Newspaper Page Text
1 Bridgeton Pioneer.
JIT McCO WTAN, Editor ..I Pub _'Hew to the Hn., let the chips ,a„ where they may,, TERMS SI.OO per year In advance VOL.LXVI _BRIDGETON. N. J.. THORSDAY, MAY Va 1914 WHOLE NO. Store Closed AH Day Memorial Day WALTERS. CUHWMHfiS CD. For Those Glo'ious Out-of-doors Days Cummings Co.'s Is fully equipped to supply you with the needfuls at Prices Lowest-in-the-City : : : : 500 Women’s Outing Skirts for Decoration Day, made of linene, P. K., Momie Linen and fine White Skirting Linen, all new models at $1.00, $1.50, $2.00 and $2.50 The Famous Onyx and Keysar Hosiery for Women for Women and Children in black, white, tan and fancy colors in silk and lisle at 25c, 50c, 75c and $1.00 a pair. _ Sash and Hair Ribbon in wonderful variety, Satin Taffeta, Moire, Taffeta and Warp Prints at 25c yd., 5 in. wide. Pretty Stripe Linens for porch chairs at i2^c and 15c yd. Hemstitched Chiffon Veils for outing in all colors at 98c, $1.25 and $1.50 each. Women’s Dainty Crepe Underwear Pretty and practical undergarments of good quality, lace edged at 50c, 75c and $1.00. Smart New Country Shirt Waists made of Voile, Crepe and Batiste. Elegantly embroidered, new models, at 98c, $1.25 and $1.50 each. Tailored Salts that sold regularly at $20.00 to $27.50, now $12.75. JUDGE HOiGlMO DIED MSI M Judge James R. Hoagland died last night a£his home on Lake street, fol lowing an illness that has kept him •confined to his room for some time. When' death came there ended a ca Teer of a man who had been a patri otic, public spirited, useful citizen, a man beloved by his family, one who held the closest admiration of those who knew him well, and a man who had the highest respect and esteem of the community. James R. Hoagland There survive a widow, a son i Frank E. Hoagland, this ci'y, two' daughters, Mrs. Clinton Clark, Brook- | lyn and Miss Nellie, who is at home. I Judge Hoagland was born at Griggs ton, Somerset County, N. J., March 7,' 1832. Graduating from Rutgers Col-1 lege, he read law with Judge Beasley in Trenton, and came to Bridgeton in 1857. Following the civil war. Judge Hoagland being an earnest soldier and was Captain of Company G, 24th New Jersey Volnteers. In 1865 Judge Hoagland was ap pointed by Governor Parker as prose cutor of the pleas of Cumberland County, and was 24 years in that po sition. In 1899 M!r. Hoagland was made Law Judge, the first one in Cum berland County. He was 10 years on the bench and a great honor to the judiciary. Judge Hoagland in the practice of law was a safe counsellor and had a large practice. A few years ago Judge Hoagland was greatly shocked with the death of his son Romayne Hoagland, which occurred at Atlantia, Ga. The funeral services will occur on Friday and will be private. ilTHIMS Him pirns The authorities are carefully pre serving order in the Court House building during the progress of the murder trials. Every Italian who en ters thfe building is carefully searched; Yesterday morning two Italians came here on the train and inquired 'for the Court House, and went imme diately there. In the corridor they were searched by officers. Each car-! ried open, deadly dirks. One fellow had his in an inside coat pocket. The other one in his trousers leg. They were arrested and locked up,' charged with carrying concealed wea- ! pons. The Italians gave their names aB Sam Frena and Tony Serilla, and said they were from Philadelphia. I soil»THE eotiirr chit Judge LeRoy W. Loder had a small jury case before him yesterday after noon in which John Reick, of Mill ville was plaintiff, and Mrs. Della j Garrison, of Philadelphia, was defend ant. Mrs. Garrison owns the old post of fice property in Millville, and, it ap- j pears, engaged Reick to do Borne ce ment paving, when he had collected his material and worked one daj, fehf discharged him and gave the job tg another man. * wf j Reick sued to recover for his ma terials and work done, claiming about $25. | The Jury gave a verdict in his favor for $25.43. New Modern Dancing The leading Expert and Instructor in New York City, writes: "Dear Sir: —I have used Allen’s Foot-Ease, the antiseptic powder to be shaken into1 the shoes, for the past ten years. It is a blessing to all who are compelled to be on their feet. I dance eight or ten hours daily, and find that Allen’s Foot-Ease keeps my feet cool, takes the friction from the shoe, prevents corns and Sore Aching feet. I recom mend It to all my pupils.” (Signed) E. FLETCHER HALLAMORE. Sample FREE. Address, Allen S. Olm sted, LeRoy, N. Y. 5-7 4w B. A. A. MEET MEMORIAL DAY Athletic Meet Will Begin Prompt ly at a o'clock and There Will Be Some Great Sport. | The Memorial Day meet of the | Bridgeton Athletic Association to be held Saturday afternoon at the Park, will be one of the biggest sporting events in South Jersey for a good many years. | It is quite possible that there will be at least one hundred and fifty en tries for the various events. Millville. I Vineland, Salem, Port Norris, Haley ville and Bridgeton providing the prin cipal number. There will be large delegations from the B. A. A. and the Woodside A. A. The many trophies, prizes and med als have been well displayed in Mill ville, Vineland and Port Norris, and are now upon exhibition here. The meet Saturday afternoon will be started promptly at 2 o’clock, and for 3 hours there will be great field sports. Competent and efficient judges and field officials will be provided and all of the events will be moved prompt ly. Athletic events and field sports are growing in popularity and following the Memorial Day meet there will be big events in Millville and Vineland, and there will later be a big meef Iq Ocean City. The B. A. A. contemplate at least one more meet here this sum mer, and possibly two. It is almost determined that there will be a dual meet with B. A. A. and Woodside A. A. In the meantime the preparations are on at the Park for the day. The traok is being gone- over and vastly improved, and arrangements are being made for the various jumping and vaulting contests. A big gang of men are engaged in J putting up the fences, and on the day of the meet there will be tents provid ed for the contestants. The B. A A. officials are putting forth every effort to make this meet ing a great success, and Miat It will be an annual event is now assured. Children Cry FOR FLETCHER'S G AS.TOLR | A TELLING THE STOUT OfOBEEH’S KILLING The State Presents Strong Story. THE MOflVEFORMBRDER Many Witnesses Show that the Three Defendants Had Threat ened Green’s Life. All yesterday the trial of Frank Pa tella wa3 on at the Cumberland Coun ty Court House with Justice Samuel Kalisch presiding. The State’s case was presented by former Prosecutor J. Hampton Fithian and he showed that he was absolutely master of every detail of the crime. The jury to try Frank Patella and Joseph Veni for the murder of Tom Green, was secured at 12.30 yesterday when court adjourned for dinner. Samuel Hartley and David English were the two first drawn, after that there were many challenges until Frank Davenport was called as the third juror and James Doughty as the fourth juror, and Geo. H. Clark as the 5th juror. The defence was allowed 20 chal lenges for each defendant and they used it until the panel was exhausted. A special venire was ordered and the 12the juror was drawn from the audi ence. He was Elmer Foster, and he was challenged by the prisoners them selves. He was the only one chal lenged by them. At this juncture Attorney Ward stated that they were In a position to accept Chester D. Sheppard, whom they had previously challenged, and he was accepted as the 12th man. The jury in full is as follows: Samuel Hartley David Ehglish * “ Frank Davenport James Doughty George W. Clark Geo. Smalley Ferdinand Fix Harvey DeHart Lewis M. Ferguson Clifford E. Simpkins William Adams Chester D. Sheppard Judge Kallsch appointed Constables Robert Y. Bath and Joshua Clark to take charge of the jurors. Wm. S. Bacon, the surveyor, was the first witness called, to testify before the jury, identifying the map he had made of the localities, streets and rail road route, etc., involved in the trag edy. After the examination of Mr. Bacon, former Prosecutor Pithian, opened the case before the jury who explained the crime and the facts which he proposed to present evidence to prove. He stated that in this vicinity and Salem there were a number of Ital ians, Sicilians, mostly residing, and in various employments; among them was an organization of some sort, whether Black Hand or not, the State would not show. He said for some reason, Tom Green, the murdered man, had engendered the enmity of members of this organization and that his death had been determined upon. He then detailed the circumstances which occurred on the night of Octob er 18th last, and Tom Green was killed. George Denges was the first witness to tell about the crime. Said on Sun day morning, October 19th, took a walk out in the country and bushes; came upon the body of a dead man. Gave out the information, reported it to Geo. Hamlyn, an officer. Described how the body was lying when he found it, was there when Dr. Charlesworth and Mr. Ward, the pho tographet arrived. There had been no change in the position of the body. Mr. Denges was cross-examined by Mr. Tomlinson. Daniel C. Ward, the photographer, testified to taking the photographs of the bod/ of Green lying in the woods near Manheim Avenue, on Sunday morning, October 19th last. The photographs were taken between 12 and 1 o’clock that day. Identified other photographs, taken on the 20th of the same month. Dr. Charlesworth, the county phy sician, testified to going out to the place where the body of Tom Green was lying. Described the manner in ^ which the body was lying, an iron bar and cap was iying near; took posses- ! sion of them. The bar was produced 1 in evidence; the cap was also produced | and offered in evidence. There was 1 blood on the handle and on the bottom I of the bar; the cap had a cut through 1 it. Photographs of the injuries and i wounds on Green’s head were offered for evidence; they were refused by1 the court; they might be used to re- | fresh the witness’ memory said Judge Kalisch. w Dr. Charlesworth testified to the wounds on the head, three of which had crushed the skull so that the brain matter oozed out. He also de tailed the severance of the ear;.staled that the ear could not have been re moved by the heavy bar, but was cut off by a sharp instrument as a knife or razor.' Search was made for the ear hut it could not be found. A coat was produced in evidence up on which Dr. Charlesworth said he had discovered five blood stains on the coat. Frank J. Lore, sworn; lives in Bridgeton; was employed morning of October 19th by Prosecutor Fithian on the death of Green. Made a search for the severed ear of Green; did not find it; remembered about the arrest of Joseph Veni; could not recall the date, but could tell if he had the or iginal paper (paper produced); had been given Joseph Veni’s address in New York; got Veni’s suit case; found in it a coat which Dr. Charlesworth had found the blood stains on. The (oat was offered in evidence, but Mr. Ward objected to its being of fered in evidence unless it was proven to be Veni's coat. Detective Lore said that Veni had told him where the coat was in New York, where it was later found by New York detectives . He said he telegraphed to the chief of police in New York, who secured the suit case; found letters in the suit case. Veni was present when the suit case was opened. Prosecutor Fithian was also present. In the coat was found a letter which Veni said was his, sent him by an Italian. Lore said he went to Cumberland, Md., and arrested the two Italians, and that the Sheriff had a revolver which he gave to him. Joe Venuti said Frank Patella gave $5 for it. Patella was present. ‘‘May It please your honor” said former Prosecutor Fithian, “I propose to show that this revolver was taken from the body of Tom Green.” On cross-examination Lore said this information was volunteered by Va nuti, when all three—the Sheriff of Cumberland, Md„ Frank Patella and himself, as well as Venuti w'ere pres ent. Officer Thomas Breeden, sworn, stated that he went to Cumberland, Md. with Lore, and heard the talk about the revolver. Vanuti said he got the revolver from Frank Patella, and Patella did not deny it. Daniel Green, brother of Tom Green, sworn; was in Bridgeton, October 18. He and his brother then boarded with Tony Reetz, on Morton street; shown a revolver; said it was his; his broth er, Tom, had the revolver on the night of October 18th. Said he and Tom and Joe Veni came down town togeth er that Saturday, last time he saw Tom was 25 minutes after 16 o’clock that night; they were sitting on the bank steps. Two colored women were across the street from him. Anna carter, colored woman, sworn; remembered the night Tom Green was killed. Had known Joe Veni before Tom Green was killed; saw Tom Green that night at the butcher shop on South Pearl street, about 12 o’clock that night. Tom Green came to her, when she later went to the grocery store. Saw Tom Green, Joe Veni and a third man she did not know. Nora Reed, sworn, said she knew Tom Green and Joe Veni. Saw them on the night Green was killed; first on Laurel street. He was standing in a crowd. Later saw him and Joe Veni at the grocery store on South Pearl Street. Later when she went on her way home, about 12 o’clock, saw Green, Veni and another man, whom she did not know. Irene Massey sworn; saw Frank Patella on that Saturday between the blacksmith shop and the barbershop on South Pearl Street It was between 9 and 10 o’clock. Did not see him af ter that time. Mary Burton said she knew Irene Massy; also knew Frank Patella; saw him on that Saturday night on South Pearl street. Said he was waiting for I ■ ----—^ a little Italian friend. Saw him last at about half past 11 o’clock. Saw him on f.th Avenue; when he said he was waiting for an Italian friend. Wm. McCarty, engine watchman at j the West Jersey and Seashore R. R. I station, sworn; shown the bar which : had been placed in evidence, said It was an ash pan lever, used in dump | ing the engine ashpan; said he had I occasion to use the lever at 9 o’clock that evening; laid it down in its usual I place at that time; had occasion to I USe It again at 2 o’clock and looking j for ‘t, discovered it was gone. Iden tified the bar as being the one. Tony Bacilla said he knew Tom Green, Joe Veal, Frank Patella and Joe Venuti; saw them all together that night, one of them said "If we catch Tom Green tonight we are going to fix him.” John Tifallettis said he has re sided in this country since 1906. He speaks English fluently. Resided in the same boarding house in Millville with Joe Veni. Knew Joe Venuti since five years ago in Philadelphia and Millville; knew Venuti four years ago in Philadelphia. Saw Frank Patella on that Saturday night about 12 o’clock. Benny Massina was there; said he was going to fix Tom Green if he found him on account of stealing a diamond ring. Told him that Venuti and Veni were in Bridgeton that night and were going to ‘'get” Tom Green. Benny Messina called, speaks Eng. lish fairly well, corroborated Tifal. leti’s evidence as to “getting” Tom Green. He said on that Sunday morn ing he was called up out of bed, and Joe Veni, Frank Patella and Joe Ven uti went to the station, and when all were together going towards the sta tion, they saw an officer and Frank Patella said “Don’t say anything—we killed him.” He said when the statement was made by Frank that they had killed Tom Green, the four of them were to gether, he (the witness) Joe Veni, Frank Patella and Joe Venuti. “What was It Frank Patella said to you about Tom Green's ear?” “Nothing only that they had his ear.” “Did you ask him?” 1 “I was so scared then, that I didn't say anything ” “What did they say to you—that they had fixed Tom Green or that they had killed Tom Green?” “They saw a police officer and Frank said, “Don’t say anything, we have killed Tom Green.” Dominick Floria, corroborated Ben ny Massina; he said Veni had a rain coat belonging to him; brought It home on Sunday morning; said there were some spots on it. All Black Hand testimony up to this point was ordered by Judge Kalisch to be stricken out, and he instructed the jury to disregard all of it. Tony Reik told of his seeing Frank Patella and Joe Venuti in Salem, when Venuti told him about the intention to “fix” Tom Green, because he had stol en a diamond ring from his, Venuti's, cousin. When Judge Kalisch opened court this morning at 9 o’clock, the case against the Italians, Patella and Veni was at once taken up. Mrs. Tony Hiets, wife of the last witness, was called. She said Tom Green resided with them; he, Green, she said, told her husband that she said he was no good, and when she learned of this, she hit him with a hammer; this was all the trouble she had with Green. Frank Lombardi, sworn, said he met Frank Patella and Joe Veni in Phila delphia Sunday October 19th. See ing they were worried, by the look In their faces, he asked them if they had no breakfast; they said they “came from Bridgeton and we killed Tom Green.” “Did they say T or we’?” “They said ‘we’.” “Did they say ‘fixed’ or ‘killed’?” “They said ‘killed.’” “Who said this?” 3) "Frank Patella.’ “Did Joe Veni deny this?” “He did not.” “How long have you known Joe !“,r, „ * <im ‘About five years.” On cross-examination he could not be made to deviate from this testi mony. ; paKkEIFs HAIR BALSAM A toilet preparation of merit. Helps to eradicate dandruff. _ For Restorm* Color and Beauty to Gray or Faded Hair. 50c and $Lrt at