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ESTABLISHED 1832? NEWARK, N. J., FRIDAY, MAY 9, 1913. • CLOUDY TONIGHT? SATURDAY FAIR.
MET RECEIVES
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OF JAPAfTS ENVOY
* Presented to That Body and
President by Secretary
of State.
SIGNING OF ALIEN BILL
FOREGONE CONCLUSION
Democrats Amazed at Attitude
of Administration Toward
* State’s Rights.
WASHINGTON. May 9.—Japan's
formal protest against the California
alien land bill was submitted to 8ec
r retary Bryan at the state department
early today by Viscount Chlnda in
person. The protest was placed be
fore President Wilson and the cabinet
shortly afterward by Secretary Bryan
that an answer might be promptly re
turned to the Japanese embassy.
Secretary llryan was a little late In
arriving at his office, but five minutes
« after the- appointed hour he was In
conference with Viscount Chinda,
who came to the state department
alone. The conference lasted for half
an hour, and at Its conclusion the sec
retary and the ambassador left the
department together, the former
going directly to the White House to
, submit to the President the written
communication which the ambassador
had given to him and the ambassador
returning to the embassy.
At noon Secretary Bryan left the
cabinet meeting.
"I have no statement to make at
this time," was the only reply to all
* inquiries. The cabinet remained in
session, and there were some inti
mations that some statement might
come from the White House later.
8hortly afterward Secretary Bryan
and the ambassador again met at the
state department, but thetr confer
ence was necessarily short, as the sec
retary had to take the 12:90 o’clock
* train for New York, where he la to
deliver an Address tonight at a ban
quet. \ «
Mr. Bryan said the conference with
the ambassador would be resumed to
morrow upon his own return from
New Yofk. This was taken as an In
dication that the state department
was not yet prepared, even after the
« brief .consideration in the cabinet, to
make a final answer to the Japanese
objections as presented today by the
ambassador.
Star Bureau,
Metropolitan National Bank Bldjr.,
WASHINGTON, Ma.v 9.
Although the President will send to
Governor Johnsdn a carefully pre
, pared and forceful message of pfo
Ust before the California executive
approves the alien land law Just
passed by the Legislature in that
-Hate, there isn't a dJU\t In thi mind
if anybody here but that Johnson
ill sign the bill Just -the same.
Aside from a few jingoism of Ihe
Hibson-Hearst class, nobody con
4 nvoted with the government here
tubes seriously the Id si that there Is
• any real danger of Japan declaring
war upon us to show her resentment
of the California Legislation, but
there is, just the sa*n?. a great deal
of apprehension amour Democratic
■leaders as to the effect of the situa
tion upon national policies and ideas.
If there is one idea uhove all oth
ers for which the Democratic party
i has stood supreme, In theory, at
> least, it has been the States' rights
, doctrine. When Roosevelt as Presi
dent used hie Influence to prevent
the enactment of a Japanese exclu
sion bill in CaHfornla, there was a
perfect howl of Democratic disap
proval and condemnation.
Makes States' lUgbters Gasp.
And now the Spectacle of William
Jennings Bryan, arch-priest of
It States’ rightism, having gone as head
of the Federal State Department, at
the behest of a Democratic Presiuent,
to try to influence an act ot legisla
tion of a State, Is one which makes
State righters of the old school sit
up and gksp in outraged dlsrr.ny and
^ astonishment.
Among senators, especially from
the South and West, where the States'
rights idea is still a live issue In
spots, there is more than quiet dis
approval of the administration's in
, terference in California. Not a few
senators of President Wilson's own
* party are declaring their belief that
it would be better to abrogate the
Japanese treaty than to set It up as a
barrier against the rights of any
State to make and enforce such land
laws as it may please.
In view of the administration's at
titude toward the alien land act in
California, there is not a little specu
* lation as to what the President’s at
titude may be on immigration legis
lation in Congress.
u. c. Law Ik Line taniornia mu.
It has been pointed out that the
alien land law of the District of Co
lumbia. passed by Congress and un
objected to by the Japanese govern
ment, Is almost Identical with the
bill just passed by the California
, Legislature. i
What may not be quite so well
known or understood is that in the
Immigration law passed by the last
Congress, and vetoed by President
Taft because of the educational test,
there was a Japanese exclusion clause
which would have effectually put a
.stop to the coming of Japanese to
this country for settlement.
This exclusion clause prohibited the
admission into the country of per
sons not eligible for citizenship. The
California alien land law prohibits
the ownership of land by persons not
eligible for citizenship.
But for Taft's veto, Japanese could
not now enter the IJnlted States. And
there was no protest from Japan
againgt thjs legislation when It was
pending, ^'hether this proposition
* will he renewed in a new immigration
hill next fall, and what the Presl-*
dent’s attitude on the subject will
then be, is a matter affording sub
ject. for much speculation here.
Hi B. w.
Ex-Senator Frank O. Briggs,
Whose Death Slate Mourns
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POLICE GRAFTERS
MTENCED
Four Former Inspectors Get
One Year in Penitentiary
and $500 Fine.
NEW YORK, May 3—Dennis
Sweeney, John J. Murtha, James E.
Hussey and James F. Thompson, for
mer police inspectors, convicted of
conspiring to obstruct justice to
check graft revelations, involving
them, were sentenced today to serOa
one year in the penltenUary and pay
a fine of *500 each. This is the maxi
mum sentence.
Up to the moment that sentence
was pronounied the belief prevailed
that one of the four would ‘■squael’’
to the district attorney on "the man
higher up." If any of them had
entertained soch intention he masked
it under a stolid front of calmness
as he faced the bar. Reports that one
of the four was bargaining with Mr.
Whitman for a suspension of sen
tence and that the long sought guid
ing genius of the system would be
brought to justice through a confes
sion were ■ still prevalent about the
criminal courts building after sen
tence had been pronounced. It is not
yet too late for one of the inspectors
to save himself by an eleventh hour
statement. *
No move of any sort looking to an
appeal was taken by any of the four
prisoners today. An effectual club
against appeal Is held by the dis
trict attorney In the form of nine
teen indictments for bribery, a felony,
recently returned against the quar
tet.
"If the prisoners appeal T will bring
them to trial on the bribery charges"
Is the attitude taken by the district
attorney. No assurance has been
given that they, will not be brought
to book on these indictments any
how. but each of-the prisoners law
years is understood to have obtajned
the Impression that the ■> bribery
charges will lie dormant in case there
is np appeal.
Fire Raging in
Scutari Bazar
VIENNA, May 9.—Fire started in
the bazar of the former Turkish for
tress of Scutari this morning, and,
fanned by a high wind, rapidly as
sumed huge proportions.
It is reported here that the Monte
negrins started the blaze when leav
ing the city in revenge for being
compelled to evacuate It.
THINK MAN ARRESTED AS
BURGLAR IS JAIL-BREAKER
LEAVENWORTH, Kan., May 9.—
Clyde Stratton, who made a daring
escape tfbm the federal penitentiary
here March 29 by crawling half a
mile through a fifteen-inch sewer, is
under arrest in Pekin, 111., according
to the belief of prison officials, based
on photographs. The man was ar
rested May 4 on a burglary charge.
He gave the name of Frank Will
iams.
StrattiA was serving a five-year
sentence for the robbery of the Mc
Coot, Ind., postofllce. He had been
arrested in Chicago In December last
year for alleged connection with the
murder and robbery of J, H. Logue,
a diamond dealer. Unable to hold
Stratton for this crime the Chicago
police turned him over to the federal
authorities on the Indiana charge.
MORRIS JERSEY CITY
CLERKSHIP IS UPHELD
IFrnm a Stall Correapontleat.J
STATE HOUSE, Trenton, N. J„
May 9.—The Court of Error* and
Appeals today affirmed the Supreme
Court decision that John H. Morris
Is entitled to the office of city clerk
of Jersey City.
Michael I, Fagan, Mr. Morria'e
predecessor, claimed the right to
hold over under the civil service law.
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STILL DOUBTED
Public Health Service Declares
Present Results Do Not "Jus
tify Confidence."
WASHINGTON, May 9.—The pub
lic health service observation so tar
into the condition of the patients in
oculated by Dr. F. F. Friedmann
l with his tuberculosis vaccine •‘do not
j justify that confidence In the remedy
which has been inspired by wide
spread publicity," in this opinion of
surgeons who have conducted the
government’s investigation.
The first authentic and official con
clusion from the tests was announced
here today before the National Asso
ciation for the Study and Prevention
of Tuberculosis' by Dr. John F. An
derson, director of the government’s
hygienic laboratory, and Dr. A. M.
Stimson, another public health sur
geon, who were detailed to observe
the progress of the Friedmann pa
tients at Mount Sinai Hospital tn
New York.
"We believe that at the present
timrf," says their report, "we are not
a® yet in a position to express an
opinion based on the present condi
tions under observation. The disease
for which the remedy is used is pro
longed and is characterized by periods
of advancement and retrogression. It
is also one in which physic influences
are a .powerful factor. XIme is there
fore necessary to properly evaluate
the effect of therapeutic measures.
"We must not lose sight of the pos- i
sible therapeutic value of this prepa
ration and r>n the other hand it is
necessary to guard against too great
an optimism In respect to its merits.
"Concerning the cultures submitted
to us we may state that a series of
experiments is under way. The ba
citlus has been found to be an acid
fast organism having properties quite
different from those of any tubercle
bacillus with which we are ac
quainted.
’ "On the whole, Dr. Friedmann’s
reluctance to furnish certain details
‘were not satisfactory from a scien
tific standpoint,’ but the report says.
•In view of the great importance of
the matter to tuberculosis patients
throughout the country and in the
hope that a valuable remedy might
have at last been found to not only
cure tuberculosis patients, but to pre
vent the disease, the conditions Im
posed by Dr, Friedmann were ac
cepted.”
•hie report is careful to say that
Dr. Friedmann’s reticence has. in no
way been allowed to interfere with
the Judgment of the board of the
effects which it has observed. The
government investigation is not
finished.
Army Aviator
Killedby Fall
LOS ANGELES, Cal., May 9.—
Lieutenant Park, a military avia
tor, who started from San Diego
this morning oft a flight to Los
Angeles, was killed at Olive, nine
miles north of Santa Ana.
Lieutenant J- D. Park met his death
in a fall of less than fifteen feet. He
had alighted near the Olive school
'house, and after giving a message to
a little girl to telephone to Glenn
Martin, in Los Angeles, he rose again.
Then' he swooped over a low hill and
crashed into a tree. He was dead
when the little girl and her father
reached his side.
WASHINGTON NuJ 9.-First
Lieutenant Joseph D.^ffark, Four
teenth Cavalry, wAs detailed to the
army aviation service last Septem
ber. He was a native of Rhode
Island, With his death, army avia
tion has exacted a toll of nine lives,
aeven commissioned officers and two
instructors- _ ^
BRIGGS FUNERAL
WILL TAKE PLACE ;
Governor Orders Flag on Cap
itol Half-Masted Until
After Burial.
CONDOLENCE MESSAGES
SHOW NATION-WIDE GRIEF
Death Came After Entire Day
of Unconsciousness—Kin
at Bedside.
(From ■ .Staff Csrre»poo<lesl.l
TRENTON, X. J., May 9—The
funeral of former United States Sena
tor Frank O. Briggs, who died last
night at hlB home here, will take
place next Monday at 2:30 p. m„ with
services In the First Presbyterian
Church, in this city. Interment will
be private.
By direction of Governor Fielder
this morning the flag on the State
House was placed at half-mast as a
tribute to former United States Sena
tor Frank O. Briggs, who died last
night.
The flag Is to remain at half-staff
until after the funeral.
Mr. Briggs, besides being United
States senator, had been a State of
ficer, having served as state treas
urer.
Messages of condolence come pour
ing in upon the beneaved wife and son
from every part of the country.
Senator IJriggs had been suffering
from a complication of diseases, and
early yesterday he lapsed into un
consciousness, remaining in that con
dition until his death.
His wife and Frankland Briggs,
his son, were at his bedside to the
end.
Mr. Briggs was born at Concord,
N. H., tn 1851. He was a son of
Major James F. Briggs, who held a
commission in the Eleventh New
Hampshire Volunteers during the
Civil War. The father served three
terms as Congressman and was a i
prominent candidate for United
States Senator before the New
Hampshire Legislature In 1883. There
was an exciting contest for the office,
which lasted from June uhtil August.
Senator Rollins, although the nomi
nee of the caucus, was defeated.
Other candidates were General Mars
ton and General Stevens, and Con
gressman Pike, who was finally
elected..
The late Senator Briggs was a stu
dent at PTiilllps "Exeter Academy In
1S66, *67 and ’68 and on September
1, IMS, entered the U. S, Military
Academy at West Point, graduating
sixth In rank In the class of 1872.
He served in the Second U. S. In
fantry aa second lieutenant until
1877, When he moved to Trenton and
became associated with the well
known firm of John A. Roebling's
Sons Company, wire rope manufac
turers, bridge builders, etc., of which
he became assistant treasurer. He
was elected Mayor of Trenton on
April 11, 1899, by a majority of 816
over Joseph A. Corey, Democrat, and
served as such until January 1, 1902.
He was appointed a member of the
State Board of Education by Gov*
ernor Voorhees In 190T for a term of
three years, but resigned that office
In 1902, upon Ills election to the posi
tion' of state treasurer.
On January 3, 1902, the Senator was
appointed state treasurer by Gov
f Continued on Page 4. Column 4.)
STRIKERS KEEPING
POLICE ON QUI VIVE
m
Bluecoats Called on Frequently
to Quell Slight Disturbances
Among Laborers.
A \
In a rapjd-fire campaign for re
cruits, a committee of five striking
laborers kept the police busy and ex
pectant In all parts of the city today.
The First precinct alone had seven
calls for reserves in quick succession
No actual violence occurred, but the
strikers managed to frighten a num
ber of laborers into quitting, and oth
ers stopped work voluntarily, after
hearing the statements of spokes
men.
The police of the First were handi
caped by the fact that seventeen pa
trolmen were taking an examination
for sergeant in Turn Hall today, leav.
ing only three men on reserve.
Calls were received from High
street and Springfield avenue, 49
River street, William and High
streets, 68 Shipman street, 71-73 Ship
man street. 30 Liberty street and 50
Park place- The Second precinct had
to send reserves to Dickerson street,
near Norfolk.
One of the contractors hardest hit
by the strike ia Charles F. Kocher,
of West- Orange. He has not only
been attacked and had his life
threatened, but he has forfeited hts
contract to prepare 120 acres as a
golf course for the new Mountain
Ridge Country Club, West Orange.
In company with an expert on ex
plosives, he went over the property
today to make sure that none of the
dypamite used In blowing stumps had
been left unexploded.
He completed some of the work, but
when he was leading a gang of men
through a mountain pass to the pros
pective golf links a few days ago, a
band of strikers attacked him. Al
though he stood them off with a
shotgun at the time, his own work
men quit.
Beet Seryiee to California
Standard or tourlat. Latter porystnally con
ducted wttbout chante from Wa.hlngtoa deity
except Sunday-Worth. ». TV»obtn*ton-8unaw
Rout*. 1-866-12 t B'way, 264 5m ay.—Adv.
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ARSONETTES DESTROY
OLD LONDON MANSION
Squad of Militants Renew Campaign With the Torch—Heavy
Guard ' * Premier Asquith and Minister Churchhill as
They Start on Mediterranean Cruise.
LONDON. May 9.—A militant suf
fragette "arson squad" was out this
morning and succeeded in destroying
by fire a large untsaianted mansion
near Barrow-1 n-Furnesfl( Lancashire.
A quantity of suffragette literature
was scattered pn the lawns surround
ing the house.**
The apprehension of the authorities
over the threat by the militant suf
fragettes to eclipse their destructive
acts of the past week'was manifest
ed by the precautions which were
taken this morning, when Premier
Asquith and First Lord of the Ad
miralty Winston .Spencer Churchill,
accompanied by their wives, left
Waterloo station of the Southwestern
railway to proceed to the coast to
|otn the admiralty yacht Enchantress,
on which they are to (make a long
cruise in the Mediterranean.
A large number of naval aides de
camp, government departmental sec
retaries and railway officials sur
rounded the party formed by the cab
inet ministers and those who had
come to bid them good-by. Beyond
these there was, an outer circle of
detectives to protect the ministers
from any undue attention by mili
tant suffragette* or their male sup
porter*. So great was the protecting
force in the railway station that any
demonstration by the suffragettes
would have been impossible.
Mr. Aaqulth and Mr. Churchill In
tend to inspect the British garrisons
and naval stations in the Mediter
ranean.
•'General' Mrs. Flora Drummond,
collapsed twice In Bow street police
court during yesterday's proceedings
against the principal officers of the
Woman's Social and Political Union
for conspiracy, is very ill today from
the effect of her privations during her
“hunger strike" while under remand.
Her physician has advised her to
undergo an operation.
The Times says that the bomb
found in St. Paul's contained dyna
mite. Some of the cathedral officials,
however, are of the opinion that the
lever, was purpo*yly placed in such a
position that the bomb could not ex
plode and that the real object was to
attain notorley by atracing the at
tention of he whole nation without
committing acual damage.
Arson Follows
Style Change in
Women s Wear
CHICAGO, May 9.—Changes in
styles in women's apparel have
been responsible for incendiary
fires, causing Josses, running into
the millions, Assistant States At
torney Frank Johnston, in charge
of the local prosecution of the
“Arson Trust,” told members of
the Chicago Engineering Club last
night.
For instance, when women be
gan wearing tight skirts there was
a heavy decrease in the number of
petticoats sold,” he said. "Mer
chants overstocked with these gar
ments called in the heads of the
‘Arson Trust’ and fires were ar
ranged.
"Those not aware of conditions
thought it was remarkable that so
many skirt factories burned, hut
the firemen understood. They
were not surprised when, after
aigrettes had displaced willow
plumes in woman's favor, there
were large insurance losses on
feathers throughout the country.
"A dliange in the atyle of shirt
waists was followed by the. des
truction of numerous shirtwaist
factories, which, in many in
stances, was more than a coinci
dence.”
RAIN FOR TONIGHT AND
TOMORROW IS PROMISED
Local rains tonight and probably
tomorrow, followed by a considerable
drop in the temperature is the prom
ise of Professor William Wiener, of
the Central High School Weather
bureau. The Washington experts
likewise predict rain and a temper
ature drop tonight or tomorrow.
Moderate, variable winds, becoming
northwest, will prevail.
The temperature today maintained
about the same average as that re
corded yesterday, which was 61.7 de
grees. Beginning at 45 at 3 o'clock
this morning, the thermometer rose
during the forenoon until at noon it
registered 63. The humidity renialned
low, being 36 at noon. The wind was
from the southwest with a velocity
of six miles an hour.
READING NEXT IN
COAL TRUST SUITS
_
Actions to Start as Soon asj
Temple Iron Decree Is
Entered.
WASHINGTON, May 9—The next
move by Attorney-General Mc
Reynolds against the so-called “hard
coal” trust will be against the Read
ing railway and its allied coal com
panies. It will be a civil suit under
both the Sherman anti-trust law and
the commodities clause of the inter
state commerce act.
No action, however, will be taken
until after the entry of the decree
enforcing the mandate of the Su
preme Court In the Temple Iron case.
That decree will be presented to the
United States District Court at Phila
I delphia the latter part of May.1
The particular point of attack in
the Reading case will be the acquisi
tion in 1901 by the Reading Com
pany. owning the Philadelphia and
Reading Railway and a coal company
by a similar name, of the Central
[ Railroad of New Jersey, with its coal
companies. *
Other suite agsinst direct and in
direct alliances of coal carrying rail
roads and coal mining companies will
follow/
ASSEMBLY ESCORT FOR
EX-SEN. BRIGGS’ FUNERAL
(From a Staff Correspondent.!
TRENTON, N. J.. May 9.—The As
sembly today adopted resolutions on
the death of former Senator. Frank
O. Briggs.
• A committee consisting of Assem
blymen Moore, Ka\ee. Adams and
Heacock, Republicans, and Egan,
Democrat, was appointed to repre
sent the House at the funeral.
TWO FLEE OVERBROOK
ASYLUM—POLICE SEEKING
A general alarm has been sent out
to the various police precincts for
Jacob Steets and George Hoffman,
inmates of the Overbrook Asylum,
w ho • escaped from that institution
today.
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FARMERS’ MARKET
HEARING MONDAY
Mayor Haussling Seeks to|
Know Public's Opinion of i
Lafayette Street Site.
A public hearing on the question
of the farmers’ market, which the
city contemplates, establishing la
Lafayette street, will be held Monday
night, as the result of a conference
between the market committee of the
Common Council and Mayor Jacob
Hanseling today.
The hearing will follow a special
meeting of the council, a cal! for
which was issued by the mayor to
day. The primary object of the
meeting wiil be to recall from the
mayor a resolution authorizing the
ourehase of the Lafayette street prop
erty, which was adopted at the last
meeting. The mayor pointed out
that he could not sign the resolution
until the public had been heard, and
It is to prevent any unnecessary de
lay that the special session has been
called.
W hile expressing himself as being
in perfect accord with the views of
the committee members, relative to
the purchase of the property, the
mayor contended that in view of the
apposition to the project from cer
tain quarters the public be heard.
“So far as buying this property is
soncerned," declared the mayor, “I
believe that it is a good move. The
city, to my mind, could do nothing
better than to make this purchase.
We can get it cheap now, and even
if it were decided later to locate the
market elsewhere, the property would
come in very nice for a playground
location, or, In fact, anything else
tor which the city might want to
use It.
“I want to be understood in this
matter. I do not want to veto this
resolution, and still I want a public
expression before signing it. I have
no fault to find with your action: in
fact, I personally believe that it is a
move in the right direction.”
The members of the committee
agreed heartily with the mayor's
plan, and declared that they had no
intention of railroading the propo
sition. The procedure of the Council
on Monday will be merely to recall
the resolution, so that the mayor will
not be compelled to act one way or
another. After the hearing, if the
public is in favor of the project, it
will be deadopted and again sent to
the the mayor. The latter declared
that he would then sign it.
Besides the members of the market
committee. Aldermen Reilly. Hanlon,
Tucker, Harrington. L,ee, Schuck and
Ducey, all of whom were present,
Wilson Vance, the mayor's secretary:
City Attorney Boggs and James A.
Berry, who is acting for the city in
the purchase of the property, were at
the conference.
FREIGHTER HURLS ENGINE
OVER BANK—ONE DIES
(Special t« the Siewark Star.)
WHARTON. N. .).. May En
gineer Michael KildulT was killed to
day when his locomotive was side
swiped and thrown down a T6-foot
embankment by a fast east-bound
freighter near the three-span bridge
over the Rockaway river.
KildufTs engine was part qf a
wrecking train. His body lay pinned
under the upturned engine for hours.
APPEAL OF NEWARK IN
"PRU” DECISION DENIED
) from a Stair t nrrrspoadeat. I
TRENTON, N. J., May 9.—The
Court of Errors and Appeals today
affirmed the decision of the Supreme
Court denying the city of Newark
a mandamus to compel the bank and
insurance commissioner to revise his
statement showing the deferred div
idend reserve fund ofv|b» Prudential
Insurance GttMMMti £ *T'< liability.

WILSON BILL
SEEMS SURE
OF DEFEAT
_ower House Is Now
Ready to Take Up
McDermott’s New
Plan as Substitute.
REPUBLICANS IN SENATE
STICK TO READ MEASURE
Matthews Causes Surprise
When He Switches to C. O.
P. Bill, Together with Three
Other Wilsonites.
I i'rim a Sue ( urrr.pa.4eM-]
TRENTON, N. J„ May I.-OM
hlng seemed certain to close polit
cal observers when the Assembly
ook a recess at 1:15 this afternoon,
md that la that the chancetlor
iherfff jury reform bill, tha pet mesa,
.ire of the Wilsonites, is doomed t#
defeat.
Two reasons are advanced for the
riew. One la that the sentiment m
:he lower house Just before recce#
•eemed to be in favor of the bill in
: reduced today by Assembly mm
McDermott, of Hudson county, aa a
substitute for the Egan measure.
The other is that the Republican
majority in the Senate in confer
ence today confirmed the decision
to stick fast to the Read bill.
That the Wilson men realise th«r
bill is doomed is -.vltlent, its n
snts say. from the ac*ion of Assem
blyman Matthews, of Essex. and
three other Wilsonites in switching
their votes to the Reid bill
If the ten Democratic senator*
would act with Leavitt, Republican,
the McDermott bill could get
through
The Republican senators had a con
ference before the Senate session '4is
morning and conOrmd thetr deei*l>. ti
if last Tuesday to stand by the Retd
lury bill, which is the bill providing
for the selection of Jury commission
er* by the Circuit Courj judges.
This would seem to definitely punc
ture the claim of the Wilson force*
that they can count on Republican
votes in the Senate to put through
the chancellor-sheriff bill which the
Wilson men arc urging, also called
compromise.
The House got under way for Hi
part of the battle in which the rat*
of the Jury bill is id "be decide#
shortly after 11 o'clock. Immediately
there ensued a srrinimage over th*
consideration of Senate bills which
the Upper House might pass and tend
to the Assembly.
In view of the House resolution
barring out all bills-other than those
dealing with the three subjects in
the call for the session, except by
unanimous consent, it was held by
some House members that Senate
bills should not receive any better
consideration than those from House
members. It was finally decided that
Senate bills before consideration must
have unanimous consent of House
members. This means virtually that
extraneous Senate bills will die in the
House.
Ait Hard od Matthew*.
Again Mr McDermott tried, for the
benefit of Jersey City, to introduce
his amendments to the Walsh act, but
Matthews, of Eases, objected and H
was kept out. McDermott said Mat
thews was well aware that hia eourse
needed explanation, and would need tt
as long as he lasted in politics.
Majority Leader Egan also sat hard
oa Matthews for keeping the Jersey
City bill out. He said he had tried
unsuccessfully to get Matthew* to
quit objecting.
Peacock, a Republican, introduced
a Jury bill calling for the drawing
of Juries by the sheriff, county cleric
and Common Pleas court judges.
Then Mr. McDermott got in his new
Jury bill, which provides that th»
Sheriff, under safeguards, shall con
tinue drawing juries until November,
w hen, by referendum, the people shall
decide If they want judge-mad*
Juries.
Severely taking the Democrat* C*
task for their tactics, and aaying
their actions were an indicustont of
the party. Mi. Kates offered r be
Read Circuit Court jury comf gsiots
bill, the Republican measure, and
there was great surprise when four
Democratic voters were recorded in
favor of its being introduced a* a
substitute for the Egan chancelLtr
sheriff bill. The four Democrats*
votes were cast by Hennessy, Leon*
ard. J. A. Matthews, of Essex, and
Porter
Matthews Switches Vste.
To see Matthews, who has been so
strong for the chancellor bill, voting
to have substituted for it the Repub
lican measure looks as though the
Wilson forces had recognised that
they were beaten in the House.
The question of substituting the
Read Republican bill for the Egan
measure received only eleven affirma
tive votes.
There were forty-one cast in th«
negative and it was dropped.
Mr. Martin then offered the origi
nal McDermott dual bill, which the
llouse passed at the regular session
by a vote of 39 to 1*. as a substi
tute for the Egan chancellor bfll.
When the McDermott bill was Intro
duced Tuesday It had minor change'
from it# original form.
Assemblyman Martin spoke for the
♦till, saying that as it has passed onc»
bv the House and was the one agr*ed
on at the regular session by the con
ference committee, it represented tbs
itest thought of the House and Sen
ate In conference.
This bill." said Mg. M
the people ihe right to say
they want Jury reform m ihe
of commissions or reform ia the i
of sheriff, so that n>
tn. question of jury refon
the Legislature in our live*.
men who de*erive to sit In
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