The Courier-News from Bridgewater, New Jersey on July 29, 1914 · Page 1
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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Wednesday, July 29, 1914
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AVERAGE DAILY CHICULATION LAST WEEK, 6,103 . V WEATHER FORECAST Fair tonight and Thursday; moderate temperature. Maximum 69; minimum 64. COTTBIFB Established October 8, 18tJ. NEWS Established June 2. 1884. PLAINFIELD, NEW JERSEY, WEDNESDAY, JULY 29, 1014 PRICE TWO CENr WILL ARGUE APPEAL SEPT. 8 . 0W A mW fc. w m m. m mm 12 PASES -7AP AVVXAy AXAAy V XJ AAvO r2M EAST ENDERS WANT SCHOOL Was Stated at Meeting Last Night that Additional Facilities Are Necessary BAND CONCERT FRIDAY NIGHT ALL-EUROPE READY FOR WAR-INVASION OF -SERYIA IMMINENT Dreier Will Case Win Come Before Prerogative Court On that Date WILL END LITIGATION Case Has Been Before the Courts for Past Three Years Objection la Made to Executors Handling of Estate The appeal taken from Judge Connolly's decision handed down several months ago in the Orphans' Court, approving: the accounting- of the executors of the estate of the late Samuel Dreier, and dismissing the thirty odd exceptions taken to it hy the decedent's daughter, Mrs. Bertha Sen-ger, will he argued in the Prerogative Court at Trenton September 8. This is in accordance with notice sent to former Prosecutor Wilson yesterday. He is counsel for Mrs. fienger. Former Judge William Newcorn, of Plainfield, will appear for the executors, Garret and Harry Dreier, two of the testator's sona. The notification waa from the Chancellor. He has assigned Vice Chancellor Backes as Vice-Ordinary to sit in the case. This action will terminate litigation over the suit which has been in the county courts for more than three years. During that time it has been marked by muchbltternessbetween the heirs.The exceptions allege misuse of the estate funds in paying excessively for repairs to the estate, which is comprised of nearly $100,000 worth of real estate and dwellings, and having repairs made when they were not seeded. Mr. Dreier's will specified that none of the property was to be sold until fifteen years after his death. The rents and other increment was to be put into a fund and divided Among the legatees at that time. Garret and Harry Dreier were named as executors. They were to pay the taxes on the property, keep up the Insurance and make the necessary repairs. The first contest came when an order was sought to sell some of the property to pay the personal debts and funeral expenses left by the decedent and which he had not made provision for. In the liabilities was a $2,000 note held by Garret Dreier, which Mrs. Senger alleged was in valid. That was the basis of her opposition. The order was made, how ever, after suit had been brought.and a judgment for the amount awarded against the estate. To satisfy the Judgment, the sale was necessary. Soon after, the accounting of their stewardship was filed In the court by the executors and the exceptions were then filed by. Mrs. Dreier who 60ught to have her brothers pay hack into the estate the money she accused them of spending unneces-earily and also to have them re moved. After several hearings Judge Connolly decided against her. The appeal was then taken to the higher court. PRINCE WILL SEEK CONGRESSIONAL HONORS Special to the CourierNews: Trenton, July 2 9. Friends of former Senate President John D. Prince, of Passaic County, at the State House today declared that Mr. Prince will officially announce his candidacy in a short time for the Republican nomination for Congress In the Sixth District. For some time there has been talk of ex-Benator Prince as a candidate, but this is the first intimation that he Is really going to run. Dr. Prince lives in the northern section of Passaic County which with Bergen, Sussex and Warren counties, comprises the Sixth District. He will be opposed af the Primaries by Major S. Wood Mc-Clave. Judge Henry Hunt and Henry Huston, of Sussex, and John I. Blair Reiley, of Warren, are also talked of as Republican candidates. FATAL EXPLOSION OF OIL TANK One man was injured seriously and hundreds of persons frightened when a 6,000 barrel tank containing ater and naphtha belonging to the "Warner-Quinlan Asphalt Company exploded yesterday at Linden, N. J. Alexander Fedor, engineer at the Plant, is in the General. Hospital in Elizaheth suffering from burns and 'ill probably die. The explosion was heard for miles. Windows and dishes In houses in Elizabeth, Rahway and remote sections of Linden were rattled, causing many persons to think there had heen an earthquake. A new system of tanks were "being tested. It is helieved Fedor took a lantern and mounted the tank to ascertain how Dear it was full when the explosion followed. SWEDISH GIRL wanted for gen-ral housework; must he good cook. Call evenings, 1220 Park avenue 7-23-tf WILL APPEAL TO BOARD Councilman Claybrook Says Board Will Not Sanction Erection of Another Building for Two Years Residents of the East End feel that they have been neglected in th matter of educational facilities, according to the sentiment displayed in talks at the meeting of the East End residents held in the Netberwood Reformed church last night. The meeting was called to discuss ways and means of having the Board of Education and Board of School Estimate see the wisdom of erecting a school house near Leland avenue for the convenience of over 400 children in that section now attending school. It was stated that the Lincoln school is too far away for the little folks to travel, especially in winter storms, and further that the school is inadequate to care for a large num ber of children,. The meeting resulted in the appointment of a committee of five to organize an East End association, the objects of which will be to contend for the rights of the East End in all civic matters. The meeting although not largely attended was an enthusiastic one. The Rev. Edward S. Ralston, pastor of the Netherwood Reformed church, was elected chairman of the meeting, with Arthur Humble as secretary. The Rev. Mr. Ralston stated the purpose of the meeting. He said that the Lincoln school on Berkman street was too far away to be attended by the children in the extreme East End. He also deplored the crowded conditions, and declared that because of the rapid growth of the East End there is urgent need for a new school. He said that the petition circulated recently to be presented to the Board of Education, asking for the erection of a new Bchool, was signed by nearly everyone in the section. E. W. Hughes said: "In regard to schools I have heard the superintendent of the Plainfield schools say, 'Plainfield's schools are its best advertisement.' I do not believe that he has been a resident of Netherwood. The children have a long way to travel to the Lincoln school, and especially on rainy or cold days. By dividing the sessions my children are never home together except on Saturdays. "What good is a high school if the children do not receive a proper primary and grammar school education?" It seemed to be the concensus of opinion that the Netherwood Reformed church would be an appropriate place for the smaller children, as it is the only place available in the Netherwood section. Councilman R. A. Claybrook, a (Continued on Page Four). SENTENCED FOR HAVING CONCEALED WEAPONS Convicted of carrying concealed weapons, Valentine Schmidt was this morning sentenced in the Eliza beth courts to five months' imprisonment and August Simansen, who had pleaded guilty, to two months. The two men were arrested at Fanwood Station on Saturday, July 4 by Police Marshal W. J. Logan, who found them in possession of 300 cartridges and automatic pump guns. They said they came from Philadelphia and were on their way to New York where they Intended to take ship for Russia. WILLLiM H. DUMONT William H. Dumont, whose fu neral was held this week at the family home in Madison, was the father of Mrs. Andrew G. Slevin, of this city. Several newspapers Jn this State, in publishing the account of the death and funeral, stated in er ror that his daughter was Mrs. Andrew Feldin. of Plainfield. . Purchases Store In Bronx Constantino Pantazi, of the firm of Pantazi Bros., Park avenue, this city, has purchased a confectionery store on Prospect avenue, Bronx, New York. James Pantazi will remain in charge of the Plainfield store. Engagement Announced Mr. and Mrs. William Mosher, of East Seventh street, this city announce the engagement of their daughter Ethel to Fred Landsberger, formerly of Pittsburg, Pa., but now of East Fifth street, this city. - Don't forget Midsummer sale of bicycles and bicycle tires at Leo Zeisel's, 222 West Front street. Your opportunity to buy a high-grade guaranteed bika at a reduction Ady, JUNIORS' CLUB HOUSE TO OPEN Building Will be Ready for Occupancy Next Saturday Afternoon ALL JUNIORS MAY JOIN Plainfield Now Boasts Four Club Houses Conducted Under the Auspices of Fraternal Organizations The formal opening of the newly purchased Jr. O. U. A. M. club house at 311 East Front street, formerly known as the Bird property, and before that the Society of Friends school house, next Saturday afternoon, will be the starting of what promises to be one of the most flourishing fraternal order clubs in this city. The club house was purchased by Franklin Council, No. 41, Jr. O. TJ. A. M., but is open to all Jr. O. U. A. M. members in the city of Plainfield. The members of Franklin Council desire to impress the fact that all Juniors are welcome to become members of this organization. It will be conducted expressly for the entertainment and recreation of "Juniors," and on strictly moral lines. It will be a place to spend a quiet evening amid the pleasant surroundings of fraternal brotherhood. Up to the present lime over 140 Juniors have signed the membership list of the club, and at the next meeting, to be held tomorrow night at the club house, further plans for (Continued en Page Eleven ROMANCE ENDS IN WEDDING Miss Terrington, of England, Becomes Bride of L. F. Bennett, of this City A pretty home wedding was the culmination of a romance whieh started in Halifax, Yorkshire, England, many years ago, when Miss Gertrude Terrington, of that place, became the bride of Leonard Foster Bennett, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Bennett, at the home of the latte., 925 South avenue, 8 o'clock last night. The couple were married by the Rev. John Y. Broek, pastor of Trinity Reformed church. The bride arrived in this city from England a few days ago. When they were children they attended school together and were playmates. Eleven years ago the bridegroom came to this country with his parents. Four years ago he returned to England to visit his old home, and incidentally his playmate. They found that childhood's affection had developed into maturer love and became engaged. Mr. Bennett had not seen his bride-to-be since that time until her arrival in this country before the wedding. The bride was given in marriage by her grandfather, Alfred Sutcliff, of Philadelphia. The bride was attended by Miss Hilda Bennett, a sister of the bridegroom, as maid of honor. ' John William Caulfleld, a cousin of the bridegroom, of Lowell, Mass., was best man. George Bennett, brother of the bridegroom, and George Broadbent, brother-in-law of the bridegroom, were ushers. The bridal party entered the parlor to the strains of a wedding march played by Mr. Moke, at the piano, and E. D. Young, cornetist. The bride wore a pretty white mescaline gown ana carried a bouquet of bride roses. The maid of honor wore a pink messaline gown and carried a bouquet of pink roses. Following the ' ceremony dinner was served and a reception was held. Over one hundred relatives and friends. Including the entire membership of the Dutch Arma Concert Band, were present. The bridegroom is a member of the band, which played throughout the evening. The rooms of the house were beautifully decorated in pink and white, comprising flowers, palms and bunting. Decorations were by Stanley. The bridegroom since living in this city has acquired a large circle of friends. He Is employed as a machinist in the Scott Press Works, and is a member of Trafalgar Lodge, No. 506, Order 6ons of St. George. Mr. and Mrs. Bennett left late in the evening for Asbury Park where their honeymoon will be spent. Upon their return they will be at home, to their friends at 925 South avenue. The couple received many beautiful and useful presents. Courier-News want ads go Into about every nook and corner of this city. Lost something? Found something? Want to sell something? Get next to the greatest number of people right off. The cost will be trifling. Results are almost always sure and without loss of time. Adv, West End Civic Association Arranges for Another Musical Treat COMMITTEE ENCOURAGED Looks for Sufficient Interest In This Popular Form of Amusement to Make It a Weekly Affair i i The second of the open-air concerts by the Dutch Arms Band under the auspices of the West End Civic Association will be given Friday evening, weather permitting, at Monroe avenue and West Fifth street It Is the hope of the committee in charge that the second concert will prove even more popular than that of last week, when upwards of 5,000 persons from all parts of the city gathered to enjoy an evening of really good music. The program for this week, It is said, will be attractive and varied, including not only many classics, but rich assortment of lighter and popular airs. While greatly encouraged by the attendance at the initial concert, the committee in charge ardently hopes that the interest of the public will be so sustained that they might look forward to making this a regular fixture for one evening each week for the remainder of this summer and the next as well. Should the public manifest sufficient interest it is the purpose of the committee to so arrange the programs that vocalists can be brought from New York to present the newest and most melodious song hits of the hour. Plans to this effect are already under way, and their consummation alone depends upon the temper of the music lovers of the city. It is exceedingly gratifying to those in charge of last Friday's affair to note that the attendance included residents from every section of the city. Not only did Plainfield proper turn out most loyally,' but a number of persons came by street cars and motor cars from Fanwood. Westfleld, Dunellen and Bound Brook. The accessibility of the grounds makes It possible for patrons from a distance to ride direct to the grounds, and all for one fare. f Continued on Page Four.) HAY PROSECUTE WESTFIELD RESIDENT Hugh M. Smith Failed to Report Sister Was IH of Diphtheria Trenton, July 29. The State Board of Health today sent notice to the Board of Health of Westfleld, Union County, that under the law the latter board could proceed against Hugh M. Smith, of 222 Clark street, Westfleld, for failing to report to the local board that his sister was 111 of diphtheria in his home. The sister Is Miss Marguerite Smith, a young woman aged 22 years. She was first treated by Mrs. William H. Sperry, a Christian Science healer, of Cranford. The notice sent by the State Board Is based upon an opinion received from Attorney General Wescott. According to the report to the State Board by the Westfleld Board, Miss Smith had the "sore throat" from June 14 to June 20, last. Mrs. Sperry was the only one to treat her during that time. On June 21, Dr. L. G. Newman, of Westfleld, was called by Mr. Smith to prescribe for his wife's maid, and while there was asked to look at Miss Smith. He immediately diagnosed the case as dijrtitherla, reported to the local Board of Health and quarantined the house. The quarantine was maintained until June 29 The Westfleld Board reported the matter to the State Board with a request for information as to what action could be taken, and the State Board referred it to the Attorney General. Attorney General Wescott In his opinion points out that the health act of 1911 provides that every physician shall, within 12 hours, report each case of contagious disease to the local health authorities; and further provides, that every house owner or house holder who has reason to believe that any person living in any building under his control is affected by any contagious disease, shall, when no physician has professionally attended the patient, within twelve hours report the case in writing to the local health authorities. Atlantic City $2.50 Excursion Sundays August 2 and 16, via New Jersey Central, leaves Plainfield 7.58; Dunellen 7.50; Bound Brook 7.42; Somerville, 7.32 a. m. Adv. 7-29-ai 16-qt. basket of fine Jersey peaches for 11.00 at Neuman Bros. Grocery, 'Phone 760. Ad 7-38-2t CO. K WIPES ENEMY OFF HAP Local Boys Work Out Combat Problem on Battle Field at Sea Girt PRIVATE LANT PUNISHED "Rough House" Tent is Besieged' but Acting Corporal Houston and Staff Repel Invaders With Bric-a-Brac (By One of the Boys) Special to the Courier-News: Camp Fielder, Sea Girt, N. J., July 29. Rain all day Tuesday, but between showers a combat problem was worked out, and in the judgment of many. Company JC wiped the enemy off the field, firing Into them first, at about fifty yards, and if bullets had been used many of the opposing force would have been killed. It was a" short, snappy contest, lasting only five minutes, although the problem had been arranged to take from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. Company K's position was so well chosen thaMt was all over at 12.20 p. m. The members of Company K are getting more enthusiastic every day. The soreness of muscles has disappeared, and in consequence a spirit of good nature possesses the men. Versatility is a marked characteristic, and the rookies, such as Privates, Lant, French, Whitman, Pearson, Wills and Patterson, are setting a mark for the older men. j Private Lant, for being too face- tious during Monday night, was tied hand and foot in deshabille to a large flagpole at the head of K street, and it was raining some while he was there. An officer passing asked, him fool- (Continued on Paffe 4.) ALLEGED BICYCLE THIEF ARRESTED Emil Hersh, of Watchung, Jailed for Taking Plain-field Man's Wheel With the arrest of Emil Hersh, fourteen years old, of Watchung, charged with stealing a bicycle, the North Plainfield township authorities believe they have solved the mystery of many petty robberies which have been committed in the township. It was through mere accident that the Hersh boy was found with the stolen bicycle in Somerville, yesterday afternoon, by Constable Henry Allen, who was called to the county seat on business. Hersh stole the wheel from a Plainfield Italian, who had left it along a highway near Watchung on Sunday last. The boy snapped the lock and chain, and rode away, and had not been seen until yesterday, when the Township constable observed him riding in an automobile of the Zeek Bakery Company. He had the wheel with him, homeward bound from Somerville. It is 6ald that Hersh met with an accident while riding the stolen wheel down one of Somerset county's steep hills, and that he had been a patient in the Somerville hospital for a day or two. Chief of Police George Cooper arrested the boy at his home last night upon information furnished by Constable Allen, and Allen brought the youth to the North Plainfield police station, where he will be held for trial before Mayor Anderson at Watchung tonight. After being put through the third degree, yesterday, Hersh admitted stealing the wheel, and said that he has several other whels at his home, but would not tell where he got them. This Is not the first time the boy has been accused of larceny. He has two brothers, one now serving a term in Rahway, and the other at Jamesburg Reformatory for petty robberies committed in Plain-field and NoTth Plainfield. His parents reside in Watchung. His father is employed here In a bakery. Columbia Demonstration Records 25c While they last. New Jersey Piano Co., 311 West Front street. Adv. Jersey and Georgia peaehes, table plums, pineapples, blackberries, blueberries and muskmelons at Neuman Bros.' Grocery, 'Phone 760. Adv. 7-28-2k By United Press:' London, July 29. Advices from the war zone declare that Servia and Austria are concentrating for the first battle. Austrian forces are advancing from Bosnia and Hungary. Servian forces are concentrating and will form a junction with Montenegran forces. - Austrian troops are being rapidly concentrated on the border and invasion of Servia is expected. By United Press:' - - London, July 29. Czar Nicholas has personally communicated with Kaiser Wilhelm of the position of Russia in the Austro-Servian conflict and informed him that an invasion of Servia will be followed by Russian interference. In the House of Commons Premier Asquith today declared: "This is a moment of extreme gravity to the British Government. Everything possible is being done to circumscribe the war1 area. By United Press: . - Luxemburg, Germany, July 29. Heavy details of French troops are being concentrated along the frontier according to reports received this morning. By United Press: Dresden, July 29. Saxon troops were today recalled from field maneuvers which have been in progress. By United Press: Vienna, July 29. The Austrian war office today Issued the first official war bulletin giving an account of the blowing up of a railroad fridge between Semlin and Belgrade over the Save river. One official report says that the bridge was destroyed by Servian troops. By United Press: ' Berlin, July 29. Orders of the mobilizing of the German army were CRIPPEN MURDER CASE IS PARALLELED By United Press: Tanworth, Out., July 29.: After circumstances that parallel with the Crippen murder case, the body of Miss Blanche York missing Blnce July 7, was found early today buried in the cellar of the house lately occupied by Dr. C. K. Robinson. This physician, it is said, she consulted on the day of her disappearance. The whereabouts of Dr. Robinson are unknown. A warrant has been' Issued for his arrest. HUNDRED KILLED IN BOMB EXPLOSION By United Press: Madrid, July 29. One hundred persons were reported dead as the result of a bomb explosion last night at Padela, according to report received here today. No details of the explosion have heen received. Other news of the world on, intldt pages. ' MOTORCYCLE AND AUTO' COLLIDE AT PERTH AMBOY Nicholas Montell, of Newark, riding a Flying Merkle motorcycle, had a collision with J. Fertig, of New Brunswick, who is well known in this city and was driving a runabout automobile, the license number of which was 26,464 N. J., at the corner of Broad and Front streets, Perth Ambay, Sunday afternoon. The au-toist had stopped his car to obtain Information about direction, and In starting he backed his machine. The motorcyclist was running toward him moderately and taken unawares, he was hit by the auto before he could stop or turn aside. He was thrown to the road, but was unhurt. The tire was knocked off the automobile and the mudguard. of the motorcycle was jammed against the tire. It was necessary to remove the guard to run the motorcycle again. QUIETLY WEDDED THIS AFTERNOON Miss Julia Urban, ef Prescott Place, became the bride this afternoon of Joseph Bishop, also of this city. It was a quiet affair, only immediate members of the family witnessing the ceremon. Following a reception the happy couple left on a short wedding trip, and upon their return will reside in this city, - - Modern, dances at The Rltz tonight. The privilege of the floor Is extended to patrons of The Ritz wishing to dance.--Adv, issued today. This will be promulgated at the first official information of warlike movements on the part of Russia. German diplomatic officials in St. Petersburg are in constant secret communication with the government uci c j. lixtj xvoiaisi aiiii i ,.?ir mm v m hi-- mi. in personal communication also was confirmed this afternoon when it was learned that telegrams between the two monarchs crossed In transmission- It is assumed by officials that this makes extreme effort to localize the war between Austria and Servia. The Crown Prince arrived at Potsdam today in response to summons by the Kaiser. Owing to the critical financial situation the banks of Berlin today announced suspension of monthly settlement. ' The troops are all equipped for field service and ready to move at a moment's notice. Berlin papers were not permitted to print news of the situation today. The discovery of the body was made when a merchant from whom Dr. Robinson had purchased furniture obtained court order to recover ment. The bailiff found blood the bedstead and after further investigation found in the cellar a spot where the ground had been recently disturbed. A few minutes' digging disclosed the remains of the murdered girl. CAPE COD CANAL OPENED TO TRAFFIC By United Press: Sandwich, Mass., July 29. With a blaze of banners the Cape Cod Canal man's latest improvement n nature that will bring New England States four hours nearer Southern ports was opened to traffic today. A train headed by Roee Standards, especially chartered by August Belmont, made the trip from New Bedford to Sandwich. Great enthusiasm attends the opening of the canal. SUNDAY SCHOOLS GOING TO THE SEASHORE At 8:15 tomorrow morning- the members of Trinity Reformed, Neth- lerwood Reformed. Morconnler and Mt. Pleasant Sunday schools will en-! train for Asbury Park and enjoy a I day on the shore and in the surf. The prognostication made by those who know, is that the day will be fine and there will be fresh winds blowing. The return will be made at 7:10 in the evening. THE REV. F. L. GREENE WILL PREACH ON SUNDAY The Rev. Frederick L. Greene, pastor of Hope chapel, who is enjoying his vacation in the Adlrondacks, will return to Plainfield on Saturday night and will occupy his pulpit on Sunday morning and evening. There will be a service preparatory to communion on Wednesday evening, August 5. New members will be received at the communion service on Sunday, August 9. LOCAL JUTSICIANS AT QUAKERTOWN The Dutch Arms Band will go to Quakertown, Hunterdon county, this evening, to furnish music at a harvest festival. The band will leave Trinity church at five o'clock in a large autobus. -Do this; start today to follow carefully our little want ads. They are fall of opportunities. Make it a habit, Adr,

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