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Many Doubtful if Results Jus
tify the Enormous Fi
nancial Burden.
BEAR FULLY $125,000*
Entire State Redistricted Ac
cording to Mandates of
Wilson-Record Party.
Whether the expenditure of a half
million of dollars, which is unavoid
able under the Geran election law—the
Wilson-Record measure—is justifiable
and whether it will bring the desired
results, is the question that is today
agitating the minds of {hose citizens
that have {he welfare of the State at
heart. The work of redistricting the
State is completed. livery munici
pality has gone through the formality
as prescribed by law, and the only
development looked for now is the ex
penditure of a large sum of money and
the working out of one of the most
intricate election laws devised by hu
man hands.
Although the exact figures of expense
cannot at this time be estimated, it is
believed that $500,000 for the State and
about $125,000 for the county is the
sum to be extracted from Jersey tax
payers. Is the expenditure of this large
amount a matter of economy, or is it
;«rgely a waste? That is tnc query put
by men of affairs.
Governor Wilson, and his chief ally,
George R. Record, and a few of the
“inner circle \ itiless publicity” advisors,
have said it is. Proof, however, is as
yet not forthcoming, and will not be
until the elections arrive.
DodItiirU'tliiK In C'omplctc.
Rodisti icting bus entailed a great
deal of work and has added twenty
seven districts to Uie 145 now in tlie
city. At the last election there were
144, but in December one was added in
the Ninth Ward.
Thr county will have 2S7 districts this
yen* as against 2ID in This means
money, and the advancement in the
fti > to bi given tjie 'election officers
i another large item. All this money
will have to come from the taxpayers,
end tbo.se making up the city budgets
ai< \ undering how the thing will work
out and how the citizens will take
tin inert used cost. The additional ex
penst will bn taxed* on the assessed
valuation of property taxable on
A*ay 2i;.
1 be vaotness of the project will be
sea lined whe- it is understood that in
stead of 1,363 districts in lb' State, ac
cording to last year’s figures, there will
la* about 1,800 this year. More than
400 have been added in the State.
*80,000 Expense Itesnlts.
it is estimated that the redtstrlcting
entailed an expense of about *80,000, as
far election officers are concerned,
and tire Increase d cost l >r the officers,
as i rovidod by the Wilson-Record law,
v ill mean about *120,000 more, making
a total of *200,000 for election officers
Under the old law the compensation
of election officers at ordinary elections
ranged from *15 to *30 a year. The
Geran law provides a compensation !
ranging from *20 to *50 for each elec
tion officer, or from *80 to *200 a district 1
for an ordinary year, *15 additional i
every Presidential year for each officer j
and *10 fur‘each special election, which j
means that each election officer In !
Newark next year would receive at j
least *63, and much more 1* special
elections were held,.
Civil Service Examination*.
As a result of the increase in compen
sation for the election offices the Civil
Service Commission is doing a land
office business, it is expected that
about 20,000 applications for the posi
tions will be filed with the commission.
In accordance with the law, the county I
chairman of each of the two parties <
casting the largest number of votes at ,
the last general election may nominate
two or more members of their parties
for election officers. In former years
• the county chairman had the fight to
nominate the officers direct, but now
that candidates must pass an examina
tion it is believed that the chairmen
will double the number to be selected.
It is probable,”therefore, ’that in Essex I
county four regular Republicans and as !
many Democrats from each of the 287 |
districts will be nominated b.‘ the chair- j
men* This would make the number of
men nominated more than two thou- j
The Progressive / Republicans, the i
Woodrow Wilson League and the Wil
liam Harrigan Association will, un- 1
Decoration I I
Day I
Tickets good going on all trains
May 27th, 28th and 29th
Return Limit, June 1st, Inc.
For further information and Pullman reservations consult local
agents or write
CHAS. K. RATH, D. P. A.,
FIREMEN’S BLDG., Cor. Broad and Market Bts., Newark, N. J.
' . ~ , V: . - 1 . v
der the petition form, all presbnt the
names of candidates and these with
independent nominees may bring the
total number of applicants in. this
county alone up to not less than 5,000
and possibly 6,000. The civil service
board has set aside five consecutive
days to conduct its examinations in
this county. Seventy-five days will be
available to examine the 20,000 candi
dates or more who may seek the
In Hudson County the actual number
of candidates for election officers will
likely exceed that in this county. I,ong
lists will he suhmitted by Democratic
Chairman James J. Hennessy and Re
publican Chairman Samuel S. Smith.
The Progressive Republicans will have
a list of their own and so will the or
ganizations which arc backing' the
mayoralty aspirations of Mayor H.
Otto Wlttpenn and James F. O’Mcalla.
In addition to the addPd cost on ac
count of the election officers a 5(1 per
cent, increase in the cost of polling
booths and rent of polling places, as
well as printing and stationery, with
new ballot boxes and a change in the
makeup of the present ones, will bring
the cost of the next election up to more
than $125,000 in Essex County this year,
as against $40,000 last year.
Demented Man. Arrested, Says
Francis Joseph Awaits Him.
"J have an important appointment
with Emperor Franz Joseph, so please
do not detain me," were the words
John Baumgarten, an Austrian, kept
repeating over and over to the .police
of the Third Precinct today when he
was being questioned.
Baumgarten. a shaggy-bearded Aus
trian. came to the Third Precinct yes
terday morning and complained that
his employer. Aaron Kandell. of 55T
Market street, made him work too
hard, mentioning, incidentally, that he
was the son of God. demanding that
his disciples in the precinct shall
punish Kandell immediately. He was
finally induced to go home, but' late
yesterday afternoon a complaint came
to the sergeant that a man with one
leg was assaulting persons with his
When the police came on the spot
they found that Baumgarten was try
ing to administer punishment on his
own account with his crutch.
This morning. Kandell, who is one of
the men whom the demented man had j
assaulted with the crutch, appeared and !
offered to take him home again, say- |
ing that he had gotten those spells be- !
fore. On the promise that he would ho ]
taken to Franz Joseph immediately he
consented to go home.
Ur. Clark was sent for and he will
examine into the man's sanity.
Charged with assault and hatterv,
Ernest Schorr, of 4(5- South Tenth I
street, a conductor employed by the |
Public Service, was today arraigned at j
the Fourth Precinct Police Court and!
held in SHOO bail to await the action of ;
the grand jury.
Chajrtcs Gross, the complainant, al- j
leges’ that after some argument wlrli
the conductor he got off the car and
was walking off when Schorr got off,
chased him and hit him in the eye.
Traffic Officer Fine testified that he
saw tile conductor get off t lie Car.
chase Gross and then strike hint.
The Ponies Club, of St. Aloysios
Church, will hold its third dance inj
the parish Hfetll, Oxford street, tonight j
Ncwarkers are proud of their new
automobile pumping engine, which will
he placed in Engine 21, in Vailsburg,
as soon as accepted by the Hoard of
Fire Commissioners. Idle new engine
is the only one of its kind in I lie city
and said (o be the best of Its kind any
where. Although it costs $8,500, it Is
believed that it will Ih* cheaper in the
end than Ihc horse-drawn engines. One
ol' the advantages claimed for If is
that instead of using three horses to
cart the engine and two more to cart
the hose wagon, the whole business
can lie loaded on the engine, and the
same man that runs it can also lake
care of the engine when It begins work
at the lire. The old way it required ;
three men, which means that so many
' could bo put intu active service.
The engine was tested last week and
found to be satisfactory. The tests
read as follows: First test—Six lengths
of hose, each with 1% tip pressure ut
tip, 58 pounds; discharged 285 gallons
each every minute. Second test—Two
fifty-foot lines, slamesed Into deluge,
set w'lth 1% smooth bore tip, pressure
at tip 58 pounds, discharged 632 gallons
per minute. The third lest was the
same as the second, but with two-inch
tip pressure at tip 38 pounds, dis
charged 735 gallons per minute. The
fourth test was on a line 600 feet long,
with a 1% tip, and a pressure of 60
pounds was obtained at the tip and a
discharge of 230 gallons per minute.
(Continue'! from I-'Irnt I'nne.i
"Of that I know nothing." was the
reply. "I never heard him ldnt at
such a thing. it would seem cv
traordlnary for such an invalid to ask
a woman to lie his wife. That he
should have left some provision for her
every one would expect, but to leave
her the hulk of his holdings does seem
unfair. I'll have to see it to believe
Dentes Marriage Story.
R. Percy Chittenden, of New York,
one of the executors of the estate, and
who filed the will at Mineola, would
not discuss the reason for filing the
will there. II' emphatically denied
that Duryea and Miss Peregrine had
ever been married, as has been re
peatedly stated.
"Do you suppose there will he any
contest of tile will by the sisterB ^is
there was In the case of his father's |
will," Mr. Chittenden was asked.
"No,” was the reply. "I think they
ire all satisfied. Anyway, look at that
last clause in the will. It reads, 'if any
legatee contests the will their bequest
becomes void and reverts to the residu
ary estate.' I guess that's plain enough,
isn't it?”
In detail the private bequests are as
"$50,000 for Eleanor Peregrine and
(90.000 in trjst,
"$50,000 for my niece, Julia Sprigg,
“$50,000 for my nephew, James C.
"$5,000 for my niece,. Julia Eleanor
"$6,000 fur my niece, Marcia V, Cox.
"To my sister. Eva Thalberg. $10,000
and the oil painting of my father.
“To my sister, Marcia V. Cox, $10,000
tnd the prtrait of my mother.
"To my sister, Grace E. Kprlgg. $20,
100 absolutely y also an oil painting of
:hc family group, two old mahogany
ables, a walnut sofa and three chairs,
ind the old mahogany cldck of my
"To my nephew, James C. Sprigg, my
fold watch.
“To Marcia Cox. niece, the miniature
irooch and gold-mounted hair pins of
ny mother.
"To my niece, Julia Sprigg. the en
arged picture of my mother.
“To my uncle, Henry T. Duryea,
"To my cousin. Oscar Duryea, my
dd-faghioned gold watch and $2,000.
“To my unde. Frank Carpenter, of
Mexico, N. Y., $2,000
"To Elizabeth Hatfield, Piqua. O,,
“To my former governess, Mrs. B. F.
Mohlcr, of Lincoln, Neb., $500.
“To George Arthur s hard Dalton,
pf Glen t.'o/e, L. If $10,000.
"To Charles ?>. Wood, of Upper
Montclair, $5,000.
"1 direct my executors to cancel the
mortgage of Ml wood Cornelius Hunt,
of Baiting Hollow, L. I.
“To IiOUis Canoll, of Clayton. X. Y.,
an employee of mine for several years,
“To a former servant, Mary <'ana
van, $500.
“To James K. Kadler, 0 former valet,
and now my house man, $1,500, and I
direct my executors to cancel his note
payable to me.
"To my valet. Francis Add, $500.
"To Mrs. Marcia MacUennan, of
Washington, $3,000. .
"To my aunt. Kllzabeth D. Taylor,
Beading, Pa., $2,000.
“To the Mountain ide Hospital,
Montclair, X. J., $7,000.
"To the Montclair Fresh Air Con
valescent Home, $2,000."
He adds.
"If any legatee contests the will his
bequest becomes void and re'erts to
the residuary estate."
He declares that he makes Miss
Peregrine his residuary legatee "in
manifestation of my esteem of a faith
ful and true friend, loyal and devoted
for many years to my interests."
T the Princeton Inn, Princeton,
the first subscription luncheon of
the Present Day Club of that
place was held on Monday. Mrs.
Woodrow Wilson \N*as one of the guests
of honor, and the luncheon also marked
her birthday anniversary.
Mrs. Howard Crosby Warren, of
Princeton, the newly-elected president
of the New Jersey State Federation of
Women’s Clubs, is the president of the
club. Luncheon was served at small
tables and covers were laid for eighty
seven. The guest and speakers’ table
was decorated with tulips, in tones of
red, and at the other tables were clus
ters of white and purple lilacs and
brandies of dogwood. Mrs. Charles
B. Yardley, of East Orange, honorary
president of the State federation,
was among those at the guest
table. Others who • acted as hos
tesses were Mrs. George A. Armour,
Mrs. W. T. Marvin. Mrs. C. W. Spencer,
Mrs. S. McC. Hamill. Mrs. William Lib
bey, State regent of the D. A. R.; Mrs.
E. Y. Robbins, Mrs. C. W. Smyth, Mrs.
H. W. Smyth, Miss Elizabeth Harris
and Mrs. W. U. Vreeland.
Mrs Frank Ambler Pattison. of Co*
Ionia, retiring president of the State
Federation, was the toastmlstress, and
the speakers were Mrs. Yardley, who
talked of “The Old Guard;” Mrs. War
ren. whose subject was “A Look For
ward;’’ Mrs. Cecilia Gaines Hol
land, of Upper Montclair, a for
mer president of the State Federa
tion. who talked of “The Evolution of
the Clubwoman's Husband;” Miss
Elizabeth Paxton, “Club History;”
Mrs. A. D. Cook, “The Scientific.
Woman. ' and Mrs. Claud U. Gilson,
“The Education of Federation.” Mrs.
Holland also contributed a song,
“Uhanteder," written by herself.
MIm IlnMnnfliir to rtl.
Included among the June weddings j
will be that of Miss Sarah Baliantinc.
daughter of Dr. and Mrs. A. DeBow |
Ballantine, of 152 Washington street, I
and William Henry Arnold, of Stone- ;
ham, Mass., which will be solemnized j
June 21. The ceremony will be per
formed in tiie House of Prayer by the ;
rector, the Rev. John S. Miller. Miss |
Amy Seymour lias been chosen by the
prospective bride lor her maid of honor j
and Miss Maude Bowden and Miss j
Helen Hutchinson will attend her as
bridesmaids. Miss Oti 11a Atnann and
Miss Mabelle Jeffry will be flower girls.
The best man will be Earle Arnold, a
brother of the bridegroom-elect. Fol
lowing the ceremony there will be «
small reception.
George B. Nye Charged With
COLUMBUS, O., May 17.—The" trial
of Representative George J3. S'ye, of
Pike county, former member of the
Democratic State Central Committee,
and one of the moat prominent mem
bers of the House, was scheduled to
begin today before Judge Kinkead in
the Criminal Court. He is charged
with soliciting a t500 bribe from State
Printer Crawford. Indications, how
ever, are that he will secure an ex
tension of time on the plea that he has
not had time 1o prepare for hia de
rs ?*■- i inittwanr
(Continued from Flrnt Prrp.)
tire in their leisure hours, and who
fought their battles with the llnmes
over again and they sat around the
ramp fire . or stoves in the engine
Many of the delegates had gone into
their wardrobes for the red shirt that
was long since lucked away and here
and there in the auditorium there was
that touch of deep sunset color which
reminds t,he world of the heroic age of
the firefighters. Every county in (ho
*"'t a to was represented at the gather
ing today. White cardboard signs, like
those lhut designate the places of rep
resentatives in political conventions
pointed out to the exempts whore they
were to sit. The hall had the aj pear
ance of the scene of a political conven
Welcome by Mayor.
Mayor Haussling was on hand to wel
comme the visiting delegates. Assem
blyman John J. Matthews, the "former
fireman," Democratic leader in the
House in the recent session of the
Legislature, was a delegate from Hun
terdon county. Mr. Matthews was once
a volunteer fireman in Elizabeth. There
were other notables in lho crowd.
After prayer was said by the Itev.
Oscar E. Braune, of the First Hernia n
Engllsh Lutheran Church, President
Manning introduced Mayor Haussling
as (lie "chief executive of the empire
city of New Jersey, the city w'herc they
do things, build tilings and know
things." The mayor got a big recep
Welcoming the fire fighters, Mayor
Haussling recalled that he was one
of those who ran with the engines in
times past himself. He was a mem
ber of Neptune Hose, which had Its
home where Waldmunn’s Theatre now
is. The Mayor related how on one
occasion It devolved on him alone to
pull the engine, hut finally he lost his
pull and the problem was how to
get away from the rope without being
run over. The Mayor turned the city
and everything in it over to the ex
Assemblyman Matthew* Speaks.
President Manning called upon As
semblyman Matthews for a speech.
The Democratic House leader told of
bills passed in the interests of the
association Iasi winter. This prompt
ed James Mac-Master, an ardent ex
empt. from Elizabeth, to move-a vote
of thanks to Mr. Matthews to the Gov
ernor and the members of the Legisla
ture in general. Ex-Chief David E.
Benedict, of Newark, supplemented litis
witli another motion designating some
legislators bj r.au e for their effort ;.
Both were passed unanimously.
President WnnitinK’ft Heporf.
In his address to the convention
President Manning said;
"During the twenty-four years past
much of interest and of good to volun
teer firemen of Ihe State lias been ac
complished by our association, but in
th' recent past, thanks to your legis
lative committee and to a considerate
Legislature, we have received more
substantial recognition than during all
the years of onr existence
“So that today, gentlemen, with an
addition of ten associations to jur
run Its during the past year, our organ
ization is on good and substantial
"A matter of most vital importance
to all firemen of the State was recently
considered and discussed by your leg
islative committee.
"It was our purpose to present to
the Legislature Just adjourned a bill
which had for its object a change in
(lie laws regarding ’the New Jersey
State Firemen’s Jleliof Association.'
"We feci the time has come when the
law which permits of an expenditure of
more than $20.000 per annum should!
be repealed and a more economic
one enacted, thereby preventing tills
unwise and extravagant waste of'
money, which could lie more judic
iously applied than spending the bulk
of it on the annual junket to Atlantic
City, and Instead contributing more
generously to our old and indigent
firemen, the widows and the orphan
children of our deceased members.
"To be exact, taking the official record
of the past three years, there was ex
pended by that organization tor
salaries and expenses of delegates to
the annual convention: For the year
1008, $20,803.69; for the year 1000. $22,
650.70; for the year 1910, $23,269.32. mak
ing a total of $66,723.71, or. in other
words, there was expended for the
three years mentioned the sum
of $25,684 for delegates' expenses, ami
for salaries the sum of $41,039.71, to
conduct the affairs of that organiza
"Realizing the importance of the
measure, and fearful that it would not
receive the consideration it demanded
owing to the fact that adjournment of
the Legislature was in sight, action
was deferred until a later day.
"Having through your favor served
as president for the conventional term
of two years, and about to retire, I
shall not be in position to again lead
Suaarsts Legislation,
‘T at this time beg to suggest to the
officers which you select today that ail
their endeavor and energy be used to
bring about this result from the Legis
lature of lj>12.
"To me, my friends, looking back
ward is sufficient to make all who are
interested In the cause of exempt lire
men take heart for this future.
“In conclusion permit me to renew |
to you the assurance of my sincere
thanks for the many compliments you
have done me in the past, and earnestly
trust we all shall be spared for many
years to come to continue in the grand
task of making exempt and volunteer!
firemen feel that the years of labor j
freely given by them for the benefit of !
their fellow men were riot spent in
Ollier lli'iiurtn 1'ollow.
Annual reports followed the presi
dent «* address, the. chief one sub
mitted being that of the executive
committee, which recommended im
portant changes in the constitution
and by-laws. The principal changes
are in the following sections:
Article 2, section 1—To read as fol
lows: The officers of this association
shall consist of a president, one vice
president from each congressional dis
trict, a secretary, a treasurer, an ex
ecutive committee of one member from
each congressional district, a legisla
tive committee of three members, eon- j
sistirig of the president, secretary and j
chairman of the executive committee !
and a statistician, who shall hold their i
respective offices until the next suc
ceeding annual meeting, or until their
successors are elected, a majority of
all votes cast constituting an election, ■
except where otherwise provided.
Article 4. section 1—To read as fol
lows: immediately after flu session
of the State association the vice-presi
dents shall meet in some separate
plgee arid alert one from their number
as the chairman, whose duty it shall
be to preside «t all future meetings of
the vice-presidents, t«» call together the
vice-presidents of the next succeeding
year for the purpose of organization,
and in the absence of the president he
shall preside at all meetings of the as
sociation. and in t»ho event of tin* death,
resignation or removal from office of
the president he shall assume all.duties
of that office until the next annual
Section 2 ft shall he the duty of the
vice-presidents tn mc< t at the conven
tion hall at least two hours prior to the
session of the annual convention to
examine credentials of all delegates,
prepare a list of same, distribute the
delegate badges t<» those authorized to ,
receive them, provided, however, that !
no life member who i. not an elected
delegate shall receive a delegate’s ;
badge, the official b:.dge of a life mem
ber being deemed sufficient voucher
that lie is such life member, and to
report in writing to the secretary" of
c.,, i i liit' Yr'ii1
1 1,1,1 "HI ho received by the
in.lhr «r iho City of Newark, New Jersey,
mill| twelve o'clock noon on Thursday, the
,l1'1 'hi "I inn*, nineteen hundred and eleven,
• i the Comptroller's olflce, In the City Hall,
• 1 ty «»i Newark. New Jersey, for the pur
• hr* of the following Issue of bonds:
$350,000 Fire and Police Department
Building Bonds,
h Tod Mil' i. loll, prnceodH to be used fog
I'll'** and I'olice iiuikllng purposes.
Ih*1 .'il'**'.* issue of bonds will bo thirty-year
|,"n<l a"'l h‘e registered or coupon, and bear
Inter*.-t m he rate of four per cent, per
"mi,u • hbl will be accepted for lesa
than par and aeerued interest,
' ■ « Ml.us Riving conditions governing bids
"1'' l»it11 ft iiIju ireporting the llnanclnl con
• lilion of th* city will be mailed upon request.
City Hall,
Newark, N. J.
Hated H.iy 17, 1911.
tin;. us-mcialinn Immediately after tlia
hi-.salt,ii hah been railed.
Article 7. section 1. to read as follows
It shall bo the duty of the oxecu
ti\.. committer to manage and super
intend all mutters pertaining to and
transart all business connected with
tie affairs of the association during
.lh' ii .ir- intervening between its an- i
nual meetings; to audit all bills
against the association for the year,
and report its proceedings ut the next
rtnue.'il meeting, together with such
recommendations as in their Judgment
may seem proper and expedient.
T ie report was adopted unanimously.
'the legislative committee came on
with its report next and President
Manning supplemented it with certifi
cations from the secretary of state
that tile exempt firemen's bills were
laws. The principal enactment ex
tend die provisions of the tenure of
oflico law to tile exempts.
CHICAGO, May 17.—One death and
wo prostrations from heat were re
•orted yesterday. According to the
veuther bureau tile day was the hot
rst May IS in forty-eight years, the
naxmium temperature being 89 de
No relief from the heat is promised
r.ath of 'ratio. Tt's the flret call that capture^
he aroceaalon of cuatomara.
Trimmed Hats at Half
Our First Important Millinery
Sale This Season
npOMORROW we inaugurate
S our F'rst Millinery Sale—
(J* little earlier than usual,
hut that's because the season
has been slow. The old plan of
carrying hats until late Spring,
or early Summer, before reduc
ing prices doesn't appeal to us.
We prefer to pull the prices
down now, when you, will be able to get a full season’s wear out
of the, hat. Never before have such radical reductions been
made so early, and every woman who wishes to buy a Trimmed
Hat, no matter hov big a price you wish to pay, can secure one
here Thursday at one-half the original price. We don’t know of
any Millinery House in the country that offers such remarkable
The hats are new, up-to-date, very best styles, beautifully
trimmed; in most instances the trimmings alone cost as much
as we ask for the hat.
To show the genuineness of the reductions we have allowed
ie original price tickets to remain on each hat, and at time of
sale the saleswoman will allow you one-half of the amount
marked. For example:
2)7.95 2)8.95 2)10.95 2)12.95
3.98 4.45 5.45 6.45
4.00 4.50 5.50 6T50
And Up to $40
UntrimmedHatsJoo, atflreat Reductions
Over a hundred different styles in large, small and
medium hats, in all colors, offered at special low prices to
Hair Hats, with velvet edges, all shapes. 4 f\cy
Regular $2.98, at. 1.^0
Burnt Chip Hats, with white or black 4 O
phlangds. Regular $2.98, at. |tyQ
Black Chip Hals, ine quality; special aq
Thursday . VOC
And Hats Trimmed Free
To make Thursdays an "all-round Millinery Day” we will trim
any hat you buy here tomorrow FREE OF CHARGE. The trim
mings must he bought here. These, too, are offered at special
reductions. Our milliners will trim the hat any way you desire.
LISSNER’S, 693=695 Broad St., Newark

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