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EDITION Newark (Srenino tar j editIon I COMPLETE STOCKS I \ ‘ COMPLETE STOCKS ..... AND NEWADK ADVERTISED ..... I / * - " ■' ■ ... ■ . . ■- - ■■ — — ■- - - — - — ■ - ■— ■ — — ■ - — ESTABLISHED 1832.ONE CENT._ NEWARK N. J.. TUESDAY. DECEMBER 27. 1910.—16 PAGES. CLOUDY AND WARMER TONIGHT; WEDNESDAY RAIN. SEVEN KILLED IN TRAIN COLLISIONS ON THREE ROADS Four Meet Death in Freight Wreck on B. and 0. at Parkersburg. • I THREE TRAINMEN FERISH IN C. AND A. FLIER CRASH Fog Responsible for Collision of New Haven Express with Freight at Attleboro. PAWTUCKET, R. I„ Dec. 27,—While runping today al its regular rate of speed a passenger train from Boston for Providence on the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad, when Just out of Attleboro, crashed into the rear end of a freight train and badly Injured a flagman, Gilbert D. Smith, •who was sitting on the caboose of the latter train. The passengers of the Boston train were badly shaken up, but none was hurt. The accident was due to the dense fog which hung over the tracks. The engine of the passenger train was driven into the whole length of the freight caboose and into the next car as well. So great was the force that three other freight cars were thrown from the track. None of the passenger coaches left the rails. THREE TRAINMEN KILLED IN CRASH OF “RED HUMMER.” KANSAS CITY, Mo.. Dec. 27.—Train JJo. 9, known as the "Red Hummer," en the Chicago and Alton railroad, Which left Chicago last night for Kan sas City, ran into a freight train near Barber, Mo., early today. Three trainmen were killed, accord ing to a statement of local officials of the road. The dead are; B. Davis, pas senger engineer; M. J. Crabtree, pas Beneer fireman, and H. M. Flora, the freight brakeman. None of the passengers were Injured, Bay the officials here. The passenger I train struck the caboose of the freight, which had failed to clear the main track In going onto a switch. L FOUR TRAINMEN KILLED IN B. AND 0. COLLISION. PARKERSBURG, W. V*., Dec. 27.— Four trainmen were killed and two ethers Injured. In a collision of two freight trains on the Ohio river divi sion of the Baltimore and Ohio rail road at Mercers Bottom, W, Va„ early today. The dead are R. H. Kantz, fireman; William Steftey, Parkersburg, engineer; C. J. Moffat, Huntington, brakeman, end B. H. Bradham, Parkersburg, fire man. _ It Is said that the crew of one of the trains made a mistake in reading its erders, end that this was the cause of fhe accident. FIND BODY OF WRITER WHOSE / YACHTW SANK KET WEST, Fla., Dec. 27.—The body Of Captain Stuart Bennett, of New York, magazine wTiter and owner of the yacht Phra, was found today near Western banka. His wife and Herman Parker, one of the men on the yacht, Also are believed to have been drowned. Bennett sailed from Fort Myers last Friday in his yacht, which oolllded mith the Jetties near here Sunday night, Sinking in a few minutes. Three of the crew who were picked up yesterday re port that they sftw Captain Bennett, his wife and Parker clinging to a mast. There were only six persons aboard the Phra. Bennett was about 35 years old. He •was well known In New York yachting Circles. His wife had relatives at JTarrytown and White Plains, N. Y. ATTFLL AND ALLEN MATCHED. SYRACUSE. N. Y„ Dec. 27,—Abe Attell, featherweight champion of the world, and Billy Allen, featherweight champion of Canada, will meet In a ten-round no-decislon bout in this ctty January 28. 10. r. 10 RUSH ITS e PROGRAM THROUGH SENATE Legislators of Upper House Plan to Steal March on Governor elect Wilson. SENATORS HOLD LONG SECRET CONFERENCE Rate-Making Public Utility Bill on the Legislative Program. [Special to the Newark Star ] TRENTON, Dec. 27.—The early pas sage of Republican measures by the Senate In order to get the political ad vantage of the Democratic House of Assembly will probably be the legisla tive program ip the upper branch of the 135th session. The Republican sen ators were in conference at the State House today on plans for the new ses sion. The meeting took place behind closod doors, but from what could be learned a rate-making public utility bill and some other measures will be Introduced very early in the session and will be rushed through and-put up to the, Democratic House. It is understood to be the general plan tor the Senate to put through a quick legislative program that will leave as little as possible for Governor Wilson to exploit in his inaugural mes sage. To Break Senate Record. The Legislature will meet Tuesday, January 10, and the inauguration of Dr. Wilson as Governor will take place January 17. If the reported plan of the Republican Senate is carried out, therefore, there will have to be a legis lative hustle on the part of the ma jority Senators the first week of the session that will break the record, for, of course, Governor Wilson will de liver his inaugural address the day ha is inducted into office. It is understood that a rate-making public utility measure is to be drafted at once and that it will be submitted to the Senators at a meeting to be held, probably next week. It is pos sibl^that one or two other bills of importance may be taken up in the same manner. According to report today the plan w ill be to get these bills introduced and passed through the Senate by Monday night preceding the Inauguration in order lo take the political "starch" out of Governor Wilson’s message to be given the next day. ms QUIZZED BY GRAND JURY GF OCEAN GOtINTY Defeated Senator, Judge Berry and Election Board Subpoenaed. [Special to the Newark Star.? TOMS RIVER, Dec. 27.—When the Ocean county grand Jury met here to day to take up the election frauds in East Lakewood, Judge Maja Leon Berry, counsel for Senator Mathis, was the first witness. Senator Thomas A. Mathis homself was the second wit ness, and the examination of these two men lasted from the time the Jury met till noon. Among those subpoenaed ,'ere the four members of the East Lakewood election board, H. E. Havens, Cornelius Conklin, Chester Lane, Norman S. Grant and a number of Lakewood resi dents. Assemblyman Harry Newman will be a witness and has with him 250 affi davits from voters that they voted for George Low for senator In East Lake wood district, though there'were but 197 Low ballots in the box in the dis credit recount. Joseph B. Hoff, of the County Tax Board, and chairman of the Republi can County Committee; Assessor Harry J. Terwllllgeij Collector Forman T. Johnson, the entire Lakewood police force and many others are here to tes tify before the Inquest. A Splendid Hazard I By Harold. MaoGratli ■11 1 ,fc" —”• • 1 ■' A Romance, rich in exciting detail, i will start soon in the » EVENING STAR j , ii 1 Watch for the Opening Chapters « . * ' A > I AM THE STATE \ ■ - 1 * - LUMBAR REFUSES TO DISCUSS PLAN FOR HISJEFENSE Accused Clergyman Declines to Say What His Course of Action Will Be. "I shall not say at the present time whether I shall go before the East New Jersey Baptist Council to defend my self against the false charges that have been raised against me. But I will say that the congregation of my own church had decided by an overwhelm ing vote that they are amply able to take care of the matter themselves. So far as I am concerned the case stands Just there at present.” This was the answer given by the Rev. W. T. S. Lumbar today to the report that the council will Investigate the acousatlon that he is guilty of Im proper conduct with a young woman. It Is also his answer to the resolutions passed by the deacons and trustees of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church urging a thorough probe. Statement Unauthorised. "The statement that I have decided not to defend myself Is unauthorled," continued the accused minister. "But on Sunday, when the Informal vote was taken In my church, only five of the entire congregation put up their hands In favor of the council probe, and the united sentiment of the church is on the side of tending to this affair Itself and In Its own way.” The East New Jersey Baptist Council meets this afternoon In the North Bap tist Church. Its session may precipi tate another open outbreak of the scandal when the regular weekly prayer service Is held In the Mt. Pleas ant Church tonight. Say Probe Was Blocked. Members of his congregation who are In opposition to Lumbar were very frank today in Baying tnat the minis ter had used every means lp his p'ower to maneuver himself out of an Investi gation. Since the letter demanding the probe has not been submitted to the council It Is not at all likely' they say, that the body will break precedent gratuitously taking up the case. Moreover, it is pointed out, Lumbar’s resignation becomes effective tonight after the weekly prayer-meeting, so that he will be then outBide the con gregation, and hence not amenable to an Investigation. There Is a sent linen on the part of some of the opposition, however, to give the pastor a parting shot and they may take steps to make the meet ing tonight the scene of a final up heaval. Horse Blankets, New Stock. Maeknet a Do.emu. do.. TN Broad street, ■.ado. / FEDERAL RAIDERS SEIZE NINE TONS OF FROZEN EGGS Government Officers Make Rec= ord Haul at Jersey City Re frigeration Warehouse. JERSEY CITY, Dec. 27.—Nine tons of alleged rotten eggs were seized today by United States Deputy Marshal Louis G. Beekman and United States Food Inspector Herman Lind, at the Mer chants’ Refrigeration Company’s plant, at Bay and Warren streets. The seiz ure le one of the biggest yet made by the government In Its crusade against bad eggs to bakers, confectioners and others for use In food products. The warrant for the seizure, which was lBsued by United States Commis sioner Carpenter, describes the frozen liquid egg as “filthy, decomposed and putrid animal matter.’’ Frozen solid It has no odor, but when thawed out, the government officers say, It emits a stench which Is unbear able. In all, Beekman and Lind seized 668 cans of liquid eggs, each can con taining thirty pounds of the article. The cans were traced by the govern ment from Chicago to the merchants’ stores. On October 25 the Merchants’ Com pany reoelved by way of the Erie rail road 258 cans of liquid eggs from the Chicago Cold Storage and Warehouse Company, and on December 1 there ar rived 196 cans from the same concern. Two hundred and ten cans came from the Union Cold Storage Company, of Chicago, October 18, by way of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. The Jersey City Board of Health will be called upon to destroy the eggs for the United States Inspector. SIX FINE HORSES NEWARK STREETS An alarming epidemic of meningitis appeared among Newark’s horses to day, at least half-a-dozen fine animals fell 111 in the centre of the city within a few hours. At noon two were in Broad street near Hahne's, another near Centre market, and others in New. Rector and Centre streets. Horsemen attribute the epidemic to the holiday j lull, during which some owners make the mistake of feeding their horssa aa heavily as when they arc at work. FOLLOWS SESSION AT CABO TABLE Free-for-All Fight in Saloon Leads to Hurry Call for Ambulance. During a free-for-all fight in a saloon at Polk and Clover streets early today razors and chairs were used as weapons. George Czugas, who lives at Kerry and Chamber streets, is at St Joseph's Hospital as a result of the row, and may have a fractured skull. Isldor' Storhikas, of 75 Van Buren street. Is another who was badly cut He has an ugly gash on the left side of the head and the nose Storhikas, Joseph Banls, the bar tender, and Joseph Orben are held as witnesses. Joseph Vansargis and Charles Mls zeikls, both of 100 Polk street, who are accused of knocking Czugas down, kicking him and beating him with a chair, are missing. Mike Vasllenckas, the proprietor of the place, telephoned to the police, but when Policemen Miller and Morley reached the scene in the patrol wagon the guilty ones had escaped. A call for the First Precinct ambulance was sent, as the patrol wagon was not equipped with the stretcher. Plain clothesman Adubato Joined In the in vestigating, and with Plainclotheeman Miller expects to round up the missing pair. The witnesses declared the fight followed a dispute over a game of cards. The Information the police were able to secure was that the men spent the night In a saloon several blocks away from the one where the fight took place playing cards and drinking. Storhikas was in an ugly mood and picked a quarrel with Vansargis • --- CIVIL SERVICE NAMED BY BOABD [Special to the Newark Stax.] TRENTON, Dec. 27.—The Civil Serv ice Commission today appointed Frank H. Baldwin, of Orange, as civil service registrar for East Orange and William E. Christman, of East Orange, registrar for Essex county. DETROtT PUBLISHER DEAD. DETROIT. Mich., Dec. 27.—August Marxhausen. proprietor of the German Daily newspaper, the Abend Post, died suddenly at his home here today ot heart disease. *~ / _... ... ..... LET DR. WILSON SPEAK OUT OR IREN STAND CONVICTED OF TRICKERV ANO DECEIT —JAMES SMITH, JR. Demands That Governor-elect Name Spokesman Who Told Him Essex Man Would Not Seek Seat in United States Senate. DECLARES PRINCETON MAN CALLED RECENT PRIMARY FARCE AND DISGRACE Asserts Conversion to Martine Is So Sudden as to Excite Suspicion with Regard to His Sincerity. IN reply to the recent attack upon former United States Senator James Smith, jr., by Dr. Woodrow W’ilson, who at the same time advocated the election of James E. Martine to the United States Senate, Mr. Smith issued the following statement yesterday afternoon: Dr. Wilson’s statement is as I expected it would be. h appears over his signature, but the reasoning is not familiar. The charges and insinuations suggest a harassed mind. Uninfluenced, Dr. Wilson would have been above misrepresentation. He would have considered it dishonorable to treat unwarranted assumptions as facts—to make re flections that are malicious. But certain public applause has proven fatal to calm judgment. In the recent result he reads a commission “to go teach all nations.” In fancy he is occupying a pinnacle, with an admiring public below him. He has been swept to the heights with such suddenness that his judgment has not accompanied him. He has my sympathy. I urged Dr. Wilson to take a rest after his hard campaign. I am sure it would have calmed his nerves and ripened his judgment. Dr. Wilson's excited state has led him into many excesses. He stands for party organization, but he would disrupt his own party. He writes earnestly of the Constitution, but he would head a move ment to evade it. He seeks to influence the Legislature and his method carries to every member of that body the grossest insult. There are three points in his statement which call for reply. The remainder of his article may be treated as adornment, that unfair ness and frenzied partisanship may make an attractive public appear ance. For instance, note his peevish allusion to the attitude of a Camden newspaper, his spiteful reference to a former Governor this State, and the malicious conclusion jp/nich s perfrtrtfeS mind de^ | duces. Because the newspaper in question is not opposing my candi dacy and because the former Governor offers calm and just criticism of a coarse which is clearly contrary to the spirit of the Constitution, Dr. Wilson presents to the public the baser side of his character tn a conclusion which offends good judgment and good taste. Dr. Wilson inserts that I am pledged to special interests. He was himself charged with being Wall Street’s candidate. 1 say that both statements are untrue, and Dr. Wilson should have been the last j man to assert the contrary. I do not stand for free trade, free silver 1 or "new nationalism." I stand for State rights, for a just tariff, for such conservation of our natural resources as will permit of their wise development, not their wasteful d:stribution; for the restoration of our merchant marine,, and for the other doctrines which 1 recently publicly enumerated. My attitude on the tariff may offend Dr. Wilson, but 1 am sure it is in accord with the best judgment of our people. I would revise the tariff downward, but I would consider our vast industrial interests and the welfare of our wage-earners. I would take no course that would oppress business or distress our great army of workers. Dr. Wilson says he was assured by my “spokesman” before his nomination that 1 would not be a candidate for the Senatorial office. I never made such statement. No one was ever authorized by tr? to make such statement, and no one representing me made such statement to Dr. Wilson. Furthermore, here is a challenge which 1 submit for Dr. Wilson’s acceptance: Let him name the man, or men, coming from me who so informed him. Let there be no hiding behind the seal of confidence. If he or they were my spokesman 1 remove the seal. Let Dr. Wilson speak out or by his silence stand convicted before the public of attempted trickery and deceit. No agreement was ever made by me. nor by anyone in my behalf, with the leader of the Hudson County organization that the votes of that county would be cast for me as Senator. The recognized leader of that county has recently issued *a public statement. In it he gave his reasons for supporting my candidacy. He promised for himself, not for the legislative members. His reasons were loyalty to his party and to a friend. In the heat of a campaign excuse could be found for Dr. Wilson’s frail charge, but there is no warrant for it now, except the pleasure that some find in wanton assault. Dr. Wilson seems determined to destroy all who have prominently aided him. I am grateful to Dr. Wilson for his statement that 1 have “been a candidate from the first.” This has been repeatedly charged. My can didacy was made a prominent issue by the opposing party. Knowing this, as he now in effect admits, why did Dr. Wilson remain silent ; during the campaign? He is now posing as one who is impelled to his present course by conscience. Where was his conscience during the campaign? If he is sincere now, he was fearful then. His conversion is so sudden as ! to excite suspicion with regard to his sincerity. His allusions to my supposed belief that the State organization would be in control of the Legislature, that offices would be distrib uted as 1 would suggest, and also to my alleged offer to assist legis lators to committee memberships, are untrue. He offers no proof, for there is none. So much for the negative side of the controversy. Now for the positive. He has removed the seal of confidence from a private con versation. He I.as opened the door part way, let it auv be openod wide, that the public may have a full view of what transpired. 1 called upon Dr. Wilson shortly after the election. The Senatorial matter was discussed. I told him that 1 had not yet reached a decision as to my, candidacy. Professing a high regard for me, Dr. Wilson said that my candidacy would meet with some opposition from the people; i that in bia judgment they wanted | pian had pofgre^iously if .........___aaa . ....- -.