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City Executive's Counsel Asks
That Certain of Mason's Pleas
Be Stricken Out.
Declares That Part of Ex-Under
Sheriff's Statement Is
A preliminary step to the trials of the
two actions for libel brought by Mayor
Hausslmg against Under-sherlrt
Charles M. Mas>on, as the result of a
political speech mude during the last
campaign by the latter in which the
Mayor's character was attacked, was
taken before Judge Adams in the Cir
cuit Court today, where Edwin G.
Adams, as counsel for the Mayor,
agued for the striking out of the de
fendant's pleas, which cover, generally.
Justification. One of the suits is for
(25,000 and the other for $10,000.
Frank E. Bradner, as counsel for the
former under-sheriff, replied to Mr.
These were the principal points made
by counsel for the Mayor:
To strike out the first plea and the
second plea on the ground that they
are Inconsistent and improperly joined
or so framed as "to prejudice, em
barrass and delay a fair trial of the
To strike out the second plea on the
ground that it is frivolous and to strike
out the third plea upon 4he ground that
"It lacks certainty, fails to allege spe
;ific facts showing in what Instances
and in what manner the plaintiff has
misconducted himself, or has done the
things charged."
Mr. Arlams elaborated each of the
points in the pleadings and cited nu
merous opinions to back them up.
He told the court that he had not
prepared any briefs, but cited authori
ties in the matter, and then Mr. Brad
ner took up the legal cudgels on behalf
of his client.
Decision was reserved by the court.
Landlord Shot Bead in Sight ot
Wife by Tenant He Threat
ened to Evict.
Murderer in Tragedy Near Am
boy Fled After Crime—Hid- '
ing Place Suspected.
[Special to the Evening Star. )
PERTH AMBOY, Feb. B.-Posses are
today searching for mites around for
Gaczro Deleano, the slayer of “Cap”
lohn Conley, of Chrome, several miles
from here. The murder occurred while
the victim’s wife looked on and was
jne of the most cold-blooded in ;he
History of local police annals.
Deleano and his victim lived in the
lame house, which was owned by Con
ley. Deleano had paid no rent for his
apartments on the first floor for six
months, it is said, and when the two
men met in the yard last night Conley
told his tenant if the money was not
forthcoming he would be evicted.
“All right, cap; I’ll go in and get the
money,” Deleano answered. Mrs. Con
ley, ut the window, saw Deleano go
nto the house as if to fulfil his prom
.:ie. She was horrified the next mo
nent see him emerge with a shotgun
vliicli lie levelled at her husband and
Conley fell mortally injured, and ex
fired almost immediately. Mrs. Conley
rushed down-stairs and was incoherent
'or an hour. At the end of that time
Deleano and his wife had both (led.
and when she told tho police of the
tragedy, the fugitive had a good start.
Later Deleano's wife was found sit
ting on the railroad tracks near Port
Reading. She lmd not fled with her
husband, she said, but had left shortly
Posses were immediately formed and
searched the country during the entire
night. Detectives from this city and
the prosecutor’s office started on the
trail of the slayer, hut had not cap
tured him at noon today.
It is believed that Deleano is hiding
In the vicinity of Port Reading. A
sister of the slain man llws there. She
is the wife of Captain L. J. Barrett,
who is general superintendent of the
coal sheds. Deleano was formerly em
ployed at a bakery in yil* city, and the
county detectives are searching here for
VPhrn th> police were notified of I ho
ragedy they gave instructions that the
mdy should not he touched until viewed
jy the county physician. The order
>as enforced, and the dead man lay in
i pool of blood outside his own door
or over three hours.
It Is thought possible the law will he
•heated If Deleano is captured by oiv j
*f the posses, as the entire community
| greatly wrought up. The deud man |
his popular among a large circle of ac
Senators Briggs and Kean Select
Wealthy Peapack Man for
Inaugural Ball.
Stands High in Financial Cir
cles in This Coun
C. Ledyard Blair, of Peapack, was to
day officially declared to be "the hand
somest man in New Jersey." Senators
Kean and Briggs, at Washington, after
canvassing the immense field of in
numerable prominent inen in the State,
settled upon Mr, Blair and appointed
him to represent New Jersey at the
inaugural bail tendered to President
Taft on the night of March 4.
Mr. Blair has several millions of dol
lars, and is the head of the big New
York banking firm which bears his
The chairman of the inaugural cere
monies at Washington requested all
senators some .line ago to select < ne
handsomest men in their States, one
man from each State, to form an
escort of honor for the new President
at the Inaugural ball.
1 Mr. Blair is six feet in height and
weighs 200 pounds. He is straight and
has a bearing of genial, courtly dignity,
from which an evening suit detracts
nothing. He is in the very centre of
society, both in New York and New
Jersey, and is a friend of President
elect Taft.
The readers of THE EVENING
STAR have been so anxious to ascer
tain the identity of the handsomest
man in New Jersey that the paper has
| sent several inquiries to Senators
Briggs and Kean. The last message,
before today's announcement, told
about the struggle that the Senators
wore having. Then came this telegram
this afternoon:
"Washington, D. G., Feb. 6, 1909.
N. J.:
"Senator Briggs and I have selected
C. Ledyard Blair to represent New Jer
sey. ' inaugural ball.
Mr. Blair has aspired to no great
political office, but he has tried to
serve his country'and party well. Hb
was a delegate to the last national Re
publican convention and has been in
timate in the councils of his party.
| Antonia Gentile. 17 years, ami pretty,
| is expected to reach Newark today
from Pittsburg, where she is reported
' to have been rescued by the police from
one Rasselo De-Blase, who brought her
i from Italy to sell her for $200, so the
police say.
Louis Barko. of this city, a brotW^f
in-law of Antonia Gentile, notified the
Pittsbuig police of the girl's predica
ment. De Biase was arrested by De
! tective IJeler Angelo, in Pittsburg.
' charged with being a suspicious per
son. and the girl 'was held as a wit
ness against him.
De Biase, who is 42 years old. and
wealthy, brought the girl to this coun
try from Rocco. San Felice, Italy, about
four months ago. Since then she has
been living with De Biase and his
family in Pittsburg.
According to the girl's story, she had
been brought to this country by De
Biase. who had intended to sell her for
$200. but later he proposed an elopement
lo the girl, but she refused.
The girl's brother-in-law in this city
was notified of De Biase's arrest by the
Pittsburg police, who stated that they
would send the girl here.
After going about for fourteen hours
with a fractured skull, caused by a
blow received in the saloon at the
corner of West street and Springfield
avenue last night, Gustav Schneider, a
teamster, of 39 Market street, went to
the City. Hospital for treatment today.
His condition is serious.
According: to the story In-* told to Mrs.
Hchnotder be whs standing In the saloon
talking to a friend, s* hen a third part}
tried to break into the conversation
f>rhenider puPhed him away, which
angered the other so that he seized hl9
beer glass and brought it down on the
left side of Schneider’s head lie es
caped from a si do door.
Schneider refused to have his wound
treated dast night, but this morning lie
was in such a condition that, lie went,
to the hospital, where it was found i
that besides a deep cut the man bad (
sustained a fracture of the skull.
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One Thousand Dollars' Damage
Done to Stock of Gerardo
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| Insurance of $23,000 Carried by
Merchant on His Grocery
| The police and fire departments are
[today investigating tuflre of mysterious
origin which did about $1,000 damage, to
the $25,000 stock of groceries Ih’G^rardn
Megnro’s storage house back of his
residence at 87 Seventh avenue at 2
o’clock this, morning.
The authorities cannot understand
how the fire could start, from natural
causes, at a distance of twenty-five feet
froni where the stove was, among boxes
of canned groceries and at a time when
the place was supposed to-be securely
locked with no one Inside. Megaro car
ried $23,000 insurance.
The fire was discovered by neighbors
in the adjoining brick tenements and
the alarm was turned in before great
damage had been done. The (iro caused
tile entire neighborhood to turn out.
mostly in night dress, and there was
much excitement. j
Over the large roofn in which the gro
ceries were stored is a carpenter shop
which would have made fine fuel for
the flames. Megaro Is a wholesale
grocer, keeping his stock in-the build
ing in the rear' of his house and selling
by wagon to various small stores.
It is thought that the fire may have
been started by an enemy of Megaro.
BEhLLV, Feb.. 6.—The flood situation
in Germany, ^resulting l'rom heavy
rains and melting -enow, still is serious.
Many cases of loss of life continue to
b (reported from various parts of the
Tlic waters of the smaller streams
are now subsiding, but the larger
rivers like the Elbe, the Main, the
Rhine and tli«, Oder still are rising. A
terrltic hurricane raged in the Rhine
valley last night' and demolished the
Wiesbaden Machinery Hull arid other
buildings in course of erection for an
exhibition this summer.
The Danube is still rising at.ftegem*.
burg. Several villages are cut off from
communication from the outside' wo1 Id
and are threatened with partial de
struction. The ducal forests are under
water and a number of deer have be m.
drowned. The Oder is rising rapidly
and many barges frozen Into the ic.
several weeks ago are threatened with
William 'Green, n Newurker. ST year
i)f ago. was killed in..Red Bank last
night He fell while crossing tile rail
read tracks. An onrushing express
train struck him, hurling him to his
deatli Green w.is n lather He was
adopted by a family in this city of the
name of Grover.
The call in the Supreme Court circuit!
for Monday i«: Xos. 50, 75, 77,-50, 54,1
91, G8. 95, 95 a'.id 100. '
City Treasurer and Receiver of
Taxes Are ^fain Given
$3,500 Plums.
Dubbed “Carey Dolan” and “L
WanLa*Job Dolan”—Routine
Council Business.
Taking advantage of the backsliding
of Alderman Dolan, of the Twelfth
ward, from the Democratic.ranks, tho
Republican Common •Council last night
reelected Albert T, Guenther city
treasurer and Robert L. Ross receiver
of taxes, each for a term of three years,
dating from January 1, 1909, at a salary
of $3,500 per year.
Severe, but anonymous strictures on
Dolan were found among the ballots
cast by the Oouncilmen for each office.
In the vote for city treasurer there
! were twenty-four for Gunther, six
j blank and one marked for “Carey
I Dolan." In the vote for collector of
! taxes there were twenty-three ballots
; for Ross, six biank. one for "Carey
i Dolan" and one for “I-want-a-job
: Dolan.” r .'
i The result of each vote was an
j rlouncad by. Clerk John Schweickhardt
| in a loud voice, and the cheering seemed
I to be mbre in derision of Dolan than in
applause for the chosen men.
; Speculation was rife about, the City
; Hail,-after the meeting, as to who cast
the. ballots that elecbid the two Re
. publicang. .The solid Republican wing
of-sixteen votes was conceded to Guen
!,tl«T,. while it was said there was a
single defection from Ross iq this side
,of .1 ho. house. It was rumored that in
addition to-the Republicans those Dem
ocrats who have been following Aider
man Sinnott’s standard were voting
for the appointments. They are: Sln
nott, Dolan. Smith. Fischer, Harring
| ton. Gaffney and Bray. It was said
; that they had agreed to stick together
I on this before entering the Council
; chamber. Dolan sat bn the Republican
gblMlOO for St-upr. '
The request of the Board of Work?
that the Common Council appropriate
$30,000 for the Passaic Valley Sewerage
Commission for the purpose of giving
that body sufficient funds to carry on
their ipycijtiga'.ipn of the work of at
taching the city system to the proposed
trunk sewer was referred to the finarJce
committee. The communication was
first read by the rinance committee at
their meeting on Wednesday night, and
at that time it was decided that the
Council should hear of it before the
Committee took‘action. The request of
<Ko Cpapd r-f Works that the Council
tesge Sieo.fifrd of bonds for the purchase
of additional watershed property was
aitn referred to the same committee.
Appropriations for paying interest on
city bonds were made amounting to
fr.tVKW. Tilts is a rontlne transfer that
is made in anticipation of taxes. The
supi of $2,0(10 was transferred to the
Lincoln centennial account for the pur
pose of properly celebrating the one
hundredth anniversary of the emanci
pator’s birth
Tim budding committee offered a
resolution authorising the rating of a
brick building at the corner rtf William
:Thd Plane streets on the land orig
inally purchased for a lire lioadquar
tej> site. It was adopted. The land
will be used for a playground. Aider
man Sim-ott (lien asked Chairman
Seeker, of the committee, if he could
tell when-the-new City Hall annex
would be completed and turned over to
the committee. The chairman said he
could not tell, but thought probably in
about six weeks. It was then sug
gested that the voting machines, which
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Quaitrough, of the Georgia, Is
Found Guilty by Court
Relieved of Command and Sent
Home as Passenger on
Own Vessel.
GIBRALTAR. Feb. «.-Captain Kd
ward' F. Quaitrough. of the battleship
Georgia, having been found guilty by
court-martial of being intoxicated
while on duty and of conduct pre
judicial to the good of the navy, has
been suspended from duty for six
months, with an additional punishment
for the loss of ten numbers in rank.
Rear Admiral Sperry, commander-in
chief of the Atlantic battleship fleet,
which starts on its homeward voyage
today, has approved the finding of the
court-martial, out the secrctaiy of the
navy must take official action on the
recommendation for loss of numbers.
Captain Quaitrough has been de
tached from the fleet and ordered home.
He will go as a ppssenger on the
Georgia. Lieutenant Commander
Grorgc W. Kline, who was placed in
I command of the Georgia, will continue
; in command on 'he homeward journey.
Fir sirs IF HE
Disbarment Proceedings Against
Lawyer for Twining to Be
' Continued on Tuesday .
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fSpecial to the Evening Star 1
RENTON, Feb. 6.—The taking of
testimony in the hearing of disbarment
j proceedings against Thomas r. Fay
‘ before Supreme Court Com mission?#
'Frederick Gnichtel was adjourned to
day until 8 o’clock Tuesday night. Fay
| testified . that he had no intention of
'disobeying the court in taking out an
I order on which to base an appeal in
I the case of Albert C. Twining, the
i former Asbury Park banker.
Fay said' that lie-had- made the ap
jplioation for the ocder below Justices
Minturn ami Voyrhees after-he had
heard of the sitting in Newark. He
asked the court, he said. If he should
say that the order had been refused
and understood that the court said
"Yes." As he was leaving the court
loom, he said. Justice Voorhees called
him back io say that he had doubts
as io the court's jurisdiction at tnat
particular time, a^ it was sitting in a
special matter.
"If the court's recollection is differ
ent from mine it is surely a mistake
on niy part.” lie aid during the hear
ing. "If tlie rule was improper 1 re
gret that‘Any action should lx* offensive
to the court of anyi member ihereof,
and if the coito-l is of the opinion that
the order should be vacated I would be
pleased to lriakean order for'its vaca
tion. If the rule was any different than
the eourt intended It was due to . my
misunderstanding of the court's direc
Fay was represented by Attorney
John H. Backes. Nelson B. Gaskell ap
peared for the State.
Hastier* rw«l A*b-r*u*.
Merlins* a- riorstmis Co.. 7W-TW Brood it — Ads.
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Prosecutor Mott Decides to Release Slain Con
tractor’s Widow on $1,000 Bond Furnished
by Her Sister-Goes to Her Home.
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Mrs. MARY J. \S Il.Hlil.il. the Ven.rti wife of the «l«l» ro«t«H.t,
Frank W llhrlm. was today released on flUMH* hall as a material
witness in the rhnrgt of murder agnlnst her admirer. \lehoIaa S.
Sira. This was done nt the suggestion of r ounty Prosecutor Mott,
the pollee hating failed lo predti'e etldeoee which directly Involved Mrs. Wil
helm in 3 knowledge of the murder before It was committed. Men alone Is
now held on e formal charge of murder to face the grand Jnry.
The bail nas provided b; her si~»er. Mips Bertha Stafford, now of Phil
adelphia, but until a year ago a resident of Newark
Mrs. TVUhelm was taken from police headquarters at in o'clock, and was
questioned by the prosecutor a* the Court House He finally decided to r»
lease her on small bail.
Anthony" Ozectowiski Will Have
More Faith in Banks
Pseudo Friend Left Fake $100
Bill and Took $250 in
Real Currency.
Anthony Ozectowiski. of 25 Calumet
street, never had much faith in banks,
and he has been keeping his savings
j secreted in the house. He had $250 al
j together, and this he placed in a tool
; chest under Ills bed. His saving pro
pensity was known to his acquain
tances. and when a Polish friend called
Thursday with a request that Ozec
; towiski takf care of $100 for him. the
j latter readily agreed.
! Taking his friend into his bedroom.
: he pulled out the toolchest from under
; the bed and, opening it. displayed his
I roll of $250. His friend handed him the
; *100 bill, and Ozectowiski folded this up
with the others. The two retired to an
1 other room, and after a short time the
friend departed.
Ozectowiski liked to take a peep at
i his money every now and then, and
! following the habit pulled out the
chest last night for another look.
To his astonishment his roll was
gone and there remained only the bill
left with him by his friend.
On examining the $100 bill, however,
he became a little suspicious at the
color of the certificate, which was red
on one side and green on the other. A
closer inspection revealed the follow
ing in bold letters printed on the back
"We need the money.” It suddenly
dawned on him that he had been
robbed, and he hustled out to the Third
Precinct police station, where he ac
cused his friend of stealing his money.
Eulogies Delivered Telling of
Great Services of Dead
Iowa Statesman.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 6.—Eulogies in
honor of the late Senator William B.
Allison, of Iowa, occupied the session of
the .Semite today. Splendid tributes to
the public service of the Iowa states
man. extending over half a century,
were paid alike by Republican end
Democratic Senators.
The exercises were opened with
prayer by th^* Rev. Edward Everett
Hale, the chaplain. Senator lHjHiver.
colleague’ of the late Senator, reviewed
the public events of Mr. Allison's life,
including his service of thirty-six years
in the Senate and eight years in the
House of Representatives. He <aid th«*
people of Iowa would build a monu
ment to Senator Allison in his own
State, and would ask permission to
erect a Ftatue to him in this city
Among others who spoke were Sena
tors Hale. Teller. Aldrich. Daniel, Cul
lutn. Bacon. Gal linger, Rode*. Tillman.
Perkius, Nelson, Kean. Dcpew. Burk tt,
William Alden Smith. Borah and Cum
mins. the latter Senator Allison’s sue
r ,nrK H 1I lie im, \"II'-'J. Iiwnm nvn
the court house and walked to bei
home, accompanied by her Bister. There
site was met by her aged mother and
the doors were closed on visitors.
At tlie same time Sica abandoned
hope of release before the Grand Jury
investigates the charge of murder
against him.
His attorney, Eugene Dotto, consent
ed today to the dismissal of the writ
of habeas corpus issued yesterday by
Chief Justice Gummere.
Justice's Decision.
In throwing the matter out of court
the Chief Justice said:
"The application to me for the writ
was based on a sworn statement made
by the person In custody. Sica, who set
out that he was deprived of his liberty
by the captain of the police without
any complaint having been made
against him. and withbut a warrant Is
sued against him. and without any legal
justification whatever.
"On that petition I allowed the writ
i If the writ had been served or return
! made to It, I should have disposed of
i it. Counsel has seen fit not to serve It
j and naturally there Is no return and
j nothing before ine. The writ is dead
! "The right of Sica yesterday to have
h habeas corpus does not. determine the
i question of his having one today or to
morrow. Today he is In the custody
of the sheriff on a complaint charging
him with a crime."
The court then intimated that there
would be no use of going to the sheriff
on habeas corpus proceedings and Mr.
Dotto said afterward that he would
probably now let the case go before the
grand jury.
Battle ForTCdntf Oa.
Maurice Gluck, counsel for Mrs. Fred
ericka Wilhelm, the New York wife of
the murdered man, today filed in the
Surrogate's Court application for let
ters of administration of the estate of
Wilhelm. While It is known that title
to aii of the Wilhelm estate rests with
Mrs. Mary J Wilhelm, it Is the purpose
of Mrs. Fredericks Wilhelm, claiming
to be the rightful widow of the slain
man. to proceed against Mrs. Mary J.
Wilhelm in an effort to have title to thr
estate revert to the estate of the dead
Gluck also contemplated attachment
proc edirigs in behalf of the New York
widow, against all of the furnishings in
the High street house, which are
claimed by Mrs. Bertha Stafford,
mother of the last Mrs. Wilhelm. The
application for letters of adminis
tration include an application tor the
appointment of a tcgal guardian for
the two children of the New York
Girl Star W Itaeaa.
Although they had formally charged
Sica with the murder of Wilhelm and
had caused him to be held Without ball
for the grand jury, the police detectives
and the sleuths from the prosecutor’s
1 office had obtained no stronger evi
dence than that presented by THE
1 EVENING STAR in the statement Of
Anna Saltau, that she had seen Bica
j leave the Wilhelm home a few minutes
after 6 p. m. Monday.
Files (3.000 Rood.
In applying lor letters of administra
tion .Mrs. Fredericka Wilhelm filed ■ a
S5.000 bond, provided by the National
Surety Company, of New York Unless
there is objection made and a caveat
filed, the letters will be granted to her
on Monday, and would have been
granted today had she completed the
formality of paying the advance fees.
In her application for the papers Mrs.
Wilhelm mentioned as her next of kin
her two children. Francisco, 13 years
old. and Frederick. 12. who thereby be
come beneficiaries
Detectives not affiliated with the po
lice department or the prosecutor’s
staff have taken up the ease where they
left olf and were today running down
a number of unexplained features of
the mystery.
Doubt as to the real reason for Sica's
call at the Wilhelm home Monday att
• moon has directed one part of this In.
dependent impiiry. Mrs. Wilhelm has
fully confessed to the polkc her rela
tion- with Sica Sica had Iwn drlten
from, i he bouse by Wilhelm There is a
i-Hi f that Wilhelm did not know that
Sic;, wa h the house Monday after
si--— u ... surprised. .fC
Additional evidence has been found
thiil the person who killed Wilhelm had
been surprised and had taken hasty
concealment in the dark recess of the
little hallway In the hasement. It ts
believed by these Independent detec
tlves' that Wilhelm, unsuspecting, had
gone to the hasement to attend to the
furnace—It was a oold day—and th«t
the murderer being at h#y. shot hin*.

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