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IS BARRED FROM 6. (U CAUCUS Deny Ri*ht Of Ocean County Senatorial Claimant to Partici pate Without Certificate. MAY HAVE TO BE JUDGES BETWEEN HIM AND LOW Republican Complimentary Sen-i atorial Vote Lies Between Sen. ' Kean and ex-Governor Stokes. ; [From a Staff Correspondent. ] TRENTON. Dec. 21.—To discuss leg islation to be introduced at the coming j session and to agree upon a candidate for United States senator, the Senate! Republican majority will caucus again | 1 text Tuesday. It remains for the cau- j cus to decide whether the senatorial! complimentary vote is to be given to I Serna or John Kean or to former Gov ernor Edward C. Stokes, who received the primary honor. The Republicans are in the minority on joint ballot and do not regard the "empty honor" In connection with the senatorship as of much Importance. The selection of the Senate officers was printed in the Eve ning STAR yesterday. The Ocean county senatorial dispute was not officially acted upon. Senator Thomds A. Mathis, who, according to the fraudulent recount, won out over Senator-elect George C. Low, was at * the State House, but was not permitted to attend the caucus. Senators May Sit as Judges. The senators felt that later they might be obliged in a judicial capacity to determine whether Mathis or Low should be seated, and considered it un wise to do anything that might savor of prejudging the case. Mathis pre pared a statement of his side of the case, but the caucus refused to give it any official consideration. The Mathis statement, in part, follows: "Immediately after the election my friends from different parts of the county insisted on my asking for a re count. I considered the question care fully and found that a recount of the county would Involve a tremendous ex pense, .which would have to be borne by me In case of my failure to change the result ot the election. In view of the expense I determined to limit my application for a recount to the more populous section of the county, and therefore In my petition applied for a recount in the two districts of Lake wood and Dover Township, which ter ritory comprised one-third of the vot ing population of Ocean County. "Justice Voorhees issued an order for that recount. The three ballot boxes were delivered to the court, and on the Lakewood First district box when opened the tape was so slack that It could be slipped aside and the box opened without breaking the seal. The ballots were not properly numbered and strung. They were strung up to 300. the remaining ballots being thrown In the hex loose. lr. this district there' .■were fifteen Mathis 'otfllots anti -te1'. Low ballots rejected and one other change made, making a net loss of six votes for me in that district, one Re publican member of the County Board of Elections apparently voting when ever the opportunity occurred to throw out ballots of mine. * Tlien Took lip Dover Box. “This., on the suggestion of Mr. Lot s counsel, we took up the ques tion of the Dover Township box. This box was found unsealed, but locked . with the three usual locks. The ballots were not properly numbered or strung, so we found groups of ballots on the string out of place according to serial numbers, showing either that they were not strung as they were counted or not numbered as they were strung. Borne of the envelopes were pierced by the needle twice. In this district, on the recount, there were twenty-seven Mathis ballots rejected and forty-seven low ballots rejected, but on figuring ■p it showed my gain over the return j made by the original election board to i be only seven votes, which evidences Improper methods in that district of •ounty and of improper methods by the •lection board. “A significant fact is that in any case where such Improper methods ai)d im proper returns were found in the re count I was a gainer. I do not charge that this was done deliberately, but it Is very peculiar. "The board then took up the Second j district of Lakewood. The township | clerk delivered the box to the court i end stated It was in the same condl- j tlon as it was when the election board delivered it to him on elect'bn night, because Mr. Havens, a member of the elevuoii board, useu u pm-l: ' • 'in to make an imprint on the seal, and that Imprint still remained. The Democratic member of the county election board In opening this box tried to open It by clipping the tape over the sides, but this he could not do. If the member of the County Board of Elections in trying to remove the tape without breaking It could not do so, It would seem to prove that no one else could have done It, and It Is apparent to my mind that the box had never been opened. The box was found properly locked with the three usual locks. The —— i ■■■— ... ' U Open Monday & Saturday Until 10 P. M. mil r THIS HAND- a I KL Ee-SOMK O O L. D PARLOR CHAIR With Evary Purohaaa of $50 Write for Our New Catalog Mailed Free 0 Rooms Furnished - 0 Complete with 4 Grand Rapids, $165 5 Furniture, at $225 We Pay Freight R. R. Fare 4 t\QL ALLOWED ON ALL 1 UtD cash sales ’ EVERYTHING FOR HOUSEKEEPING ON % Our Easy Payment Plan . $100 Worth $10 Down $2.00Weekly . 150 “ $15 “ $2.25«ur 200 “ $20 *• |2.50T*r““ 300 ** $30 “ $3.50wtthla 400 " $40 “ $5.00MO, 500 “ $50 “ $6.00“,}J*V. 120 West 23d St. Near ath Art.. N«w York City OFFICERS OF CREDIT MEN’S ASSOCIATION 9 I E K/c£*^e£s _JK X . 2Y££?Z>A2sCj/C tzrsz/Zsrs r iBfiy i *- ---- envelopes were properly numbered and properly strung, and the ballots prop erly Inclosed In the envelopes. “At the end of the count this district showed that Mathis had a majority of seventy-five, instead of Low forty-six, as the election returns had been made. There were no comments made, no claims of fraud made to the court at the time and no evidence of any fraud pointed out. Some time after the re count closed, when consideration of the changed result was had, it was evident that there had been fraud or gross carelessness on the part of the election board or else that the ballots had been changed in the box after the election board had maje its return. / "I hope my public reputation has been such and my private standing with my personal friends such that I wijp be believed when T say that if IJtXiA the slightest evidence of any change hav ing been made in that ballot box after j the polls had been closei^and the count been made and the Jrfox delivered to j the township clerk, 4 wopld instantly refuse to take advantage of any legal technicality Fo 'retain my seat in the Senate of the State of New Jersey.” These additional caucus nominations were also decided upon: Assistant secretary. Benjamin Pat ifirghn. Salem; Journal clerk, John W. Clift, Union; assistant clerk not announced, but assigned to Passaic; supervisor of bills. Edward A. Sexsmlth, Monmouth; assistant su pervisor of hills, Wilbur K. Sloan, nioucester; bill clerk, Charles Bohm. rape May; assistant bill clerk, not an nounced, hut assigned to Cumberland; calendar, Tuttle C. Walker, Atlantic, sergeant-at-arms, Goudloupe A. Holl, Mercer; assistant sergeant-at-arms, John Fitzga, Somerset; president's sec retary. not announced, but assigned to Union; assistant to the president’s sec retary, not announced, but assigned to Somerset; committee on printed bills, not announced, but assigned to Bur lington. The Steering Committee. The steering committee, composed of Senators Bradley, Freltnghuysen, Gaunt, Leavitt and Nichols, made the following allotment of minor patron age: Atlantic—Calendar clerk, page and two gallery-keepers. Burlington—Clerk to committee on printed bills, file clerk and doorkeeper. Camden—Secretary to the Senate, clerk to appropriation committee and file clerk. Cape May—Bill clerk, doorkeeper, clerk to horoughs and township com mittee and pages. Cumberland—Doorkeeper, assistant bill clerk, clerk to committee on pub lic health and page. Gloucester—Assistant supervisor of ' bills, doorkeeper, clerk to secretary ■ and gallery-keeper. Mercer—Sergeant-at-arms, doorkeep- , er, clerk to municipal corporations committee, stenographer. Monmouth—Supervisor of bills, clerk to railroads and canal committee and file clerk. PasBalc—Assistant journal clerk, clerk to revision of laws committee, file clerk and page. Salem—Assistant secretary of the , Senate, gallery-keeper, clerk to com- i mlttee on education. Somerset — Assistant sergeant-at arms, doorkeeper, clerk to banking and insurance committee, assistant secre tary to president. Union—Journal clerk, president’s pri vate secretary and page. The Senators decided to abo'lsh the positions of cloakroom-keeper, assist ant clerk to the secretary and assist ant clerk to president's secretary, causing a saving of $1,250. The total compensation to be received by the Senate officers and employees Is $20,300. BODY AWAITING CLAIMANT. The body of Charles Cannon, 61 years old, who died at the almshouse Pecem ber 16, lies at Holla's morgue awaiting a claimant. Cannon in former years was a property owner in Hoyt street, after the death of his parents, having fallen heir to the estate. As yet noth ing has been learned of his life or as to how he became a pauper. He was committed to the almshouse August 19, 1904. The only known relative Is a nephew named Blake, who Is connect ed with the police department In New York city. Friends of Cannon were notified by the morgue authorities, but as yet none have claimed the body. THREE SPECIAL GIRL-TRAINS. NORTHAMPTON, Mass., Dec. 21.— Three special all-Pullman trains witn all reservations taken by Smith Col lege girls will leave Northampton to day noon for New York, Chicago and Boston respectively. Railroad men say that the big exodus marks tlje most luxurious homecoming In the history of women’s colleges at home or abroad. READ DF CREDIT MEN'S SOCIETY President of Board of Trade Is / Recipient of New ‘. Honors. Within a week after being elected president of the Board of Trade, Curtis R. Burnett, secretary of the Brewers and Bottlers’ Supply Company, has been the recipient of another honor. He was chosen president of the Newark Association of Credit Men at the meeting last night. The other officers were all reelected. They are: Irving C. Brown, vice-pres ident; Otto L. Herdrich, treasurer, and J. Fred Braun, secretary. The trustees for two years are William A. Hart, Charles H. Sansom, William P. Barton and Gordon B. Phillips. v Roy F. Anthony, counsel for the as sociation, claimed that the bulk sales law of 1908, which the members of tho association were instrumental in hav ing passed, was, according to its pres ent form not alone detrimental to the interests of its members on account of the five-day clause, which gave cer tain merchants of the Hill section of the city an opportunity for fleecing, but prevented the members of having the required time In which to protect them selves, and it should be remedied. Five-Day Ilnle Discussed. In making reference to the law, Mr. Anthony said: “The five-day rule, if put in effect by certain merchants, can be worked to a fine advantage. If they propose to sell their goods on some Saturday they can put them in bulk and notify their creditors to the effect that they will hold a sale on the fol lowing week. In the meantime no one has enough time to go to court and obtain papers restraining them from doing so, as It takes five more days to go through the District Court. By that time Mr. Merchant has the best of you. I would suggest that the legisla tive committee get busy and see that this law is so fixed by the next Legisla ture that ten days be Inserted in place of five.’’ The nominating committee recom mended that the term of president should not run over two years, and a resolution to the effect that all nomi nations be made from the floor instead of by members of a committee appoint ed by the president was referred to the new board of trustees. The treasurer reported that thero was at present $1,800 on hand and a membership of 350. THIRD WARD GUARDS ELECT. The Original Third Ward Guards held their annual election of officers last night in headquarters, 323 Halsey street. The following were chosen: Alderman Louis Pfeifer, president; James P. Hail, first vice-president; Ludwig Schultz, second vice-president; George Sheppard, captain; Christian Lutz, treasurer; Amiel Luz, financial secretary; Charles Helmund, recording secretary; Harry Brown, sergeant-at arms; William Peterson, orderly ser geant, and Christian Volz, Christian Lutz and Charles Wlrtz, trustees. The guards will meet hereafter on the sec ond Tuesday of each month. , BEEF DEALERS ARE TO BID FOR HOSPITAL CONTRACT. Competitive System Will Go Into Effect February 1. All the beef dealers 1n the city will be Invited to bid for the contract for supplying meat for the Essex County Hospital for the Insane until the com petitive bidding system is placed in operation February 1. Only in this way could the hospital committee of freeholders settle the row over giving the contract to Meyej & Bush Instead of the Newark Beef Company, who fur nished the beef supplies until a short time ago. At the meeting yesterday afternoon the committee agreed to meet again Friday afternoon to act upon bids received. While Freeholder Gottlieb insisted that the Newark Beef Company had not reduced its prices until it had heard of the lower prices of Mejfer & Bush Freeholder Althen declared that the prices of the Newark Beef Company also had been reduced, but the commit tee had not been informed because the bills for the month "had not been pre sented. He called attention to the fact that the Newark Beef Company on an other occasion had reduced the price of beef % cent without the members of the committee knowing anything about it until the bills were presented for payment. He called it unfair that the Newark Beef Company was cut off I the way it was and insisted that it had not been a square deal. Supervisor Schickhaus declared that he had informed himself by looking over the books of the Newark Beef Company that the prices quoted by the company had been charged during the entire month and that they were not quoted to the committee after the prices of the Meyer & Bush company had become known. The question of providing main tenance for the family of Warden Steadman, whose salary was Increased from $2,000 to $2,500 by the new board, with maintenance for himself only, was taken up by the committee, but no action was taken. WOULD CHANGE LAW FOR CHRISTMAS BUYERS. Plainfield Would Amend Tax Laws to Aid Santa Claus. PLAINFIELD, Dec. 21.—An agita tion has been started here which is expected to get to the Legislature for a change in the tax laws so as to re lieve the burden which comes at this time of year upon taxpayers at the time of heavy drafts for money for Christmas gifts and for the semi-an nual payment of interest on obligations. The assessing for Plainfield now be gins May 20 and the assessors’ year continues to the following May 20. The collection of taxes begins in October and the time limit is up December 20 for payment without interest. The project proposed would make the as sessing begin in January and the tax collections start In August, with a reward of 3 per cent, reduction for early payment, the reward decreasing up to October 1, when interest would be added. MISS COLGROVE TO WED. CLINTON, Dec. 21.—Invitations have been Issued for the marriage of- Miss Gertrude Lynn Colgrove. daughter of | Mr. and Mrs. Arthur D. Colgrove, of Mansfield, Pa., and John C. Welsh, of German Valley, to take place Wednes day. December 28. at the home of the bride. . Good Health is the Target of your aim—or should be—and first in importance. Get and keep good health and you can work with hope—find life worth living—rise after nights of restful sleep—have energy and ambition—know content. If you are out of health, or in poor condition, see what can do for you. Your food will taste right and nourish you better —your bowels will be regular and your nervous system corrected. Your blood will be purer and you will feel more cheerful. Your whole system will be benefited and you will know why so many thousands have found that Beecham’s Pills hit the target and Hit Right Every Time 4 NEWSPAPERS ABE OUT TO SUPPORT EX-SENATOR SMITH Governor-elect Wilson Is Criti cised for Stand in Sena torial Situation. Further expression on the United States Senatorial situation in this State and favoring former United States Sen ator James Smith, Jr., was made yes terday In several of the leading news papers in the State. The Gamden Courier In Its editorial columns has the following to say. “Seven Democratic clubs of Newark, representing 6,000 voters, last week In dorsed the candidacy of James Smith, Jr., for United States Senator, and call on the Essex Assemblymen to use their best efforts In his behalf. This recog nition from his fellow citizens, though partisan, Indicates that Mr. Smith's friends have faith In him and his abil ity to serve well the State. But when his opponents In Essex County get to gether and send for Dr. .Wilson to ad dress them and score him, It will be made to appear that his friends are not equal to hts enemies.” Further in Its editorial page the Camden Courier says: His Task No Light One. “Governor-elect Wilspn Is carving out for himself a program of work that will test his physical endurance, judg ing from two interviews with him on Saturday. He repeats his intention to fight the election of James Smith, Jr., to the United States Senatorship to the last ditch, and at "the same time ad mits that he is indebted to the latter for his nomination for Governor. He also intends to fight through the Leg islature, if he can, all the things for which the Democratic platform calls, which will be no small task, as he in tends to go into the districts of leg islators and tell the voters of their shortcomings if they don’t do as he suggests. The doctor will certainly have his hands full after he is seated in the executive chair. In an inter view regarding the Democratic House at Washington he says it was not so much a Democratic victory as a turn ing away from the Republican party. True to his free trade belief he states the present tariff is not a system of protection, and does not deserve the support of even those who believe in the principle of protection. And he declares that if the Democratic party should now become conservative it will undoubtedly become a permanent mi nority. Dr. Wilson, therefore, must bo a radical Democrat, who believes in free trade and in favor of American wage-earners fighting their own bat tles against the invasion of products of cheap labor from Europe.” Under the headline, “Wilson: That’s All,,” the Camden Post-Telegram .says: Getting Down to Dross Taeks. “Getting down to brass tacks it is a fight between Dr. Woodrow Wilson and James Smith, Jr., for leadership of the Democratic party In New Jer sey. Smith has kept the party or ganization alive for the past sixteen years by responding to the party’s call for aid when it was in extremis. Wilson, a. Southerner, with practlcallyl no roots in Jersey soil, owes his politi cal position to Smith, who discovered him and made him Governor of New Jersey. Egctism and ambition com bined have inspired the creature to attempt to dominate the creator; ergo, the fight is on. “Will the rank and file of the Demo cratic party make any mistake in standing by the man who has main tained the organization through all the dark and troublous years? “On the one hand is the leader who has stood by the organization and provided the ‘sinews of war’ whenever called upon; on the other the man who took no Interest in his party’s welfare, not even troubling himself to vote at several elections, and who now is assuming the role of dictator. "At the moment of triumph Wilson creates a breach In the party. He could not serve Republican ends bet ter than he has done. Perhaps he does not forget that he was elected by the votes of disgruntled Republicans. But with him It is a case of ‘Wilson; that's all.’ ” AGED MAN FINDS PRACTICAL JOKE DEVOID OF HUMOR. Locked in Smokehouse, He Nearly Perishes With Cold. GEORGETOWN, Del., Dec. 21.— Locked In his smokehouse until ho almost perished from the cold as the result of a practical Joke, John Wesley Rogers, an a^ed judge of elections for Georgetown Hundred, Is In a serious condition from the exposure. Rogers was salting down his winter supply of meat when some practical jokor slipped up to the smokehouse and, slamming the door, locked It on the outside. He tried to get out, but could not break the door open and, although he pounded and knocked and called for help for* severed hours, could not make himself heard. His frantic family searched everywhere for him, unable to explain his unaccountable I disappearnce. Some one finally heard the muffled cries and unlocked the door and found the aged man In a serious condition from the effects of the cold. - 4 SCHOOL INSPECTION GENERAL. Through the appointment of five ad ditional district physicians there is about to be placed in operation in the parochial schools of the city a system of medical inspection identical with that under which children In the pub lic schools are examined. The follow j lng doctors were named at the meet 1 lng of the Board of Health last night: Dr. Michael Coffey, Dr. D. R. Campbell, Dr. Hesser McBride, Dr. Patrick Clark and Dr. Harry. C. Povey. * _ TO HONOR 00V. PATERSON. PATERSON, Dec. 20.—Tha advis ability of making suitable commemora tion of the life and works of William Paterson, a Governor of New Jersey and a justice of the United States Su preme Court, is being considered by the Board of Trade. It is suggested that at the time of the Inauguration of Governor-elect Woodrow Wilson In January Paterson take cognizance of the inauguration of Governor Paterson 120 years ago by suitable public ex. ercisea. How Much Can YOU Spend ’asgNgKSjt For a Piano ? gyfSllI Whether you desire to pay cash or derive the benefit of our three Hgl year payment plan, you will find the Piano of your choice at the Wissner store, where Pianos for every taste and purse can be bought. $CCn and upward will buy a reliable Player-Piano. No home 9OOII should be without one. They are playable, both by hand and music roll. Old pianos accepted aa part payment. The Best Pianos to Be Had Today, if Actual Construction and Results Are Judged, Are the WISSNER W PUN IS tdCft Wissner prices are not high to * those who know the existing con ditions of the piano trade. They cost but little more than many instruments that are well advertised, but which have no stand ing in the musical world. I and upward will buy a high-grade instrument. The Leck erling Pianos—also controlled by us—are found in the best homes. They have made their way into popular favor in a manner heretofore believed impossible. Is the price of the first size Reinhard Piano. This is a special model made for local trade only. The manufac ture of Reinhard Pianos is under our direct control, and we have 'j sold them for many years. Thousands of pleased owners have ' voiced their commendation of this wonderful value. $ I 7B t0 S190 is all that is necessary to buy a good piano from * ■ us. These pianos are very pleasing in tone, touch and ap pearance. Made in up-to-date cases, finished in mahogany. They are very attractive and give general satisfaction. Used Uprights at Great Bargains Many Upright Pianos by the best makers come to our ware rooms as part payment on Wissner Player-Pianos, and after they have gone through the repair department at the Wissner Factory, some of them are almost as good as new. *95 *110 *125 *175 WISSNER WAREROOMS OPEN EVENINGS 003 Broad St. Unusual, Beautiful, I vJlIiS Refined, Inexpensive I No matter how little or how ■ much you wish to spend for a gift, you can surely find some thing here that would meet with your idea of quality, price, design and finish. Our lines of Jewelry, Watches, Dia monds, Silverware, etc., are filled with distinctive, re fined gifts and afford the widest range of selection. You Can Shop In Comfort Here at Any Hour of the Day OPEN EVENINGS THIS WEEK GIFTS IN SOLID GOLD Brooches, 1.50 up. Scarf Pins, 1.00 up. " Cuff Buttons, 2.75 up. Pendants and Chains, 3.50 up. Lockets, 3.00 up. Bracelets, 5.00 up. Ladies’ Gold Watches, 15.00 up. Ladies’ Filled Watches, 7.00 up. Gentlemen’s Gold Watches, 21.75 up. k Gentlemen’s Filled Watches, 7.00 up. 1 Diamond Rings, 8.50 up. \ Seal Rings, 2.00 up. ■ \ GIFTS IN SOLID SILVER I I Brush and Comb. 3.75 up. I ' Brush, Comb and Mirror, 10.00 up. s Military Brushes, 4.00 up. I Cloth Brushes, 2.50 up. Hat Brushes, 1.50 up. \ if Manicuring Sets, 4.75 up. 3 QrHINDP* Popular "Thin Model" ^ -tbv Brushes for Travelers . Jewelers, Diamond RpeclalUts, OpUolana I Cor. Broad and Cedar Streets li 1.50 to 3.50 SILKS, SATINS, STEINS IN ALLEGED TH1EFS DBN. BOSTON. Dee. 21.—Silks and taoea, hobnobbing with sides of beef, strips of bacon, cans of soup, condensed milk and paint, greeted the eyes of police men sent to search the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Knadler, 63 years old, who had been arrested on a charge of shop lifting. There were also musical instruments, vases, steins, manicure sets and a great variety of other articles, estimated to be worth more than 35,000. Later the police arrested Mrs. Knad ler’s daughters, Margaret, 24 years old, and Lillian, 19, and her son Frank, 23. Margaret wore under her skirt a cloth bag three feet square. MORE HEIRS SEEK FORTUNE. FLORENCE, Dec. 21.—New claim ants for a portion of the fortune of Schuyler Rainier, the rich and eccen tric old- farmer found dead in his corn field last October, have appeared In the person of George and Samuel Wil son, of Bordentown, who has assigned Attorney H. B. Wells to push their claims as nephews to an equal division with the other heirs. TURKEY FOR EVERYBODY. CLAYTON, Dec. 21.—If anybody here cannot have turkey for Christmas din ner this year it will be the fault of their pocketbook. Over 500 turkeys arrived in town yesterday, more than enough to supply each house In the borough with one bird. H. Na than, cattle dealer, while buying cat tle in the West also bought a carload of turkeys and brought them home with him. ),g SOMETHING NEW POSITIVELY All DAY T0-M0KK0W JS* wffl be disappointed—we shall introduce these new style jeweler’s Ger man Silver mesh bags, selling them at *1.88 each. They are made along fho same lines as solid Geld and sterling Sil ver Mesh Bags, very elaborate in design and finish, and are on aale at high class Jewelry stores. If any of these bags can be bought of any other first class Jeweler for lest than $4 00 we will refund the money. 8ent by mall. $2.17. CHARLES A. KEENE Dlaaeesd*. Watches. Jewelry. 180 Broadway, New York Open Bvenlngo Until Christmas NEWARK SALESMAN HURT. ELIZABETH. Dec. 21.—Albert Jor dan, employed as salesman for a New ark household supply firm, slipped off the back stoop of a residence In West field avenue here and broke two bones in hts left wrist. He was taken to the Elizabeth General Hospital, where hi* injury was dressed. Ha was then sent to his homo m If*wart.