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——■—J AMI NEWARK ADVERTISER
^ESTABLISHED 1832, NEWARK, N. J.t SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 1916.-22 PAGES,_ WEATHER: If
BOVINO GUILTY
OF MURDER IN
FIRST DEGREE
Gangster Convicted of the Mur
der of Special Policeman
Miserendino in 1914.
DEATH PENALTY TO BE
PRONOUNCED NEXT WEEK
Prisoner's Counsel Announces
an Appeal to a Higher Court
Will Be Taken.
Tl lirteen times James Bovino. alias
Jimmy Bennett, heard his doom of
death pronounced by a jury in the
Court of Oyer and Terminer last
light. This was the conclusion of the
second trial of the prisoner for the
murder of Special Policeman Frank
Miserendino.
When the foreman announced
"Guilty of murder In the first degree,”
the pallid, weak-looking gangster
didn’t seem to realize that it meant
liis death in the electric chair, but ns
the jury was polled and each of the
twelve men solemnly repeated "Guilty
of murder in the first degree,” the
meaning of the verdict carno to him
•viiu lit; ti iiiii i oL
Tho death sentence will lie pro
nounced by Judge William P. Martin
on Monday. Unless Frank M. Mo
I »ermlt, his counsel. Is successful in
ids appeal 1o the higher courts to set
ihe verdict aside, Bovino will die on a
date to be set by the court. Mr.
McDermit declared last night that lie
was positive that the verdict would
never stand and would be set aside as
against the weight of the evidence.
"Jimmy never did it,” said the mem
bers of Jimmy's gang ae the word
reached them in the corridors of tho
1 'ourt House a few minutes after tho
condemned man had been taken away.
Jimmy never pulled a gun on a man
in ills life," continued one of the gang.
"He ain't got the nerve. Uverybody
knows that lie's yellow and would be
afraid to point a gun at anybody. The
'•nly tiling Jim could do was talk and
tie could talk as hard as anyone, hut
when it came to action lie never was
there.”
Witli which declaration ilie crowd
slowly left the building cursing the
jury that convicted their pal. They
-topped their maledictions long enough
to hear Frank McDermit declare that
the fight was not. over, and that
Bovino still had a chance in an appeal
to the upper courts. Home left specu-1
luting on what loophole there might
lie found to save Bovino, while some
discussed and argued as to which of
the witnesses and what testimony led
the Jury to convict.
Bovino was convicted of the murder
of Frank Mlserendlno, better known
in the Iroriboiind district, where, be
lived, as Frank Baker, a special
policeman. Mlserendlno was shot In
a quarrel over a woman in a dance
hall at 238 Oliver street, April 21,
1914, and died the following night at
the City Hospital, declaring with his
dying breath, according to State's
witnesses, that “Jimmy Bennett” shot
him.
First Jury IfiMigreed.
Three weeks ago today a jury that I
had heard the evidence reported a |
disagreement. Bovino was placed on !
trial again last Monday, the Jury j
retiring yesterday afternoon shortly
after 3 o'clock and returning at 19
last night. During the course of the 1
trial Mrs. Susan Brown Clark—“Big •
Sue”—one of Bovino's witnesses, and '
Miss Anna. May Gilllng, a Slate's j
witness, were placed under arrest, and j
charged with perjury, and William It.
Briengener, an eleventh hour witness
for the defense, was held under hail.
When the jury came into court Iasi
night Judge Martin was on the bench,
and Frank M. McDermit and William
O. Azzoli wore present to represent
Bovino, who stood between two at
lendanls in the prisoner's dock. The!
only other persons in the big court- I
room were tho court attendants, the |
clerks, newspapermen, and I wo
■women, visitors to the building, who.
presumably, from curiosity,wanted to '
see the jury come in.
The foreman, William .McCully, of
185 Highland avenue, first announced
the verdict. Bovino, a. sallow, stupid
appearing fellow, of twenty-six
years, sh.fted his eyes front one juror
to another and finally looked plead
ingly at his counsel. Mr. "McDermit
asked that the jury be polled, and
the clerk, Thomas McLelland, pro
eedecd to comply with the request by
asking' each juror his verdict.
As the foreman repeated “guilty of
murder in the first degree” Bovino,
apparently aware of what it meant
for the, first time, swayed unstead
ily. His eyes filled up. his lips
parted and looked as though he
wanted to smile. He looked from the
jurors to the judge and to his coun
sel, trying, it seemed, to close his
dry, trembling lips.
Several of the Jurors seemed to be
affected by tlie man's piteous ex
oresslon and turned away as their
turns came to pronounce their ver
dict. Some had difficulty in making
their replies audible to tho clerk, ten
feet away. As the lost juror uttered
the words, the thirteenth time they
had been spoken, the whole twelve
men were watching the prisoner,
whose face, os white os chalk, turned
towards Mr. McDermit.
As lie was led awa> lie gasped,
“Oh. God." For more than an hour
in his cell on llie floor above he ra
ff ontfimed ell Page I, < olunin 4.)
}
1 Real Estate
|
Bargains—
Dozens and dozens
of good live propo
sitions advertised
from here, there
a n d everywhere.
Don’t miss the Real
Estate columns of
the
Newark Evening Star
TODAY
.ESSEX COUNTY
|-; :
Republican Committee, Includ
ing Mayor Raymond, 0. K.’s
Messrs. Murphy and Colgate.
SENATOR COLGATE DEFINES
HIS POSITION IN RACE
Chairman Taylor Urges Mem
bers to Prepare for a
Strenuous Campaign.
I -
Running- true to form, the Repub
lican County Committee last night
signed, sealed and approved of tlie
candidacies of former Governor
Franklin Murphy and State Senator
Austen Colgate for United States sen
ator and governor, respectively, by
adopting resolutions indorsing them
lor tlie Republican nomination for the
t wo offices.
Senator Colgate was on hand and
made one of his characteristic
speeches in thanking the members for
tlie indorsement. Incidentally, he
facetiously stated that .State Senator
Walter E. Edge, who is a candidate
for tlie gubernatorial nomination, had
given him his first indorsement for
governor at Atlantic Cltv last Feb
ruary. and had promised him the in
dorsement of tile Atlantic county or
ganization.
"I told Senator Edge," said Colonel
Colgate, ‘‘not to be too hasty in the
matter, hut he said that everything
would be all right.
•'Since (hat time they have indorsed
Assemblyman Godfrey, and they have
indorsed Senator Edge down in At
lantic county, which would go to show
that the indorsements down that way
don’t count for much. Up here in Es
sex they give you plenty of indorse
ments. and they stand by them, too.''
Mayor Tallis on "Kipper Hills."
Mayor Tliotnas I,. Raymond spoke
on special invitation end explained
how the four "Ripper" hills which are
|o be Introduced in the IyCglslature
In the near future to reorganize the
governing boards of Newark will af
fect this city. The mayor referred to
the absence of the "double-cross"
from the meeting.
There were also speeches by County
Chairman Herbert W. Taylor on "pre
paredness" for the coming campaign
and by Freeholder William Penning
ton and Howard Marshall, eulogizing
former Governor Murphy and Sena- (
tor Colgate. Mayor Raymond greeted;
County Counsel Alfred N. Dalrytnple
“chief” when he entered the meet-!
lng.
There was plenty of enthusiasm
shown when the two indorsing reso
lutions, which were offered separately,
were read.
When Freeholder Pennington pro-'
sentPd the Murphy resolution 1 lie
gathering applauded and cheered for
several minutes. This outburst was
rivaled, however, by the show ol' en
thusiasm when the Colgate resolution
was offered by Mr. Marshall.
In presenting the resolution indors-1
lng former Governor Murphy for the i
nomination for United States senator, |
Freeholder Pennington waxed eio- ■
querit.
He referred to the former governor
“as the first citizen of Newark, a
man who always stood for the highest
ideals both in business and polities,
and a man that would dll the oiTh
to which he aspired with distinction ]
and honor."
Mr. Marshall was not to be outdone'
in the eulogistic line, and when lie
presented the Colgate resolution for
adoption It referred to Senator Col
gate as "a mun whose career hnd
been an inspiration to me and to all
ihe men in the Oranges; n man who
made great personal sacrifices to
serve the State, and u man who had
been a stanch Republican bolli In
the sunshine and w hen the clouds i
darkened the Republican horizon."
Mayer tor Mr. Murphy.
Mayor Raymond seconded the Mur-1
pliy resolution, and lie paid a splendid i
tribute to loyalty that t lie former |
governor displayed to the Republican j
party at all times.
"In this great crisis we need men ;
like Franklin Murphy in the Senate," j
said the mayor. "He is a manufac
turer. He is beloved by his employes
and is a man who would look after
the interests of New Jersey in I he
great body to which lie aspires to
membership. Former Fire Chief David
Benedict also seconded the adoption
or the Murphy resolution.
David Davies, chairman ot' the
Eighth ward executive committee,
seconded the Colgate resolution and
promised the greatest majority eve
given to any candidate to Senator
Colgate. Both resolutions were
adopted by a rising vote of the mem-,
here.
Senator Colgate was given a rous
ing send-off when he was called upon
fora speech by Chairman Taylor. After
referring to the indorsement given
him by Senator Edge. Senator Colga te
recited several precedents where
ICrnilinucd on rase I. Column 3,1
Woman Shot by :
Cousin Is Dead
i
Mrs. Lillian WirkosVi, of 57 Beacon j
street, who was shot last AJonday eve- |
nlng by Theodore Balisaewski, her!
cousin. with whom r he eloped to this
citv from Poukhkeepsie Mirer months
ago. died at the City Hospital at 5
o'clock this morning.
Woflicn Pined in Alaska
for Illegal Liquor Sale
SEW ARP, Alaska, Jan. 29.—'Twen
ty-eight women arrested on a charge
of selling liquor at Anchorage, the:
principal construction camp of the I
government, railroad, pleaded guilty
ar.d were lined $100 each, it was
learned hero today.
t’udcr the rules of the Alaska tvngl
neering Commission and a stipulation
included in deeds to town lots at An
chorage tho sale of liquor ia pro-,
hRated. .... . '
; <,000,000 British Soldiers
"ill Be Under Arms by
Spring, Says Lloyd George
HARIS Jan. 29 (4:45 a. in.). Tl)r
Harts newspapers publish further ex
cerpts from the interview yesterday
with David Lloyd George, minister of
munitions, with tlie London corres
| pondent of the Milan Secolo, in which
: the minister was quoted as saving
| that the allies are only Just beginning
and that they arc gaining now. while
Germany is weakening. The excertps
follow :
"We have at present 3,000,000 men
under arms,” said Air. Lloyd-George,
according to the interviewer, "and by
spring we shall have 4,000,000 of sol
diers solid, lit and well equipped.
"This is a democratic war. If it was
not 1 should have nothing to do with
it. I was opposed to the last war that
England engaged in, but in the pres
ent war the future of democracy in
the Whole world is involved. It is a
final struggle between military nutoc
| racy and political liberty, a hideous
conflict, hut one wherein we shall be
victorious, of that I am certain. The
central empires have lost their chance
of victory and they know it."
IN JERSEY CITY
Five-Year-Old John Raedel Car
ried Off While Playing
on Train.
Carried to Jersey City b> .1 Penn
sylvania railroad box car. in which lie
had been playing, live-year-old John
Raedel. of 21 11 rlln steer;. was picked
up In that city Thursday afternoon,
the local police learned today. The
hoy lias been in the care of the Jersey
City Society for the Prevention of
Cruelty to Children since Thursday.
John had been missing since lie wont
out to ploy Thursday morning. .Mrs.
Raedel went to the homes of friends
and relatives in the neighborhood, but
could not find him. Yesterday after
noon she notified the police and a j
description of (lie bov was sent to
nearby towns, including jersey City.
From inquiries in the neighborhood
last night tho. boy’s father learned
that his son had been playing about
tho Pennsylvania yards, which are
near the Raedel home, Thursday
morning. Mr. Raedel was told, he
said today, that his son had been
lifted Into tho box car In a spirit of
fun by some of the older boys.
Policemen of the Fourth precinct
In Jersey City picked the boy up (Til
Oommunipnw avenue, that city, near
tho Pennsylvania yards there, on
Thursday afternoon, llo was kept in
the Fourth precinct station house l'or
several hours, and then sent to the
home of tho prevention society in
Grand street.
lleyond saying that he lived in New
ark, the boy was unable to give . t
tendants at tho home any Information
about himself. It Is believed that lie
may have fallen asleep In the box car
and wakened after the car had been
pulled into Jersey City.
That tho boy answered tho descrip
tion sent out by the local police was
noticed by tli ■ .terser <'it v authorities
today, and Thomas VV. Donnelly, op
erator at police headquarters, was
notified. The Third precinct polio ■
eoiTUJjunieuteil with the hoy’s parents.1
MOTHERS 1ST
LEARN TO CARE
FOR CHILDREN
Dr. H. L. Shaw Outlines In
structing Campaign at
Health Conference.
EDUCATION IS REMEDY
FOR INFANT MORTALITY
Larger Appropriation for Work
in Jersey. Dr. E. A. Ayers’
Plea.
• >"iii » sturt OmipomUiii.
TRENTON, Jan. 29.—Asserting iliat
any effort to reduce infant mortality
must lie of an educational nature.
Dr. if. K. L, Shaw, director of tlie
division of child hygiene of the New
Vork state liealtli department, at the
seventh annual conference of the
liealtli officers of New Jersey, here,
last night, urged the inception of a !
movement designed to instruct
mother in the care and feeding of
her cliild, to arouse communities to
the necessity of cliild v. otfure work
and for the improvement of milk
supplies.
A spirited contest marked the. bal
loting' for officers of tlie association j
this afternoon. Dr. Frank Kdsa.ll, of
Jersey Gity, wus chosen president,1
defeating Dr. J. Alexander Brown, of
Paterson. W. J. Willsey, of Perth
Amboy, was elected vice-president.
Mr. Willsey defeated" 11. V. Amer
man, of Kearny, by two votes, liealtli
Officer Chester 11. Wells, of Mont
clair, was elected secretary and
treasurer over N. .1. Randolph
i'handler, of Plainfield. The dele
gales defeated a proposition to
change tho name of the association
to tho Now Jersy Public TIcealth
Association.
Out of a field of fifteen candidates
the delegates selected seven men as I
•in executive committee. They arc: I
X. .1. Randolph Chandler, of Plain-1
Held; Dr. John Ryan, of Passaic;
John Hall, of East Orange; James
Brooks, of Glen Ridge; Dr. Charles
<'raster, of Newark; Dr. A. C. Hunt,
of Trenton, and I,. J. Richards, of
Elizabeth.
The meeting adopted a resolution
for Hie chairman to strike from the
minutes of tlie previous session held
at Jersey city, an indorsement of a
eugenic marriuge bill lo be intro
duced in the Legislature. Nathan
Rabinowltz, a liealtli commissioner of
Paterson, introduced the resolution at
tlie last meeting for Indorsement of
eugenics.
The delegates today were informed ■
that the Paterson health offieer was
not a member of tlie association and
hi' tras‘™nnt entitled to ask for the
support of the organization.
That the appropriation for health
work in New Jersey should be in
creased wan tho opinion expressed l»y
Dr. Ikiward A. Ayers, of tho State
health department, in nn address
advocating the reconstruction and
enlargement of (lie Stale department
so that co-operation on a greater
scale with local authorities might he
possible. Another talk which gave
l lie ensemble of liealtli men food for
thought was by M. X. Baker, vice
president of tip Stale department of
liealtli. Ills subject was the prospec
tive State sanitary code, which he
Covered and explained comprehen
sively.
The problems confronting the au- I
thorlties In reducing deaths among j
babies in New Vork were told by Dr. I
(Continued on Pina' 4. Column 9.)
LANSING DENIES GERMANY
MUST ANSWER BY FEB. 5
While No Time Limit Is Set, Washington Officials Are Await
ing Berlin's Reply to Draft for Disavowal Sent After
Conference at State Department.
WASHINGTON, Jnn. 29.—Secre
tary Lansing today denied published
reports that the United States hail
given Germany until February 5 to
make a definite answer on whether
it intends to disavow the sinking ot
the Lusitania.
At the state department it was de
clared that tho Lusitania negotia
tions remain just where they stood
early in the week, when Count Won
BernstorfT, the German ambassador,
transmitted to Berlin a n w draft of
the proposed agreement which em
bodied all the points for which the
United 'States contends.
There could he no new mote, offi
cials declared, until tho German
foreign office had passed upon it.
The now draft was made by Count
Von Uemstorff immediately' after a
conference with Secretary Lansing,
and it is understood to provide that
Germany shall disavow the destruc
tion of the ship and acknowledge
as a matter of law the rights of the
neutrals who wete lost. Oi this
point tho slate department is under
stood to be very firm.
Secretary Lansing merely flatly de
nied that any date bad been set as
(he limit for Germany’s reply. Other
state department officials declared
they had no indication of when they
would hear front Berlin.
u orhl I’ttrt on Submarines.
A new and universal principle of in
ternational law, governing both the
new development of submarine war
fare and the arming of merchant
ships, is the goal oi the United States
in identical notes sent to all Euro
pean belligerents. The administration
is seeking, first, establishment of a
definite submarine code described and
agreed to by alt nations, and, second,
repeal of the ancient war-maritime
code which permitted arming of mer
chant vessels.
The object of this government is to
place the allies on the same footing
with the central powers regarding use
of submarines and arming merchant
ships. Germany and Austria having
subscribed to this government’s sub
marine code, the administration feels
thst in all fairness similar obligation
should also be attested by the allies,
ami also hy Turkey and Bulgaria.
Favorable responses from tho allies
regarding submarine rules are con
fidently expected. More difficulty is
anticipated in securing pledges to dis
arm merchantmen. On this score
some of tlie allies, flaly particularly,
have been active, arming all sorts of
ships. England has not armed liners
touching American ports.
i’JTTBBUKGH. Fa., Jan. J9.—
Advisors of J’resident Wilson, while
denying that a time limit had been
set for Germany’s reply, indicated
that tho president and Secretary
Lansing were determined that the
Lusitania case be settled as expedi
tiously as possible.
It was understood that no further
definite steps on the part of the
United States would lie taken until
after tho president, returns to Wash
ington on February I.
2,200 Volts Pass Through
Lineman, but He Soon
Revives.
Kdwui'd Sheehan, thirty years old.
a lineman, narrowly escaped electro
cution while at work on the Hudson
Manhattan tube lino near First
street, Harrisan, today. He sustained
a shock of 2,f’00 volts. He is now at
St. Michael’s Hospital. His condition
is believed to be not serious.
For a time after receiving: the
charge of electricity it was thought
Sheehan was dead. lie responded to
aid. .however, and soon auluzed the
crowd that had gathered by walking
to an aulo that had been called.
His home is at lutf Highland avenue,
Jersey City.
Sheehan about 11 u. m. was work
ing on a ladder repairing wires. He
was ten feet above the ground and
had wound his legs around the rungs
of the ladder. Because of his posi
tion he did not fall when he suffered
the shock, and Sheehan was uncon
scious on the ladder when other work
men reached his side. Ropes were
secured and Sheehan was lowered to
the ground.
It was said a passing train loosened
one of 1 lie w ires and the strand struck
Sheehan's arm, causing the shock.
TO BE FEDERICI
Stranger in Wost Livingston Is
Identified as Murderer by
Orange Business Man.
After a four-hour chase lor a man
supposed to be Antonio Federicl,
slayer of two policemen. Police Cap
lain (ieorge Brodcsser and Patrol
man Albert Nagel hud to return home
last night without getting sight of
the man. Their chase led them from
West Livingston through Whippany
to Chatham and back over the Or
ange Mountain.
The police received their lip from
Robert Leva, who is engaged in tin
feed business at 108 Valley street.
Orange.'W «'9«, I'liriinrwu,v t- Whip
pany With a load of feed when la
, met a. man whom lie identilied a
Foderici walking along a road in
West Livingston. Let a knows I'ed
eriei and says lie is positive the mar
lie saw was the murderer.
As lie passfflt him. Leva says, tie
man turned Ids head away, hut no
before Leva bud gotten a good lool
at him. Leva did not attempt ti
show he recognized the man. II
frankly admits lie was afraid t<
do so.
The man, who. he says, was Fed
eriei, wore a derby hat. which wu
apparently too small for him. (I
bad on a brown overcoat and bine’
trousers and carried a ratio with
sliver band. Leva noticed tlio follov
walk with a perceptible limp.
When lie got to Whippany Levi
((lintimini on I’uiti) S, ( nhiinii l.i
Star and Eagle Consolidated
With the issue of Monday, January 3I, The Eagle and
Newark Evening Star will be consolidated and, thereafter,
lished in the evening Held as the Newark Star-Eagle.
Under this consolidation, one of the most important in the
history of New Jersey journalism, the new Star-Eagle will be
enabled to give to the people of Newark and the State a'news
paper of the highest type of efficiency. With the combined news
gathering and mechanical facilities of the two papers, the full
telegraph and cable service of the great Associated Press, the
complete leased wire reports of the United Press and the aug
mented staff ot trained editors, reporters and state and staff cor
respondents, the Star-Eagle hopes and intends to give its readers
a clean, fair, accurate daily newspaper, complete in every detail.
In its editorial and news policies the Siar-Eaglc will be
absolutely independent It will bear the label or wear the collar of
no man or interest or party. It will, to the limit of its ability,serve
the interest of the people of the city and the State as fairly and
honestly and effectively as its light can lead, and it will serve no
other interest.
TEST OF DEFENSE
| Believes Nation's Youth and
Employers Will Do Duty
in Crisis.
WANTS AMERICA TO BE
“COOLLY CONSIDERATE"
President, Opening Prepared
ness Fight in Middle West,
Cheered by Throng.
PITTSBURGH. P.I., .Tail. 29.—Presi
dent Wilson, opening here today his
six-day program of speaking In Un
Middle West on national prepared
ness, told a throng which packed
Memorial Hall that the test of na
tional preparedness lay, not with
Congress, but with the young men of
tlie country in their answer to Un
coil to volunteer, and their employ
ers, who should oppose no obstacle to
free response.
"And I, for one,” the president said,
"believe both the young men and the
employers will do their duty.
"And T am not afraid that America
will not do enough. I am only
earnestly desirous that sho should be
very coolly considerate of what she
does. One cool Judgment Is wortli a
thousand hasty counsels.”
President Wilson rose to speak
amid uptdau.se. He declared he was
conscious of being a truant front
Washington, but that ho felt it. his
duty to report to tho people on the
affairs of tho nation. He added he
got more inspiration outside of Wash
ington than inside it.
"1 believe In peace, f love peace.
I would not ho a true American if 1
did not love peace,, but I know that
peace costs something. That, the only
way you can maintain peace is to
enjoy the respect of everybody with
whom you deal.
CniinaelM ABiiinst PiiSMlmi.
"There are other counsellors whoso
source of counsel Is passion. It is not
wise nor possible to guide national
(Coniimirtl on Page 5, Column 2.)
“RIPPER” wr
FOR TOPIC AT
ATLANTIC CITY
Raymond Administration Men
to Mold Measures for Presen
tation to Legislature.
\ < ontereiioe is scheduled to take
'luce lit Atlantic City some time to
il V UP tomorrow upon the legislation
v.'-ired by the llaymond admlnistra
'"ii. Itcsid1 i City Counsel Spaulding
'razor, the names of all the probable
nrtlcipants could not bo definitely
.aidished this afternoon. However,
i. quite generally understood that
Ip. Frazer will dicker with ropresen
itives of the organization upon the
nul terms for tlio passing of the*
ills.
County Counsel Alfred N. Dal
vinple, th ■ big factor in the running
tin Legislature this year, professed
noranco today upon the conference,
irther than an understanding that
>i Frazer was going to the resort,
'hat Mayor Thomas L. Raymond
igld drop in on the conference Is a
os. iliililv and "Dal” himself could
reliably arrange to eatcli an Atlantic
'ill express if his presence were
“pessary.
Tlio municipal corporation rommit
■ ■><". 11" ni'ls wlien they am
received in the Assembly. Ciiiver J.
West, tin chairman. Is in Bridgeport,
Conn. It is doubtful if Mr. Fraser
would lose time conferring with any
but the real beads of the Legislature,
however.
Wilt Appear Monday.
Tin' bill .->> nc introduced in tho
••gistuitire Monday night, if the har
umy pact between the Raymond ad
i nisi ration and Hie organization is
u illy sealed at the conference. The
I Is will bear the name of Assembly
'll n Edward Schoen. As Mr. Solioen
a member of the municipal eorpora
ion commlltoe, he was chosen at the
art of the session to take personal
•it ,if bills affecting the city.
Mayor Raymond spent, the greater
irt of Thursday and Friday perfect
ly tie bills, and also devoted some
no to them today. Members of the
'syy Asm inbly ■ delegation declare
bat the introduction of the hills has
■ily been delayed to permit the
layor to put the finishing touches
non them and that there is no has
tily in tho delegation to the pro
used laws. Several of the asseni
I’ymen expressed the belief that the
dip would be passed, despite i're
pn iit reports to the contrary.
No material change is looked for
n administration sympathizers in
be measures, us they have been
ireviously discussed. The public wel
an bill, wliieli will consolidate the
-cerealion and similar boards, will
■ontain tho purchasing agent clause.
Another bill will combine tho depart
ments of public safety and the finan
cial departments will likewise be
merged. Possibilities of revisions in
tie financial department bills have i
been discussed together with a chance
•bat the measure would die in the
.He ' unless modified.
That the Raymond bills were con
sidered at a conference of the Essex
assemblymen yesterday afternoon in
Republican headquarters was denied.
No actual reference was made, tho
conferees claimed. That the mem
bers might talk them over at a con
ference when tho completed drafts
were at hand was said to be a pos
sibility.
The public hearing upon the Will
iam P. Verdon resolution to investi
gate the administrations of Prosecutor
Robert S. Hudspeth and Judge George
G. Tennant, of the Court of Common
Pleas of Hudson county, will be held at
10:15 o’clock under tiic direction of
tii> judiciary committee of the house.
All the principals will either attend
or be represented by counsel. At l:3u
o'clock the judiciary committee will
resume its hearing upon the Pierson
municipal financing bills.
FRENCH FOSE
1,000 Yards of Trenches
Taken Near Sonimc,
Says Berlin.
WIDE FRONT STORMED
NORTHEAST OF NEIJVILLE
Paris Admits One Reverse, but
Claims Foes’ Attacks
Checked Elsewhere.
! ALBANIANS EFFECT
JUNCTION WTH ITALIANS
Positions in Southern Albania
Being Fortified to Stop
Austrian Advance.
>•».' ilu* Associated Pres a.
B12ULIN, Jan. 29 (via London. S:10
p. in.).— The capture of 1,000 yard* of
Tit noli positions south of the Homme
hy German troops was unnouneed to
day by army headquarters. Prisoners
la the number of 927 und thirteen ma
chine guns were taken.
The thousand yards of positions
token were south of thp village of
Prise, which also was captured by that
Germans.
Northeast of Neuvllla the Germans
stormed trenches along a, front of
about 1,700 yards, capturing twenty
seven prisoners and nine machine
Burs.
lly tl,e Associated Press.
PARIS, Jan. 29 ivia London, 3:48 p.
ni.).—An attack by tho German? on
the French front south of the Somnio1
yesterday along a width of several
kilometres failed completely on the
southern end of. the line, succeeding
only on the bank of the Suiinm,
against the village of Frise. it was an
nounced today by the war oillce.
By the 1 imed Press.
PARIS, Jan. 29.—Fear flint the si*
lies are about to launch another great
offensive to capture Lens mid break
German lines has inspired furious
German attacks in the Artois region,
according to prisoners taken by tint.
French near La Foiie.
i Bavariuns under Crown Prince Rup
pert are smashing hard at tho British;.
I line northeast of Loos. They are at-.
LtenjOtUig to break the salient cf
(ijuered by the. British near HulluCii in:
j (lie September offensive. Thoy believe,
the British plan a. forward rush on,
the front and from HuIIuch to Loos,
righting on Tivo-Mlle Front.
Southwest of Lens n second German
force is engaged in a vigorous assault
on French positions. Tho lighting
extends along a. two-mile front. The
Germans have suffered rnormom
losses In attempting to throw back
the French lines upon Souphez.
When tho British begun a heavy
bombardment of German positions
early this week the Bavarians pre
pared to meet a sudden blow against
their lines, the prisoners said. Heavy
German artillery was ordered into ac
tion. Tho Bavarians then launched
a counter attack to prove position
before the expected movement of the
allies began.
By tile Assorialrd Pres*,.
PARIS. Jan. 29, 5:39 a. m.— A dis
patch to the Matin from Rome says
that Kssad Pasha has effected junc
tion with the Italian forces In Al
bania. Tt adds that lie is fortifying
positions al Avlona and other points
further south in Albania, and is con
fident that he will be able effectively
to stop the advance of the Austro
Hungarian forces.
lly the Ahmiriatnl Press.
LONDON. June 29, 5:45 a. m—Ac-,
cording to dispatches from Petrograd,
it is estimated that two army corp#
of Turks are shut up in Erzerum.
Russian correspondents on tha
western front have sent word to
Petrograd that the Germans are re
ported to he manufacturing a n„w
twenty-two-inch gun for use in lb«j
spring campaign.
Moderate Temperature to
Continue Over Sunday
The temperature dropped from tiff
yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock to 24!
at 7 o’clock this morning, when that
end of tho slump was reached and,
the mercury commenced again to
climb. At noon it had reached 31 and
the forecaster believed it would gw
higher over Sunday. Cloudy weather
with local rains in the north and west ,
portions of tin- State probably will
prevail over night and tomorrow with
moderate northeast winds A six-mils,
wind was blowing from the north a
noon. — “
The average temperature for the
week ending Friday nt midnight was
47. twenty-two degrees above th*
average for the previous week andl
six degrees above the average for tile ,
corresponding week of last year. The
highest temperature was lls, the ree
nrd for the month of January, and
the lowest 27.
While there was no day of perfect <
sunshine during the week the total
rainfall was only two one-hundredth#
,f tin inch. Tin- prevailing wind wa#
nest and its highest velocity fifteen
miles un hour.
Armed Italian Liner Cleared
on Washington's Orders j
WASHINGTON. Jan. US.--Italy l>aii
given assurances that, the guns
mounted on the liner Verona are for
defensive purposes only, and the State
department today advised the treas»
ury tliat there was no objection to
permitting- the Italian liner to clear.
The New York customs authorities
were instructed to clear the ship.
No decision has been reached as to
the Italian liner America, which also
has guns, hut she will be permitted
to sail, if the same assurances are
given.
Sentence Suspended
For failing to haw* a rear light on ;
his automobile, Richard Scharfe. of
89 Avenue P. was arraigned before *
Judge Mancusi-Vngaro in the Second |
Precinct Court today and allowed ttkj
go on suspended sentence, it was hi* j
first offense. He was arrested by
Motorcycle Policeman Jew*!!* _ ;f

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