The Courier-News from Bridgewater, New Jersey on July 7, 1916 · Page 1
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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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Friday, July 7, 1916
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Average Daily Circulation Last Week, 7,019 -"jATHEIi FORECAST July 7, 1D16 ir tonight: Saturday JSly cloudy; lifting Highest yesterday . Lowest this morning 20 PASES FIRST SECTION TWELrVE 1S91 PliAIXPIELD, COURIER-NEWS, FRIDAY, JULY 7, 1916. V f Wf3--Ktn hi lsh4 Juno 3. PRICE TWO CENTS PAGES freeholder: OF COUNTY MET Question Their Own Authority to Prescribe Method of I Keeping Accounts NAMES AUTO HIRE RATES Engages Oakley & Son, of Elizabeth, to Prepare Plans for Proposed Children's Building at Bonnie Burn That the Union County Board of Freeholders is withoua authority to regulate official conduct of the elective officers of the county, Including the county clerk, surrogate, sheriff, and register of deeds, and that the board may exercise supervision and control over the accounting methods used in these offices only by the sufferance of such officials, is the substance of a report made to the board yesterday afternoon by its appropriations committee and the county attorney. The committee was instructed on June 1 to investigate the advisability of having Installed in all of the county offices a uniform system of accounting, which would correct somo !of the disadvantages of the loose 'methods of book-keeping which have ' previously prevailed. The commii-' tee, after a conference with the J county attorney, reported yesterday that it appears doubtful that the Freeholders have authority to pre-i scribe the method in which the coun-'ty's books shall be kept and asked ifor further instructions. The report 'was received and filed without ac-I tion. The committee recommended that i a proper system of book-keeping be ilald down and that the various of ficials be requested to install it in 'their respective offices, but coul of- (Continued on page eleven) ANOTHER DEATH IN HDRTT FAMILY Last of Family, the Little Son, Dies in Wiilard Hospital, New York Charles Hurtt, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hurtt, Sr., who were well known and related in thi3 city, died on Wednesday night in Wiilard Hospital, Sixteenth street, New York, in the fourth year of his age. The funeral and Interment will be held privately in this city, the Rev. Dr. C. M. Anderson, of the First Methodist Church, officiating. The death of this little fellow is the close of a sad story. His father, Charles Hurtt, was the well-known life-saver of Asbury Park, who died suddenly last October. On January 9 the only daughter of the family, Evelyn, died and the mother, brokenhearted over the bereavement that had befallen her, to which were added the sad condition of little Charles, who had suffered with spinal trouble, due to a fall, from his babyhood, died June 3. Mrs. L. G. Hurtt. of Washington avenue, was grandmother of the boy . and Miss Mary Brown, of West Sec-l ond street, was a great-aunt. EXCISE COMMISSIONERS TRAPPED BY DICTAGRAPH Following a conversation overheard by the police through a dictagraph , Adolph O. Koyen and James A. Mullen, two members of the Excise Board at New Brunswick, were arrested last night. They are alleged to have demanded $150 from Steve Miklos before granting him a saloon license. GUARDSMAN WILL WED BY MAIL :ca by difficulties, M'm Ptn8e, f Iesal gent, ot 60 Peck el Maud Ser' Private LoBa' Regiment. are to Sergeant signed a . Mlss tract in Newark yLeS""86 Cn" on the way to DougdATnd " is Private B..emen ffipft the border. When he .l?VUa? ing to Eugene H. Me"" tllJJT" Benfs lawyer, he and M ss sLf; M be legally man and wife g6nt Rosenbaum's July Clearance Sale Tomorrow is the fir?t rfav r thehT n,sal evf,';: at which tim; i5? ?' enable nS Price FvpJ f E tremdou. cut thrtfty 1 rdinar; barsains that h$iT LU immediately Wer L JhvEe ho nave attended la Page tolay."01 ad on CoS Print-! WANT CALKINS TO RUN AGAIN His Friends Want Him to Declare Himself Candidate for Re-election HE HAS MADE GOOD Most People Satisfied With His Ad-ministration. Will Not Be a No-License Candidate It is Said Friends of Mayor Calkins are making inquiries of him as to whether or not he will seek re-election this fall, and they have made it plain to him that they desire he shall do so. The Mayor has up to this time withheld his answer, but it is the intention of those who are interested in his candidacy to have him issue a statement In the near future. The Mayor is familiar with a number of projects which should be completed before he retires from the office to which he was elected two years ago. The city hall project will be started within the next few weeks, but In all probability it will not be completed before tho end of tho year, if then. Mayor Calkins Is greatly interested in this proposition and by all rules of the political gamo he should be the first Mayor to sit In the new municipal building when it is completed. The Mayor's friends do not believe that he will consider any offer to run for Mayor on tho proposition that no liquor licenses be granted, but that he will announce himself in favor of the present plan, which ha advocated consistently when a member of the council. It is pointed out that the Mayor in making a statement some months ago (Continued on Page Four) MANY INSPECT THE FERGUS CAR Demonstration Given for Benefit of Prospective Stockholders Many citizens interested in auto mobiles inspected the two Fergus motor cars at Laing's garage today. The cars are there for exhibition pur poses only. These cars are not on the market. The company that controls the American rights of the car wants to locate its factory here, because a number of local men are interested in the enterprise. The Fergus is the last word In au tomobile. The car rides easily over the roughest kinds of roads, is self-oiling and has many other features which places it in the front rank of automobiles. The car was manufactured In Belfast, Ireland, but the British Government has taken over the factory for the manufacture of munitions. The attempt to sell stock here is not a questionable scheme in any sense. Men of good reputation, well known to the peeple of this community, are at the head of the concern. No money is wanted immediately nor will any one be asked to subscribe for stock unless fully convinced that the Fergus car is all that is claimed ,for it, and that the future possibilities of the car are assured by its completeness of construction and "fool-proof features, which put it in a class by itself. All automobile owners are Invited to inspect the car. When this type of auto is placed upon the market the price will be $3,000. The company already has orders for several thousand cars. Syracuse, N. Y., and Pat-erson, N. J., want the factory, but the Plainfield men in the concern would like to loeate it here. The company has unsolicited offers for agencies from Russia, Denmark, Sweden, Santiago, Chili, New South Wales, Manila, Philippine Islands and Honolulu. BRIDE OF MILITIAMAN TO SUMMER WITH PARENTS Mrs. D. Ogden Rogers, whose wedding took place in New York Friday, June 80, has gone to pass a part of the summer witn her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Lionel Mordaunt, at Ontario, N. Y. She was Miss Mildred C. Mordaunt. Mr. Rogari, who is the son of Mr. and Mrs. N. P. Rogers, of this city, started last Sunday for the border with Troop D of the New Jersey National Guard. Luke Hopatcong $1 Excursion Every Sunday and Holiday until epimfcer 19, incl., via New Jersey testral, leaves Plainfield 9:10; Dun-ellen S:1B: Bound Brook 9:24; Som-ervihe 3:32 a. m. Adv. S-7&7 Ever Ready flashlights and batteries at Coilier's. Adv. CHURCH FESTIVAL REALIZES $250 Watchung Ave. Presbyterian C. E. Held Successful Affair on Lawn Last Night The spacious grounds surrounding the Watchung Avenue Presbyterian Church, of North Plainfield, was filled with friends of the society last night on tie occasion of the annual Christian Endeavor lawn festival. Myriads of electric lights gleamed" out their welcome and the evening with its new moon was an ideal one. From a specially arranged stand, Dutc2i Arms Band of Trinity Reformed Church, played many selec tions during the evening, the musicians being highly commended upon their renditions of the popular airs. The playing of "America" closed the program. There were prettily decorated booths for the 6ale of cake, candy, ice cream and punch, and all were splendidly patronized. Beautiful rambler roses and other flowers contributed by Jacob Kettenring, of Race street, formed the decorations. The afternoon's festival was devoted to the children and In the evening both the young people and adults were there in many numbers. Assisting the Endoavorers were members of the other organizations of the church. About $250 was realized, the receipts to be divided between the library fund and the general church fund. The festival was tho most successful one ever (held by the society. Theodore J., Martin was the general chairman and was assisted by the following committees: Cake table Mrs. J. W. Gavett, chairman; Mrs. Stlgletz, Mrs. G. Smith, Mrs. Hoagland. Mrs. Stites, Mrs. Kershaw, Mrs. Hoffman and Mrs. Newmiller. Punch tables Miss Elsie Kershaw, Norman Woolston, Norman Laurie and Marie Van Winkle. Ice cream L. J. Stites and Charles Holstein. Waitresses The Misses Blanche Martin, Ruth Miller, Jennie Smalley, Ethel Smalley, Laura Smalley.Lillian Wlegman, Viola Higglns, Gertrude Bowman, Josephine Kelderling.Mary Goodman, Ruth Marie, Mabel Haines Helen Thompson. Candy table Bertha Martin, Beatrice Bodlne, , Theresa .Hoagland and Evelyn Bacon. Recreation committee Mrs." J. O. McKelvey, Miss Dolly Bosterle and Miss Harriet Squires. Cashiers Afternoon, Mrs. Ralph O. Martin; evening, Miss Giddes. Through the courtesy of W. H. Pangborn, the children of the Children's Home were remembered with Ice cream. FOLLOWS DAUGHTER TO ETERNAL REST Mrs. Hannah . Hazen Quiet ly Passed Away Yesterday Afternoon Sweetly and quietly passing away as she sat on her wicker chair by the window of her home on Franklin place yesterday afternoon, Mrs. Hannah Elizabeth Hazen joined her beloved daughter, Mrs. Helen A. Hazen Sampson, who died here on Tuesday, June 13. It was just as she would have wished it. She had eaten lunch with her family, and then sat beside the window and passed away. Mrs. Hazen was the wife of the late Charles Philip Hazen, and tho daughter of Hewlett Peters and Elizabeth Swartout Peters, early settlers of Long Island. She was a great- granddaughter of Captain Cornelius Van Wyck, the Revolutionary hero of White Plains. She was educated in the Young Ladies Seminary of Newburg, N. Y., and spent her early married life in Brooklyn, but came to this city in the early seventies. She was a member of the Crescent Avenue Presbyterian church, and a woman of fine Christian character. She was always beloved by those who knew her, and thev are many, for she took life sweetly and tried to make it sweet for others; always optimistic and sought to show the bright side of life to everyone. She leaves one son and three daughters. The funeral will be held at her late residence on Sunday afternoon at half-past three o'clock, the Rev. Dr. John Sheridan Zelie officiating. The interment will be private. WILL PICNIC ON WATCHUNG MOUNTAINS The local lodge of B'rith Abraham will hold an outing on Sunday, July 16th. The members, with their ram ies, will leave from the junction of Somerset and Front streets at 10.30 m . Roing by autos to Mrs. Giebel- house's property on the Watchung Mountains, where they will spend the day. Abrams anniversary sale still going on. See last page, first section. Adv. Brownie Cameras, $1.00 to $13.00, at Collier's. Adv. SHARK KILLS BOY ON JERSEY SHORE 500 Bathers See Charles Binder Attacked by Man-Eater Both Legs Taken Off Spring Lake, July 7. A shark bit both legs off Charles Bruder In the surf here yesterday afternoon and in its vicious strokes otherwise wounded him so that he died soon after being taken ashore. He lived long enough, however, to tell a remarkable story of his encounter. Bruder, seventeen years old, was a bell boy in the new Essex and Sussex Hotel here. He was a very strong swimmer and always went far out beyond the life lines. The boy was about 100 yards off shore when Captain White heard him cry for aid. He saw him go under the water twice and then come up, and those two times under the water proved to be when the shark took off the legs, one at a time. Captain White and Anderson launched a boat quickly and ran out to where Bruder was trying to keep himself afloat. The water about him was stained a deep crimson and the life guards knew what had happened. They hauled the boy into the boat and hurried back to shore. Bruder's home was in Switzerland. He came here only a few weeks ago when the Essex and Sussex was opened and is not known to have any relatives in this country. A Philadelphia man was killed by a shark off Beach Haven, near Atlantic City, about a week ago. Those are the only appearances "man-eating" sharks have made in those waters. There always have been j plenty of ''blue nose" sharks, but i they have been considered harmless. The killing of Charles Bruder yesterday afternoon has caused intense excitement along the coast, and the resort owners fear that much damage will result to their business unless speedy steps are taken to rid the waters of the danger.- With that end In view patrols, already have been established by launches which make a loud exhaust noise.' Actual instances of death or injury from sharks are rare along this coast. Twenty-five years ago the late Hermann Oelrichs offered a reward of $500 to any one who could prove to him that a bather had actually been attacked by a shark. The reward was never claimed. FIRST COUNT FOR CARNIVAL QUEEN The first collection , from ballot boxes for queen of the Knights of ColumSus carnival was "made yesterday afternoon but owing to the fact that the location of the boxes had not been given the vote was veTy light. From now on the voting promises to be brisk. The prizes are on exhibition in J. J. Vartey's store window, on West Front street. Each candidate has been given 500 votes by the friend nominating her. The following is the vote cast up to six o'clock last night: Florence Hogan, 720; Kitty Conshay, 611; Dthel Browne, 6dl; Lillian Coffee, 601; Peggy Benson, 605; Kathryn i Regan, 562; Delhia Burke, 527, and Nora Regan, 533. Fifteen big shows comprise Krause's Greater aggregation. Chief among these are Captain Ashborn's big animal circus and Miss Julia Allen's biue ribbon horse show combined. A six-day period of fun and frolic is the promise made by the Knights. They declare that the carnival will eclipse anything ever attempted lo cally before. It will enliven the i town and take away the monotony of the hum-drum of everyday life. It is said to be a sure cure for the blues, and to make "dull care" take legs and. hike for the tall timbers. A trip to the carnival will mean a nigh of celebration. MAC MURRAY SIGNED $30,000 BOND ISSJE The last official act of James T. MacMurray as City Clerk of Plain-field was performed this morning when he affixed his signature to thirty school bond3 of $1,000 denomination at the office of the city treasurer. These bonds were sold at a meeting of the eouncil on Monday night. Mr. MacMurray's 'resignation was accepted at this meeting to take effect on July 15th. The reason for delaying the acceptance was the signing school bonds. Mr. MacMurray has resigned from the corporation to which he went iu Bloomfield and will take up a business in New Brunswick. He wiil live in Plainfield. TAKE NOTICE All dealers who have not received a supply of "Titewad" Bill Folds for Tuxodo, call F. J. Hayes, telephone 1771, Saturday S to 10 a. m. J. A. Fass' July clearance sale specials will be found on first page, second section, today. Adv. -Kodaks from $6.00 to $125.00, at Collier's. Adv. , . THE FUNERAL OF ARTHUR S. MOSHER Held at His Late Residence in Watchung Ave., Dr. Hudson Officiating The funeral of Arthur S. Mosher, who died at Ocean Grove on Monday last, was held at his home, 302 Watchung avenue, yesterday afternoon, and was in charge of Dr. Birney S. Hudson, pastor of the Park Avenue Baptist church, assisted by Judge William N. Runyon, superintendent of the Sunday school. Dr. Hudson spoke with marked earnestness and drew many lessons of helpfulness and spiritual uplift for the comfort of family and friends. A beautiful feature of the service was the music rendered by several of Mr. Mosher's close friends: Elmer H. Wheeler, flute; Dyckman Winck-ler, violin; Bert Harold, piano. The numbers selected were favorites of Mr. Mosher and included: Instrumental trio, "All the Way My Saviour Leads Me," flute, violin, piano; solo, "Something for Thee," William N. Runyon; solo, "Pass Me Not, O Gentle Seviour," William N. Runyon, with flute, violin and piano accompaniment. William Runyon, who was one of Mr. Mosher's closest friends, spoke on his life and character; and his remarks, given with intense feeling, moved the heart of everyone present. He dwelt with wonderful tenderness on the rare personal qualities of him whom he called a Christian gentle man; on his loyalty to duty, his extreme conscientiousness, his gift of making and holding close friendships and his great love for his family and home. Mr. Runyon spoke with marked feeling of his delight in music and of his talent as a gifted musician; of the wonderful sermons he had preached by the divine inspiration of his violin. The 6ervice was extremely impressive and the large number present were greatly affected. The American Bank Note Company, with which Mr. Mosher had been connected for twelve years, was represented by several of Its officers and clerks. The beautiful flowers completely filled the room and represented the friendship and appreciation of immediate friends and business associates. There - were splendid set pieces from the Park Avenue Baptist church and Sunday school and the American Bank Note Company. Interment was made in Hillside Cemetery. The pall-bearers were those who with Mr. Mosher comprised the instrumental Quintette: Dr. Harvey Buchanan, Elmer H. Wheeler, Bert Harold, Dyckman Winckler and Judge William N. Runyon. WANT RECRUITS FOR N.J. REGIMENTS Gen. Sadler Gets Order to Put First, Fourth and Fifth on War Footing State Camp, Sea Girt, July 7. Adjt-Gen. Sadler has received a telegram from Governors Island instructing him to make arrangements to recruit the First , Fourth and Fifth Infantry regiments, which left last week for the Mexican border. All three commands went with many more men than are provided for on a peace footing, hut not up to war strength. Pending definite Instructions as to the opening of recruiting stations In Newark, Jersey City, Paterson and other north Jersey cities, the Adjutant-General is preparing a list of available officers in the guard to do this work. Battery C, at East Orange, has been recruited almost to war strength. As soon as Capt. Edward C. James reports that his men have been fully equipped the command will be sent to Tobyhanna, Pa., for training. THE FUNERAL OF MRS. T. T. BARRETT The funeral of Mrs. Eliza Bagot Doane Barrett, wife of the late Thomas Townsend Barrett, who died on Tuesday, was held this morn- ; ing at the residence of her son, John I Y. Barrett, of Regent street, the Rev. j Harold St. George Burrill, rector cf jthe Church of the Holy Cross, officiating. There was a largo gather ing of relatives and friends and there were many beautiful floral tributes. The bearers were: John Y., Ernest B. and Thomas TV Barrett; Samuel Wygant, Clyde and Burnett Doane. The interment was made ia Hillside Cemetery. Temperature Report ' The temperature report from The State Trust Company: 9 a. m., 70 degrees; 11 a. m., 87 degrees; 1 p. m., 90 degrees." Read abont Rosenbaum's clearance sale on last page, today's issue. Adv. Eastman N. C. fims (autographic) at Collier's Adv. BRITISH RESUME THEIR GREAT OFFENSIVE ON THE GERMAN FRONT By United Press:' London, July 7. British troops resumed their great offensive against the Germans at dawn today with simultaneous smashes against the German line on a wide front. An official statement by General Haig at 2.45 this afternoon tells of a striking British success east of La Boiselle, j where 1 ,000 yards of German eral important positions captured. "This morning we resumed a vigorous offensive, reported General Haig. "The Germans at once launched heavy attacks against our new trenches near the Ancre brook, and north of Fricourt, resulting in violent fighting between the Ancre and Montauban, and in the vicinity of La Boiselle and Contalmaison. Several important successes were gained. "East of La Boiselle severe fighting occurred with heavy enemy casualties. We captured 1 ,000 yards of a German trench. Northwest of Thiepval the enemy temporarily regained 200 yards of lost ground." MEXICO ASKS U. S. TO By United Press: Washington, July 7 Mexican Ambassador Arredondo, acting on in- ; struction from Mexico City, today no tified the State Department that a large Villista band attacked the Car-ranza garrison at Corraliooa, near PRESIDENT WORKING OUT By United Press: Washington, July 7 The American-Mexican situation today changed from one that contemplated war, to one that contemplates rehabilitation of Carranza 's country. How to bring peace and prosperity out of the Mexican dhaos was the problem be AMERICANS FLEEING FROM MEXICAN CITY By United Press: Eagle Pass, Tex., July 7 Scores of American residents of Piegras Negras, opposite here, quit the Mexican city today, fearing attacks by a large force of Carranzistas concentrated there. The Mexican troops are unruly and have with them large forces of Yaqui Indians, In camp on the outskirts of the city. Today Generals Murgia and Cos arrived with a force of 500 to 2,000 soldiers. ENGLAND AND GERMANY EXCHANGE PRISONERS By United Press: Copenhagen, July 7 England and Germany have agreed to an exhange of civilian prisoners, according to information received here today. The exchange will affect many thousand Germans interned in England after the Lusitania sinking, and a large number of English civilians in German internment camps. GERMAN AIR SQUADRON BOMBARDED LURE By United Press: Paris, July 7. The open town of Lure was bombarded by a German air squadron, and eleven women and children killed, and three wounded. The Wat Office says the French will reserve reprisals until later. NO CHILDREN VISITORS AT MORRIS PLAINS Medical Director B. D. Evans of the New Jersey State Hospital at Morris Plains, has issued an order that owing to the spread of infantile paralysis children will not be allowed to visit the hospital until further notice. This action is taken in the interest of the public health. Parents bringing children to the hospital with them during the epidemic will be denied admittance. ACCE1TS POSITION WITH FRISBIE MOTOR CO. W. B. Roacild, mechanician of the Queen City Garage, is leaving in a few days for Middletown, Conn., where he has secured a position with the Frisbie Motor Company. Mr. Ronald previously saw considerable service in the United States Navy where he held the position as Junior Ensign and was with the Squadron on it6 peace cruiso around the world. His raamy friends here wish him the best of success in his new field which he has chessn. See Rosenbaum's clearance salejanee sale. Read ad on Jf Pictures of Troop D at Sea Girt at Collier's. Adv. trenches were taken, and sev HELP DEFEND BORDER Jiminez, In the State of Chihuahua, Wednesday, almost destroying it. Fearing the band might take to the desert Carranza has asked the State Department to have the United States border watched on the United States side between Boquillas and Ojinaga, to prevent a raid. PEACE POLICY FOR MEXICO fore President Wilson and his cabinet. The cession today wa expected to mark the second step by the President in' working' "out 'his Mexican policy. (Other news of Mexico on another page). DEATH AND DESTRUCTION IN SOUTHERN STORM By United Press: Jacksonville, Fla., July 7 Twenty dead, and several million dollars property damage was today's estimate here, of the toll taken by the storm which ravaged the coast of Alabama, Louisiana and Florida for two days. Most of the dead are negroes. Special to Courier-News: New York, July 7. The Weather Bureau this morning gave out tha following: The tropical storm ia moving slowly northward. Report? are missing near the centre which la apparently in northern Mississippi. Its rain area covers most of the Southern States east of Texas. The rain is heavy in Georgia and excessive in Alabama and Eastern Mississippi. Birmingham reports 6.70 inches In the last 24 hours; ' Montgomery, 5.08 inches; Macon, 1.60; Meridian, 4.58. NO FIGHTING ON FRENCH FRONT ON SOMMZ By United Press: Paris, July 7 The lull in the fighting on the French front on both sides of the river So mme, where tht Allied offensive is under way, continued all night. The War Office reported today all calm on tht Somme front. 5 LOCAL AUTOISTS SPEED ALONG JERSEY SHORE Sand fairly flew along the coast highways yesterday when Luke Alexander and Frank Wagner motored to the seashore and back in less than eight hours. Some friends made a wager with them that they could not make the trip in that time. They did the trick in seven hours and a half and were not held up for speeding. They motored as far south a Sei Girt, expecting to see the soldieri in camp, but here they were disappointed as the men had all gone tc the border. In coming back they visited Asbury Park, Red Bank, Mat-awan and enjoyed dinner in the Atlantic Highlands. Frank even suggested to Luke that they should take a dip In the surf, but the water was too cold to suit his companion. Another trip will be made again shortly when the time records will b clipped some more. LARGE Dleasant front j nished. wfth board, In private family; : married couple preferred. 'Phone O o 5-rt. 7-7-2 1 Don't miss Robati.Ho nm-- i 7r?,i.ctM,Tes ef TroP D at Sea Girt at Collier's. Adv.

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