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TO ORDER PROBE (Continued from First Pilf.) fbrm of bankruptcy practise Mr, Johnson warmry praises the STAR for the results accomplished In the fol lowing letter: "New York, Sept. 23, 1911. “Editor Star, Newark, N. J. “Dear Sir—I consider your article of this morning In the bankruptcy matter such a splendid achievement of news paper generalship that I Intend to bring It to the attention of President Taft and Attorney-General Wicker sham. “I believe this article will be of vast | benefit In arousing the Federal admin- j lstratlon to the perils besetting the peo- | pie from the abuse of legal machinery i in the Federal jurisdictions as well as; } In State courts. “There can be no doubt that the only possible way to correct the great abuses of legal power going on In many States is by extreme publicity and Judge R. M. Wanamaker, of Akron, O., In a published article, said: ' " 'When the people are once brought to realize the situation , generally obtaining today in the courts, these and many other re forms will be speedily brought about. Publicity has done much to purge business of Its wrongs and its Injustice. Publicity will do much to purge courts of their wrongs and Injustice. “ ‘Courts must restore to the pub , 11c mind a very' general loss of con fidence In courts. They must do It by solving business questions by business methods, so that Justice Is done wittfout fear or favor, denial or delay. “ ‘The pubic Is fast becoming awake as to all departments of the puplic service. They aro asking questions of the professor and his philosophy, of the parson and his religion, of the statesman and his policies, of the Judge and his jus tice. e "The replies that I have received to I previous correspondence with Attorney- 8 General Wickersham's office at Wash- i , lngton have been prompt and satlsfac- j f tory and they assure me that: “ ‘If you will submit to the proper j United States attorney any alleged t violations of Federal law coming to r your attention they will be given careful consideration. t “Cases have been presented to us In other cities than Newark In which local ^ influences have been powerful enough to keep them away from the Federal ' j authorities. We believe these wrong ful Influences can only be overcome by such publicity as The Star Is giving to r It and by showing the administration 1 at Washington the vital necessity of causing all local district attorneys and 1 bankruptcy courts to scrutinize these 0 matters with extreme vigilance. “The time for the meeting at the * Board of Trade la opportune. We are 1 arranging for similar meetings In New s j York, Buffalo, Detroit, Cleveland, Cln : clnnatl and Chicago. “Very respectfully yours, I “CHAS. FREEMAN JOHNSON.” 1 Mr. Johnson refers to the table of bankrupty cases and list of attorneys 1 engaged In them, which was published f in The Star Saturday morning, Sep- 1 tembw 23. I When Referee in Bankruptcy Edwin a G. Adams read his opinion, in which fl he cut down the fees asked by Trustee s Johnston Cornish and his attorney, > Senator Osborne, in the American t li Vacuum Cleaner Company case, from t $13,000 to a little more than $6,000, he r said an accountant was at work on S' the trustee's report and that a full ac-1 i count of the disbursements would be I j ready in a few days. That was Hep-1 j tembor 14, fully ten days ago. and: t the accountant declares his report will j not be ready until the end of the e week. t The mystery of the elusive $37,000, , which of the $107,000 realized from the t estRte of the (’leaner Company. Is un- j i classified, remains unsolved. Accord- t j 1. o to the accountant, It will be im- , j possible to classify the $67,000 under, t | one head, but the one word which ; , might nearest describe it Ib "disburse- j itients." Since it Is known positively . that none of these disbursements were made to creditors, “disbursements" . must be regarded as "cost of admin- J lstratlon.” Every school bov or girl should se- | cure one of the Star Dictionaries. Cut 1 :. < coupon from tills paper.—Adv. t This Is Not a Regular Graveyard^ But It May, Nevertheless, Typify Sundry Political Deaths Photoirrnuh Token In th«s rilv Hall. Sh<mU|B llom Ballol-Roson anil Bundlaa of JlnUotii. BACK-BITER,’SAYS MINARD, ROUSED BY E.B. OSBORNE :ormcr Assemblyman Makes Spicy Reply to Red=liot Open Letter. "He's simply a political back-biter!” xclnlmed former Assemblyman Duunc ;. Minard. when Interviewed regarding n open letter sent him today by Ed iund B. Osborne, president of the Pro ressive* Republican League. This let ;r was a reply to one previously sent Ir. Osborne by Mr. Minard criticising le manner In which Mr. Osborne had sferred to him in a speech. "I have no desire to enter Into con •oversy with a man of Osborne’s type,” ontinued Mr. Minard. ”My letter to im did not call for an answer, but1 lerely expressed my opinion of his at icking non-combatants. "I am not a candidate. My political ecord and opinions are not at Issue in his contest. “He must be very badly off for cam algn ammunition when he has to go ut of his way to attack me. ”1 don’t consider that he is either j onest or honorable. I don’t W'ant to j ave anything to do with him. He is imply a political back-biter.” The letter which so aroused Mr. Ilnard’s ire was on Progressive Re ubltcan league stationery and ran ns allows: "My Dear Sir—Acknowledging your after of September 21. which I first , aw In the Newark Evening News, it; i my opinion that your record in the .eglslature. as a steadfast opponent of li reforms demanded by the people and pposed by the special interests, abtind- | ntly warrants the allusion I made to j ovr in my speech, and 1 think that is he opinion generally entertained by hose who are familiar with your tcord. ■ In your letter you undertake to say .hat my motives were in alluding to ou as 1 did In my speech, and it seems roper for me to say what my motives ctually were. Here they are: ”1 think you. In your record, have fforded an excellent example of what n assemblyman ought not to be. I htnk it a public service to call aiten !on to your record, as the' more the ublic knows about It the less likely hey are to elect another assemblyman f your kind. Furthermore, I wanted o demonstrate that Mr. Stickel, being elected by Mr. Dalrymple, who se eded you and being associated with ou In business, must logically be ex acted to be about the same kind of n assemblyman that you have been, nless lie pledges himself distinctly to different course. 1 regret that this aference is so hard ou Mr. Stickel, ut It Is strictly logical—he can escape he Inference In just one way, 1. e., by making a definite pledge on every is- | sue involved in this campaign. “I wish to assure you that, while I am doing my duty in politics as I see it. and while your record as assembly man Is contemptible, I have no personal unfriendliness for you or for any other man on your side of tne fence in thi9 political contest. Very truly yours, “EDMUND B. OSBORNE.” BRIDE. ID. SUES I RUSDMUBED 70] (( nntlniMMl from First Pilltr.) the answer. "He called me all the names he could think of.” “Did he ever buy anything for Miss J Peterson?” “Yes, sir. He bought her clothes and j every once in awhile candy." "Ever buy you any clothes?" "No, sir, only one suit." "Did he ever make any threats to | use his revolver on you?” "Yes, sir, more than once." Then the questions came down to the rings. Mr. Miller disclosing the fact ] that his client once had a diamond en- , gagement ring and a gold wedding , ring. "What happened,to them?" he asked. , “One day,” was the ready response, ! “while I was asleep In my room he j took my rings from me by force and , gave them to Miss Peterson. She was , with him at the time." hockeil In Her Room. Mrs. Pries explained that she strug gled at the time, hut the struggle was in vain. "What else happened?" Mr. Miller wanted to know next. "One day he put me in a room," said Mrs. Pries, “and told me tf I should come out he would give me a cuff. He said I was running around with other men, which isn’t so." As a finish of her direct examina- j tion Mrs. Pries swore that Mr. Pries ! made an attempt to get her back only | after the suit had started Slept on Floor. Mrs. Pries added to her tale of woe > by testifying ttyat before she went away ] from her husband she was compelled ] to sleep with one of his daughters on a bed made up on the floor. She first lived with a friend and then made her home with an aunt. Among the first questions put to her by Edgar II. Eoverldge, of West Ho boken. on the cross-examination, was: "Did you love him at the time of your marriage" "T certainly did." was the emphatic I answer. “You thought he was wealthy?" “Well. I thought he could give mo a good home, but Just as soon as T was married to him he treated me indiffer ently." "When did he give you that wedding ring which you say lie took away forcibly?” "On the day before we were mar ried ” PROGRESSIVES OP G. 0. P LIST OF EXPENSES Receipts Are $3,575.50; Dis bursements $2,271.71; Un paid Bills $1,615.25. Voluntary statements were Issued to jay on the eve of the primary elections t>y the Progressive Republican League if the receipts and disbursements of he present campaign. Henry C. Hines, fiscal agent of the Progressive Republi can candidates for State senator, as semblyman and Board of Freeholders, made the following report; i'otal receipts . $3,575.50 Disbursements— Office help, etc. $394.78 Printing and advertis ing . 632.78 Postage . 900.20 Campaign meetings. 318.85 Incidentals . 25.00 ■- 2,271.71 Balance on hand. $1,303.79 Bills unpaid— Printing and advertis ing .$1,546.20 Incidentals . 69.05 - $1,615.25 About fifty names appear In the list rjf the contributors to the Progressive Republican campaign fund. These con tributors are not to be confused with the subscribers who have assisted the Progressive Republican League, of Es sex county. The subscribers to the campaign fund are; Wallace Ougheltree, $150; John Howe, $100; George J. Althen, $115; Lathrop Anderson, $100; William F. Morgan, $500; Theodore Gottlieb, $50; Edward Winslow, $150; Benjamin Moore, $100; Jerome Congleton, $100; John W. Klein, $100; Arthur Glide, $100; Frank L. Driver, $100; S. Wright, jr., $200; John Hemsath, $25; George W. Taylor, $5; Daniel Ruder, $52.50; Daniel Hopper, $25; John A. Scarlett, $5; William Ewald. $5; Henry Hahn, $10; Walter Simpson, $100; C. B. Biker, $50; E. B. Osborne, $200; W. ! H. Taylor. $100: C. R. De Bevoise. $2; Alexander T. Moir, $10; Frank Turn bull, $25: Seward Davis, $10; J. B. Wright. $20; George W. Hallgrlng, $25; Louis H. Davidson. $50; J. H. Slocum, $5; Alexander M. Rinnett, $5; Curtis R. Burnett, $25: John Porter, $10; Theo dore MoMarsh, $10; Montclair Progres sive Republican League, $25; Stanford Marsh, $15; Charles H. Hartshorne. $10; Edw. Jacobi", $50; Walber B. Mount, $1; George T. Manson, $5; William E. Marcus, $25; Everett Colby, $300; John L. Hudson, $5; C. C. Goodrich, $500. Total, $3,575.50. Following Is a financial statement of the Progressive Republican League of Essex county, from June 1, J9U, to September 23, 1911: Balance on hand June 1, 1911. $177,26; receipts to September 23, Including con tributions from 77 subscribers, not one of whom gave over $250 (nothing from corporations), $1,777.50; total, $1,954.76. Expenditures—Maintenance of headquarters. $660.10; stationery and printing. $420.01; fitting up head quarters. $220.33; loss on dollar dinner, $101.47; toial. $1,401.91. Balance on hand September 23, $552.85. PASTOR SINGS PRAISE OF FOOTBALL TO ASPIRANTS TO HIGH SCHOOL GRIDIRON. Rev. Dr. Travis Tells Montclair Boys Pigskin Punting Made Him Strong. Itev. Dr. Thomas Travis, pastor of the Watchung Congregational Church. Montclair, who Is nothing If not original, said In an address to the Montclair High School aspirants for places on the football team last Satur day that football at college had done a great deal for him. "I am sure,” said the clergyman, "that after some of the hard knockB 1 received I would have no' hesitation in letting one of our Valley road cars hit me head-on. That Is only one of the things football has done for me.” He also spoke of the wonderful spirit of athletic* and what It meant in any person's life. The love of healthful exercise, he said, is the joy of every athletic man or womnn. FINED TO FRESHEN MEMORY. ”1 did not know my automobile was going thirty miles an hour,” said Ed ward Rlach, 18 years old, of 30 Ridge wood avenue, when arraigned before Judge Herr In the Fourth Precinct Po lice Court today. "PerhapB a $10 fine will help you to be more careful In the future,'- said the Judge as he Imposed that sentence on Blach. THE WEATHER. Probably fair tnnlght aa.1 Tnesdari cooler Tnesdari freota westerly, becom ing light northerly winds. i Better Times After a. change in Food Lack of energy is usually the outward sign feel right J ° When You Feed Right. of faulty nutrition. - You know one always feels very nt r-* it i ♦ * i £ when the head and nerves swing along folks who dont teel spry because ot peacefully and with that certain sense II t . • t i • i i '1 of power that Is unmistakable, lack or the right kind or nourishment But when overwork or anxiety breaks * down the soft gray matter in the brain and nerve cells (anxiety will do It quicker than overwork) faster than the a Ij. WT__*f food you have been using replaces It. lGiV V/ JJ then to save yourself from that horror of darkness, nervous prostration, you _ must change food and take on some Ol\ sure rebuilder. . That’s the mission of Grape-Nuts. _ made of the selected parts of wheat and M ■■ _ B¥ J __ barley containing the natural Phos ■ ^l\| V 1 ■* pbate of Potash which combines with R^B I | I | MWT."" I III Albumen in the human body and makps JR ™ the soft gray filling of the brain and R nerve centres. _ _ Another thing to be considered is that Grape-Nuts Is "processed” In making and the starchy parts converted into a form of sugar, exactly as the process of digestion in the body, eto Grape Thousands who know the personal value of ^^tU'and clear-thinking and vigorous action, make Grape- bannerby “oriutiefe."10*1 P"fcct xt . £ .1 • _ 1 r . Get the little book. "The Road to I\uts a part ot their regular diet. weiiviue,’’ m Pkg9. __ “There’s a Reason” j; Postum Cereal Co., Ltd., Battle Creek, Mich. t u ' , .' 'Judge Martin Instructs It to Pass on Testimony Concern ing Alleged Frauds. '“GERAN LAW MUST BE BROADLY CONSTRUED” Decides Against Qaskill’s Ruling Regarding Requirements to Vote. Following an order Issued by County Judge William P. Martin today tho County Board of Elections this after noon started hearing evidence of illegal registration as placed before It by Frank H. Sommer and Jerome T. Con gleton, representing the Progressive Republican League, and Frank A. Boettner, representing the Wilson Democratic League. Following the Issuance of the order Judge Martin took occasion to give a long talk on the Geran election act and to Instruct the county and district boards of elections and all officers in any way connected with the casting of the ballots tomorrow In their districts. He decided that all candidates at election have the right to name their agents or challengers, and also de cided that any person who desires to vote at the primaries tomorrow must register for the general election to morrow before the primary officers can accept his ballot for the primary. In these two decisions he goes di rectly against tho ruling of Assistant Attorney-General Nelson B. Gaskill In reply to Chairman R. H. McAdams, of the Union County Board of Elections. Gaskill ruled that a person voting at the primaries of one political party last year Is restricted to voting at the same party primary tomorrow, unless re lieved from tlie restriction by having his name stricken from the old registry list. Mr. Gaskill admitted that the law Is open to construction on that point. Judge Martin held that the law was clear and that all persons must regis ter for the general election before vot ing at the primary no matter what party ticket he voted last year. The representative parties named have gathered evidence In about four hundred cases, where the names of men are on the registry lists In the different districts, and which they claim investigation has shown do not live at the addresses given. The most striking example cited was In the ease of the Willard Hotel and annex, j at 263 and 223 Market street, the annex ; being at the latter address. On the registry books of the third district of the Fourth ward seventy one names are listed as living at these two places. Investigation showed. It Is said, that the lodging houses had been closed for several months, the names having been carried over from the previous election. In deciding the matter Judge Mar tin said In part: "The question at issue, here Is the proper construction of see-" tlon 31 of the Geran law, which states that the election boaxd must meet on the first Friday after the primary reg istration day, which this year came cn Tuesday, September 12, for the pur pose of revising and correcting the primary registration list. "At this meeting It shall be the duty of the County Board of Election to strike out the names of all voters who are shown not to qualify under the law and transmit a list of such names to the different district election boards for use on primary day. Should Re Construed Broadly. "The court is not unmindful as to the construction of the act as to Its remedial nature, and believes It should be construed broadly. The object of the law Is to see that elections are conducted honestly and fairly, and no fine-spun theories as to limited power should be permitted, unless the words can bear no other construction to limit the court or County Board of Elections or any other public offfolal In the at tempt to secure an honest election. "The court directs that the County Board of Elections shall immediately convene arid listen to such legal testi mony as has to do with false or fraud ulent registration In the different dis tricts of the county." When he had finished the order to the board there was a general move on the part of the lawyers and probably twenty people who had listened to the hour-and-a-half hearing to leave the court-room, but Judge Martin called them back, saying: "The court feels that It Is not amiss at this time to direct the attention of the County Board of Elections, district boards of election, the peaoe officers of the county, constables and policemen and others having to do with any part of the election machinery, and also the attention of citizens generally,ato eer ! lain matters of great Interest " Something t'nnniial for Court. Continuing, he said In part: “I may add it Is something unusual, perhaps, for the court to announce In a case of this kind Its opinion on matters that are not strictly relevant, but this de parture from the ordinary and the usual course may be sustained on the theory that an once of prevention is worth a pound of cure. it is a well-known fact that both general elections and pri mary elections here in the past have been tainted with fraud; money spent freely, colonizing and other crimes against the ballot. "The court Is not unmindful of the fact that lodging houses have been tilled with persons from canal-boats in the Passaic river and that colonies of voters have been brought here from New York and Philadelphia. "Tho court la not saying anything new. The court knows from Its own knowledge and Information of devious conduct In elections in the past. This conduct must stop. The power of this court will be used to the uttermost to stop fraudulent elections.” “It Is almost Impossible for fraud to be committed at any election without the active connivance or neglectful con duct of the election officers. Election officers in the past have been selected by the party organization and felt re sponsible for them. Under the recent law election officers are selected for efficiency or by selection of the court and aro supposedly free from any bias whatever. An election officer now has no excuse whatever to consider him self responsible to any party or per son. He Is responsible only to the law. Regarding; Challenger*. “There Is another matter to which I desire to draw attention, and that Is that by section 25 of the original pri mary act of 1903, as found on page 136 of the election law pamphlet issued by the secretary of state, the chairman of the County Committee is authorized to appoint two agents, who, by subse quent provision of the section, are au thorized to act as challengers and agents, and ‘every person whose name shall be printed upon the official pri mary ballot and who Is to be voted for throughout the county shall have the right to act as the challenger and also to appoint two agents for each election district' In his county, and such agents shall have the rights and privileges of an agent and challenger as provided in this section. “It is thus seen that by the old pri mary law the candidates running in the right to name challengers and agents. I do not agree with that con struction of section 13 ns amended by the laws of 1909, page 163, which de prives these agents so appointed of the right to act as challengers. I think such an opinion has been given hereto fore to the County Board of Elections. “I wish it distinctly understood that so far ss these officers are responsible to this court, the court does not con sider that to be the law. This right to appoint challengers and agents Is In furtherance of the conduct of an elec tion honestly. Nothing to which my attention has been drawn In the Geran alw expressly or Impliedly repeals this power. And there again I might add once more, as I stated in the opinion In the matter before me. that no fine spun theories should be permitted so to Intervene In the construction of the statute that will result in taking away from the voter his rights or which will tend or assist in the commission of fraudulent practises unless that only Is the construction whioh could pos sibly b drawn from the language of the act "Again, under the primary act of 1903, seotlon 14, which I see Is not! printed In the pamphlet laws Issued byj the secretary of, state, a voter Is dls-1 vlnctly and absolutely required at the' i " 1 primary to register for the ensuing gen eral election before he Is permitted to vote at the primary. Nothing in the Geran act repeals, nor is inconsistent with, the provision of section 14 of the old act. The primary election Is con nected with the general election. "A person must state, in order to have the privilege of voting at the pri mary election, that he intends to sup port the party at the next election. How can ho honestly say that if he de clines to register then and there for the purpose of qualifying himself to vote at the ensuing election? I am clear that the latter portion of section 32 of the Geran law, on page 192 of this pamphlet. Indicates that the voter must register at the primary or on the tirst registry day before he can go to the primary. This is a matter of the utmost Import ance. It is of the highest importance, and to say that a provision of the old law so distinctly working for tile pur pose of preventing fraud has been re pealed by Implication in the Geran law, seems to me to stretch the Geran law unnecessarily and unduly, and election officers In this county, at all events, are instructed to regard this construction which the court places upon tills par ticular feature of the law. “Another matter should be men tioned, and that Is that under the Geran act the voter has a right to take hold of his ballot with the mem ber of the board having charge of the ballot-box—and keep hold of it until the ballot has actually been deposited in the ballot-box. Voters may. and should, when deemed desirable b\ them, exercise this privilege. It will not be considered as any reflection whatever upon any election officer, but. the privilege may be exercised bV a voter. The purpose of that provision is. of course, to prevent the prasMse known as ‘palming.’ “An Implement of Fraud." Judge Martin also called attention ,<< the fact that it has been stated that the Massachusetts ballot, such as will be used here, can be circumvented by the use of a perforated piece of card board with holes that would fit over the names desired to he marked on the ticket. Oa com|>ialiit of ■ 13-yrnr-old girl, who made a serious charge agalns' him, Tony Sollo, 23 years old, of ITS Kighth avenue, was held In $3.0W hail for the grand Jury by Judge Hahn in the Third Precinct Police Court today. iSLKISH BOWELS MUSE HEADACHE. DIZZINESS AND SICK. SOUR STOMACH No odds how bad your liver, stomach or bowels; hotv much your head aches; how miserable and uncomfortable you are from constipation. Indiges tion, biliousness and sluggish intestines—you always get the desired re sults with Cascarets. 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