OF BANDIT GANG,
Pal Says Alleged Wife=Slayer
Operated in Jersey as
HE TELLS IN CONFESSION |
Declares Prisoner Has Thorough
Knowledge of Harrison, Where
Body Was Found.
I tiruTr «n««aii ii
Frimk II. Ilocttner,
Counsel for Whitmore'* pul, Ilnrtlett.
[Special to the Evening Star.]
JERSEY CITY, May 23—That Theo
dore S. Whitmore, whose trial starts
Monday for the murder of hts wife,
Lena, was a burglar, who had served j
time in several national and State
penal institutions, was confessed by
"Gold Tooth Billy" Bartlett, hts for
mer comrade and pal.
In Bartlett's confession yesterday to
Assistant Prosecutor Vickers, published
exclusively in THE EVENING STAR,
Whitmore was branded as a criminal
who had deliberately plotted the death
of his wife.
Whitmore, according to Bartlett's
statement, is said to have been familiar
with North Jersey, especially the dis
trict In and about Newark and Harri
son, In which latter place the slain
body of his wife was found Christmas
morning in the Lampblack swamp. '
But despite Bartlett’s confession, the
prosecution has yet to prove that
Whitmore was in this State on the
night of the killing As Whitmore him
self triumphantly remarks: "They’ve
got me six hours In time and ten miles
In distance away from the swamp
murder, and at that time I wns in New
York. What are they going to do
Bartlett, In ,,.a catement, said that
Whitmore had . ranged to kill his wife
on four different occasions and had re
mained In hiding, waiting for the
It was Whitmore’s intention at these
times, Bartlett alleges, to beat his wife
to death with one of the villainous
looking blackjacks which were found In
his rooms in Adams street, Brooklyn,
after hts arrest.
Bartlett declared that he had known
Whitmoro for eighteen years, and dur
ing this time they and a hand of
thieves had made several excursions
from the. Bowery to San Francisco and
had committed hundreds of robberies.
Bartlett gave the names of all the
thieves who had been on these trips,
and the police of New York and Brook
lyn were notified later by Prosecutor
"I was in Harrison." said Bartlett,
“twice with Whitmore myself and I
know that he has heeti there on other
occasions with other thieves. When I 1
was with him we walked through the !
town and he seemed to know all about
A rope found In one of the prisoners’
cells, made from blankets, near the cell '
of Whitmoro led to a rumor yesterday
that there was a plot In the jail for a j
general delivery of the inmates
DEWEY 15 DEAD
Mrs. Lucy M. Hoar Corrected
Head of Navy for Boyish
\ Pranks in Old Vermont.
fSpf'cio! to the PJveninK Star.]
JERSEY CITY, May 23.—Mrs. Lucy
M. Hoar, a former school teacher here,
whose death is just reported at Htl
aurn, N, Y., when a teacher In the
tome town in Vermont of Admiral
3eorge Dewey, soundly thrashed the
present head of the American navy for
jiattention to his studies and refusing
o obey her command to stop some
When Dewey had won the victory
aver the Spanish fleet in Manila Bay,
Mrs. Hoar forwarded to him a letter
of congratulation, and in reply he
wrote that words of praise for win
ling a fight were appreciated when
toming from one who had worsted
Mrs. Hoar was a sister of the late
Mayor Zeblna K. Pangborn, founder
>f the Jersey City Journal, and one
if her sons is Frederick A. Hoar, a
ocal newspaper man. The latter has
rone to Mahwah, where the funeral
will be held.
AMUSEMENT CO. INCORPORATED.
Articles incorporating the West Side
Amusement Company were recorded in
the County Clerk's office today. The
tapltal stock is fixed at $100,000. and
il,B00 is paid-up by these incorporators:
Henry Carr, Isaac Elsenstein and
Samuel Brown, all of this city. Its
leglstered office is at 330 Fifteenth
I Decoration Day Excursions
Special train* leave Market Street
Station for >laiirh Chunk 8.38 A.
M., Bellewood Park 8.38 A. M.. |J
Niagara Falls, $9.00
Intercollegiate Boat Races.
Glen Onoko and \ ,
Mauch Chunk, j
Bellewood Park, 1.00
yinj 30. -r '' .
For particulars, time of trains, etc., Inquire 755 Broad Street,
Newark, and Market Street Station.
The Optimist Club of New Jersey. £
APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP. ' £
'I* _ DESIRE to become a member of the Optimist Club of New Jersey, and .*•
£ T I hereby pledge myself to smile, be happy, try and make others £
S Jb happy; boom business and make the beBt of everything. £
K My name is. Y
My address...*. ❖
£ ‘*end nil nppllctitlnn* to The Optimist Editor, EVENING STAR. ...
i* Newnrk, N. J-) r . £
TO tlir THROUGH
20,000 STRAY DOGS
Dr. Herold, of Health Board,
Says City Should Take Every
ALDERMAN SINNOTT READY
TO FRAME ORDINANCE.
Pound Imperative for Citizens’
Says Dr. Worl.
"There is nothing more terrible than
hydrophobia,” said Dr. Herman C. H.
Herold. of the health department, today,
'and the possibility of its development
imong the dogs of this city during hot
weather is a grave menace to the com
munity. I have seen eleven cases of
;he disease, and, although it is not
’ommon, every means should be taken
o prevent it. The anti-viviseetionists
ire not getting enough protection.”
Speaking upon the same subject,
Health Oillcer David Chandler said:
'There are 20,000 stray, homeless dogs
roaming the streets of this city. The
jnly means of dealing with this outrag
eous state of affairs is to establish a
Jog pound, and gather them in by the
lundreds. It is several years, I think,
since we have had a pound, but when
we did, the dogs were caught and put
o death in an absolutely painless man
“Putting the matter into the hands
ef the S. P. C. A., which is now re
sponsible for the animals in the city,
s like putting the work of ten men
nto the hands of one. They cannot
tope with the problem.”
"Hydrophobia is a serious menace to'
Ids community during hot weather,"
said Dr. E. E. Worl, of the health de
partment toduy, “while there are stray
logs roaming the streets. It is a dis
ease which primarily affects dogs,
wolves and foxes, and may Infect
human beings after being bitten by a
■anine. Then the disease may be trans
’erred from one human to another by a
“Though many of the so-called mad
log scares have no foundation, there Is
,uoh a. disease, and the danger arising
’rom its development among dogs is
'rave. I tldnk that an ordinance
hould be passed requiring that every
log in the city be muzzled. Unmuzzled
logs should be made way with.”
Alderman Sinnott spoke in a similar
drain about the dog question. He
aid thnt the city is at the present time
spending only $2,500 yearly on its ani
uals. “I will gladly lend my assist
mce to any project designed to relieve
he situation." he said.
OFF SANDY HOOK
ON BIG LINERS
Dense Blanket of Vapor Makes
It Perilous for Them to
NEW YORK, May 23.—More than
1,00(1 persons, who expected to reach
:his city early today, are tog-bound on
transatlantic and coastwise steamshipfe
outside Sandy Hook, where a score or
more of vessels have been forced to
anchor in tlie. densest mist of the year.
From Fire Island and the Hook ob
servation stations come reports that
the men on watch cannot see ten feet
out into the fog. The observer at the
Hook reports that he cannot even see
Lhe ground below his tower and that
the only indication that there are ships
outside at anchor is the screeching of
Among the craft kept from coming
up the bay by the fog blanket are the
Savoie, of the French line, which has
on board nearly 1,000 persons, more
than 300 in the first cabin; the Arabic,
of the White Star line, which has an
equally large passenger last; the
Philadelphia, of the American line, and
Morro Castle, of the Ward line.
GENERAL KING ,TO SPEAK.
General Horatio C. King will be the
speaker at the Memorial Day services
tomorrow night in the Roseville M.
E. Church. He will give personal
reminiscences of the Civil War. The
music will be special and will be of a
Colonel Edwin Hine Says Change
of Date Necessitated
FIFTH MEN COULDN’T GET
AWAY LATE IN JUNE
Newark Regiment Was Original*!
ly Booked for Target Prac
tise at Sea Girt.
Reasons for substituting the First
Regiment, National Guard, instead of
the Fifth Regiment, in assignment
to the army maneuvers at Pine Plains,
N. Y., were given today by Colonel
Edwin Hine, of the Fifth Regiment,
which has companies in Paterson, Pas
saic, Montclair and Orange, Paterson
members of the regiment had thought
the change due to favoritism on the
part of General Campbell, but this Is
Colonel Hine said today that some of
his men were disappointed, but they
are satisfied now to go to Sea Girt in
stead of to Pine Plains.
"The regiment was to start for Pine
Plains on July 5,” said the colonel,
“and my men had arranged with their
employers for a ten days’ vacation
from that day. But last week the
War Department changed the date of
going away to June 25, and many of
the men of my regiment could not get
ten days’ vacation from that day.
“Besides, most of the officers of the
regiment could not get away the latter
part of the month because of business.
It is true that I could not get away
for that reason, and this had its in
fluence in deciding to send the First
Regiment instead of my regiment. My
officers and men are satisfied with i.he
General Campbell said all he had to
do with the change was to help Colonel
Hine out of a difficulty.
! 10 GET SHARE OF
Heretofore Only Highways Built
Under State Aid Law
[Special to the Evening Star ]
TRENTON, May 23.—Far-reaching
changes that will affect every county
in the State with reference to the dis
tribution of the State automobilo
money for road repairs, will be made
by an opinion which Attorney-General
Robert H. McCarter has given to State
Road Commissioner Frederick Gilky
son. The opinion is to the effect that
the income from automobile licenses
must bo distributed pro rata for the
repair of every improved road in the
State. Heretofore, only those roads im
proved under the State aid road law
have shared in the automobile fund.
The result will be to take consider
able money from Mercer, Burlington,
Monmouth, Middlesex and other coun
ties, which have the most highway
mileage. Improved under State aid, and
give it to Union, Hudson and some of
the other counties that have good roads
that were built locally, without assist
ance from the State. The result of the
distribution under the old method is
shown by the fact that Mercer got $5,
987.02; Burlington, $8,850.75: Mon
mouth, $4,345.89, and Middlesex, *6. -
015.14; while Union and Hudson, be
cause most of their roads were built
without State aid. got only $176.99 and
Another effect of the Attorney-Gen
eral’s opinion will be that many cities,
towns, villages and boroughs that have
built macadam roads will share in the
distribution of this money. In all 47S
municipalities which have improved
roads, will come in for a slice of the
State's automobile Income.
The total sum expended in 1907 from
thp automobile fund for road repairs
was $56,473.85, and of this Essex got
$4,593.27. This year $82,000 will be ex
The annual report of the State Road
Commissioner shows that New Jersey
has 1,235 miles of roads, built under the
State aid law, toward the construction
of which the State has contributed $2,
283,007. Under the decision of the At
$3,300 IN PRIZES
Began Apri! 29th-oeENToAACL-Ends June 9th, 1908
No. 22—My amwer to Quotation prablem No. 22 lx
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slx “Quotations’* correctly. The person answering the second number nearest correctly
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The “Quotation Editor** reserves the right to make any change or additions to
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torney-General the entire 2,035 miles of
Improved hignway will share in the re
pair money. The distribution is to be
according to the mileage of improved
roads in each county.
AUTO COMPANY STARTS
TEST OF JERSEY LAW.
TRENTON, May 23.—The constitu
tionality of the New Jersey automobile
law, which heavily taxes all automo
biles on entering New Jersey, is to be
tested in the United States courts here
by the White Steamer Automobile
Company. This company late yester
day afternoon sent one of its cars to
Trenton to have the driver arrested,
so as to make a test case.
When Mr. Johnson was arraigned
in police court he pleaded not guilty
and was held for trial in default of
Judge banning granted a writ of
habeas corpus, and Mr. Johnson was
brought before him and admitted^ to
bail, pending the argument next Mon
day. In his petition Mr. Johnson set
forth that he was carrying merchan
dise from New York to Pennsylvania
through New Jersey, and that while
doing so he was intercepted and ar
rested by the local authorities of the
State of New Jersey.
UNDER NEW LAW
First Accused of Permitting a
Child Under 16 to See
The first arrests for alleged violation
of the new theatre law, which prohibits
children under 16 years old from wit
nessing a performance if unaccom
I panied by their parents or guardians,
were made today by Plainclothesman
King, of the First Precinct, and Chief
Truant Officer Charles A. McCall. -The
defendants, Nathan O. Siegel, of 102
Market street, and Otto Jansen,
of 5 South Orange avenue, pro
prietors of a moving-picture theatre at
302 Market street, were arraigned in the
First Precinct Police Court, and fur
AMUSEMENTS. ^ ^ ^ Altf lT*EM,I3!VTS'.-.^,| ■
MONDAY, MAY lio on5nT?ek
--- - --THE NEW —-——
Italian Grand Opera Co.
S. DI FRANCO, MANAGER
120—SINGERS, ARTISTS ANO MUSICIANS-120
DIRECT FROM NEW YORK CITY.
Mon. and Fri. Eve.,.Traviata
Tubs, Eve. and Sat. Matinee, • - - - Trovatore
Thurs. and Sat, Eve., Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci
PRICES-EVENINGS, - - 25c, 50c. 75c AND $1.00
MATINEES. 25c AND 50c.
MATINEE EVERT DAT. AIX NEXT WEEK,
Fred Irwin’s Big Show
I Young Ladies’Sodality of St. Peter’s Church |
^ The Sodality has arranged for an “Outing” at
;St. Peter’s Orphan Farmf
£ in the Grove next to Asylum for ^
$ Decoration Day, Saturday, May 30, 1908 $
You and Your Friends are Most Cordially Invited. *
* Admission Free. Gates Open at II A. M. * .
£ Refreshments Ser?ed on the Gronnds. |
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Hunt For the Merry Widow
HOUSE OF LEMONS
NOW O PEN,
a or a nr n a. M.t»n p. m.
M It vrM U C. Admission So St 10c
-I,a»t Time Today —--- .
Margo’s Marvelous. Manikin Actors,
Talking & Moving Pictures, Illustrated Songs,Etc. j
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Fussing and fuming
won’t do bad launder
ing any good. The only
way is to simply change
your laundry. -
Why not try the Union
Steam and see your laundry
troubles disappear ?
Bring* uThe Yellow IVagon,"
■ Union Steam Laundry
888 Broad Strest. ’Phone 344
Orange Office (The Essex)
nished $500 bail for a hearing on Mon
Mr. McCall Is the complainant, and
sets forth that the defendants permitted
James Angelo, under the age of 16 years,
to sit through a performance in their
theatre Thursday. Angelo is 13 years
old, and on the date mentioned played
truant from the Franklin Public School,
and was found in the moving-picture
theatre, Mr. McCall says.
EDUCATION BOARD r
TO CHOOSE ARCHITECT.
The Board of Education has decided
to select a school architect. The names
and qualifications of all candidates
were gone over at a conference last
night with Professor Hamblin, of Co
lumbia. Professor Hamblin gave the
hoard his opinion of each aspirant,
having conducted an examination re
Y. W. C. A. GIRLS IN BALL GAME.
TRENTON, May 23.—Members of the I
Trenton Young Women's Christian As
sociation, who three weeks ago refused
to allow men to attend their minstrel
show, will appear today in an open-air
game of baesbsy.
WORLD’S BEST VAUDEVILLE.
Daily Mats. 15c. Res’d 25c. ’Phones 1010 and 505. '
Humorous Character Monolojyist.
MR. * MRS. TRUESDELL.
BROWN, HARRIS & BROWN,
LEONA THURBKK & CO.
FLOOD BROS. & CO.,
THE 5 MAJORS
England’s Foremost Entertainers.
Nights, 15c; Reserved, 2.5c, 35c, 50c.
Today, the Day After and tha Year Around
Fifty Acres of Fun and Frolic !
Grand Opening at 2 p. m. Today of New .T*r
sey’n Ideal and Most Popular Pleasure Resort.
Broad and Springfield Avenue Cars Direct to Parii
Week of May 25th
Our Free Big Shaw
Every Afternoon at 3 o’clock a id
Evening at 8 o’clock.
LA NOLE BROS., Novelty Triple Bar Act.
DELMORE & O’NEIDA, Japanese Carry
ing Perch. RENO & SMITH, Comedy
Acrobat* and Barrel Jumper*. MAUD DU
LORA, Physical Culture Girl. Miss VIC
TORIA PARKER and Her Marvelous
Dogs, the Highest Leaping Greyhound* on
Dancing Afternoon and Evening
Balloon Ascension Every Sunday
gCOLUM BI A [
[j Week Commencing Monday ”
S3 Matinee, May 25. Si
u Special Matinee, Saturday. May 30. f
II REGINALD BARLOW !j
• STOCK COMPANY $
tl THE SILVER KING |j .
B Souvenir photo, Thursday nlsht. t'
Amateurs. Friday nlyht. C3
Thla Alls crtiaenient nnd 10i- I It
Will Give Any Lady a Reserved I ii
ts Sent at Monday’s Matinee Only. | fj
ATLANTIC CITY. N. J.
ATLANTIC CITY. N. J.
Open throughout the year.
A hotel celebrated fpr Its home comforts.
TRAYMORE HOTEL, CO.,
„ D. C. WHITE, President.
CHA8. O. MARQUETTE Manager.
OCEAN GROV.T, N. J.
Modern throughout. Private baths. Capacity 2otL
ASQUAM LAKE, N. H.
Anqaam Lake, N. H.
Opens June 26. EDW. DE MERITTE ISO
Beacon et.. Boston. Mass.
•ass. NORTH ASBURY PARK. »
THE KNICKERBOCKER. ■
North Asbury Park. 7th av . near ocean.
Accom. 175. Now open SCOTT ic SCOTT. ' llj
CHESTER. N. J.
SPEND your vacation at Chester, N J sum
mer hoarding by week or season: beautiful!.
located: desirable place for children; terms
Chester^N. rFA,jZER- House*
PINE HILL. N. Y.
„ grovesmont: kaatskills
2.500 feet elevation—JS tvenklv ana
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