not authorized ihe
street committee to go ahead with
the g-arbage collection until the
nicht of July 3.
The resolution could not be re
troactive, Mr. Clark said, and added
that It was not a resolution until
the mayor had acted upon it. either
approving it or vetoing It. The
mayor, incidentally, returned the
resolution unapproved last night
and no effort was made by the board
ta pass it over his veto, the major
ity realizing that sufficient votes,
five in number, could not be mus
tered to pass it over his veto. As
a result the returned resolution was
leceived and no action taken on it.
If an attempt had been made to
h pass the resolution over the mayor's
f veto it would have lost out as
Aldermen Softeld, Clark and Kiedy
v/ould have opposed it.
(Continuée on page 2)
Koa-boy Boy Hurt.
Charles Wagenhoffer, fourteen
years old. working in his father's
butcher shop at Keasbev about 9:3ft
o'clock this morning, almost severed
the first finger of his left hand when
he attempted to h» a soup bone
for a customer. The hoy was at
tended by Dr. George ΛΥ. Tyrell and
remained at his home.
Regular Meeting "Will be
at 8 P. M.
State Force Sent to Hills Near
Mine But Return Empty
WELLSBURG, W. Va., July 18
(By The Associated Press)—A mine
guard stationed on the hills above
the Christian non-union mine where
yesterday KlierifE H. H. Duvall and
three other men were killed, when
the property was attacked by a large
number of marchers from over the
Pennsylvania line dashed into Clif
tonville ear«y today with reports that
men were preparing for another at
! tack.
fi» η ta in VVhitP rninmnnrlinp tho
state constabulary, sent a force into
the hills, tut they returned empty
handed. Λ terrific rain storm broke
immediately after the alarm wa^
given and Captain White expressed
j belief that it scattered the crowd.
Acting on orders from Sheriff
j Tom Duvall. who is filling his fath
j er's place, the tent colonv of strik
I ins miners and their families near
the mines, was abandoned early to
WELLSBURG, W. Va.. July 18—,
Acting on orders of Sheriff Thomas
Duval, of Brooke county, whose
father, H. H. Duval, was killed with
three other men in a battle at the
Clifton mine of the Richland Coal,
Company, Monday, Deputy Sheriff
George P. L. Card well late last
night broke up and dispersed the
tent colony of striking miners near
the scene of the fight. Forty-five
men arrested by deputies and state
police were in custody here and in
Wheeling. Three of these were in
Wheeling hospital. One of the last
to be brought in was said to have j
been the one whose bullet killed ,
the elder Duval.
State police of West Virginia and
Pennsylvania patroled their respec- j
tive sides of the border. Feeing
here was at high pitch last night j
and a heavy guard was place j j
about the jail.
Dynamite Explosion
PITTANING. Pa., July 18—A
charcre of dvnamite was exnloded
at the tipple of the Guaranty Coal
Company, seven miles from here
early today. Little damage was
done. The mine has been operating
with a force of non-union miners
striking employes living in tents
near the property.
METUCHEN. July 18:—Λ bi- j
plane was badly damaged when it j
crashed to the ground on the Spear i
property on Woodbridge avenue j
about 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon. I
The plane swocrped into the trees j
on Woodbridge avenue and swerved
to the ground.crumpling one wing.
Neither occupant of the plane was
The occupants of the biplane had
been employed to flood the town
with advertising circulars describ- i
ing a real estate auction to be held
July 19, 20 and 21 on the old Spear
property. P\ B. Ford & Company
of Newark are conducting the auc
tion, at which 500 lots will be dis
posed of. The property is directly
opposite Abel Hanson's residence in :
Woodbridge avenue.
Receiver for Film Corporation
NEWARK. July 18:—On appli-|
cation of the Consolidated Films
Laboratory Company of New York j
Vice Chancellor Backes today
named Joseph L. Smith, a Newark '
lawyer, temporary receiver for the |
Palisades Film Corporation, Con
solidated. of Palisades, with assets!
of $190.000 and liabilities of more
than $200,000.
X. Y. Times Editor Dead
NEW YORK, July 18—Charles R. |
Miller, for forty years editor of the !
New York Times, died here today. >
He was seventy-three years old. J
Health Board Gives Reasons
for Ousting Technician
Employed by Dept.
Board Cannot Indulge in Loose
Incriminations, Statement i
Reads Today
In answer to the statement of
Judge Peter F. Daly, on July 14, in
open court, when he declared in re
lation to the discharging- of the lab
oratory technician by the Perth Arq
boy Board of Health, that the board
for their own protection, if they are
right, should give the proof to the
people, why ho was discharged, Dr.
Charles 1. Silk, president of the
health board, today issues a state
ment declaring the technician and
giving other details in the milk dis
cussion now occupying the minds of
the people of the city.
The statement follows:
"July 17, 1922.
"In view of the several statements
that appeared in the Perth Amboy
Evening News, both in its news col
umns as well as editorially, regard
ing the local milk situation and the
discharging of the laboratory tech
nician by the Hoard of Health, the
members of the said board wish to
make their position clear in this
matte?» by the following statements:
"The services of the technician
were disposed with because of in
competency. After checking him up
by two reputable laboratories, in
Plainiield and Newark respectively,
it was found that there was a wide
discrepancy in these reports as com
pared with those of our technician,
board the unreliability of his re
ports. Considering the technical na
ture of these tests we cannot enter
in the details of it here."
"This board feels that it cannot
afford, nor should it bo expected, to
indulge in loose incriminations that
cannot be backed up by actual
proof. If the court believes that
this health board has information
that may be of value in the clear
ing of the milk situation as revealed
by the bomb incident, we, the board
are more than willing at any time,
to give any and all information in
our possession to the court, or
prosecutor, or anyone else author
ized to receive it.
"Whatever may be said, however,
the public may be assured that their
interest in the matter of safe and
pure milk has at all times been
taken care of and we truly believe
that Perth Amboy receives, not only
as good, but if anything better nnlk
than can be had in most cities.
"President of Perth Amboy
"Board of Health."
NEW YORK, July 18—A series
of explosions caused by a fire wreck
ed a six-story tenement in Green
wich Village, killed the fire ser
geant, wounded a score and drove
hundreds from their home in !
neighboring tenements.
Smoky Joe Martin, acting fire
chief told Mayor Hylan that the
explosions were the worst he hid
ever experienced. The warehouse
where the explosions took place had
great holes torn in its walls and tons
of brick and stones were hurled to
the pavement.
Neighb rs were flung to the street
engine of ono of the fir·* companies* !
front Brooklyn, struck a curb and
hurled two firemen beneath the j
wheels. Fireman James H. Malone
was killed and Fireman James Car
roll seriously injured.
TRENTON. July 18—Two years,
ago Rev. Frederick Koprrran, of
Brooklyn, got his name in all the
papers for his sensational sermons |
on the allegèd revels at the Delà- ;
ware river bungalow colony. From
then until today peace has reigned, |
that is the bungalofers, as he called
them had been attributed, butj
now the Hopewell township com- i
mittee backed by state police have |
relighted the torch of reform.
Placards have been tacked to
trees announcing that bathers must
cover themselves from neck to knes
and bathing suits must te covered
to and from the water.
Fines or jail sentences are to be
penalties for violations of the old
township ordinances now being re
tone Ton Truck. Pane! Body, Veetiblue.
reconditioned. A real bargain. $300.00.
Iret your money down! Doreey Motors.
Ifc. Phone 366 16767—7-lS-lt·
Steps were taken by the aldermen
last night to confer with officials of
the Barber Asphalt company with
reference to the exchange of certain
property along Amboy avenue pre
paratory to going ahead with the
Amboy avenue paving and also to
meet the officials of the Central,
Pennsylvania and Lehigh Valley rail
roads in order that they might go
into details as to the next steps nec
essary in the elimination of grade
crossings here.
City Clerk Arthur E. Graham was
instructed to get in touch with tlie
Barber Asphalt Company and ar
range for a meeting between offi
cials of that concern and the entire
Board of Alderme. city engineer
and city attorney, that date to be at
the convenience of the plant officials.
The city clerk was also authorized to
arrange a conference of the alder
men, city engineer and city attorney
with the railroad officials as soc 11 in
the future as possible.
These two conferences, it is be
lieved by the aldermen, will «o a
great ways towards speeding up the
Amboy avenue paving and the
grade crossing elimination. The
rew Amboy avenue road will leave
the present road about 100 f^et
north of Inslee street and proceed
across the property owned by ihe
Barber Asphalt Company, coming
our on the present road almost at
tin· Woodbridge-Perth Amboy line.
It is to arrange; for the exchange
ot this property and othpr matters
pertinent thereto thai the confer
ence is being arranged.
The principal thought before the
aldtrmeri with reference to gn.de
crossing elimination now is the
t.runk sewer which is to relieve .he
western section of the city. This
bewer will run parallel to and west
erly of the new route of the Penn
sylvania and Centra] railroad tracks.
Another Russian Dispatch;
Says He is Getting Well
LONDON, July 18 (By The Aaso-j
ciated Press)—An exchange tele
graph dispatch from Stockholm to
day quotes the Riga correspondent
of the Svenska Tage'olatt as saying
he had been reliably informed that
Premier Lei.ine of soviet Russia, has
been murdered. The correspondent
says it is believed the soviet pre
mier was pcisoriecî on a train while
journeying to a Caucasian bathing
resort. According to the corre- ι
spondent informant assassination ι
is attributed to representatives of J
radical communists now in power in j
Moscow. The correspondent was in
formed Premier Lenine's body was
thrown from a train while crossing
a bridge over the River Don at Ros
tov on Julv 3.
According to the message one of
Premier Lenine's attendants, a
member of the executive committee ;
of the third international re- j
ported as an accomplice in the as- !
sassinatior?. is now impersonating
the premier at a bathing resort.
IU'iH>rt.s Conflict
MOSCOW, July 18 (By The Asso
ciated Press).—Leo Kameneff, presi-I
dent of the Moscow Soviet, upon re-1
turning today from a visit to Pre-1
mier Lenine told the correspondents!
that the premier was so improved
in health now that it was oniy ai
matter of a few weeks when he will
bo entirely improved.
"You would hardly know he had |
been ill," he said. "There is so little
difference between his appearance
now and before his illness."
"The doctors now permit him to
receive visitors every other day.
News of his recovery has been a
most unpleasant surprise to those
foreign journals which several times
have had him dead."
About the first of August, 300 let
ters will be sent to persons in this
city, who have been chosen out of a
long list of names to contribute to
ward the cleaning the new building
of the New Jersey Children's Home
Society from debt. This system is
being carried out in every city, town
ind county in the state and is expect
ed to supply that $50,000 needed to
dedicate t/ie new building free of
debt. The amount contributed in
this will only be used to pay the
expenses of the new building and wi'l
have nothing whatever to do with
the operating or running expenses
of the home.
In order to obtain the best possi
ble results in the local mail cam
paign to raise a portion of the money
here the following local committee
has been appointed to assist in the
work :
Rev. F. D. Neidermeyer, Rev. \V.
NTorthev Jones, Rev. Wilbert West
?ott, Rev. D. Heyliger, Miss H.
Moon, Mrs. Adrian Lyon, D. P. Olrn
itead. J. Logan Clevenger, I. T. Mad
sen. George W. Sharp, Jr.. Sidney
Riddlestorffer. Arthur Stern. Mrs.
Krank Dorsey. Mrs. A. Clayton Clark
3. E. Shull, Arthur E. Graham and
Mrs. C. C. Baldwin. The treasurer
s P. J. Miller of the City National
Trotters of Administration
Letters of administration have been
issued to Bernard Jost of Perth Am
toy on the estate of Minna Jost. who
died January 2. She is survived by
ι husband, Gustav, and a daughter.
Gretchen, and leaves a personal e&
late valued at flOOO.
Several Resolutions for That
Purpose Authorized by the
Board of Aldermen
Several resolutions, authorizing:
the street commissioner and street
committee to advertise for bids to
be received Monday night, August
7, for certain street pavements and
repairs were adopted by the ulder
nien last night. These measures cov
ered practically the same ground as
resolutions adopted by them at their
last meeting, all of which were re
turned unapproved by the mayor on
the grounds that he had not been
given sufficient time to consider
t hem.
In returning unapproved the
other street improvement resolu
tions last night, the mayor suggest
ed that the aldermen pass resolu
tions authorizing the advertisement
for bids, but specifying no time at
which they would be received. This,
he said, would make it possible for
the street commissioner and street
committee to take into consideration
the cost of other important munic
ipal improvements and then act ac
cordingly in securing bids for the
other work.
This suggestion of the mayor was
not adhered to by the aldermen last
r.ight, although Alderman John J.
Clark told the board he considered
it an excellent idea. He told the
board it was an opportunity to co
operate with the mayor but that
the members did not seem to see the
advantage in working together on
these matters.
Tin, roenltitinriH en νί>ι·#»»1 I he fiti-i
lowing streets: Paving of Gordon
.street, from Hector to Water street;
paving of ftarrison Place, repaving
State street and others; paving Le
high avenue; laying a sewer in Bar
clay street; preparing grade map for
block bounded by Alta Vista I'lace,
Pine street. Jacques street and Mere
dith street; grading Hazel avenue;
paving Fayette street from Maple
street to Central Kailroad; paving
Grant street from Market street to
southerly terminus; paving Woodruff
Three bids were received for paint
ing the exterior of the almshouse;
ihf contract being awarded to Char
les I .arson, the lowest bidder. The
successful bid was $170. Other bids
were L. Perelman, $190 and Jesse J.
Jones, $205
A communication was received
from the Harbor Hoard requesting
information as to what action, if any
the aldermen had taken on their re- |
quest for $Vf»J)00 to repair the build- I
ing on the city do ok property. This 1
was referred to the committee of the ι
The Public Service -Railway Com- !
pa η y had a letter before the board j
Informing the aldermen that instruc- !
lions had been given to have their ■
sprinkler sprinkle the tracks once a '
day "when necessary."
An ordinance authorizing the is
suance of $2,500 library bonds to
cover thp cost of equipment and re
construction of part of the buildiner
was unanimously passed on first
The petition of residents near j
Neville and Cornell street for a fire
alarm box at that corner was de/iied
for the time being upon the advice
'>f the city electrician.
The quarterly report of Chief of ;
Police Niels J. Tonnesen was receiv- ι
ed and referred to the police com
mittee to consider the several sug
gestions made therein.
A supplemental debt statement or i
the citv treasurer showed th* city's
debt at the present to be 6.85 plus
per cent.
An ordinance to vacate a triangu
lar strip of property extending along
rhe *»ast side of Madison avenue from 1
Smith to Market street, was passed
on second and third readings
tContinueo on pag· 2)
Union Heads and Executives
Confer to Prevent Further
Annouces That New Wage
Agreement is Reached
With Its Employes
CHICAGO. July 18 (By The Asso
ciated Press).—Peace negotiations in
the railway strike again were to the
fore today. E. F. Grable, president
of the maintenance of way employes'
union and various railway executives
had conferences with members of
the railroad labor board in an effort
:o avoid further walkouts and for
shaping a basis for the settlement of
Lhe shopmen's strike.
The 25,000 maintenance of way
nen already on strike would not be
outlawed for the moment, Mr. Gr: -
jle said.
Reports of violence still were nu
merous although fewer and none se
Injunctions were granted by fed
eral courts to several railroads to
restrain strikers from interfering
with operation of trains.
Governor Hardwick authorized the
sending of state troops to Waycru^s.
Ga., following disorders there.
In Chicago policemen and rail
road guards had a pistol and rifle
fight with five men In an automobile
who fired on a train transporting
non-union workers.
Federal inquiry was being made
into affairs in Monroe County, la.,
where a C. B. A: Q. train was de
railed and strike sympathizers staged
a demonstration Sunday.
At Fort Worth, four non-union
men employed at the Frisco shops
reported to the police today that
they had nee η seized at a dance
hall by 100 men, taken six miles
into the country and flogged.
Decision Tills Week
NEW YORK, July 18:—The
50.000 maintenance of way men and
others under jurisdiction of William
Parker, chairman of the New York
Central system federation, will de
cide their attitude regarding th·*
wage cut this week according to Mr.
Parker, who persisted that the
strike sentiment would reach boil
ing point.
Mr. Parker has written T'entrai
officials urging them to meet strike
leaders, adding that the only way to
avert a strike is for the manage
ment to grant the old wages.
Pennsylvania railroad officials
said they had no fear of a strike
with their 39,000 waymen as thov
had voluntarily accepted the wage
cut effective July 1. The lines ai"e
also prepared for the rumored
strike of clerks and freight hand
Without officers in a Pullman car
General Manager Kind will keep
close to the situation.
About 200 deputy marshals are
Dn duty at various New Jersey
points guarding the mails and sev
eral hundred more are in readiness.
Two striking car inspectors ar
rested in Hoboken on complaint of
ι non-union employe of the Lack
iwanna will be arranged today.
They are charged with assault.
Two employes of the New Jersey,
railroad yards were beaten by un
identified strikers. Railroad police
rescued several new employee at
the New Durham, N. J., yards vvh >
ivere being attacked by strikers.
A citizen not connected with the
strike was beaten near the New
Durham yards, λ Pennsylvania re
pairman was beaten by six uniden
lified men on his way to work in
Jersey City.
Want County Depnfv Sheriffs
Sheriff Elmer K. Wyekoff has re-l
•eived a telegram from Γ. S Mar
shal Mulheron, of New Jersey, ask
ing for a list of fifty deputy sheriffs
ivailable for strike duty in New Jer
sey in case they are needed. Sheriff
Wyekoff h;«s about 200 sheriffs on
his list, and has said that he has
το doubt but what twenty-five « in
rie supplied on short noti< e. and
probably the fifty men asked by
Marshal Mulheron will he available.!
Pcnns>l%anla I.Herts Agreement
oday that a wage agreement had '
>een negotiated between represen-1
atives of the shopmen still employ- '
>d by the company and représenta · j
ives of thp management, affecting ι
η ore than 4 0,000 men.
Troopers U'avc for Action
Phree companies of the 122nd i
Georgia infantry boarded a special
\. B. & A. railway train hf»re today I
'or Waycross under orders from
Governor Hardwlck and Adjutant!
general Van Holt Nash to take con- :
rol of the strike situation because,1
)f disorders there yesterday.
Parte Department open until 7 P. M
Dor»*y Motor». Inc. Phoa· 3ββ
Almost Snatched From
Prison Gates and Sent to
Workhouse For S Months
NEW KIU'NSWK'K. July 18.—Official cin·les at. the county
seat are completely agog this morning over sensational develop
ments brought to light late yesterday afternoon in connection
with the American Smelting & Refining Company gold theft case
which is rapidly becoming celebrated in Middlesex county court
Harry Kishkoff and Harry Herbert, Perth Λ in boy men who
pleaded guilty to receiving and disposing of raw gold stolen from
the refinery by Julius Ostrosky in May, were almost literally
snatched from the state prison gates at Trenton yesterday after
noon by a telegram from this city ordering Sheriff Elmer Wyckoff
and Deputy William Hanna to return the prisoners to New Bruns
wick immcdiatelj They were to be re-sentenced by Judge Peter
F. Daly, the dispatch said.
2 Bobbed Hanea Gills
Beat and Rob Man
< \\ M DION. July 18.— Pensau
ken police today are on the trial
of two bobbed hair girls who
held up and robbed Leonard Cox
of I'eusauken as he was return
ing to his home last night. Cox
told the police the girls jumped
from behind a tree and he
thought some athletic friends
were playing a prank as he roll
ed in the' dust. As he picked
himself up after the girln flod he
found $12 missing, he said
Will be Given by Municipal
Band Tomorrow Night at
School No. 5
The second band concert being
given in the city during the summer
months, under the auspices of the
Park Commissioners, will take place
tomorrow night at 8 o'clock on the
grounds of School No. 5, corner
Cortlandt and Kaston streets. The
music on this occasion will be fur
nished by the Municipal Band,
Thomas J·'. Burke, director. These
concerts have been made possible
through contributions to the livening
News, band concert fund, by public]
spirited citizens.
Commissioner Lembcke, chairman
of the committer in charge of the
band conserts, has arranged for a
wonderful concer* for tomorrow
night. The band will consist of
twenty-five pieo-a, live more than
furnished the music for the lirst
concert, and the program is along
popular lines, there being more
selections of popular tunes than at
the first concert, which program
consisted ehiellv of classical music.
Tomorrow night for the first time
the V. M II. Λ. platform will be
used for the seating of the baud.
This platform which has been
donated t.» the park commission by
the V. M. II. Λ. for use during the
summer will enable the music to
rise above the heads of the people
and carr\ in the air for several
block», tints overcoming the disad
vantage at which the Perth Λ m boy
«'onei-rt Hand played last Wednes
day night in cit.ν hall park when
the lawn and the crowds gathered
about the band, making it impossi
ble to hear the rnusi· for any great
distance Pity Klectrician .lay
Pranke has al><> arranged in;;
lights about the bandstar 'he
concert tomorrow nigh·
Two additional < ins
have been received tow. ind.
These are from the Am utirig
Compiiny $·'» and JO mil «ck ?"».
The fund stands tod , follows:
Amount previously r< rted, $f>07;
contributions received today. $10;
making a grand total of $(il7 in the
PARIS*. July 18 (By The Asso
ciated Press):—A. meeting of thel
allied premiers to discuss the repar
ation problem is expected to be held !
within the next ten or fifteen days'
probably in some Italian city. This
was indicated today in official cir
cles where the reparation question
is occupying attention to the exclu
sion of all else.
...... , ν ...... me αΐίΐ
through Warden Huff, the county of
ficers brought tlie two prisoners back
to New Brunswick, arriving: at 6.4·"»
o'clock. Notwithstanding the late
ness of the hour the sheriff found
Judge Daly and the two attorneys
in the case waiting In the court room.
Fishkoft' and Herbert were immedi
ately arraigned and re-sen tended to
terms of nine and six months re
spectively, in the county workhoust
instead of state prison, whither the>
had gone to servo terms of fron"
fifteen months to three years ir
Fishkoff's case and one to three
years in Herbert's.
The whole case Is the cause ot
ecnsiderable comment here, .foday.
Unofficial rumor has it that JudT^fP*™·
Daly was in conference with At
torneys Cîeorge J Miller and former
senator Thomas Brown for the en
tire afternoon and the order for the
prisoners' return was the outcome
of the session.
Judge Daly, however, denies
the rumor in a statement this mum·
ing. He said that his eleventh hour
decision to send Fishkoff and Her
bert to the county institution rather I
than to state prison came as the
result of the incessant pleas made by
Fishkoff's wife and eighteen-year
old sun.
At his home, Judge Daly con
tinued, mother and son visited him
•nil made pleas for clemency, point
ing out that a prison sentence for
the bend of the family would mean
the ruination of Fishkoff's jewelry
business and curtailment of the
son's education. The boy is a medi
cal student.
These repeated appeals have
caused him great concern. Judge
Daly went on, ever since the orig
inal sentence was imposed that
gave Piehkoff and Herbert from
two to three years. By resentencing
them to the workhouse, however,
Fishkoff's family will be able to
keep in constant touch with him ori
matters in connection with the busi
ness. The disposition of the Fish
koff case also lightens the Herbert
and Ostrosky sentence» because
J edge Daly would not reduce one
without acting likewise for ail
three, oslrosky's term in the work
bouse was changed from nine
.iiv.jii Γο uin.'û monms.
Judge Daly thinks the workhouse
sentence will punish the offenders
sufficiently t » » satisfy all concerned.
Another point is that all three men
; re naturalized citiiens and will rot
lose their citizenship by going to the
county institution as would be th*
case it they served state prison
t crrns.
In touching upon the allege .
"conference' with Attorneys Miller
and lirown, .1 l«e 1 ·. said the two
lawyers were around the court house
during the afternoon but that they
wore merely awaiting the return of
the men from Trenton. The judge*
also remarked that he had reached
his decision to resentence Fishkoft
and Herbert a few minutes before
the train left bearing the sheriffs
party and that a messenger sent to
ι tie railroad station had arrived just
too late
In th** party was John Kjers
gaard, of 1'erth Amboy, sentenced to
serve a prison tern» for the theft of
automobile accessories valued at less
than $50. Kjersgaard made the
journey handcuffed to Deputy Sh«r
iff Hanna, while Fishkoft and Her
bert were not manacled.
Another difference between ll."2
gold theft case and the usual pro
cedure in criminal * «ses was the
fact that while Fishkoff and Herbrrt
were sentenced for the serend time
last week, the} \Vrre n/jB taken to
Trenton immediate:/. Tms custom
heretofore has been to c "b·1
prisoner away within foHVJfc^cJjt
hours of the time the court r* 4
nounces sentence. 1MB
The sheriff and his party w· .e η.·Τ,1
at the Trenton railroad station by »
telegram ordering the return o?
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