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Newark Assessment Fix
ed at $1.97 on Each
$100 Valuation.
The Total Valuation of Prop
erty in City Given as
Newark’s taxpayers will pay at the
rate of $1.97 for each $100 valuation
this year, as against the $1.93 rate of
last year, or fouT points more, ac
cording to the rate officially fixed by
the County Tax Board at its session
shortly before noon today.
At the same time the board fixed
the county tax rate at .6444, as against
6429 of last year. The city rate, al
lowing deduction for the collection of
52,000 polls, was fixed at the same time
at $1.3260. Last year it was $1.2873.
The city rate named, together with
that of the county, brings the Newark
taxpayers’ bill up to the $1.97 fixed.
Laurence T. Fell, its president, and
Jerome T. Congleton, the only one of
the other members of the county
hoard, went over the figures that had
been previously presented by the city
and others needed for the fixing of the
county rate, and then announced the
Valuation la £304,34(1,730.
The total valuation of the city on
which the rate is based, and which in
cludes second-class railroad property,
is $364,345,730. The figures in detail
were printed some time ago.
It was hoped that the increased valu
ation of second-class railroad property
would keep the rate down, but while
the increase reported by the State
Board of Assessors was large, $17,390,
938 in this county alone, the increased
expenditures were such as to raise the
The hoard will get busy on other
municipalities, all of which have in
creased valuations, some time during
the current week.
PITTSBURG, Kans., Sept. 11.—After
suffering six years with a broken back,
and with only a few w'eeks of life be
fore him. Andrew Roschtz today start
ed on a long journey back to his
birthplace in Southern Italy to die.
Roschtz was injured in a mine acci
dent and since his injury has lain
helpless in a local hospital, gradually
losing strength. His friends among
the miners made arrangements for the
trip and appointed one of theih num
ber to accompany him. He will sail
fmm New York Wednesday.
BOSTON, Sept. 1L—Hundreds of
empty milk bottles remain on back
door steps and many families went
without milk for breakfast for today.
This city experienced the first strike
of milk-wagon drivers in its history,
nearly two hundred employees of three
of the largest milk distributors of Bos
ton stopping work.
NORFOLK, Va.. Sept. 11.—The final
week of the autumnal maneuvers and
war game of the Atlantic fleet off this
coast opened today with misty weather
and trying conditions for the long-range
target firing, which some of the ships
yet have to complete. The battleship
Delaware is declared to lead thus far
' in targe! firing with the Vermont a
close second.
JUAREZ, Mex., Sept. 11.—The Mexi
can government is evidently preparing
against at outbreak of liberals in the
northern States of the republic on
September 16. It is learned here in mili
tary circles that the entire Fifth bat
talion, now stationed in Torreon, will
be brought to this city early this week,
presumably upon the arrival of the 1,000
Federal troops expected In that city
from Mexico City.
Ti s Fifth battalion will be stationed
here indefinitely, at least until after
the election.
LONDON, Sept. 11.—James R. Keene,
who was operated upon for stomach
trouble at a nursing home here last
week, is making such good progress
toward recovery that his physician left
London today for a holiday.
Mr. Keene expects to be out within
a fortnight as well as ever as a result
of the removal of adhesions to the in
testines, for which the operation was
Everv school boy or girl should se
ture one of the Star Dictionaries. Cut
’•..■non from this Dacer.—Adv. .—._
New Commission
Defies Public
Grants Saloon License
Despite Popular Wishes
to the Contrary.
{Special to the Newark Star.]
TRENTON, Sept. 11.—Following a
lively row at the meeting of the City
Commission today, when it formally
took charge of all excise regulations, a
license was granted to John P. Manz,
by unanimous vote, to keep a hotel op
posite Clinton street station of the
Pennsylvania railroad. It is the first
new license granted in the city In about
five years.
The license was bitterly opposed by
the Intcr-Church Federation and sev
eral ministers yesterday publicly
preached against it.
Those appearing in protest said that
commission government should mean
a new era and the reduction of the
number of saloons. '
It was shown that the city has one
saloon to every 311 Inhabitants.
Moroccan Question Seems to Be
Far from Settlement.
PARIS, Sept. 11.—The nature of
Germany's reply to the proposals sub
mitted by France with the idea of
reaching an agreement regarding the
Moroccan problem has affected French
government circles unpleasantly.
Germany's counter proposals were re
ceived in Paris Saftirday night, and
after being submitted to lengthy ex
amination on the part of Premier Cail
laux and Foreign Minister De Selves
It was decided to refer the proposals to
specialists on Moroccan questions.
When the specialists have formed an
opinion the premier will call a meet
ing of the cabinet and lay before it the
whole matter for decision.
Germany asks, it appears, that every
claim of German subjects to conces
sions in Morocco shall be recognized by
France and that no new enterprise
shall be started under the French pro
tectorate without being international
I ized equally.
| There seems no likelihood of the
I French government accepting the Ger
i man counter proposals. A temporary
way out of the difficulty may be that
I sonv other signatory- of the Algeclras
| act will ask for another international
Iconf-rence. —
Mail Acted as Buffer Between
Aviator and Engine.
LONDON, Sept. 11,—Hubert, one of
the aviators of the aeria' postal serv
ice Inaugurated by the British post
office last Saturday, met with a bad
accident this morning, and only the
mail bags which the flying postman
was carrying from Hendon to Windsor
Castle saved him from an almost cer
tain death.
Hubert had just got away from Hen
don with 200 pounds of mail when the
machinery of his aeroplane went
wrong, and the machine crashed to the
earth, burying- the aviator under a
mass of debris.
Hubert's legs were broken and he
suffered other injuries, but the mail
bags on top of him acted as a buffer
and saved him from being crushed to
death by the weight of the engine.
Chinese Vice-Royal Palace Is At
tacked and Carnage Results.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 11.—Blood has
been spilled in Sze-Chuen, the turbu
lent province of China. Over twenty
rioters and a number of soldiers have
been killed in battle during the past
few days. This information, the first
news of bloodshed In the present dis
turbances, reached the State depart
ment today.
The central government of China has
decided to suppress the trouble with a
strong hand. On Thur^lay the ring
leaders of the agitation were arrested
by the viceroy of the province. This
resulted in a vicious attack upon the
yamen by the mob. The soldiers on
guard fired into the rioters, killing
some twenty of them. The mob re
turned and in a subsequent assault
upon the viceroy’s residence slew a
number of the troops.
Two automobile owners were drawn
into the police drag-net for speeding
their machines. Alfred Heuerman, who
gives Essex Fells as his address, was
lined $10 by Judge Hahn in the First
Criminal Court on a charge of speed
ing. Patrolman Baumann declared that
tlie man was making twenty-eight
miles an hour going up Broad street
from the Centre Market today.
Andrew O. Burgess, of 747 South
Tenth street, was arrested by Motor
cycle Pollcerhan Arthur Ltndemann on
Saturday for speeding. The patrolman
declared that Burgess was making
twenty-three miles an hour. Mr.
Burgess declared that he had a new
machine, and although he had a speed
ometer he did not believe he was going
that fast. Sentence was suspended.
Every school boy or girl should se
cure one of the Star Dictionaries. Cut
Sfcupon from this paper.—Adv.
Has Already Attained Its High*
est Price in Fifteen
Housewives May Find Solace in
Fact That Other Staples
Will Descend.
There Is consternation In the minds
j of thousands of housewives ambitious
i at this season of the year to decorate
■ thel cellars with many rows of canned
' fruits and Jellies over the phenomenally
| high price of granulated sugar. It is
! higher now than it has been for fifteen
J years.
I The demand for refined sugar during
j the months of September and Octobir
i is far greater than in any other two
months of the year, and the demand
of the present season, owing to th • in
creased general consumption, is much
beyond that of previous years.
There was a time when granulated
; sugar was looked upon in most house
! holds as a luxury. The luxury char
!act..isttc has long since disappeared,
1 owing to the fact that sugar at five
Gents a pound made it possible fr. the
i good housewife to use the refined
article in the place of brown sugar or
j molasses. With this increasing dis
| regard for inferior substitutes and the
] wholec .le and universal use of refined
, sugar, the present situation Is met with
| a great deal of Interest and grave eon
[ corn.
Anticipation Governs Prlrr.
The price of granulated sugar Is gov
erned largely by anticipation. Here
tofore the refiners have always antici
pated the increased consumption at this
time of the year by holding a large
stock In reserve. This year it has been
Impossible to meet the demand owing
to the large and general consumption
all over the country. The situation Is
further embarrassed by the poor con
ditions of Ihe beet crops In Germany,
and it Is believed that the Cuban sugar
cane crop will not reach Its normal
standard. It Is predicted that the sugar
beet crop In Germany will be short one
million tons this year, and while the
exact shortage is problematical there
Is a certainty of a most serious de
crease In thli, season’s production. It
Is tjils anticipation which warrnnts
speculators In indulging In the present
system of high prices.
; There arc two other commodities,
regularly nnd universally used, the
prices of which are much higher than
a year ago. They are potatoes and cof
fee. The reason for these high prices
Is not dissimilar to the 'cause of the
advance In sugar prices.
J It 13 the opinion of the stock brokers
that the coffee crop Is much below nor
I mal. Rio No. i, or Santos, roasted
! coffee, now is demanding at wholesale
from 18 to 20 cents a pound, as against
10 to 11 cents Inst year. Eastern po
tatoes, per. 180 pounds, cost $2.75 whole
sale, ns against $1.75 one year afro.
It was stated by one of the leading
: local wholesale merchants that the
; wholesale price of granulated sugar
j for the next four or five days would he
! from 6% to 7 cents a pound, and that
a prohibitive price would be maln
i talned for at least several weeks.
The potato crop this fall Is estimated
! to be about 40 per cent, short of the
! usual production.
While these conditions confronting
the anxious housewife are of a serious
! nature, there Is some relief offered In
I the knowledge that many necessary
i commodities are murh cheaper than
I they were last year. In fact, economic
! experts say there will be no repetition
! of the hlgh-oost-of-ltvlng cry this wln
i ter. With the exception of sugar, cof
fee and potatoes and a few canned
vegetables the present month wit
nesses a more favorable condition to
the consumer than was the case a year
| ago.
With a badly-battered face Joseph
Duckett, of Charlton street, appeared
before Judge Yulll in the Fourth Pre
cinct Police Court today as the com
plainant against Louis Debrosky,
Michael Maharrlson and Michael Back
hus. Ho said that he was on his way
home from a wedding when the three
men Jumped on him and gave him a
; beating. Why, he said he did not
i know. The men were fined $25 each,
i On Maharrlson the police found a pair
! of brass knuckles.
jji Register Tomorrow or You !
Cant Vote on Primary Day |
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[ ‘ Those persons who neglect to register tomorrow, the first of the T
1« three registration days fixed by 1 aw, will be unable to register for the I
I • < primaries. T
j ] \ Registration for the primaries must be made prior to the primaries. T
naturally, and tomorrow is the only day when such registration may be X
“ made The other registration days for the general election are Septem- +
|j| ber 26 and October 24. A voter may register for the primaries in per- I
son, by affidavit of a friend, and if he voted at the general election last X
' ' November, registration will be si mply a matter of transcribing his name T
IJ into this year's primary books. >f
■ < In Newark, and also in all cities having a population of 6,000 or more, 4
■' registration for the general elecelon must be made in person. It must be T
'! distinct from the registration for the primary election. Registration 4
• • by affidavit is forbidden for the general election. X
Voters with foresight enough to register tomorrow will be registered T
I! for both the primary and the general elections. While those who voted 4
■ < at the election last fall will be permitted to vote at the primary elec- X
" tion without registration, it is possible that some names have been over- T
;; lonwed in the transcribing, so that the man who wants to be strictly on X
the same slle will register tomorrow. The registry boards will sit from +
| J 1 o'clock in the afternoon until 9 o’clock at nicht. i
Creditors’ Protest in Vaccuum
Cleaner Company Case
Causes Talk.
Attorney Benjamin Declares
$1,200 Would Be Nearer
Correct Amount.
The protest made by the attorneys
for the creditors of the American
Vacuum Cleaner Company against al
lowing fees aggregating $15,000 to Sen
ator Johnston Cornish, trustee, and his
attorney, Senator Harry V. Osborne,
caused much criticism among the local
lawyers today. Frank Benjamin, coun
sel for some of the largest creditors
of the bankrupt concern, today de
nounced the administration of the
bankrupt estate in terse terms.
"The spirit of the bankruptcy law
was violated without a doubt in this
case," said Mr. Benjamin. "With the
allowance of $4,900 to Henry Decker
as manager of the business after the
receiver had been appointed,” he con
tinued, “the sum asked for amounts to
$19,500. The statutory allowance in this
case should be about $1,200. Consider
ing the matter in the most liberal
terms, the allowances asked for are
It was pointed out that in round fig
ures the total amount realized in the
bankruptcy was approximately $105,000.
When the receiver, Senator Cornish,
was appointed, the cash on hand was
] $9,000. The amount realized on out
I standing book accounts wns $20,000, and
i the sale of the business brought $38,000,
| making a total of $07,000, which the
creditors assert should have been real
ized without any additional help by the
trustee. In a recent hearing before
Referee Edwin C4. Adams, of the Es
sex County Bankruptcy Court. Attor
! ney Benjamin asked Senator Cornish
if the collecting of assetB entailed any
legal entanglements other than the
litigation concerning the patents in
volved. The trustee declared there was
Patent Suit Settled Willingly.
Mr. Benjamin contends that the suit*
regarding the patents had been man
aged by a New York attorney, and
that the latter had been paid willingly,
but the allowances asked for by the
truslee and his counsel on the strength
of their work in the patent contro
versies Bhould not be granted.
"The scheme shown in the election of
the trustee," declared Mr. Benjamin,
"was very unjust to the creditors, to
say the leqst. The disallowing of our
$90,000 worth of claims so that the re
maining creditors with claims of about
$30,000 hod the complete control of the
election wan unreasonable. The pre
ferred creditors waived their righ‘o to
preference and assumed control, al
though our claims were admitted with
out objection after Cornish was elected.
"Now, why should these creditors
sign over their claims entitling them
to one hundred cents on the dollar
when they could not possiblv benefit
their own situation by becoming
eligible to vote? The ultimate purpose
was to elect Senator Cornish trustee,
and they succeeded in doing it. Senator
Osborne was subsequently selected as
trustee's counsel.
Adams Refuses to Talk.
It is maintained by the creditors that
if the allowances asked for by the
trustee, his attorney, and Henry
Decker, as manager, are granted, they
will receive about $18,000, which, in ad
dition to the $18,000 given them at a
former disbursement, will bring their
share u pto $36,000. Both Senator Os
borne and Henry Decker have pre
sented bills for work which was en
tirely within the Jurisdiction of the
trustee, say the creditors, and assert
they will strenuously object to getting
but $36,000 out of an estate worth ap
proximately $105,000.
Referee Edwin G. Adams was seen ;n
his office in the Essex building, but
refused to discuss any phase of the
matter which was presented to him. "I
will render an opinion ;n the mutter on
Thursday," was all he would cay.
William E. Wortz, 57 years old, of 37
Fairmount avenue, is in the City Hos
pital with a possible fracture of the
skull. He fell while intoxicated at
Clay and Ogden streets.
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Mrs. A. B. Poland, Leader in <
Local Fight to Save Health
of Newark School Children
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W'fe of Newark Superintendent of Schools Would Stop Sale of 1
Unsanitary Ice-Cream and Impure Candies.
The State has started a crusade
against unsanitary methods In selling
the Ice-cream sandwiches, lee-cream
cones and cheap and poisonous candies
to the school children, and it will re
ceive unqualified indorsement and sup
port from the clubwomen of Newark.
The chief of the division of cream
eries and dairies of the State Board of
Health is taking the crusade in hand,
particularly in respect to the Icecream
dealers who are uncleanly and careless
in the way they serve the cream to the
Mrs. A. B. Poland, wife of the super
intendent of the Newark public schools
and first vice-president of the Y. W.
C. A. and a prominent Newark club
woman, expresser In emphatic terns hen
hearty approval of the crusade.
(JncleanllneMM a Menace.
"The menace of unclean confection
ery," she said, "is one that can be done
away with. There Is no reason why
the thousand and one little stores that
sell Ice cream and candy to the school
children during noon hour and before
and after school should not take every
precaution to serve only pure and good
"The clubwomen of Newark, I as
sure you, will indorse this crusade and
help the State Board of Health to
stamp It out.
"At all costs the health of the chll
! dren must be preserved. More than
| ever we understand the theory of
] germs, the necessity of cleanliness, the
I laws of sanitation and health. But we
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must do more than merely know their
theory. We must see that they are
. "In thei. homes the children may be
guarded carefully. Their food may be
pure and well prepared. Then they go
to school, visit the little store nearby j
and buy some Ice cream that Is tainted
or prepar'd In unclean and germ
breeding utensils. Or else, perhaps,
they buy some candy which Is prepared
with harmfu' adulterants or made in
some l p ngd unsanitary factory. !
"This is something that every woman
and every mother ought to rise up In
arms against.”
George W. McGuire, chief of the di
vision of creameries nnd dairies of the
State Board of Health, declares that the
health of thousands of children
throughout the State Is menaced by un
sanitary methods In selling the popular
ire errant sandwiches. He has begun a
crusade against Ice crenm dealers who
are uncleanly in this particular. ;
Poor Condition In Pntrrson.
Ho has just oompletea an inspection
of dealers In Paterson, and as a result
has confiscated several sandwich mak
ers and brought them to the offices of
the State board at the State House as
specimens of the use of unsanitary
tools used In connection with the pro
duction of food,
Mr McGuire states that in this dirty
state the utensils speedily become in
fested with disease germs, and thus
endanger health. He will continue vho
Inspection In other cities cm! report
his findings to the .State Board of
Health, which undoubtedly will rake
steps to correct the conditions.
7------— I
Officials at The Hague Fear
Trouble Between Germany
and France.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands, Sept. 11.
—Owing to the alarming war news
arising from the prolonged Franco
German negclations over Morocco, tho
Dutch government Is making full pre
parations to resist all possible Inter
ference with the neutrality of tho
The Dutch fortifications along the
German frontier have been occupied b.v
strong garrisons and the coast defenses
have been fully manned. An order
has been Issued calling out the national
reserves for the army maneuvers.
The government Is buying provisions
to keep the men and horses for six
months at prices four or five times
higher than normal, and Ir ordering
large quantities of rice from the
QUEBEC, Que., Sept. 11.—At a con
vention held here last night R. LeDuc
was chosen as Conservative candidate
to oppose Sir Wilfred Laurier in
Quebec East.
Every school boy or girl should se
cure one of the Star Dictionaries. Cut
coupon from this paper.—Adv.
Memory of Earthquake Through
Which She Passed Drives
Her Mad Here.
■ 1 " *
Her mind unbalanced from the hor
rors and suffering of the Messina earth- ■
quake In Italy, through which she went,
and the memories of which suddenly;
surged upon her, Mrs, Catherine Mar
i'hesi, 20 years old, a bride of less than 1
a year, attempted suicide at her home,
303 Sherman avnue, today. Only the
prompt action of her husband prevent- j
ed her from carrying out her determin- j
ation to die.
When Mrs. Marches! awoke today, she
appeared to be despondent. While her
husband was preparing to go to work !
she seized a bottle of arsfenic and swal- i
lowed a portion of it. Her husband
jumped from his chair and knocked the
vial from her hands, The woman was ’
taken to St. Barnabas's Hospital, where t
it is said her condition is not serious. ;
A charge of attempting suicide will he
made against her by the police of the
Sixth Precinct.
BADEN-BADEN, Germany, Sept. 11.
—General Porflrio Diaz, former presi- I
dent of Mexico, arrived here today to I,
take the cure. 1,
Mention Is Called to
Alleged Offer from
Banker’s Friend.
Jenial of Any Attempt to “Set
tle”—Another Affection
ate Letter.
Is an attempt being made to Indue*
Irs. Thayer, wife of Dr Henry W.
'hayer. of Netcong, to leave the coun
ry to prevent further revelations in
he Thayer-Cook scandal?
Those who are familiar with the un
avory scandal and who are intimat*
i-ith both families say that such aa
ttempt is being made.
When Mrs. Thayer is called upon to
estify at the suit for the alienation
f his wife's affections, which Dr.
'hayer is about to bring against David
f. Cook, president of the Citizens’ Na
ional Bank, of Netcong, she is expect
d to tell things that may put Mr.
look in a worse light than he has yet
ppeared. As yet Mr. Cook has not
estgncd as president of the bank in
vhich he holds a rontroling interest.
In the face of a denial purporting to
omo from Elmer King, counsel for Mr.
look, that there will be any attempt to
settle" the alienation suit, particular
.ttention was called today to the re
lorted visit paid by Frank Bell, a law
'er, to Mrs. Thayer in their bungalow
it Budd Lake.
Frank Bell is a Cranford attorney
laving offices in New York city. He
las been an intimate friend of David
d. Conk for years, and has been called
ipon repeatedly by him for legal serv
When Mr. Bell visited Mrs. Thayer
ic represented himself an coming in
lehalf of William Cook, of this city,
mother of David M. Cook. According
o Mrs. Thayer he attempted to In
ilnunte himself Into her confidence by
pointing out the difference between
William and David Cook.
-Very Different Men."
"You must realize, Mrs. Thayer,"
Mr Beil is reported as having said,
'that William Cook is a very different
mrt of a man than David Cook. You
mow there often are such differences
n brothers.”
After lengthy discussion in this
strain Mr. Bell is reported to have
dated that in case the Thayers are
ilssatlsfled with their purchase of
property in Bloomfield from William
7ook at the instance of David Cook,
te. William, would be glad to take the
property off their bands and pay back
ill they had put into It.
This seemed to be a magnanimous
iffer until, according to the report. Mr.
Bell added: "Now, Mrs. Thayer, in
ase you decide to accept this offer we
will pay this money to YOU, so that
n case you want to go away anywhere
/on will have plenty of money."
David M. Cook, from his intimate
issoclation with the family, knows the
itatus of the Thayer exchequer as well
is any outsider could know. He
herefore knows, It Is pointed out, that
since their affairs have become so
tangled by the financial transactions
illeged to have been advised by Mr.
"ook it would be well nigh impossible
lor Mrs. Thayer to leave this part of
the country unless the Thayers sold
some of their property.
In the statement purporting to come
Irom Elmer King, counsel for Mr.
"ook. he is quoted as saying that while
Mr. Cook may have written letters to
Mrs. Thayer In which such endearing
terms as "dearest," "darling” and
’love" were used, in 1907, that his client
will fight the suit strenuously.
No mention in newspapers had been
made prior to this statement of any
otters from Mr. Cook to Mrs. Thayer
since 1907. J. L. Newman, attorney for
Dr. Thayer, has in his possession at
east one such letter dated in the latter
part of August, 1910. The letter was
written shortly before the death of Mr.
book’s first wife, and its contents will
probably be given out when the caso
-eaches the court.
Accused of having stolen $47 worth
pf clothes from the home of Albert
Devoe, 440 Morris avenue, Demattto
Dyrnowltz, 18 years old, of 22 Boyd
street, was held in $500 hail for the
?rand jury by Acting Judge Yuill, in
the Fourth Precinct Police Court, to
lay. it is said that the young man
pas a sister living in the Devoe home
ind that he went to see her last night,
wearing the stolen clothes. He was
irrested by Policeman Miller. The
police had been looking for him for
more than a month.
NEW HAVEN, Conn., Sept. 11.—Of
iclal announcement is made today that
’resident C. S. Mellen, of the New
fork. New Haven and Hartford rail
oad, is to retire from the presidency
if that company, but the date has not
'6t been fixed.
An automobile belonging to Bach
nan & Zipp, of 312 Bergen street, was
iamaged by fire in Avon avenue last
light. The loss Is about $10
Ever" school boy or girl should se
:ure one of the Star Dictionaries. Cut
:oupon from this paper.—Adv. _,

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