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Hi txonrk (Bfoenina J$tmr I ANB NEWARK ADVERTISER ESTABLISHED t 1832._ NEWARK, N. J., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1911._RAIN TONIGHT; FRIDAY FAIR. j JOHN F. DRYDEN ALIVE, BUT Herr, IS NOW SLIGHT Brave Uphill Fight Has Weakened Him. Doctors Fear He Will Not Last Through Day. AT S o’clock this afternoon the condition of former United States Sena tor John F. Dryden, president of the Prudential insurance Company, was extremely serious. “My father is in a very, very grave condition.'' said Forrest F. Dryden. "His condition has regained the same all day." Physicians are in constant attendance, anti every recourse known to science is being used in an effort to save Mr. Dryden’s life. The doctors have been aided in their eft or La by the wonderful vitality which he showed in rallying from the operation performed Iasi Saturday. Dr. Charles 111 and Dr. Edward 111 are the physicians in attendance. A third doctor w as called in last night. Early last evening, after the patient's sudden change for the worse in the morning, more favorable bulletins were given out. Encouraged by the brave fight being made by Mr. Dryden. Mrs. Dryden. Colonel and Mrs. Anthony R. Kitser and Mr. anil Mrs. Forrest Dryden are still hoping for the best. While the doctors and the members of his family watahed at Ills bedside during the night, Mr. Dryden's condition varied. Early in the evening an improvement, slight, but noticeable, gave hope to the watchers. Later in the evening the doctors gave out more encouraging reports than at any time during the day. Early in the morning Dr. Charles 111 relinquished his watch to Dr. Ed ward 111 and went home for much-needed rest. The members of Mr. Dry den’s family algo retired, after their long vigil. During the morning hours Mr. Dryden was sleeping easily. His uphill combat, however, has greatly weakened him. Unless his condition takes a sudden turn for the better it is feared that Ills ebbing vitality will not . carry him through the day. Krementz, Jeweler, Held for Auto Mishap FRANK J. KREMENTZ, of 1125 Broad street, president of the Frank Krementz Company, jewelry manufacturers, was held in $1,000 bail In the Second Precinct Police Court today for a hearing tomorrow for running down 7-year-old Joseph Laughlln and leaving him unconscious in the street. Young Laughlin is in the cny ttos-t pital with a fractured skull. While J his condition Is serious he Is expected to recover. r-, ■. -v-. J&jt for the qulc* Wit of James Mul ligan, a special delivery messenger em ployed in the post office, the accident might have been another automobile mystery. He noted the number on Mr. Krenirnts’s nmehlne. , According to Piainclothesman Conlin, of the Fifth precinct, Air. Krementz stopped his machine after he had hit the boy at Central avenue and Fourth street. "You had better take the boy to a doctor,” Mulligan said. • Then, so Mulligan asserts, Mr. Krem ents answered shortly: ”Oh, I don't know about a doctor around here.” “Then he .lumped into his auto and started off,” said the messenger. “I saw his number, though.” The number was ”5130 N. J.” Mr. Krementz was summoned to appear in the Fifth Precinct Police Court. When he failed to do so a warrant was about to be issued. At 11.30 a. m., however, he appeared in the Second Precinct Police Court. Judge Herr had adjourned court, but Acting Judge Oehring held Mr. Kre mentz in $1,000 bail for tomorrow morn ing. In the complaint it was alleged that he had failed to stop and give his name to the "proper person requiring it, as called for by law'. Thomas H. Krementz, of 46 South street, went on his 1 -other's bond. The accident occurred at 7 o'clock last night and was witnessed by Mul ligan. The injured lad was taken to his home, 26 Fourth street, by Mulli gan and ordered removed to the hos pital by Dr. Edgar F. Fitzpatrick. Mulligan says that the injured boy was f I lowing a companion and he be came confused when he saw the car hearing down upon him. He attempt ed to get out of the way, but when the machine swerved he stepped righl in front of it. "I offered to take the boy home in my automobile,” said Mr. Krementz to ar. Evening STAR reporter today. "Some one in the crowd said some thing about a doctor, and I asked, 'Where’s there a doctor?' There was one man who seemed to know' the boy and carried him away in his arms. Then I drove off slowly., I was quite willing, in fact 1 wanted to take the boy home in my machine.” --—« SOLDIER FALLS DEAD WHILE ON FURLOUGH ThOnia.i Mc.lrael, 29 years old, ser geant In Company 107 B, Coast Ar llliery, stationed at Newport, R. I., dropped dead In his home, 218 Fourth street, today, while on a furlough. He h ■ been in the army sir e 1896. OLICE W HISTLES FOR RAILWAY MEN NEW YORK, Nov. 23.—The superin tendent of the Metropolitan Street Railway Company has ordered 300 police whistles for the'employes of his road. One of the conductors recently avoided a hold-up by blowing a police whistle. In his report the conductor spoke of this and the idea so impres sed the company that the order fol lowed. Rouse Safes. Maeknat * Doremus Co , IM Broad strs»t.-A* DYNAMITE SHAKES UP N. Y. HOTELS NEW YORK, Nov. 28.—A terrific ex plosion shook the vicinity of Seventy second street and Columbus avenue at 8 a. m. today, blowing a workmen’s shanty to smithereens and spreading consternation for blocks about. Dynamite carried in a box went oft with a report heard for more than a mile. The explosive was being used by men at work on the construction of a new sewer system through Seventy-second street. Windows in scores ot Dulld ings in the vicinity were smashed. The wealthy residents of the neigh borhood and scores of tenants in the fine apartment houses and hotels in the vicinity ran to the street greatly alarmed. The elevated railroad line In Columbus avenue and the surface lines were tied up for a half hour or more. Hundreds of men and women In the Majestic Hotel, a block away on Cen tral Park west and Seventy-second street dashed from their rooms, some of them half-clad. MAY DELAY WEDDING TO LORDCAMOYS NEW YORK, Nov. 28.—The wedding of Lord Camoys to Miss Mildred Sher man, of this city, which is set for De cember 2, may have to be postponed owing to the serious illness of Miss Sherman’s father, W. Watts Sherman. Several of the pre-nuptial festivities announced for this week have been canceled. The engagement of Miss Sherman and Lord Camoys was announced in Newport last August. Lord Camoys came here last January to act as one Of the ushers at the wedding of Lord Decies and Miss Vivian Gould. * COMMUTERS NOT OPPOSED TO BOISE or _ Leaders of Traveling Public Satisfied 2*Cent Boost Was Justified. COMPANY LOST $400,000 ''WITHIN PAST TWO YEARS Case Differs Entirely from That of Lackawanna Which Has Been Growing Eat. That William G. McAdoo was per fectly right in his decision to advance the charges for riding in tlie Hudson river tubes from five to seven cents was the unqualified statement of How ard Marshall, Thomas H. Creede and Terry Parker, president, vice-president and counsel, respectively, of the Com muters' League of New Jersey, when the men were Interviewed today. The men spoke for themselves as indi viduals, as no meeting of the militant daily travelers lo and from the me tropolis has been called to discuss the added burden of four cents a days they must pay after Christmas. Mr. Marshall this afternoon issued a statement of which following is part: “East Orange, N. J., Nov. 23. 1911. “In regard to the proposed increase of fare by the Hudson and Manhattan Railroad Company on the Thirty-third j street branch of its subway system, while the commuters of New Jersey, who use the uptown tube, will regret the necessity for the increase yet I be lieve they will ‘ recognize the justice and propriety of the same. "My observation is that the com muters of New Jersey do not expect nor desire that transportation will be furnished to them at a loss lo the operating company. “The Commuters' League made vig orous protest against the increase in rates put In operation in the summer of 1910 by the steam railroads of New Jersey, because the justice and propri ety of the same had not been passed upon, by competent authorities, and the report of tile seevral railroads did nol show a financial condition, such as to require or moke necessary increased revenue on transportation fare. With I the Commuters' Loague of New Jersey it was not a question of dollars and cents, but a question of principle, and in defense of that principle the league and Its officers propose to stand just as firmly in the furture as It and they have stood In the past. "The propose^ increase fare on the McAdoo uptowii tube present an en tirely different proposition, and the sit uation in which the Hudson and Man tmttan Railroad Company finds itself after four years' operation is entirely different from the situation In which the Commuters’ League, after investi gation, found the several steam rail roads of New Jersey at the time they Increased their rate. The difference Is that in the case of the steam railroad they were earning large returns on their investment, while in the case of the Hudson tube the figures which are of public record show they have been and are being operated at a loss and fixed charges have not been earned. “The policy of the McAdoo company and its attitude to the public havo been uniformly correct. The road has been operated with due regard always to the public interest, and it is there fore all the more desirable that in a case of this kind recognition of any Just position taken by the company ! should be accorded by the public. The j McAdoo company has always done the right thing In stating frankly to the public at the very outset the reason why the increase in rate is necessary. “After a thorough investigation I do not hesitate to say that I believe the proposed increase in faro in the Thirty third street tube is entirely Justified and proper. "HOWARD MARSHALL, “President of the Commuters' 1 .sagas of New Jersey." It is saJ.cL the McAdoo road has lost $400,009 on operation in the post two years , GOVERNOR HARMON SPEAKS BEFORE NATIONAL GRANGE. COLUMBUS, O., Nov. 28.—Urging laws in the interests of farmers and the lightening of their burdens of taxation, Governor .Tudson Harmon, of Ohio, ad dressed the National Orange here to da y. The Grange adopted a resolution fix ing adjournment for tomorrow after noon. Selection of a legislative com mittee to represent the organization at Washington was deferred to a later session. Youth, 19, Held For Burglary, Admits He’s Black Hand Chief The self-confessed burglar and sender of a “blackhand'- letter, Mich ae'. D1 Tesso, 19 .years old, of 56 Jacob s eet, Newark. Is In the South Orange lockup today awaiting a hearing late this afternoon on a charge of burglary and the sending of the threatening missive, written in bright, red ink, with red Ant r prints scattered about the sheet of paper. The letter was sent to Raphaele Di Clco, of 339 Valley street. South Or ange. and follows the visit of the prisoner to the South Orange board ing-houso, November fi. at which time he stole $85.10, according to his own confession. : The arrest of Di Tesso was made: I today, following Hie receiving of the! letter Tuesday. The occupants of the boarding-house became alarmed when they saw’ the red Ink, read the threats and saw the Catnmora-like signatures. They suspected the 19-year-old Michael ] Di Teijso and Informed police, who j had no trouble finding him In Newark. Other than confessing his share In j the burglary and the writing of the j letter the prisoner will not talk. He i refuses absolutely to give the, names j of the other members of the "s’ocJfety,’ on the ground that he is sworn to j secrecy. Thi police are hoping to! break h'm down and wring a conten tion from hi . . - - - Binford Girl, Stricken With Appendicitis, Says Beattie Didn ’t Kill Wife Beulah Binford, Who Says Beattie Will Die Innocent || ;-1 X l ♦ « ♦♦ ♦ ♦-» ♦ «♦-»♦ » » 4 « ♦ « ♦ » » » ♦ -♦-♦-♦-♦'♦I Minister Believes Condemned Man Will Confess “if Guilty” NEW YORK, Nov. 23.—“If Henry Beattie is electrocuted for killing his wife, everyone concerned in his death will be guilty of murdering an innocent man. Henry Beattie Is innocent.” This was the statement mHde today by Beulah Btnford, "the girl in the cane,’’ In the great Beattie tragedy, who is living with the family of Isa dore Bernstein, in the Colonial apart ments, 839 Hunt’s Point avenue, the Bronx. Miss Blnford is suffering from appendicitis and will be operated on at St. Luke’s Hospital tomorrow morning, the day set for the electrocution of Beattie, who was convicted of killing his wife on the lonely Midlothian turn pike. in Richmond, Va.. Inst summer. RICHMOND. Va., Nov. 23.—Henry Clay Beattie, jr.. awoke at the usual time today on what, by law, was (he last day of his life. Tomorrow shortly after daybreak he will surrender him self in the death chair In expiation of the murder of his young wife. He slept well, but had tossed restlessly, as though bad dreams had been his com panions throughout the long night. There were no signs of a breakdown this morning, the prisoner dressing with the same fastidious oare that he has taken ever since he entered the State penitntlary and death oeil. Rev. John .1. Fix put In an appear ance early, and probably will remain with Beattie during the day. The elder Beattie and Douglas Beattie, brother of the convicted man, and the attorneys who defended him in the trial that ended in hi* conviction of murder, joined the minister soon after ward. Neither Beattie's attorneys nor his relatives believe he will confess before his life is taken. His spiritual ad visers are of another opinion. They entertain the hope, amounting almost to a conviction, that he will do so. "If he is guilty, I feel reasonably cer tain he will acknowledge all," said Hev. Dr. Fix. "To go to his death wth a lie on his lips would be sacrilege, and Beattie is at peace with his Maker.” CLEVELAND, O., Nov. 28. — Full "confession" of the murder of Mrs. Louise Beattie is made in a letter to the Szabadsag, a Hungarian daily here. The letter was signed simply "Ru dolph” and was dated and postmarked Cleveland. The writer declares he shot Mrs. Beattie by mistake. Beattie had spoken to him roughly when previously he had asked for work at the Beattie home. He was on the road when Beattie's automobile passed. He recognized Beattie and fired at him. The charge, however, hit Mrs. Beattie. , ‘My Own Darling,’ Says Note to Mrs. Seibert n AIRING Ills marital troubles in the Court of Chancery today, Henry F. Seibert, a wealthy young Newarker, who formerly lived at 14 North ) Seventh street, introduced sensational testimony in the divorce suit , instituted by him against his wife. M rs Catherine I,. Seibert. His witnesses told in full about t lie gay and blithesome outings lie at- ! It gea his wile had with Gustave Woel lie. According to Mr. Seibert, Woelfle J was also a frequent visitor at the Seibert home. William W. McDonald, a former driver for the P. & A. \V. Harth livery concern on South Orange avenue, told of having driven Mrs. Seibert and “Gus" Woelfle to various road-house p. restaurants and cafes. “Hubby,'’ "dearie, and other like terms of endearment were generally employed by the couple when address ing ono another, according to McDon ald. McDonald told of Seibert and Woelfle being "on the outs," and when asked how he knew the witness re plied: •“From their sneaky ways.” By way of further explanation Mc Donald told that when starting out and also on their return from their frequent trips both Mrs. Seibert and Woelfle would make sure, that "the coast was clear." Frank Middleton, owner of the Ru dolph Hotel, Atlantic City, and several of his negro bellboys were on the stand. Mr. Middleton Identified the hotel register which bore the names of "Mr3. H. L. Seibert,” "Miss A. Force" and "George J. 'Wilson,'" registered on No vember 6, 1910. Seibert contends that George J. Wil fCoBtlaurd a i Page 2, Column S.i “SHOOTING SHOW" GIRLS’ JURORS SHY NSW YORK, Nov. 23.- Lillian Gra ham and Ethel Conrad, the show girls who shot W. K. D. Stokes, the million aire sportsman, in the less last June, were brought to trial today on indict ments charging them with having at tempted to take his life. Two other counts charge assault. Both young v/omen were in the court-room, stylish ly attired. Supreme Court Justice Marcus, of Buffalo, presides at the trial. The first talesman examined was dismissed by the prosecution, although he appeared anxious to qualify as a juror. Indica tions were that considerable time would b. in filling the Jury- box. FILM PLAY FIGHT -BY STAR CAUSES 2 PROSECUTIONS License Bureau Complains to Court That Minors Attend Moving Picture Places Un accompanied by Guardians. AROUSED to action by the crusade of the Evening STAR in its fight for the mother? of Newark against such moving picture theatres as violate the law with regard to admitting children under 18, unaccompanied by parents, and such places as show improper films, the license department to day, through Inspectors William Koebllng and Joseph Fletcher, made two complaints for alleged 'notations lo Judge Herr in the Fourth Precinct Police Court. The men complained of are Jacob Amsterdam, proprietor of a theatre in Sixteenth avenue, and Harry Goldstein, also of Sixteenth avenue. The com plainants allege that boys between the ages of 9 and 18 years were admitted to these theatres unaccompanied by either guardian or parent. The hearing will probably he held Saturday, which is Juvenile day in the police court. Action Today Due to STAR Crusade. The complaints today show that the license department intends carrying out its sworn duty lo see that the laws arc enforced and that it has taken cognizance of the articles published in the Evening STAR reciting the con ditions that prevail in some *>f tile cheaper moving-picture theatres. It was for exactly this purpose i hat Ihe Public Welfare Committee of Essex County asked that a meeting between the license department and the committee lie arranged, Their efforts to hold a meeting have not beau successful as yei. but since the depart ment lias taken action the committee is hoping that the meeting will lie h eld in the near future. The names of (he children found I n tbe Amsterdam Theatre, all of 357 South Seventh street, are; William ,i nd Isa.dore Ooldfarb, 11 and 1# yearv old, respectively, and William Rorskle vis, S years old. These children were in the Golds, ■ in place: Nicholas Rosetta, 10, 287 Nor folk street; John Ward, 13, 18 Rutgers street; Joseph Vitlnsky, 9, 100 Wallace street, and Samuel Klein, 12, 19 Hayes street. The children all attend school, and identified Ihe men who sold them the ticket*. The minimum One for violating the law is 8100. What License Inspector Says: When asked what lie thought of moving-picture theatres, Inspector Roeb liug said:, “If moving picture shows are properly conducted along educational lines in accordance with the laws of decency they are good, and I see no reason why children under 18. with guardian or parent, or. for that matter, children over Id. should not be permitted to see them. "They are often instructive, but unfortunately At the present time they give performances (hat are far from educational and are harmful. In all the inspections we have made vve spent, most of our time here In Newark, and are largely aatiailed with the character of the pictures shown. There are a few, however, that show" reels that o light to be barred.” "Joseph Fletcher said: “I believe in a strict enforcement of the law about prohibiting minora. t “I do not believe in total darkness. “There Is a great deal of harm don e when a distinot view of the audience i cannot Jye obtained." Star Digs Up Auto Clu^ in Ellis Shooting Case A ft the firm clue in the mysterious attempt to bill Monroe F Ellis as he sat at dinner in liis Basking RJdge home Monday night, the Eve ning .STAR discovered today that an empty automobile was seen in an | unused road a quarter of a mile front the Ellis home Just before the shoot ing took place. I This road, rarely used at the pres lent time, runs at an angle into the main road to Morristown. Hhaded by trees and overhung by shrubbery, the old road provided a se cure place of concealment. Frank Hastings, of Basking Ridge, was taking a short cut home, when he saw the dim form of an automobile drawn up to one side of the road. He was surprised. Since the lights were burning dimly, he Redded that it had not been abandoned. The significance of this discovery Ilea In Ihe fact that It Is the meat plausible explanation of the remarkably quirk disappearance of the assailant of Mr. Kills. After shooting the wealthy lumber man mid merchant through the closed dining-room windows, the man dashed across the road, so the theory goes, and ran through the Conkling property directly opposite. Hurrying through the rear or tho Conkling property, past the bsrtis, he had only open field* between him and the unused road. fn fact, the ease, and security of that method of escape is such that it would have been prac tically impossible to intercept the flee ing man. A few minutes after the shot was fired, and while Mrs. Kills was explaining (o the neighbors what had happened, he could have gained Ills automobile, cranked it and started at full sjieed for Morristown. This theory is borne out by the testimony of two farmers of Plurkemin. who were near the Kills home at the mo rneni of the shooting. These men, Charles Barker and James Harrison, were on a bay wagon, homeward bound. When they were within 100 feet ol the Kills home they heard the shot. An histnnt later a very tall man dashed out of the darkness, plunged across Hie road and disap peared. Near the spol where the automobile was seen is the home of Mrs. Margaret Collins, a widow. She apparently did not notice it at any time Monday eve ning. Mr. Kllis lias improved to such an extent today tiiat his physicians will probably have him removed to the Summit Hospital for an X-ray exami nation. Not the slightest clue as to tbe identity of the intended murderer has been found. So cunningly and cleverly did lie cover his tracks that the shoot ing promises to be an unexplained mystery. unless Mr. Kllis suggests a solution himself. Tile Rev. Mr. Mason, of this city, who married Ellis, said today: “When r wont to Basking Ridge and took the pastorate of the Presbyterian Church in 1895, I became acquainted with the Conkling family. Mr. Ellis and Miss Mary Conkling were married by me on March 16. 1898. The wedding was a fashionable event, taking place (Onntlnneil on Pag* i, Ooluma t) STAY DENIED, BUT PACKERS STILL HOPE WASHINGTON, Nov. Cilief Jus tiee White lodfty retimed to grant a stay in the trial of the Chicago beef packers, but referred the attorneys making the application to the entire bench with the statement that the mat in was of too much importance for him to peas on individually. Attorney Miller announced thal such on appli cation to the entire court would he made at the first sitting, December 4. Attorneys for the packers indicated that effort* would be made to have Judge Carpenter, of the United States District Court at Chicago, before whom the indicted packers have been sum moned for trial on Monday, to grant a further postponement until the Su preme Court passes on the application for a stay. REBELS TO BOMBARD NANKING SHANGHAI. Nov. -5.—Wit Ting fang, the director of foreign affairs, has notified the consuls that the bom bardment of Nanking will begin short ly. He warns them to withdraw their respective countrymen from tiiat dis trict. A Republican centra! bank lias been organised with a capital of 5,000,000 taels. It is issuing notes which are being accepted by all Chinese shops, the first issue commanding a higli premium. FA R-REAGHING WANTS Star Want adn. are Car reach ing: in their Influence*—they form an important part in both bust- ( ness and domestic economy j ' As an example. household ' | workers always look to The Star i when a chanKe In their positions ] Is Imminent. j Hundreds of domestic servants —cooks, waitresses, second girls, governesses, maids and others— rend the Want columns of Th* Star every day. It’s an easv matter to select from the moat competent doir.ev tic helpers if you will summon them to your home through u Star Want ad. All advertisements arc Inserted In both The Morning Star and the Evening Star for the one charge.