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BUSY SESSIONS Much Work Is to Be Done Be fore Legislature Takes Adjournment. | From a Staff Correspondent.! TRENTON, N. .1., March 17.—Both houses of the Legislature far e a busy week when they convene tonight. There is considerable business to be cleared up before adjournment is taken April 3, and many night fces elons will probably be necessary in addition to those which take place regularly on Monday nights. The Question of whether there Is to be a constitutional convention or not ma'- be settled this week. The House will probably pass the Hennessy bill 5 jn-ov'ding for the convention tonight, \ hut the Senate Is likely to amend or f fan to pass the bill, because in its present form it will place the control I of the convention in the hands of the i larger counties. f During some of the many argu 1 ments on the bill which have taken j place in the House Assemblyman 1 Hennessy, of Bergen, the introducer of the bill, has made the statement that one of the chief purposes of the ! convention will be to grant home rule to counties, and that this can be accomplished regardless of the basis by which counties are repre sented in the convention. His ron | tentton has been and still is that with home rule an assured fact it would make little or no difference whether thereafter each county had one Senator or five. Mr. Hennessy, however, has not been able yet to convince the repre sentatives of the smaller counties to his way of thinking. They stand firm in their belief that if the larger counties had control of the conven tion one of the first things that body would do w'ould be to change the . present method of Senatorial repre sentation, by which there is one Sen ator for each county, and give to the larger counties more representation In the upper house than would be given to the less densely populated counties. For that reason their op position to the bill in Its present form, especially in the Senate, where it will he most effective, Is likely to persist. The jury commission bill, which the House passed last week, will prob ably be acted upon by the Senate this week. Tittle doubt is felt that It will be passed by the upper House and signed by Governor Fielder in spite of the reports which have stated that | the Senate was likely to act adversely upon it because former Governor Wil son was understood to be opposed to it. As a matter of fact, whatever President Wilson’s opinion of the bill might have been at one time, he expressed considerable gratification when informed that It had pa sued the House, according to press dispatches. Another matter of legislation which is due to receive consideration soon is that to put a curb on the loan shark business. The House has al ready passed Assemblyman Martin's hill touching upon this subject, but the criticism has been made that it will not be effective in putting a stop to the dishonest and usurious prac tises which exist in this business, and .for that reason it Is probable that a substitute and more stringent measure rpay be introduced in the Senate. Of the 947 bills which have been Introduced, all but 300 of them em anating from Assemblymen, compara tively few have been acted upon at all, and still fewer have been enacted into law. Even when the Legislature adjourns many of them will still be unheard from. Some of the measures whose course Will be watched with interest by the general public are the no-seat no-fare measure of Mr. McGrath and the five-cent-fare-wlthin-a-county hills which he and Mr. Nutting both have put in. Mr. McGrath may add to these a three-cent car fare bill for cities. Tomorrow night may see n large number of bills introduced in both houses, ill the House, Assemblyman Zlsgen may offer a bill making small | boards of freeholders mandatory in Pupils Who Take Part in Cathedral School Play all counties,in order to offset the re cent decision of the Supreme Court, by which the old largey boards in four second class counties were de clared to he the legal boards. For mer Governor John Franklin Fort has been retained by the small boards which were ousted by the court's de cision, to draft a hill which will be favorable to tho small board plan. His bill may provide for the adoption of tho small board plan by a refer endum vote In a special election and for the election of the members of the small board at a subsequent spe cial election Official mosquito exterminators In the Several counties are hoping that the pending bill to reduce the amount of money which each county may expend In getting rid of the pests will not pass, and members of the Legis lature have been furnished with con clusive arguments why it should not and also with figures and other facts concerning the woi of extermination, which have been gathered by Spen cer Miller, vire-presldent of the ex termination commission In Essex County. It is expected that Governor Fielder will sign tomorrow the Newark bill, which will permit the Public Service to begin work on the projected Park place trolley terminal ANTHONY COMSTOCK TELLS OF VICE WORK A history of his fight against vice for forty-one years was given by Anthony Comstock, secretary of the New York Society for Suppression of vicle before a large nudienoe of men nt Wallace Halleyesterday afternoon. Mr. Comstock talkPd on "The Foes to Moral Purity and the Youth of the Nation." He told how while a poor dry goods clerk his attention was first drawn to the question of vice by the filthy literature and obscene pic tures which some of his fellow work ers were circulating among the other employees. He then related his fight in Con gress and how finally the bill bear ing his name was passed, how strenuous efforts were made and failed to have the law repealed and how he was made posttil Inspector. In his talk he mentioned that he had also worked In Newark and nearly lost his life when taking one offender to jail. In conclusion the speaker warned the audience against the prevalent thought that iniquity of women was any worse than of tnan. SHILLALAH DRILL PART. OF SCHOOL PERFORMANCE Cathedral Parochial Students to Give “Harvest Storm." The annual St. Patrick's' Day en tertainment of St. Patrick’s Cathedral parochial school will be held in the New Auditorium. Orange street, this afternoon and evening. The talent has been rehearsing for several weeks for the performance!, which will include the same program, and will consist of a sketch entitled "The Harvest Storm," a military and shillaiah drill, instrumental music, choral singing and a series of recita tions. Thbse who comprise the cast will be William Mullin, Walter Maher, Paul Murdock, Wllli&m Toohey, William Walsh, John Thompson, Joseph Me Vey, Edward • Leamy, John Clark, James Larkin, Charles O’Connor, Jo seph Valentino. Peter O’Connor, Jus tin McShea, F. Conlon, Christopher Roche, L. Keefe. William Hogan, J. Valentino, Pv Mulcghy, W. Fox, P. Durfee and others. ^ AF^ER 31 YEARS, GRANT TOMfe NOT COMPLETED NEW YORK, March 17.-«rAlthough thirty-one years have elapsed since the corner-stone of Grant’s tomb was laid, the monument is not yet com pleted. The subscription fund of $350,000 for the building of the tomb proved inadequate to supply nine stained glass windows, which were planned, but out of the city appropri ation of $7,000 a year toward main tenance of the mauseleum the win dows have at' last been purchased and placed. Two other features originally planned, however, have not yet been realized. These are groups of statu ary to decorate the top of the dome and pediment, and landscape garden ing. t • - - - - - - PAPAL 8-DAY JUBILEE ROME, Marcly 17.—A great gather ing of Roman Catholics is expected this year to celebrate the sixteenth centennary of the edict of Milan, whereby the Emperor Constantine proclaimed the introduction of Chris tianity throughout the Roman em pire. The Pope has decided to proclaim a jubilee lasting from August 31 to September S. Can’t Aiford to put yourself in range of point blank danger. Many people are the Bull’s Eye for daily shots of the coffee drug, "caffeine,” that strikes home in wrecked nerves, upset stomach and weak heart. Some thmk coffee don’t hurt, but repeated shots from the drug is pretty sure to batter down the most rugged health in time. t | If Coffee Is Firing at You * • Better quit and get back to steady health by using POSTUM ~ m \ , * / This Food-Drink is meeting papular favor with thousands of former coffee drinkers. Postum has the rich, seal-brown color and flavour quite likp Java, but is positively free from the coffee drug, “caffeine,” or any other harmful factor.' * Sold by grocers eveiywhere. “There’s a Reason” lor POSTUM + _ > i - _ . _; EXTRA SESSION IS CALLED FOR APR. 7 * \ President pives No Hint of Mat ters That WHI Occupy Con gress in Proclamation. <t<’utlnile<l from First I'anr.l paration. This, it is known from the conferences the President has Wad* with members of Congress, will out line the administration’s idea of how the tariff should be revised and just what schedules should be taken up. Thi belief is general that the entire message will be taken up with a dis cussion of the tariff with the exception of thi last paragraph or two, which will d-av, attention to the rmvd of currency legislation at the earliest possible moment and will Indicate the purpose of the President to send later a special message on .that or other subjects which he believes should be taken up by the new Con gress. The tariff plan will he submitted first to a caucus and then directly to the House by the ways and means committee. "The committee will be ready to re port by that time,” said Democratic Leader JL'nderw'ood today. "We have made headway and there will be no trouble about reporting the revised plan when the Congress convenes." The majority of the ways and means committee today began taking up the administrative features of the new tariff. These provisions relate to the variety of custom house rou tine and the effort of the Democrats in changing the termR and phraseology of the administrative section is to simplify and facilitate the customs work both in the interest of the gov ernment and the importers. A number of changedtalong that line were sug gested by witnesses during the tafiff hearings in January. No Delay tn Legislation. The tariff revision plan will be in such corfclition that whatever form the caucus determines upon can be reported immediately out of the com mittee and the whole tariff discussion formally opened --up In the House without delay. Therp will be no attempt to name all or eveft the hulk of the House com mittees at the outset of the extra ses sion, that being reserved under the present plan until toward the close of the extra session so as to obvtate any unnecessary legislation until the regu lar session of Congress convenes In December. The ways and means com mittee personnel already has been de termined upon in Democratic caucus of the Sixty-third Congress, and It will be ratified by the House at the opening of the extra session, when the committee on rules, mileage and accounts also will be named. Whether any other committees will he created for doing business at the extra session depends on developments between now and April 7. NEWARK PATROLMEN’S BAND ENGAGES SINGERS Singers of national reputation, among them Signor Zarra, former baritone of the Metropolitan Opera Company, and Miss Selma Siegel, lyric soprano of the same company, have been engaged for the first an nual concert of the Newark Patrol men's Benevolent Association's band at the First Regiment Armory on April 2. The Croton Quartet, com posed of Miss Maria Stone Livingston. Miss Agnes Kimball, Arthur Hackett and Frank Croxton, will also appeax. The members of the band have been rehearsing for the last few weeks under the leadership of Professor Charles Beidermann, and hope to make their first effort a success. The band, which was organized In Oc tober, 1911,’ now consists of sixty-one members. I SPECIAL SKILL SOUGHT . | BY YOUNG NAVAL OFFICERS WASHINGTON. March 17.—Special ization in certain line* of work in the navy is l>eing sought by an in creasing number or young officers, and .the navy department now is meeting with some difficulty in com plying with the applications of lieu tenants and junior lieutenants who have completed their tlrst long term of sea duty. The department realizes the ad vantage of"specialization, and so far as possible is selecting the most promising of the applicants for ap pointment to the naval academy as student officers. The courses taken by the stu<|ent officers are designed to develop ex perts In ordinance, mechanical engi neering, electrical engineering, wire less telegraphy, shop management, naval architecture and civil engineer ing. 1 SISTERS DRIVING CORPORATIONS OUT Big Concerns Find They Can't Do Business Under Wil son’s Pet Laws. NEW YORk, March 17.—It isjearned positively that the decision of the Allis-Chalmers Manufacturing Com pany to incorporate in Delaware in stead of in New Jersey was due to a convifction that it could not dp busi ness properly under the “seven sis ters" anti-trust laws passed at the instance of (iovernor Wilson. It is also made plain by lawyers in terested in coropration affairs that many other concerns now chartered In New Jersey are seriottsly meditat ing a jump to Delaware or to Maine, preferably the former State, because Its laws as to what a corporation may or may not do are held to be more definite than those of farthest New England. Thus far few moves for withdrawal from New Jersey have been recorded at Secretary of State David S. Cra ter’s office in ’Trenton. “But that does not mean," a well known corporation lawyer of this city said yesterday, "that the many companies whose legitimate business is interfered with by the new laws are supinely doing nothing. They are holding earpest conferences as to what course to pursue. \ "In my opinion the Wilson' anti trust laws, so-called are impossible; I mean that their effect Is to restrict the play of legitimate business, and that tjie gravity of the situation can not be underestimated. I should say that any corporation which is not considering removal is very foolish.” One of the biggest corporations now active under a New Jersey charter is to have a conference in this city to morrow as to the advisability of moving to Delaware. There would be no question about adopting this course if it were not for the great cost and difficulty. Some of the com panies have factories in New Jersey, which might have to be abandoned. •Some have their stock listed on the Stock Exchange, and as transfer from one State to another entails forma tion of a new company, retirement of the old company's stock and all the expense of complete reorganization the magnitude of the problem Is ob vious. A leader among the1 New York in corporation lawyers said that the reason why companies pref*r to in corporate under the laws of Delaware instead of New Jersey is because the Delaware laws are copied almost ver batim after the old New Jersey corporation statutes. Corporation lawyers familiar with the old New Jersey procedure, he said, are more wtlllng to place their clients under the operation of the Delaware laws than to continue under the present New Jersey laws that they know nothing about. TAMMANY BOYCOTTS DINNER TO GOV. SULZER NEW YORK, March 17.—Coincident with the arrival of Governor Sulzer from Albany today to attend a num ber of St. Patrick’s Day meetings and dinners and to be guest at a banquet In honor of his fiftieth birth day tomorrow night, the report was published that Tammany men planned to ’’boycott’ the Governor’s dinner. It was made known definite ly that Charles F. Murphy, chief sachem of Tammany Hall, had de clined an invitation to attend. In hia reply to the invitation he re gretted "a previous engagement.” The Committee of One Hundred, which Issued the invitations for the dinner, admitted that a large num ber of pther Tammany leaders had declined Invitations to attend. PHILIPPINE TROOPS CAN’T COURT NATIVES IN PUBLIC WASHINGTON, March 17.—No. more can the American fighting man in Maiflla walk hand-ln-hand in tfiy moonlight with his brown-skinned, starry-eygd sweetheart for the Avar department learned today that Col onel George K. Hunter, of the Seventh Cavalry, has Issued an order pro hibiting the men of the Manila gar rison from appearing In public with native women. The order was im perative and read: "Members of this- command are hereby forbidden to be seen in public in the company of native women, ex cept those-men who are married to such women." An explanation of the reasons gov erning^Oie issue of the order did not accompany the report. * • SIATE WILL CALL S' ASHramr r-'' Daughters of Admjral Who Died Suspiciously Must Also An .swer Questions. HINOHAM, Maas., March 17.—The death of Real Adnfiral . Joseph Cr. Eaton was the subject of an* Inquest in the district court here today.'“As In the proceedings of Saturday, which were informal and preliminary, Asso ciate Justice Edward B. Pratt pre sided. “Every person who may have any knowledge of the death or cause of death of Admiral Eaton will be called before this matter is finished," said the district attorney. Among those who will be called are Mrs. Eaton and her two daughters by a previous marriage. BOSTON, Mass., March 17.—lytth the inquest adjourned over Sunday there was practically no d£velopm<jnt In the mystery enshrouding the death of Rear Admiral Joseph , G. Eaton yesterday. During the proceedings of the in quest yesterday, Mrs. June Keyes find Miss Dorothy Ainsworth, the two daughters of .Mrs. Eaton, were kept apart. Their two stories will be pit ted against each other. NORWELE. Mass., March 17.—It was learned last night for the first time that the undertaker summoned to prepare Rear Admiral Eaton’s body for burial received telephone in structions from Dr. Frame, the fam ily physician, not to touch the body until it had been viewed by him and the medical examiner, Dr. Gilman Os good, of Rockland. ..i . ■. ■’ ■ ■ — ■ ■ -.— .— JAMES M. CHANDLER DIES AFTER PARALYTIC STROKE : James M. Chatidler, of the firm of Chandler Bros,, grain dealers. Is dead at his home, 21 Kearny street, as the result of a complication of ailments terminating in a stroke of paralysis. He was 63 years old and died yester day afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Born in Sussex county, Mr. Chandler in company with his brother, George A. Chandler, came to this city in 1872. Shortly after their arrival they en tered the employ of W. V. Snyder & Go., where they remained twelve years, setting up In business _ for themselves at the close of this period in the name of Chandler Bros. Arrangements for Mr. Chandler's funeral have not as yet been com pleted. It probably will be held Wed nesday afternoon from the Chandler home. Besides his brother, . Mr. Chandler is survived by his 'widow, a son, Roswell Wayne Chandler, and two sisters, Miss F. A. Chandler qnd Mrs. William Paulson, all of Newark. BREWER DROPS DEAD TROT, N. Y„ March 17.—P. J. Fitz, gerald, president of the Donahue-Tler ney-Isengart Brewing Company, dropped dead last night at his home in this city. He was 67 years of age. Tn 1871 Mr. Fitzgerald was commis sioned by Governor Hoffrrjan, captain of Company H, Twenty-fourth Regi ment, National Guard of the State of New York. He was delegate to the Democratic convention at Syracuse in 1874, when Samuel J. Tilden was nomi nated for governor. T. F. FOELMLIN’S FUNERAL Following services at his late resi dence, 178 Parker_ street, the funeral of Theodore F. Foelmlin will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. In terment will be in Woodland Ceme tery. Mr. Foelmlin died yesterday afternoon, his death being caused by a complication of ailments. He was 80 years old and had been an invalid for the last ten years, He was born tn Germany, and in 1857 came to this country, taking up his residence in Newark, where he had lived ever since. He is‘survived by four daugh ters, Josephine, Mrs. Eiiza Metzler, Mrs. Carrie Berthlert and Mrs. Alice Delagen, and a son, all of this city. AVIATOR KILLED AMBERIEU, France, March 17.—A y* rench aviator named Mercler was killed while testing an aeroplane. He attempted, too sharp a turn and the machine capsized. I MRS. HARRIMAN ESTIMATES HER WEALTH AS $80,000,000 It Was $70,000,000 When Her Husband Died. NEW YORK. March 17.—An inven tory of the. estate of the late E. H. Harriman furnished for the State comptroller by Mrs. Harriman a»d published here today shows that when he died in 1909 It was valued at $70, 000,000. The chief holdings of the financier were railroad, steamship and industrial securities and real estate. Mr. Harriman held no bonds of the Union Parlflc or Southern Pacific rail road, but of the former he had 61,900 shares of stock of preferred, appraised at $5,371,660, and 55,000 of the common, valued at $10,726,000, when he died. Of Southern Pacific stock the financier held only 1,000 shares of the common. This at the time of his Heath was ap praised at $124,000. His Erie holdings were $8,849,000. The estate at this time is valued at about $80,000,000. .GOULD’S WISH NOT LAW WITH LAKEWOOD VOTERS ■ * LAKEWOOD, N. J., March 17.—A bitter discussion han arisen elver the recent voting down of the proposition to build a $10,000' firehouse here. The agitation for a house was commenced in the winter. Among those who were in favor of the new house was George X Gould. Mr. Gould and his sons, Kingdon and Jay Gould, are all mem bers of Fire Company No. *1. When the matter of getting a new fire house was brought up Mr. Gould* said he was in fayor of it and thought that the firemen deserved such recogni tion. He expressed the hope that the day might not be far distant when the town would see its way clear to hav ing Inofor engines. The fire commis sioners called a special election to de cide whether they should buy a lot for $2,500 and then spend $10,000 for a house. The plan was defeated. COP FROZE OUT QUARRY, WHO JUMPED IN RIVER INDIANAPOLIS, lnd., March 17.— "Come in and get me if you want me,", taunted Samuel Lutz as he ‘stood, neck deep in the chilly waters of White river, while Patrolman Ro mine calmly sat on the river bank yesterday. “Just take your time, and when you come out I'll get you,” retorted the policeman. “I'm in no hurryT" And the officer and his quarry waited, while a large crowd gathered. Lujz’s teeth began to chatter, his lips became a sickly purple and great black circles appeared under his eyes. Then, either too cold to try to swim across the river, or realizing that the officer could beat him to the other shore, Lutz yielded and waded out to Patrolman Ro mine. Lutz, who was.cnarged with intoxication, had started a fight in a restaurant oyer his check and ran into the river when the patrolman ap peared. * HUNTS 40 YEARS; FINDS HE HAS 10,000 ANCESTORS • i LOMBARD, 111., March 17.—J. B. Webb, of this city, is a man will), ten thousand relatives and ancestors. That is his boast after forty years of research work In which he has traced the Webb faintly back to 1350 and has obtained the Webb coat-of arms, which was granted to Sir Henry Webb, of England, in 1576. This genealogical record proves that he is entitled to membership in the Mayflower and Colonial War societies as well as the Sons of the Revolu tion. His ancestors took part in every war the United States ever fought. WEDDED, RIDICULED, BOY TRIES TO END LIFE HUNTINGTON, W. Va„ .March 17. —Ridiculed until life became unbear able, William Owens, 17 years old, member of a wealthy family, who married .Mrs. Ida Gregory, a widow v^ith four children, a few weeks ago, is dying from a splf-infllcted bullet wound in the breast. Since his marrtjge to Mrs. Gregory, who is 35 years old, Owens's relatives had refused to speak to him. TO SPLIT LONG BRANCH LONG BRANCH, N. J„ March 17,— About three hundred property owners and voters In the Second Ward here are endeavoring to cut away from Long Branch and found a separate borough. PARENTS RESCUE CHILDREN AT FIRE Inmates of South Orange House Aroused Just in Time by Watchman. ' (Continued from First I'ngr.) the windows and doors of the house, when his attention was attracted to the upper floor by a volume of sthoke, which burst out through the roof. After awakening the family by rap ping at the door, the officer blew his whistle. An attempt to use the telephone in the Finlay house proved unsuccess ful and Goss ran to the home of Henry Billings Smith, across the street, where an alarm was sent to the village fire department. Return ing, Goss and Patrolman Patrick J. Skefflngton attempted to fight the flames with hand extinguishers, but were driven out by flames and smoke. Both of the officers were showered by melted lead which is believed to have been a covering for an electric light conduit. The blaze started in a closet on the third floor, In which was a •witch for the electric lights. As a reason for believing that a defective wire caused the Are the family was un able to turn on the llghta in the house. House Afire Before. When the firemen reached the scene of the conflagration the wealthy Montrose residents, including Charles S. Dodd, a local insurance broker; A. B. Johnson, a Newark coffee mer chant; John W. Livingston, Mr. Sel lon. Mr. Smith, of C. B. Smith & Co., Newark druggists; R. P. Bennett, J. D. McClarin and F. W. Hassinger aided In carrying valuables from the house. The village vamps were as sisted by Engine Company No. 1, of EaBt Orange, in charge of Assistant Chief John Flynn. Three streams were played on the blaze. Fire Chief Patrick McCahery and his assistants were complimented from all sides by the residents for succeeding in check ing the blaze. When the blaze was at its heght the Sellon home became ignited, a shower of sparks setting fire to the roof. This vms soon , extinguished, however. As a precaution the rescued children were then removed to the Smith home. Mrs. Finlay went to the home of Antonio Van Derkieft, a rel ative. in Centre sfreet. She is today in a nervous condition as a result of the shorlf. Mr. Finlay is stopping at the Dodd residence. Fireman Thomas Foran, of South Orange, was badly cut on the left hand by flying glass. His hurts were dressed by Dr. Alfred C. Benedict. Charles J. O’Brien, jr.. a former fire man. sustained injuries to the limbs in two falls from the roof. He was directing a nozzle when the gutter of the rooi saved in. He landed on the piazza roof. George Shadwell, an other who assisted the firemen, also fell off the roof, but was unirtjured. It was the second time in two years that the Finlays were routed by fire. The first one, however, was slight. Mr. Finlay today said he had recently spent $5,000 in repairing the house, Mrs. Charles S. Dodd, a society woman, and John VV. Livingston treated the firemen, who worked at the blaze all night, to hot coffee. It was the second time in little more than a year that Watchman Goss proved his worth to the Mont rose residents. With another police man he trapped a burglar at work tp a house in the previous occasion. He is today known as a hero by his wealthy employers. NAVY OPERATOR HEARS CONCERT ON WIRELESS WASHINGTON. March 17.—Aerial concerts, it haft accidentally been discovered, are possible thnaugh the agency of the wireless according to advices received by the navy depart ment from the torpedo station at Newport, R. I. The wireless operator there reported that while ‘‘tuning’’ his .instruments in anticipation of calls from ships at sea he was as tonished to hear a burst of music. He "listened in” until the last strains of a once popular "rag-tirpe" song died away. 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