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» I S. LESCHZINER I 1 There has from time to time been any amount of talk about the need 1 I of a large Auditorium in the heart of the city to hold large Banquets, I 1 Public Meetings, Conventions, Concerts and all kinds of Entertainments I I of high character. It is now a reality. Newark will have the finest | I Auditorium, and it will compare with New York’s best equipped Auditoriums, I I such as the Waldorf=Astoria or Plaza Hotel. Will seat 1,400. I I Large Banquet Halls Will Be Reecdy for Bookings on January 1st, 1911 AND WILL BE KNOWN AS SYMPHONY AUDITORIUM COR. BROAD AND HILL STS, S. LESCHZINER, - Owner and General Manager , 770 BROAD STREET telephone 34S6 market PLAN 10 GONNEGI 2 TROLLEY LINES MEETS OPPOSITION Property Owners and Residents Protest Against Move Before East Orange Council. There was much opposition at the hearing given by the East Orange Council last night on the application of the Public Service Railway Com pany to connect the Crosstown anil Afontclalr trolley lines by running a single track along North Park street. Citizens spoke against tho project and a petition signed by forty-seven prop erty-owners was presented. AfJ_er con siderable discussion the matter was laid over until January 16. Many of the Council favor the connection. Contending that the street was not of sufficient width to permit laying of trolley tracks, William H. Potter, of 175 North Park street, appeared before the Council and stated his reasons for objecting against the line, principally on the ground that the street should be V widened by at least ten feet, and he ' urged that the Council reject the ap plication oft the corporation on these grounds. William H. Miller, of 26 Lindsley place, supported Mr. Potter in his stand. • Councilman Joseph Greer presented to the Council a petition signed by 47 property owners of the street, wrhose properties cover over 2,009 feet of , ground, protesting against the line. Ap J pearing as representative of the Local Interest improvement Club, of East Or i onge, Charles Stillwell vigorously op / posed the acceptance of the petition / on the ground that its signers consisted r of residents who considered themselves I only. Considerable discussion of the matter . arose, but the Council finally decided to accept the petition and placed It on file. Property owners favoring the line were • then given an opportunity to present their reasons for favoring the matter, and each speaker talked at length. They told of the Inconvenience they are put to on account of their Inability to reach trolley lines. Many • of the speakers also declared that their children attending school at distant points would profit greatly by having the line run Its Intersections between Montclair and Glen Ridge. Mayor Crawford, of Montclair, also attended the hearing, and stated that he has been deeply interested i the matter and said that he thought the plan -"8 a good one. Reiui. the corporation, Colonel Edwin attended the hearing and stateoiM^jj in his opinion the mat ter was a rt.i/ltlon and not a theory and that It was being done for the interest of the residents of the street. Quick results are what you Set If you us* the Star. Try » classifies as. FIND FAULT WITH TROLLEY SERVICE IN EAST ORANGE. The service now being given by the Public EJervlce on the Main street line In East Orange was brought before the City Council last night by Councilmen Grover and Bancroft, and unless relief Is given trouble is expected to follow. Councilman Grover, who is chairman of the railroad committee, declared the service was wretched, and the people are "piled into the cars like cattle.” Councilman Bancroft also told how the cars are run without any apparent schedule being followed out and the passengers are Jammed in the vehicles. Colonel Edwin W. Hine, of Public Service, was acquainted with the con ditions. It is said the trouble follows the institution of a new system by starters employed by the corporation with the result that persons have a long wait for cars and. when the ve hicles come along about three in suc cession there are crowded conditions. SCARLET FEVER CARRIES OFF ONE OF FOUR VICTIMS. Anna Conroy, 3 years old, who with her three little brothers went to the Soho Isolation Hospital with scar*et fever, died at the institution this morn ing. The children comprise the family of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Conroy, of 29 Henry street, Orange, and the other suftererB are Harry, seven years old, who went to the hospital with Anna on December 10, and Edward, a twin with Anna, and William. 8 months old, who went on December 12. The others seem to be progressing. WEST ORANGE WOMAN OBJECTS TO COASTING. Claiming she lives in dread of sus taining serious Injuries as the result of coasting being permitted on the street, Mrs. V. L. Williams, of Vine street. West Orange, has asked the police to stop the practise. Mrs. Will iams says that pedestrians are in danger of falling on the ice-covered pavement. She says that her husband Is now confined In bed as the result of injuries received in a fall. When Informed that the police could not take action on the matter, as the Town Councii permits coasyng, Mrs. Williams said she would appeal to that body and urge that the Council prohibit coasting on the hill. ANNUAL ELECTION OF FIREMEN’S ASSOCIATION. Satisfactory reports for the year were read at the annual meeting last night of the Firemen’s Relief Association of East Orange. The gathering at head quarters, Main street, was well attend ed. Captain George L. Mitchell, presi dent of the association, was reelected. The other officers elected include Joseph E. Booth, vice-president; Edward New kirk, secretary; Captain James Fin eran, treasurer; Assistant Chief John Flynn, John Shannon and Peter Weber, trustees for three years. DEMOCRATS PM , Cl Vote of Appreciation Given to Members Soon to Leave Orange Council. The Orange Common Council passed out of the control of the Republicans at the last meeting of the year last night. When the Council convenes on January 1 the Democrats will take hold. A rising vote of appreciation for .the work done by the retiring members was taken l^st night, and there were expressions of sorrow at the retirement of Majority Leader William A. Cal houn and Councilman Joseph A. Birk holz. Mr. Calhoun had one consola tion, he said, in that his retirement was voluntary. Everybody was in excellent spirits and many wishes for a prosperous year under Democratic rule were expressed by the Republican members. Council man Murray likened the present Coun cil to a non-partisan body despite the occasional clashes between factions. The Public Service Corporation last night served the Council with a notice to pay arrears due the corpo ration for electric current sup plied the city’s fire alarm system within thirty days or suit would be brought. The amount due the corpora tion is $458.86, the bills dating back to 1906, and the failure of former councils to settle has caused the corporation to act. Councilman Birkholz said that the bills had been approved each year by the police and fire committees, but the finance committee had always held them up. The notice was referred to the city counsel. A communication was received by the city clerk from the Public Utilities Commission, to whom the Public Ser vice Corporation applied for the right to connect their' tracks in Main street, Orange, with the tracks of the South Orange and Maplewood line, following their inability to reach an agreement with Orange. The clerk was author ized to reply to the Public Utilities Commission, stating the position of the city in the matter and offering to com promise with the Public Service, pro viding the latter agree to remove their tracks in Lincoln avenue within five years; that they enter /only upon a twenty-year franchise; that Main street at the Lincoln avenue crossing and at the West Orange line be re paired following the removal of the tracks, and that the Public Service grant permission for the hauling of freight over the South Orange and Maplewood line from the West Orange terminus to the pumping station in the valley section of the city. Regret Mayor’s Retirement. The Caldwell Borough Council passed a resolution of regret on the retirement of Mayor J. Henry Harrison, who has served seven years, both as mayor and councilman. The borough has pros pered under his administration. ORANGE NEGROES FORM B. AND L. ASSOCIATION. Orange negroes last night formed the Progressive Building and Loan Asso-1 elation of the Oranges, the first one for their race in the city, at the branch of the Y. M. C. A., Oak wood avenue and Parrow streets. These officers were elected: The Rev. William P. Lawrence, president; William Lomax, vice-president; J. Louis Smith, secre tary; J. Howard Buford, assistant sec retary; A. A. Hill, treasurer; board of directors, H. C. Watkins, J. H. Holmes, M. A. Nichols, E. G. Richardson, James Bartlett, J. W. Madison, Dr. A. E. Smyth, S. Harrison, J. H. Watson, A. Brokenburg, L. B. Minor, and C. F. Tinsley. Papers for incorporation will be filed in a few days. James N. Van dervall, P. A. Golnes and B. F. Holmes were named an auditing committee and appraisers. The officers reported today that 100 shares of stock valued at $200 each -were subscribed for at the meet ing. RESERVES DECISION ON TAX COLLECTOR’S CHARGE. Recorder Nott reserved decision to day In the East Orange Police Court on the complaint of Andrew W. Teed, dep uty tax collector, against James O’Donnell, of 34 Hilton street, because of a verbal row the two had In the O’Donnell home over the collection of a personal tax. Teed alleged that O’Donnell threatened to kill him and O’Donnell strenuously denied the charge. Recorder Nott will examine the war rant Teed uses and ascertain whether or not he had a right to force his way into the O’Donnell home after being refused admittance. If he had no right to enter, the recorder said, the lan guage used was not disorderly. Action is brought under a disorderly conduct ordinance and provides for a penalty of $10 if the person charged is convict ed. A decision will be given Saturday afternoon. E. ORANGE ARCANIANS HAVE XMAS ENTERTAINMENT. Following the business meeting of Longfellow Council No. 675, Royal Ar canum, of East Orange, last night, the annual Christmas celebration was held. Many friends and relatives of members were present. A fine program, consisting of piano selections, songs and short talks, was rendered. James S. Anderson delivered the address of welcome. Impersonating Santa Claus, a member of the lodge caused merriment among the young sters present. Shortly before the cele bration ended a “bill” to acknowledge receipt of a mysterious package was presented to the lodge. The signatures of the lodge members were readily attached, and when the package was opened a large black goat emerged from the box. The celebrants then gathered together and sang the "Stay-Spangled Banner." Star want ads are read by people who are buyers. Advertise In the Star. 1^J Men Dismissed as Grafters After Investigation Will Resort to Certiorari. PASSAIC, Dec. 20.-i-Actlng upon the recommendation of its sub-committee, which returned n report sustain ing the charges of grafting made against Councllmen Thomas J. Walsh Christopher J. Lane and, Norman D. Darmstatter, the Passaic Common Coun cil has voted to dismiss from its mem bership the latter two of the accused trio. Dismissal of Councilman Walsh was blocked by John Labash, a mem ber of the investigating committee, who submitted a minority report and therein asserted that the charges against Walsh were not conclusively proven. Counsel for the accused men appeared before the city board last night and pro tested against the removal of the ac cused men, asserting that they should be allowed five days in which to answer the charges made against them. Coun sel for the investigating committee as serted that the accused men waived this right when they appeared before the committee last week and testified. WUI Heaort to Certiorari. After the vote of dismissal was passed against the two Councilmen it was announced that they would resort to certiorari proceedings to have the case reviewed. Councilman Lane, re moved by action of the Connell tonight, will be out of office only n short time in any event, as he was reelected for a netv term last November and will re sume office again January 1. The graft charges grew out of an at tempt by Charles Krautheimer and Morris Wilensky to have transferred a license they owned at 1B1 Eighth street to Samuel Schomer, at 93 Fourth street. At a meeting of the City Council two weeks ago Krautheimer appeared and made a statement in which he alleged that he had given Councilman Thomas J. Walsh a diamond ring to secure his aid some months ago in preventing the transfer of another saloon to a building near his in Eighth street It was 6lso alleged that Councilman Lane had received $25 from Louis Lle berman for his influence in connection with another transfer of the Kraut heimer license. An investigation was ordered by unanimous vote of the Council and Myron B. Matthews, Arthur P. Jackson and John J. Labash were named as the investigating com mittee. John Scott Davison was en gaged as special counsel by the com mittee, and the hearing began last Thursday night and continued with afternoon and evening sessions until Saturday night, when the evidence was completed THESE THINGS HAPPENED IN CONE STREET, ORANGE Cone street folk In Orange had two thrillers this morning In that busy, thoroughfare. A young woman, evl- j dently obsessed with the importance! of getting to her office on time, swung herself aboard the 8:3 Lackawanna train for New York as the train pulled out and almost fell backward Into the arms of a young man, who hustled to her aid as she stumbled on a step. He beat Policeman Luke Devaney to the danger zone and was relieved as the girl scrambled to safety. Later a young man was being lath ered for a shave when he saw his horse outside start off for a short spin and latereded to his nose and ears, his neck encircled by a towel, he dashed out and nabbed the horse as the frisky animal gathered his resources for a quick sprint. He hurried back, laugh ing with the spectators who enjoyed the spectacle. TOTH ANNIVERSARY DINNER OF NEW ENGLAND SOCIETY. Receipt of numerous acceptances for the fortieth anniversary dinner of the New England Society of Orange to morrow night at the Essex County Country Club, East Orange, assures a splendid attendance at the function. Lawrence A. Norton, recently elected president of the society, will preside as toastmaster. The speakers and their topics will be: Governor John F. Fort, "Some Thoughts on New Jersey;” Herbert Knox Smith, “The Corner-stone;” the Rev. William Warren Giles. "Pilgrim Humor;” Howard Marshall. "The Mod tin Pilgrim." The club-house will be decorated with Christmas greens, and as the society Includes in Its member ship many of the best-known men in the Oranges the gathering will be a representative one. COUNCILMEN RECEIVE $2 FOR EACH MEETING. Bills for their meetings at $2 per gathering were ordered paid by the Orange Council members last night. The sums represent. all salaries they received, with the exception of the water committed Chairman ^Edward Cheetham, of that body, got JroO addi tional and the other members J50 addi tional each Mr. Cheetham attended the most meetings. The late Council man W. Stanley Grlnsted's account shows twenty-eight meetings attended and the other members attended as follows: Berryman. 28; Blrkholz, 33; Casey, 35; Calhoun, 36: Cheetham, 39; Coleman. 38; Coyne, 36; Dolan, 38; Flneran. 39: Keeley, 34; Le Master. 37; Murray, 36; Smith. 37, and President Heberllng, 37. ORANGE KNIGHTS VISIT PATERSON. Orange Council, Knights of Colum bus, paid an Informal visit to the Pat erson knights last night. A special trolley car was chartered for the oc casion and about twenty-five Orange Ites made the Journey. Addresses were made by members of both organiza tions. Assemblyman-elect John J. Bracken, of Orange, was one of the principal speakers. -—- -——■ -w— ANOTHER FAILURE 10 ELECT HEAD OF CITY COUNCIL Two Ballots Taken by East Of* ange Solons in Attempt to Break Deadlock. After taking two ballots showing a tie between Councilmen Horace A Bonnell and J. Lenord Merrill for chairman of the incoming City Council In East Orange, the members found the possibility of breaking the dead lock, which has existed during three conferences, is almost hopeless. Following the hearing on the trolley application the councilmen met in the office of Mayor William Cardwell and started to discuss the selectioh of a chairman. Then a ballot was taken showing five votes for each candidate. The second ballot showed the same re sult. Two petitions against the selection of Lincoln E. Rowley for another term as city clerk were presented from the Fourth ward by Councilmen Grovel: and Saxelby on behalf of their con stituents. There were not more than twenty-six names on a petition, it is said, and the two were handed back after being looked over. One member in favor of Mr. Rowley said if his colleagues were desirous of using petitions in finally deciding «n Mr. Rowley he was willing to start one for the clerk and in three hours would secure as many names for him as the opponents. Whether the petitions given back will be circulated again for names is not known. A straw vote is said to have shown there are three or four against the naming of Mr. Rowley at present. _... Mayor-elect Julian A. Gregory, it was announced, desires t6 meet the councilmen in conference again, aad it was decided to grant him a i'urthar hearing on the various subjects he de sires to bring up at a caucus to be held following the regular meeting next Tuesday night. A suggestion was also made that a special committee be ap pointed fo appoint sub-committees tor the year until the chairmanship squab ble is settled So action on the sugges tion was tuken. It is said Mr. Gregory has in mind bringing before the Council his re quest to Police Commissioners Sharp and Fallon to resign because of the recent row In the commission, which started over the passing of a resolu tion naming five chancemen as patrol men before civil service takes effect on Saturday next. Mayor Cardwell has not signed the resolution as yet. He has ten days to veto or sign It The Misses Inex and Ruth D* of Englewood, are visiting the ents, Mr. an I Mrs. John W. De of Fairfield.