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WEIGH EVERYTHING,
' WALDRON ADVISES
State Sealer Says Purchasers
Will Then Be Assured of
Full Quantity.
, f Special to the Newark Star.l
* TRENTON, Jfeb. 7.—The most lm
portant recommendation in the an
/'nual report of State Superintendent
of Weights and Measures William L.
Waldron is that all household sup
plies should be sold and bought by
weight. Mr. Waldron arrives at this
recommendation following hun re s
of cases in which housewives and
others have been swindled by un
scruplous dealers during the P s
year in purchasing food supplies by
measure.
\ Superintendent Waldron also recom
"mends that the new law standard
izing the size of baskets be made
even stronger by Incorporating pen
alties for violations of Its Pr0''lBi°!ls'
which it now lacks. The Parent
State taw regulating the weight t
loaves of bread, the report shows. W
Ineffective. The present law create
a difficult problem because of the
probability of leading to an
if the price of a loaf of bread, and
Mr. Waldron has made no efforts to
j enforce It. .
Against standardising Bread Bright.
On this point the report says:
"The strongest objection advanced
against legislation fixing the weight
of loaves of bread Is that doing so
would result In the substitution of
quantity for quality, which *■
thing we wish to avoid. Reliable
bakers contend that if the loaves of
bread they bake must weigh a ee
tain weight they will have o add
more flour when bak.ng. T fstheir
result in raisin* the nr ce of their
output. We have no ^^e^o enact
n law which would result jn r®-^ln.R
the price of an article like bread.
This has resulted in our plans being
ylted temporarily.”
However, Mr. Waldron says he will
continue the investigation, and It data
gathered warrants the ,nt™?“cttl°?
of a bill to regulate the weight of
loaves one will be introduced
Speaking of his recommendation
that household supplies should be
bought and sold by weight, Mr.
TV"The0npfanyais practicable and has
much to commend It. Most mer
chants in New Jersey would be will
in* to adopt the plan at once. in
fact, in several localities it is already
.■ip operation and working to the sat
isfaction of merchant and customer
"We are firmly convinced it would
he a splendid arrangement for this
State, and we are watchlng the plan
in operation in a nearby State. It has
only been adopted a few months, but
It is giving satisfaction. As soon “
we have observed how some few de
tails are worked out We Intend to
bring the matter to the attention of
<< the Legislature and ak for the enact
ment of a law. We are not in posi
tion to do this at this time, but we
hope to have all the details of the
plan worked out satisfactorily be
fore the end of this year. Such a
law. if enacted, would do away with
the confusion now existing. It would
place conditions on a very satisfac
tory basis for all concerned, and It Is
to be hoped a law will be enacted.
After commenting upon the fact
that the building public hasbeen pro
tected by the work of thlPState de
partment. Mr. Waldron continues:
League a Tower of Strength.
"The work Is taken seriously bv
merchants and consumers; indeed,
the housewives have helped consider
ably In bringing this state of affairs
about. The thousands of housewives
enrolled in the Housewives’ League
of New Jersey have been a tower of
strength on more than one occasion.
The league members have given
whole-hearted support and have
plaved a prominent part in the suc
cess attending weights and measures
work."
The report shows that 294,999 weights
Bnd measures were tested during the
year and 133.374 were condemned as
not up to standard requirements and
confiscated. Fines amounting to S0.
*►(117 73 were collected bv the depart
t Ihent for violations of the weights
' and measures law. The crusade
ngn Inst short-weight coal dealers,
Mr. Waldron reports, has been effec
tive.
Charles Volkman, Noted for
His Art Pottery, Is Dead
l
1 NEW BRUNSWICK, Feh. 7.—
Charles Volkmar, one of the best
known art potters in America, died of
pneumonia yesterday at his home near
Metuclien. He was the son of the
late Charles Volkmar. of Baltimore, ;
h well-known portrait painter, and j
himself studied painting in the studio j
of the great French landscapist Har- j
pignies.
- He was one of the first artists in I
America to paint under glaze upon I
tiles, and his vases, jugs and bowls ]
In soft toned glazes, manufactured In
the pottery at Metuchen. brought him j
fame and were featured in all the
exhibitions of arts and crafts in the!
country. He was a member of the |
Salmagundi, National Arts Club. !
Architectural L»eague and was the!
las" surviving member of the Char
coal Club.
Donovan, Sued for Divorce, ;
Declares New-Found Luxury !
Turned Girl-Bride’s Head!
PATERSON, Feb. 6. — Matthew
Donovan, furniture dealer, has made
a sweeping denial of all the charges
Included in the divorce papers filed in
Trenton by his wife, Kittle Donovan.
Mr. Donovan has retained counsel,
and states that he will fight the suit
brought against him by his twenty
year-old wife. His statement in part
reads:
"In justice to myself, my family
and the public, I cannot ignore the |
libelous charges contained in my
wife's suit. The complaint is a tissue
of .falsehoods all the way through. j
"Mrs. Donovan was an office girl, i
working for a Bmall salary for an
obscure doctor when I married her.
She worked hard and lived in humble
surroundings. When she married the
sudden advent into the use of plenty
of money, automobiles and a fine
residence in a fashionable locatfon
turned her head.
"After our return to Paterson from
Europe she spent all her afternoons
in theatres and moving-picture
houses. I was anxious for her to bring
her friends to the house, but she
never did. I even went to the expense
of furnishing a new homev for her,
but she would not live with me in it.
"I deny absolutely every striking
her."
FATHER OF NINE IS
HELD FOR CRUELTY
Passaic Man Arrested After Po
lice Find His Son Chained
to Bed.
PASSAIC, Feb. 7.—With his face
cut and swollen and with a heavy
chain and padlock dangling from his
right wrist, ntne-year-old Ernest
Kurzan was brought to the police sta
tion here yesterday by Constable
Wallsich, who said he had found the
child chained to a bed In the Kurzan
home at 74T Second street, when he
was drawn there with others by the
sound of screams coming from within.
The screams had come from the boy
and from his fourteen-year-old sis
ter Florence, whom the constable
found backed against the wall, while
hiv father, holding her there with
one hand, was beating her In the face
with his fist. Huddled In a corner
of the room were the seven other
children, too scared to Interfere.
The little boy said it was one of his
father's tricks to come home drunk
and beat the first of his children to
cross his path.
The father Is locked up on a cruel
ty charge; the little boy Is In the
General Hospital, and neighbors have
taken in the other children. Kurzan
is a widower.
Bergoff, of Bankruptcy
Fame, Arrested in New York
NEW YORK, Feb. 7.—Julius Berg
off, against whom bankruptcy pro
ceedings are still pending in the
courts of Jersey City, was arrested
here yesterday together with Patrick
J. Healey, formerly president of the
Healey Sewer Construction Company,
of HI Park row, and arraigned before
Judge W. H. Wadhams In the Court
of General Sesslofts on a charge of
forgery in the third degree. They
were admitted to $5,000 bail each.
The complaint-hgalnst the two men
states that after Frank Whalen, a
notary public of the same Park row
address, had been Induced to sign a
number of shares in the Healey Con
! structlon Company, they borrowed
1 $5,000 on 102 of these certificates In
I Jersey City. The stock, It Is said, had
been Issued without the consent of
I the board, of directors of the com
| pany, of which Whalen was not the
j secretary. 1
Farmer Given Verdict of
$7,000 for Wife’s Love
NEW BRUNSWICK, Feb. 7.—A
jury ifi the Circuit Court here last
night awarded $7,000 to Ten Eyck
Conover, farmer, living near Mata
v/an, who sued Ernest L. Phelps,
head of the Phelps School of Design,
New York, for alleged alienation of
Mrs. Conover’s affections. She is at
present housekeeper for Mr. Phelps.
• Testifying for the defense, Mrs.
! Conover told of her husband’s alleged
violent temper and said this was one
of the reasons she left him. On one
I occasion, she said, Mr. Conover be
! came incensed at Etta Walling, ten
j years old. who^had been bound out
! io him, and tied the child to a rafter
i in the attic by her thumbs, so that
j her feet did not touch the floor.
Observe Golden Wedding
I ELIZABETH, Feb. 7.—Mr. and Mrs.
I R. W. Brown, of 14 Delaware street, i
I gave a dinner this afternoon in cele- j
I bration of the fifty-fifth anniversary'
j of their marriage.
Mr. and Mrs. Brown were married
j in Philadelphia by Rev. Mr. McCon
nell, pastor of the First Methodist
Church.
“Mealtime Joys”
can only be experienced when the
appetite is keen—when the digestion
is normal—when the liver and bowels
are working regularly.
If this does not describe your
present condition, you should try
HOSTETTEP’S
Stomach Bitters
for a few days. It will restore the appetite,!
assist digestion and prevent any after-eating
distress. It is for such ills as
POOR APPETITE INDIGESTION
SOUR STOMACH CONSTIPATION
HEARTBURN BILIOUSNESS
DYSPEPSIA COLDS GRIPPE
OONT EXPERIMENT--INSIST ON HOSTETTER S
OF “BOOMER
Floral Tributes Pour In—Turn-;
ulty to Represent President
at Funeral.
(Special to the Newark Stor.J
PASSAIC. Feb. 7.—A steady stream
of friends of the late Representative
Robert Gunn Bremnefr passed to and
from his home at 158 Hamilton ave
nue today, to^yiew the body as it lay
in a little corner room amid scores
of floral tributes.
The widow of the heroic congress
man, in response to the public's re
quest, decided to allow all to gaze
upon the face today, tomorrow and
Monday before the funeral services
at 2 o’clock. The hours between 2
this afternoon and 9 this evening
were set aside for the general public,
though no objection was made to
those who came earlier today.
A special hour, between 2 and 3 to
morrow afternoon, has been set aside
for the employees of the Passaic
Daily Herald to pay their tributes.
..Mrs. Bremner declined yesterday to
permit arrangements for a military
funeral. The Spanish war veterans,
however, will attend in a body. The
funeral services will be conducted by
! Rev. Dr. L. B. Plummer, of Spring
field, Mass. Rev. Thomas J. Kernan,
of St. Nicholas’s Catholic Church, a
great friend of Bremner, whom the
latter hsked to have at his funeral,
will be present. The burial will be in
Laurel Grove Cemetery at Paterson.
Tumulty to Represent President.
Joseph P. Tumulty, private secre
tary to President Wilson, will attend
in his chief's stead, according to an
announcement made at the White
House last night. Speaker Clark, of
the House of Representatives, has ap
pointed a delegation to represent the
House at the funeral. The delega
tion consists of the entire New Jersey
delegation, composed of Congressmen
William J. Browning, J. Thompson
Baker, Thomas J. Scully, Allan B.
Walsh, William E. Tuttle. Jr.. Eugene
F. Klnkead, Walter J. McCoy. Ed
ward W. Townsend, John J. Eagan.
James A. Hamill. and Congressmen
Ben Johnson, of Kentucky; William
A. Ashbrook. of Ohio; Henry George,
jr„ of New York; Solomon F. Poron
ty, of Iowa; Simeon D. FeSB,-nT Ohio;
Abraham L. Kiester, of Pennsylvania:
Robert F. Broussard, of Louisiana;
Samuel Wallin, of New York; Samuel
E. Winslow, of Massachusetts.
Last evening the list of the hon
orary pallbearers w-as completed and
the following Intimate friends of Mr.
Bremner will act in this capacity;
Former Senator John Hlnchliffe, A.
D. Sullivan. Frederick J. Buckley,
Hugh C. Lendrlm. Maior John Nolan,
former Congressman Henry C. Allen,
Anton L. Paterson and Frank Kil
gour. It was one of “Bob's" last re
quests that some of the friends who
are near and dear to him act as pall
bearers. and, in fact, he named sev
eral himself and requested Mrs. Brem
ner to fill out the list.
The employees of the Herald, who
will carrv the casket, are: William
Rtgg. William Post. James C. Sig
ler. Jacob Freeswick. George Rig*.
Charles W. Delaney. William Theurer
and Michael Dwyer.
Societies Will Fartleipstr.
While a sp^ial effort is being made
to have the funeral services on Mon
day as simple as possible, the mem
bers of the various organizations 1n
Passaic, of which Mr. Bremner was
a member, have practically insisted
upon participating and showing their
esteem by attending in a body. Meet
ings were held last night by the
General A. S. Burt, Camp. Spanish
Amerlcan War Veterans, and by the
Passaic Lodge, No, 542. Loyal Order
of Moose, to make arrangements to
attend the funeral. The Clan McLean,
No. 133. O. S. C„ will meet tonight to
take similar action.
In compliance with the wish of Mrs.
Bremner, there will be no military
ceremonies at the graveside, but the
Spanish-American war veterans be
longing to the A. S. Burt Camp will
attend In a body. They have decided
to march In the cortege from the
house to the city limits, but other
than this will take no part in the
ceremony. The veterans will meet at
1; 45 o'clock Monday afternoon for the
purpose of attending the funeral.
When the members of the Moose
Lodge found that the funeral was to
be a public one and that the lodges,
would be permitted to go to the house
In a body, the members unanimously
decided to attend, and will have a
large delegation at the exercises.
"Bob" was an honorary life member
of this order. The following commit
tee has been appointed to arrange for
the turnout at the funeral: Max Ep
stein. chairman; William B. Waech
ter, Richard Cogan. John Fatham and
E. A. Johnson. The members will
meet at headouarters at 1:30 o'clock
on Monday afternoon for the purpose
of going to the residence In a body.
The Herald's Future.
It is generally understood that
Leith S. Bremner, brother of the
deceased congressman, will assume
charge of the Passaic Herald. At
least it was "Bob's" wish that Leith
should take up this work where he
had left off, and the request will be
carried out. Leith Bremner Is an ex
ceptionally bright voung lawyer, full
of energy and bearing a marked re
semblance to "Bob” not only In ap
pearance. but In cheerfulness of dis
position. He will manage the plant
for Mrs. Bremner, and it -Is confi
dently believed that Just as his
brother did he will "make good.
Chamber of Commerce Plans
to Have Metropolitan Opera
Stars Appear in Newark
If the tentative plans of the Cham
ber of Commerce materialize, New
ark will have an opportunity of hear
ing the stars of the Metropolitan
Opera Company in a three days’ mu
slcale in the armory here. A meeting
of the comnattee has been called for
Monday night, when definite arrange
ments will be made.
According to George A. Kuhn, sec
retary of the committee of arrange
ments, it is planned to have Mme.
Schumann-Helnk, Recardo Martin
who has starred in "La Bohme, and
Frieda Hempel. Negotiations are
under way to secure Herbert With
erspoon and Pasquale Amato, both of
the Metropolitan Opera Company.
Henry 8. Altai, president of the
Chamber of Commerce, will also in
vite the United Singers to partici
pate. No definite date has been set,
but it Is contemplated to hold the
affair in May.
Visit Self-Master Colony
[Special to Ihe Newark Star.l
ELIZABETH, Feb. 7.—The senior
class, with Professor Edwin L. Earp,
of the Drew Theological Seminary,
of Madison, who are making a study
of advanced uplift work, visited the
Self-Master colony, at Union, near
here, to study the methods and art
and craft industries which have
proven so successful at the colony.
Finds His Wife a Suicide
HADDONFIELD, Feb. 7.—Her mind
impaired by recent Ill-health, Mrs.
Benjamin F. Smith, thirty-two years
old, shot herself In the right tomple
yesterday. Her husband found the
body.
II
Dreadnought New York, Which
Will Be Completed Shortly
The Dreadnought New York Is now i When finished the New York will
nearing completion at the Brooklyn be the pride of the U. 8. navy and
Navy Yard. * the largest-battleship in the world.
$700,000 IS PAID
FOR A RAPHAEL
"Small Cowper Madonna”
Bought by P. B. Widener
Sets Record Price.
NEW YORK. Feb. 7.—The purchase
by P. A. B. Widener, of Philadelphia,
of the "Small Cowper Madonna," by
Raphael, the most valuable picture
ever brought to this country, an
nounced today, for a sum said to be
in excess of $700,000, creates a record
price for a single art transaction in
in this country. The previous record
was Mr. Wldener’s purchase of "The
Mill,” by Rembrandt, for $500,000.
Other paintings which have been
bought by art collectors here at high
prices are:
"Portrait of the Duke of Olivares."
by Velasquez, purchased by Mrs.
Collis P. Huntington for $400,000;
"Portrait of S?lf. Wife and Child,”
by Frans Hals, purchased by Duveen
Brothers for $400,000; "St. Roch," by
Rubens, purchased by Andrew Carne
gie for $300,000; "Portrait of the Hon.
Anne E. Duncorabe,” by Galnes
borough, purchased by A. C. Frick
for $«00,000.
The "Small Cowper Madonna,” also
known as the "Panshanger Raphael."
only recently arrived in this country
from England, where it was pur
chased last November by Duveen
Brothers for $500,000. The picture was
first offered to the National Gallery
in London, but funds were not avail
able for its purchase. The press of
England at the time protested
against the loss of the famous Ma
donna.
The "Panshanger Raphael was
painted about 1505, when the artist
was twenty-two years old. The pic
ture, which is on a panel twenty
four inches in height and seventeen
inches wide, was originally acquired
by George Nassau, third Earl Cow
per, when he was British minister at
Florence in 1780
The picture, which Moreli, the lead
ing authority on Raphael, describes
as "the loveliest of all Raphael’s
Madonnas.” belongs to the master’s
early Florentine period. The execu
tion is easy and graceful and the
drawing of the hands, especially
those of the Virgin, is of an elegance
seldom seen in other works of Ra
phael.
The color is beautiful. The Ma
donna is seen seated on a stone seat
near a bank overlooking an open
landscape. She holds the naked
Child in her left arm. She is dressed
in red. with a blue mantle lined with
green loosely thrown around her
waist and over her knees.
The background is a beautiful fea
ture of the picture. It shows on the
left a winding river flowing between
wooded banks to the hills. To the
right is seen, with its dome and cam
panile. the Church of San Bernardino,
near Vrbtno, standing in bright sun
shine under an almost cloudless sky
of exquisite graduating blue.
Mutual B. & L. Directors
Make Up $1,500 Deposited
in Roseville Trust Co.
The directors of the Mutual Protec
tive Building and Loan Association,
which had $1,600 in the wrecked
Roseville Trust Company, have made,
up the loss among themselves, paying ,
the building and loan and taking
an assignment of the association’s ac- j
count with the trust company.
The Mutual Protective Building and i
Loan Association was organized about
a year ago. The action of the twelve
directors in personally assuming j
whatever loss may be sustained by;
the bank failure means that the as- ’
sociation will not be affected In the
least.
The directors are Fred W. Tidey,
Mathias Ludlow, Enos H. Harrison,
Frederic S. Jones, Paul H. Brangs,
Samuel F. Bentley, James F Bentley,
estate of Frank Hunt. William S.
MacDougall, Sylvester Hill, Harry J.
Stevens and C. Clifford Brangs. A
new series of stock will be opened at
554 North Fifth street February 16.
Mrs. Elizabeth H. Goldsmith
I Special to the Newark Slar.J
LONG BRANCH, Feb. 7.—Funeral
services for Mrs. Elizabeth H. Gold
smith, eighty-three years old. who
died Thursday, will be held from her
late residence at 138 Union avenue,
this place, at 3 o’clock tomorrow aft- j
ernoon. Mrs. Goldsmith is survived
by three daughters, Mrs. Bena L.
Stein, Mrs. Pauline May Wert and
Miss Marie L. Goldsmith and two
sons, Alexander and Harry O. Gold- !
smith.
$21,140 Raised for Hospital
PATERSON, Feb. 7.—At the close
of the first day of the ten-day cam
paign to raise $100,000 for the Pater
son General Hospital it was an
nounced last night that the total sub
scriptions amounted to $21,140. The
largest contributors were Mrs. Gar
ret A. Hobart, widow of Vice-Presi
dent Hobart; the Weidmann Silk
Dyeing Company and Peter Quacken
bush, each of whom gave $5,000.
r .. ' ~•
_I
Commissioner to Take Testi
mony in Wife's Divorce Action
Against Former Newarker.
NEW YORK, Feb. 7.—In an effort
to learn the identity of the woman
referred to by Mrs. Mabel Ward in
her action for divorce against Leslie
P. Ward, son of the late Dr. Leslie
D. Ward, vice-president of the Pru
dential Insurance Company, of New
ark, N. J., Justice Bijur, of the Su
preme Court signed an order yes
terday for the appointment of a
commission to take testimony of sev
cral persons in England, where Mr.
Ward is now living.
| At the time the action was filed in
November, 1913, Mrs. Ward accused
her husband, who has lived in Europe
for several years, of offenses at the
j Savoy Hotel. London; in a lodge oc
| eupied by Mr. Ward just outside of
| London, and at the Princess Hotel,
Brighton, England, where he is al
leged to have introduced the uniden
i tified co-respondent as his wife,
j Mrs. Ward asserts that Anne M.
Danz, book-keeper at the Savoy
Hotel, London; Thomas Clarkson,
who was coachman for Mr. Ward at
Barline Lodge, "Waybrldge. England;
Thomas Walton, of Walton-on
Thames. Mr. Ward’s business man
ager, and Frederick W. Astel, clerk of
Guild Hall Chambers, London, and
others are able to tell of Mr. Ward’s
conduct with the woman. There is
a list of interrogations accompanying
the application for the appointment
of the commission and a photograph
of Mr. Ward to enable the witnesses
to identify him.
Mrs. Ward married Mr. Ward in
1898 after an elopement from the
Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, In this city,
and lived with him only a few years.
Since then Mr. Ward has lived in
Europe.
Mr. Ward inherited from his father,
who died in London in 1910, the
largest part of $4,0<K»,000, the other
share, going to the daughter of his
brother. By the will Mr. Ward was
to receive only $10,000 a year until
he was fifty years old, when he was
to have four-fifths of his share of the
estate and the privilege of bestowing
the other one-fifth as he saw fit on
his death. It is understood that Mr.
Ward will contest his wife’s action.
Output of Jersey Light
and Power Stations Jumps
388 Per Cent, in Ten Y^ars
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7.—Prelimi
nary figures of the forthcoming quin
quennial report on the central electric
light and power stations of the State
of New Jersey have been given out by
Director W. J. Harris, of the bureau
of the census, department of com
merce. They were prepared under the
supervision of W. M. Steuart, chief
statistician for manufacture.
The statistics relate to the years
ending December 31 for 1912 and 1907.
and June 30 for 1902, and cover both
commercial and municipal electric
plants. They do not Include electric
plants operated by mining companies,
factories, hotels, etc., which consume
the current generated, those operated
by the Federal government and State
institutions, or plants that were idle
or in course of construction.
The flgtsres for New Jersey show
general gains for the decade 1902-1912.
The output of stations amounted to
3S3.S91.504 kilowatt hours in 1912 as
compared with 78,739,456 in 1902, or an
increase of 388 per cent. The esti
mated number of arc lamps wired for
service was 22,585 in 1912 as compared
with 15,685 in 1902, or an increase of
44 per cent., but ail other varieties
of lamps increased from 646,762 in 1902
to 2,961,343 in 1912, or 368 per cent.
Establish Girl’s Identity
WHITE PLAINS, N. Y., Feb. 7 —A i
girl who mysteriously appeared here
Tuesday night, and whose case puz
zled the local hospital authorities
and police, was identified yesterday
£is Victoria Helman, of 21S3 Amster
dam Jivenue, New York city. The
identification was made by Salvatore
Scarpati, of the firm of Moecrini &
Scarpati, manufacturers and import
ers. of 12 East Thirteenth street. The
girl was employed by Mr. Scarpati
lor several months.
Fireman Dismissed
PATERSON. Feb. 7. — Fireman
Joseph Hughes, driver of Second Bat
talion Chief Nolan's gig, was last
night dismissed front the Are depart
ment by the Board of Fire and Po
lice Commissioners. The charge was
that while he was on his day off he
was guilty of conduct unbecoming a
gentleman.
Fast Time for Latest "Zeppelin
POTSDAM. Germany, Feb. 7.—The
latest military Zeppelin airship at
tained an average speed of sixty-five
miles an hour on her eight hours'
trial trip from Friedrichshaven to
day.
JERREYMAN TO FARM 11,000 ACKER
TRENTON, Feb. 7.—Charles N. Ma
guire left Trenton today to operate
his 17-000-acre farm in Texas. He has
conducted a farm successfully In
Ewing and will take up this big prop
osition near Fort Worth.
HELD IN ABEYANCE
No Approval from Utility Board
Until North Jersey Lines
File Agreement.
[Special to the Newark Rtar.J
TRENTON, Feb. 7.—A preliminary
report on the application for merger
and consolidation of the New Jersey
Shore Line Railroad Company and
the New Jersey Junction Railroad
Company was made by the Board of
Public Utility Commissioners today.
The commission suggests the com
panies file the agreement with the
secretary of state, in accordance with
the general railroad act, before it
approves the merger.
The Jersey Shore Line railroad runs
through West New York to the Ber
gen county line and connects over
intervening tracks of the New York
and Fort Lee railroad with the New
Jersey Junction railroad. The latter
company runs a belt line serving Jer
sey City.
Owned by N. V. C. and H. R. R.
The outstanding stock of the New
Jersey Shore Line Railroad Company
is $31,000, and is all held by the New
Jersey Junction Railroad Company.
The first named road has no out
standing bonds. The outstanding j
stock of the New Jersey Junction
Railroad Company is $100,000. all held
by the New York Central and Hudson
River Railroad Company. Its out
standing bonded indebtedness i* $1.^
700,000, secured under mortgage for
$4,000,000. The New Jersey Junction
Railroad Company was authorized by
the Legislature of 1886 to be leased to
the Newr York Central and Hudson
River Railroad Company.
Surrender Entire Stock.
Under the proposed consolidation it
is contemplated to surrender to the
consolidated company the $31,000 of
stock of the New Jersey Shore Line
Company, all of which is now owned
by the New Jersey Junction Railroad
Company. The outstanding stock of
the latter, $100,000, is to be converted
into capital stock, share for share, at
par of the consolidated company. The
consolidated company will take the
name, “New' Jersey Junction Railroad
Company,” and its capital stock will
be $100,000.
The commission, before consenting
to the merger, requests to know of
w-hat the property of the New Jersey
Shore Line railroad consists, and what
constitutes its annual income and
outgo. The commission also suggests
that the leases of the West Shore rail
road to the New York Central be fur
nished to it and that a copy of the
lease of the New' Jersey Junction
Railroad Company to the New York
.Central and Hudson River Railroad
Company be also furnished the com
mission before approval is granted to
the companies to consolidate^
FOOD FISH TRUST :
(Continued from Fleet Pn*e.>
had paid tUe net fishermen the pres
ent price that they receive from the
fish trust. Surely some Item in the
saving line under the present finan
cial condition of the State.
Possibilities la Seenrias Fertiliser.
I The Star's attention has also been
| called by a prominent member of the
State Grange to the question of fer
tilizer. "Would it not be possible for
the State to secure from the pound
net fisheries all of the worthless fish
that Is caught and thrown away, and
to convert It into fertilizer?" Is asked.
This writer claims that thousands
of tons of such fish as shark, dog
fish, skates and numerous other
species are caught annually and
thrown on the beadh to rot or thrown
back into the sea dead.
The point Is very well taken, and
if the State uf New Jersey does not
do it Uncle Sam will. One of the
bills mentioned in the article of yes
terday, known as H. R. 7774, is to
have a hearing before the committee
on interstate and foreign commerce
i't Washington on February 18, and
that bill was drafted by Congress
man J. Charles Llnthlcum. of Mary
land, to meet that very situation.
Federal Plane.
Congressman Linthicum proposes
through this bill, should It become a
law, to establish rendering plants at
several different points along the
coast where the fish offal can be sent.
A bounty would be paid to the fisher
men for the uneatable fish they catch.
By this means he intends to protect
the food fish by destroying their nat
ural enemies, as well as to turn the
refuse and uneatable fish into fer
tilizer. the revenue received from the
latter to pay the coBt of plant opera
tion.
Desires New Jersey to Act.
This is the ,very thing that the
grange member desires the State of
New Jersey to do, as the output could
be sold direct to the farmers of the
State, cutting the cost fully one
half. Another feature to be consid
ered Is that the owners of cold stor
age plants find it necessary in the
spring to throw away hundreds of
tons of fish that has been In the
plants all through the winter, and
must be turned out In order to pro
vide room for the fresh supply that
comes up the coast in March.
Great Waste Would Be Stopped.
Year after year the newspapers in
the coast counties have told of the
fish that is thrown out of these stor
age plants. Were the State to con
trol the fisheries this waste would
not be waste, as It could be rendered
into fertilizer or the fish could be
forced Into the market to keep the
high cost of this commodity down,
Instead of letting it become a weapon
whereby the prices can be manipu
lated for the benefit of the fish trust.
The Star has stated its position to
the farmer and invites him to have a
delegation go to Washington to' urge
the passage of both of Congressman
Linthicum's bills. Should the State
take charge of the fisheries at any
time there would be no Interference
on the part of the federal govern
ment because of the State's pre
eminence in the matter. Such people
as the members of the State Grange
have a decided Influence in such
matters of importance, and the ex
pense to them would be borne by a
great many were they to send a dele
gation to Washington, whereas the
cost is almost prohibitive where the
individual stands alone.
New Jersey is not the only Statu
that has an Interest In this most im
portant matter, and The Star has been
Informed through a representative
at Washington that many speakers
have asked to be heard at the two
hearings which will occupy the
greater parr of two days—February
18, at 10:30 a. m., and February 19,
at 10:30 a. m.. the former In the room
of the committee on interstate and
foreign commerce, on the House gal
lery-floor, east side of the capltol, and
the latter bill, that for federal con
trol of all migratory fish. H. R. 7776,
before the committee on merchant
and marine fisheries. In room 379,
House office building
Witness in Poll Fraud Trial
May Be Indicted for Perjury
Imperial to the Newark Mor. |
MAYS LANDING, Feb. 7.—Acting!
according to a charge by Judge Clar- j
ence J. Cole the grand jury will make
an investigation In the near future I
of the circumstances surrounding the j
alleged loss of memory of Herbert |
Day, whose testimony, or lack of it.
wap instrumental in the acquittal
last week of Commissioner Harry '
Bacharach, of Atlantic City. Bacha- ;
rach was on trial, charged with a
conspiracy to buy votes, and It was <
largely on Day's testimony that the.
State hoped to convict him. At the
trial, however. Day claimed that his \
mind was a blank as far as election
day was concerned, as on that day he
had been struck by a falling ladder
and remembered nothing.
In his charge to the grand jury
yesterday Judge Cole instructed
them to return an indictment for
perjury against Day If it was found
that he had not been telling the truth \
He mentioned to them the fact that
two years ago Day gave testimony in
detail in the same court in the trial,
of Thomas McDevttt and George
Amole, who were Indicted on a sirni- .
lar charge. It Is probable that the
jury will present the Day case to the
court at their next meeting.
PARENTS SIRE
Demand Pupils Be Allowed to
Use Front Door, Even
When It Is Muddy.

PATERSON, Feb. 7.—Residents of
West Park, a village just outside the
city, are much worked up over a
strike of parents started by Justice
of the Peace Morris Kammelhof to
compel Supervising Principal D. A.
Walton, of the West Park Public
School, to permit pupils to use the
front instead of the side entrance to
the school. The strike orders as In
formally promulgated by the justice
call for the keeping away of children
from classrooms until Mr, Walton
gives in, with or without a tip from
the Board of Education.
The school stands in the centre of
a plot containing twenty-two city
lota. The path leading to the side
door is through a field and is un
paved. On rainy days such as today
it is very muddy. The main .approach
to the school and the front steps,
however, are all that can be expected
of a most up-to-date school building.
Mr. Walton recently told the pupils
(there are between 125 and 150 of
them) that they were not to enter the
building by the front entrance be
cause they track in mud. Many of
the children told of the order when
they went home.
Jubtiee Makes Protest.
Justice Kammelhof said that he
could see no valid reason why his boy
and girl should be obliged to "traipse
through the mud" with a dry front
approach to the school already in
commission and decided that he, for
one, wouldn’t permit it.
The Justice went to the school with
his children via the front walk yes
terday, but was barred at the front
door, so he took the children home
again.
His Supporters Follow Him.
Constable Amos Glass clicked his
heels together and followed with his
three grandchidren. Then came Mrs.
Margaret O’Dell with one child.
Justice Kammelhof declared today
that at least twenty-five children
ambled In his wake from the front
entrance and didn’t enter by the
muddy path leading to the side door.
But Principal Walton said that the
justice’s figures weren’t accurate, as
only five children Joined in the
"strike."
"Justice Kammelhof's action is fa
tal to discipline in the school,* he
said.
"There isn’t any sense in keeping
the front entrance for teachers and
visitors only,” the Justice said.
The Board of Education met last
night, but took no action in regard
to the supervising principal’s orders.
Meanwhile both sides are waiting
until Monday for developments.
Pankhurst Triumverate
Split as Sylvia Abdicates
LONDON, Feb. T.—A split In the
militant suffrage forces, announced
yesterday, divides the Pankhurst fam
ily itself. Miss Sylvia Pankhurst, who
has been heading the movement in
East London, haB broken away from
the parent organization, known as
the Women's Social and Political
Union, and has fotmed an independ
ent body, which has been named the
East London Federation of Suf
fragettes.
This move has been expected for
some time owing to long-standing
differences between the "W. S. P. U."
headquarters and Sylvia, who had a
habit of conducting her militant cam
paigns without consulting the others.
Farmer Sues Aviator
BRIDGETON, Feb. 7.—A novel caste
cam* up In the County Court here
when a suit for damages of $200
against Aviator George A. Gray was
taken up before Judge Tuller.
The suit was brought by James Mc
Coy, of Vineland, who asserted he
had suffered damage to that amount
when Mr. Gray used his field on the
Malaga road in order to make his as
censions at Millville’s park. The
trampling of the crowds, he says,
ruined his crops.
Col. Crimes to Resign
JERSEY CITY, Feb. 7.—Colonel
John Grimes, for the past thirty
years warden of the Hudson county
penitentiary, will resign his position
at the meeting of the Board of Free
holders to be held February 11. It Is
understood that he will at once be
succeeded by former Sheriff James
Kelly. The position pays S!.(VK1 a
year and maintenance. Colonel
Grimes retires on half pay. He also
receives a pension from Uncle Sam
for services rendered during the civil
war.
ADMITS GIRLS ARE
BEATEN IN HOME
Trustee of State Institution
Testifies of Whippings in
Dark Cells.
TRENTON. Feb. 7.-The revelations
made at last evening's session of the
Fielder commission named to probe
the State Home for Girl* la likely to
have their elTect at this afternoon's
nesting of the board of trunteea. The
absolute abolition of whipping girls
by fixed rule will probably be instated
upon and there may be ciaahea along
other line**.
state Comptroller Edwards's office
has been asked to help throw light on
the mix-up over the appropriations
and the claim that the appropriations
have been exceeded.
JERSEY CITY, Feh. 7-That
Mi’s. Elizabeth Mansell, the matron
of the State Home for Girls
at Trenton ought to resign: that the
appropriations's account of the insti
tution is being exceeded; that girls
have been whipped with a strap
though the State policy is against
corporal punishment; that girl* are
sometimes turned out of the home
without funds, and that girls who are
paroled and sent into private fami
lies as servants are often not paid by
the families the $10 a month compen
sation which the girls are supposed to
get from the private families, were
a few of the allegations made at last
evening's sensational hearing in the
Commercial Trust building, this city,
before State Charities CommtsaieMB’
Byers, former Senator Robert Will,
lams, of Paterson, and Lawyer Al
bert I. Drayton, of Englewood, who
were appointed by Governor Fielder
to assist Commissioner Byers in prob
ing the State Home for Girls.
Some of the other statements made
were to the efrect that the girls are
not even taught to read and write
during the years they are in the
home, and that in some Instances
girls at the age of twenty-one have
been let out of the home without
knowing their A, B, Cs. It was fur
ther stated that the per capita c- st
at the State Home for Girls is higher
than it is in nearly all the other
girls' reformatory ‘ostttutiona in this
section of the loutrry. Hudson
i county has its quota of wayward
girls in the home.
The probe of the institution was
asked for by four of the trustees of
the home, who frankly state that
1 they have found it impossible to get
along with the five members oon
! stituting the majority of the board.
The trustees who asked for the in
vestigation are Miss Harriet Spin
ning, of Orange; Miss Sarah P. Con
over, of Princeton: Herbert M. Bailey,
of Hackensack, and Theodore Gott
beh. of Newark. These are all ap
pointees of Governor Wllaon. They
without pay.
The other trustees are James Baker,
of Jersey City; Robert M. Anderson,
of Princeton; David Kenney, at
Plainfield; Mrs. Howard Warren
Crosby, of Princeton, and Mr*.
Howell Stull, of Trenton.
Commissioner Byers brought out
the fact that there has been no whip
ping of girls since last fall, and that
the method of punishing refractory
girls at the, home now is to wash out
the mouth with soap and water.
State Charities Commissioner Byers
thought that the new scheme of
washing the naughty girl’s mouth
with soap and water could hardly be
j criticised, because some method of
I punishment was required in emer
gencies and the mouth-washing pun
j ishment seemed much less offensive
| than the use of a strap.
Wife Seeks Physician and
Two Children, Long Gone
[Special te the Newark Star.)
WEST HOBOKEN. Feb. 7—Mrg.
Freda Lelly Lermy, formerly of this
place, now working as a nurse in the
Metropolitan Hospital, New York,
has appealed to the police to And her
husband, Dr. Courtenay Lermy, who
disappeared from his home. In Pa!l
Iftde avenue, this place, together with
their two children, Ethellnd and Yo
llnde. Mrs. Lermy says that hsr hus
band and their children disappeared
last September while she was working
on a case In Sea Gate.
Mrs. Lermy saye that she took up
the profession of trained nurse las*
May to help out the family Income
Dr Lermy then moved to a Aat In
Palisade avenue, and when she went
there In September she was told tha*
he had moved from there two davs
previously. No trace has been found
of him or the two children since then
Dr. Lermy had his degree of M D. in
both France and Germany, hut did
not practise medicine. He worke-.i
as a photographer and sometimes a
an interpreter. He was able to spea't
thirteen languages.
Newark Academy Alumni
"Smoker” to Be Held Tonight
The Newark Academy Alumni wil
hold their annual smoker In the
academy "gym” tonight.
The committee In charge announces
that a larger number of tickets bav*
already been disposed of than anv
previous year.
"Big Bill” Edwards, former Judge
Robert Carey, of Jersey City, anf
Professor Robert McNutt McElroy.
of Princeton, are going to do the
talking stunts. Besides the “gym*
and wrestling teams will share ip
the entertainment.
Plenty of good fellowship as well as
eats and drinks will be a feature of
the evening.
Tonight will be a ‘'big” night for
Mr Farrand’s younger and older boy*
and a large attendance Is anticipated.
Louis Beck Discharged
JERSEY CITY, Feb. 7 —Louis Beck,
former teacher of languages In s
Brooklyn synagogue, who was ar
rested on suspicion last Tuesday when
he dropped his suit case containing
religious books from a Pennsylvania
ferryboat into the Hudson river, was
discharged yesterday.
^nrr^USHtEM873 ||
Supervised By the
United States Government
The North Ward National Bank is under the direct
supervision of the United States Government, and is re
quired to render detailed reports of its financial condi
tion. This is a protection to all its depositors. Accounts
subject to check are cordially invited.
CAPITAL STOCK, *200.000.00
SURPLUS AND PROFITS, *354,174.49

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