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Lir ■■ ESTABLISHED 1832. NEWARK, N. J, THURSDAY, MARCH 5, 1914. —18 PAGES. WEATHER: PROBABLY RAIN OR SNOW FRIDAY.
RIGHT OR WRONG,
REVERSE TOLL ACT,
IS PLEA OF WILSON
“We Should Preserve Our
Reputation for Redeem •
* ing Obligations Without
Hestitation,” He Says.
PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS TO
CONGRESS IS HIS BRIEFEST
Declares Exempting American
Ships Is Mistaken Economic
WASHINGTON. March —Presi
dent Wilson personally appealed to
•"ongress. assembled in joint session
today, to sustain the national honor
of the United States in upholding
treaty obligations by repealing the
' | Panama tolls exemption against ]
which Great Britain protests. He
asked Congress to do that "in support
of the foreign policy of the adminis- j
fration,’ ’and added that an exemp- J
tion for American ships not only i
was “a mistaken economic policy.” j
but was in contravention of the Hay- I
Pauneefote treaty.
”1 shall not know how to deal with !
other matters of even greater dell
racy and nearer consequence if you
do not grant it to me in ungrudging
measure.’ said the President.
"The large thing to do is the only j
thing we can afford to do: a volun- '
tary withdrawal from a position
everywhere questioned and misunder
stood. We ought to reverse our
action without raising the question
whether we were right or wrong, and
so once more deserve our reputation
for generosity and the. redemption of
every obligation without quibble or
hesitation.”
President W ilson'* Address.
" President Wilson’s address, the
shortest he has yet delivered to
Congress—exactly 420 words—was as
follows:
"Gentlemen of the Congress:
"1 have come to you upon an errand ,
which cun be very brlelly performed, j
but I beg you will not measure its j
importance by the number of sen
tences in which I state it. No com
munication I have addressed to the
Congress carried with it grater or
more far-reaching implieat ons to the
interest of the country, and I come
how to speak upon a matter with re
, gat'd to which I am charged in a
peculiar degree, by the constitution
r Itself, with personal responsibility.
"I have come to ask for the repeal
that provision of the Panama
cunal act of August 24, 1912. which
exempts vessels engaged in the ce&sn.
wise trade ol' the United States from
payment of tolls, and to urge upon
vou the justice, the wisdom and the
large policy of such a repeal, .,
the utmost earnestness of which I
am capable.
“Mistaken Economic Policy."
"In my own Judgment very fully
considered and maturely formed, that
.VPsemptlon constitutes a m>stak®"
economic policy from every potato*
view, and is. moreover, in P)ain con
tra volition of the treaty with Great
Britain concerning the canal
eluded on November 18, 1901. But l
have riot come to you to urge my
PeT”aaveVcome to state to you a fact
end a situation Whatever may be
our own differences ol opinion con
.rrning this much-debated measure,
its meaning is not debated outside the
rnitofi States. Everywhere else the
language of the treaty is given but
I one interpretation and that interpre
$ t it ion precludes the exemption I am
asking you to repeal. We consented
to the treaty; its language we ac
cepted, if we did not originate it, and
we are too big. too powerful, too self
respecting a nation to interpret with
too strained or refined a reading of
words of our own promises just be
<Continued on I’ngo *■ Column «■)
judge mm
FOR ROSENBAUM
Hits Bankruptcy Specialists in.
Ruling—Furst May Quit
Case.
Judge Thomas o/ Haight, of the'
United States District Court, refused j
to appoint a receiver for Edwin J. j
Rosenbaum, a local real estate dealer.
„ At the same time he handed a severe
blow to bankruptcy specialists by
announcing he would not order a man
Into bankruptcy unless there is a
good reason for it.
Assemblyman Joseph B. Bloom, of
this city, will have to look for an
other attorney to represent him in
i he attempt to have Mr. Rosenbaum,
real estate dealer, adjudged a bank
rupt. This information was volun
teered today by Attorney George
Furst, who, in the absence of As
semblyman Bloom, endeavored to
have a receiver appointed for Mr.
Rosenbaum yesterday.
• I haven't had a chance to go into
this thing properly," explained Mr.
Furst, "and it may be that this is
not a case for a receiver. I was rep
resenting Mr. Bloom because he had
to be in Trenton to attend the ses
sion of the Legislature
Appeared for liloom.
• Assemblyman Bloom came tu me
and told me how it would be Impos
sible for him to attend the applica
tion tor a receiver before Judgo
Haight yesterday. He gave me a re
tainci Therefore, it was up to me
to do the best 1 could with the little
knowledge of the case I had.
‘*1 n'i a vounp man, and » don i pro
pose to get mixed up in a thing like
this if it isn't right. It may be that
Mr Bloom has more evidence than
lie has had a chance to impart, to me.
lit would only be fair to wait until
Vie-M Monday and give him a chance
to produce vh;s testimony if be
it."
Points in Wilson’s Plea
Against Exempting Tolls
M> ought to reverse our action
without raising the question whether!
we are right or wrong.
Exemption constitutes a mistaken ;
economic policy from every point of
view au<l is in plain contravention of
the treaty with tireat Britain
He are too self-respecting a nation
to interpret with too strained or re
fined u reading of words of our own
j promises.
The only thing we can a fiord to do
! is a voluntary withdrawal from a
position everywhere questioned and
misunderstood.
NEWARK ALL BUT
EFFECTS Of STORM
Cars Run on Schedule, Wire
Service Improves. Snow Dis
appears and Lights Are On.
Almost norms 1 conditions are re
stored in Newark today for the first
time since the storm. Trolley cars
again are running on schedule time,
although the Newark-Trenton line is
tied up badly. The army of men
working on th« streets, with the as
sistance of the sun, have removed a
greater part of the snow from main
thoroughfares. Telephone and tele
graph. lijies in the city also are being
repaired rapidly.
in the outlying districts little
progress has been,made. Telegraphic
communication with Trenton was
established late yesterday afternoon
for the first time since the storm.
A report received from Trenton in
the Public Service offices here last
night showed the poles are down for
miles and the tracks are hidden In
many places by drifts of snow. Pub
lic Service officials today said It will
be some time before the line will be
open again. Repair crews have been
sent out from Newark and Trenton In
sleighs to remove the poles strewn
along the tracks. Most of the dam
age done by the storm was in the
vicinity of Mllltoivn Junction and
Monmouth Junction, where in many
places the snow blocked railway and
trolle> set' ice tor miles.
TrniiiH It«iii on Schedule.
The passenger service on steam rail
ways into and through Newark again
isrunning on schedule time with few
exceptions. The Lackawanna Rail
road is running passenger trains on
time, but the freight service still
is crippled badly. This, according
to officials, is due to the great,
accumulation of snow and ice
in the railway yards, and also the
condition of the road further in State.
All freight to distant points is being
accepted at the local freight offices
subject to delay.
The Pennsylvania Railroad reported
today that its passenger trains are
running on time, but the freight still
is tied up at points between here and
Trenton, particularly near Monmouth
Junction, where serious snow drifts
occurred. Freight to all points, how
ever. is being accepted. There is no
delay in shipments between Newurk
and New York.
The Erie and Central Railroad of
New Jersey announced today that
both passenger and freight service
are being conducted on more or less
schedule time. Many men have been
employed in the railway yards, and
It is expected that before long normal
conditions will be restored. No great
delays have been reported, but ice in
switches has been a serious obstacle
to the working crews.
Due to the work of the Public Ser
vice's repair gangs, the electric light
ing conditions in the city are normal
again. Although the city was little
more than half lighted last night. It
is expected all commercial and resi
dential sections will be lighted by to
night. Considerable progress also has
been made in repairing the fire alarm
system. Patrols still are maintained
in outlying districts to report fires,
which have decreased in number. Of
ficials today said they expected the
entire system to be working again by
tonight. The situation of the fire
alarm system in West Orange still is
in a deplorable condition.
Suburban Town*- bark.
The suburban towns all have suf
fered severely from lack of electric
power. The Public Service today an
nounced that by tonight it w’as ex
pected that the greater part of these
circuits will be In working order. The
trolley service to the suburbs, how
ever. Is again running on schedule
time. Irvington and the upper part
of Belleville still have no electric cur
rent, but it is expected the greater
part of this will be restored today.
Under the direction of Charles M.
Shipman, general superintendent of
works, the city's principal streets
have been cleared of snow. Large
forces of men are employed today in
cleaning out gutters and catch basins
to prevent floods from the melting
snow. More than 700 men are engaged
in cleaning gutters, as it is feared the
warm weather will bring floods with
tbs melting snow.
It was learned today that in many
places in Warren and Essex counties
telegraph and telephone lines have
been destroyed. Game and domestic
fowl are said to have died by the
thousands in snow drifts.
English Newspaper Says U. S.
Fears Japanese Interference
LONDON. March 5.—The policj of
the United States toward Mexico oc
cupied a leudlng place in the editorial
columns of the English newspapers
again today.
The Evening Standard discovers “a
marked change in the whole trend of
American foreign policy. Instead of
"haughty isolation” based on the
strict letter of the Monroe doctrine,
the United States is now becoming
anxious to stand will with the Euro
pean powers. The government at
Washington is apprehensive lest it.
become involved in Intervention in
Mexico. Japan might seize the occa
sion to carry her ambitious designs
on the hillppinos and Hawaii into
effect and believes that Europe, if so
disposed, could laj an embargo on
Japanese ambitions,''
GRANTS MAIM
A NEW TRIAL IN
HOTEL RAID CASE
Supreme Court Upsets on Tech
nicality Conviction of Broad
Street Cafe Man.
FINDS JUDGE OSBORNE
ERRED IN HIS CHARGE
Second Instructions to Jury
Prove Undoing of Prose
cutor's Effort.
'i'lit* Supreme Court branch s' I’ren
lon last night handed down o deeis
ion granting a new trial to Georg*
E. Mausert. convicted last June for 1
maintaining a disorderly house at
the Hotel Broad, this city
The decision was written by Jus
tice Charles W. Parker, ft is con-1
eurred in by Chief Junius William
S. Gummere and Justice Buniuei Kal.
iscli.
Tl^f new trial is grained because
of an error on the pnvl of Judge
Harry V. Osborne. The error comes
from the fact that in an additional
churge given to the jury, after it had
retired. Judge Osborne in c1" ct or
dered that Ihe defendant be. ound
guilty.
In his regular charge to the jury
Judge Osborne defined the responsibil
ities of a hotel-keeper in regard to
the maintenance of order in his houle.
After the Jury had been out a short
lime the members, through the fore
man, Charles A. Keyler, of Bloomfield,
asked for additional instructions.
When the jury had tiled back into
the court-room Judge Osborne was
asked to define "the legal responsibili
ties of a hotel-keeper."
A discussion between the foreman
and Judge Osborne followed. The
point at issue was whether the hotel
keeper in the case on trial was
meant, or hotel-keepers in general.
Receiving n reply that the latter was
meant, Judge Osborne proceeded to
charge the jury further.
In substance he said that a hotel
keeper should personally have knowl
edge of conditions existing in his
hotel, it was u matter of fact, for the
jury to determine, he said, whether
conditions constituting a disorderly
house did exist in the Hotel Broad,
und that, finding they did exist, it*
must appear that the hotel proprietor"
knew of them.
In concluding the supplementary
charge Judge Osborne said: "It is not
to be expected that one’s eyes would
he closed to the obvious,” this evi
dently referring to the fact brought
out in 'he testtrr'pny during the trial
that conditions existing at the Hotel
Broad hod been called to tile atten
tion of Mausert by detectives while
they were in the hotel gaining evi
dence.
As soon as Judge Osborne had fin
ished the supplementary charge,
Frank E. Bradner, now city attorney,
then counsel for Mausert, took an ex
ception to the charge.
It is understood that in the decision
granting a new trial Justice Parker
deplores the fact that a trial of such
duration, and which from the evi
dence would seem to indicate that a
verdict of guilty was the proper one,
should be forced to be sent back for
retrial through an error of the trial
judge.
The Hotel Broads and Navarre
were the scenes of sensational raids
on Saturday night, April 26, last.
For three months prior to that time
private dotectlves, working under
orders of Prosecutor Wilbur A. Mott,
and later of Louis Hood, after be
succeeded to the office of prosecutor
eaerly in March last, had been at
work gaining evidenece against the
two places.
In the raid Mausert, proprietor of
the Broad, and Cornelius .1. Harring
ton, proprietor of the Navarre, to
gether with their clerks, head wait
er and bell boys, were arrested. A
number of other persons were also
arrested in the place.
On June 9 last Mausert was brought
to trial and eight, days later he was
found guilty. On June 24 last he was
sentenced to serve not less than one
or more than three years in the Tren
ton State prison, and also to pay a
fine of *1,000.
On the same day notice of an ap
peal to the Supreme Court was tiled,
this acting as a stay of the execution
of th esentence. On December 4 last
the briefs arguing for and against a
new trial were submitted by Mr.
Bradner, as counsel for Mausert, and
Prosecutor Hood for the State. The
case has until last night been pend
ing decision in the Supreme Court.
Mausert is now running a cafe and
restaurant, on Washington Heights.
New Yirk city.
Inject Serum of Poisonous
Jequirity to Save Student
NEW YORK, March 9.—A serum
made from the poisonous Jequirity
beans, one of which Samuel Dworkin,
a New York School of Pharmacy se
nior, chewed and swallowed on Tues
day, is being injected by his physi
cians in an effort to save the stu
dent's life. The serum was nrepared
by a wholesale drug house that man
ufactures an essence from the bean
for diseases of the eye.
Dworkin remains unconscious and
the poison seems to effect a paralysis
of portions of the spinal cord that
control the actions of the limbs and
brain.
The jequiritj bean is a native of
India, where for centuries it has been
used as a standard of weight. Be
cause of its intensely hard shell,
bright body and red tip, it also has
been used to form strings of beads
for personal adornment. If swrallowed
whole, it does no injury, the gastric,
juice not being powerful enough to
dissolve it. The poison becomes ef
fective when the bean is rnaslied or
crushed, as was done by Dworkin.
Mrs. Buffum Gets Stay
LITTLE VALLEY, N. Y„ March
5.—Patrick S. Collins, attorney for
Mrs. Cynthia Buffum. convicted of
the murder of her husband, and sen
tenced to die in the electric chair at
Auburn prison next month, today
tiled a notice of appeal, which auto
matically stays the execution.
Frost Hits Florida Crops
JACKSONVILLE, Fla., March 5.—
Reports from South Florida Indicate
that the vegetable crop was injured
from 50 to 75 per cent. by the recent
froses.
GENEROSITY? '
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WASHINGTON NOW
AWAITING END OF
Explains Lull in Situation Fol
lowing Murder of Benton
in Mexico.
WASHINGTON. March 0.- The ap
parent lull on the part of the part of
the United States in pursuing its in
quiry into the death of William S.
Henton, a Britsh subject and into the
mysterious disappearance of Gustav
Bauch, an American citizen, is only
temporary, according to those well
informed on the intentions of the
Washington administration. The
United States, it was explained today,
simply is awaiting the outcome of the
investigation instituted by General
Carranza himself not only into the
Benton execution, but in the Bauch
case.
Outwardly it was only apparent
that General Carranzas determina
tion to supply information about the
Benton case, though technically deny
ing the United States the right to ask
it, was favorably received here and
his prompt ordering of the inquiry
into the Bauch case likewise was wel
comed.
Upon the results »! the investiga
tion and General Carranza’s subse
quent action depend in a large meas
ure the policy which the American
government will pursue toward the
Constitutionalists. Much evidence of
a conclusive character about Benton’s
death already has been gathered.
r, s. Government n >11 Act.
Should the Carranza commission
controvert important points satisfac
torily proven here, it is unlikely that
the Washington government will re
main silent, on the question. There is
every likelihood, too, that if Bauch
was wantonly murdered, as reported,
a satisfactory explanation of the
incident and the punishment of the
offenders will be demanded.
Persons familiar with the inacces
sibility of the territory through
which General Carranza will be iso
lated for the next ten days or more
during this overland journey to Chi
huahua City do not expect tht there
will be any report on the subject for
another fortnight.
NOGALES, Sonora. Mexico, March
5.—Appointment of a Mexican com
mission to investigate the Benton
ease resulted, it was made known to
day, from some difference of opinion
among General Carranza's advisers.
While it was asserted those surround
ing tire Constitutionalist commander
in-chief realized his delicate position
as a result of the Briton’s death, they
had argued that his act In refusing
information to the Washington gov
ernment had created a false impres
sion in the United States and Eng
land in regard to his implied moaning
in the matter.
From those in close touch with Gen
eral Carranza and his policies it was
learned that the appointment of the
Benton commission was but the first
step in a series of acts which would
be calculated to do away with what
was considered a misunderstanding.
Divorce Denied Mrs. Rantoul.
Lowell's Granddaughter
BOSTON, March G.—Mrs. Lois Bur
nett Rantoul, a granddaughter of
James Russell Lowell, was denied a
divorce from Edward L Rantoul by
Judge Hardy at Cambridge today.
Mrs, Rantoul alleged cruel and abu
sive treatment.
The defense claimed that the
troubles of the two were due to the
wife’s admitted affection for Chester
Chapin Rumrili of Springlleiu.
i,
POUND NET MEN SEEK STATE
CONTROL OF MIGRATORY FISH
After Conference Ask Evening Star to Draft Bill and Have It
Introduced Into Legislature.
Bitterly opposing the Byrne resolution, that provides lot Stat- indorse
, liient of the L/inthlcum bill tor Federal control of migratory fishes, a large
] delegation of pound-net fishermen of New Jersey visited the State House
at Trenton yesterday and asked Assemblymen Wheatley and Mount to ar
range for a conference between the Essex assemblymen and themselves so
that they could talk over the situation Hint lias been the cause of the agita
tion by the Evening Star for cheaper food fish for the people of the State.
The delegation arrived at the State House early in the morning and dis
cussed the situation with the. representatives in the House, after which they
had a conference with Senator Slocum in the Senate. Arrangements were
made later by the leader of the delegation for a conference at noon between
the pound-net men and a representative of the Evening Star. Assemblymen
Byrne, Wheatley and Mount and former Assemblyman Pickhart. This con
ference resulted in bringing The Star's campaign for cheaper fish as near to
a successful finish as would be possible in so short a time.
Oppose l.lnthlcum Bill. *
The pound net men declared that
they were opposed to the bill intro
duced into Congress by Hepresenta
tivi J. Charles Idnthicum, providing
for control by the federal government
of all migratory fish. Their state
ment opened tile way for Tile Star
representative to usk if they had any
alternative plan to submit. At once
they agreed that the best plan would
be State control of the fish.
In was the first time that the pound
net men were unanimous on the pn: it.
They then asked The Star to prep .
a bill along the lines suggested In this
paper. At the beginning of the cam
paign for cheaper food lisli The Star
suggested that the legislature take
advantage of the decisions of the Su
preme Court and assume control of
the fisheries of the State, purchasing
the fish caught in licensed nets from
T
the net men and then selling the sup
ply to the public In open market at
a price that would net the State a
protit or Jtion.ooo to tsoo.onu a year,
and at the same time sell the fish so
that, it would reach the consumer at
a little over half of what they pay for
it today.
I'oltou WuHhlngton’N Example.
I’p to tills time this proposition lias
been shunned because no one seemed
to think that the State could go into
the tish business. Not long ago, after
The Kvening Star showed that the
State of Washington was selling oys
ters In competition with I lie middle
men, it occurred to many that per
haps it wouldn't be such a bad idea
after all. The plan has been indorsed
(Continued on Page 1:», Column
STATE OF SIEGE
Revolution in Several Brazilian
States Is Caused by Ra
cial Differences.
BUENOS AYRES, Argentina, March
5.—A state of siege was proclaimed
tn R!o Janeiro, Brazil, today, ac
, ording to dispatches reaching here
from that city.
It is understood here that a strict
censorship has been imposed on dis
patches from Brazil.
Reports have been current for some
time that a revolutionary movement
was in existence in the Brazilian
states of Pernambuco, Ceara and
Para, and that fighting was In prog
ress between the local forces and the
government authorities.
The causes of the disaffection are
said to have been racial differences.
In the last week of February a body
of fanatics was reported to be march
ing on Rio Janeiro.
The situation in the various States
w as reported as becoming worse, es
pecially in Ceara.
Business was said to be virtually
suspended in several States, chiefly
those where the negro population was
very numerous.
The State of Ceara at the last cen
sus had a population of about 850,000,
Bara 450,000 and Pernambuco 1,200,000.
Report of Four Frozen Bodies
Only a Fisherman’s Yarn

For the first time since Sunday com
munication is possible between New
ark and Atlantic Highlands. It was
learned today that the police of the
latter place had heard something of
the reported death of four men who,
it was said, had been found frozen tn
a boat and taken ashore.
A fisherman yesterday brought the
tale to Newark, and because of the
damaged telephone and telegraph
wires it could not be confirmed.
10 EDWARD DONNE
Public Service Official, Cancer
Victim, Dies Under
Knife.
Edward Dunne, superintendent of
distribution for the Public Service
Corporation since 190:), died in St.
James's Hospital, this city, yesterday,
following an operation for cancer of
the mouth. He was 52 years old.
Mr. Dunne became connected with
the Public Service when the consoli
dation of the corporation took place,
coming to the New Jersey company
with Albert H. Stanley, who was gen
eral manager from 1903 to 190s. Be
fore that time Mr. Dunne had served
with the telephone company and the
Stoville trolley' line in Cleveland, and
with the Detroit Street Railway Com
pany, for which he was superintend
ent of overhead construction. As su
perintendent of distribution for the
Public Service. Mr. Dunne was in
charge of the overhead wires for the
corporation’s street railway lines in
tin' entire State.
Although long aware he was a can
cer victim, Mr. Dunne continue to
perform his duties. Ever on Monday
and Tuesday, knowing he was to go
under the knife yesterday, Mr. Dunne
was out supervising the work of the
men who were endeavoring to restore
the Public Servlet railway system to
normal conditions after the great
storm. Mr. Dunne had every hope
of yesterday's operation furnishing
him with relief and approached the
ordeal with courage. He never recov
ered consciousness after the anaes
thetic wus administered, however.
The funeral will he held from the
Dunne home, 158 Bldwell avenue, Jer
sey City, on Saturday morning at 10
o’clock, to the Sacred Heart Church,
Jersey City. Interment will be made
In Holy Sepuleliro Cemetery, this city.
Mr. Dunne is survived by his widow
and four children, a girl and three
boys. One of the latter. Maurice
Dunne, is a boud iuspector in his
father'* office.
WINNERS OF EVENING STAR’S
$2,000 PROVERB CONTEST
ARE ANNOUNCED BY JUDGES
Mrs. Mary Treacy Awarded First Prize of $1,000
While $500, the Second, Goes to Mrs. A. J.
Pionnie-'Others Rewarded.
HE work of examining and checking the thousands of sets of answers
submitted by contestants in the Evening Star’s recently closed
Proverb Contest is finally at an end, and we publish here a list of
the prize winners.
The task was a long and a trying one. Our tally clerks, acting under
tlie supervision of the judges, were young women, many of whom had had
experience in similar w ork in connection with some of The Star’s previous
contests. Carefulness, honesty and impartiality were of first consideration,
and The Star exacted from each one an affidavit, under solemn oath, declar
ing that she was in no wise interested in the result of the contest, nor that
she had, according to her best belief, any relative or friend who was a con
testant.
The following is the oath to which each tally clerk was sworn:
U .of .
having been appointed a tally clerk to examine, check and
tabulate the answers submitted by contestants in THE EVE
NING STAR’S $2,000 PROVERB CONTEST, do hereby
solemnly swear that I am not myself a contestant for the
prizes. That I am not directly or indirectly interested in the
result of said contest. That no member of my immediate
family nor any friend (so far as I now knowl is a contestant.
That 1 can and will do the work allotted to me, under the
supervision of the judges of said contest, with absolute im
partiality and without favor and to the best of my ability, so
help tne God.
Subscribed and sworn to before
me this . day
of February A. D. 1914.
Notary Public.
CITY PLANS TO
Board of Works Engineer to
Submit Solution of Problem
to Railroads.
KepresenlalU e« of the Tjehlgii Val
! ley and Pennsylvania railroads and
| city officials yesterday discussed
ways and means of solving the rail
road problem on the Newark mead
ows. The conference took place in
the Board of Works room in the City
Hall.
After a lengthy discussion it yvas
decided to have Morris K. Sherrerd,
chief engineer of the Board of Works,
submit plans and sketches showing
what he considered the most feasible
solution of the problem. Just how
the cost of making necessary im
provements will be divided will be
determined after the railroads’ right
of way has been determined.
The Uehigh Valley and the Penn
sylvania railroads have many tracks
in the meadows near the reclamation
district. The tracks cut off proposed
city streets which were to be opened
as entrances to the reclamation dis
trict. Home of the tracks have a
legal right to remain, It is said, hut
■ others were laid illegally.
The Board of Works is trying to
| splve the track problem without a
long legal battle.
llriiigrt* Olllj' Solution.
The city and the railroads agree
there shall be no grade crossings on
. the meadow development land. The
ground is so marshy it will not per
mit of tunnels. This leaves bridging
as practically the only way out of
the difficulty.
The question is. however, w ho will i
do the bridging? This Is not alto- .
gether a matter of choice between ;
the two parties, as the grades of the .
railroads enter materially into the j
question.
If a trestle is built over the pro- |
posed streets the Public Utility Com
missioners require there be a clear
ance of fourteen feet between the
street and the trestle. If the bridge
* built over the railroad tracks the
lommision requires a clearance of
twenty-two feet. .
The question cannot be settled def
tntely until the rights of tlie railroads
in the meadows is established. If
the majority of the tracks are there
illegally the city will be in a posi
tion to dictate. If the railroads es
tablish a legal right for a majority
of their tracks the conditions will be
reversed.
Avenue It in question.
The particular instance discussed
yesterdav was the case of Avenue R.
The opeiling of this street was or
dered in July. 1X99. The Lehigh Val
ley then had two tracks across the
line of the proposed street and the
Pennsylvania had a like number.
Now the Lehigh Valley lias thirty
two and the Pennsylvania four
tracks The city contends that thirty
of the Lehigh Valley tracks and two
of the Pennsylvania tracks are there
illegally. The city does not admit,
however, that the other tracks are
there legally. . ,
The railroads had been instructed
to show bv what right the tracks are
there. They dodged the issue yester
day, however, and evaded offering
direct proof, by suggesting that the
engineers of both parties decide on
what shall be done.
“Daredevil” Rodman Law
Flees from Police Over Wire
ISpecinl to the Newark Star.l
PATERSON, March 5.—Rodman
Law-, daredevil and general all
around "careless" aviator,” will take
his life into his hands again this af
ternoon, when he will defy two
"movie" policemen and flee from the
clutches of "movie” law across a
slack wire. Blit there will be nothing
"make-believe” about his stunt, as he
will bo requlreJ to make his way,
hand over hand, across a "yawning
chasm" between two buildings In this
city, many feet above the street.
Just to make the scene realistic, for
a moving picture will be present to
record all the events, Law will lire
several shots at the "policemen,” who,
| like a sensible man. will refrain from
following him.
m
* Every precaution wa* taken by Tfr#
Star to make hte contest a fair and
honest one and it was only after the
most careful checking and rechecking
that hte winners were finally decided
upon.
The Judges of the contest were men
who were in no wise interested, either
directly or indirectly. Their standing
ir. the city is of the highest and their
integrity cannot be questioned. They
were: James M Reilly, secretary
Board of Trade of the city of Newark.
Frank A. Allen, advertising manager.
Fidelity Trust Company: A. W
Adams, advertising manager, Hahne
& Co.
These gentlemen took up their du
ties as Judges in a serious, business
, like manner, gladly giving their time
with a determination to see that all
Contestant* would be given the fairest
possible considerption.
The winner of the first prize was
Mrs. Mary Treac.v, ’esiding at fcO
Franklin street. Her set of answers
was found to contain only six incor
rect and this was the best standing
found. Mrs. Treacy, therefore, has
been awarded the first prize of one
thousand dollars.
The winner of the second prize of
live hundred dollars is Mrs. A. J.
Pionnie, who resides at ”8 Southern
Parkway, East Orange. Her set of
answers was found to contain seven
incorrect and the second prize, there
fore. legitimately belongs to Mrs.
Pionnie.
C. W. Richard, residing at 384 North
Clinton street. East Orange, wa*
found to have seven answers wrong,
plus a few errors in punctuation, etc.,
which, according to the Judges, en
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ARCHITECT HEYNE
Drinks Poison and Then Shoots
Self—Feared Loss of
Eyesight.
August I). Heyne, an architect, of
121 Oraton street, committed suicide
at his home yesterday afternoon by
drinking a solution of cyanide of
potassium, and then shooting himself
in the head just above the right ear.
In letters which were found on the
dining-room table after hl3 death he
gives the reasons for his act that he
feared he was about to lose his eye
sight and that he was suffering from
Bright’s disease.
One of tlie letters was addressed U>
Deputy County Physician Minning
hum, and two others to his wife. The
letter to Dr. Mlnningham read:
"I can't stand this any longer.
There is no show for me to get wolJ
again. My eyesight is getting worse
every day, so I will make an end to
it all. This is all done by myself, and
al) my fault. Good-bye.
Signed "A. D. HEYNE.
"P. S.—I took poison, and I will
shoot myself if able."
Mrs. Heyne is at her home pros
trated over her husband's death In
one of the notes to his wife, Heyne
stated that he had taken poison ai
1:10 o'clock yesterday afternoon and
said he would rather die than be
blind. In the other letter lie men
tioned several personal matters and
told his wife that he was sorry for
what he was about to do.
Mrs. Heyne was out shopping yes
terday afternoon and when she re
turned she looked through the rooms
for her husband. He was found lying
on the floor of the bartiroom. Dr
John L. Young, of 17S Washington
avenue, was summoned, but he de
clared the man had been dead for
severul hours An empty glass that
had contained poison was also found
In the bathroom. When Mrs. Heyne
discovered her husband's body she
grew hysterical and went to the home
of Alma H. Halsey, at 119 Oraton
street.
Heyne was born in Leipzig, Ger
many, fifty-one years ago. He has
been in this city for the past thirty
years as an architect. He made his
home tlie headquarters of Ms busi
ness. He was a member of Schiller
Lodge No. 66. F. and A. M., and a
member of the Koyal Arcanum. Fu
neral arrangements are not yet com
pleted.
Avalanche Kills Seventeen
VIENNA, Austria, March 5.—Seveu
teen soldiers of the Emperor's Rifle
Regiment were killed today by an
avalanche. They were engaged in
maneuvers on the Ortler Mountain, Mi
the Tyrol. v

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