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Pftfore Liquor Is Seized In Raids In Middlesex County
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■■ ■ VOL. XLV. No. 57. PERTH AMBOY, N. J., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1924. THREE CEN'TS “'fiff*" JLrfJU* JL JL
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No Increase Allowed In North Jersey Telephone Rates
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Also Make Some Seizures in
Men Get Active
I* Raids Have Stopped Here, but
th$ State Is Likely to
Step In
Prohibition agents attached to the
office of Director Adrian Chamber
lin at Newark continued their work
in Middlesex county yesterday, mak
ing liquor seizures in Milltown, South
1 Biver and Sayreville. The previous
day twenty-seven places in New
Brunswick were entered by the New
^ trk prohibition men and in addition
A to the Middlesex raids yesterday,
'isits were made in Passaic and New
■ irk.
Chief George Zipf directed the
raids in .this county yesterday, a
;Jj'*hata.l cf twenty-nine, having Agents
■jjjBqlighman. ]jey, Swackhamer, Gaddis,
Virag, Menninger, Stevens, Fisher
| and Huebner with him. Director
l Chamberlin was assisted in the New-,
ark and Passaic raids, one in the
\ former city and six in Passaic, by
i/ Chief Zlpf. and Agents Kroessen and
Gantert. The director was also in
charge of the New Brunswick raids
the previous day.
k Welcomes Merrick Here
When asked about the visit of
Divisional Chief B. Q. Merrick, of
f^Bj/Xew York, here on Monday night.
Director Chamberlin made known
welcomes tile appearance of
,/ange agents in this section. It is
Afe to say that the j-aids of tiie past
tew d^yf in Middlesex, -will end the
nolfday work in this vicinity.
Police Chief Niels J. Tonnesen
gave this <Sity considerable action forj
a time, hut li's raids have been
stopped, and the visit of the New j
York agents on Monday and the,
Newark office raids Monday and !
yesterday have given the saloon
keepers in this city their share of!
heart attacks.
Despite the raid of Monday night.
It Is reported in liquor circles that
there Is plenty of liquor in these
parts to.take care of the local holi
day need. Bottles can be carried on
the hip tonight without fear of mo
lestation and many big parties are
planned for the passing of 1924 and
th" appearance of 1925.
The local police head has issued
no orders for liquor enforcement to
night, but had the saloon raids con
tinued the local force would have a
special prohibition squad tonight to
prevent the carrying of bottles on
the hip.
Liquor leaders are not backward
in admitting that conditions as far
as the enforcement of the prohlbi
, tions law is concerned, are getting
worse instead of better. Speakeasies
will soon be a thing of the past, in
R.the opinion of many, and restaur
ants, shoemaker shops, candy stores,
• ‘ ?tc.. where liquor is now dispensed.
W fill take on the appearance of the
old time saloon. In this city alone
the number of saloons since the In
troduction of prohibition, has in
creased many times the original
Cooperation by federal. state,
county and local authorities is need
ed to direct a winning fight for the
enforcement of the prohibition law.
Chief Merrick believes in cutting off
the source of supply and the other
law enforcers could look to the ap
prehension of the retail offnders.
Exlde Service Station, darretson Co.,
215 Market Street, Phone 1000.
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WASHIXGTON, Dec. 31.—Further
investigation of the prohibition unit
by private investigators was deter
mined upon today by the special sen
ate committee headed by Senator
Couzens, Republican, Michigan.
Before the committee assembled
today Chairman Couzens conferred
with President Coolidge but declined
to say what had been discussed.
At the outset of the hearing Earl
J. Davis, counsel for the committee,
explained generally for the informa
tion of members the scope of the
survey which special investigators
have made in the prohibition unit.
Officials in charge of prohibition en
forcement, including Commissioner
Haynes and Internal Revenue Com.
missioner Blair, then were heard.
Ambassador Herrick Gets a
Copy of France’s Finance
—Debts Will Be Paid
PARIS, Dec. 31 (By The Asso
ciated Press)—Finance Minister
Jlementel called on Myron T. Her
•ick. the American ambassador, this
noon and presented him with a copy
if the minister’s Inventory of
France's finances, calling particu
lar attention to the seven paragraphs
n which he stated France had no
:hought of repudiating her war debts
iought to justify her claims for
eniency of treatment, and asked the
application of the principle of the
L)awcs pb.ns to the settlement.
It is understood that as to the first
paragraph M. Clementel laid stress
upon the fact he had stated that
i'Vance at prosent could oniy ■ lt(di
:-ate in a general waythe princloil
“lements of the inter-allied debt
problem, in order to reserve for
them in the nation’s general inven
tory. the place and real importance
lhat should be assigned them.
The second paragraph brought to
\mbassador Herrlqk's attention sqiid
:hat France might hope that her
ong list of dead and the fact of tne
ievastation wrought in her territory
would give her the right “to legiti
mate leniencies."
According to spokesmen for the fi
nance ministry. M. Clementel in
dsted particularly upon attention to
:he paragraph stating:
"France does not intend to repu
diate any contracts to which she
aas consented, and her signature will
always be sacred to her, but she is
•onvinced that an appeal to the sen
ilinents of justice which grouped so
many nations about her in the course
of the war will not be in vain: she
is convinced that hor allies and
friends will respond to the hope
she places in their high conscience,
and their sentiments of justice and
The fourth paragraph to which
:he minister called the ambassador's
attention declares that France will
Joncentrate her "patient and cour
igeous effort to the extinction of
lebts, settled in equity,” thus justi
fying “the confidence which all the
lenders of the world put in the word
of the people." i
Report to Washington
WASHINGTON. Dec. 31.—Ambas
sador Herrick’s report of his con
versation with Premier Herriot on
the question of Franco-Amerlcan
debts reached the state department
early tcday and Is understood to
contain llrst official assurance to be
received here sinde the question en
tered its present phase that France
does not Intend to repudiate her
obligations to this country.
Pending a careful scrutiny of the
report by Secretary Hughes, depart
ment officials declined all comment
but It was obvious that they wel
comed the communication because
of its official and timely nature.
It had been hoped since M. Clem
entel, the French finance minister,
published his celebrated balance
sheet and gave rise to a whirl of
discussion, that some representative
of the Paris government, either In
the foreign office there or the em
bassy here, might see fit to explain
the facts to officials here.
Nutley Chief Dead
Police Chief Niels J. Tonnesen
will attend the funeral of Chief
Wright Sutcliffe, of Nutley. to be
held at 2 o’clock this afternoon. The
Nutley chief died Sunday night and
Jacob R. Half, of Maplewood, re
cording secretary of the State Chiefs
Association sent out notices of the
funeral this morning. The funeral
Is to be held from 126 St Mary’s
place. Nutley.
Rockless Driving Charge
Henry Wexler was given a sum
mons for reckless driving by Patrol
man Marlnus Ludwigson last night
following a collision between his au
tomobile and the car of Walter J.
Rielley at the corner of State and
Fayette streets. Wexler was travel
ing south on State and Rielly west
on Fayette.
An automobile bearing a foreign
license backed Into the police booth
at the corner of New Brunswick ave
nue and Fayette street last night,
and moved it several inches.
Start the New year right; order that
ford today and It. Dorsey Motors,
Inc., open evenlnr*.
A '
But Plea of N. Y. Telephone|
Company Serving North
Jersey Is Denied
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By Utility Board on Value and
Earnings of Company \
Before Decision
TRENTON, Dec. 31—Increased
rates averaging sixteen net- cent,
were granted to the Delaware and
Atlantic Telegraph and Telephone
Company, which serves Trenton and i
South Jersey, by the Board of Pub-j
lie Utility Commissioners today. The;
new rates are effective tomorrow. |
An advance schedule of charges i
asked by the New York Telephone!
Company, which serves North Jersey,;
was denied. 1
The rate decisions are the result;
of an exhaustive study of the values j
and earnings of the two companies, ;
undertaken by the board following i
the filing of'the increased rate sehed-j
ule last March. In order that the j
proposed increase ‘might be fully in
vestigated operation of the proposed
new schedule was suspended.
In a case of this kind the law
places upon the company the burden i
of proof showing the suggested in- ]
creases are just and reasonable. In I
an effort to prove the reasonableness;
of the increase voluminous expert
testmiony was produced at numerous
James G. Wray, a consulting engi
neer and a recognized authority on
telephone utilities, was retained by
the board as an expert to assist in
the investigation. As a result of this
probe the New York Telephone Com
pany admitted that Its proposed val
uation should be reduced approxi
mately $*.000,000. • This resulted in
a reduction of about $500,000 in the
amount the company claimed should
be allowed as a yearly reutrn.
An Important disclosure in con
nection with the investigation was
the fact that the New York Tele
phone Company has accumulated
under the existing rates a reserve of
approximately $4,800,000 in excess
of that needed for the purpose.
In considering increases In rates
proposed by the Delaware and At
lantic Companies, the board found
that conditions were not the same.
It did not appear that the Delaware
and Atlantic companies had accum
ulated an excessive reserve for de
preciation as in the case of the New j
York company. Consideration also j
was given to the fact that the Dels- i
ware and Atlantic company operates I
in a territory which does not pre- j
sent ast profitable flield for telephone j
operation and development as the '
northern part of the state. It was
found that the return of the Dela
ware and Atlantic company is ana
has been much less than that of tlu
New York company.
As with the New York company
an exhaustive analysis was made and
the testimony relating to the value
of the property of the Delaware and
Atlantic company. A value claim
appropriating $24,000,000 was re
duced by the company to $21,400,000
following criticism by the board's
One of the problems which the
Board had to meet was the payment;
made to the American Telephone
and Telegraph Company, the parent
organization of the New York Tele
phone Company and the Delaware
and Atlantic Company under what is
known as the “license contract.”
In the course of the hearing it
appeared that this contract required
the payment annually of four and
one half per cent, of the gross in
come of the two companies. For
the year 1923 the New York Tele
phone Company paid to the Amer
ican Company $850,000. It was I
staterf by the company that the pay- \
ments for 1924 would, be $965,000. i
This Item was found to be one of the ;
largest operating expenses of thei
New York Company. It covers tele-1
phone instruments, use' of patents;
and other services rendered by the l
parent organization.
It was the opinion of the Board
that while these services were valu
able the evidence adduced failed to
establish that the payment of four
and one half per cent, of the com
pany's gross receipts was reasonable
and proper. The Board held that
the company failed to prove that in
creased rates involving continued
payment were just.
The Board's disapproval of the
increases proposed did not rest en
tirely, however, on the failure of the
company to prove tjie reasonable
ness of the four an^ one half per
cent, charge. The testimony as to
the value of company's property is
discussed at length in the decision
and is the subject of a thorough
NEWARK. Dec. 31—Three armed
bandits today held up L. Gertwasen
an officer of the Waverly Buildln*
and I.oan Association, and escaped
with $3,000 In cash. The holdup oc
curred as Gertwasen left the com
pany’s offices on his way to a bank
with the money.
Fir# Wood: #»wed blocks. I baaa $100
or by mart. UunuS 111 Sh*rMan 8ire#t
i T#l. «U9 «t*l—U-SI-tf*
Tottenville Bridge
Hearing Next Tuesday
CAPE MAY, Dec. 31.—Voters
of C'«|>e May yesterday decided,
585 to 485, to adopt tlie city
manager plan of municipal gov
ernment. Tlie present city com
mission of three members will
go out of office on March 25.
Another election will be held in
four weeks to choose six council
men who will choose tlie city
Legislation Discussed—More
Rigid Supervision of Build- ■
ing Loans Is Likely

TRENTON', Dec. 31.—More strin- j
gent supervision of building and loan
associations, to safe-guard the hun
dreds ot millions of invested capital,
will he discussed by the Republican
Joint Conference Committee at a ses
sion at the State House Frday of
this week. Senator Larson of Mid
dlesex. Republican leader, said the
majority party legislators were
awaiting tho outcome of the investi
gation into the affairs of the Hack
ensack Industrial Building and Loan
Association before disposing of the
question of a legislative inquiry. The
1290.000 shortage in the Hackensack
company has focused the attention
of the legislators on the advisability
of studying tbd building and loan
situation from the angle 6t greater
protection for the investing public.
Republican state senators and the
Republican House Conference Com
mittee met at the state house yester
day afternoon. Senator Larson, as
spokesman, said the absence of Sen
ators Mackay of Bergen and Case of
Somerset, caused the deferring of
the session of the conference com
mittee until Friday. Informally the
Republican senators and assembly
men discussed important subjects
which will press for solution at the
corfilng session. Larson announced
that the legislature would stand ada
mant against the propaganda ema
nating from Pennsylvania to free the
Philadelphia-Camden Bridge from
tolls. Layson said the bond issues
for the bridge were approved by the
electorate with the understanding
that tolls would be exacted until the
project was a paying proposition.
The legislators, he added. Intend to
stand by that promise.
Larson indicated that a committee I
will likelv be named to survey pota
ble water supplies. The Republican I
legislators are not committed defi- j
nitelv to any stand on ratification of t
the proposed U. S. child labor,
amendment, tho senate leader ex- j
plained Speaker-elect Poweil of
Burlington favors a referendum vote.
Reorganization of the state police
department was not discussed yes
terday. Larson said.
thur Bucklee, of this place, employ-|
ed by Waterside Salvage Corpora
tion here feel from the company's.
dock yesterday afternoon and broke \
his neck. Bucklee is at the Rah- j
way hospital.
No Garbage Collection
MATA WAN, Dec. 31.—Announce-;
ment was made by the street com - 1
mitteo todaj that no collection of
garbage will be made tomorrow as
it is a holiday. Residents of the
borough are urged not to place -ub-l
bish and garbage on the curb line.
until Friday mrning at which time j
the regular collections will be made, j
It Burned, t IJkely to Die
GOWANDA. N. Y., Dec. 31.—Six j
persons were burned, one probably i
fatally, in an explosion in the home;
of Sherman Gordon in Goundry!
street today. I
Sherman, Gordon was so seriously
injured that his death is expected
within a few hours. His wife,
Louise, and their four children.
Pauline. Vernon, Elizabeth and Fe
lix, the latter three weeks old, were
less seriously injured.
Scout Troop Tor FV»rds
FORDS, Dec. 31.—A new Boy
■Scouts troop, which probably will be
lamed George Washington will be
established at a meeting scheduled
:o be held January 16. The troop
yill meet at the chapel of the Grace
Svangelical Lutheran church in
Perth Amboy. Einar Larsen will be
he troops scoutmaster. Ten new
joys and three transferred scouts
grill comprise the starting group.
Start the New Year right; order that
ford today and get It. Doraey Motora,
[»o.. open evenings.
Wishing all our friends and patrons a
Halppy and Proepsrous New Year.
«l Smith Street
H. Axel, I-roprleloe
Port Authority to Get Evidence
on Location and Con
struction of the Span
Representatives of this city and
Tottenville will attend the hearing
of the Port of New York Authority
to be held at its office at No. 11
Broadway, New York City, at 10:30
o’clock next Tuesday morning, at
which time the authority will re
ceive evidence and argument relating
to the location of the Perth Amboy
Tottenville bridge, its height and
span, Its approaches and all other
matters precedent or Incident to the
location and construction of the
bridge, including its site, size, type
and method of construction.
The authority has been authorized
to construct a bridge across the
Staten Island sound between Perth
Amboy and Tottenville. and although
engineers have been making sound
ings and doing other necessary pre
liminary work, this is the first time
the people of the places affected
have been given an opportun y to
voice their opinions concerning the
location and method of construction.
City officials and some of those in
terested in the matter in Tottenville
have been on survey tours with
members of the Authority, and vari
ous sites have been inspected, but it
is believed that the actual naming
of the location of the bridge will be
made following this hearing.
In the afternoon of the same day
at 2 o’clock the Authority will hold
another hearing, at which time the
location of the Howland Hook,
Staten Island and Elizabeth bridge
will be discussed. The hearing in
the afternoon will be similar to that
of the morning and the same mat
ters in relation to the latter bridge
will be heard.'
Committee to Attend
Leo Uoldbergeiv president Of the
Cftaniber of Coqimerce today an
nounced that he wilt appoint a com
mittee to represent the chamber at
the hearing before the Port of New
Vork Authority in New York next
Tuesday morning.
Another Bridge L'rged
NEW A"OR 1C. Dec. 31—William B.
MacKay. of Hackensack, state sena
tor from Bergen county. New Jer
sey. gave a luncheon here yesterday
to New Jersey newspaper editors to
urge support of a movement to con
struct a bridge across the Hudson
river from Fort Lee. N. J.. to 170th
street, Manhattan.
He said that he will introduce a
bill in the New Jersey legislature,
and understands a similar bill will
be Introduced at Albany, recom
mending appropriation of $150,000
by the two states for a survey and
preliminary soundings.
Senator MacKay said that the pro
posed bridge would be constructed
by the Port Authority of New York,
the expense of about $30,000,000 to
be borne by both states. It would
be a toll bridge, the income to repay
the cost of construction.
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NEWARK, Dec. 31.—Mrs. Albert
Eitner. of Irvington, today was ar
raigned In fourth precinct court on
charges of atrocious assault and
battery 'during an alleged “horse
whipping” of Mrs. Rose Donahue, a
widow, on Monday, and was held
for grand Jury action on dequest of
her counsel Edward R. McQlynn.
McGlynn, In whose custody Mrs.
Eitner was paroled, told Judge
Gritce that Mrs. Eitner had followed
her husband to Mrs. Donahue's
home, armed with a dog leash, be- ,
cause she thought her husband was
being “enticed.” The alleged attack
was 4he outcome of Mrs. Eitner's
Mrs. Donahue asserted that while
Eitner had occasionally taken her
downtown in his car, such attentions
were shown out of friendship.
OCEAN CITY, Dec. 31:—This city!
yesterday voted against the munici-1
pality purchasing the water and j
sewer plants. The vote on the water:
proposition was 832 to 415. The vote
on the sewer referendum was SOS to
429. The voters approved the plan
for the establishment of three free
libraries by the city by a vote of 776
to 200.
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CAMDEN, Dec. 31.—A mother and j
her seventeen-year-old daughter
were killed and two men were in
jured, one perhups fatally, when !
their motor car was struck by a
Reading railroad train at Glouces- 1
ter. Those killed were Mrs. Ida I
Schenza, of Camden and her daugh- I
ter, Ida. The Injured are Joseph
Llpkin and Christian Johnson, also
of Camden. The car was being dem- I
onstrated for Mrs. Schenza. who was |
a prospective purchaser, when the j
accident occurred.
North Knot Speedometer Service. Wur- j
(tier's. 154 New Brunswick Avenue.
11469—11-35-Wed i»* >
Body of Man, Frozen, Found
at Iselin—Killed Self
by Hanging
Other Man Found in Road
Near Metuchen—Might
Have Been Shot
The bodies of two unidentified
men were found in this county, one
near the northern borough limits >A
Metuchen and the other In the rear
of a haystack along the Iselin road.
Woodbridge. yesterday afternoon
and this morning.
Woodbridge Suicide Mystery
WOODBRIDGE. Dec. 31—J. Sed
lock. proprietor of a farm situated
along the Iselin road between Wood
bridge and Iselin stumbled over the
body of a man totally frozen as he
passed the haystack on his farm
grounds yesterday afternoon. Cor
oner J. S. Hay and Chief of Police
Patrick Murphy were called and
found that the man died committed
suicide by strangulation, a piece of
rope having been found around his
neck. Searching for identification
the authorities found a total of
$66.68 in his pockets, the money tied
in small sums in pieces of rags. In
each of the suicide's pockets the
police found a strip of rag folding
some currency. *
Coroner Hay gave permission to
remove the body to R. A. Hlrner’s
establishment, where ft is now held
pending identification. In the opin
ion of the e«r«w*#r. Ihe-man -haa been
dead for three or four weeks. The
face was- disfigured. Mr. Hirner
gives the following description of
the man: Five feet six inches tall,
age about forty-five to fifty, weight
150 pounds, brown hair, reddish grey
mustache white heavy underwear,
white shirt, heavy red sweater, tan
shoes laced with rope, black leather
belt, white sox. gray suit.
To Perform Autopsy
METUCHEN. Dec. 31.—County
Physician Dr. John L>. Suydam will
perform today an autopsy on the
body of a twenty-eignt year old man.
who was found on the roadside near
the northern limits ,«t the borough
on the Lincoln Highway by Con
stable Rudolph Peins at 7 o'clock
this morning. The body was In a
pool of blood. Marks on the right
side of the man's head gives the
authorities a theorj to believe that
he' was shot. 1
The man is described as being a
Greek or Italian. He is described
as five feet, eight inches tall, weight
165 pounds. He was dressed in a
light sui.t and light hat, bearing
initials "Z. Z.” on the band and pur
chased from George's, Times Plaza.
Brooklyn. His laundry is marked'
with a figure ''170”. A dry cleaner's
mark on the man’s vest bears the
mark 270-428. He wore a pair of
Hannover tan oxfords. In his poc
kets the police found thirty-five
cents in currency, a knife and a 6hoe
The body is now at W. E. Gowen’s
morgue. Chief of Police Hutchinson
Raritan township and county au
thorities are investigating the case.
Chief of County Detectives Ferd
A. David viewed the body and de
clared that the man was undoubt
edly murdered. The man may have
been murdered on the spot where he
was found or may have been thrown
out of a machine after the murder
had been committed some other
The bullet was fired Into the left
temple. Blood was freely flowing
from under the right eye and the
right ear.
Photographs and finger prints are
being taken In an effort to establish
the man’s identity.
RAHWAY, Dec. 81.—This City will
change from commission form of
government to councilmanlc at 12
o'clock noon tomorrow in accordance
with the results of a special election
held on March 25 last at which the
latter form of government was pre
ferred by a three to one vote.
Thomas A. Fyffe, Democrat, elec
ted in November, will become Mayor
and the new council has an align
ment of six Republican and five
Democrats. Eight of them, however,
were elected on a non-partisan plat
form with the endorsement of the
loyal citizens' league which led the
agitation for the March 25 election
and which later circulated petitions
for the recall of Mayor James B.
Furber. who subsequently resigned.
New Year’s Night
January 1st, 1925
Given By Original Hebrew
Ladies’ Benevolent Society
At Masonic Temple on State St.
4 Prizes In Gold
Children Not Admitted
PORT READING, Dec. 31:—As a
result of a stabbing match staged
here at 5 o'clock last night Anion
Solito, forty-four years old, of this
place, is In the Perth Amboy City
Hospital with a severe wound and a
possible fracture of his left arm.
while his alleged assailant, Dominick
Russo, also of this place, is held In
31,000 bail pending the outcome of
the Injuries. A hearing in the case
will be held by Recorder Martin G.
Ashley on Thursday, January g.
The cause ofi the tight is not re
Dr. J. Wantoch, physician, of Car
teret, gave Solito medical attention.
It appears that in the scuffle Solito
sustained a broken arm, followed by
a knife cut near the fracture.
Assistant U. S. District At
torney Refuses to Resign
Despite Stone’s Order
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NEWARK. Dec. 31-—Assistant
United States District Attorney Wal
ter D. Van Riper, who under in
structions from Mrs. Mabel Walker
Willebrandt. assistant attorney gen
eral in charge of prohibition enforce
ment. has been forbidden to handle
liquor cases, today announced that
he had refused to accede to Attorney
| General Stone's request that he re
' sign on January 15. 1925.
Van Riper said that the request
for his resignation to take effect
January 15 was received today from
, the attorney general. The reply was
I contained in a ten-page letter ..
Van Riper refused to discuss or re
lease for publication the letter which
j he had received from the attorney
i general in which he said his resig
| nation had been requested.
In his letter to the attorney gen
; eral. Van Riper reviewed the two
i conferences which were held at
I Washington with the attorney gen
eral and United States District At
| tomey Winne and Van Riper, after
! Mrs. Willebrandt had barred Van
i Riper from conduoting liquor prose
i cutions.
I- He reduced the complaint against
! him from that first preferred of
i “lack of public confidence” to tech
I nical administration errors which he
I laid to lack of facilities in the New
i ark office.
i "There will always stand out in;
I this case.” declared the letter, "the
j undeniable fact that a proud woman,
i angered by newspaper publicity com
1 mending the district attorney for his
| work in the Weeliawken case, and
! inspired and spurred on by the loose
I talk of those who had political axes
jto“ grind; lost her bead, and publish
ed a malicious telegram, which she
i could not substantiate, which she
j dared not attempt to substantiate'
■ and which she lacked the courage to
| repudiate."
The letter asserted that the attor
ney general had "freely admitted
I that there 1ms been no question
• which reflected upon the honor or
l integrity" of Mr. Van Riper.
“For my official conduct in office I
j have no apologies to make. * • • •
| In view of the fact that during the
• past two years I have handled prac
j Ucaily 1,300 liquor cases and that
I out of that vast number my conduct
I was criticized by your office in juat
I one. and that a case where my ac
j tion has recently been approved by
j th Circuit Court of Appeals in a de
cision, is a matter of great satisfac
tion to me," continued the letter.
Declaring that “no justification yet
shows itself" for the "sending of this
I oftmentioned telegram" and "with
| the full knowledge that although I
have made mistakes, I have done my
| duty honestly and fearlessly and that
I have been faithful to my trust,”
| the writer declared. “I cannot in
j respect to myself do other than de
I cline to resign, realizing that this
I leaves to you no other alternative
than to summarily remove me from
the service."
! NEW YORK. Dec. 31—The New
I York World announced today that
[effective Monday. January 5. its
price would be three cents The
i newspaper has sold at two cents
since the metropolitan dailies sev
eral years ago abandoned the long
prevalent one cent rate.
Girl or woman for housework: no wash- .
ing; references required. Perth Amboy |
Pity Market 1S1 Smith Street.
12772—12-31-11* I
The entire organisation of
wishes their patrons and friends a Very
$65,000 Anticipated Revenue
from Water Board Criti
cized by Mr. Wilson
— _______ M
This Probably Means Paid
Organization Is Planned—
No More Police Money
Despite objectiors made both ver.
bally and by letter by Mayor Wilson
the 19 25 city budget was adopted last
nigh t as originally read at lta intro
duction ten days ago. Although the
council chamber was filled to ca
pacity with prominent taxpayer*, In
cluding industrial manager* and su
perintendents and many merchants,
only one or two of these spoke dur
ing the public hearing. As there was
no Indication that a majority of
those in the audience wanted changes
made in the budget figures, the al
dermen made no changes whatso
ever In the figures.
At the opening of the public hear
ing. the proposed budget was read
and Chairman Galvin asked for re
marks from those in the audience
who were opposed to any of the
items. After several miuutes had
passed and no one made any objec
tion. Mayor Wilson came from his
office and addressed the board. He
said he did not favor several of the |
items. "The {65,000 anticipated rev
enue from the water department
should he explained.'' he said, asking
the aldermen upon what grounds
they based, their estimate, -r- "Th* -
water department gave us those fig- -
ues,” Chairman Galvin said, "and
the water department is represented (
hero tonight, ready to answer that
"I know from actual past expert- j
cnees that revenues have been an- 3
ticipated from the water department
hut they have never effectivly ma- |
triallzed." the mayor said.
Superintendent Samuel J. Mason,
of the water department, was asked
to explain th© anticipated revenue
item. "I cannot speak authoritative
ly." he said, "but the water comtnis- J
sicners expect to reduce operating
costs, and carry on extensions which a
wll] bring In greater revenue. 1 pet - ^
sonally think you can justly antici
pate {65.000. This is my personal ,'j
opinion, however, as I am not speak- J
iiiP for the water board." None ot 3
the water commissioners spoke in
behalf of the board although at least -1
one member of the board was pres
Alderman Sofleld. In commenting
upon this item, said: “I do not feel a
that this anticipated amount from •
the water department will be forth
coming to the city. The books show
{53.900 profit during the past year j
but if they have to produce the
money I don’t know where It is com
ing from. I would like to see some
thing official from the water board |
before I vote for this budget Item.”
Speaking along similar lines, Ai- }
derman Clark opposed the watet
board item declaring that "having
{50.000 on the books and havlng-the j
actual money” were two different
things. "This $65,000 item is ail j
camouflage.” the fifth ward alder- j
man declared, "It was never in- 1
tended that the municipal water de. j
partment should be a revenue pro
ducing proposition. If It Is a paying
proposition let the consumers bene
fit by having their rates rad peed in- A
Stead of keeping the rates high and
turning the money over to this body
to squander." , ’ • * -dj
An effort by Aldermen Clark and
pofleld to have this Item struok out
of the budget was unsuccessful later '
in the meeting.
After touching upon th* water
item Mayor Wilson spoke of the
proposed -appropriation of, 2125.0&O 1
for fire which is more than double uj
this year’s amount. "I presume that J
this is made to cover the cost of In- 2
stalling a paid fire department,” he
said. “The sum designated by yo« «
cannot do it effectively, The fire |
houses must be cha. ged to accom- >1
modate the men and a good sized 1
department is essential to cope wtfh . I
large fires."
"Until this 1925 budget was pub
lished in the local paper ten days
ago I knew nothing of It,” the mayor I
continued. "Four of the members
of vour bonrd told me they knew
nothing of the budget until It was
placed before them In practically fta 'Q
(Continued on page 4)
Soon here—tbs new Chevrolet. Jef- j
ferson Motors. Inc. Tel. li.
127{ 4—I 2-31-tf*

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