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DECIDE FOR Hi Elfeabeth Boy Has Two Courses to Claim Prpperty Left by Newarker. An Interesting contest over a " 'll was heard today before Vice-Chancel lor Howell, when the court was asked to decide for an Infant heir which course the latter should take In act ing upon a conditional legacy. Several years ago Mrs. Marie S. Kleb died here and left a will giving speeiflo legacies to tho Kleb heirs. She also made the condition that, in accepting her legacy, the heirs should sign a document relinquishing any right which they might have ae aulred In tho estate of her dead hus band. under any will he might have left. Before receiving a legacy. John | Daniel Kleb. one of the heirs, died. He left an Infant son. John Kleb, who is now about fourteen years old and resides with an aunt in Eliza beth. It is the disposition of his property that is being argued. The present action is brought by Ernest F. Keer und Mrs. Sophie Marx, executors of Mrs. Klcb's will. They petition tho court to elect for the infant, whether lie will sign tho release and accept the $2,000 legacy, or choose to retain any Interest the infant might have in the cstuto. of the later Poter Kleb. Tho executors pointed out that the other heirs had all signed the release and accepted their legacies. It, would he for the best Interest of the Elizabeth boy to do the same, they argue, because his equity In tho estate of Peter Kleb amounts to little or nothing. Members of the firm of I,um. Tam blyn A Colyer, representing the In fant. held that they had the right to attack the legality of tho original will of Peter Kleb as it was not valid. The executors claim that even If this document Is not valid it should be upheld as a trust or contract. It was brought out that the will of Peter Kleb. who died here four years ago, resulted in n suit between the widow, Mrs. Kleb, and the Kleb heirs. This suit resulted in a court deci sion to the effect that the Peter Kleb will was invalid and that the title of the property at 842 Broad street, now occupied by Achtel-Stever's res taurant. was In the possession of Mrs. Kleb by virtue of an antl-nuptlal agreement. It Is claimed by those representing the Elizabeth heir that tho validity of the will as a contract was not passed upon by the Court of Errors and Appea Is when the decision in favor of Mrs. Kleb was made. Vice--Chancellor Howell announced that ho would allow counsel for both sides to submit briefs on the right to attack the legality of the original wiTPas a contract. Names Committee to Consider Site Offered for New Museum Former Governor Franklin Murphy, president of tho Newark Museum As sociation. today appointed the special committee to consider the offer of a museum site by Dr. J. Ackerman Coles. . , Tho members of the special com mittee are: Librarian John Cotton Dana Dr. Archibald Mercer. James F Hicbie. William B. Kinney and Alfred L. Dennis. Chairman Dana has not vet decided upon the date for tho meeting or the committee. He will announce the meeting date prob ably early next week. Old Frame Building, Rich in History,. I to Be Torn Down as a Public Menace Suit of Louis Schlesinger Against Mrs. Eloise W. Mackie ' Non*Suited by Judge Adams Mrs. Eloise Wright Mackie, of 509 Mt. Prosoect avenue, wife of Major Arthur Mackie and daughter of the late General Nelson Wright, was de fendant In an action tried toduy be fore Judge Adams and a jury in the j Circuit Court. The case was brought by Louis i Schlesinger, real estate broker, to recover the sum of $1,800 commissions for leasing the store at -14 Market street for a terra of nine years for a i total rent of $57,000, and which prop- 1 ertv Is owned by Mrs. Mackie. At the close of the plaintiff’s case, a non-suit was asked for by Mathew J. Ready, of Helm & Ready, counsel for the defendant, on the ground that the Plaintiff had failed to show thaj. he was ever authorized by the de fendant to lease the store. Leo Stein, representing Air. Schlesinger, opposed tlto granting of a non-suit, but Judge Adams decided that the plaintiff had failed to make out his case and granted the motion. Police Hear of Several Minor House Robberies Several minor robberies were re ported to the police of the Fourth precinct today. Isadore Cohen re ported that a delivery wagon belong ing to the Mercer Milling Company, together with a team of horses, was removed from stables at 36 Mercer street. He suspects a man who was formerly in his employ, e The homes of Harry Hirth, at 28 Brientnall place, and of Eugene Young, of 40 Brientnall place, were entered last night and small amounts of jewelry were removed. Michael Curdo, of 212 Academy street, was robbed of $2 by thieves who entered his home through a rear window. Historic House in Caldwell to Be Destroyed as Menace Deemed a constant menace to the community because of its age and un inhabitable condition, a large frame building in Bloomfield avenue, ('aid well, which has long been a landmark as the late President Cleveland's birthplace, is doomed to destruction. The building, which is said to he more than a century and a quarter old, is to be torn down. Interesting history clings to the old house, which was erected as a par sonage by the congregation of the Presbyterian Church of "Horseneck." Later the upper part of the building was used as a sanctuary. In later years the structure passed to the sis ters of Mount St, Dominic Academy and was made a convent and board ing school after the original convent at Essex Fells had been destroyed by fire. Since that time the structure has been used as a hotel, a part of the Newark City Home, an athletic club, a boarding house, for business offices, an office for the Coldwell borough col lector of taxes and at present a por tion of the house is used as the office of Building Inspector Lynn G. Lock ward. EDITOR RECOVERS AT HOSPITAL Paul V, Flynn, editor o£ the New Jersey Trade Review, who was con fined at St. Michael's Hospital, re turned to his home, 9 Myrtle avenue, last night. Mr. Flynn was suffering from kidney trouble, and although still somewhat weak, is on a fair road to recovery. MAIL WAOtiON HIT BV TROLLEY Mail Wagon No. 5 was partly wrecked early today by a Roseville car running east on Orange street at Essex. The left shaft was broken and the horse thrown, but the driver escaped unhurt. Angelo in City Hospital, Mother Gets His Pants for Use of Another Son The following note was presented at the t’Hy Hospital yesterday uftor noon by a woman who was unable to speak English: “City Hospital, dear sir, kindly give my mother Angelo’s pants, as same Is needed in use, and oblige. (Signed) “HARRY BROWN." Ruling that tne pants of Angelo, who is now a patient in'the City Hos pital, and has no use for such things, were, an economic waste in their present state of non-use, the hospital authorities surrendered them. Women Hikers Admit They Will Lose Wager Mrs. Richard (5. Tunison, of 251 Meeker avenue, with her sister. Mis* Helen Ordway, are going to lose the $200 wagered by their father that they could not complete a hike from New York to Peekskill and back in a week. He had taunted them with being "mollycoddles." They started today from Peekskill on their return trip, but they ac knowledged they could not reach New York by tomorrow evening. COBB PROPERTY SOLI) Frank H. Sommer, as special mas ter. and Mathew J. Ready, as coun sel. yesterday sold the Reuben W. Cobb estate property located at Rose land at Public' auction. The property was sold under partition proceedings and was appraised at $15,000 before Herbert W. Knight, who heard the testimony in the Chancery proceed ings. The entire seven tracts of the estate brought a little over $12,000 cash, which was considered a good price. 189 ARRESTS IN i COPPER STRIKE Prisoners Taken to Jail in Spe-| cial Cars, Guarded by T roops. CALUMET, Mich., Oct. 24.—One hundred and eighty-nine arrests of striking copper miners were madei this morning by the militia in the J Copper City, Allouez, Mohawk district. The prisoners, who are charged with 1 violation of the injunction against picketing, were taken to Houghton in special cars, guarded by troops, and will be given a heuring late today be fore Circuit Judge O’Brien. One hun dred and twenty-tive of the arrests were made at Copper City and Al lottez and sixty-four at the Mohawk mine. The arrests followed the issuance bv Judge O'Brien of an order to Sheriff Cruse and his deputies to enforce the Injunction and employ what power! and assistance might be necessary to bring before, the court any persons found violating the injunction. The court's order was prompted by the general lawlessness of yesterduy. There are now 250 prisoners in the custody of the sheriff of Houghton county. No trouble was experienced by the troops in making the captures, I I Schneider, Genung and Kirch Merge Interests in Big Realty Company Confirmation of the merger of .Schneider & Genung with Schneider & Kirch, both real estate operating companies, was handed down today by the Public Utility Commission. The consolidated concerns will be known as tho Sehneider-Oenung-1 Kirch Company, with principal offices at 16 .lersey street. Tho corporation is capitalized at $100,000, with $75,000 paid in. The directors and heaviest stock holders are the officers of the con cern. Herman C. Schneider, a build ing contractor, of 514 South Four teenth street, is president; Edwin A. Kirch, of the Edwin A. Kirch & Co., furniture dealers, of 77 Market street, vice-president, and Walter C. Genung, of the Cook & Genung Company, sec retary-treasurer. Tho Schneider & Genung Company was organized in 1908, and two years later Mr. Schneider formed a similar company with Mr. Kirch. Early in September a consolidation of the two companies was proposed, and two weeks ago Mr. Genung appeared be fore the Public Utility Commission on a petition for the merger. The application was granted and the new corporation was formed and immediately began business under the merged title. The new corporation now controls a number of moving plcturo theatres and the sixteen-fam ily apartment house at South Orange avenuo and Hunterdon street. An other apartment house, to contain eight families, is under construction at 585 Warren street and another theatre is being erected at Ashland street and South Orange avenue. KLEIN ISSVKS DEBATE DEFT Morris A. Klein, Socialist candidate for alderman in the Fovirteenth ward, today asked his opponents, C. <>. Koss, Republican; John Fais, Demo crat, and Joseph Tanenbaum, Pro gressive, to debate with him the questions of unemployment and the high cost of living at a meeting Sun day afternoon at 385 Springfield ave nue. ( 11 - 1 I I ■ 1 Women’s Sweaters All-wool mannish weave, in colors maroon, oxford, tan and navy; rough neck, pearl buttons and pockets; all sizes; value 3.50. spe- 2.98 y Children’s Sweaters All wool heavy mannish stitch, made with shawl collar, trimmed with pearl buttons; two pockets; oxford, tan, car dinal, navy and maroon; sizes f ja 6 to 12 years; worth 1.98, J special . Children’s Corduroy Coats Of good quality corduroy; washes well; nicely made; box style; some have belts; sizes 2 to 4 years; worth T yO 3.50 and 3.98, special. Caps to match, special... . 49c Bonnets, special .—..98c White Petticoats A good selection of pat terns in lace and embroid ery; some with underlay, others in skeleton style; made of fine quality nain sook; all lengths; /a value 1.00, special QUQ at .v/ v Corset Covers Made of nainsook, pret tily trimmed with embroid ery and torchon lace, bead ing and ribbon; all sizes; value -39c, special . j OBITUARY Mrs. E. M. Waldron Buried from St. Michael’s Church Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret E. Waldron, wife of E. M, Waldron, the contractor, was held in St. Michael's Church today. A solemn high mass of requiem was celebrated by Rev. Justin Corcoran, iho assistant pastor. In the chancel were Rt. Rev. Bishop John J. O'Connor. Rt. Rev. Mon signor Isaac P. Whelan, Rev. Samuel B. Hedges, of St. Bridget’s; Rev. James J. Sheehan, of the Sacred Heart Church; Chancellor Charles A. Smith, of the Newark diocese; Rev. William B. Master son. of Caldwell, and other clergy men. Among the many friends of Mrs. Waldron who attended the services were former United States. Senator James Smith, jr., former State Sen ator Michael T. Barrett, James E. Bathgate. Michael T. Hong, chief of police; Captain Michael J, Ryan, of the First police precinct; Thomas J. Rowe, clerk of the market; Assess ment. Commissioner Dr. William Di mond. John P. Manning, assistant city attorney; Harry King, former Free holders John Scanlon. Martin J. Grif fin and John McNellin. Six nephews of Mrs. Waldron were the pall-bearers. Burial was in the Cemetery of the Holy Sepulchre. Mrs. Richardson’s Funeral Funeral arrangements have not as yet been made for Mrs. Jessie S. Richardson, widow of .Tumes Rich ardson. who died yesterday at the homo of her son, James B. Richard son, of 75 Monroe place, Bloomfield. Her death was due to a complication of diseases. She had suffered a lingering illness. Mrs. Richardson was born in Scotland sixty-seven years ago. She was a former resi dent of New York. Two daughters and three sons survive her. Her hus band was formerly an editor of the Scientific American. Christian Widman Will Be Buried Sunday Afternoon The funeral of Christian Widman, 73 years old, who died at his home, 40 Norfolk street, Wednesday after a lingering illness, will be held from that address Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment will be in Fair mount Cemetery. Death was du(; to complications. Dr. Widman was born in Wuertemburg, Germany, in 1838. He came to this city from there in 1870,0 engaging in the ' tailoring business. For the past twenty years he has been in the ice business with his son Louis. Mr. Widman was a brother of the late ex-Judge Widman, of this city. Besides his wife lie is survived by two sons and two daugh ters. • * Mrs. Mary Nannetta Marrer A high mass of requiem w s of fered in St. Peter’s Church today for Mary Nannetto Marrer, 83 years old, w'ho died at her home, 406 South Twelfth street, Tuesday. Interment was in Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. | She is survived by three daughters. Jose! Hofmann, Noted Pianist, Plays Famous Pieces at Wallace Hall • _ Josef Hofmann, at the zenith of his powers as a pianist, held enrapt a largo audience In Wallace Hall last night. His masterly interpretation of Chopin was the feature of the eve ning. Mr. Hofmann’s program last night was divided Into three rarts. HU first selection was Handel's variations In D minor, followed by Beethoven's Sonate Pathetique, and Schumann's Aufschwung, Warum and Elide vom Liede. The second part of the pro gram consisted of Liszt’s Sonata In B minor. The third portion was given over to Chopin’s compositions as fol lows: Polonaise Eqnlaisle, Valse, P minor; Nocturne, B major, and Pol onaise A flat major. Call Issued for Reports from All National Banks Washington, Oct. 24. — The comptroller of the currency today, issued a call for a statement of the condition of all national banks of the United States at the close of business on October 21. MARRIAGE IS ANNOUNCED Announcement has been made of the marriage of Miss Antoinette Car bona, daughter of Mrs. Amelia Cai bona, and Joseph He Paul, On Oc tober 19. Mr. and Mrs. De Paul will make their home in Irvington, I COME TO NEW JERSEY TO SAVE THE PARTY! Please Don’t Repudiate Us and Our Low TariU Law This Was the Bvirden oh William Jennings Bryan's Speech a>t Camden Last Night The Democrats behind James F. Fielder have grown frantic in their fear of Edward C. Stokes. They have not discussed the issues and have discovered that their ' campaign of mud-slinging is reacting against their candi i date. The despairing hope of the Same Old Gang is ! that the national administration may save them. k REPUBLICANS, GET TOGETHER! ==:PROGRES8IVE8-wr^ Hearken to the words of Dennis F. Collins, Treasurer of the Democratic State Committee: A vote for Colby is half a vote for us.” “US”—The Same Old Gang. A Vote for Edward C. Stokes is a Vote for Good Government and the New Republicanism Paid for by J. M. Middleton, Committee, Trenton, N. ,T.