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| PRICE-CUT IS VOID U. S. Supreme Court Decides Patentees Can’t Forbid Underselling. I JERSEY STATUTE SHOWN TO BE UNCONSTITUTIONAL Decision Forestalls Remedial Bill Long Held Up Through Lobby in Congress. ••tar Bureau. Metropolitan National Bank Bill*., WASHINGTON, May *8. j A decision of the Supreme Court ji this week may show as unconstitu £ tional a law of farreaching effect §■ and importance passed by the New » Jersey Legislature at its regular ses S alon this year. ? The New Jersey law whose effect ^ is now left uncertain was signed by * Governor Fielder late in the regular . session. Its general purpose is to 4> prohibit unfair competition, but its •i real intent is contained in a single m sentence which makes it illegal to * seek to gain trade "by price induce ment." This law, when it was in the Legis ; lature, had the endorsement of • Chancellor Edwin R. Walker, As £ semblyman Charles O. Hennessey. S George A,. Record and a number of t other prominent Progressives. It £ was also backed by organization of <g advertisers and publishers. Declared to be in line with Presi jg dent Wilson’s much-advertised policy of "regulating competition," to sup I press and destroy monopoly, members of the New Jersey Legislature who supported the bill referred jocosely to its passage as "putting one over on the seven sisters.” The direct purpose of the Jersey law is to make it illegal for depart ment stores and other retailers to out prices on advertised goods pro tected by patents, trademarks or copyrighted brands. fThe decision or tne supreme court ^ this week declares that manufac 15 turers of patented goods have no I constitutional right to fix the price > at which a retailer shall sell such goods. f This decision was rendered in the lease of a patent medicine company in I New York which sold some of Its I medicine to a Washington druggist, i The manufacturers printed , on the ! label a warning that the medicine | was not to be sold for less than a ‘ dollar a bottle. The druggist, who [runs a big cut-rate store, sold it for i eighty-five cents a bottle, and the * patent medicine people took the case at into court. ' 8 The Supreme Court, on appeal, ! Unstained the right of the druggist to cut prices as much as he pleased, regardless of what the manufac turers might say. In their opinion, the six judges sustaining .this view • asserted that when a manufacturer ™ made a sale outright of any article, to he could not .dictate at what price + the article should be resold. S This decision is regarded here as 5 one of the most important rendered * by the country’s highest tribunal In a long time. Its effect is very far reaching, and is a body blow for a . strong organization of* manufaetur g ers of patented and branded articles £5 who have been conducting a national * cdhnpalgn in favor of price-fixing. Charles A. Ingersoll, of East Or i ange, is one of the n^en prominently I identified with the movement to legal • lze price-fixing, which gets a severe 5 setback by the court’s decision in the • case of Bauer vs. O'Donnell. Manu t facturers of numerous other branded I goods have been active for more than » a year in organizing a movement £ among manufacturers and magazine r publishers which seeks to protect £ small retailers against mail order £ houses and department stores by B making it illegal to sell branded goods • at less than the price fixed by the ?. manufacturer. ■! Edmund A. Whittier, of East Or t ange, who is active in the councils f of the Wilson Democrats of Essex v- county, has represented this organi j zation of manufacturers here for a " year, in urging the defeat of the Old field bill in Congress, the purpose of which is to accomplish by legislation <■ what is now accomplished by the g Supreme Court decision. >• It is said that a majority of the S LIPPINCOTT IS TOO ACTIVlASHERAID Governor to Probe State Sec* retary’s Press Agency Work Boosting Wittpenn. [ From n Sloff Correspondent.! TRENTON, N. J., May 28.—A new aspect is given to Assistant Secre tary of State Job H. Llppincott’s ac tivities as press agent for Mayor Wittpenn in the latter’s campaign for the gubernatorial nomination now that Governor Fielder has started an investigation into charges that the secretary of state’s office was fast becoming the Wittpenn head quarters and that clerks in that office were being employed in getting out political literature to boost Witt penn. One of the most remarkable things attending the close of the special ses sion was that Mr. Lippincott did not issue a statement telling what Mayor Wittpenn thought about the accom plishment of the session. For a long period during the special session, and also before it was held. Press Agent Lippincott handed out daily state ments for his chief, every possible op portunity to create a little publicity for the Jersey City Mayor being jumped at, which means that Lippin cott is o* the job every minute; that is, on the press agent's job. Possibly the failure to have the Mayor comment upon the Legisla ture's close was occasioned by the inquiries being made into the flood of circulars and other campaign litera ture which was pouring out from the office of a State official. During the five days of the special session Press Agent Lippincott spent practically his entire time in the lobby of either the House or the Senate, being able ap parently to spare but little time to his duties as assistant secretary of state and commissioner of motor vehicles, for which he receives from the State a combined salary of 84,500 a year. The circulars which were sent broadcast from here were unsigned, and thus they violate the spirit, at least, of the corrupt practises act, which is specific In stating that such political material must bear the sig nature of those sending it out.. The (xcuse which has been advanced for he failure to sign these circulars is that so far Mayor Wlttpenn has not filed a formal petition and, therefore, is not yet amenable to the provisions of the act. Another thing noticed about the circulars was that they bore a Tren ton trades union label, It having been thought unnecessary to give the work of printing them to printers in the Mayor’s home city. Some of the headings on the circulars were such statements as "Wlttpenn Challenges the Old State Gang,” "Hughes Is Out for Wlttpenn for Governor" and “Wlttpenn Gets Solid Backing of His County," the last statement being one of those things which are important if true. Secretary of Stae David S. Crater, who is regarded as a Wlttpenn man, says that he has been asked to in vestigate the allegations that his office was being turned into a press bureau by his subordinates. He was inclined to believe that what work had been done in mailing" and pre paring the circulars had been done by the clerks after their office hours, and he was sure they were paid for the extra work as private indi viduals. # members of the present House of Representatives have committed themselves in opposition to the Old field bill. The New Jersey law was fathered and pressed to passage by the same interests that have been opposing the Oldfield bill here. Similar laws have been secured in several other States by the same interests. Representative Oldfield, of Arkan sas, said today that now that the Su preme Court has declared the prin ciple of his bill to be right he would push it for passage as fast as pos sible. Heretofore, the lower courts have generally held that to sell a patented article below the price fixed by the patentee was an infringement of the patent right. The Supreme Court's decision In the Bauer case complete ly reverses this opinion. H. B. W. ; — -.■■Ayr~ *2 w unmwmu * New Lauter Building at 591-593 Broad Street To Procratstinate Means Your Loss Not to purchase a piano now—before we occupy our new building at 591 -593 Broad Street—means to miss the advantage of the CONCESSIONS that will be good until we move. These CONCESSIONS are in force until the day we vacate these warerooms: Pianos at $300 and over, $50 Redaction Pianos at $200 and over, $30 Redaction Pianos at $100 and over, $20 Reduction You can arrange easy terms of payment on any instrument you may like without paying interest. Our warerooms will be OPEN EVENINGS as long as we remain here. LAUTER CO. 657-659 BROAD ST. NEWARK Before Ions at 6#1-503 Broad Street New Jersey Official Who Will Attend Educational Session Calvin M. Kendall, State omiula.loner of Education._ HIBERNIANS READY TO CHAMPION FAITH (C'outlaued from First l’age.) present at the meeting also expressed their opinions regarding the state ments in question. The action of Mayor Brock In re fusing to allow to become public the contests of a letter sent by him to Kearny Council No.. 402. Knights of Columbus, of West Hudson, caused some talk iti Kearny today. The mayor had been asked by the Knights of Columbus to investigate the state ments made by the school board members. The letter from the mayor was read at a meeting last night of the Knights of Columbus. When Mr. Brock was asked whether or not he objected to having the contents made public, he said he did object and gave as this reason, "we do not want any more public discussion in the newspapers.” Mayor Brock's Opinion. It is understood Mayor Brock in his ■letter pointed out he thought nothing' was meant by the members who voiced their opinions. The Mayor also stated, it is said, that some of the elements attributed to members of the board were unfounded. Re garding the removal from office of any of the school board members, the Mayor is said to have written he did not believe he had such power, even if conditions justified such action. Although Irrelevant to the issue, the Mayor Is said to have referred in his letter to the fact that the Kearny Town Council is not prejudiced in carrying out its official duties, and the Mayor wrote further, it is said, he believed the school board conduct ed its business along similar lines. Knights of Columbus Act. That the answer of the Kearny executive was not a satisfactory one is shown by the fact that last night the Knights of Columbus appointed a committee consisting of Edward J. Gaffney. Thomas Halpin and John Fogarty, all of Kearny, to delve deeply into the matter and take what ever steps thought necessary. Several instances of official doings tending to show an existing prejudice were recited, and it was decided to leave nothing undone in endeavor to plac#the blame where it belongs. If necessary the committee will seek re course in the highest tribunal of the State. The first public statement to be made by a lay citizen of the town since the School Board meeting was given out last night by Fred A. Hart ley, a produce dealer arid a prominent member of Kearny Lodge No. 1050, B. P. O. Elks, of Kearny. The state ment follows: "Although I am a non-Cathollc, I believe it is my duty as a citizen and taxpayer to make a public protest against the statements of members of the Kearny Board of Education, who at a meeting a week ago de clared openly their preference for Protestant school teachers In our public schools. Wrong to Taxpayers. "The superintendent of our schools told these members he believed merit alone should count in appointing teachers. He also told them some of his best teachers are Catholics. If the ideas of these seemingly narrow minded members were carried out, would our town not be deprived of the services of these teachers, and can these men by any stretch of imagination believe this would be a square deal to the taxpayers of the town? "Mr. Alexander, a member of the board, stated he believed the Bible should be taught in the schools. would like to know how it could con sistently be done. The public schools are not conducted for any one reli gion in particular, they are for the general public regardless of creed and the general public regardless of creed is called upon to maintain them. "When Mayor Brock appointed this board I am quite sure he believed the members capable of handling the school affairs. The action of the members in question, however, would lead one to believe he made a mis take. I believe our town would be better oft if the offending commis sioners were removed. “What we want is men who will manage our schools in a broad-mind ed and sensible manner.” NEWAHKKHS IN I.OCAL THEATHE Edward E. Jameson, Robert E. Mofnper, Percy Smith and Casper Zarnes, who comprise the Brighton Male Quartet, appearing at a local playhouse this week, are residents of this city. Since they started on the road they have made rapid strides in favor of the theatre-going public. NAME DELEGATES TOTNENAGDEMEET Jersey Educator Among Those Recommended to Secretary of State. WASHINGTON, May 28—Secretary Lane today recommended to Secre tary Bryan the appointment of Amer ican delegates to the international conference on education at The Hague next September. Congress will make no appropria tion to pay expenses of the delegates but the following named, selected by Secretary Lane, have expressed will ingness to accept appointment on those conditions: Dr. David Starr Jordan, of Leland Stanford University, California; Dr. Charles H. Judd, director School of Education, University of Chicago; Calvin N. Kendall, State commis sioner of education, Trenton, N. J.; Randall J. Condon, superintendent of I schools, Cincinnati, 0.; David Jayne I Hill, former American ambassador to Germany; Mrs. Fannie Fern An drews, secretary of the American School Peace League, and special collaborator in the United States Bureau of Education, and Philander P. Claxton, commissioner of educa tion of the United States. MRS. HANNAH N. VINSON DIES AFtER LONG ILLNESS Hannah N. Vinson, mother of former Board of Works Commissioner Dr. Joseph S. Vinson, and widow of John H. Vinson, died at her home, 20 Pennington street, today in her 91st year. Her death resulted from old age. She had been in ill health for the past two years. Less than a month ago she complained consider ably and was kept in bed. She gradually sank lower, becoming weaker every day until the end came this morning, and she passed away peacefully. Mrs. Vinson was born in West Mil ford, but removed to Newark with her parents during her early youth and has since then made this city her home. In her earlier years she was an active member of the South Park Presbyterian Church. Three sons, Dr. Vinson, John H. Vinson, of Danbury, Conn., and Frank H. Vinson, of this city, and one daughter, Mrs. S. P. Lazarus, also of this city, survive her. The funeral services will be held on Sat urday afternoon at 2 from her late home. Dr. Lyman W. Allen, pastor of the South Park Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Interment will be^in the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. S P MUST GIVE UP C. P., ATTORNEY=GENERAL SAYS WASHINGTON, May 28.—Attor ney-General McReynolds has decided to contend that the Southern Pacific must give up the Central Pacific In the pending dissolution of the Union Pacific merger, and will bring a suit under the Sherman law to accom plish that end, If the dissolution plans fail to include It. Automatons to Fight Battles Is Latest Invention COPENHAGEN, May 28.—The dream of a Danish engineer named Aesen of seeing the next war waged by automatons in place of soldiers has developed Into the patenting of an Invention which. It is claimed, would revolutionize defensive tactics. Aesen’e contrivance is a cylinder which may be buried in the ground for years in the same fashion as submarine mines are placed in harbors doing no damage until they are fired. The cylinder is operated by electricity from a station four or five miles distant. When a button iB pressed the cylinder Jumps two feet from the gronnd and fires 400 shots hori zontally, the shots being effective at a range of 3,000 yards. Aesen asserts that crops might be grown over the automatons in Itime of peace and thus they would be so well hidden that the enemy would not know their position until they started firing. — ..-*V - -W - M— rr -- ... M i. - ft ( , COLONEL SOBER, MANY FRIENDS ON STAND, SAY (Continued from Flrq£ Pace.) O'Laughlln was .asked on cross-ex amination. "I am not,” ha answered. Became Assistant state Secretary. O'Laughlln said Colonel Roosevelt had appointed him assistant secre tary of state, and he had gone on a mission to Japan for the Roosevelt administration. He said he went to Japan the same year that Colonel Roosevelt ordered the Atlantic fleet to the Pacific. "Now, you mention that Colonel Roosevelt sent the fleet to the Pa cific.' Was that a measure taken be cause of the relations between this country and Japan? Was it to pre vent war?” “Well, yes, it was perfectly evident that Japan would not go to war with this country if if was apparent that this country was more powerful. It was one of the measures taken by Colonel Roosevelt to prevent war. It was a measure of peace.” One reference was brought out in O’Laughlln’s testimony to the inci dent of Colonel Roosevelt’s visit to Rome with regard to the pope. O'Laughlln explained he had been acting as the colonel’s secretary a^er the colonel left Egypt for the tour of the continental capitals and he communicated ■ with Ambassador Leishman at Rome to arrange for the reception of Colonel Roosevelt by the king of Italy and the pope. "You wrote to Ambassador Leish man to arrange for Mr. Roosevelt’s reception by the king and the pope, was that your purpose?” "Yes, It was to arrange those re ceptions.” This I.lne Is Dropped. Here objection was entered by ■Colonel Roosevelt’s attorney on the ground that this line of questioning was immaterial. “I regret that this subject* came up,".said the court. “I suggest that it stop where it is." The inquiry along this line accord ingly was dropped. "I will ask you if in 1912 and for some time prior if there was not a general report among newspaper men that Colonel Roosevelt drank to ex cess?” asked Attorney Belden. O’Laughlin, shaking his finger at the lawyer, replied: “There was not a reputable correspondent in Wash ington but who thought the report was silly; too absurd to be regarded or repeated.” Counsel on both sides were on their feet with regard to this reply, and the Jury was excluded. Attorney f’ound said he found the answer "embarrassing.” and Belden explained that he proposed to show what other newspapers had to say on this subject. 1 The answer was stricken out by ( order of the court. The law-yers the* : suggested, In the absence of the jury, i that the legal question of the admis- I sibility of testimony touching on I "general” reports that Colonel Roose- i velt uses liquor to exeess be settled. I Attorney Belden stated it was the) intention of the defense to ask future ] witnesses in an attempt to-prove the ! contention of the defense "that there j was in existence a general report \ amounting to a general reputation j that Coolnel Roosevelt does use' liquors and sometimes to exeess; that 1 these reports were published In news papers and that Colonel Roosevelt . read these reports and this charge i had never been contradicted by him; that the defendant published the re port of tbe former President's reputed excessive use of intoxicants, believ ing it to be true and without any: malice.” Mr. Belden maintained that such testimony was required to show good faith, and the absence of malice in the publication of the defendant's 'editorial. It could not be, in the presence of widespread comment by the pubjlc and in important newspa pers, stated the lawyer, that Mr. Roosevelt had been greatly damaged by 'the repetition of charges of in toxication in a remote weekly with a circulation of about 3,000 copies. “We propose to show,” continued the lawyer, "that such charges as were made by the Iron Ore were by no means conrfned tp this region. The plaintiff during 1912 was the most . talked of man In the United State*, , and we expect to introduce testimony ! to show that adverse comment as to i his habits were made in many other | parts of the country. This point j bears strongly In showing the ab I sence of malice on the part of the , defendant." “In the declaration to this suit the plaintiff not only Included the ques tion of his use or non-use of liquors, but algo that of his general reputa tion," said Mr. Belden. The\attorney read from the decla ration, quoting that Colonel Roose velt "had never been suspected of drinking alcoholic liquors to excess.” On this basts, he said the defense would claim the right to bring out testimony on Colonel Roosevelt’s rep utation In various parts of the coun try. The ■ court asked Mr. Belden whether the defense would combat the position of the plaintiff that mal ice in the publication of the article was a basis for damages. Mr. Belden answered proof of malice undoubtedly would increase the basis for damage, and the defense would combat the at titude of the plaintiff. Wanted to Sue for *50,000. Attorney Pound rose here and said: “At first I wanted to sue for $50,000, but Colonel Roosevelt insisted' that the amount asked for should be nom inal. He did not want to be vindic tive, but wanted merely damages for the publication of a falsehood.” It was stated by Mr. Belden that the pecuniary damages in this case under the law might be any sum from six cents to $60,000, regardless of the amount asked in the suit. Whether the alleged libel was true or not, ' Mr. Belden argued, the de fendant believed the article to be true and did not publish it out of malice. s Attorney W. H. Van Benschaten, for Colonel Roosevelt, said he would not oppose the attitude of the defense that the admission of so-called hear say evidence, bearing upon the col onel's reputation as to liquor, was merely to mitigate damages. He contended, however, that such evidence should not be admitted un less it had first been proved that the defendant knew of the reports before he published the article and believed them to be true and based his arti cle on them, believing them to be true. under tne position oi mo unn»o, argued Mr. Van Benschoten, “a man may be as pure as St. Paul and his reputation may be ruined in a mo ment by a lot of gossip-mongers. The two points attempted by the defense are incompatible. You cannot miti gate and deny at the same time.” Various libel suit decisions were cited by Attorney Pound. In one case a man .merely had said "he stole my horse.” Another case was that of a woman who sued for libel be cause an editor had said she stole a pocketbook which she found on the street. • “The defense has said this case Is unprecedented!” shouted Mr. Pound. "It is true that there haB been a re vulsion on the part of presidents to come into' efourt, but I can cite you a recent case where the *King of Eng land prosecuted a newspaper for charging him with being a bigamist in marrying before he married the present queen. Would it have been a defense for the editor to come into court and say, ‘Oh, I only knew what I heard and I publish what I hear?"’ ALLEGES ALE WAS NO GOOD, SUES FOR $500 BOSTON, May ?8.—A glass of ale was an exhibit in the trial of the suit of Mrs. Catherine N. Smith against George B. Hugo & Co. for J500 damages, before Judge Parmen ter. Mrs. Smith said she bought two bottles of the ale February 18. “I took two swallows and immediately I felt a burning sensation in my throat, a smothering sensation,” said the witness. ‘‘The ale smelt when I got it into my mouth like kerosene apd something else.” WILSON SILENT ON" 6=YEAR TERM FOR PRESIDENTS WASHINGTON, ' May 38.—Repre sentative Britten, of Illinois, today sought President Wilson’s views «on his measures to provide a six-year single term for the President * and vice-president, the abolition of nom inating conventions, the choice of the President and vice-president by pres idential preference primaries and di rect elections, without the use of electors. Mr. Britten said on leaving the White House that the President fa vored the abolition of national con ventions for nominating purposes, but thought them necessary to draft party platforms, and declared that Mr. Wilson approved presidential primaries and direct election which would shorten the ballot. On the slx year proposition Mr. Britten said the President refrained from comment. The Greatest Family — Medicine — is the pure, strength and .health-giving tonic-stimulant, Duffy’s Pure Malt Whiskey This wonderful medicine, which has brought relief and health to so many, thousands of sufferers for over 52 years, ts of a standard of purity higher than is required by the U. S. Pharmacopoeia. It derives its health and j strength giving qualities from the best grains grown, all thoroughly distilled into medicinal form and carefully bottled and sealed. A bottle of Duffy’s .should be kept in the medicine closet as first aid for relieving and preventing coughs and colds from running Into serious throat and lung trou bles. «»Be sure you get Duffy's— It’u reliable.” , Sold In sealed hot tie* by null druggist-. gro cars and dealers at 81.00 a bottle. IH Piffi Bill WMrtu U, Uclwrtw, H Y. ; I PLAYGROUND BOYS IN MEMORIAL DAY PARADE It is exppcted that upwards of 2,000 boys from the various city play grounds and public baths will take part in the Memorial Day parade on Friday. In view of the fact that this will practically be the first public demonstration of the organization perfected by the present playground administration their showing will be ■watched with Interest. An elaborate program has been prepared by J. Leonard Mason, sec retary to the Playgrounds Commis sion, which, if carried into effect, will make the playgrounds representation one of the striking features'"of this year’s procession. Besides the boys who will march, each of the play grounds will be represented by floats representing scenes during the Civil War period. The subjects of the various floats will be: Oliver street, "The Signal Corps;” Canal street, "The Blue and the Gray;" Lafayette street, "Lin coln;” Newton street, “General Phil Kearny;” Prince street, “The Arrival of the Newsboy.” All of the boys will gather at their respective grounds and marcH with their instructors to Centre street and Park place, where the fifth division of the parade, of which they will form a part, will form. . ARREStT FORSETTING FIRE TO TIMBERLA.ND | From a Staff Correspondent.1 TRENTON, N. J., May 28.—That the State forestry department will vigorously prosecute the cases of Richard and Henry Oeltzenbruns and Ernest Warner, all of Atlantic coun ty, charged with setting a fire that swept the woods about Pleasantvllle, burning an area of nearly 3,000 acres, was evidenced today when warrants were taken and the three placed under arrest. State Fire Warden Charles P. Wilber preferred the charges under the criminal law rather than the forestry law, because of the circumstances of the fires. The three were taken before a justice of the peace at Egg Harbor City and held. postmasterTnmcted FOR SOLICITING FUNDS MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 28.—Lee W. Dutro, postmaster at Memphis for today by the Federal grand jury on the charge of soliciting campaign funds in 1910. WIEN MISS! SOCIETY MEETS Semi-Annual Convention Takes Place at Park M. E. Church, of Bloomfield. Tfie semi-annual meeting of the Woman’s Foreign Missionary So ciety was held today at the Park Methodist Episcopal Church of Bloomfield. The morning session was opened with a devotional service which was lead by Mrs. Addison W. Hayes. The Rev. J. O. Winner, D. D., pas tor of the church, extended a few words of greeting. Mrs. Robert M. Sanger, the dis trlct treasurer, reported that the re ceipts for the year were $75.35; the expenses $61.04, leaving a balance of $14.31. Mrs. Berryman McCoy and Mrs. F. H. Darter were appointed a com mittee on ‘'Resolutions." Those who were elected delegates to the branch annual meeting were Mrs. McCoy and Mrs. Abraham Van Tassel, and Mrs. Darter and Mrs. J. H. Warren alternates. The meet ing will be held in the New York Avenue Methodist Church of Brook lyn, Ocotober 14, 15 and 17. Miss Burnettle P. Colt read the re port of the superintendent' of young people’s work, which was to have been given by Miss Pearl Matter. Miss Colt, who lathe district secre tary, gave a short summary of her work. Mrs. H. D. Coit, superintendent of the children’s work, gave a short talk, which was followed by a report by Mrs. J. Coykendall, who has charge of the mutes, telling the amount collected from the different branches during the year. In the address made by Mrs. J. H. Knowles on "Personal Responsibility Toward the Movement," she said that If the women would enter into the work with more zeal and devote more time more would be gained. "The in dividual responsibility can be gained,” said Mrs. Knowles, ^ "by reading and being able to understand all'literature.” Mrs. Edward S. Perry, of East Or ange, gave a short talk on the work of the young people, and Miss Edith Fredericks spoke on the literature that must be distributed more freely in order that the auxiliary may be more successful. Dr. Rachel R. Benn, from North China, gave an address in the after noon session, and Mis Adele Cham berlain* talked of Camp Wesleyan. Mrs. Knowles led the devotional service. YOUNG BRIDE ENDS IR LIFE TAKING GAS (Continued from First Page.) sixteen years. When their engage ment was announced, the girl began worrying over her lack of knowledge in caring for a home. In order that she might become accustomed to such duties, the prospective husband fur nished the apartments in which she died several weeks before the mar riage occurred and she busied herself about the place during the day with her husband’s relatives. This, however, failed to accomplish the desired effect and she developed a serious attack 6f melancholia, and after three days of married life in their home Dr. William H. Hicks, of 273 Clinton avenue, was called in and pron unced the young woman's ill ness as being serious and advised that she be relived of her household duties. Mr. Grobman prevailed upon his motfier-in-law to move to Newark so that her daughter might live with her family and a careful watch kept over her, for fear that she might end her life. Accordingly the Farber family moved to 103 Avon avenue, where the young bride made her home. But, for the last few weeks all her talk con cerned suicide. She declared ■ to her husband that she could not live and often deplored the fact that druggists would not sell her poison. On several occasions she asked her husband how long It would take gas to kill her. Her last threat was made to him Sun day, when she said that she was go ing to ride to the end of some trolley car line and go into the woods an<J starve herself to death. Monday afternoon she went to the Hunderton street house and there met Mrs. B. W. Plager, another ten ane, and after begging Mrs. Plager to let her do something, in the way of housework for her, she started to enter her apartment. When Mrs. Plager tried to go in with her, she prevented her by force. Finally when she realised Mrs. Plager's de termination not to leave her alone, she abandoned the idea for the time being. Yesterday afternoon she bade her mother good-bye and said that she waas going to visit her husband’s sis ter, but it is believed that Bhe was aware the# Mrs. Plager would be out. She Immediately went to her apart ment. Going to the bath-room she endeavored to close all crevices and turned on the gas. She then lay down on the floor fully dressed. When Michael Gottnick, who has an apartment in the same building returned home, he detected the odor of gas escaping from the Grobman apartment and when he gained en trance to the place he found Mrs. Grobman lying on the bath-room floor, dead. Thinking that there might be a chance to save her he summoned Dr. Alfred Stahl, of 665 Bergen street, but when he arrived he pronounced the young woman dead. Mr. Grobman, who is employed as a designer by Allsop Brothers, Jew elry manufacturers, is distracted with grief, Philosophical Phelix rWf doetvT?ol\<th\ \ Uf^vJGVX *T I I ^ \Am£N \ l ■ ■ i ■■ mi H H ■ i I Rain thl« afternoon and probably tonight; Thursday fair and slightly warmer; brisk east to north winds, becoming westerly Thursday. ^ 4 LEWIS IS FLOOR MANAGER AND SENATOR KERN’S AIDE WASHINGTON, May 28.—Senator James Hamilton Lewis, of Illinois, was today elected Democratic floor manager and assistant to Majority Leader Kern by the Senate Demo- , cratic cbucub. Senator Lewis's position is a new one to the Senate, and corresponds to the whip in/ the House. The caucus adopted a resolution urging all Democratic senators to re main in Washington, and went on " record as opposed to any long trips to Europe, such as several senators had planned, until the tariff bill has been disposed of. The caucus also named a committee to confer with a committee from the House and mem bers of the National Democratioy Committee regarding rcotgarilration the congressional campaign commit tee. Senators Gore, Chamberlain, 1 Shively, Newlands and Thomas were named. YOUTH HELD IN $1,000 BAIL ON A BRACE OF CHARGES On charges of assault and battery and breaking, entering and larceny Harry Schwind, 20 years old, of 30 Bremen street, was held in $1,000 bail by Judge Hahn in the Third Precinct Court today to await the action of the grand jruy. Isaac Rosenthal, of 143 Hamburg place, was the complainant in the assault case, and William Balbach, of , 56 Barbara street, made the charges of breaking, entering and stealtnfe. It developed that Rosenthal's son had entered a complaint against Schwind for assault a few days ago and he was to appear tomorrow. Thinking that the elder Rosenthal had caused the summons to be sent him, it is alleged, Schwind, with a "gang," set upon him and discolored both eyes and otherwise injured him. The other complaint was for the theft of cigars, cigarettes and candy. MARRIAGE OF DIVORCED PERSONS IN YEAR VALID SPRINGFIELD, 111., May 28.—The House judiciary committee reported favorably today a bill t validating all marriages contracted by divorced persons within one year from the time of divorce. The law prohibiting marriage of di vorced persons within one year after the granting of a divorce was passed in 1905. From that time until 1913 considerable confusion resulted over , the question whether marriages out side the State within the year were J valid. Recently the Supreme' Court ' has held such marriages are void. REAL ESTATE FOR SALE. , Sen Jersey. FOR A LIMITED TIME 50 fruit Trees 50 Chickens t-OR— Furniture for Bungalow This •Burfgalow and /»<*■* Little Farm of good ILL JW productive soil with city improvements.... T Small Amount Down. / $10 Monthly. J' A Wide Variety of Other Houses to Select from on the Property. Terms Like Rent. Near the prosperous and fast-growing / manufacturihg communities of Newark C and Elizabeth, where land Is rapidly in- fl creasing in value. On main line of Penn. g . R. R. t Write, Call or Phone for Free Rail road Tickets to Inspect Same. v Dally Excursion Leaves Our Office 10:30 A. M. and 3 P. M.; Sunday, 1 P. M. Kline Realty Company Dept N. S. 25 Church Street, N. Y. Special Inducements to Purchasers of One Acre or More Without Cottage.. TAX NOTICE! Tou are hereby required to return the total . value of your personal property as held on I the twentieth day of May to the Board of < Assessment and Revision of Taxes, at their \ office, in the City Hall, on or before the thirtieth day of June next, and In no case will any abatement be made for indebted ness or for property which msy be claimed to be exempt from taxation unless the law If strictly complied with. Board of Assessment and Revision of Taxes. ■Tr*HN L. CARROLL. President. REAL ESTATE AT AUCTION. REAI. ESTATE AT AUCTION. J. ROMAINE BROWN CO. 105 West Fortieth Street, New York City --Will have representatives at the Morris Park Auction Sale Authorized by the State of New York Banking Department On May 31st and Succeeding Days Bids executed for purchasers who cannot attend the sale. Correspondence invited. '