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ESTABLISHED 1832./' , ‘ NEWARK, N. J., TUESDAY, JANUARY 21, 1913. ~FA1R TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY.
WILSON PLANS NO I
POMP IN ENTRANCE
. Jeffersonian Simplicity
ito Mark His Jour
ney to Capital.
(WILL REMAIN GOVERNOR
UNTIL MARCH 3, HE SAYS
Declares He Has Right to Make
K' [From n Staff Correspondent.!
jf TRENTON, N. J„ Jan. 21.—Al-!
Bphough he will not, like Jefferson,
Bride to the capitol on horseback,
■President-elect Wilson intends to ad
■ here to the spirit of that illustrious
Bprecedent when he goes to his ln
►y There will be no special private
jfS ear for him or his family. He will
i travel In a plain day coach, or, at
best, a parlor car.
£. No impressive preliminaries will
I mark his departure from New Jer
sey. He asserted this afternoon that
he would not give up his office as
Governor until March 3. On that
day he will leave for Washington.
Special cars will be attached to the
train he takes for the accommodation
|pf the 1,000 Princeton students who
(will inarch in the inaugural parade.
[The college boys will give him the
Princeton cheer when he arrives in
I me night or March 3 he will spend
a guest of his cousin, John W.
ilson, of Franklin, Pa., at a hotel.
Governor Wilson said today that
om legal advice he had obtained he
as positive that he had the right to
ake appointments, the terms of
hich do not begin until after he
ives office to become President. The
jvernor did not state where he ob
ined the legal advice upon which he
sed his opinion, but Attorney
sneral Wilson said today he had not
ven an opinion, although requested
do so by the executive department,
id that he still had the question un
There are sixty-five appointments,
hose terms begin after the Gov
nor lays down his official duties
ire, and the question was brought
> recently whether the men to fill
ose positions would be selected by
e Governor or by his successor. Sen
or James F. Fielder, of Hudson.
The Governor was asked If he did
it think it likely that in the event
the election of a Republican Gov
nor next year the appointments
ade by himself would be questioned,
e replied that he wished his succes
r luck in doing so, but that he had
i fears of a Republican Governor be
Asked when he will resign, the Gov
nor said he Intends to stick until the
st minute, or until March 3.
The Governor denied that Mrs. Wil
n and the Misses Wilson will re
ain away from a popular reception
the Capitol, If such an affair Is
ibstltuted for the inaugural ball.
The report that members of his
mlly would not he present, the Gov
nor said, had probably come from a
^interpretation of his letter to Will
m Corcoran Eustis, the inaugura
I "Perhaps I did not make it clear in
ly letter," said Mr. Wilson today,
but 1 meant simply that the ladies
hould not be expected to stand in
he line and shake hands."
The Governor said that while, he
imself did not fear the strain of the
andshaking ordeal, he thought his
aniily should be excused.
The President-elect took occasion
3 deny published reports that he and
lrs. Wilson had favored the aban
onment of the Inaugural hall be
ause of the possibility that the
ancers might indulge In the "turkey
rot" and similar dances. He said he
ad opposed the idea of an inaugural
all chiefly because of the indirect
xpense to the government.
“The reasons for my opposition."
e ssid, "are set forth in my first
•tter to Mr. Eustis. I am glad to
ave been the instrument through
'hich the institution was aban
Wilson’s letter to Chairman Eustis,
uggesting a reception in the rotunda
f the capitol, mailed to Mr. Eustis
ist evening, follows:
"Thank you sincerely for your two
Btes of tho ISth. I want you to
ngnow how much I appreciate your
||p3roinpt and courteous acquiescence to
Jgwiy request about the inaugural ball.
■Mr. Tumulty is communicating to Mr.
■Vick by telephone in time for your
■ meeting today the suggestion that a
■ general reception in the rotunda (it
■ the capitol he substituted if that can
■ he done with proper order and man
§ egement. It seems to me that it would
■ not be wise to include Mrs. Wilson in
■ this general reception, so far as the
■ handshaking is concerned, because I
■ should fear that she would be quite
■ exhausted by it. I am used to tho
“You were quite right with regard
■ to my desiring that the congressional
■ delegation from New Jersey, includ
■ ing ^he two United States senators,
■ shout'd review the inaugural parade
•■from the Presidential stand. Thank
■ you for mentioning the matter."
ASSEMBLY INTENDS TO
TAKE ADJOURNMENT TODAY
a Staff Correspondent.)
TRENTON, N. J„ Jan. 21.—Con
trary to the general expectations of
a busy week in the House of Assem
bly it was announced before the ses
sion today that the plan was to ad
journ after the sitting this after
noon until next Monday night in
stead of continuing through tomor
i row and possibly Thursday.
Ricthand Poor Alike Send
Gifts to Helen Gould on
the Eve of Her Wedding
Helen and Dorothy Gould.
She, Her Fiance and Her Little Nieces Are at Her Handsome
Tarrytown Home Today Rehearsing the Marriage Cere
mony, Which Takes Place Tomorrow.
NEW YORK, Jan. 21.—Miss Helen
Miller Gould and Finlay J. Shepard,
whom she will marry tomorrow, re
hearsed this afternoon their wedding
in the great drawing-room at Lynd
hurst, Miss Gould’s Tarrytown home.
The Rev. Daniel Russell, pastor of
the Irvington Presbyterian Church,
who will perfor mthe ceremony,
prompted them in their replies and
instructed the attendants in the roles
wh'.eh they will play.
These included Louis J. Shepard,
brother of the bridegroom-to-be, as
best man. and Miss Gould’s little
nieces. Helen and Dorothy, daughters
of Frank Gould, who will be flower
girls. The two children will be the
bride’s only attendants.
Two servants are. kept busy receiv
ing the wedding presents that arrive
on an average of one every fifteen
minutes at Miss Gould's town house,
579 Fifth avenue. Other presents are
being sent to Tarrytown.
The gifts are from wealthy New
York friends of the bride, from poor
friends on the Bowery and East Side,
from the army and navy, railroad
men, and friends in all ranks the
Among the gifts were a handsome
rope of pearls from George J. Gould,
a corsage ornament of diamonds from
Frank Gould, a set of tapestries from
Edwin Gould. Howard Gould, it is
said, hag given his sister a rare art
treasure which he purchased recently
The license will be got from Robert
Dash wood, clerk of the town of
Greenburg. They may drive to Clerk
Dashwood’s office on the way to
Lyndhurst, or he may be asked to
come to Lyndhurst to save Miss Gould
the embarrassment of being stared at
by curious crowds. By faking his
seal with him the clerk can Issab the
license as legally at Lyndhurst as in
his own office.
The ceremony will be performed In
the drawing-room for sentimental
reasons. It was in this room that
George Jay Gould, Miss Gould's
brother, married Miss Edith King
don. and here the children of her
other brother, Frank Jay Gould, were
The Rev. Daniel Russell, pastor of
the Irvington Presbyterian Church,
was at the rehearsal. After the
rehearsal there was a dinner at
Lyndhurst and it is probable that Mr.
Shepard will remain there over-night
to avoid an early trip from New
Not more than seventy-five guests
will attend the wedding ceremony,
including all the members of the
Gould and Shepard families, except
Mr. Shepard’s mother, who is ill.
Colima’s Eruption, First Since
1903, May Be Attended With
Loss of Lives.
GUADALAJARA, Mexico, Jan. 21.—
The volcano of Colima broke into vio
lent eruption lusl night. Thousands
of people are fleeing from the villages
and ranches in the vicinity. It is be
lieved that there has been some loss
of life in the remoter settlements.
Hundreds of refugees arrived in
this city this morning on a train com
posed of box cars which had been
picked up on a siding at a nearby
village. The fleeing people had found
it necessary to shovel away a quan
tity of volcanic sand before they j
were able to move the cars, and for j
many miles along the way the train
had to be stopped frequently to clear I
the track of debris.
Very little lava was ejected from
the crater, which, however, emitted
vast quantities of smoke and sand, ;
while suffocating gases formed an j
unusiikl feature of the eruption.
A gale was blowing from the north- j
west and this probably saved many j
of the inhabitants of the surrounding j
districts, as It caused the flying sand
and deadly gases to pass over their ,
The last violent eruption of Colima
occurred in 1903.
1 Dead, 1 Missing j
BUFFALO, Y., Jan. 21.—Florus j
Fuller, 60 years of age, a wealthy j
resident of Holland, N. Y., was j
burned to death by a terrific explo- i
sion of natural gas within his house
early today. The explosion wrecked j
the structure and shook buildings for ,
six miles around.
Fuller’s wife ip missing, no trace I
of her having been found in the |
ACCUSED BY GIRL
Cripple Says Building In
spector Struck Her—Found
Charging that she had been knock
ed unconscious at>her own front door,
M iss Blossom De Leemans, 17 years
old, of 48 Somerset street, made a
complaint of assault and battery to
day against John V. Nungesser, a
building Inspector, of 686 Bergen
After hearing her story of the queer
way in which she says she was hurt,
Judge Herr accepted the complaint.
Nungesser will be arranged in the
Fourth Precinct police court tomor
row and given a hearing.
Blossom and her mother, Mrs.
Rhoda De Leemans, allege that Nun
gesser, in his official capacity as
building inspector, called at tlielr
home a week ago last Monday.
The girl went to the door, opened
It as far as the safety chain would
allow, and then asked what he want
ed. He said he would like to see her
“What about?” Blossom asked.
At that she says he referred her
to a place where the temperature is
too warm to be comfortable.
Continuing her story, she said:
“He throw his weight against the
door and burst it open. It struck me
in the face and knocaed me agatnst
Mrs. De Leemans ran into the hail
and, according to her testimony, found
her daughter unconscious. She car
ried the girl into the parlor.
Miss De Leemans Is a cripple and
she could not appear in court until
$260,000 FIRE IN ERIE
ERIE. Fa., Jan. 21.—Fire which
broke out early today in the base
ment of the Lawrle building, in the
heart of the business section, caused
a loss of J260.000.
If you want to save as much of the
household money as possible set the
BEST COOK BOOK In Ihe tVOKI.D.
THE STAR offers yon the opportunity
to get It for rout or distribution only.
See announcement on page 14.
RECTOR WHO TRIED
TO DIETOBE SENT
TO A SANITARIUM
Rev. R. W. E. Mer
STRONG ENOUGH TO LEAVE
BELLEVUE HOSPITAL, N. Y.
Newark Sisters to Ask Manhat
tan Judge to Put Him in
When the Rev. Robert W. E. Mer
rington, of Essex Fells, is arraigned
in the Second District Court, New
York city, this afternoon an effort
will he made to have him committed
to a sanitarium.
This move is planned by the rec
tor’s sisters, Mrs. George A. Rogers,
of 1 Wallace street, this city, and
Miss Marguerite Merrington, of New
At Bellevue Hospital, where he has
been confined since he attempted .sui
cide by slashing his wrist last Sat
urday, it was said today that the
rector's condition had Improved suf
ficiently to permit his removal te
It has not been determined whether
the police will press the charge of at
tempted suicide, but it Is thought
that Magistrate Paul C. Kretel, be
fore whom the rector will be arraign
ed, will ailow his relatives to remove
him to a sanitarium. It was stated
today that the rector will not be
brought to the Rogers home here.
The congregation at the Essex Fells
Episcopal Church, over which the ]
Rev. Mr. Merrington has presided, se
lected William Desperd as layreader
at the services. Bishop Edwin S.
Lines announced that a substitute
will be appointed each week to the
Essex Fells pulpit until it Is definitely
decided whether or not the Rev. Mr.
Merrington will return.
POLICE SAVE FOUR
WOMEN AT BLAZE
Tenants of Apartment House
Carried Down Fire
Frightened and bewildered, four
women were rescued from a fire in
the Peshine apartment house at Clin
ton and Peshine avenues today.
The women were carried down the
fire-escapes from the second, third
and fourth stories by patrolmen from
the Sixth precinct, who were near the
house when the blaze started. The
damage amounted to about $2,500.
The Are started in the bedroom of
the apartment occupied by Frank A.
Corson and destroyed two adjoining
apartments and one beneath. Other
rooms in the house were damaged by
Mrs. Harriet Hubers, an invalid,
was carried down the fire-escape from
the third floor by Patrolman Saslow
and taken to the home of a neighbor,
where it is said that she is suffering
Mrs. Mary A. Futerer and Mrs.
Samuel Myers were brought to the
street by Sergeant Fitch, of the Sixth
precinct. Patrolmen Wilson and Todd
carried Mrs. Edith Armsby down
from the fourth floor. Mrs. Hudson
Moore and Mrs. Raymond C. Har
rington, who live on the third floor of
the house, came down unassisted.
The policemen caught several dogs,
which were thrown from the win
dows. When the police arrived on
the scene of the Are the occupants
of the house were rushing through
their rooms blinded by the smoke and
trying to get out.
After a half hour's work the fire
men had the blaze under control and
kept it from spreading to the front
of the four-story building. A drug
store on the first floor of the build
ing in front waB not damaged. The
building is owned by the Progressive
Investment Company and is Insured.
NEW YORK, Jan. 21.—Smuggled
diamonds worth more than $20,000,
government agents say, were found
today In a package received from
Amsterdam, Holland, by Nathan
Groen, a New York diamond dealer.
Groen was arrested as he got the
package at the registered mail win
dow of the general postoflflee.
Immediately after the arrest gov
ernment agents went to his place of
business and seized diamonds valued
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21. — The
"hard coal roads" affected by the
Supreme Court’s recent decision have
petitioned for a modification of the
decree to permit them to continue
the so-called 65 per cent, contracts
with coal companies which have
leased coal lands cf them. The court
held the contracts in violation of the
Sherman anti-trust law.
Best Service to Californio
Standard or tourist. Latter peraonaltv con
ducted without change from Washington
daily, except Sunday. Berth, fit. tVaehtngton
Hunset route, US2 and 628 Chestnut, Phlla.—
CASE UP TO U. S.
Final Move to Liber
ate Convicted Mem
ber of Board.
N. J. TRHJUNALS REFUSED
TO GRANT HIM NEW TRIAL
Accused of Tampering With
Ballot Box and Sent to
Jail for Year.
Paul R. Lefferts, of this city, has
served notice on the prosecutor's
office that he will appear before Chief
Justice White in the United States I
Supreme Court, in Washington, to-'
morrow, and ask for a certificate for j
a probable cause of appeal in the case !
of Marcus Van Ness, an election Judge i
In the Fourth ward, who was arrested
after the primaries of 1910.
First Assistant Prosecutor Fred R.
Lehlbach will go to Washington to
oppose the granting of the appeal.
This move on the part of Mr. Lef
ferts is the last of several taken by
himself and City Counsel James R.
Nugent to liberate Van Ness, who is
rtow serving a term of one year in
Van Ness, charged with tam
pering with the ballot boxes, was ar
rested and tried before Judge Davis
in February, 1911. At that trial he
was represented by Mr. Nugent. The
Jury, after being out eight hours, and
standing eleven to one for conviction
finally reported that they could not
They were discharged by the clerk
of the court, who afterwards tele
phoned to Judge Davis. A new trial
was ordered and In June, 1911, Van
Ness was convicted and sentenced to
An appeal was taken by Mr. Nugent
on the ground that there should not
have been another trial, since the
Jury in the first trial had not been
properly discharged. Judge Davis,
however, sustained the clerk and the
appeal was denied. A writ of error
was then sought in the Supreme
Court, but this also was denied.
The case was then taken to the
Court of Errors and Appeals, but in
vain, and on September 20, 1912, Van
Ness was committed to the peniten
tiary for one .year. JS4r. Lefferts, who
was assisting Mr. Nugent in the case,
then appealed to the Supreme Court
of the United States for another trial,
but his request was denied.
In an effort to serve his client. Mr.
Lefferts then sought from Judge Mar
tin a writ of habeas corpus and finally
an application for bail from United
States District Court Justice Cross, all
of which were denied.
A week or so ago Mr. Lefferts noti
fied the prosecutor of his intention to
appear before the United States Su
preme Court in an effort to free Van
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Last Minute News
2,000 See Suicide’s Leap
NEW YORK. Jan. 21.—A man
sprinted along the footpath near the
Manhattan terminus of the Manhat
tan bridge today, swerved suddenly,
leaped over the railing and plunged
downward. A moment later his body
was flattened out on the sidewalk of
a little park below, in sight of 2,000
striking garment workers who were
meeting there. Two letters, signed
"Solomon Bergman," were found in
his clothing. "Hope, courage, belief
are everything,” read one. "I lost all.
Therefore I cannot live. 1 am proud
to die on the soil which gives equal
rights to all men.”
Fights Burglars on Roof
NEW YORK, Jan. 21.—A lone
policeman fightihg a losing battle to
day with two burglars on the slant
ing roof of an electrical supply house,
four stories above the sidewalk, fired
at his assailants and thereby saved
himself from being dashed to death
below. The thieves fled with the
shot after hurling a scuttle at the
policeman and sending hint to the
coping, only to rush into the arms
of the reserves from a nearby police
Cabinet Discusses Castro
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21.—Clpriano
Castro’s appeal to enter the United
States merely as a Visitor was dis
cussed today at the cabinet meeting.
Secretary Nagel took to the White
House the complete record in the
case. Including the decision of the j
special board of inquiry at New
York, ordering deportation, and the
bill of exceptions to that finding re
ceived from Castro’s attorneys today.
Badly Hurt in
When his runaway butcher wagon
crashed Into a telegraph pole In Sixth
avenue, near Garside street, today,
James Gaynor, 19 years old, of 298
Highland avenue, Kearny. was
pitched to the road. He sustained a
broken left leg and bruised right hip
Gaynor Is a driver for Frederick
Dreyfusa, of 28 Stone street. His
horse started to run away in Mt.
Prospect avenue and turned Into
The driver was taken to the City
Hospital In the Second precinct auto j
| Who Is Dead
Monsignor .John A. Stafford.
MGR. J. ^STAFFORD
DIES AT HIS HOI
IN JERSEY CITY
Noted Catholic Prelate
(Special to the Newark Star.l
JERSEY CITY, N. J.. Jan. 2L—
Monsignor John A. Stafford, pastor of
St. Patrick's Church, this city, died at
2 p. m. today. He had been ill a little
more than a month, being stricken as
he was about to mount his pulpit to
preach a Sunday sermon. A compli
cation of diseases was the cause of
At the priest's bedside were mem
bers of his Immediate family and
Fathers Smith, Mahoney and McDon
ald, his assistants, and the Rev.
Henry Harrington, of Ithaca, N. Y.,
a classmate of Monsignor Stafford.
Monsignor Stafford was born In
Paterson on March 13. 1857. He
studied at St. Vincent’s College,
Pennsylvania, and later at Seton Hall,
South Orange, following his gradu
ation from the latter institution he
entered upon his theological studies
at the American Sollege, Rome. He
was ordained there by Cardinal
Paroeci on April 8, 1888.
Father StafTord first served as an
assistant at St. Mary’s Church, Plain
field. Eater he ent to St. Mary's, Jer
sey City. In September, 1893, he was
appointed vice-president of Seton
Hall College, leaving there to assume
the pastorate of St. Augustine's
Church, ETnion Hill.
In 1899 he returned to Seton Hall as
president remaining at the college
until he succeeded the Rev. Lawrence
C. M. Carroll as pastor of St. Pat
rick's Church. This was about three
years ago. Father Stafford was made
a monsignor by Pope Leo %in. in
Labor Leaders Visit Governor in
Interests of Elizabeth
| Krom a Staff t eirrrapondeat.l
TRENTON', N. J„ Jan. 21.—Gov
ernor Wilson this afternoon re
ceived a delegation of labor men who
urged upon the executive the name
of John T. Cosgrove, of Elizabeth, as
commissioner of labor to succeed
Lewis T. Bryant. The delegation was
headed by Samuel Botterill. of East
Orange, and Arthur A. Quinn, of
The visit developed two conspicuous
situations. One was that Governor
Wilson is fully determined to reap
point the present incumbent and the
other situation is that the delegation
was asking the appointment of one
of their own ranks, not as a favor,
but practically as a right.
Samuel Botterill, of East Orange,
who spoke for the delegation, while
couching his words in kindly lan
guage, said the 100,00(1 unionized la
bor men of the State "demanded”
the naming of a labor man.
Mr. Botterill prefaced the use of
the word “demanded” by saying he
wanted to fully impress the governor
with the position of the labor men.
He said the position should be filled
by a labor man who understood the
needs and necessities from the labor
point of view.
Governor Wilson said that one of
the difficulties in the way of con
sidering the claims put forth by Mr.
Botterill was the splendid record
made by General Bryant in his
This, Governor Wilson said, enti
tled General Bryant to be considered
for reappointment, but he also said
he would consider Mr. Cosgrove.
IiEAVENWORTH, Kas„ Jan, 21.—
William E. Reddin, of Milwaukee, and
W. Bert Brown and W. J. McCain, of
Kansas City, labor leaders, who en
tered the Federal prison here Janu
ary 1. following conviction In con
nection with the dynamite conspiracy,
were released on bond shortly after
noon today. Each had been sen
tenced to three years' Imprisonment
TRUSTS HIT BY
IN N. J. SENATE
Seven Bills Make Foundation of
Monopolies a Criminal Offense
and Bar Holding Companies
with Heavy Penalties.
MERGERS RESTRICTED TOO
[From ■ Staff 1 nrrrtpotd.nt.1
TRENTON, N. J., Jan. 21.
GOVERNOR WILSON has opened up his guns on the trust*.
He started his warfare in the very camp of the cor
porations in this, the tflate of New Jersey, long known
as the “cradle of monopolies.’’
The Governor's opening volley was Beven bills, introduced
in the Senate last night by Senator J. Warren Davie, of Salem
county, majority leader of the upper House.
BAR HOLDING COMPANIES
These make the formation or operation of monopolies criminal offenses,
and hold responsible for any violations of the proposed laws the officers
and directors of the companies entering into combinations In restraint at
trade They absolutely prohibit the formation of new holding companies,
although not being retroactive they do not wipe out holding companies
already existing In the State.
The bills were prepared by Chancellor Walker and former Supreme
Court Justice Van Syckel, at the direction of the Governor. After their
passage by the Senate they will be introduced in the Assembly.
There will be hearings on all of the bills at which, it is expected, the
high-priced lawyers of the New Jersey corporations which the bills affect
will fight hard against the legislation.
■—- ■ ■
How Governor Wilson
Proposes to Put Curb
on N. J. Corporations
By making the formation of
monopolies a criminal offense.
By prohibiting the formation of
By holding corporation officers
responsible for violations.
By prohibiting the publication of '
fictitious stock valuations. ,
By regulating mergers.
The capital stock of New Jersey
corporations affected bj- this leg
islation is valued at $7,861,498,369 j
F. ROSS SANDFORD
Well-Known South Orange Man]
Expires After Long
Following an illness of six months
from Bright's disease, F. Ross Sand
ford, a prominent resident of South ]
Orange, died today at his home, 121' J
Roland avenue. He was 62 years old.
Mr. Sandford was born in Newark ana
had resided in South Orange and Me
plewood for almost a quarter of ft
century. He was chief inspector of ]
the joint trunk sewer of South Orange !
village and township. West Orange. j
Millburn, Irvington and Vailsburg.
For more than forty years Mr. Sand
Francin Bros., plumbers, who had
Francis Bros., plumbers, who had
offlcep at Broad and Clay streets, this
A widow, one daughter and three
sons survive. The daughter Is Mrs.
F. W. Wells. The sons are Franklin
R. Randford, jr., Lee A. Sandford and
Chester E. Sandford.
Funeral services will be conducted
Friday night at the late home or the
deceased. The Rev. Perry Murdick,
pastor of South Orange M. E. Church,
South Orange, will officiate. Inter
ment will be in Mt. Pleasant Ceme
Winter will make an attempt to j
obtain his rights tonight and tomor
row- by sending a cold snap to rout
out the signs of spring that have
been appearing the last few weeks.
Professor Wiener, of the local
bureau, predicts that the mercury
will take a decided drop during the
next forty-eight hours. No snow has
been sighted by the weather fore-,
casters for this vicinity. Tomorrow
will continue fair, with high west and
TWO SKATERS DROWN;
RESCUER NEAR DEATH
WORCESTER, Mass.. Jan. 21.—
Mias Alice D. McGrath. 2D. and Earle
W. Porteous, aged J7, broke through
the ice while skating on Cook's pond
here and were drowned.
Tn attempting to rescue Miss Mc
Grath Charles Harvey nearly losl tils,
life when ha also fell in. He wad.
saved by other skaters.
The first of these bills provides for
a punishment not exceeeding three
years' imprisonment and 11,000 fine
for any corporations, firms or indi
viduals who may agree to any of the
To limit production or increase
prices: to prevent competition in
manufacturing, transporting, &r sell
ing any commodity; to fix any stand
ard or figure whereby prices to the
public shall in any manner be con
trolled; to make any agreement
which shall directly or indirectly pr*-.,
dude a free and unrestricted coEBpe
tition among themselves or any pur
chasers or consumers; to make any
secret oral agreement whereby tba
same thing is accomplished.
Mold IMrrcters Responsible.
This bill specifies that director* of
corporations ordering or doing any of
the prohibited acts shall he adjudged
guilty as individuals, and that the
charter of the offending corporation
may be revoked.
The second bill provides that cor
porations shall not issue stock upon
fictitious values of property, but must
make "a fair bona-fide valuation.” -fv’-j
It will be prohibited in making pur
chases of property by the issue of
stock to give the property any ficti
tious value. The purchase shall be
made on the basis of actual value
without regard to good will or any
thing of the sort that might tend to
give it an apparent value greater
than the actual.
The third bill provides that it shall
be a misdemeanor (punishable by fine
and imprisonment) to organize a cor
poration with intent to promote or
conduct any project or object "in
tended to be used in restraint of trade
or acquiring a monopoly. The pen
alty is three years imprisonment or
$1,000 fine or both.
Repeal of the present law • lioris
Ing holding companies is prowled In
the fourth bill.
This bill, however, would not dis
turb existing companies in holding
and voting the stock of other corpor
ations which they already own.
The fifth hill prevents merged com
panies from acquiring stock of other
corporations in the future
Consent of the Public Utilities Com
mission must be procured hereafter
when two or more corporations want
to merge, should the sixth bill become
The seventh bill prohibits discrim
ination bv corporations tn prices «f
commodities in different communities,
except for a proper allowance for cost
of transportation and other similar
The Corporations Affected.
Some large corporations, organised |
under the law's of New Jersey, and
whose activities will be curtailed by
the new laws, are given below, to
gether with the amounts for w'hich
they are capitalised;
Amalgamated Copper, $153,887,900;
American Can Company. $82,393,140;
American Car and Foundry Company,
$60,000,000; American Cigar Company,
$19,967,600; American Cotton Oil Com
pany, $30,052,400; American Hide and
Leather Company, $24,600,000; Ameri
can Ice Company, $22,346,300; Ameri
can Light and Traction Company,
$29,236,200; American Sheet and Tin
Plate Company. $49,000,000; American
Smelters Securitiea Company, 177,
000,000; American Steel and Wire
Company of New Jersey, $90,000,0*0;
American Sugar Refining Company,
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MURDERS WIFE; FAILS TO
KILL CHILDREN AND SELF
CINCINNATI, O.. Jan. SI.—In a lit
of despondency last night Richard
McCarty, a bookkeeper, shot
killed his wife at their home
•wood, a suburb. He also alt
to shoot his two young sons
intentions of committing
was intercepted by his fa
His Intentions were
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