Newspaper Page Text
“Trying to Make Mountain of
Mole Hill," Says Former Parishioner. Nearly every seat in Christ Re formed Church, in Washington ave nue, was filled at both the morning and evening services ye.sterday by parishioners who went to hear the Rev. Percival H. Barker, the pastor, whom the classis has been deliberat ing on dismissing He stirred his parishioners with his sermons at both services, but at no time made any t allusion in thi deliberations of' the classis. “Dare Saints’' was the subject of his lecture at the evening service, based on the llrst letter of the Apostle Paul to the Corinthians, chapter iv„ verse 10, “We are fools for Christ’s sak.e" He spoke of the men who had the courage of their convictions even when their utter ances meant privation, persecution, and death. * In referring to the question of temperance he pointed out how men who honestly fought for It have been ridiculed, and in warning the young women against t said: II In Warning to Young Women. "You young: ladies here, look out that you don’t marry a whiskey bottle with a man tied to it. And don’t let sen-sen deceive you, either, about a foul breath, nor talcum powder as to the furrows of dissipation.” Many members of the congregation approached the pastor after the services and shook V.s hand in appre ciation. It wan evident fivni the ex pressions heard that a number of ♦ lie women world oppose any move ment to remove the minister, w ho moved into the parsonage with his wife during the week. According to one young woman, all the young folks of the church had pledged them selves to support the. pastor. The meeting between the commit tee of the Newark Classis and the consistory of Christ Church has no* vet been arranged for, as far as could be learned. The classis, at a meeting Inst Wednesday, decided the consistory should know Mr. Barker's rail had been (rescinded on February 15, because he had presented no cre dentials. It was pointed out that he was then under suspension of a church at Neosha. Kan. One result of the classis’ meeting which the services yesterday de veloped was the celebration of the holy communion, directed by the Rev. Uriah McClinchie, of Irvington. The classis had ruled that Mr. Barker should not be permitted to conduct this service. Unexpected Champion Arise*. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas K. Murney, of Now York, who were former par ishioners of the Rev. Mr. Barker’s and became interested in tile pres ent situation through reading of the meeting of the classis, attended the services last night. Mr. Murney for 1 merly lived in Chicago and was a member of the Maywood Church while Mr. Barker was its pastor. Mr. Mumev represents the Pease Com pany. 39 Church street, New York < itv. It was while at this church that the incidents in the college life pf Mr. Barker were first unearthed, and Mr. Murney strongly defended the pastor, saying it was a petty matter which started the trouble. He told how Air. Barker’s action in going outside the church for choir material had caused dissatisfaction. Mr. Murney told of the excellent work accomplished for the Maywood parish by Mr. Barker, and declared the trouble was started by persons "making a mountain of a mole hill, who went out of their way to dig up the college days." He added that he was willing to have this statement investigated. ORANGE COUNCILMAN WOULD BE FREEHOLDER! Yielding to the suggestions of friends who have urged him to be a candidate. Councilman P. Allen Smith, chairman of the street com mittee of the Orange Common Coun cil and for four years councilman from the First ward, that city, today announced his intention to be a can didate on the regular Democratic ticket for freeholder at the primaries ! next fall. Mr. Smith, who has a wide ac quaintance in the county, is well known as a singer. He has the as surances of many prominent men that they will support his candidacy. FUNERAL OF MRS. WELLS Funeral services for Mrs. Ida M. W'el Is. a singer and former resident of East Orange, who died in Irving ton last Thursday, were held this afternoon at her late home. The Rev. William H. Hainer, pastor of the First Christian Church. Irving ton, officiated. Interment was in New York Bay Cemetery, Green ville. Mrs. Wells was the daugh ter of Frederick Hale, a Union soldier, who died in Libby prison from wounds received in the battle of Malvern Hill. She was the widow of • .John H. Wells, of Fast Orange. For many years Mrs. Wells sang In New York churches. For several years she was the soloist at St. Stephen’s Roman Catholic Church and the Forty-second Street Baptist Church. Slie is survived hv two brothers and a niece. MRS. M. E. BUSH Mrs. Mehetable Flntina Bush, S8 years old, widow of Stephen Bush, died lust night at the home of her son, William H. Bush. 110 South Ful lerton avenue, Montclair, after a long illness due to her advanced age. She had lived in Montclair many years, and besides her son Is survived by several grandchildren and great i grandchildren. The funeral will take place tomorrow afternoon nnd will be private. ARCHITECTS' EXAMINATION* Civil service examinations for the positions of senior architectural draughtsman, at a salary of $1,800 per annum, and junior architectural draughtsman, salary $900 per annum, will be held Wednesday, March 19. j Tin* examinations are open lo all resi ’ denis of the state. Candidates for eiiher position must have had a high school education or its equivalent. All applications should be filed with the Service Commission at Trenton »iot l*t*r than Friday, March 14. FIFTY FAMILIES TO ADOPT COMMUNITY HOUSEKEEPING Montclair Women Plan to Re= ducc Cost of Living. COOKED PRODUCTS TO BE DELIVERED IN AUTOMOBILES Maids Will Be Supplied to Cus tomers—Cooperative Laun dry Also Possible. In an effort to reduce the cost of living, solve the servant problem and to propagate a spirit of brotherly and sisterly feeling, the Council of Twenty, a body auxiliary to the Board of Trustees of Unity Unitar ian Church, of Montclair, proposes to introduce into Montclair cooperative housekeeping. Mrs. H. A. Ueonhauser is chairman of the committee now working out the details of the mat ter. The council of twenty includes Mrs. VV. M. Brown, W. W. Ames, N. Butler, William Coan, F. A. Dibble, A. W. Diller. Charles Dutton, Mrs. F. M. Follette, Miss Cassandra Kins man, H. Sternberger, William Rock well, Ralph Stout, Miss A. T. Wash burn, Mr. and airs. R. L,. Park, F. R. Roberts and Major and airs. Ueon hauser. How to Reduce Cost of Living _ i Estimated cost of model cooper- I ative housekeeping plan for fifty families: * Annually. | General manager.... $1,200, Ten maids at $9 a week.... 4,880 Incidentals .. 120 Head chef. 9,000 j Ten under cooks*1. 3,000 j Two Rebuilt automobiles- M0O j Kitchen rent .%. 1,200 ! Ranges, dishes, etc. 1,000 j Total ... j Estimated present cost of ser j Mints alone for fifty families: Annually. One servant (one family)... $300 Cost for keep of servant- 150 Extra labor for rough work 20 j. Total for one family. $470 For fifty families."..$23,500 j| data estimating the average expense for servants borne by fifty families In Montclair, % "We will pay $1,200 a year to the general manager of the housekeeping department, who must be a woman thoroughly familiar with domestic science," she said. “She will have un der her direction ten maids at $0 a week each, which for a year amounts to $4,680. We allow $120 annually for unforseen incidentals. That brings the expense of the housekeeping de partment upto $6,000 a year. “In the kitchen deportment-we will have a chef who knows the science of food values as well as the art of preparation. We propose to pay him $3,000 a year, lie will have several assistants, whose aggregate pay will be $3,000 annually. Two delivery wagons, perhaps rebuilt automobiles, will cost $1,800; rent will be $1,200 and ♦Hjulpment, such ns stoves, ranges, etc., will cost $1,000. The expense of the kitchen department, therefore, amounts to $10,000 a year, or a total expense of $16,000 annually for both departments. Would Mean Big Smlnc. "In comparison to that amount, she continued, “figure that, fifty fami lies average one servant, to whom they pay $300 a. year. That totals $15,000 a year. It costs every family at least $20 a year for rough work, such as washing windows, spring and autumn cleaning, etc. That brings the expense now being borne to $16, 000, or the cost of the new cooperative household. Add to that the keep of a servant, estimated at $3 a week or $130 a year, and for fifty families you get $7,500 or a total expense of $23,500." Mrs. Leonhauser said she purposed to have each of the fifty families sub scribe $300 cash in advance, or the wages of a cook, so that the equip ment could he purchased for cash. Mrs. Ueonhauser said membership in the household organization would not be limited to members of Unity Church. Mrs. Leonhauser proposes that fifty families shall unite in subscribing a sum sufficient to obtain a modern kitchen In a central locality, to pay a, corps of expert chefs and to deliver the cooked products in automobiles equipped with ovens or other heating devices in order, to keep the food warm There also will be a depart- I ment of house cleaning, made up of ' ten maids, who shall go from house j to house each day. The expense is I to be prorated among the families I subscribing according to the number I of mea'a a person and the time in volved in cleaning house. A coopera tive laundry may be established also, she said. "The success attained by the co operative store here in Montclair makes us believe that a cooperative housekeeping scheme would lie not only feasible, but delightful," Mrs. Leonhauser asserted. “It would save money to Ihe housekeeper and no end of worry. Just fancy having your food brought to the door In an au tomobile, placed on the table, eaten and tile dishes whizzed away! There would be no servant problem then, for housekeepers would be entirely independent of cooks. Maid Two Hours a Day. ‘‘In the morning a maid will come and clean house for an hour. She could return for the same length of time in Ihe afternoon and wash win dows and do other work, which could Wait until that time. The associa tion would own vacuum cleaners and all the bother would be taken away." Airs. Leonhauser lias compiled fig ures showing what it will cost to start the venture the first year and also BOY STRUCK BY AUTO IN SERIOUS CONDITION Struck by an automobile while out walking with his parents, Richard Jenkins. 7 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Jenkins, of Passaic ave nue, Ntuley, is in a serious condi tion today at his homo. His right leg is broken and he is suffering from concussion of the brain. Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins, with their son, started for a walk yesterday afternoon, and crossing the trolley track at Passaic avenue, the little fellow ran ahead of his parents. He passed behind a northbound trolley car and failed to see an automobile going in the opposite direction and driven by Andrew Olson, of Boonton. The boy was struck and thrown a distance of ten feet. Olson, Who is a chauffeur for C. E,. Estler, of Boonton, had several com panions with him in the car. Putting the youngster in the car he took him to the offices of Dr. Royal Langdon. The chauffeur then took the boy to his home. So complaint was made against Ol son and his companions. Last night the boy had a hemorrhage of the ear. THREE FINED FOR NOISE WHILE DRINKING BEER Heavy fines were imposed today by Recorder Xott, in East Orange, on three of five men arrested yesterday at the Ampere depot of the Lacka wanna railroad while drinking bottled beer because it was claimed they were boisterous. Recorder Xott happened to, witness the arrest of the men who were charged with disorderly conduct by Ticket Agent Kenney. Charles Larson, 24 years old, of 39 Myrtle street; Robert Cook, 45 years old, of 10 Orange street, and John Bailey, 37 years old, of 17 Olive street, all of Bloomfield, were the men fined $25. They did not have the money. William Messenger, 22 years old, of 61 Willow street, Bloomfield, was fined $5, ijnd sentence was suspended on James Farrell, of 10 Orange street, Bloomfield. The men had been on a truin hound for Bloomfield. When it stopped at the Ampere depot they said they were told the train would not proceed fur ther. Several started drinking bottled beer, and when they refused to leave the depot the ticket agent telephoned to the police. Reservetnan Williams and Policeman Weimer arrested the five. BONES OF SPRINGFIELD BATTLE HEROES FOUND I H iiman bones, probably of .soldiers who fell in the Battle of Springfield during the Revolutionary War, have been unearthed by laborers In exca vating for a cellar al Springfield. Complete skeletons were found. The skulls had worn to paper thinness and crumbled to dust when touched. The. remains were hurled in not more than sixteen inches of earth anil were laid one on top of another. Portions of four bodies were found. It was In 1780 that the Continentals were chasing a detachment of the Rritish out of Morristown. On June 23 the Red Coats made a stand on the outskirts of Springfield, until they were finally overpowered by the Tan kees and again obliged to flee. After the battle the victorious forces buried the dead, Americans and English alike, in trenches and hurried on. TWO SHOWERS GIVEN FOR PROSPECTIVE BRIDE Miss Bessie Allsop, of Williams town. Mass., fiancee of Dr. Austin B. Thompson, of Orange, who has been tho guest over the week end of Dr. Thompson's parents, Air. and Airs. Oscar S- Thompson, of 334 South Val ley road, Orange, was tendered two showers on Saturday. In the after noon Mrs. Hampton Allen, of 59 Am herst street. East Orange, gave a kitchen shower. In the evening Miss Anna Allen. Miss Gussie Alien and their sister, Mrs. Sabina McOhesney. gave a towel shower at their home, 56 Freeman street. West Orange. The color scheme was yellow and white and daffodils formed the centre piece of the table. The wedding will fake place in the early summer. Dr. Thompson has lust finished his course as interne at the City Hospital, Newark, and is practising in Orange, with his office at his parents' residence for the pres ent. Dr. Thompson Is building a new home in Highland avenue. Orange. B'NAI BRITH DINES The annual banquet of Ezekiel j Lodge Xo. 90, Independent Order of | B’nai Brith, was held last night, in i the rooms of the Progress Club, 11 j West Park street. The speakers and their subjects were as follows: ; Armand Wyle, president, address of welcome; Dr. B. S. Pollack, of Jer sey City, president of District Grand Lodge Xo. 3, “Present Dny American Jewry;" Professor Isaac Weingart, “Episodes in Early American Jewish History;'* Daniel P. Hays, of Xew York. “Some Weak Points in Ameri can Jewry;” Dr. Nathan ^Krass, rabbi of the Temple Israel, Brooklyn, j "American Jewry In 1950 — A | Prophesy.” The toastmaster was | Rabbi Solomon Foster, of the Temple I B'nai Jeshurun. HURT BY FALLING STONE Slight improvement was noted to- 1 day by the physicians at the City Hospital In the condition of Michael Basse, of 34 Kixth avenue, who is suitering from a fractured skull, be lieved to have been caused by a falling stone. The police are investi gating the accident. Basse was taken to the hospital from Orange street and Clifton avenue, Saturday night. 1,500 MEN PRESENT AT ORANGE CHURCH MISSION More than 1,500 men were present at St. John’s Roman Catholic Church. Orange, when the men’s mission opened there last night. The men j were congratulated for the large at- I tendance by Father Drown, who is in i charge of the mission. Services will j be conducted every morning and night | until Saturday night. Benediction wus celebrated last night by the Rev. M. J. MacDonald, rector of the church, after Father Brown had con cluded his sermon. The mission for the women ended yesterday after noon. HELD AS PICKPOCKET On the charge of picking a pocket. David Smith, 38 years old. of 35 Clay street, was held in $500 bail for the grand jury by Judge Hahn today in the First Criminal Court. The man robbed was Andrew Algo, .of 303 SHBMHffl Says There Is Personal Spite in Attack Upon Law Which Favors Him. Declaring- that the light to prevent him from being permanent chief of the Kearny fire department savors of personality, Charles W. Oyeenfield, who is head of the department, to day issued a statement in which he openly assails those who are fighting him. The provisions of a recently enact ed law are that Chief Greenfield shall not be removed from office ex cept for good cause. It also specifies that politics cannot enter into the proposition of relieving the chief of his duties. The bill in ouestion was • introduced by Assemblyman Joseph M. Branegan, of Harrison, and af fects, besides Kearny, the deport ments of Montclair, West Grunge, West New York and Bloomfield. The bill Iirb been signed by President Woodrow Wilson, who was Governor of this State at the time of the pas sage of the measure. The object, it is said, of those who are fighting the bill In Kearny Is to test Its constitutionality. There was little, if anything, said in Kearny while the bill was In the process of enactment. Tt was generally known that such u. measure had been intro duced, and there is reason to believe every fireman in the department was acquainted with the provisions of the bill. Still nothing was said, accord ing to the chief. The fact that the Town Council did not oppose the measure was taken by many to mean that the scions were pleased with the work of Chief Green field ancj favored his permanent In cumbency. According to the chief, former Councilman James A. Nagel aspired to head the department and Is 'air of the main figures In the IlgM against the bill. "Kagel told me some time ago,” said the chief, “that he expected to become chief sonic day. That is one reason why hr Is fighting me. Another reason has to do with the discharge some time ago of the young man who drove the automobile engine. I know positively that Nagel is opposed to me because of the discharge of the man in question, but the latter was allowed to .go for the good of the de partment and town. This man la, I believe, also allied with Nagel in the present light,” declared the chief. Mr. Greenfield went on o tell of the difficulty that is being encoun tered by his "enemies” in trying to get tlie firemen of the town to offer objection to the bill. He told of a meeting of the Highland Hose Com pany Friday night, when it was de cided to appoint a committee to in vestigate. The chief contended this meeting was poorly attended and feels sure, he said, the result would have been different had a full quota 'been on hand. Mr. Greenfield has been at the bead of the department for over six years. During his incumbency there has never had any criticism of his work, j MISSING MAN FOUND IN JAIL FOR BEGGING .. ■ Tile Bast Orange police are not looking any longer for ilobert Thorn hill, of 37 Clinton street, that city, who was reported missing a few! days ago. His wife informed the po lice yesterday that she had received a letter from him, which conveyed I the news that he is a prisoner at1 Blackwell's Island, New York city, for begging. He If ft home on Feb ruary 2S to look for a new job. "Hope you will find something to do until I get out," lie wrote to his wife, EAST ORANGE COP, WHO WAS SHOT, BACK ON DUTY Policeman Howard Weimer, of Hast Orange, who was accidentally shot In the groin by a Newark policeman tw, months ago while they were examin ing each other's revolvers in New ark, returned to duty yesterday. Policeman Thomas V. Dempsey, who was operated on in St. Mary's Hospital, Orange, has been discharged from that institution, but Dr. Charles W. Banks, his physician, has in structed him not to go back on duty for a while, 321) ANNIVERSARY IS CELEBRATED BY Y. M. C. A. - • Thirty-two years of constantly in creasing usefulness to the community was celebrated by the Young Men's Christian Association In Wallace Hah yesterday afternoon at a meeting which was largely attended, President H. H. Dawson presiding. The hall was decorated with llags and palms. After an overture by Karle's or chestra a scripture selection was read and prayer offered by the Uev. Alber tus Broek. The audience sang a hymn, which was followed by the read ing or the annual report of the board of directors, read by Secretary Cos sens. LODGE AT DINNER The annual banquet of Beth David | Dodge No. I, Independent Order of I King Solomon, in Columbia. Hall, Court and Prince streets, last night. \ was attended by 250 members of the I order. The toastmaster was Philip j Apgar. The speakers were former Assemblyman Michael Dcveen, grand master; I. Rosenbluth, grand -secret-1 tary, and other grand lodge officers. The general arrangement committee was headed by IT. Kurrakis, chair man. TO OBSERVE ANNIVERSARY The thirty-first anniversary of Corinthian Council. Royal Arcanum, will be observed in Masonic Hall, Hill street, tonight. It will be a past, re gents' and identification social. A musical entertainment will be pro vided, including vocal selections by John.’B. Hamilton. Corinthian Council was instituted in March. 1882, and is the largest Ar canum council In this section of the titate. having marc than 800 members. Kearny's Fire Dept.'s Chief Charles M Greenfield. PRINCELY AFRICAN AND INDIAN TALK IN CHURCH First Meeting Held to Aid Hampton Institute. Attendants at the service in the fashionable First Congregational Church, Montclair, last night were addressed by a full-blooded African, the descendant of a prince, and by a Chippewa Indian. The Rev. Dr. Charles S. Mills, pastor of the church, presided. The affair was in celebra tion of the fiftieth anniversary of emancipation. It was tho first of a series of meetings in the North to raise $-’0,000 which the retiring Con gress took away from Hampton In stitute, Virginia, by cutting off the annual appropriation. Still Cloud Wolf, tho great-great grandson of the guide of Pore Mar quette. a Chippewa Indian, told of his life in the West and at the Hamp ton Institute. The African was Major Robert R. Moton, tho commandant at Hampton, who told of the work carried on at the institute and how he and Booker T. Washington were trained at the pioneer school of in dustrial education. The chorus sang a number of old plantation songs. Dr. H. B. Frtssell, principal of Hampton, who is married to a daugh ter of the late Amzi Dodd, of Bloom field, is in St. Luke's Hospital. New York city, where an operation was performed a few days ago. SAY HE ADMITTED THEFT OF 20 PAIRS OF SHEARS As t lie result of an investigation made by Lieutenant Foils, of the de tective bureau, Frederick Prestler, IS years old, of 400 Warren street, was arraigned before Judge Mery in tho Fourth Precinct court today, charged with the larceny of twenty pains of shears valued at $50 and held in $1,000 bail for the grand jury. The charge against Prestler was made by R. Heinisch, of It. Hoin iseli & Sens, cutlery manufacturers ut■Bruce street and Thirteenth av enue. According to Mr. Heinisch, [Testier had been hi his employ and had been discharged recently. On February C!8, said Heinisch, the fac tory had been entered and twelve pairs of shears stolen. He did not then report the theft to the police. On March 4. the factory was again entered through a window ahd eight shears taken. Heinisch reported the robbery. Prestler was arrested Saturday af ternoon and taken to headquarters where lie is said to have admitted llie theft. MYSTERY IN HIS BROKEN SKULL AND EAR DRUM The police are malting an investi gation to ascertain how Alfonso Dellavla, of 71 River street, received a fractured skull and a broken ear drum Saturday night at Commerce strict and Railroad place. The injured man was found by Policeman Van Steenbergh, who had him removed to St. James's Hospital, where, after he regained conscious ness, he stated that he had sustained his injuries in a fall, and insisted on being sent home. While his story was discredited by the authorities, he was permitted to sign a. release, and was removed to his home. TELLS Y. M. C. A. ABOUT INDUSTRIAL PROBLEMS In a lecture on "Tho Industrial Problems of the United Utates.” in Wallace Hull yesterday Churhs It. Towson, industrial secretary of the International Young Men’s Christian Association, stated that the humanics In industry will he the most difficult problem to confront the Industrial world in tho future. The speaker pointed out th*o fact, that tho human factor, man's rights, relationship and conditions, is de manding first attention in the Indus trial world of today. He gave the Y. M. C. A. organizations throughout the world credit for a ltuuge part of the unification of forces "ir tho employ ers and referred to the association employment departments as one of the most beneficial departments. Mr. Towson's address was part of tho celebration of tho thirty-second an niversary of the local association. IMPROVERS TO ELECT At a meeting of the Clinton Hill Improvement Association tonight In Berkeley Hall Theodore S. Fettlnger, the newly elected president, will givn( out his program for the season. Vari ous legislative bills and civic afTairs of local Interest will be discussed. New committees will bn announced and a secretary and treasurer will be elected. Details for the annual ban f|tiet of the association to bn held In Krueger Auditorium on April 18 will be discussed. John L. O'Toole, of the Public Service Corporation, will ex plain the terminal bill. LA FOLLETTE DECLINES CALDWELL BANKER S TIP <1 When James 8. Throckmorton, cashier of the Citizens’ National Bank of Caldwell, accompanied by Sirs. Throckmorton and her sister, Mrs. Mary J. White, of New York, went to tlie union station in Wash ington yesterday to board a train for home, he was lugging two heavy suitcases. Nowhere in sight was an unattached porter. Consequently burdened aw lie was, Mr. Throckmorton could not help his wife and her sister aboard the train. Just then there came along fin im pressive-looking man with a pleas ant fate, arid, observing Mr. Throck morton’s predicament, lie performed the act gallant. Whereupon Mr. Throckmorton, to show his grati tude. offered the stranger a cigar. The latter, still smiling, remarked that he never smoked and declined the cigar. "Well, sir," remarked the Caldwell man, "if I knew your name, perhaps T would be better able to thank you." "Oh." smilingly replied the other, producing a card. "I’m Senator Rob ert M. L.u Follette, of Wisconsin.” STARTS FOR HOSPITAL; WOMAN DISAPPEARS -- Failed to Appear Against Hus band in Court. Mystery surrounds the disappear- I anc-e of Mrs. May Martin, who for-j merly resided at The Aberdeen Motel, j at 10 Washington place, and who hod her husband. Dr. Thomas F. Martin, j a dentist, haled into court Saturday j on the charge of desertion. Her friends and the attorneys for both sides are seeking to find her. When the case was called before Judge Ilahn. in the First Criminal Court, Frank M. McDermit, repre senting Mrs. Martin, requested that! the charge be dismissed on the under standing that Dr. Martin would care for his wife. In accordance with this agreement Mrs. Martin’s hotel bill was paid and accommodations for her at the Presbyterian Hospital were arranged for. It is said that when Mrs. Martin drove to tile hospital in a taxicab a disuute arose over the charges, and to avoid trouble one ol’ the nurses paid the bill. This, it is alleged, an gered Mrs. Martin and she left the Institution in a fit of anger. When her trunk arrived at the institution shortly afterwards the authorities would not receive it. Search by Mr. McDermit, Dr. Mar tin and Charles Hood, his attorney, have failed to reveal the missing woman's whereabouts. When in court Saturday she was in a highly nervous state and fears for her safety are entertained by those Interested. At the time she made the complaint against her husband she gave 82 West Twelfth street, Manhattan, as her ad dress. This is understood to be tiff1 home of a friend, and It is thought possible that she has gone there. Tlie superintendent of tile hospital refused to give any information con cerning the affair. MAJOR PHILIP E. REVILLE LECTURES ON SOCIALISM An audience that nearly filled the Catholic Lyceum, in Orange Valley, greeted Major Philip E, Reville, of the .Sixty-ninth New York Regiment, yesterday afternoon, when he de livered his first lecture on Socialism. The second lecture will be given at the Lyceum on Sunday afternoon, April lit. Yesterday afternoon Major Reville reviewed the condition of labor for 2,000 years and showed how the. Catholic church constantly worked for the alleviation of the conditions of the slave at first and the serf later. Present conditions, he said, were due to false philosophies that have spread over the world and which were opposed to Catholic teaching. In his next lecture he promised to ex plain these false teachings and the remedies which the church proposes for them. A feature of the program was the singing of Miss Florence Knowles and a, duet by the Misses Angela Lee and Marie McGoey. Miss Bertha Rich gave piano selections. The chair man of the lecture committee, S. H. Morgan, announced that the next lec tures In the course would be by Miss Gertrude M O’Reilly, of Dublin, on March 25. and during April Dr. James J. Walsh will he the lecturer. ALTO DRIVERS PAROLED AFTER HITTING BOYS Two automobile drivers were pa roled in custody of counsel by Judge Hahn in the Third Precinct today, pending tiio outcome, of injuries re ceived by two 6-year-old boys In ac cidents Saturday. Clifford F. Me Kvoy, a contractor, of 336 Park av enue. ran down Casimlr Gadowskl, in front of the boy's home at 606 Market street. An investigation by the police exonerated the driver from blame. The boy’s condition is serious. While playing in front of his home at 33 Madison street, Michael Verid ran into an auto driven by Harry Carroll, of 33 Green street. Carroll took the boy to St, James Hospital and later home. It Is believed he will recover. Another victim was added to the list of auto victims, when Tony Honis, t6, while roller skating, fell before the machino of Rudolf Von Seyfrted, of 79 Hillside avenue. He was treated at St. James Hospital I and taken to his home. His injuries were slight. POLICE FIND STARVING MAN AT THIRD PRECINCT Starving and without friends in the city to give him help, Frank Miller, a mechanic, of Philadelphia, on his knees begged the police at the Third precinct for food today, lie had been brought to Bayonne to work In a large factory there, he. told the police, hut had lost his way and had been wan dering about this city since Thursday without food. Mis wife and children in Philadel phia were depending upon him for support, he said. Lieutenant Walzer questioned the. man and, convinced that he was really in need of nourish ment, sent out for a dinner for him. Court Interpreter Ambrose then offered to pay Miller's fare to his work in Hn<yonne. The strengthened man left for. Bayonne, promising to come back and repay the kindness showed him. HUSBAND LEFT GIRL-WIFE IN STREET, SHE CHARGES Married less than a year, Mrs. Mi chael Toscaneo, 17 years old and pretty, of 221 Essex avenue, Orange, was ■deserted in the street by her hus band last night. She told the police that her husband beat her and after repenting bis act invited her to take a walk. When they reached East Orange her hus band left her unceremoniously, she declares. She appealed to Lieutenant Ryan, of Orange, to institute search for the man. The young bride is un able to assign any reason why her husband desired to desert her. SUFFRAGE AND SOCIALISM IN SYMPATHY, SHE SAYS Dr. Maud Thompson, suffragist and socialist, delivered an address on the suffrage question from the viewpoint of a .Socialist yesterday afternoon (hiring a. meeting at Eaton Hall, East Orange. The labor and woman move ments are in sympathy with each other, she declared, but not joining hands at present. She argued that the cooperative commonwealth should not he sought Ijeforo women have the j franchise. The suffrage situation In this State was detailed at great length by Mrs. Minnie .1. Reynolds, legislative socre i tary for the suffragists. MONTCLAIR PUPILS PICK TEN GREATEST AMERICANS According to the senior class of the Montclair High School the ten Amer icans who are doing the most good for their country or for the world to day are: Thomas A. Kdison, scien tist; Jane Addains, social worker; Ja cob Reis, tenement-house reformer; Judge Ren H. Lindsay, promoter of the juvenile court system; Colonel George W. Goethals, engineer of the Panama Canal; Luther Burbank, originator ol' plant and flower species; James J. Hill; developer of railway systems; Booker T. Washington, negro educator; Theodore Roosevelt, statesman and writer, and Dr Alexis Carrel, surgeon. The list was compiled by tile class by request, and it was arranged that If Dr. Carrel, should ho ruled out on the grounds that he is not an Ameri can, the name of John R. Mott, of Montclair, leader in students’ move ment, was to be substituted. INMATE WHO ESCAPED j FROM OVERBROOK CAUGHT . | I Michael Pondiscio, of Glenridge ave i nue, Montclair, an inmate of tho Kssex County Hospital for tho Insane, at Overbroolt, who escaped from that institution yesterday afternoon, was caught by Patrolman John Doyle, of tho Montclair police, early today at the station of the ISrle Railroad at Park street, Montclair. Tho man mado no resistance and was conveyed to the police station. lie was later returned to Overbrook. Pondiscio is 114 years old and was committed to the asylum by the Montclair authorities about five months ago. FIND AUTO TIRE OWNER The owner of one of the automn. bile tires which were recovered by tho police of the First precinct Sat urday night from two negroes in Shipman street was located today. Howard C. Gilmore, of "61 High street, claimed -'flic tire and stated that It was stolen from his automo bile, which was standing in front of his home. Patrolmen McHugh and Keano noticed the negroes rolling the tires along, and when they gave chase the men rushed In nn alley, where they nbandoned their loot, but mado good their escape. HALF-HOUR TO GET OUT i Theodore W. Peters, formerly a cowboy and later a blacksmith of San Antonio, Tex., but now traveling around tho country displaying an alleged broken neck and who lives on sympathetic pasaersby who purchase lead pencils from him, was given thirty minutes to leave town today by Judge Hahn in the First Criminal Court. Peters was charged by Po licemen Schroeder and Baumann, of the mendicant gquad, with begging. HELD FOR ASSAULT Jerry Ervella, of 39 Crone street, was held In $1,000 ball today by Judge Hahn in the First Criminal Court for assaulting an officer. Ervella is al li-eed to have struck Policeman Frank Weber when the officer ordered him to move on. The defendant displayed a long cut in his forehead, which was caused by coming In contact with the officer's club, and the policeman had two cuts on his face. FINED $50 AFTER RAID Koda Harris was fined $50 and c osts today by Judge Hahn in the First Criminal Court for conducting a dis orderly house. Three arrested In the raid were charged by Captain Ryan with being disorderly persons, and one was sent to the Essex county penitentiary for three months, an other fined $35 and the third was dis charged. SHOPLIFTER FINED $25 On hi? plea, of guilty to the; charge of shoplifting in a Market street de partment store, Samuel Markowitz, of 156 Boyd street, was today fined $25 by Judge Hahn in the First Criminal Court, and his wife, who was ar rested by the store detective at the same time, was discharged when the husband assumed all responsibility. TEACHERS’ EXAMS Oliver J. Morelock, county superin tendent of schools, has sent out no tices that the examinations for teach ers’ State certificates and for students who wish to earn preliminary bar, medicine, dental or public accountant certificates will be held on the last three Saturdays in April, April 12. 19 and 26. at the Central High School, corner of New and High streets. AGREEMENTS FI; WORKERS STAY OUT Garment Shop Strikers Hofd Conferences, but There’s No Progress in Settlement. respite the report given out by thi strike leaders on Saturday that the Hilton concern's contractor* had. settled, no agreements have been signed and no men returned to work today. A conference of the strike leaders and the several contractor* doing Hilton's work was held at the headquarters of the striking garment workers at Broome and Morton streets yesterday afternoon. The contractors objected to nearly all the demands made by the strikers and after n long discussion, the con ference ended without anything being accomplished. The contractors. It is said, were willing to recognize the union, but objected to the reduction of hours of labor from fifty-nine to fifty with an increase in wages of at least ten per cent They submitted a plan of their own, regulating tho number of hours and the scale of wages which, according to the strike leaders, would have meant a slight reduction In the number of hours, but would also have made the wage scale lower than ever. On this ac count the leaders rejected it. Just what will be done now It 1* hard to say. The leaders declans they will nof. give in unless all their demands are met and the contractors say they could not afford to grant the increase in wages demanded by the union. Little or no progress is being made toward a settlement with the Koger* Peet concerns, among whom are tlfe threo largest shops In the city. The Rogers-Peet workers here say that any agreement that may be reached is dependent upon the action of th* national organization In New York. SPECTACULAR RAID MADE ON IRVINGTON RESORT A spectacular raid was made at midnight Saturday on the Imperial Hotel, 954 Springfield avenue, Irving ton, In which the proprietor. Inmates and four young men were arrested The hotel had been tinder police sur veillance for some time, and on evi dence procured by Chanceman Frank Kundlo the ruid was made. Patrolmen Derbyshire, Finnigan, Weiss and Pannick descended upon the place, where they found Leroy Kllen, proprietor; Mary A. KUen, Lillie Decker. 24 ,years old; Mary MeKadden, 40 years, and Erwin Schaffer, who live at the hotel, and four local young men. Recorder Henry P. Bedford held the proprie tor and proprietress in $1,000 bail each and the other three inmates in $500 bail eaclt for appearance before the grand Jury. Bail was furnished by James J. Quinn, of 102 Myrtle avenue. Yesterday morning Quinn made his appearance In the police court and withdrew ball. The in mates were then rearrested, and on n charge of selling liquor without a license were lined $20 each. The four local men were hold in $10 each for appearance when wanted. CHICKEN-OWNER FINED $5 ON NEIGHBOR’S COMPLAINT Henry B. Bombers, u well-known East Orangeite, today appeared in the police court of that city to give evidence against George T. Bray, a boss carpenter, of 80 Halsted street, who had been charged by Health Officer William T. Bowman before Recorder N'ott with allowing his chickens to run at large. Bray was fined $5. It was contended by Bray that his neighbors were complaining through, spite, and he was anxious to learn who the complainant was. Mr. Bom bers consented to give testimony, saying the chickens last week had wandered on a lot belonging to Ogden Bowers. || IRVINGTON Arrangements arc being completed for a banquet to be given Friday night In Bonnette's Hall, 4 and 0 Clinton avenue west, to George W. Bolce, of 20 Clinton avenue west, and Harry Kurt'ess, of Myrtle avenue, local ball players. They will shortly leave for Tacoma. Washington, to fill their season’s engagement as pitchers in the Pacific Coast Bases ball League. The Hilton Field Club will meet to- . morrow night in flic municipal bulla- I Ing. On Wednesday night the basket ball team will play on the court in that building. The annual election of Irvington Lodge of Elks will be held tonight In Masonic Hall. The nominees are: Ex alted ruler, Philip H. Glorleux, esteemed leading knight. W. Eugen-' Turf on: esteemed loyal knight, Karl IC. Olson: esteemed lecturing knight. John M. Pfrommer; secretary, Harry J. Stanley; treasurer, John A. Steets; tyler, John Groom; trustee. Gilbert C Higbv: representative to grand lodge, David H. Greene. Councilmen Charles Hartkopf. Leonard Setaro and Frank It. Sharp will go to Trenton tomorrow to at tend the hearing to be given by the Public Utility Commission on thy questions of a uniform rate for gas throughout the Htate and a lower rate for electric current. The Olympic Pleasure Club will meet tonight in Olympic Park. Mrs. Charlotte Mierau, wife of Dr. Ernest W. Mierau, of Springfield avenue, has recovered from a recent operation. The final Lenten tea of the season Will be given under the. auspices of the Guild of St. Martha, of Trinity Episcopal Church tomorrow after noon. Miss Anna Mayer, of Grove street, has been the guest of friends in Mor ris county. - Camp Irvington, Woodmen of the World, will meet tomorrow night in j Glorious building. The Irvington Social Bowdtng Ctub will roll a series of friendly games tonight on Pape's alleys, 741 Spring field avenue. Clinton Lodge, No. IS, 1. O. O. Ft, will confer, the second degree on can didates at Its regular weekly meeting tonight.