The Courier-News from Bridgewater, New Jersey on February 3, 1914 · Page 1
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AVERAGE DAILY CIRCULATION LAST WEEK, 6,564 m. m rfo rrv WEATHER FORECAST Fair tonight, warmer; Wednesday fair, moderate south winds. iSaximam 43; minimum 2t. i POTTUEK E.tbllbJ October AEiUMKhed Jun J. Silt PLAINFIELD, NEW JERSEY, TUESDAY, FEKRUARY 3, 1014 PRICE TWO CENTS A sr n E! rill r 1 I rfWAyW rfWa' 12 PAGES JWWWy vJjyi m& M,My& v IERCHANTS PLAN "DOLLAR DAY" FOR BARGAINS FEBRUARY 28 Th Business Men's Association at Its regular monthly meeting last sight, decided to hold what is known J, a "Dollar Day" here on Saturday, February 2&th, when packages containing various articles of merchandise will be sold for $1. The idea of this pi8-0 Js to Doom business, and tbe association guarantees to every purchaser the largest values possible for $1. The contents of the package will be advertised bo that there Is no euch thing: aa buying "a cat In, a bag." -Dollar dayb" are a feature of trade booming throughout the Middle West, and in Pennsylvania. The scheme was suggested by one of the merfhants who recently went in business here, and who has a thorough knowledge of the scheme and the patisfaction that it gives to purchasers. As a means of insuring the success of the plan a committee was appointed consisting of Allan F. Davis, chairman; Morris C. Van Arsdale, Herman Schwed, Samuel Rothberg, A. E. Force, Jacob Tepper, and Henry Rosenbaum. This committee will meet from time to time with the A RECORD THAT WILL LIVE ALWAYS Under This Heading the Industrial World Refers to Dr. Richard Moldenke The Industrial World, in an article headed, "A Record that Will Live," lauds a local man, Dr. Richard Moldenke, thus: "Half a century hence, the American metals Industries will be giving thanks for the twenty odd years of labor of Dr. Richard Moldenke, who retires this month from the secretaryship of the American Foundry-men's Association. Fifty years from now men in the foundry and metals trades still will be utilizing the data uncovered by Dr. Moldenke's labors! for a basis of science, rather than ' rule-of-thumb, in the fourth ranking hidutry in this country. "Dr. Moldenke is a man in a million. The news of hie resignation from the secretaryship of the organization In which he has for many years been more than secretary will be heard with regret everywhere in the manufacturing world, in the metallurgical and scientific world, In government and diplomatic circles. His name is linked for all time with the history of founding. and metallurgical research in America. There is Just one consolation in his resignation from his position in the American Foundrymen's Association and that is that it Is Impossible that Dr. Moldenke should fall away into idle days, so long as he retains his health, his magnificent mental equipment and his unquenchable thirst for research. We shall hear of the work of plain Doctor Moldenke, when he has ceased to be the secretary of the American Foundrymen's Association. "In conclusion, may the Industrial World be pardoned in remarking on the fact that Dr. Moldenke is a Pittsburg product?" THINKS SHE OBLIGATED HERSELF FOR $250 Mrs. Elizabeth DeForrest, of West Second etreet, realized this morning that she had probably signed .a note i upon which she will in the near future have to pay $250 if the document is honored by any bank, and the has asked the police to find a man named Rudge who induced her to Bl.cn the note. According to the police, Rudge came to Mrs. DeForrest last week and told her she was the owner of several sha.es of stock In the Silver i ashed Mines of Montana. She de- i flared that the wag not the person owning the stock, but Rudge insisted that she was, and he wanted It. He went away and returned the next day to renew his demands for the ' building permits. ftock. Meanwhile Mrs. DeForrest The clerk of the district court re-has consulted Lawyer W. A. Cod- ported receipts $283.93 and expenses dlngton. and he advised her to send $193.20. the man to him. Rudca didn't want The Mayor nominated Dr. Thomas to see Mr. Coddington that is. he aidn t want Mr, rw., company him to the lawyer' office, but said he would call there later. He then induced Mrs. DeForrest to sign a paper. She did not know hat the paper was. but tM morn ing she concluded that she had signed a note for J2?;n sv,a know to whom the note is parable. Detective Sergeant Flynn "has the case in hand. Reception for Gnet Miss Evelyn Southard, of West Front Rf rout r.o I v rluay f veiling in honor of Mrs. B. v B&Try and her Bon of Albany, ; wno have been visitine a few ays in Plainfleid and Ellzabfth. On "mraay Mrs T.- i.,J trfen-i ruicnaiueu iicr t. J at a theatre party and din-; 4 ai. iiwci iitfruiy, cm members of the association to dls-cuss plans. It was decided at last night's meeting to incorporate the association, and the secretary was instructed to have proper papers drawn and filed with the Secretary of State, and the county clerk of Union county. The association will hold a smoker and entertainment at its next meeting which will be held on March 2, when memeters of business men's associations from other places will be present. Every business man in the city, whether he belongs to the organization or not, Is also invited to be present, and to bring along a friend. Fourteen new members were taken into the association last night. The matter of closing on holidays was discussed, and it was decided to leave the matter optional with the members as to whether they close or not. A schedule was drawn up, however, for those who expressed a desire to observe certain holidays, and those who did not express such a wish may be governed by this schedule if they so desire. MANY PETITION FOR IMPROVEMENTS Residents of East Ninth Street and Prospect Avenue Want More Light Mrs. E. M. Strong sent a communication to the Common Council last night asking that an additional light be placed on East Ninth street between Third place and Park avenue. Citizens living on Prospect avenue complained that a light on that street had been moved to the corner of Cedarbrook road, and claimed that this had left a section of the street very dark, and they wanted another light installed at the dark spot. The communication was referred to the street lighting committee. A. D. Jennings, treasurer of the fire pension fund, sent a communication suggesting the appointment of Victor Liorton as trustee of the pension fund, to All a vacancy caused by the death of the late Captain James II. Daly The oath of office of Armstrong Mulford, F. J. Hubbard and Daniel! after a long and trying illness J. Courain as sewer assessment com- j borne with patience and Christian missioners was received and placed fortitude. The funeral will be held on file. iat the house on Thursday afternoon Alex. Mellick, who cares for the at 2 o'clock, the Rev. Frederic L. city dump, sent a request for an in- j Greene, pastor of Hope Chapel, of crease of $ 5 per month in salary. He j which Mr. Meyer was a member, ia now receiving $25 and wants $30. j officiating. The interment will be The request was referred to the made in Plainfleid avenue cemetery, finance committee. Mr- Meyer came to this country Thomas J. Hughes, DeWitt C. from Bavaria, Germany, thirty-five Ivins, John J. McLaughlin and years ago. He was a glass polish Henry Liefke filed their oath of by trade and had been with the office as assessors. jRushmore Dynamo works for th The J. D. Loizeaux Company with- Past nine years. He was greatly drew a stop notice recently served on esteemed by all who knew him for the council to stop the payments to Michael Garafino, a contractor, who was indebted to the Loizeaux Com pany in the sum of $163.43. Mr. Garafino has paid his bill and there is now no reason for the council withholding any sums that may be due him. Michael Diano and others petitioned the council to have sidewalks laid, and lights installed on George street. Mr. Blatz offered a resolution setting March 16th as the date upon which the council will treat with property owners for lands and sppur- tenances to be taken for the widen ing of Madison avenue between West Front street and the Central Railroad. The cost of making additions to the Bystem of sewers . last year was $78,156 and the bill was referred to the commissioners to make assessments of benefits and damages. The Mayor appointed N. J. Randolph Chandler, health officer, a special policeman and the anDoint- ment was confirmed. The Overseer of the Poor reported expenditures of $808.13 during last month. The inspector of buildings reported having granted thirteen S. Davis for member of the Board of Health, and the council confirmed Dr. Davis and S. II. Voorhees who was nominated some time ago. BOARD OF TRADE MEETING TONIGHT The regular monthly meeting of the board of trade will be held this evening, at 8 o'clock, In Exempt Firemen's Hall, 109 Park avenue. Subjects, "The Annual Banquet of the Plalnfield Board of Trade," and the Consolidation of North Plainfleid with the City of Plalnfield. These are the prices for fancy KuttA at Vanman Trne """" ' - Kockdale Creamery 34C n Rockdale Print 3 6c lb Elgin Creamery, ............ ifzc to NO ADDITIONAL LICENSE GIVEN Council Renews AH of the Present Wholesale and Retail Franchises FIVE FAVORED INCREASE Test Vote Showed Strong Sentiment for More Wholesale Places Blatz Says People Are Opposed to Monopoly The Common Council renewed all of the old liquor licenses last night. No additional licenses were granted. The real test on new licenses came when the petition of Frank X. Mc-Intyre for a wholesale license In his own building on North avenue was read. The vote on this application showed 5 for and 6 against. Before the vote was taken Chairman Chas. C. Graves of the license committee moved that the license be not granted. Councilman Blatz took the floor and said: "I feel about this license business just as a great many other citizens feel. It don't seem right to fne that a city the size of Plalnfield should compel those of its inhabitants who desire to purchase liquor to go to any one place to buy, at an exorbitant price, because of the monopoly that is maintained. A wholesale business is not like a retail, and personally I see no reason why there should not be one or two additional wholesale places. I move that this application be laid on the table until February 16th." Councilman Calkins complimented Mr. Blatz for getting up in the coun- (Continued on Page 11) THE DEATH OF GEORGE W. MEYER Funeral Will be Held at His Late Home on New St. cn Thursday Afternoon George W. Meyer died early this morning at his home on New street. in the sixty-second year of his ago nis Quiet and kindly character and his losa wil1 ba much mourned. He loved his home and was a devoted j husband and father. I The nearest surviving relatives are: His wife and four children William, George, Howard and Alma. THE FUNERAL OF WILLIAM RUNKLE Prominent Resident of Orange Related Here Will be Buried Tomorrow The funeral of William Runkie, of Orange, brother of H. G. Runkle, of West Eighth stiset, and uncle of Daniel Runkle, of Hillside avenue, this city was held at his late home In Orange this afternoon. Rev. Dr. James F. Riggs, pastor of Brick Presbyterian church. East Orange, of which Mr. Runkle was a promi-t nent member, officiated. Burial will j take place tomorrow at Asbury, War-i ren County, Mr. Runkle's birthplace, j The. honorary pallbearers will be ; Senator Austen Colgate, Sidney M. Colgate, Thomas A. Gillespie, Man-ton B. Metcalf, Randolph Rodman, William J. Kingsland, Edward Ashley and W. E. R, Smith, of the Oranges. Mr. Runkle was sixty-seven years old. He had been ill of a complication of diseases for some time. The trouble Induced heart disease, which caused his death Saturday. He was a son of Daniel Runkle whom he succeeded as president of the Warren Foundry Company at Phillips- burg. He was alo a director of sev- j eral corporations and banks in New York. Thirty years ago Mr. Runkle took up his home In Orange. In the early days of the Essex County Country Club he took an active interest in its ; affairs and was at one time rated as one of its best golf players. He was a playground commissioner in Orange and one of the group of citizens whose liberality made the j playground possible, i C. E. SOCIETY MOCK ATHLETIC EVENTS Trinity Church Society Held a Novel Program Music by Dutch Arms Band Fully 200 people greatly enjoyed themselves last evening at the Christian Endeavor social given at the Trinity Reformed church. It was an evening of laughs interspersed with good music by the Dutch Aims band. The program opened with the "spiral shake down" which ia a favorite custom with this society and everyone got a handshake and a cordial reception by the members. The most amusing incident was the mock athletic events in which four colleges were represented. They were, "Doo-little," "Hardnox," "Wisefox," and "Streetwalker" colleges, there being twelve members from each college, who took part In hazing the freshman. The 100-yard stunt including chewing five yards of string at which there was attached a marshmallow. The aquatic event consisted of boys hopping across the room with a glass of water, and the rest included "putting te shot," and blowing a paper bag along the floor. Each college also had its favorite yell which went to make the stunts still more enjoyable. The lecture room of the church was neatly trimmed for the occasion. Doolittle College won the evenf3 by four points. At the close dainty refreshments consisting of ice cream and cake were served by the social committee. The committee were: Miss M. Hahn, chairman; Miss M. Barkelew, iMiss A. Cole, Miss L. Trewin, Miss L. Hahn, Miss M. Layton, Miss L. Wiierry, Miss M. Dunavan, M. Bach, O. Dilts, Wm. Van Nest, Edward Weaver, and A. Willett. This society, which is the largest in the city, now has eighty members, eight having joined last Sunday eve-nlngi which was the beginning of Christian Endeavor week. In further observance of this week the society will have charge of the midweek prayer meeting tomorrow evening. The president, R. G. Doeringer, will lead the service. THE FUNERAL OF MRS. A. A. WARD Aged Mother of Fernando Ward, of this City, Died at Home in Elizabeth Mrs. Mary J. Ward, of Elizabeth, mother of Fernando M. Ward, of East Fifth street, this city, died Saturday night at her home, 211 South Broad street, aged eighty years. She leaves three children, Fernando M. Ward, of this city; Walter B. Ward, of New York, and Mrs. E. B. Stout, of Washington, D. C. Also two brothers, William C. Marshall, of Ovid, N. Y., and George W. Marshall, of Newark, and a "sister, Miss A. S. Marshall, of Elizabeth, with whom she had lived for many years. She was the widow of A. A. Ward, who was the first warden of the Union county jail in Elizabeth, and held office over fifty years ago. Mrs. Ward was a native of Schoharie county, New York, and in early life ived near Richfield Springs, N. Y. The family moved to Wheat-sheaf, near Roselle, about fifty-five years ago, and owned the farm there, which they later sold to the father of former Governor William Sulzer, of New York. Mr. Sulzer was a friend of the family and an associate of the sons of Mr. and Mrs. Ward for years in their youth. Mrs. Ward was married in Wheat-sheaf, but after the family sold the farm she and her husband moved to Elizabeth, and her husband was appointed about that time for warden of the jail. Her husband was the organizer of the Y. M. C. A. in Elizabeth and was prominent in politics with a prospect of being one of the powers in the State, but he died quite yoking. Mrs. Ward was deeply Interested in church work and was a member of Trinity Episcopal church of Elizabeth. She was one of the directresses of the Old Ladies' Home in Elizabeth. The funeraj was held this afternoon at her late home, and was conducted by the Rev. J. J. Baer. The burial was made in Evergreen Cemetery, Elizabeth. BANKS ASK FOR CITY DEPOSITS A. J. Brunson of the First National Bank, and E. F. Feickert of the State Trust Company sent communications to the common council last night asking that the city treasurer be authorized to deposit some of the corporation funds in their banks. The communications were referred to the finance committee. It is said that the city treasurer is asked to give a bond and that it ia up to him to care for the public monies as he may choose. William F. Arnold, city treasurer, has always carried the bulk of the city money in his own institution, the City National Bank, although some Is deposited with the First National Bank, PRINCETON CLUB HELD A SMOKER About Thirty Members Spent an Enjoyable Evening at Truell Inn PLANS WERE DISCUSSED Event Was Held Under the Auspices of the Executive Committee To Hold Election and Annual Dinner in May About thirty members of the Princeton Club of this city, enjoyed a smoker at Truell Inn on Park avenue, last night, which brought vividly to mind some of the good old college days when the boys met under just such circumstances as the event of last evening. The smoker was held under the auspices of the executive committee of the club to talk over some matters needing the attention of the members. The tea room was given over to the use of the former orange and black college boys, where they were seated at small tables and enjoyed a collation. The . evening resounded with the true spirit of college days and speeches made by several members were enjoyed. The officers of the club are: President, James Murray; secretary, Albert D. Beers, and treasurer, P. A. Ransome. The annual meeting and electfon of officers will take place next May. The members of the executive committee are: James Murray, Burt Beers, Henry Cochran, P. A. Ransome, Joseph Van Deventer, Dr. F. E. DuBois, Knox Taylor, Samuel Carter, Allan Randolph and Brown Rol-ston. TYLER AGAIN HEAD OF SCHOOL BOARD Csminiilees Appointed and Eilis Ordered Paid Gat $60,000 from State The Board of Education met in its regular monthly session last evening. A. A. Tilney, a new member recently appointed by the Mayor, was Introduced to the board. The board organized as follows: W. S. Tyler, president; Floyd T. Woodhull, vice president. The following committees were appointed by the president: Teachers and Text Books Herges, Tyler Cox. Books, Stationery and Supplies Tilney, Cox, Tyler. Buildings and Repairs Tyler, Woodhull, Hedges. Flnance Woodhull, Hedges, Tilney. Fuel, Cox, Tilney, Wood-hull. Bills were paid amounting to $2,-073.72. Report was received from County Superintendent J. J. Savitz, stating that he had forwarded to the Custodian of School Moneys 90 per cent, of the State school money, amounting to $60,028.52. Mr. Tyler and Mr. Woodhull were elected members of the board of school estimate. After some routine work in the reports of various committees, the board adjourned. PROTECTIVE LEAGUE IELD MEETING Plainfield "Big Sister" Organization Elects Officers and Plans for Social Time The Girls' Protective League held Its second meeting last evening at Hope chapel, where the organization was completed. Five new members were added, making a membership of about thirty. Officers elected were as follows: President, Mrs. George Marsh; vice president, Miss Lena Beeker: secretary. Miss Dunham, and treasurer, Miss Josephine. Mrs. C. W. Montfort is the director. At the close of the business meet ing there was an address by Mrs. Grace Williams, of special interest to the girls. It was voted to hold the sessions twice a month on the flret and third Tuesdays, the next meet ing on February 17, to be held In the form of a social at which the j members will extend a cordial invi- I tation to all their friends to attend, j The first meeting of each month will . be devoted to business only. The evening closed with the girls enjoying a basketball game. NEW FIRE ALARM BOX Citizens of East Second street, near Wylie avenue, petitioned the council last night for a nre alarm box in that locality. The request waa j granted. BETSY ROSS' HOUSE BARELY SAVED IN FIRE By United Press: Philadelphia, Feb. 3. Fire In the heart of the wholesale business district swept through three five story buildings this morning, left a group of other buildings badly charred, and for a time threatened to spread int the oil warehouse section extending to the Delaware river. The damage is estimated at about $300,000. Only by the greatest ef fort was the historic old Betsy Ross MEXICO CITY IN By United Press: Menaced on both east and north by the rebels, Mexico City was considered today in a precarious position. In the opinion of military dinloma- tic attaches here the end of Gentral Huerta's military power is in sight. This, of necessity, means the collapse of his claim to the provisional presidency. CHICAGO WOMEN REGISTERING TO VOTE By United PreBs: Chicago, Feb. 3. With flying squads of trained nurses provided to care for their babies, and womei election officials, rugs, flowers and the odor of perfume in the polling places, Chicago women be'san today registering for the aldermanic pri maries to be held February 24. SAY BECKER WILL HAVE NEW TRIAL By United Press: New York, Feb. 8. A persistent rumor, source of which has been impossible to trace, was current about the county court house today that former Lieutenant Charles Becker, now in the death house at Sing Sing, awaiting execution for the murder of Gambler Herman Rosenthal, had won hi3 fight for a new trial. The report was that the decision favoring him would be handed down, today. When Chief Judge Bartlett, of the Court of Appeals, was asked about a similar rumor yesterday, he refused to discuss the Becker case. HAYTIEN REBEL DEFEATS RIVAL By United Press: Washington, Feb. 3. After two days' fighting, Oreste Zamor, Hay-tien rebel, has defeated and put to flight his rebel rival, Davilmar Theodore, according to wireless despatches from U. S. S. Eagle. Zamor la now in possession of Gonaives, and Theodore is fleeing north. While retreating with his forces, Theodore set fire to part of the town of Gonaives. POSTPONES SENTENCE OF WILLIAM WILLETT By United Press: New York, Feb. 2. -The sentencing of William Willett, convicted of buying his nomination for the Supreme Court, was postponed by Justice Jaycox for twenty-four hours. INJURED IN RAILROAD CRASH By United Press: St. Louis, Mo., Feb. 3. At least ten persons were injured, 6om! seriously, when a Wabash train, inbound from Chicago, crashed Into the rear of a Chicago and Alton train, in North St. Louis. Other news of the world on lnvtde pages. MUHLENBERG ALUMNAE HELD A SfEETTNG A meeting of the Alumnae Association of the Muhlenberg Hospital was held, yesterday afternoon, at the Nurses' Home with the president, Mrs. Ralph Davidson, presiding. Little business was transacted. The nurses are awaiting the decision of the Board of Governors of the Hospital in reference to granting a room for the use of nurses who are HI. To Hold Turkey Supper A turkey supper will be held by the Women's Society of the Seventh Day Baptist ehurch tomorrow even- ling. IN PHILADELPHI house, where the first American flag was made, saved. The fire destroyed the tinware factory of C. P. Potter & Co.. Second street, above Arch. It swept through to the paper box factory of the Blake Borough Paper Co., on North Third street, . and attacked the wholesale grocery warehouse of WMHiam Butler & Co.. on Arch street. The entlr available fire fighting force had to ba utilized to contiol the flames. PRECARIOUS POSITION General Maas, Federal leader, on a rush order from General Blanquet, minister of war, was today hurrying to the defense of Torreon, on the north, on which the Constitutional ists are marching. The crack Fifth Regiment of the capital was being loaded on a special train for Vera Cruz, to combat the rebels in Caxlca to the east. Before the books close at nine o'clock tonight, at least 125,000 women will have accepted their first opportunity to legister, and at least that many more will put their names on the books on March 17, the last day of registration before election, April 7. ANOTHER BDFFOM CHILD IS DEAD By United Press: Little Falls, N. Y., Feb. 3. With Mrs. Cynthia Buffum, aged 39, held here, charged with the murder of her husband, Willis Buffum, by arsenical poisoning, a second child of the woman died today of the effects of the drug. Laura, aged 12, and Norrls, aged five, both died soon after the death of their father, also showing symptoms of poisoning. Ernest Frahm, a young farmer, is charged with murder, and will be tried with Mrs. Buffum. The State will charge that they conspired to do away with the husband and children so that they might be free to marry. RATES TO INCREASE RAILROAD EARNINGS By United Press: Washington, Feb. 3. The Inter-State Commerce Commission again today threw light on the attitude which it has adopted so far as tho Eastern railroad plea for permission to increase freight rates five per cent. Addressing railroads and shippers today, Commissioner Harlan, acting for his colleagues, specified the various free delivery services now granted shippers, and declared that the commission would shortly set a date for hearing on the question of making reasonable charges for such services, the intention being that in this added revenue, the railroads plea for insufficient earnings might partially be met. HEARING IN GRAFT CHARGES By United Press: New York, Feb. 3. Attorney General Carmody was expected as the first witness today in the grand Jury hearing into the charges of graft in connection with an award of contracts for the Catskill aqueduct and State canals. Carmody will be asked questions about the act of the Canal Board during 1912-13, in reference to the awarding of contracts to firms which were not the lowest bidders. VALENTINE FAIIi BY WOMEN'S GUILD A valentine fair, cake and candy sale will be given on Monday afternoon, February ninth, by The Young Women's Guild of Grace church in the Parish House from two until six o'clock. Tea will also be served. Proceeds of this sale are to be sent to Bishop Thomas, of Wyoming. A large attendance Is desired. Mr. Tltsworth Improving J. B. Tltsworth, of Madison avenue, who has been ill for a long time was able to come downstaiis from his room last evening and take dinner with hh family for the first time,

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